Putin orders 36-hour vacation weekend cease-fire in Ukraine

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday ordered his armed forces to look at a unilateral 36-hour cease-fire in Ukraine this weekend for the Orthodox Christmas vacation, the primary such sweeping truce transfer within the almost 11-month-old warfare. Putin didn’t seem to make his cease-fire order conditional on a Ukrainian settlement to … Read more

Sitting geese? Russian navy flaws seen in troop deaths

KYIV, Ukraine — The Russian navy’s high brass got here beneath growing scrutiny Wednesday as extra particulars emerged of how no less than 89 Russian troopers, and presumably many extra, have been killed in a Ukrainian artillery assault on a single constructing. The scene final weekend within the Russian-held japanese Ukrainian city of Makiivka, the … Read more

Russia grinds on in jap Ukraine; Bakhmut ‘destroyed’

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces have turned the jap Ukrainian metropolis of Bakhmut into ruins, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy stated, whereas Ukraine’s army on Saturday reported missile, rocket and air strikes in a number of elements of the nation that Moscow is making an attempt to overcome after months of resistance. The most recent battles … Read more

Putin says Russia might undertake US preemptive strike idea

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin mentioned Friday that Moscow might undertake what he described as a U.S. idea of utilizing preemptive army strikes, noting it has the weapons to do the job, in a blunt assertion amid rising Russia-NATO tensions over Ukraine. “We’re simply fascinated about it. They weren’t shy to overtly discuss it … Read more

NATO chief fears Ukraine conflict may grow to be a wider battle

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The top of NATO expressed fear that the combating in Ukraine may spin uncontrolled and grow to be a conflict between Russia and NATO, in line with an interview launched Friday. “If issues go improper, they’ll go horribly improper,” NATO Secretary-Normal Jens Stoltenberg stated in remarks to Norwegian broadcaster NRK. “It’s … Read more

Yellen, Malerba grow to be 1st feminine pair to signal US forex

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Thursday helped mark a milestone in U.S. historical past when she held up a newly minted $5 invoice signed for the primary time ever by two girls. Yellen’s signature will seem alongside that of U.S. Treasurer Lynn Malerba, the primary Native American in that place. … Read more

Ukraine: Russia put rocket launchers at nuclear energy plant

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces have put in a number of rocket launchers at Ukraine’s shut-down Zaporizhzhia nuclear energy plant, Ukrainian officers claimed Thursday, elevating fears Europe’s largest atomic energy station could possibly be used as a base to fireplace on Ukrainian territory and heightening radiation risks. Ukraine’s nuclear firm Energoatom mentioned in a … Read more

US: Russia trying to Iran to produce extra drones, missiles

WASHINGTON (AP) — Struggling to keep up a gentle provide of arms for its conflict in Ukraine, Moscow is trying to Iran as soon as once more to resupply the Russian navy with drones and surface-to-surface missiles, in line with two officers conversant in the matter. There’s rising U.S. concern that Russia could search to … Read more