Former defense secretary James Mattis rips Putin's 'pathetic' military performance in Ukraine: 'We're watching Russia wither before our eyes'

businessinsider.com James Mattis condemned "the immoral, the tactically incompetent, operationally stupid and strategically foolish effort" of Russia's war with Ukraine.

Rising Russian NHL Player Detained, Forced to Enlist in Putin's Army

newsweek.com Authorities met Ivan Fedotov in Russia and asked him to head to the Russian military registration and enlistment office in St. Petersburg.

EU plans another hit on Moscow revenue, goes after Russian gold: report

foxbusiness.com The European Union is looking to hit Moscow once again through another round of sanctions in an attempt to financially cripple its war efforts in Ukraine, this time hitting Russia’s gold industry. The 28 nation bloc...

Putin's War Has Killed 343 Children in Ukraine, Prosecutor General Says

newsweek.com The official said the child death count is not final because her office is working to confirm additional casualties in areas with "active hostilities."

Putin Says Russia and Belarus Moving Towards Unification

newsweek.com His remarks come days after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky warned Belarusians not to allow Putin to drag their country into his war against Ukraine.

Inflation in eurozone hits record 8.6% as Ukraine war continues

theguardian.com ECB plans first interest rate rise in 11 years as food prices increase and Putin’s invasion drives up energy costsInflation across the eurozone has soared to a fresh record of 8.6% in June as Russia’s war in Ukraine...

Putin's Fiercest Critic Undergoing 'Torture' in Prison

newsweek.com Alexey Navalny has compared the notorious penal colony where he is held to Putin's palatial homes.

Serhii Plokhy: Putin’s imperialist narrative ‘is being crushed’

ft.com The Ukrainian historian on the end of empire, life under a nuclear shadow — and why Putin’s war might end in a new Russia

Putin orders transfer of Sakhalin-2 gas project to Russian entity

ft.com Development in which Shell, Mitsubishi and Mitsui are stakeholders is first to be nationalised since Ukraine invasion

US, UK Unveil A Combined $2BN More In Ukraine Security Aid, Including "Offensive" Weapons

zerohedge.com US, UK Unveil A Combined $2BN More In Ukraine Security Aid, Including "Offensive" Weapons During his Thursday news conference at the Madrid NATO summit, President Biden announced yet more Ukraine...

Live news updates: Putin orders transfer of Sakhalin-2 gas project to new Russian entity

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Putin orders Sakhalin Energy to be transferred to a new Russian company, potentially pushing out foreign partners

marketwatch.com A reported Russian decree could push foreign entities out of Sakhalin-2, leaving Japan in particular in a precarious position for natural gas supplies.

Luongo: The G-7 Squawks But They've Already Lost The War Against Russia

zerohedge.com Luongo: The G-7 Squawks But They've Already Lost The War Against Russia Authored by Tom Luongo via Gold, Goats, 'n Guns blog, So, the G-7 leaders are in agreement, more war with Russia. Without actually...

NATO chief says Finland and Sweden being on the cusp of joining alliance shows Putin made a 'huge mistake' by invading Ukraine

businessinsider.com Finland shares an 830-mile border with Russia, making it a particularly significant addition to NATO.

Market Starting Down The Abyss Of Contraction

zerohedge.com Market Starting Down The Abyss Of Contraction Two days ago Nomura's Charlie McElligott laid out the market's pernicious recession/non-recession feedback loop as well as the conditions tracked by traders...