Russia slips into default zone as payment deadline expires

Russia slips into default zone as payment deadline expires

Russia slips into default zone as payment deadline expires

Russia says it shoots down Ukrainian military plane with weapons

Russia says it shoots down Ukrainian military plane with weapons

Russia’s defense ministry said on Saturday its forces shot down a Ukrainian military transport plane carrying weapons and munitions near the Black Sea port of Odesa. The ministry said Russian missiles also struck an artillery training center in Ukraine’s Sumy region where foreign instructors worked. Another strike destroyed a “foreign mercenaries’” outpost in the Odesa…

Russia eyes gas-for-roubles template for foreign Eurobond payments

Russia eyes gas-for-roubles template for foreign Eurobond payments

Russia eyes gas-for-roubles template for foreign Eurobond payments

Russia is halting natural gas supplies to Poland and Bulgaria after the countries refused to acquiesce and pay for it in rubles

Russia is halting natural gas supplies to Poland and Bulgaria after the countries refused to acquiesce and pay for it in rubles

The shutting-off of gas supplies to Poland and Bulgaria comes a month after Russia’s ultimatum to “unfriendly” countries to pay for gas in rubles…

Russia is deploying up to 20,000 Syrian, Libyan, and Wagner Group mercenaries in the Donbas, European official says

Russia is deploying up to 20,000 Syrian, Libyan, and Wagner Group mercenaries in the Donbas, European official says

They don’t have any heavy vehicles and weapons. It’s much more infantry,” the official told reporters in Washington…

Russia is dropping bunker-buster bombs on a Mariupol steel plant where Ukrainian civilians are hiding, commander says

Russia is dropping bunker-buster bombs on a Mariupol steel plant where Ukrainian civilians are hiding, commander says

The commander of the Azov Regiment said Russia was dropping bombs on the Azovstal Iron and Steel Works plant despite knowing civilians were there…

McCarthy says Russia ‘probably’ wouldn’t have invaded Ukraine if Biden administration had sent arms sooner

McCarthy says Russia ‘probably’ wouldn’t have invaded Ukraine if Biden administration had sent arms sooner

The California Republican contended that if weapons had been transported to Ukraine earlier, then “thousands of lives” could have been spared…

Russia says its forces clear most of Mariupol, strike Kyiv suburb

Russia says its forces clear most of Mariupol, strike Kyiv suburb

KYIV/LVIV/MARIUPOL — Russia said its troops had cleared the urban area of Mariupol and only a small contingent of Ukrainian fighters remained inside a steelworks in the besieged southern port on Saturday, as missile strikes hit Ukraine’s capital Kyiv and other cities. Moscow’s claim to have all but taken control of Mariupol…

Russia is sanctioning 398 members of Congress to ‘mirror’ US sanctions on the State Duma, including lawmakers who criticized Ukraine

Russia is sanctioning 398 members of Congress to ‘mirror’ US sanctions on the State Duma, including lawmakers who criticized Ukraine

Russia’s Foreign Ministry said the list was created on the “basis of reciprocity,” referring to when the US sanctioned 328 members of the State Duma…

Inflation in Russia hits 7-yr high, prices jump 10% in year-to-date

Inflation in Russia hits 7-yr high, prices jump 10% in year-to-date

Inflation in Russia hits 7-yr high, prices jump 10% in year-to-date

Russia signals change in war plans as ‘first stage’ siege in Kyiv slows

Russia signals change in war plans as ‘first stage’ siege in Kyiv slows

Russian military officials have signaled that the invasion of Ukraine will shift to the Donbas region as fighting in the capital city of Kyiv slows…

Putin says Russia must undergo a ‘self-cleansing of society’ to purge ‘bastards and traitors’ as thousands flee the country

Putin says Russia must undergo a ‘self-cleansing of society’ to purge ‘bastards and traitors’ as thousands flee the country

Putin said the “self-cleaning of society” would “strengthen our country, our solidarity, togetherness, and our readiness…

Russia seizes Europe’s biggest nuclear plant and blocks media websites

Russia seizes Europe’s biggest nuclear plant and blocks media websites

LVIV — Russia blocked Facebook and some other websites on Friday and passed a law that gave Moscow much stronger powers to crack down on independent journalism, spurring the BBC, Bloomberg and other foreign media to suspend reporting in the country. Moscow’s attack on Ukraine, the biggest on a European state since World War Two…

Live updates: Russia captures first major Ukrainian city

Live updates: Russia captures first major Ukrainian city

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Russian troops have “orders to … erase our country” but said the invasion had united Ukraine…

Russia, China water down G20 text on geopolitical tensions

Russia, China water down G20 text on geopolitical tensions

Russia, China water down G20 text on geopolitical tensions

China, Russia, Saudi Arabia Make Foreign Policy a Sordid Business

China, Russia, Saudi Arabia Make Foreign Policy a Sordid Business

Open markets mean being open to the world’s repressive governments, but China, Russia and Saudi Arabia are pushing the limits.