Intel: Putin may cite Ukraine war to meddle in US politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin may use the Biden administration’s support for Ukraine as a pretext to order a new campaign to interfere in American politics, US intelligence officials have assessed. Intelligence agencies have so far not found any evidence that Putin has authorized measures like the ones Russia is believed to have … Read more

Finland and Sweden could soon join NATO, prompted by Russian war in Ukraine

CNN — Finland and Sweden could soon join NATO, moves that would likely infuriate Moscow and that officials say would further underscore Russia’s strategic error in invading Ukraine. NATO officials told CNN that discussions about Sweden and Finland joining the bloc have gotten extremely serious since Russia’s invasion, and US senior State Department officials said … Read more

Ukraine says at least 52 people killed in Russian rocket attack on Kramatorsk train station

Dozens of people were killed and around 100 injured Friday in a Russian rocket attack on the Kramatorsk train station, one of the easternmost stations still operating in Ukraine, Ukrainian officials said. The station was being used to evacuate civilians from eastern Ukraine’s Donbas region. At least five children were killed in the attack, according … Read more

Kramatorsk train station: Russian strike kills at least 30 in Ukraine, officials say

Lviv, Ukraine CNN — At least 30 people, including two children, were killed after Russian forces carried out a missile strike on a railway station in eastern Ukraine that was being used by civilians trying to flee the fighting, a regional official said Friday. Tetiana Ihnachenko, a spokeswoman for the region of Donetsk where the … Read more

Putin’s daughters targeted in US sanctions: Who are they? | Russia-Ukraine war News

The latest round of sanctions by the United States on Russia has drawn renewed scrutiny to the family life of Russian President Vladimir Putin, unveiling two new targets: Katerina and Maria, his eldest daughters. Despite Putin’s domination of Russian politics, he rarely talks about his family and little is known about his personal life or … Read more

Live Updates | Russia-Ukraine War

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate will take up legislation Thursday to end normal trade relations with Russia and to ban the importation of its oil. Both bills have been bogged down in the Senate, frustrating lawmakers who want to ratchet up the U.S. response to Russia’s war with Ukraine. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said … Read more

U.S. sanctions Putin’s adult children, bans all new investment in Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting on agriculture via a video link at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow on April 5, 2022. Mikhail Klimentyev | AFP | Getty Images WASHINGTON — The United States on Wednesday announced it would impose a new slate of sanctions on Russia over its invasion of Ukraine, and … Read more

China says Russia can’t be blamed for “disturbing” civilian deaths in Ukraine until “full picture is clear”

Beijing — China on Wednesday said images of civilian deaths in the Ukrainian town of Bucha are “deeply disturbing” but that no blame should be brought until all facts are known. Emerging evidence of what appeared to be widespread civilian massacres in the wake of Russian withdrawals from the Kyiv areas may complicate Beijing’s attempts … Read more

Biden says ‘major war crimes’ being discovered in Ukraine after he announces new sanctions on Russia

CNN — President Joe Biden declared “major war crimes” were being discovered in Ukraine as Russian forces retreat from areas around Kyiv, citing scenes of brutal, cold-blooded executions as rationale for ratcheting up US sanctions on Moscow. “Responsible nations have to come together to hold these perpetrators accountable,” Biden told a union crowd in Washington … Read more

Russia’s failure to take down Kyiv was a defeat for the ages

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kyiv was a Russian defeat for the ages. The fight started poorly for the invaders and went downhill from there. When President Vladimir Putin launched his war on Feb. 24 after months of buildup on Ukraine’s borders, he sent hundreds of helicopter-borne commandos — the best of the best of Russia’s “spetsnaz” … Read more