Scholz: Putin has missed all strategic targets in Ukraine

Scholz: Putin has missed all strategic targets in Ukraine

This post was originally published on this site German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has reiterated his conviction that Russian President Vladimir Putin will not win the war in Ukraine. “He has already missed all his strategic goals,” Scholz said on Thursday in his speech at the end of the World Economic...

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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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‘We must find an agreement’: Zelenskyy calls for direct talks with Putin

‘We must find an agreement’: Zelenskyy calls for direct talks with Putin

This post was originally published on this site Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Thursday that he is prepared to hold direct talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin amid mounting fears that Moscow’s invasion and the West’s response have spiraled into a dangerous proxy war between nuclear-armed powers. “We must...

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Russia says Finland joining NATO would be a threat

Russia says Finland joining NATO would be a threat

This post was originally published on this site  A Kremlin spokesman said on Thursday that Finland joining NATO would threaten Russian security and do nothing for the security alliance. “As we have said many times before, NATO expansion does not make the world more stable and secure,” Dmitry Peskov said,...

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More ‘blowback’ for Putin as Finland applies for NATO membership

More ‘blowback’ for Putin as Finland applies for NATO membership

This post was originally published on this site In yet another major blow for Russian President Vladimir Putin, Finland’s president and prime minister have now said that their country intends to apply for NATO membership. In a joint statement released Thursday, Finnish President Sauli Niinistö and Finnish Prime Minister Sanna...

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Sanctions reportedly taking ‘bite’ out of Russian efforts to replenish precision weapons: Live updates

Sanctions reportedly taking ‘bite’ out of Russian efforts to replenish precision weapons: Live updates

This post was originally published on this siteSanctions that prevent Russia from obtaining electronic parts have hurt its ability to replenish precision-guided weapons, a Pentagon official said.     

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US mulls what Putin’s end game might look like as war in Ukraine grinds on

US mulls what Putin’s end game might look like as war in Ukraine grinds on

This post was originally published on this siteUS officials found Russian President Vladimir Putin muted and subdued when he delivered his Victory Day address on Monday, further obscuring their attempts to ascertain the Russian leader’s ultimate objectives in Ukraine.

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Ukraine War: Putin’s Victory Day speech fact-checked

Ukraine War: Putin’s Victory Day speech fact-checked

This post was originally published on this sitePresident Putin made several claims about Ukraine and Nato in his speech at a military parade in Moscow.

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Victory Day: Putin says troops ‘fighting for motherland’; Zelenskyy vows Ukraine will soon have ‘2 Victory Days’. Live updates

Victory Day: Putin says troops ‘fighting for motherland’; Zelenskyy vows Ukraine will soon have ‘2 Victory Days’. Live updates

This post was originally published on this siteMay 9 marks Russia’s Victory Day, the country’s largest holiday. However in brief remarks, Putin didn’t declare victory in Ukraine. Latest updates.     

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Putin defends Ukraine offensive as Russia marks Victory Day

Putin defends Ukraine offensive as Russia marks Victory Day

This post was originally published on this site President Vladimir Putin on Monday defended Russia’s offensive in Ukraine and blamed Kyiv and the West, as he looked to use grand Victory Day celebrations to mobilize patriotic support for the campaign. Speaking at the start of the annual military parade in...

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