Former Moscow-affiliated church claims religious persecution as security raids flare

CNN — The vertically shot video published last November shows no weapons, battlefield atrocities, or even soldiers. But the sound of a patriotic Russian song echoing through a church on the famous grounds of Kiev’s Lavra Monastery seemed to open a new front in Ukraine’s war with Russia. The church belongs to the Ukrainian Orthodox … Read more

How Ukraine Became a Laboratory for Western Weapons and Innovation on the Battlefield

CNN — Last fall, as Ukraine retook large swaths of territory in a series of counter-attacks, it bombarded Russian troops with US-made artillery and missiles. Leading some of that artillery was a homemade targeting system Ukraine had developed on the battlefield. A piece of Ukrainian-made software has turned readily available tablet computers and smartphones into … Read more

Deaths, blackouts as Russian missiles hit multiple cities in Ukraine | War news Russia-Ukraine

Russia has launched a new barrage of missiles at targets across Ukraine, killing at least 12 people in the east-central city of Dnipro and disrupting power supplies in the Kiev and Kharkiv regions, officials said. Saturday’s attacks destroyed a nine-story apartment building in Dnipro, leaving an entire part of the building in ruins and spewing … Read more

Russia’s Medvedev Says Japan’s Prime Minister Should Cut Himself Open | War news Russia-Ukraine

Former president once seen as a reformer has reinvented himself as an archhawk since Russia invaded Ukraine last year. Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has accused Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida of shameful subservience to the United States and suggested that he ritually cut himself open. It was the latest in a long line of … Read more

Russian airstrikes reported across Ukraine, including ‘attack on capital’

Kyiv, Ukraine CNN — Air raid sirens sounded across Ukraine on Saturday as Russia launched another series of missile strikes across the country. Rockets and explosions were heard everywhere from Lviv in the west; Kharkov in the northeast; Zaporizhzhia and Dnipro in the southeast; Myokalev in the south; and Kharkiv in the northeast, officials said. … Read more

War Between Russia and Ukraine: List of Major Events, Day 325 | War news Russia-Ukraine

As the war between Russia and Ukraine enters its 325th day, we take a look at the main developments. This is the state of affairs on Saturday, January 14, 2023: Fight Russia said its troops have seized control of the war-ravaged town of Soledar in eastern Ukraine. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said his troops continued … Read more

Zelenskyy mocks Russian troops fighting for ‘credit’ over Soledar | Conflict news

The head of the Wagner mercenary group, Yevgeny Prigozhin, had accused the Russian military establishment of trying to “steal victory” in Soledar. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has mocked the power struggle between the Russian Defense Ministry and the Wagner mercenary group over who should take credit for attempts to capture the city of Soledar, saying … Read more

Japan sells Tokyo as US pivot of security against China, Russia

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s visit to President Biden aims to sell Tokyo as the hub of Eastern security and a bulwark against Chinese and North Korean aggression. It is part of a historic shift for the island nation, which has committed to expanding its military and dodging the pacifist policies they imposed on themselves … Read more

Vladimir Putin faces this new arsenal of US and European weapons in 2023

The war that Vladimir Putin thought he would win within days is still raging after almost a year, with both sides desperate for more equipment, soldiers and international support. But it looks like Russia will soon get a knockout – courtesy of Ukraine’s friends in the US and Europe. Last week, Washington announced a new … Read more

What does Russia’s military upheaval mean for the war in Ukraine? | War news Russia-Ukraine

Kyiv, Ukraine – Russia’s new top general visited the frontline in Ukraine just once during the nearly year-long invasion of Moscow, in May. And according to some reports, Valery Gerasimov, the man now responsible for resolving the lingering conflict, objected to the war before it began. The 67-year-old chief of general staff and now Russia’s … Read more