Ex-FBI informant charged with lying about Bidens tied to Russian intel: DOJ

Ex-FBI informant charged with lying about Bidens tied to Russian intel: DOJ

The former FBI informant who has been charged with lying to claim that President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden accepted a bribe allegedly has ties to “high-level” Russian intelligence officials. Alexander Smirnov was hit with felony charges last week for allegedly making false statements and manufacturing false records concerning the Bidens’ business dealings … Read more

Two years after the Russian invasion, land mines plague one-third of Ukraine

Two years after the Russian invasion, land mines plague one-third of Ukraine

WASHINGTON — Two years after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the country has become one of the most mine-littered nations on the planet. Eleven of Ukraine’s 27 regions are strewn with mines, according to Human Rights Watch. All told, about 30% of Ukraine’s territory is infested with land mines, an area roughly equivalent to the state of … Read more

Ukraine war map shows latest Russian advances

Ukraine war map shows latest Russian advances

Offensive operations by Russian forces around Avdiivka have slowed significantly following their capture, it has been reported, with a map showing the current state of play in Ukraine’s Donetsk oblast. Following months of fierce fighting that have seen huge Russian losses, Ukraine announced that it had retreated from Avdiivka. Russian media touted its biggest gain … Read more

Russian pilot who defected to Ukraine found shot to death

Russian pilot who defected to Ukraine found shot to death

A Russian helicopter pilot who defected to Ukraine last year has been found dead in southeastern Spain, according to Ukrainian and Spanish media reports. Maxim Kuzminov, who piloted a Russian Mi-8 helicopter into Ukrainian territory in August 2023, was discovered in an underground parking lot in the town of Villajoyosa, close to the Spanish port … Read more

Trump compares Russian opposition leader Navalny’s death to his own legal woes

Trump compares Russian opposition leader Navalny’s death to his own legal woes

Former President Donald Trump on Monday compared the sudden death of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny in a prison colony to the legal peril he faces in the U.S., elevating a talking point in some right-wing circles linking the two in his first comments on Navalny’s death. “The sudden death of Alexei Navalny has made … Read more

Six Russian fighter jets shot down in just three days

Six Russian fighter jets shot down in just three days

Ukraine’s armed forces have shot down six Russian fighter jets in just three days, according to the country’s Ministry of Defense. The ministry said in a statement on X, formerly Twitter, that Ukraine on Monday destroyed two Russian jets—an Su-34 fighter-bomber and an Su-35S fighter jet. “Russian planes continue to fall! This morning, defenders of … Read more

China’s state media repeat Russian talking points after Navalny’s death

China’s state media repeat Russian talking points after Navalny’s death

Chinese media outlets have echoed narratives that align closely with Russian official statements following the death of Russia’s leading opposition figure Alexei Navalny. China Newsweek (no relation), a state-owned magazine reported on Saturday on the circumstances of Navalny’s death, saying that he was in “good health” but had been treated with a “respiratory infection earlier.” … Read more

Avdiivka map reveals scale of Russian advance

Avdiivka map reveals scale of Russian advance

Russia’s forces have solidified their hold on territory in the captured city of Avdiivka, Moscow said on Monday, as a new map shows the latest Russian advances through the former Ukrainian stronghold in eastern Ukraine. Russia’s Defense Ministry said on Monday that its forces had taken complete control of the Avdiivka coking plant in the … Read more

Ukraine video shows 18 Russian vehicles wiped out as offensive thwarted

Ukraine video shows 18 Russian vehicles wiped out as offensive thwarted

Ukrainian forces destroyed 18 of Moscow’s armored vehicles during a Russian push in the south of the country on Saturday, according to Kyiv, as the Kremlin’s forces gain ground along the eastern front lines. Russian forces lost three tanks in the attack in Ukraine’s southern Zaporizhzhia region on Saturday, Ukraine’s western operational command said in … Read more

Rep. Mike Turner: The White House seemed to be ‘sleepwalking’ on Russian nuclear threat

Rep. Mike Turner: The White House seemed to be ‘sleepwalking’ on Russian nuclear threat

Rep. Mike Turner told NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Saturday that he sounded the alarm to his House colleagues about Russia’s plan to put nuclear weapons in space out of fear that the Biden administration was “sleepwalking into an international crisis.” “We need to make certain that we avert what could be an international crisis,” … Read more