North Korea has likely sent missiles as well as ammunition and shells to Russia, Seoul says

FILE – Russian President Vladimir Putin, second left in front, and North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un, second right in front, examine a rocket assembly hangar during their meeting at the Vostochny cosmodrome outside the city of Tsiolkovsky, about 200 kilometers (125 miles) from the city of Blagoveshchensk in the far eastern Amur region, Russia … Read more

How Russia Is Restructuring Wagner Group’s Africa Operations

After the death of Wagner leader Yevgeny Prigozhin, the Kremlin is putting a new power structure in place that will take over the group’s sprawling operations in Africa, which have advanced Russian influence on the continent for almost a decade. Photo illustration: JJ Lin After the death of Wagner leader Yevgeny Prigozhin, the Kremlin is … Read more

Israeli envoy to Russia says Tel Aviv passengers hid from weekend airport riot in terminal

Israel’s ambassador to Moscow gave new details Wednesday of the weekend riot at an airport in southern Russia when a flight from Tel Aviv landed there, saying some of the passengers had to hide in the terminal before being flown by helicopter to safety. Ambassador Alexander Ben Zvi blamed Sunday night’s unrest on extremist elements … Read more

Russia has ‘stolen our business’

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Barrels are seen at the museum of the Baltika brewery in St. Petersburg, October 12, 2014. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk/File Photo The Danish group has since last year been trying to sell its Baltika subsidiary in Russia, following in the footsteps of many other Western companies exiting Russia since its invasion of Ukraine. … Read more

Three charged with sending Russia over $7 million in electronics to aid war on Ukraine

Three people were arrested in New York City on charges of illegally smuggling millions of dollars’ worth of U.S.-origin electronics to Russia in order to aid the country’s invasion of Ukraine. The defendants allegedly dispatched hundreds of shipments of restricted items, worth nearly $7.2 million, to Russia over the course of a year. Federal prosecutors … Read more

Russia will succeed in Ukraine unless US support continues-Pentagon chief

Austin and Secretary of State Antony Blinken testified to the Senate Appropriations Committee on President Joe Biden’s request for $106 billion to fund ambitious plans for Ukraine, Israel and U.S. border security. “If we pull the rug out from under them now, Putin will only get stronger and he will be successful in doing what … Read more

New York, Canadian defendants charged in US with exporting technology to Russia

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A Brooklyn man and two Montreal residents were charged on Tuesday in New York over an alleged scheme to violate U.S. sanctions by exporting millions of dollars of technology to Russia, including equipment supporting the Kremlin’s invasion of Ukraine. Salimdzhon Nasriddinov, 52; Nikolay Goltsev, 37, and Kristina Puzyreva, 32, were each … Read more

Russia Has Lost 300,000 Troops In Ukraine War: Kyiv

Russia has lost more than 300,000 soldiers in its grueling 20-month-long war in Ukraine, according to Kyiv’s military, as the conflict shows no signs of abating in the bleak winter months.The Kremlin has lost a total of 300,810 troops since February 24, 2022, when Russia launched its full-scale invasion, the General Staff of Ukraine’s military … Read more

Rampage by antisemitic mob puts pressure on Moscow to confront rising ethnic tensions in Russia

Moscow is coming under increasing pressure to protect the country’s Jewish community after an angry mob stormed an airport in the Russian republic of Dagestan on Sunday.Sixty people were detained following the incident.People shouting antisemitic slogans at an airfield of the airport in Makhachkala, Russia, on Oct. 30, 2023. The incident has put divisions in … Read more