Putin signs decree to increase size of Russian Armed Forces

President orders Russian military to increase its number of soldiers by 137,000 to a total of 1.15 million. Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the Russian military to increase its number of soldiers by 137,000 to a total of 1.15 million servicemen amid Moscow’s military action in Ukraine. Putin’s decree, which takes effect on January…

Russia’s Missing Defense Minister Resurfaces.

Updated at 2255 EAT on 02nd June 2022. For 12 days , Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu appeared to vanish from public life. His troops were fighting and dying in Ukraine, but Shoigu, a senior aide and friend of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s, was nowhere to be seen. Some suggested, without evidence, that he had…

Ukraine Retakes Whole Kyiv Region As Russian Troops Pull Back

Updated at 0828 EAT on 03 April 2022. Ukraine’s defence ministry says its forces have seized control of the Kyiv region from Russian troops as officials warned that the departing soldiers were creating a “catastrophic” situation for civilians by leaving behind mines. The announcement on Saturday marks the first time Ukraine has claimed control of…

Some Prominent Russians Quit Jobs, Refuse To Support War

Updated at 1111 EAT on 25th March 2022. A number of public figures have condemned the invasion of Ukraine and left their posts at state-run institutions and companies, which could signal divisions in Russia’s official ranks over the war. So far there have been no indications that the resignations have reached into Putin’s inner circle….

Russia-Ukraine war: Zelenskyy Calls For Global Protests

By Updated at 1121 EAT on 24th March 2022. As the Russia-Ukraine war enters its second month, The president of Ukraine Zelenskyy calls for global solidarity and urges NATO to provide Kyiv with ‘effective and unrestricted’ aid. Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy calls for global protests to demand an end to the Russian invasion. He also…

Boris Plans Face-To-Face Meeting With Biden To Plot Ukraine Endgame

Updated at 1316 EAT on 18th March 2022. Boris Johnson is planning a face-to-face meeting with Joe Biden to plot the endgame’ in Ukraine after crisis rejuvenated the Special Relationship. The PM is expected to hold talks with the US president at a Nato summit in Brussels next week, amid speculation that Britain could end up acting…