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Ex-separatist commander says Russian military chief ‘criminally negligent’

(Reuters) - A former commander of pro-Russian forces in eastern Ukraine accused Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu on Friday of "criminal negligence" over Moscow's stuttering military campaign in Ukraine. "I…

Russian attacks on rail system fail to paralyse ‘lifeline of Ukraine’

By Jonathan Landay FASTIV, Ukraine (Reuters) -A salvo of missiles brought the Kremlin’s war on Ukraine to Fastiv, a quiet town abounding with flowering cherry trees and set in sweeping…

Putin tells Macron West could use its influence to stop “atrocities” in Ukraine – agencies

LONDON (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the situation in Ukraine with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron in a telephone conversation on Tuesday and urged the West to put…

U.S. accuses Russia of planning to shut down Ukrainian democracy

VIENNA (Reuters) - The United States accused Russia on Thursday of planning to short-circuit Ukrainian democracy by forcing the government from power and dismantling local authorities. "We have information that…

How long can Vladimir Putin hold on to power?

Melbourne, Apr 21 (The Conversation) As the war in Ukraine drags on and sanctions start to bite, key questions are being asked. How long can President Vladimir Putin remain in…

Moscow bars entry to Russia for UK’s Johnson, Truss, Wallace

(Reuters) -Russia's foreign ministry said on Saturday it had barred entry to the country for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, Defence Secretary Ben Wallace and 10…

Chechen chief Kadyrov says Russian forces will take Kyiv

(Reuters) -Ramzan Kadyrov, the powerful head of Russia's republic of Chechnya, said early on Monday that there will be an offensive by Russian forces not only on the besieged port…

‘Unprecedented pressure’ on Russia’s friends forces them to support its suspension from UNHRC: Kremlin

Moscow/United Nations, Apr 8 (PTI) The vote by a number of friendly countries for Russia's suspension from the United Nations Human Rights Council is the result of "unprecedented pressure" on them, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov…

Pakistan PM Imran Khan paying the price for being “disobedient” to Washington, says Russia

Moscow/Islamabad, Apr 5 (PTI) Russia has criticised the US for making "another attempt of shameless interference” into the internal affairs of Pakistan and asserted that Prime Minister Imran Khan was…

Kremlin says Putin-Zelenskiy meeting only possible once document is agreed

(Reuters) - Russia doesn't reject the possibility of a meeting between President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, but it can only happen once a document has been agreed,…

Kremlin condemns Polish comments on readiness to host nuclear weapons

(Reuters) - The Kremlin on Monday condemned comments by the leader of Poland's ruling party, who said Warsaw would be open to having U.S. nuclear weapons on its soil and…

War in Ukraine due to aggression of Russian leadership, President Putin: White House

Washington, Apr 2 (PTI) The ongoing war in Ukraine that has displaced millions of people is a result of the aggression of the Russian leadership and its president Vladimir Putin,…