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Even North Korea Just Noticed Russia’s War in Ukraine ‘Isn’t

Less than a week after North Korea promised to “always stand in the same trench” with Russia, it seems even Pyongyang is losing faith in Vladimir Putin’s war machine. After promising last November to help Russia rebuild bombed out parts of occupied eastern Ukraine, North Korean authorities picked out laborers to send and then even […]

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Black box economics: Russia’s internal struggle over classified

Russian policymakers are debating whether to declassify more data as the Kremlin’s drive for secrecy leaves even seasoned observers struggling to make sense of the country’s economy. Elvira Nabiullina, Russia’s central bank governor, is leading a push to roll back most of a decision to make reams of economic data classified, taken in the early […]

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Russia’s Wagner to Send Kyiv Bodies of Soldiers Killed in Soledar

(Reuters) – The private Russian military group Wagner plans to send the bodies of Ukrainian soldiers killed in fighting in the captured town of Soledar to territory held by Ukraine, a website linked to the group’s founder Yevgeny Prigozhin reported on Saturday. Wagner said on Jan. 11 it had captured Soledar, and Russian-installed authorities in […]

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Rasputin’s shadow spreads over Russia’s Wagner group

This article is an onsite version of our Europe Express newsletter. Sign up here to get the newsletter sent straight to your inbox every weekday and Saturday morning Welcome back. Any publicity is good publicity, goes the saying. But I wonder if this holds true for Russia’s paramilitary Wagner group, whose role in the Ukraine […]

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CIA director holds secret meeting with Zelensky on Russia’s next

Comment on this story Comment CIA Director William J. Burns traveled in secret to Ukraine’s capital at the end of last week to brief President Volodymyr Zelensky on his expectations for what Russia is planning militarily in the coming weeks and months, said a U.S. official and other people familiar with the visit. Burns’s travel […]

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Russia’s Medvedev warns of nuclear fallout if Russia defeated by

Ardent ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Deputy chairman of Russia’s Security Council Dmitry Medvedev on Thursday warned NATO allies that a defeat for Russia in Ukraine could provoke a nuclear war.  “The loss of a nuclear power in a conventional war can provoke the beginning of a nuclear war,” he said in a Telegram post […]

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Russia’s last-ditch scramble as ‘high-risk’ T-14 tanks deployed

Russian T-14 Armata main battle tanks appear to still be in production after reports last November suggested the planned finish date had been delayed due to the ongoing “special military operation”. This post is originally appeared on Express UK Related Content Zelensky vows to defend eastern ‘fortress city’ of Bakhmut Putin’s days numbered as former […]

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Live updates: Russia’s war in Ukraine; Ukraine’s interior

President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine talks from a video screen to participants at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on January 18. (Markus Schreiber/AP) Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky used his address to the World Economic Forum to call for speedier decision-making to combat Russian aggression against his country. “The tyranny is outpacing the democracy. Russia needed […]

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Ukraine’s Zelensky Blames Russia’s War for Deadly Helicopter

Ukraine’s Zelensky Blames Russia’s War for Deadly Helicopter Crash Near Kyiv The Wall Street Journal Source link Related Content New MH370 study claims ‘three part riddle’ could uncover plane Zelensky vows to defend eastern ‘fortress city’ of Bakhmut Putin’s days numbered as former MI6 boss spots Parkinson’s Ukraine would have freed Kherson faster without Scholz […]

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Russia’s Wagner Group Former Commander Seeking Asylum In Norway |

Russia’s Wagner Group Former Commander Seeking Asylum In Norway | Russian Wagner Group | News18A former commander in the Russian mercenary Wagner Group has requested asylum in Norway after fleeing Russia, a move that rights groups say could aid international investigations into alleged crimes by Russian soldiers in Ukraine. Source link Related Content Key workers […]