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Putin evokes the battle of Stalingrad as he swears victory in the war in Ukraine | Russia–Ukraine War

Putin compared Russia’s war in Ukraine with World War II and lambasted Germany for helping to arm Kyiv. Russian President Vladimir Putin invoked a famous World War II victory over the Nazis to rally his nation while predicting a Russian triumph in the war in Ukraine. On the 80th anniversary of the Soviet WWII victory … Read more

Kramatorsk attack: Russian missile strike sends terrified civilians rushing for shelter

Kramatorsk, Ukraine CNN — A new barrage of missiles ripped through the eastern Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk on Thursday, sending flames and thick plumes into the air as screaming civilians rushed to find shelter. A CNN crew had just arrived on the scene and heard the first incoming strike on Kramatorsk. CNN saw the second … Read more

How to Get Away from the Cruise Ship Crowds

Canadian Tammy Cecco was not a fan of cruising. “The idea of ​​being on a boat with thousands of other people and not being able to get off,” she said, “was something I wanted to avoid.” That didn’t change when Cecco, a travel magazine publisher, boarded a surprise cruise booked by her husband to renew … Read more

Russian prison fighter Wagner used carpooling to escape war in Ukraine

Prisoners recruited by the Russian Wagner Group to fight in Ukraine increasingly seem to realize that they have been duped and that no one ever expected to bring them back alive. A detainee recruited by the group in November ran away from his team in Ukraine’s Luhansk region and fled to Russia by bus and … Read more

Russia prepares for ‘maximum escalation’ of war, says Ukraine

CNN — Russia is preparing for a “maximum escalation” of the war in Ukraine, potentially as early as the next few weeks, according to a senior Ukrainian national security official. “These will be defining months in the war,” Oleksiy Danilov, secretary of Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council, told Sky News in an interview broadcast … Read more

Fighting Wagner is like a ‘zombie movie’, says Ukrainian soldier

Near Bakhmut, Ukraine CNN — Southwest of the town of Bakhmut, Ukrainian soldiers Andriy and Borisych live in a candle-lit bunker dug into the frozen earth. For several weeks, they have been facing hundreds of fighters belonging to the Russian private military contractor Wagner throwing themselves against the Ukrainian defenses. Disguised in a balaclava, Andriy … Read more

Vladimir Putin is not crazy, just ‘radically rational’, says former French president – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Expressed by artificial intelligence. PARIS — Vladimir Putin is a “radically rational” leader who is betting that Western countries will tire of supporting Ukraine and agree to a negotiated end to the conflict that will be favorable to Russia, former French President Francois Hollande told POLITICO. Hollande, who … Read more

Brazilian Lula snubs Olaf Scholz with remarks on Ukraine war – Reuters

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and newly inaugurated Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva discussed who is responsible for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on Monday night, as the latter suggested Kyiv may also be at fault. Scholz arrived in the capital Brasilia on Monday evening as part of a trip to South America aimed at … Read more

International Olympic Committee rejects ‘defamatory statements’ by Ukrainian presidential aide Mykhaylo Podolyak

CNN — The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has said it rejects “defamatory statements” by Ukrainian presidential aide Mykhaylo Podolyak. The former journalist said the IOC was a “promoter of war, murder and destruction”, following the committee’s decision to examine ways for Russian athletes to compete in the 2024 Olympics. “The IOC rejects in the strongest … Read more