Russia’s nuclear doctrine appears to have shifted with a drumbeat of threats to strike first in Ukraine.
Prigozhin has now confirmed control of the private military outfit known as Wagner.
Western intelligence services and independent researchers estimate that Russia has lost far more troops in Ukraine than it claims.
The self-proclaimed “republics” are part of Ukraine. Putin distorts a key court ruling and ignores Russia’s own objections to Kosovo’s independence.
Russia suffered an extensive military defeat around Kharkiv, with troops fleeing positions and abandoning equipment, ammunition and even fellow soldiers.
Russia failed to seize Kyiv as planned. After costly losses, it’s short on tanks and troops, while Ukraine has armed up.
Russian military forces in Ukraine are accused of a gamut of war crimes, from deliberately targeting civilians to rapes, executions and use of indiscriminate weapons.
Russia has reportedly mined the plant, stationed troops there, fired artillery from the site, stored ammunition there and parked military vehicles next to reactor buildings.
Russia's invasion of Ukraine violates the U.N. Charter. No one threatened the security of Russian state, and it’s Russia who stands accused of committing atrocities.
The hand-picked administrators in Ukraine's occupied Kherson and Zaporizhzhya regions are planning referendums to join Russia.
Satellite images, witness testimony and intelligence assessments suggest the deadly explosion wasn’t from a missile.
It’s not clear-cut that Western economic sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine war violate the World Trade Organization obligations.
Russian rockets hit a commercial part of the Black Sea port, not the military area, and put grain stockpiles at risk.
In fact, Ukraine has pleaded for weapons to defend itself against an illegal invasion. Training on longer-range rockets is happening outside Ukraine.
Russian state news promoted suspicious tweets as representative of U.S. opinion. In reality, most Americans have a harsh view of President Putin.
Russia's indiscriminate bombardments are killing Ukrainians daily, and the Kremlin has been forcibly imposing Russian citizenship on Ukrainians.
Since 2008, Russia has established at least 26 military bases abroad.
Ukrainian forces regularly rocketed the island.
Analysts say the Eurobond default, a result of sanctions, will hurt Russia's credit ratings, market access, financing costs and the ruble for years to come.