Latest news on Russia and the war in Ukraine

U.S. to impose large-scale sanctions against Russia to mark second anniversary of the war U.S. Treasury Secretary Wally Adeyemo told Reuters on Thursday that the U.S. would impose sanctions on over 500 targets on Friday to mark the second anniversary of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Adeyemo said the sanctions would be taken in partnership … Read more

White House plans to sanction 500 targets over Navalny death

By Sam Fossum, Priscilla Alvarez and Kevin Liptak | CNN The Biden administration will impose a fresh slate of sanctions on more than 500 targets on Friday in response to the death of opposition figure Alexey Navalny and on the eve of Russia’s two-year war in Ukraine, according to a Treasury official. The sanctions mark … Read more

Biden meets with Navalny’s family, touts Putin critic’s ‘incredible courage’ – National

U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday met the wife and daughter of Alexei Navalny, the Russian opposition leader who died last week in a prison camp, and called him “a man of incredible courage.” Biden, speaking to reporters in California, reiterated that Washington plans to impose a wide array of sanctions on Russia and its … Read more

Russia marks two years of war in Ukraine, looking confident amid gains

A Ukrainian soldier in a shelter at his fighting position in the direction of Bakhmut, Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine, 20 February 2024. Anadolu | Anadolu | Getty Images When Russia invaded Ukraine two years ago, the stout resistance mounted by the country’s armed forces and overwhelming Western support for Kyiv — along with some obvious military … Read more

Putin is shipping grain to Africa. The largesse comes with a price

The black-and-red bulk carrier AT 27 arrived in Guinea on Africa’s west coast last month. On it was a typical cargo: 25,000 tons of wheat destined for Mali, a neighboring country that’s facing severe food insecurity. The goods, though, were not part of any ordinary trade. The 170-meter-long ship docking in Conakry was one of … Read more

How House GOP pushed now-debunked Biden claim

By Daniel Dale | CNN Now that a former FBI informant’s claim about President Joe Biden having supposedly received a bribe from a Ukrainian businessman has been debunked, with ex-informant Alexander Smirnov facing federal charges for lying to the FBI, House Republicans are playing down the importance of the bribery tale to their effort to impeach … Read more

Russia arrests California woman with dual US-Russian citizenship for treason after she gave $51 to Ukraine

By Sebastian Shukla, Nathan Hodge, Anna Chernova, Maria Kostenko and Christian Edwards | CNN A US-Russian dual citizen was arrested in Russia on charges of treason for allegedly donating just $51 to a Ukrainian charity, according to the Californian spa where she worked. Ksenia Karelina. (CNN)  Ksenia Karelina, a 33-year-old woman who lives in Los … Read more

Russia signals it could try to seize Kyiv again at some point

Russian President Vladimir Putin and then-Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in Moscow, Russia, February 23, 2018. Mikhail Svetlov | Getty Images News | Getty Images A senior Russian official has signaled that Russian forces could make another attempt to capture Kyiv, after a failed attempt to seize the Ukrainian capital early in the war. Deputy chairman … Read more

Latest news on Russia and the war in Ukraine

Biden calls Putin a ‘crazy SOB’ during San Francisco fundraiser U.S. President Joe Biden stops to talk to journalists about new Russian sanctions as he departs the White House on February 20, 2024 in Washington, DC.  Chip Somodevilla | Getty Images News | Getty Images President Joe Biden called Russian President Vladimir Putin a “crazy … Read more

Canada summons Russian ambassador over Navalny’s death, urges full inquiry – National

Canada summoned Russia’s ambassador on Wednesday in protest over the death of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and to demand an investigation by the Kremlin, a government spokesperson said. A spokesperson for Foreign Minister Melanie Joly’s office told Global News in a statement that a senior official from Global Affairs Canada met with Ambassador Oleg … Read more