Russia Cracks Down on Quality of Recruits for War After Fierce Criticism

newsweek.com Thousands of drafted Russians are being sent home after being sent recruitment notices, despite them not meeting standards of age, fitness, or experience.

Ukrainian troops claim gains in Russia-annexed region

apnews.com KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian troops pushed forward Monday with their offensive that has embarrassed Moscow, with Kyiv officials and foreign observers hinting at new gains in the strategic southern region of Kherson...

Ukrainian troops take full control of Lyman while Russian media ramps up recriminations

theweek.com Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced Sunday that the strategic city of Lyman, a logistics hub on the northern end of Donetsk province, "is cleared completely" of Russian forces who had occupied it for...

Taiwan launches English language TV channel to give it more international punch

investing.com Breaking News TAIPEI - Taiwan launched its first English-language news, lifestyle and entertainment television channel on Monday to give it a bigger voice internationally at a time China when is squeezing the...

Campaigners query UK government’s ability to identify oligarchs’ assets

theguardian.com Transparency International says 33 properties worth £700m may be linked to sanctioned RussiansRussia-Ukraine war: live updatesThe British government’s ability to investigate the true ownership of properties has come...

Trey Howard, arguing nuclear risk is low

marginalrevolution.com From my email: “Recent headlines prompted me to revisit the list I sent earlier this year. The situation is grim but unlikely to lead to nuclear weapons. Ukrainian military power is over-rated. It still seems like we...

American vets captured in Ukraine detail what it was like being in Russian custody

theweek.com Alex Drueke and Andy Tai Huynh are sharing for the first time since their release from Russian custody details on what happened to them after they were captured in Ukraine on June 9. Drueke, 40, and Huynh, 27, spoke...

10 torture sites in 1 town: Russia sowed pain, fear in Izium

pbs.org Torture in Izium was arbitrary, widespread and absolutely routine for both civilians and soldiers during the six months the Russians controlled the city, an AP investigation has found.

The War Has Just Begun

zerohedge.com The War Has Just Begun Via 'Big Serge' Thoughts Substack, The Winter of Yuri I have been attempting for several days to collect my thoughts on the Russo-Ukrainian War and condense them into another...

10 torture sites in 1 town: Russia sowed pain, fear in Izium

apnews.com IZIUM, Ukraine (AP) — The first time the Russian soldiers caught him, they tossed him bound and blindfolded into a trench covered with wooden boards for days on end. Then they beat him, over and over: Legs, arms, a...

U.S. cheers Ukraine's "significant" battlefield success at Lyman

investing.com By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON - U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Saturday cheered Ukraine's capture of the key bastion of Lyman from Russia in eastern Ukraine, saying it was an encouraging battlefield success...

Russian Forces Are Withdrawing From Key Ukrainian City in Fresh Setback

wsj.com It was unclear that the Russians had managed to get all of their troops out before Ukrainian forces entered. Ukrainian officials said a fight for control of Lyman was still under way. The Russian Ministry of Defense...

Pipeline Sabotage: Some Leaking Stops As Russians And West Point Fingers Over Nord Stream Attack

forbes.com Putin called the leaks "terror attacks" that will serve to help the West, but the ruptures come as Russia ramps up a pressure campaign to limit fuel to the West.

Russians shell civilian convoy in Ukraine, killing 20

theweek.com Ukrainian officials on Saturday said that Russian soldiers had shelled a convoy of civilians in the country's northeast region, resulting in the deaths of at least 20 people, some of them children.  Oleh Syniehubov,...

Latest EU Sanctions to Restrict Russians’ Access to Crypto Services in Europe, Report Unveils

bitcoin.com New sanctions discussed by EU member states amid the current escalation of the conflict in Ukraine are going to restrict European crypto services for Russians. Reports about the tightening have come after earlier...