Russia-Ukraine war

Vladimir Putin threatens ‘response’ if Nato military infrastructure on Nordic soil

Mr Putin’s statement, at a meeting of the Collective Security Treaty Organization in Moscow, was the latest in a series of threats Russia has levied at the two countries in the three-month run-up to their decisions to join the alliance. Dimitry Medvedev, the former Russian president and Putin ally, threatened in April that Russia would …

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How Putin’s disastrous war exposed the folly of Macron’s EU army

Russia has inflicted huge damage on Ukraine, and terrible cruelties on its people, and continues to do so. However, a war that was supposed to lead to the capture of Kyiv within days has now lasted nearly three months. There is no indication that Russia is winning, or can win – and this is thanks …

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We’ll end property market’s ‘racket of illicit money’ from Russian oligarchs

Michael Gove has pledged to shut down the “racket of illicit money” from Russian oligarchs who use remaining loopholes to buy and sell vast homes under a cloak of anonymity. Draft legislation produced by the housing ministry sets out new powers that would require any company, trust or other entity involved in a property transaction …

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India bans wheat exports to deepen the global food crisis

Wheat prices in India have risen to a record high, in some places as high as 25,000 rupees (£263) per tonne, way above the government’s fixed minimum support price of 20,150 rupees. Earlier this week, India outlined its record export target for this fiscal year, adding it would send trade delegations to countries such as …

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Resurgence of Russian shelling reminds Kharkiv’s residents: Don’t get too comfortable

The success has so bolstered Ukrainian morale that debates have begun on social media about whether they should stop at the border, or push on to Belgorod – taking the war into Russia itself. But while the momentum in this part of the country is now entirely with the Ukrainians, the battle is far from …

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Army poised to revamp Alaska forces to prep for Arctic fight

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska (AP) — The US Army is poised to revamp its forces in Alaska to better prepare for future cold-weather conflicts, and it is expected to replace the larger, heavily equipped Stryker Brigade in the state with a more mobile infantry unit better suited for the frigid fight, Army leaders say. Army …

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Ukraine to hold first war crimes trial of Russian soldier

Russia is the “most direct threat” to the international order because of its invasion of Ukraine, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said in Tokyo on Thursday. “[Russia] is today the most direct threat to the world order with the barbaric war against Ukraine, and its worrying pact with China,” she said after meeting …

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Vladimir Putin ‘gearing up for a prolonged war and will not stop at Donbas’

She added: “Combined with the reality that Putin faces a mismatch between his ambitions, and Russia’s current conventional military capabilities, the next few months could see us moving along a more unpredictable and potentially escalatory trajectory.” Appearing before the armed services committee in the US Congress, Ms Haines said that she expected more “ad hoc …

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