Petraeus: Putin is ‘literally out of moves’

Former CIA Director and retired U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus said in a new interview that Russia can still inflict destruction upon Ukraine, but Russian President Vladimir Putin cannot reverse Ukrainian gains in the four regions Moscow recently annexed. “I think he’s literally out of moves,” Petraeus told CNBC’s Hadley Gamble.  “He’s trying all these … Read more

German minister criticizes U.S. over ‘astronomical’ natural gas prices

A photo of a natural gas flare burning near an oil pump jack at the New Harmony Oil Field in the U.S. on June 19, 2022. Luke Sharrett | Bloomberg | Getty Images Germany’s economy minister accused the U.S. and other “friendly” gas supplier states of astronomical prices for their supplies, suggesting they were profiting … Read more

Top EU official vows to ‘stress test’ pipelines after leaks

BRUSSELS — The head of the European Union’s executive arm vowed Wednesday to introduce checks on key EU infrastructure, including energy, after the suspected sabotage of natural-gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said the damage last week to the Nord Stream pipelines linking Russia and Germany has “shown … Read more

Putin signs laws to annex 4 Ukrainian regions into Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed laws Wednesday claiming the annexation of Ukraine’s Kherson, Zaporizhzhia, Donetsk and Luhansk regions into Russia. Reality check: Putin’s forces don’t fully control any of those regions, which make up 15% of Ukraine. Meanwhile, Ukraine’s military was continuing to reclaim territory during advances in the country’s south and east, according to … Read more

Russia’s underwater nuke Poseidon is 150 times stronger than Hiroshima

Defense officials fear Russian President Vladimir Putin may flex his military power by testing a massive nuclear torpedo called Poseidon, a report said. NATO reportedly issued an intelligence report to its members and allies warning that the Kremlin is planning to test so-called “doomsday” nuclear torpedo drones, a senior UK defense source told the Times … Read more

Ukraine hits back on two fronts as Russians retreat

Ukrainian forces continued to pressure Russia with counterattacks on two fronts Tuesday, in defiance of Russia’s claimed annexation of a fifth of the country. Kyiv reported more gains in the southern province of Kherson, liberating more villages in the northern part of the province in what appeared to be a concerted move southward. The villages … Read more

Ukraine war: Will Putin use nuclear weapons? | Russia-Ukraine war News

Vladimir Putin, who controls the world’s largest nuclear arsenal, pledged last week to use “all the powers and means at our disposal” to defend Russia. The United States, he said, had set “a precedent” when it dropped two atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. It was Putin’s latest thinly … Read more

Ex-CIA chief’s top fear in Russia-Ukraine conflict is escalation ‘spiraling out of control’

The greatest worry for former CIA chief General David Petraeus (US Army, Ret.) concerning the war in Ukraine is the potential for unbridled escalation that would result in catastrophic consequences, he told CNBC Tuesday. Asked what his top concern was with regard to the Russia-Ukraine conflict, in which the U.S. is heavily supporting Ukraine to … Read more

Russia planning nuke test near Ukraine border: report

Russian President Vladimir Putin is feared to be planning a nuclear test on the border with Ukraine — while officials in Kyiv are already handing out potassium iodine pills to protect against a possible nuke strike. NATO has issued an intelligence report to its members and allies warning that the Kremlin is planning to test … Read more

It’s Time to Brace for Vladimir Putin’s Greatest Ukraine War Meltdown Yet

After a series of military failures and the near complete abandonment of Kharkiv, Vladimir Putin announced last week a partial mobilization that will raise 300,000 soldiers. His statement followed a move on the part of the Donbas separatists to hold a referendum on their joining Russia, perhaps granting them protection under Moscow’s nuclear umbrella. None … Read more