A little girl cries to her father — “the Taliban closed my school today and told us not to come back.” Her father consoles her and said he will teach her at home but she says she wants to go to school. This is Afghanistan in 2022. What a tragedy.
Wagner Group founder Evgeny Prigozhin visited the prison where opposition figure Alexey Navalny is serving his sentence and offered inmates amnesty in exchange for six months of military service. Navalny described Prigozhin as a “bald little man.”
meduza.io Wagner mercenary group founder Evgeny Prigozhin visits opposition politician Alexey Navalny’s… Evgeny Prigozhin, founder of the Wagner private military company (PMC), visited the high-security penal colony in Russia’s Vladimir region
: Russia’s ailing economy will start to look more like North Korea’s in 2023, says
reuters.com Putin’s Russia will look more like North Korea The Western sanctions that followed the invasion of Ukraine have made it impossible for Russia to import what it needs. Foreign investors are
for the warm welcome and I deeply appreciate all the support of the U.S. and the American people. I am confident that together we will be able to secure a better, prosperous and free future for both of our nations. Ukraine’s victory will also be America’s victory.
“Next year will be a turning point.” Ukrainian President Zelenskiy calls for more tanks, planes and cash to defend against Russia during an in-person speech to the joint houses of US Congress https://trib.al/XhWnMer
The Russian president on Wednesday inaugurated the Kovykta natural gas field in eastern Siberia, allowing Moscow to increase its gas exports to China amid soaring tensions between Moscow and the West.
themoscowtimes.com Putin Inaugurates Siberian Gas Field as Russia Eyes Chinese Market Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday inaugurated the Kovykta natural gas field in eastern Siberia, which will allow Russia to
Do U need a good laugh today? Then check out Kremlin’s desperate reaction to Zelensky’s US visit. Russia’s upset there was no “potential willingness to listen to Russia’s concerns.” And “US supplying #Ukraine with Patriot missile systems will prolong the people’s “suffering.”
The Ukrainian president met with Joe Biden and addressed a special session of Congress in Washington where he reiterated Kyiv’s military requirements: “We have artillery, yes, thank you. Is it enough? Honestly, no.”
english.elpais.com Zelenskiy to US Congress: ‘Economic aid to Ukraine isn’t charity; it’s an investment in global… During his first trip overseas since the Russian invasion began, the Ukrainian president addressed a special session of Congress, where a new $45 billion aid package to Kyiv is being debated
, former commander of United States Army Europe.
The German government is nationalizing the gas giant #Uniper, which is teetering on the edge of bankruptcy because of the energy crisis and #Gazprom‘s stoppage of gas deliveries. The state will own 99 percent of the company.
Former deputy defence minister Andrei Kartapolov (now in the Duma with United Russia) says the conflict in Ukraine was inevitable because Russia and the West represent two opposing worldviews, just as “God the Almighty and Satan will never reach an understanding”
Yevgeny Prigozhin says Wagner is trying to get permission to recruit female prisoners “not just as nurses and signallers, but also for work in sabotage groups and sniper pairs”
If you want it done, give it to the 101! Black Sea vantage point gives 101st Airborne troops closer view of Ukraine war
stripes.com Black Sea vantage point gives 101st Airborne troops closer view of Ukraine war The 2nd Brigade Combat Team functions as the most forward-based American unit in proximity to the fighting in Ukraine, military leaders say.
Thank you to Paul McQuaid and the Good Bike Project for their very valuable work in providing 1,500 bikes and counting to those who have arrived in Ireland as refugees following the Russian invasion of Ukraine
Musicians of the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine keep playing during the blackouts and in freezing temperatures. “This is our front…” Spot the harp
A map of the approximate situation on the ground in Ukraine as of 00:00 UTC 22/12/22.
It’s not just Ukrainian soldiers who are being killed in Russia’s invasion- the bodies of thousands of civilians have been found in mass graves in areas liberated from fascist Russian occupation. It’s a moral imperative for Ukraine to liberate the rest of its territory.
The New Voice of Ukraine
In total, more than 500 bodies of victims of the Russian occupiers have already been found in the Kherson region.
My drone and I are one. We see everything. We will get them all. Maksym Burda
Tehran and Moscow are working to establish a new transcontinental 3,000-kilometer-long trade corridor to the Indian Ocean, which will make them less vulnerable to foreign sanctions.