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

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

Five things to know about the Russia-Ukraine war this week

Almost three months after the Russian invasion began, Ukrainian forces are launching counterattacks to regain territory while the US moves toward providing billions of additional aid to the war-torn country. With Ukraine continuing to face a brutal Russian offensive in its eastern Donbas region, President Biden requested late last month that Congress approve $ 33 … Read more

Russia faces stall in Ukraine; Finland favors joining NATO

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) – Almost three months after Russia shocked the world by invading Ukraine, its military faced a bogged-down war, the prospect of a bigger NATO and a defending country invigorated by its win in a hugely popular pan-European music competition Sunday. Top NATO diplomats, including US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, gathered Sunday … 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

NY pension money ‘held hostage’ by Vladimir Putin, Russia

New York employees and taxpayers are unwittingly financing Russian companies and the oligarch pals of Vladimir Putin with at least $ 519 million in assets now frozen by a war-mongering dictator, The Post has learned. City and state pension systems have stalled in Russia’s crackdown on protests in Russia, but dumping stocks from foreign investors. … 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

Protesters vent fury at French company for staying in Russia

WARSAW, Poland (AP) – A man in a Russian military uniform stood at the entrance of a large home improvement store in Poland’s capital, saluting shoppers and thanking them for funding Russian President Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine. His chest bedecked with medals, Polish activist Arkadiusz Szczurek was protesting at a French-owned retailer Leroy Merlin … Read more

Ukrainian Town of Rohan Makes Mockery of Russian Troops and Vladimir Putin’s Pathetic Arsenal

ROHAN, Eastern Ukraine — The sound of thunder fills the sky as dozens of rockets soar over our heads. “Stay here!” Leila, a young Ukrainian officer, tells us while she points out a nearby farmhouse to use for cover should the Russians return fire. In front of the farmhouse is a wrecked tank with the … Read more

Biden signs Ukraine bill, seeks $ 40B aid, in Putin rejoinder

WASHINGTON (AP) – Washington sought to portray a united front against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as President Joe Biden signed a bipartisan measure to reboot the World War II-era “lend-lease” program, which helped defeat Nazi Germany, to bolster Kyiv and Eastern European allies. The signing Monday came as the US Congress is poised to unleash … Read more