Russia’s invasion of Ukraine means that the food inflation plaguing global consumers is now tipping into a full-fledged crisis, potentially outpacing even the pandemic’s blow and pushing millions further into hunger. Together, Russia and Ukraine account for a huge share of global agricultural supplies, exporting so much wheat, corn, sunflowerRead More →

As Russia moves its accumulated forces around Ukraine’s borders, observers are watching to see if an invasion will actually happen. It remains uncertain whether Russia will demobilize its forces on its own, whether a diplomatic settlement can be reached that would persuade the country not to invade, or whether anRead More →

A Bundesregierung handout shows German Chancellor Olaf Scholz during a video conference with US President Joe Biden and European leaders talking about Russia and Ukraine from the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, January 24, 2022. Jesco Denzel /Bundesregierung/Handout via REUTERS Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register KYIV/BERLIN, JanRead More →

Ukraine should “consolidate its strength” and join NATO, says soldier The exercises were confirmed by Ukrainian TV Dom. Ukraine, which is seeking to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), has received a series of consignments of US ammunition and Javelin missiles since 2018, drawing criticism from Moscow. Kiev accusesRead More →

Russia: nuclear strike would turn Germany into wasteland Mr Putin has warned that he is ready to take “military action” in response to “unfriendly” Western action in Ukraine, the clearest sign to date that the Russian strongman is preparing for war. The Russian president, speaking at a meeting at theRead More →

Russia on Monday threatened to deploy nuclear intermediate-range missiles (INF) in Europe, amid escalating tensions between Russia and Ukraine. The missiles have a maximum range of 5,000 km, which means that they would be able to hit several European capitals. INF missiles were banned until 2019, when Washington resigned fromRead More →

After years of undeclared war in the eastern Donbass region, this week has seen the risk of a full-fledged confrontation between Russia and Ukraine increasing, which threatens to involve Ukraine’s military intelligence chief. NATO Kyrylo Budanov warned the Military Times that over the weekend Russia “had more than 92,000 troopsRead More →

A total of 70% of respondents cited the reluctance of the Russian authorities to end the conflict as the main obstacle on the road to peace in the region. Alexander Markov Some 64% of Ukrainians think there is an ongoing war in the Donbass between Ukraine and the Russian Federation,Read More →

In issuing a notice to the US carrier over the weekend, the FAA warned against flying over the Russian-Ukrainian border due to flight safety risks. They noted “escalating regional tensions between Russia and Ukraine, which could potentially lead to no-notice cross-border skirmishes, increased military activity and/or conflict.” US civilian flightsRead More →

Russia: expert discusses tensions with Ukraine The troubled country’s foreign minister was joined by his counterparts from Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia – all NATO allies – in strongly condemning Russia’s military escalation in eastern Russia Ukraine. Dmytro Kuleba’s warning came after the United States turned around by sending two warshipsRead More →