Russia’s Lavrov promises ‘full protection’ for any annexed territory | War news between Russia and Ukraine

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says regions of Ukraine where widely criticized referendums are being held will be under Moscow’s “full protection” if they are annexed, raising the prospect of the use of nuclear weapons if Kiev tries to retake those areas . Lavrov’s comments at a press conference in New York City on Saturday … Read more

Russians protest in the streets and oppose Putin’s draft

Russian men flocked to border crossings with Finland, Georgia and other neighboring countries on Saturday, waiting in long lines to flee as the Putin regime tried to call in almost everyone – including the dead. Military officers went door-to-door in Russia’s hinterland to summon the reluctant troops and even tried to serve the draft on … Read more

Even Russia’s Friends Are Worrying About Its War – POLITICO

NEW YORK – When Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov took the stage at the United Nations General Assembly this week, he and his country had already lost a large part of the audience. Throughout the annual gathering, world leader after world leader had expressed deep discomfort, if not outright condemnation, of Russia’s war in Ukraine. … Read more

‘Butcher of Mariupol’ promoted in Russian army shakeup

Vladimir Putin has ousted the Russian general in charge of the chaotic logistics operation that hampered his army when its Ukraine invasion collapsed – and appointed a notoriously brutal replacement. General Dmitry Bulgakov, 67, was “released” on Saturday, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Telegram, so he could transition to a new but unspecified role. … Read more

Russian torture chambers revealed in the Ukrainian city of Balakliya

BALAKLIYA, Eastern Ukraine – “Our Father who art in heaven,” begin the words of the Lord’s Prayer scratched into the side of a wall in a police station-turned-torture chamber in the recently liberated town of Balakliya. The floors of the cells are still stained with blood and the stench of human waste and rotting food … Read more

Zelensky offers guarantees for Russian soldiers who surrender

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Saturday offered guaranteed protection to Russian soldiers who surrender amid the conflict between the countries, after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced he was calling up 300,000 reservists to rebuild Russian forces. Appeals directly to Russians under a address, Zelensky said Ukraine could guarantee three terms of office to Russian soldiers … Read more

In Russia, Vladimir Putin has broken promises and created chaos that he may not be able to contain

Sitting on a bus in the border zone between Russia and Estonia, Lev Kudryakov sends quick updates on what he just experienced. To leave Russia, he was asked a series of questions by border guards: “Have you heard about mobilization?” “Do you know that if you evade mobilization, then there can be criminal liability for … Read more

See Chief Prosecutor War Crimes Warning to Russia – CNN

See Chief Prosecutor for War Crimes Warning to RussiaCNN UN rights experts present evidence of war crimes in UkraineAssociated Press The UN Human Rights Commission says war crimes have been committed in UkraineAxios Russia has committed war crimes in Ukraine, UN investigators sayThe Guardian See full coverage on Google News

Traffic jams and border desperation as Russians flee Putin’s ‘partial mobilization’

CNN — Vladimir Putin’s “partial mobilization” of citizens for his war in Ukraine has already set in motion sweeping changes for many Russians, as draftees say an emotional goodbye to their families, while others try to flee and scramble to cross border crossings or buy air tickets . For many of those who leave, the … Read more

The US has been privately warning Russia against using nuclear weapons in Ukraine for months

Washington CNN — The United States has privately communicated to Russia for the past several months that there will be consequences if Moscow chooses to use a nuclear weapon in the Ukraine war, according to U.S. officials. It was not immediately clear how or when the warnings were sent. The State Department was involved, according … Read more