Ukraine Dismisses Putin’s Christmas Ceasefire as ‘Hypocrisy’

Ukraine Dismisses Putin’s Christmas Ceasefire as ‘Hypocrisy’

Orthodox Christmas Since the invasion began on Feb. 24 last year, Russia has occupied parts of eastern and southern Ukraine, but Kyiv has reclaimed swathes of its territory and this week claimed a New Year’s strike that killed scores of Moscow’s troops. After votes that were internationally branded as farces, Russia annexed the Donetsk, Luhansk, … Read more

US, Germany Intend to Provide Ukraine With Infantry Fighting Vehicles – Joint Statement

US, Germany Intend to Provide Ukraine With Infantry Fighting Vehicles – Joint Statement

https://sputniknews.com/20230105/us-germany-intend-to-provide-ukraine-with-infantry-fighting-vehicles—joint-statement-1106069047.html US, Germany Intend to Provide Ukraine With Infantry Fighting Vehicles – Joint Statement US, Germany Intend to Provide Ukraine With Infantry Fighting Vehicles – Joint Statement WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The United States and Germany intend to supply Ukraine with infantry fighting vehicles and train Ukrainian troops to use them, US… 05.01.2023, Sputnik International 2023-01-05T20:11+0000 … Read more

US, Germany confirm new heavy weaponry for Ukraine — RT World News

US, Germany confirm new heavy weaponry for Ukraine — RT World News

Both states will give Kiev’s forces infantry fighting vehicles, according to a joint statement US President Joe Biden and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz have confirmed reports that they will donate infantry fighting vehicles to Ukraine. The news comes a day after France announced that if would send Western-designed ‘light tanks’ to Kiev. According to a … Read more

Putin Orders Two-Day Ceasefire in Ukraine Over Orthodox Christmas

Ukraine Dismisses Putin’s Christmas Ceasefire as ‘Hypocrisy’

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered his troops to observe a temporary ceasefire in Ukraine over Orthodox Christmas on Jan. 6-7, the Kremlin announced on Thursday.  The decision follows calls by Russia’s spiritual leader, Patriarch Kirill, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan earlier on Thursday for a ceasefire in the 10-month conflict, though there is no … Read more

Seven Months On, Russia’s Only Diplomat to Publicly Quit Over the Ukraine War Has Time on his Hands

Seven Months On, Russia’s Only Diplomat to Publicly Quit Over the Ukraine War Has Time on his Hands

Boris Bondarev, a former member of Russia’s delegation to the United Nations in Geneva, now lives modestly in Switzerland with his wife and their kitten — and spends a lot of time on Twitter. The ex-diplomat is unable to return to Russia after publicly quitting his job in May when he said the invasion of … Read more

Patriarch Kirill Calls for Orthodox Christmas Ceasefire in Ukraine

Patriarch Kirill Calls for Orthodox Christmas Ceasefire in Ukraine

Russia’s spiritual leader, Patriarch Kirill, on Thursday called for a ceasefire in Ukraine over Orthodox Christmas, which is traditionally celebrated this week by both countries. The 76-year-old Orthodox Church leader is a staunch supporter of President Vladimir Putin and his invasion of Ukraine who has given his blessing to Russian troops fighting in the war … Read more

Italy can’t be mediator in Ukraine crisis – Moscow — RT Russia & Former Soviet Union

Italy can’t be mediator in Ukraine crisis – Moscow — RT Russia & Former Soviet Union

Rome is among those “pumping” Kiev with arms and prolonging this conflict, the Russian Foreign Ministry has said Italy cannot become a mediator in the ongoing conflict between Moscow and Kiev, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Wednesday. The remarks came in response to an earlier initiative voiced by Italian Prime Minister Giorgia … Read more

Ukraine estimates cost of reconstruction — RT Russia & Former Soviet Union

Ukraine estimates cost of reconstruction — RT Russia & Former Soviet Union

Estimates range from $700 billion to $1 trillion, as Kiev covets frozen Russian assets Ukrainian Prime Minister Denis Shmygal said on Tuesday that “more than $700 billion” will be needed to repair the damage due to the conflict, double the estimate given by Kiev in June. President Vladimir Zelensky had put the figure at $1 … Read more

Putin Orders Screening of Ukraine Assault Documentaries

Putin Orders Screening of Ukraine Assault Documentaries

President Vladimir Putin ordered his government Tuesday to ensure by February the screening in cinemas of documentary films dedicated to the invasion of Ukraine and the fight against “neo-Nazi” ideology. The Kremlin said in a statement that the Culture Ministry had until Feb. 1 to implement the order. Putin shocked the world by sending troops … Read more

Pro-Kremlin Crowds in Russia Mourn Soldiers Killed in Ukraine Strike

Pro-Kremlin Crowds in Russia Mourn Soldiers Killed in Ukraine Strike

Pro-government Russians came out onto the streets of towns across Samara region Tuesday to mourn local soldiers killed in the Ukrainian city of Makiivka in a missile attack on New Year’s Eve. Hundreds of pro-war Russians attended gatherings in the Volga river cities of Samara and Tolyatti, according to local media reports.   “I haven’t slept … Read more