Russia using thousands of SpaceX Starlink terminals in Ukraine, WSJ says

Reuters 02/16/2024

Russian troops in Ukraine are using thousands of Starlink satellite communications terminals made by Elon Musk’s SpaceX, the Ukrainian military intelligence chief told the Wall Street Journal in an interview published on Thursday. Lieutenant General Kyrylo Budanov…

Convicted ex-Russian mayor cuts jail time, agrees to fight in Ukraine

Associated Press 01/15/2024

A disgraced former Russian mayor convicted over bribery had his prison sentence cut short after signing a contract to fight with Russia’s military in Ukraine, local media reported Sunday. Oleg Gumenyuk, who served as mayor of the…

Amid Ukraine war, a wedding proposal

Agence France Presse 01/07/2024

KYIV, Ukraine — A Ukrainian military doctor has become engaged to a soldier she served with, their commander said on Thursday, a day after she was released from nearly two years as a prisoner of Russia. The…

Russia accidentally bombs own village near Ukraine

Agence France Presse 01/02/2024

MOSCOW — Russia said it had accidentally bombed a village in its southern Voronezh region near Ukraine on Tuesday but stressed there were no casualties. The accident occurred the same day as Russia hit Ukraine with a large-scale…

Ukraine: 30 dead across country after ‘massive’ Russian strikes

Agence France Presse 12/30/2023

Schools, a maternity hospital, shopping arcades and blocks of flats were among the buildings hit in the barrage, said Ukrainian officials. The attacks — during which a Russian missile passed through Polish airspace — triggered international condemnation…

Russia accuses US of ‘destructive’ approach on Israeli–Palestinian war

10/10/2023

MOSCOW—Russia condemned violence against both Jews and Palestinians in Israel and the Palestinian Territories on Monday, but criticised the United States for what it said was its destructive approach which had ignored the need for an independent…

Kim Jong Un inspects Russian bombers, warship in Russia’s Far East

Associated Press 09/17/2023

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspected Russia’s nuclear-capable bombers, hypersonic missiles and an advanced warship from its Pacific fleet on Saturday as he continued a trip in Russia’s Far East that has…

North Korea’s Kim vows full support for Moscow at a summit with Putin in Russia

09/14/2023

SEOUL, South Korea— North Korea’s Kim Jong Un vowed “full and unconditional support” for Russia’s Vladimir Putin on Wednesday as the two leaders isolated by the West held a summit that the U.S. warned could lead to…

North Korea’s Kim set for arms talks with Putin in Russia: US

09/05/2023

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un expects to make a rare trip abroad to meet with President Vladimir Putin in Russia to discuss providing arms to Moscow for its war in Ukraine, the United States said Monday. Ukraine is pushing…

Russian ships return from joint Pacific patrolling with Chinese ships

Reuters 08/27/2023

A detachment of Russia’s navy warships returned from more than three weeks of joint-patrolling of the Pacific Ocean with Chinese navy ships, the Russian Interfax news agency reported on Sunday. Warships of Russia’s Pacific Fleet, together with…

US approves sending F-16 jets to Ukraine

08/18/2023

WASHINGTON — The United States has approved sending F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine from Denmark and the Netherlands to defend against Russian invaders as soon as pilot training is completed, a US official said Thursday. Ukraine has…

US, Japan to develop hypersonic missile interceptor–Yomiuri

Reuters 08/13/2023

TOKYO — Japan and the U.S. will agree this week to jointly develop an interceptor missile to counter hypersonic warheads being developed by China, Russia and North Korea, Japan’s Yomiuri newspaper said on Sunday. The agreement on…

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