Russian President Vladimir Putin’s Reaction to NATO Expansion Sweden Finland Is One Big Farce

As Finland and Sweden’s political leadership posture to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) —Russian President Vladimir Putin’s worst nightmare — Putin is suddenly projecting calm, stating just this week that he has “no problems” with Finland and Sweden joining the collective defense organization. “As for the expansion, including the accession of two prospective … Read more

Milk prices: Why you could be 50% more this year

Prices are rising at the fastest pace, creating a cost-of-living crisis that’s what the tough choices are about to make the world around people. The United Kingdom is no exception: inflation hit a 40-year high of 9% in April and a forecast to peak at 10% this year. The high cost of fuel and heating … Read more

Fighters evacuated to Russia-controlled areas after completing Defenders’ Ukrainian steel mill declaration mission

The regiment that doggedly defended a steel mill as Ukraine’s last stronghold More than 260 fighters, including some badly wounded, were evacuated and taken under the control of Russia. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said the evacuation was done in secessionist-controlled territory to save the fighters who had been living in the Russian assaults of the … Read more

Michigan man accused of being spy rescued from Russian forces after 18-hour race across Ukraine

A Michigan The man who was being held captive by Russian forces on accusations of being a US spy has been reunited with his family after a rescue mission that included an 18-hour race across Ukraine, officials said. Kirillo Alexandrov, 27, was falsely charged with espionage and illegally detained, along with his Ukrainian wife and … Read more

This is what the ‘Russification’ of Ukraine’s education system looks like in occupied areas

Lviv, Ukraine CNN – When masked Russian soldiers ransacked Nina’s home in northeastern Ukraine at 6 am one day in late April, they were not searching for weapons. Instead, they were looking for her Ukrainian textbooks. The troops held her husband and daughter at gunpoint, but the 48-year-old told CNN she knew it was her … Read more

3 rate hikes to come this year, with more to follow: ECB official – POLITICO

VIENNA – European Central Bank Governing Council Member Robert Holzmann has a clear message: Be prepared to say that eurozone at negative interest rates. To gain control over inflation, the ECB should raise interest rates three times this year before hitting 1.5 percent or higher in 2023, according to Holzmann’s POLITICO at his Vienna office. … Read more

Zelensky asks US to designate Russia a ‘terrorist state’ after GOP visit

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell took three Republican senators along on a surprise trip to Kyiv Saturday for a meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky – where he called on the US to designate Russia as a “terrorist state.” “I believe that this visit once again demonstrates strength the strength of ties between the Ukrainian … Read more

Russia-Ukraine live news: Russia warns Finland over NATO move | Russia-Ukraine war News

Ukraine’s general staff says Russian troops were pulling back from the northeastern city of Kharkiv. Russian President Vladimir Putin tells Finland joining NATO would be ‘a mistake’. Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says “very complex negotiations” with Russia are under way to get fighters out of the besieged Azovstal plant in Mariupol. Ukrainian forces are on … Read more

Alina Kabaeva, Vladimir Putin’s Rumored Secret Lover and Mother of His Kids, Hit With String of UK Sanctions

The British government on Friday sanctioned Alina Kabaeva, the Olympic champion gymnast who is allegedly Vladimir Putin’s longtime lover and mother of some of his children, in a move expected to say the Russian president as his war in Ukraine nears its 80th day. “Today’s sanctions will hit this cabal who owe Putin their wealth … Read more