Sir Richard Dearlove's comments on Thursday come amid ongoing speculation about Russian President Vladimir Putin's health.
When Vladimir Putin announced the invasion of Ukraine, war seemed far away from Russian territory. Yet within days the conflict came home — not with cruise missiles and mortars but in the form of unprecedented and unexpectedly extensive volleys of sanctions by Western governments and economic punishment by corporations.
The Ukrainian troops have managed to destroy a crucial piece of Russian military hardware that had been firing at the Luhansk city, thanks to a crucial tip inadvertently dropped by a Russian TV report. A post by Luhansk Governor Serhiy Haidai that appeared in Telegram on Saturday said the members...
This was CNBC's live blog tracking developments on the war in Ukraine on Sunday. See here for the latest updates. Ukraine and Poland have agreed to work on joint border controls as well as a shared railway company to relieve the movement of people and grow Ukraine's export potential. Meanwhile,...
WARSAW, Poland — One is a restaurateur who fled Belarus when he learned he was about to be arrested for criticizing President Alexander Lukashenko. Another was given the choice of either denouncing fellow opposition activists or being jailed. And one is certain his brother was killed by the country’s security forces.
Putin Always 'Surrounded By Doctors' As Illness Throws Kremlin Into Chaos: Ex-British Intelligence Official
Russian President Vladimir Putin is surrounded by doctors due to his health conditions, throwing Kremlin into chaos, former British intelligence official Christopher Steele has said in an interview. Steele, who provided the infamous unverified dossier that revealed possible Russian interference in the 2016 election and Donald Trump’s links to Moscow,...
Ukraine’s lead negotiator has ruled out any ceasefire deal in which Kyiv would cede territory to Russia or allow Russian troops to remain on its land.Such concessions would backfire as Russia would hit back harder after any break in fighting, said Mykhailo Podolyak, an adviser to Volodymyr Zelensky who is leading talks with Moscow.“The war will not stop. It will just be put on pause for some time,” Mr Podolyak said in an interview with Reuters in the presidential office in Kyiv.“They’ll start a new offensive, even more bloody and large-scale.”A Kremlin minister today said that sanctions against Russia...
Russian forces in Ukraine's partially occupied Donbas region are attempting to reach out to human rights organizations so they can escape from the war, according to Ukrainian authorities. Soldiers mobilized in the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR), an internationally unrecognized separatist-controlled breakaway state in eastern Ukraine, claimed that their service in...
Zelenskyy has demonstrated a far better grasp on the crucial calculus of risk and reward, writes former NATO Supreme Allied Commander James Stavridis.
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