Putin Hit With Humiliating Retreat—and Mystery Death of Crony
GettyRussian troops have begun to retreat from Ukraine’s Kherson region, just the latest humiliating pullout to leave pro-Kremlin military bloggers and propagandists fuming.Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu handed down the order on Wednesday afternoon to pull out to the other side of the Dnipro River. The move came after Russian troops reportedly began blowing up bridges as they pulled out, with Russian flags being removed from buildings in the center of Kherson—the only regional capital canews.yahoo.com
UN nuclear agency to probe Russia claim of `dirty bombs'
The U_N_ nuclear chief says he is sending inspectors to two locations in Ukraine where Russia alleged that activities related to the possible production of “dirty bombs” was taking place and expects them to reach a conclusion “in days -- very fast.”.
9 months into war, Ukraine claims success in downing drones
Ukrainian authorities on Monday tried to dampen public fears over Russia’s use of Iranian-built drones on its neighbor by claiming increasing success in shooting down the small aircraft, while talk of a “dirty bomb” attack has added another worrying dimension to the nine-month-old conflictwashingtonpost.com
Russia's defense chief warns of 'dirty bomb' provocation
Russia’s defense chief has alleged that Ukraine was preparing a “provocation” involving a radioactive device, a stark claim that was strongly rejected by Ukrainian and British officials amid soaring tensions as Moscow struggles to stem Ukrainian advances.
Ukrainian interior ministry advisor explains why Putin cannot remove Shoigu
Russian dictator Vladimir Putin will not remove Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu from his post over fears of increasing the political influence of the FSB security service, Vadym Denysenko, an advisor to Ukraine's Interior Minister, told Radio NV on Oct. 9.news.yahoo.com
‘The Time Has Come’: Top Putin Official Admits Ugly Truth About War
KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP via Getty ImagesVladimir Putin’s defense minister sent a clear message to the people of Russia on Wednesday: Their country is at war not just with Ukraine, but with the entirety of the West.“I cannot but emphasize the fact that today, we are at war not so much with Ukraine and the Ukrainian army as with the collective West,” Sergei Shoigu said in a televised speech, according to TASS.“At this point, we are really at war with the collective West, with NATO,” Shoigu added.Shnews.yahoo.com
Protest against mobilisation announced in Russia
WEDNESDAY, 21 SEPTEMBER 2022, 10:55 On the evening of 21 September, Russians are going to protest against the partial mobilisation which was announced this morning by President Vladimir Putin. Source: Meduza, a Latvia-based Russian news outlet Details: Activists from the Vesna (Spring) movement are encouraging Russians to protest in the centres of their cities at 19:00.news.yahoo.com
Russians google how to leave the country while waiting for Putins speech
TUESDAY, 20 SEPTEMBER 2022, 22:37 In anticipation of a speech by dictator Vladimir Putin, which did not take place as expected on 20 September, Russians began to actively search up how to leave the country and how to defer army service.news.yahoo.com
Russia strikes disused bridge support, reports destruction of Ukrainian assault force
Russian helicopters allegedly "discovered Ukrainian paratroopers" trying to cross the Dnipro River to Zaporizhzhya NPP and destroyed them, according to a video of their “work” posted by the Russian Ministry of Defense on Telegram on Sept. 14.news.yahoo.com
Russian defense minister possibly sidelined: UK intel
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu may have been “side-lined within the Russian leadership” more than six months into Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine, according to the U.K. Ministry of Defence. “Russian officers and soldiers with first-hand experience of the war probably routinely ridicule Shoigu for his ineffectual and out-of-touch leadership as Russian progress has stalled,” the…news.yahoo.com
Putin blasts US 'hegemony,' predicts end to 'unipolar' world
Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States of trying to encourage extended hostilities in Ukraine as part of what he described Tuesday as Washington's alleged efforts to maintain its global hegemony. Addressing a security conference attended by military officials from Africa,, Asia and Latin America, Putin reaffirmed his long-held claim that he sent troops into Ukraine in response to Washington turning the country into an “anti-Russia” bulwark. “They need conflicts to retain their hegemony,” Putin charged.news.yahoo.com
Sliver of hope: Kremlin sees a diplomatic path on Ukraine
The Kremlin is signaling it is ready to keep talking with the West about security grievances that led to the current Ukraine crisis, offering hope that Russia might not invade its beleaguered neighbor within days as the U.S. and Europe increasingly fear.