Ukraine bludgeoned on NATO’s doorstep

Putin’s ‘peace operation’ in the heart of Europe is doing a good job of trying to smash Ukraine into submission while ensuring the Russian economy never recovers. The KGB’s least illustrious officer


FRANCE: Putin must be convinced to stop the war

No effort should be spared to convince Russia’s Vladimir Putin, to lay down arms and prevent the Ukraine conflict from spreading, said French Ambassador to Cyprus Salina Grenet-Catalano. She told the Cyprus

UK warns Putin could be tried for war crimes

The UK government warned Tuesday that Russian President Vladimir Putin and his commanders in Ukraine could face prosecution for war crimes and that Western sanctions would remain “for as long as it

EU shuts airspace to Russia, bans media

The European Union announced swingeing new sanctions against Russia on Sunday over its invasion of Ukraine, closing its airspace to Russian aircraft and banning Russian state media outlets broadcasting in the bloc.


Putin’s long obsession with Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin, who launched an invasion of Ukraine on Thursday, has long been obsessed with returning the country to Moscow’s fold in the name of Russia’s greatness. For many Russians


Putin orders troops to Ukraine rebel regions

President Vladimir Putin ordered Russian troops into two Moscow-backed rebel regions of Ukraine Monday, prompting a furious response from the West with the United States denouncing the move at the UN Security

Putin’s power play

Vladimir Putin has much to be proud of. He has restored Russia as a first-class military power and, although per capita income at just above $10,000 (2020) leaves much to be desired,