Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is denying claims that the eastern city is under Russian control after months of heavy battle. On Saturday, mercenaries from the Russian private military contractor the Wagner Group claimed victory in the east Ukrainian town of Bakhmut after a gruelling battle that lasted for eight months. For the most part, the pro-Moscow camp has been elated at finally […]
US Moves To Bolster Mobility Of Ukrainian Forces
WASHINGTON — The Ukrainian military’s push to “hollow out” invading Russian forces and retake territory will soon get a boost in the form of a new $775 million security aid package from the United States. The Pentagon on Friday confirmed it was readying the package — the 19th from the U.S. in the past year — complete with more ammunition for […]
Patriarch Kirill: Putin Ally Faces Backlash After ‘Blessing’ War
Pope and several priests appeal to the Russian Orthodox Church leader after he endorsed the Ukraine invasion. On March 16, Pope Francis held a video meeting with Patriarch Kirill, the 75-year-old leader of the Russian Orthodox Church and a longtime ally of President Vladimir Putin. The head of the Catholic church warned the Russian patriarch against hiding behind religion to […]
U.S. Backs Germany’s Pipeline
The United States and Germany have reached a deal that will allow the completion of a controversial Russian gas pipeline to Europe without the imposition of further U.S. sanctions. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Victoria Nuland told Congress that the two governments would shortly announce details of the pact that is intended to address U.S. and eastern and […]
Pussy Riot Supports Russian Protests
Nadya Tolokonmivoka, the lead singer of the Russian punk group Pussy Riot – long-time critics of President Putin – has released a song in support of the protesters. Thousands of people were detained across Russia during protests in support of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Tolokonmivoka said, “Art is the most important weapon I have against a repressive regime that’s […]
Jamaica — Russian Tourists Are Coming!
According to Senior Advisor and Strategist, Delano Seiveright, just under 3,000 Russian tourists visited Jamaica between January and the end of June compared to roughly 630 for the same period in 2018. “Much of this is attributable to new, regular nonstop flights between Moscow, Russia and Montego Bay by PegasTouristik/Nordwind, which commenced service on October 26 last year,” Seiveright noted. […]
A Bomb Or Mechanical Failure Down The Russian Airline?
There is now mixed reports on whether the Russian passenger jet was downed by a bomb or mechanical failure. According to a French media report, air crash investigators studying the black box have determined the jet was brought down by an explosion. However, the Russian government is yet to confirm such report and have insisted so far that the investigation […]