Military expert on Ukraine’s chances of stopping Russian nuclear attacks
Ukraine could — albeit not in all cases — destroy Russia's tactical nuclear weapons before they hit their targets, military expert, director of the New Geopolitics Research Network Mykhailo Samus told Radio NV on Sept. 26.news.yahoo.com
EU, US question Serbia's EU commitment after Russia deal
The European Union and the U.S. have questioned Serbia’s commitment to join Europe’s 27-nation bloc after Belgrade signed an agreement with Moscow pledging long-term “consultations” on foreign policy matters amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
On Ukraine, Russia repeats insistence that it had no choice
Russia made its case to the world Saturday for its war in Ukraine, repeating a series of grievances about its neighbor and the West to tell the U.N. General Assembly meeting of world leaders that Moscow had “no choice” but to take military action. At the heart of Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's address was a claim that the United States and its allies — not Russia, as the West maintains — are aggressively undermining the international system that the U.N. represents. The war has largely dominated the discussion, with many countries laying into Russia for its Feb. 24 invasion, nuclear threats, allegations of atrocities and war crimes, and ratcheting up its campaign by mobilizing some of its reserves even as the assembly met.news.yahoo.com
World opinion shifts against Russia as Ukraine worries grow
The tide of international opinion appears to have decisively shifted against Russia, as a number of non-aligned countries joined the United States and its allies in condemning Russia’s war in Ukraine and its threats to the principles of the international rules-based order.
Russian Foreign Minister says Russia not opposed to negotiations amidst Ukraines counteroffensive
EUROPEAN PRAVDA - SUNDAY, 11 SEPTEMBER 2022, 16:49 Sergey Lavrov, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, said that Moscow is not opposed to negotiations with Ukraine. Source: European Pravda, citing RBC (Russian Business Consulting), a Kremlin-aligned Russian news outlet Quote from Lavrov: "We are not opposed to negotiations, but those who are must realise that the longer they delayed this process, the more difficult it would be for them to reach an agreement with us.news.yahoo.com
Russia `alarmed' at no US visas to attend UN leaders meeting
Russia’s U.N. ambassador says it’s “alarming” that less than three weeks before the annual meeting of world leaders at the U.N. General Assembly not a single member of the 56-member Russian advance team and delegation headed by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has received an entry visa to the United Stateswashingtonpost.com
Russia `alarmed' at no US visas to attend UN leaders meeting
Russia’s U.N. ambassador says it’s “alarming” that less than three weeks before the annual meeting of world leaders at the U.N. General Assembly not a single member of the 56-member Russian advance team and delegation headed by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has received a U.S. entry visa. Vassily Nebenzia said in a letter to U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres obtained Friday night by The Associated Press that “this is even more alarming since for the last several months the authorities of the United States have been constantly refusing to grant entry visas to a number of Russian delegates assigned to take part in the official United Nations events.”news.yahoo.com
US envoy: Africa trip isn't to compete with Russia, China
The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations is heading to Africa, saying she is going to focus on how the United State can help Uganda, Ghana and Cape Verde deal with the food crisis that has hit the continent particularly hard — not to compete with China and Russia.
Highland Park shooting suspect pleads not guilty
The man accused of killing seven people and wounding dozens more in a shooting at an Independence Day parade in suburban Chicago pleaded not guilty on Wednesday, a week after prosecutors announced he faces 117 felony counts in the attack.news.yahoo.com
US envoy: Russia intends to dissolve Ukraine from world map
The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Friday there should no longer be any doubt that Russia intends to dismantle Ukraine “and dissolve it from the world map entirely.” Linda Thomas-Greenfield told the U.N. Security Council that the United States is seeing growing signs that Russia is laying the groundwork to attempt to annex all of the eastern Ukrainian regions of Donetsk and Luhansk and the southern Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions, including by installing “illegitimate proxy officials in Russian-held areas, with the goal of holding sham referenda or decree to join Russia.” Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov “has even stated that this is Russia’s war aim,” she said.news.yahoo.com
Africa is being pushed to take sides in the Ukraine war
French President Emmanuel Macron visited Cameroon this week, calling the entire continent out for “hypocrisy." The leader’s remarks showed a sharp contrast with those of another current visitor to the continent: Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.washingtonpost.com
In rare contact, US offers Russia deal for Griner, Whelan
The U.S. has offered a deal to Russia aimed at bringing home WNBA star Brittney Griner and another jailed American, Paul Whelan, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Wednesday. In a sharp reversal of previous policy, Blinken also said he expects to speak with his Kremlin counterpart for the first time since before Russia invaded Ukraine. The statement marked the first time the U.S. government has publicly revealed any concrete action it has taken to secure the release of Griner, who was arrested on drug-related charges at a Moscow airport in February and testified Wednesday at her trial.news.yahoo.com
Lavrov says Russian goal to oust Ukraine's president
Russia appears to have reversed itself after the country's top diplomat said Moscow's overarching goal is to topple the government of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy as Russian artillery barrages and air strikes continue to pummel cities across Ukraine. The remark from Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov comes amid Ukraine's efforts to resume grain exports from its Black Sea ports, something that would help ease global food shortages, under a new deal tested by a Russian strike on Odesa over the weekend.news.yahoo.com
Russia's war in Ukraine to overshadow G-20 talks in Bali
Foreign ministers from the Group of 20 leading rich and developing nations are gathering in Indonesia’s resort island of Bali for talks bound to be dominated by the conflict in Ukraine despite an agenda focused on global cooperation and food and energy security.
Russia-West tensions inflame UN debate on Mali peacekeepers
Tensions between Russia and the West are aggravating talks about the future of one of the United Nations’ biggest and most perilous peacekeeping operations, the force sent to help Mali contend with a decade-long Islamic extremist insurgency.
Venezuelan leader, barred from US summit, arrives in Turkey
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was welcomed in the Turkish capital on Wednesday just as the foreign minister of Russia, a key ally of the ostracized Latin American regime, was also visiting the city. Maduro is on a Eurasian tour after being rebuffed by Washington, which decided not to invite him to the Summit of the Americas. Turkey is one of a handful of places around the world – Russia and Iran are other friendly states – where Maduro is welcome amid U.S. sanctions on his country.news.yahoo.com
Putin health mystery leads to rare Kremlin denial
Russian President Vladimir Putin has always been fond of macho displays of personal virility and strength. Just months into his first term as the nation’s leader, he served as the co-pilot of a fighter jet that landed in Grozny, the Chechen capital that had been devastated under his direction. He has been photographed riding a horse without a shirt and hunting, also shirtless.news.yahoo.com
Lavrov names Russias "absolute priority" in the war against Ukraine
Kateryna Tyshchenko - Sunday, 29 May 2022, 22:54 Sergey Lavrov, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, has said that Russia's absolute priority in the war against Ukraine is to capture Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts; he added that people who live in other Russian-occupied territories of Ukraine will have to "decide their future" themselves.news.yahoo.com
Kremlin rails against West, accuses U.S. of 'canceling Russia'
The Kremlin’s top diplomat on Friday accused the West of waging “total war” and promoting “the culture of canceling Russia,” in blistering remarks that underscore how Moscow continues to see the war in Ukraine as an existential struggle to remake the geopolitical order as opposed to a mere territorial conflict.news.yahoo.com
Russia lashes out at Israel as rift over Holocaust and Ukraine widens
The Kremlin deepened its unusual rift over World War II history with Israel on Tuesday by endorsing falsehood-riddled comments made by Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov about the supposed collaboration of Jews during the Holocaust with their own Nazi killers.news.yahoo.com
Russia doubles down on foreign minister's Hitler remarks, accuses Israel of supporting "neo-Nazis" in Ukraine
Israel has voiced support for Ukraine after Russia launched its invasion, but has refrained from directly criticizing the Kremlin and joined the Western effort to sanction Russian oligarchs.cbsnews.com