The explosion rocked Russian-occupied Sevastopol as fighting rages in eastern Ukraine

The explosion rocked Russian-occupied Sevastopol as fighting rages in eastern Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he has not ruled out that fighting in Ukraine could turn into a “long process”, while Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy says Ukraine will not leave any of its citizens under Russian occupation. Live briefing: Russian invasion of Ukraine RFE/RL Live briefing brings you all the latest on the ongoing Russian … Read more

The latest news on Russia and the war in Ukraine

The latest news on Russia and the war in Ukraine

Ukraine faces “significant” electricity shortages, grid operator says An emergency power cut was implemented in Ukraine on Thursday as the national energy operator struggles following repeated Russian bombing of the country’s power grid. “Since December 8 at 11:00 a.m., the system has had a significant lack of electricity due to damage caused by missile strikes … Read more

Vladimir Putin is preparing to flee to Venezuela as Russia implodes, former adviser Abbas Gallyamov says

Vladimir Putin is preparing to flee to Venezuela as Russia implodes, former adviser Abbas Gallyamov says

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his cronies already have a plan in place to flee the country once things get out of hand, a former adviser to the Russian president has said. Abbas Gallyamov, a former Putin speechwriter, made the stunning claim on Telegram early Wednesday morning, citing an unnamed source he said had “insider” … Read more

Vladimir Putin is preparing to flee to Venezuela as Russia implodes, former adviser Abbas Gallyamov says

Vladimir Putin is preparing to flee to Venezuela as Russia implodes, former adviser Abbas Gallyamov says

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his cronies already have a plan in place to flee the country once things get out of hand, a former adviser to the Russian president has said. Abbas Gallyamov, a former Putin speechwriter, made the stunning claim on Telegram early Wednesday morning, citing an unnamed source who he said had … Read more

Ukraine war: Belarus fears attack, Putin admits ‘long’ conflict, Ukrainians ‘colossal’ suffering

Ukraine war: Belarus fears attack, Putin admits ‘long’ conflict, Ukrainians ‘colossal’ suffering

1. Belarus is moving military equipment near Ukraine, which is causing concern Belarus announced plans to move military equipment and forces on Wednesday and Thursday as part of what it described as an “anti-terrorist exercise”. “During this period, the transfer of military equipment and personnel of the national security forces is planned,” the country’s Security … Read more

Hungary vetoes aid to Ukraine, EU seeks alternative solution – POLITICO

Hungary vetoes aid to Ukraine, EU seeks alternative solution – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. Hungary’s government blocked a deal on an 18 billion euro aid package for Ukraine on Tuesday, forcing the European Commission and other EU countries to seek alternative solutions to ensure Kyiv receives much-needed funds in January. The commission will look at how to “provide … Read more

The latest news on Russia, Ukraine and the war

The latest news on Russia, Ukraine and the war

Zelenskyy and the army chief praise the bravery of the army on Armed Forces Day Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy praised and congratulated the country’s army on the Day of the Armed Forces in the country. “Our armed forces protect their native land, and this gives the strongest possible motivation. They fight for freedom, and this … Read more

Russian oil price ceiling: Five things you need to know | Russo-Ukrainian War News

Russian oil price ceiling: Five things you need to know |  Russo-Ukrainian War News

A price cap set by the Group of Seven (G7) as well as the European Union’s outright ban on Russian offshore oil came into force on Monday as both blocs seek to reduce the Kremlin’s ability to continue funding the war in Ukraine. On Friday, the G7, the EU and Australia agreed to set a … Read more

Oil tankers on their way to Russia as export price cap begins

Oil tankers on their way to Russia as export price cap begins

Two tankers were heading to Russia on Monday expecting to be filled with Russian oil as a price cap on oil exports from a coalition of Western countries took effect. On Friday, the European Union agreed to cap the price of Russian offshore oil at $60 a barrel in a bid to limit Moscow’s revenue … Read more

Russia launches a new wave of missile attacks on Ukraine

Russia launches a new wave of missile attacks on Ukraine

Washington sees no sign that Moscow is interested in talks to end the war in Ukraine, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said. “There’s always value in diplomacy if the parties involved, and in this case Russia, are really interested in meaningful diplomacy. And what we’ve seen, at least recently, is the exact opposite,” Blinken … Read more