Yevgeny Prigozhin allegedly sent the Russian Wagner group away from the war in Ukraine

Yevgeny Prigozhin is preparing to divert the attention of his Wagner Group mercenaries from the war in Ukraine, according to a Bloomberg report citing sources familiar with the matter. His current plan is to redirect the attention of the private mercenaries to countries in Africa, such as Sudan, Mali and the Central African Republic, where … Read more

Witnesses accuse Russian Wagner group of killing 9 Chinese miners in Central African Republic

EKOK, Cameroon – It was just before 5 a.m. local time when two pickup trucks carrying allegedly mercenaries from Russia’s Wagner Group stopped in front of Zaza and five other men, who were patrolling the areas near the Chimbolo gold mine in the Central African Republic . The vigilantes — who are among hundreds of … Read more

Ukraine waits for its moment with China’s Xi, but will Kiev be heard?

Ukrainian soldiers move towards Bakhmut in a BMP infantry fighting vehicle in eastern Ukraine on March 22, 2023. Aris Messinis | AFP | Getty Images Ukraine has been unusually tight-lipped about Chinese President Xi Jinping’s high-profile visit to Moscow this week, as it watched Russia roll out the red carpet for the Chinese leader and … Read more

China’s Xi leaves Russia after giving Putin a big push but no public promise of arms

Chinese President Xi Jinping left Moscow on Wednesday morning after a closely watched, highly choreographed visit that saw him rub shoulders with Vladimir Putin just days after an international arrest warrant was issued for the Russian leader for alleged war crimes in Ukraine. In a show of unity and an apparent swipe at Western countries … Read more

Russian military weapons in war against Ukraine hit bleak new low with 1940s tanks

According to researchers from the Conflict Intelligence Team (CIT), Russia has pulled Soviet-era tanks from the 1940s and 1950s out of storage for its war in Ukraine. This is the latest sign that the invasion is floundering. The weapons, T-54 tanks and late T-54 or early T-55 tanks, are being sent west on a train … Read more

China and Russia confirm long-term economic cooperation

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin have agreed to cooperate in a number of economic and business areas. Prominent on the list was the increasing use of “local” currency, according to Chinese state media. The confirmation of economic cooperation between Russia and China comes as the US and its allies have sanctioned … Read more

Why Putin portrays the war in Ukraine as a struggle for Russia’s survival

Russian President Vladimir Putin has increasingly portrayed the war in Ukraine as an epic fight for Russia’s survival, accusing the West of “using Ukraine as a battering ram against Russia and as a testing ground”. In his view, the West has entered the war and Russia has everything to lose – even when all available … Read more

Japan’s prime minister offers support to Ukraine while China’s Xi supports Russia

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Prime Minister Fumio Kishida made a surprise visit to Kyiv on Tuesday, stealing some of the global attention from China’s Asian rival President Xi Jinping, who was meeting in Moscow with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss Beijing’s peace proposal for Ukraine that Western countries have already criticized. The two visits, … Read more

Crimea: Russian ‘Kalibr’ cruise missiles destroyed in strike, Ukrainian defense ministry says

CNN — Ukraine’s defense ministry said late Monday that an attack destroyed Russian Kalibr cruise missiles transported by train in the town of Dzhankoi, in Russian-occupied Crimea. Ukrainian authorities did not directly claim responsibility for the attack, but said it serves “to further demilitarize Russia and prepare the Crimean peninsula for de-occupation”. Sergei Askyonov, the … Read more