Washington accuses Moscow of trying to ‘intimidate’ US media in Russia

Washington accuses Moscow of trying to ‘intimidate’ US media in Russia

This post was originally published on this site The United States on Monday accused Russia of trying to “intimidate” American correspondents in Moscow, who were summoned by the Russian foreign ministry and threatened with reprisals because of US sanctions. “The Russian Ministry of Foreign affairs summoned your colleagues to quote...

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US intel skeptical Putin will be swayed by Russian public opinion over war in Ukraine

US intel skeptical Putin will be swayed by Russian public opinion over war in Ukraine

This post was originally published on this siteUS intelligence officials are skeptical that any change in Russian public opinion against the Kremlin’s war in Ukraine — even a dramatic one — would have an effect in persuading Russian President Vladimir Putin to end the conflict, according to multiple sources familiar...

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Russian defense ministry says it has hit Ukrainian targets with submarine strikes

Russian defense ministry says it has hit Ukrainian targets with submarine strikes

This post was originally published on this siteRussia used Kalibr cruise missiles to target Ukrainian military infrastructure in submarine strikes, Moscow’s defense ministry announced on Friday. “The crew of a diesel-electric submarine of the Black Sea Fleet from the Black Sea carried out a salvo launch of Kalibr cruise missiles...

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Rand Paul says U.S. backing Ukraine in NATO played role in Russia’s invasion

Rand Paul says U.S. backing Ukraine in NATO played role in Russia’s invasion

This post was originally published on this siteThe remarks — criticized as an echo of Russian talking points — came during a clash with Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who affirmed Kyiv’s right to choose a future independent of Moscow.

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Iran, Russia Hold Trade Conference as They Ramp Up Efforts To Evade US Sanctions

Iran, Russia Hold Trade Conference as They Ramp Up Efforts To Evade US Sanctions

This post was originally published on this site Iran and Russia held a joint trade conference in Moscow on Wednesday as the two countries ramp up efforts to bust U.S. sanctions. At least 70 Iranian companies and 250 “big holding and influential Russian business people” attended the conference, according to...

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Moscow calls on Russian media to ignore Zelensky interview

Moscow calls on Russian media to ignore Zelensky interview

This post was originally published on this siteMoscow’s telecommunications watchdog is calling on media outlets in the country to ignore the interview Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky did with some Russian journalists.“Several Russian mass media outlets, including foreign agent mass media…

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Russian court extends Brittney Griner’s arrest to May 19

Russian court extends Brittney Griner’s arrest to May 19

This post was originally published on this siteA Russian court has extended WNBA star Brittney Griner’s arrest to May 19 following her detainment at an airport near Moscow last month.”The court granted the request of the investigation and extended the period of detention of the US citizen Griner…

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White House debates U.S. role in international war crimes probe

White House debates U.S. role in international war crimes probe

This post was originally published on this siteU.N. ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield accused Russia of “war crimes” in Ukraine, as the Biden admin debates the U.S. role in holding Moscow accountable.

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Russia hits Kyiv with gunfire, explosives but US says Moscow’s momentum has slowed – live updates

Russia hits Kyiv with gunfire, explosives but US says Moscow’s momentum has slowed – live updates

This post was originally published on this siteRussian military forces continue their attack on Ukraine Friday, advancing on the city of Kyiv despite the U.S. and allies levying massive sanctions.     

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Kremlin rejects ‘unfounded accusations,’ says it takes time to wind down exercises

Kremlin rejects ‘unfounded accusations,’ says it takes time to wind down exercises

This post was originally published on this siteRussia on Thursday accused the U.S. and NATO of making “unfounded accusations” after Western officials said Moscow has made no effort to withdraw its forces from near the Ukrainian border, as promised earlier this week. The Kremlin claimed it…

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