Vladimir Putin Not Sincere About Peace Talks: US Diplomat

US President Joe Biden said on Thursday he was ready to talk to Putin. Kyiv: Russian President Vladimir Putin is not sincere about peace talks with Ukraine right now, a senior US diplomat said on Saturday after meeting with President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and other top Ukrainian officials in Kyiv. US Undersecretary for Political Affairs Victoria … Read more

Former US marine imprisoned in Russia makes contact with family | Prison News

The brother of Paul Whelan confirmed that the American, convicted of espionage, had given “proof of life” during a telephone call. The family of Paul Whelan, an American imprisoned in Russia for espionage, confirmed that they had reconnected with them after more than a week of silence which alarmed the White House. Whelan’s brother David … Read more

Putin’s winter of inhumanity takes Ukraine war and US aid to a new level

CNN — En bombardant le réseau électrique destiné à soutenir les Ukrainiens pendant des mois sombres et froids, Vladimir Poutine inflige certaines des conditions de guerre les plus barbares vécues par les civils en Europe depuis des décennies. L’utilisation de l’hiver comme arme de guerre est conçue pour briser la volonté d’une nation qui a … Read more

Ex-Ukraine leader and former U.S. commander urge U.S. to hold firm as Kyiv fights “for global security”

Kyiv, Ukraine — From rocket systems to anti-tank missiles, US weapons have been a game-changer in Ukraine war against invading russian forces. In recent weeks, armaments have helped Ukrainian forces reclaim whole swaths of territory in the south and east of the country. Petro Poroshenko, who served as Ukraine’s president between 2014 and 2019, said … Read more

Putin has another gas shock for us: the deindustrialisation of Europe

“Putin knows exactly what he is doing. It targets electrical substations and step-up transformers that are difficult to replace,” said Professor Alan Riley, energy expert at the Atlantic Council and adviser for Ukraine. “He has a full view of every target because he has detailed plans dating back to the Soviet Union. This is an … Read more

US defense chief – POLITICO

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia — Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could spur autocrats around the world to rush to develop nuclear weapons, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said Saturday, potentially sparking a dangerous era of proliferation. nuclear. Moscow has threatened to use tactical nuclear weapons against Ukraine several times over the past nine months, leading to a flurry … Read more

India played essential role in negotiating G20 declaration: U.S.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks with External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar during the G20 Leaders Summit, in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, Wednesday, November 16, 2022. | Photo credit: AP India played a vital role in brokering the Bali Declaration of the just-concluded G-20 summit in Indonesia, the White House said Friday, November 18, 2022, and … Read more

US sanctions firms over Iranian drone transfers to Russia

WASHINGTON– The United States said on Tuesday it was imposing new sanctions on companies and entities accused of involvement in transferring Iranian drones to Russia for use in Vladimir Putin’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine. The move comes after Iranian officials admitted earlier this month that they had transferred drones to Moscow. Sanctions and diplomatic restrictions … Read more

US intelligence suggests Russia put off announcing Kherson retreat until after midterm elections

CNN — The United States has intelligence that Russia may have delayed announcing its withdrawal from the Ukrainian city of Kherson in part to avoid giving the Biden administration a political victory before the midterm elections, according to four people close to the information. Senior Russian officials discussed the U.S. midterm elections during deliberations over … Read more

Europe relaxes after US midterms, but fears of a 2024 Trump win run high

America’s allies in Europe breathed a sigh of relief as America’s midterm competitions drew to a close. US allies believe thinner margins of control between Democrats and Republicans in Congress will not jeopardize US support for Ukraine in the face of Russian aggression. From Kyiv to Berlin and Tbilisi, Georgia, fears that a larger Republican … Read more