Denounced By Her Classmates, Anti-War Russian Teen Faces A Long Prison Term

The Russian government did not wait for the trial of Olesya Krivtsova, a 19-year-old student in the northern city of Arkhangelsk, to even begin. before adding her to its list of “terrorists and extremists”. The designation on January 10 came as Krivtsova spends her second month under house arrest, facing the possibility of more than … Read more

How to get away from cruise ship crowds

Canadian Tammy Cecco wasn’t a fan of cruising. “The thought of being on a ship with thousands of other people and not being able to get off,” she said, “was something that I wanted to avoid.” That didn’t change when Cecco, a travel magazine publisher, boarded a surprise cruise booked by her husband to renew … Read more

Fighting Wagner is like a ‘zombie movie’ says Ukrainian soldier

Near Bakhmut, Ukraine CNN — Southwest of the city of Bakhmut, Ukrainian soldiers Andriy and Borisych live in a candle-lit bunker cut into the frozen earth. For several weeks they have been confronting hundreds of fighters belonging to the Russian private military contractor Wagner throwing themselves against Ukrainian defenses. Disguised in a balaclava, Andriy recounts … Read more

As China and Russia get “closer” and Beijing invests in nuclear weapons, NATO focuses on new “friends”

Tokyo — China’s growing assertiveness and collaboration with Russia poses a threat not only to Asia but also to Europe, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday as he sought stronger cooperation and more “friends” for NATO in the Indo-Pacific region. Stoltenberg said China is increasingly investing in nuclear weapons and long-range missiles without providing transparency … Read more

Vladimir Putin is not mad, just ‘radically rational,’ says former French president – ​​POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. PARIS — Vladimir Putin is a “radically rational” leader who is betting that Western countries will grow tired of backing Ukraine and agree to a negotiated end to the conflict that will be favorable to Russia, former French President François Hollande told POLITICO. Hollande, … Read more

On Ukraine war’s front lines, troops say Russia is treating men like meat in the battle for Bakhmut

Bakhmut, eastern Ukraine — The city of Bakhmut was home to around 70,000 people before it found itself on the front line of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s unprovoked war to seize Ukrainian territory. Almost 12 months of war have left Bakhmut barely recognizable. Once renowned for sparkling wine, the small city has been reduced to … Read more

Russian Marines Just Attempted Another Frontal Assault On Ukrainian Positions Around Pavlivka. The result was predictably bloody.

An M-109 howitzer reportedly belonging to the Ukrainian army’s 72nd Mechanized Brigade. Ukrainian defense ministry photo Three months after it got wrecked trying and failing to punch through Ukrainian defenses, the Russian navy’s unhappiest marine brigade is back in action. And apparently getting beaten, again. The bewildering and tragic plight of the 155th Marine Brigade … Read more

Ukraine: Drone operators hidden in the forest are crucial to the eastern battle

Near Kreminna, Ukraine CNN — The pine forests near the city of Kreminna have become one of the hottest combat zones in the war in eastern Ukraine. Almost every weapon seems to be at work here, artillery, howitzers, tanks and mortars. But perhaps the most important is the smallest: The reconnaissance drone. Ukrainian and Russian … Read more

Putin preparing to mobilize more than 200,000 new troops to Ukraine, NATO chief warns

Russian President Vladimir Putin is preparing to mobilize more than 200,000 new troops, as he continues his relentless attacks in eastern Ukraine, NATO’s top official warned Monday.NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said there is “no sign” that the warmongering leader is “preparing for peace.”“We see the opposite. We see that they are preparing for more war, … Read more

Ukraine’s Zelenskyy says Russia’s ‘big revenge’ has begun Russia-Ukraine war News

Russia has begun its “big revenge” for Ukraine’s resistance to its invasion, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has said, as Russian forces claimed a series of incremental gains in his country’s east. Zelenskyy has been warning for weeks that Moscow aims to step up its assault on Ukraine after about two months of virtual stalemate along … Read more