US designates Russian mercenary force Wagner as a criminal organization | Conflict News

US designates Russian mercenary force Wagner as a criminal organization |  Conflict News

The United States has designated the Russian mercenary group Wagner as a “transnational criminal organization”, pressuring the private military which has recruited tens of thousands of Russian prisoners to fight in Ukraine. White House national security spokesman John Kirby said on Friday that Wagner, controlled by Yevgeny Prigozhin, a businessman close to Russian President Vladimir … Read more

Kremlin silent on missile systems seen on Moscow rooftops | Conflict News

Kremlin silent on missile systems seen on Moscow rooftops |  Conflict News

Images on social media appear to show Pantsir-S1 mobile anti-aircraft systems installed in locations around Moscow. The Kremlin declined to say whether Russia was preparing to defend itself against possible attacks after images of missile defense systems on several Moscow rooftops circulated on social media. Images on social media appeared to show a Pantsir-S1 mobile … Read more

Putin’s secret attack plan would be a Ukrainian nightmare

Putin’s secret attack plan would be a Ukrainian nightmare

Kyiv — Ukraine is preparing for a major new offensive that could begin in a few weeks. One of President Zelensky’s top insiders told The Daily Beast that they expected an imminent Russian maneuver to encircle the country with a simultaneous three-pronged attack. Rustem Umerov, a member of the negotiating team with Russia, said the … Read more

Kremlin threatens to escalate war in Ukraine over new military aid from US and Europe

Kremlin threatens to escalate war in Ukraine over new military aid from US and Europe

Russia is on edge as US and EU leaders meet in Europe to discuss delivering more weapons and military aid packages to Ukraine, with the Kremlin warning that more arms deliveries to Kyiv will bring the conflict to a “new level”. “It will mean taking the conflict to a whole new level, which will certainly … Read more

Russia threatens nuclear war if it loses in Ukraine

Russia threatens nuclear war if it loses in Ukraine

A Kremlin insider warned Thursday that Russia could start a nuclear war if it loses its conventional war in Ukraine. Dmitry Medvedev, deputy head of the Russian Security Council and close ally of President Vladimir Putin, made the threat in a message on the Telegram messaging app. “The loss of nuclear power in a conventional … Read more

‘Whole new level’ of war if NATO arms Ukraine, Russia warns | Russia–Ukraine War

‘Whole new level’ of war if NATO arms Ukraine, Russia warns |  Russia–Ukraine War

Russia warns of an “extremely dangerous” escalation if NATO deploys heavy weapons such as battle tanks and long-range missile systems to Ukraine. The Kremlin’s warning on Thursday came ahead of a meeting of major donors as Western countries consider sending more powerful military hardware to Ukraine as Russian forces step up attacks to secure the … Read more

As US and allies arm Ukraine, Russia warns losing conventional war ‘may trigger nuclear war’

As US and allies arm Ukraine, Russia warns losing conventional war ‘may trigger nuclear war’

As the United States prepares to announce a new shipment of military equipment for Ukraine and Kyiv is pushing its Western partners toward modern battle tanks and other heavy weapons, Moscow responded Thursday with a battery of familiar threats. Once again, Russia hinted at its nuclear arsenal in a bid to deter the United States … Read more

Kremlin discusses with Ukrainian President Zelensky whether Putin is still alive

Kremlin discusses with Ukrainian President Zelensky whether Putin is still alive

Nearly a year after the start of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, the Kremlin has embarked on a bizarre feud with Ukraine’s leader over whether Vladimir Putin is still alive. The row began when Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky told Davos he was not entirely convinced the Russian leader was still among the living. “I don’t … Read more

Scholz holds Leopards’ key to Ukraine, but waits for Biden – POLITICO

Scholz holds Leopards’ key to Ukraine, but waits for Biden – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Expressed by artificial intelligence. BERLIN/DAVOS — International efforts to ship modern Ukrainian tanks may depend on Germany — but it’s waiting for the United States to act first, which isn’t happening. Ahead of a meeting of Western defense ministers on Friday at the US Ramstein Air Base in … Read more

US moved ammunition stored in Israel for use by Ukraine

US moved ammunition stored in Israel for use by Ukraine

CNN — The United States has transferred US munitions stored in Israel for use in Ukraine and plans to send more soon, US and Israeli officials told CNN on Wednesday. A US official told CNN they had moved “some” of the 300,000 155mm shells that the US and Israel had agreed would be transferred, and … Read more