Russia-Ukraine Crisis

Gravitas: Boris Johnson blames western leaders for emboldening Putin

Boris Johnson has blamed his western predecessors for making "terrible mistakes" after the invasion of Crimea in 2014. How did the West respond after…

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Gravitas: Russia goes after Ukraine's arms factories

Russia said it will disable Ukraine's 'military-industrial complex'. Hours after this warning was issued, an aircraft plant in Kyiv was attacked.…

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Gravitas: Russia sanctions US President Joe Biden

Russia has sanctioned US President Joe Biden and several other key members of the US government. This comes on a day when raids on residential areas…

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Gravitas: Did Russia use a chemical bomb in Donbas?

Russia's invasion of Ukraine is intensifying. Over the weekend, Russian jets destroyed a military base near Poland. Ukrainian officials have accused…

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Gravitas: Russia could default on its debt within days

Russia needs to pay $117 million to its creditors this week. World Bank's Chief Economist said Moscow is "mightily close" to a default. Can a Russian…

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Watch: Ex-US prez George Bush condemns Iraq invasion instead of Ukrainian war in major gaffe

The comments left the audience stunned, following which Bush added, 'Iraq, too'

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Russia-Ukraine war could cause mass hunger and famine due to food insecurity, UN warns

The Russia-Ukraine war led to massive global food insecurity, which has been already impacted by the warming temperatures and the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic 

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Russian director condemns war at Cannes film premiere

Exiled Russian director Kirill Serebrennikov spoke out against the war in Ukraine following the global premiere of his film 'Tchaikovsky's wife,' at the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday.

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Ukraine war: NATO now has 40,000 soldiers on Europe's border with Russia

There were 40,000 allied forces under direct NATO command a month after Russia's invasion of Ukraine began, with existing battlegroups dramatically strengthened — Poland's increased from 1,010 men…

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Finally, United States takes cue from other nations, re-opens embassy in Kyiv

US embassy operations resumed in Kyiv on Wednesday, said the State Department. The diplomats are also returning to the capital on the permanent basis from the western Ukrainian city of Lviv and…

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Biden backs Finland and Sweden's 'historic' NATO application

Sweden and Finland had maintained neutral status in European conflicts for decades, however, after President Putin ordered the "special military operation" against Ukraine pressure grew on both…

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959 Ukrainian fighters have surrendered in Azovstal steel plant, claims Russia

The International Criminal Court(ICC) said it was deploying investigators including forensic experts to gather evidence on alleged war crimes by Russian troops.

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Turkey blocks talks with Finland, Sweden on NATO membership: Report

President Erdogan had earlier accussed the Nordic countries of harbouring 'terrorists' referring to the Kurds. Turkey's president had urged NATO to understand the country's 'sensitivity'.

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Russian soldier charged with war crimes in Ukraine pleads guilty

Shishimarin has been charged with the death of a man in eastern Ukraine just days after the Russian invasion which was announced by President Vladimir Putin on February 24.

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Ukrainian Defence Minister Oleksiy Reznikov says war with Russia is entering 'protracted phase'

Highlighting Russian President Vladimir Putin's strategy, Reznikov said that he has ordered his troops to build fortifications in the Zaporizhzhia and Kherson regions in order to 'move to defence…

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Cannes Film Festival begins with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s call to speak out against war

The film festival, which is going to run from May 17 to 28, started with the screening of zombie film "Final Cut" by Michel Hazanavicius. During the opening ceremony, festival president Pierre…

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Tit-for-tat move? Canada looks to ban Russian President Vladimir Putin, others from entering nation

Since the beginning of the Ukraine war, a number of sanctions has been imposed against Russia by Canada and other Western allies. Canada has also been sending weapons to Ukraine. As a retaliation…

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Russia sends nuclear-capable Iskander missiles to Finland's border: Report

Russia had reportedly parked the Iskander-M short-range ballistic missile systems near the Ukraine border before the February 24 invasion.

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More than 260 Ukrainian soldiers evacuated from Mariupol steel plant

Following a long standoff with Russian forces, more than 260 Ukrainian soldiers were evacuated from a steel plant on Tuesday (May 16).

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We will not say yes, says Erdogan on Sweden & Finland's NATO membership

Turkey's President Erodgan had said the Nordic countries were 'like a guesthouse for terror organisations' even as Sweden and Finland seek to become NATO members.

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Russia-Ukraine Crisis

Russia-Ukraine Crisis

The Russia-Ukraine crisis escalated after Russian forces fired missiles at several cities in Ukraine and landed troops on its coast on February 24. 

In a televised address, Russian President Vladimir Putin authorised what he called a special military operation in the east. 

US President Joe Biden and several European leaders have warned that an invasion by Putin would be disastrous. 

The conflict has soared tensions in Russia's relations with the US and Europe. 

As the issue intensifies, WION brings you the latest updates.

Volodymyr Zelensky, Ukraine's comedian turned war-time President is now a comic book hero

As per a Reuters report, TidalWave Comics' latest graphic novel biography is titled "Political Power: Volodymyr Zelensky" and it tells the life story of the Ukrainian President

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Watch: Ex-US prez George Bush condemns Iraq invasion instead of Ukrainian war in major gaffe

The comments left the audience stunned, following which Bush added, 'Iraq, too'

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Russia-Ukraine war could cause mass hunger and famine due to food insecurity, UN warns

The Russia-Ukraine war led to massive global food insecurity, which has been already impacted by the warming temperatures and the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic 

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Russian director condemns war at Cannes film premiere

Exiled Russian director Kirill Serebrennikov spoke out against the war in Ukraine following the global premiere of his film 'Tchaikovsky's wife,' at the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday.

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Ukraine war: NATO now has 40,000 soldiers on Europe's border with Russia

There were 40,000 allied forces under direct NATO command a month after Russia's invasion of Ukraine began, with existing battlegroups dramatically strengthened — Poland's increased from 1,010 men…

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Finally, United States takes cue from other nations, re-opens embassy in Kyiv

US embassy operations resumed in Kyiv on Wednesday, said the State Department. The diplomats are also returning to the capital on the permanent basis from the western Ukrainian city of Lviv and…

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Biden backs Finland and Sweden's 'historic' NATO application

Sweden and Finland had maintained neutral status in European conflicts for decades, however, after President Putin ordered the "special military operation" against Ukraine pressure grew on both…

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959 Ukrainian fighters have surrendered in Azovstal steel plant, claims Russia

The International Criminal Court(ICC) said it was deploying investigators including forensic experts to gather evidence on alleged war crimes by Russian troops.

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Turkey blocks talks with Finland, Sweden on NATO membership: Report

President Erdogan had earlier accussed the Nordic countries of harbouring 'terrorists' referring to the Kurds. Turkey's president had urged NATO to understand the country's 'sensitivity'.

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Russian soldier charged with war crimes in Ukraine pleads guilty

Shishimarin has been charged with the death of a man in eastern Ukraine just days after the Russian invasion which was announced by President Vladimir Putin on February 24.

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Russia plans next generation hypersonic missiles: What is it?

Russia's revelation comes even as its forces are involved in a fierce war with Ukraine for nearly three months.

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Ukrainian Defence Minister Oleksiy Reznikov says war with Russia is entering 'protracted phase'

Highlighting Russian President Vladimir Putin's strategy, Reznikov said that he has ordered his troops to build fortifications in the Zaporizhzhia and Kherson regions in order to 'move to defence…

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Cannes Film Festival begins with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s call to speak out against war

The film festival, which is going to run from May 17 to 28, started with the screening of zombie film "Final Cut" by Michel Hazanavicius. During the opening ceremony, festival president Pierre…

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Tit-for-tat move? Canada looks to ban Russian President Vladimir Putin, others from entering nation

Since the beginning of the Ukraine war, a number of sanctions has been imposed against Russia by Canada and other Western allies. Canada has also been sending weapons to Ukraine. As a retaliation…

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Russia sends nuclear-capable Iskander missiles to Finland's border: Report

Russia had reportedly parked the Iskander-M short-range ballistic missile systems near the Ukraine border before the February 24 invasion.

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In pics: Timeline of siege of the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol

It’s been about three months since Moscow’s ‘special military operation’ started in Ukraine and the port city of Mariupol has been surrounded by…

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More than 260 Ukrainian soldiers evacuated from Mariupol steel plant

Following a long standoff with Russian forces, more than 260 Ukrainian soldiers were evacuated from a steel plant on Tuesday (May 16).

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We will not say yes, says Erdogan on Sweden & Finland's NATO membership

Turkey's President Erodgan had said the Nordic countries were 'like a guesthouse for terror organisations' even as Sweden and Finland seek to become NATO members.

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Mariupol: Russia offers to evacuate wounded Ukrainian troops from steel plant

Russian forces have battered Mariupol for almost two months. The last pocket of Ukrainian resistance is Azovstal factory. It is a huge Soviet-era plant that was built during Josef Stalin's time.…

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After Finland, Sweden decides to join NATO; Putin says expect a 'response'

Sweden's governing Social Democrats had given the green signal to the government to enter NATO putting aside decades of neutrality.

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Volodymyr Zelensky, Ukraine's comedian turned war-time President is now a comic book hero

As per a Reuters report, TidalWave Comics' latest graphic novel biography is titled "Political Power: Volodymyr Zelensky" and it tells the life story of the Ukrainian President

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Watch: Ex-US prez George Bush condemns Iraq invasion instead of Ukrainian war in major gaffe

The comments left the audience stunned, following which Bush added, 'Iraq, too'

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Russia-Ukraine war could cause mass hunger and famine due to food insecurity, UN warns

The Russia-Ukraine war led to massive global food insecurity, which has been already impacted by the warming temperatures and the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic 

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Russian director condemns war at Cannes film premiere

Exiled Russian director Kirill Serebrennikov spoke out against the war in Ukraine following the global premiere of his film 'Tchaikovsky's wife,' at the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday.

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Ukraine war: NATO now has 40,000 soldiers on Europe's border with Russia

There were 40,000 allied forces under direct NATO command a month after Russia's invasion of Ukraine began, with existing battlegroups dramatically strengthened — Poland's increased from 1,010 men…

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Finally, United States takes cue from other nations, re-opens embassy in Kyiv

US embassy operations resumed in Kyiv on Wednesday, said the State Department. The diplomats are also returning to the capital on the permanent basis from the western Ukrainian city of Lviv and…

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Biden backs Finland and Sweden's 'historic' NATO application

Sweden and Finland had maintained neutral status in European conflicts for decades, however, after President Putin ordered the "special military operation" against Ukraine pressure grew on both…

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959 Ukrainian fighters have surrendered in Azovstal steel plant, claims Russia

The International Criminal Court(ICC) said it was deploying investigators including forensic experts to gather evidence on alleged war crimes by Russian troops.

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Turkey blocks talks with Finland, Sweden on NATO membership: Report

President Erdogan had earlier accussed the Nordic countries of harbouring 'terrorists' referring to the Kurds. Turkey's president had urged NATO to understand the country's 'sensitivity'.

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Russian soldier charged with war crimes in Ukraine pleads guilty

Shishimarin has been charged with the death of a man in eastern Ukraine just days after the Russian invasion which was announced by President Vladimir Putin on February 24.

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Ukrainian Defence Minister Oleksiy Reznikov says war with Russia is entering 'protracted phase'

Highlighting Russian President Vladimir Putin's strategy, Reznikov said that he has ordered his troops to build fortifications in the Zaporizhzhia and Kherson regions in order to 'move to defence…

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Cannes Film Festival begins with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s call to speak out against war

The film festival, which is going to run from May 17 to 28, started with the screening of zombie film "Final Cut" by Michel Hazanavicius. During the opening ceremony, festival president Pierre…

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Tit-for-tat move? Canada looks to ban Russian President Vladimir Putin, others from entering nation

Since the beginning of the Ukraine war, a number of sanctions has been imposed against Russia by Canada and other Western allies. Canada has also been sending weapons to Ukraine. As a retaliation…

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Russia sends nuclear-capable Iskander missiles to Finland's border: Report

Russia had reportedly parked the Iskander-M short-range ballistic missile systems near the Ukraine border before the February 24 invasion.

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More than 260 Ukrainian soldiers evacuated from Mariupol steel plant

Following a long standoff with Russian forces, more than 260 Ukrainian soldiers were evacuated from a steel plant on Tuesday (May 16).

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We will not say yes, says Erdogan on Sweden & Finland's NATO membership

Turkey's President Erodgan had said the Nordic countries were 'like a guesthouse for terror organisations' even as Sweden and Finland seek to become NATO members.

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Mariupol: Russia offers to evacuate wounded Ukrainian troops from steel plant

Russian forces have battered Mariupol for almost two months. The last pocket of Ukrainian resistance is Azovstal factory. It is a huge Soviet-era plant that was built during Josef Stalin's time.…

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After Finland, Sweden decides to join NATO; Putin says expect a 'response'

Sweden's governing Social Democrats had given the green signal to the government to enter NATO putting aside decades of neutrality.

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McDonald's to leave Russia after more than three decades over Ukraine conflict

The company said that the decision was taken keeping in mind the "humanitarian crisis" and "unpredictable operating environment" in Ukraine.

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Russia's warning on NATO Nordic expansion: 'Won't simply put up with...'

Russia has given few specific clues about what it will do in response to the Nordic enlargement of NATO, the biggest strategic consequences of Russia's invasion of Ukraine to date.

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Russia plans next generation hypersonic missiles: What is it?

Russia's revelation comes even as its forces are involved in a fierce war with Ukraine for nearly three months.

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In pics: Timeline of siege of the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol

It’s been about three months since Moscow’s ‘special military operation’ started in Ukraine and the port city of Mariupol has been surrounded by Russian forces ever since.

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Hypersonics & missile strikes: Russia's assault on Ukraine in numbers

According to Pentagon officials, Russia may have fired  'between 10 and 12' hypersonic missiles since the Ukraine invasion began on February 24.

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In Pics: Is it war tourism? World leaders throng Ukraine to show support

Since Russian forces have left the Kyiv suburbs, several world leaders like European Union chief Ursula von der Leyen, Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris John

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In Pics | Victory Day Parade: Russia marks its historic win over Nazis in 1945

President Vladimir Putin will lead anniversary celebrations of the Soviet Union's victory over Nazi Germany on Monday as Russian forces fight Ukrainians in one of the deadliest European conflicts s

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US First Lady Jill Biden makes surprise visit to Ukraine

Jill Biden arrived during an unannounced visit to Ukraine on the sidelines of an official trip to nearby Slovakia.

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Warzone decoded: How Ukraine has fractured Russia's feared T-90 tank

The T-90 tank is believed to be Russia's most advanced tank which was incorporated into the Army two years ago.

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Russia's push in eastern Ukraine & the fate of Mariupol

Pro-Russian forces said 50 more people were evacuated on Saturday from the besieged Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol, where scores of civilians have been trapped for weeks alongside Ukrainian fighte

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Russia's 'simulated' nuclear missile strikes & Il-80 Doomsday plane

During the war games in the enclave on the Baltic Sea, Russia practised simulated "electronic launches" of nuclear-capable Iskander mobile ballistic missile systems.

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Russia's May 9 Victory Day celebrations to mark anniversary of Soviet Union's victory over Nazi Germany

President Vladimir Putin will lead celebrations on May 9 marking the 77th anniversary of the Soviet Union's victory over Nazi Germany, brandishing Russia's vast firepower while his forces fight in

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In pics: ‘War has reached us’ strike shocks village in southeast Ukraine

Novotavrycheske's residents say they become used to the sound of blasts and rockets flying overhead, since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, but Friday's strike was the first direct hit on the

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How Ukraine's Harpoon, Neptune missiles and Bayraktar drones hit Moskva

Russia may rule the Black Sea but any amphibious assault on the Ukrainian coast seems risky so long as Kyiv's defences threaten any warships that venture too close

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Tears in Mariupol as evacuation takes centerstage amid Ukraine war

Ukraine hoped a first column of evacuees from the ruins of a steel works in Russian-occupied Mariupol would reach the city of Zaporizhzhia on Tuesday, and hospitals prepared to treat people for any

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In Pics: Damaged Russian military vehicles lay strewn, show glimpses of war in Ukraine

For over two months, Russia and Ukraine forces have been engaged in a war.   

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'Display of military power': Serbia shows off new Chinese missiles amid concerns in Balkans

Serbia on Saturday (April 30) showed off its new Chinese-made surface-to-air missiles and other military hardware purchased from both Russia and the West.

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Russia-Ukraine crisis: War crimes in Bucha, here’s all what you need to know

Ukraine and Western countries have accused Russia of committing war crimes in Ukraine ever since hundreds of bodies were found around Kyiv following the withdrawal of Russian forces from the area.

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Russian invasion: Ukrainian Holocaust survivors find shelter in Israel

More than five million Ukrainians have moved abroad to escape the Russian onslaught, the United Nations says.

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Ukraine war: Russia's 'special military operation' enters third month

Major General Rustam Minnekaev of the Russian army had said, “one of the tasks of the Russian army is to establish full control over the Donbas and southern Ukraine."

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Moskva warship saga: Russia's view and Ukraine's missile theory

Russia said Friday that one crew member died and 27 were missing after the Moskva missile cruiser sank last week.

 

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Strike any target on earth at 16,000 miles/hour? How deadly is Russia's nuke-capable 'Satan 2' Sarmat missile?

Russia test-launched a new nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile. Russia has claimed that it can reach an unmatched 16,000mph and can deploy 10 or more warheads on each missile. 

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Ukraine-Russia war: What are anti-radiation medicines? Side effects & availability

There are fears of the Russia-Ukraine war escalating into a nuclear conflict. There is already a scramble for anti-radiation pills. Potassium iodide products are among such pills. Approved by FDA, these are available without a prescription Read Article
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Gravitas: Boris Johnson blames western leaders for emboldening Putin

Boris Johnson has blamed his western predecessors for making "terrible mistakes" after the invasion of Crimea in 2014. How did the West respond after Crimea? Is Boris Johnson's response any better? Molly Gambhir tells you. Read Article
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Gravitas: Russia goes after Ukraine's arms factories

Russia said it will disable Ukraine's 'military-industrial complex'. Hours after this warning was issued, an aircraft plant in Kyiv was attacked. Molly Gambhir tells you more. Read Article
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Gravitas: Russia sanctions US President Joe Biden

Russia has sanctioned US President Joe Biden and several other key members of the US government. This comes on a day when raids on residential areas in Kyiv killed at least 4 people. Where is Russia's invasion of Ukraine going? Molly Gambhir tells you. Read Article
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Gravitas: Did Russia use a chemical bomb in Donbas?

Russia's invasion of Ukraine is intensifying. Over the weekend, Russian jets destroyed a military base near Poland. Ukrainian officials have accused Russia of using phosphorus chemical bombs. Two mayors have been "abducted". Palki Sharma tells you more. Read Article
00:04:09

Gravitas: Russia could default on its debt within days

Russia needs to pay $117 million to its creditors this week. World Bank's Chief Economist said Moscow is "mightily close" to a default. Can a Russian default trigger a global recession? Palki Sharma brings you a report. Read Article
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Gravitas: US turning Ukraine into the next Afghanistan?

In the last 5 years, global arms trade shrank 5%. But Europe's weapons imports surged 19%. Is America laying the groundwork for an insurgency in Ukraine? Palki Sharma tells you. Read Article
00:04:42

Gravitas: Britain turns away Ukrainian refugees

British border guards turned away Ukrainian refugees in Calais citing 'incomplete paperwork'. In France, right-wing leaders want to expel Arab refugees and welcome Ukrainians. Palki Sharma tells you how racism is shaping Europe's refugee policy. Read Article
00:04:34

Gravitas: Turkey taking advantage of war in Ukraine?

Turkey has decided to mediate in the Ukraine-Russia conflict. For Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, this crisis presents an opportunity. Palki Sharma tells you more. Read Article
00:07:43

Gravitas: Will Russia launch a chemical attack on Ukraine?

The conflict in Ukraine is escalating. A Russian strike on a maternity hospital in Mariupol killed 3 people. Ukraine says a radiation leak from Chernobyl is imminent. US and UK fear Russia could use chemical weapons in Ukraine. Palki Sharma has more. Read Article
00:04:29

Gravitas: Decoding the bouncing oil prices

The US is hoping Boris Johnson can convince Saudi Arabia to pump more oil after the kingdom's royal snub for Joe Biden. Can the west convince Arab nations to increase output? Or will the solidarity of OPEC+ prevail? Palki Sharma tells you. Read Article
00:06:51

Gravitas: Three big meetings to end Russia-Ukraine war

Foreign ministers from Russia and Ukraine held talks in Turkey. US Vice President Kamala Harris met Poland's President Andrzej Duda in Warsaw. Leaders of the European Union are huddling for a summit in Versailles. Can this flurry of diplomacy end the war in Ukraine? Palki Sharma tells you. Read Article
00:03:57

Gravitas: Have 'muddy roads' slowed Russian troops?

The onset of spring & melting snow is reportedly slowing the Russian military down. The west claims Russian tanks are getting stuck in muddy roads & are unable to move forward. Is their merit to these claims? Palki Sharma gets you a report. Read Article
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Gravitas: Joe Biden's mission to tame oil prices

Joe Biden is reportedly planning a Saudi Arabia trip to push Riyadh into producing more oil. He also dispatched officials to repair America's frayed ties with Venezuela. Will Biden's mission to tame oil prices succeed? Palki Sharma tells you. Read Article
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Gravitas: Humanitarian corridors open from 5 Ukrainian cities

Humanitarian corridors have been opened from 5 Ukrainian cities to help people escape the war zone. Last time, the safe corridors had come under heavy shelling. Will this time be different? Listen in to Palki Sharma Read Article
00:05:27

Gravitas: 'West pressurising Pak to condemn Russia' claims Imran Khan

Away from the war in Ukraine, Pakistan is stuck on the same old record. It's still obsessing over India. Imran Khan says EU envoys are pressurising him to condemn Russia. He wants them to build the same pressure on India. Here's what Palki Sharma has to say. Read Article
00:05:56

Gravitas: Russia claims US running bio-labs in Ukraine

Russia has claimed that the US was developing bio-weapons near the Russian border in Ukraine. Is there any truth to these accusations? Palki Sharma examines. Read Article
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Gravitas: Meet the mediators of the Russia-Ukraine war

Four world leaders have positioned themselves as mediators in the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war. Who are they? Is there any hope for talks amid raining missiles? Palki Sharma tells you. Read Article
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Gravitas: The mystery around Russia's 'Z' Symbol

Russia's invasion of Ukraine has a new symbol. The letter 'Z'. It's present on Russian tanks, billboards, cars, even on uniforms of Russian athletes. What does this symbol stand for? Is it a military marking or a warning? Palki Sharma explains. Read Article
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Gravitas: Where is Vladimir Putin's family?

Where is Russian President Vladimir Putin's family? A report has claimed that Putin's family is inside a "secret bunker" - one that can survive a nuclear strike. How true are these claims? Palki Sharma tells you. Read Article