US officials fear the worst is yet to come for Kyiv

US officials fear the worst is yet to come for Kyiv

This post was originally published on this siteUkrainian forces have so far managed to stave off Russian ground forces massed less than 20 miles north of the embattled capital Kyiv — but though they’ve defied US intelligence predictions that the city would likely fall within one to four days of...

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Sporting sanctions can land significant blow on Putin, say experts

Sporting sanctions can land significant blow on Putin, say experts

This post was originally published on this siteRussia hosting the 2018 World Cup, the scandal-plagued 2014 Winter Olympics and Gazprom’s sponsorship of the Champions League were powerful tools for the country’s global image and gained Vladimir Putin prestige amongst the Russian population. However, the Russian president’s decision to invade Ukraine...

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Ukrainian border guards to Russian warship: ‘Go f— yourself’

Ukrainian border guards to Russian warship: ‘Go f— yourself’

This post was originally published on this siteBorder guards on Ukraine’s Snake Island on Thursday delivered a defiant message to a Russian warship demanding they surrender or be attacked.The guards’ response to the request: “Russian warship. Go f— yourself.”Video of the encounter has gone…

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Russia ready for more talks with West to end Ukraine standoff

Russia ready for more talks with West to end Ukraine standoff

This post was originally published on this site Russia held open the door Monday to further talks on resolving its standoff with the West and said some of its military drills were ending, signaling a possible easing of the crisis over Ukraine. The comments came as German Chancellor Olaf Scholz,...

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Russia would face consequences over Ukraine if diplomatic path fails

Russia would face consequences over Ukraine if diplomatic path fails

This post was originally published on this siteNPR’s Steve Inskeep talks to Jon Finer, deputy national security adviser, about the Russia-Ukraine crisis. Finer says Russia has massed enough troops at the border to invade Ukraine.

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