Putin hails all-but-final election victory but critics made voices heard despite harsh suppression

[ad_1] President Vladimir Putin basked in a victory early Monday that was never in doubt, as partial election results underlined the Russian leader’s total control of the country’s political system. After facing only token challengers and harshly suppressing opposition voices, Putin was set to extend his nearly quarter-century rule for six more years. Putin, 71, … Read more

Putin again threatens to use nuclear weapons and claims Russia’s nuclear arsenal is better than that of U.S.

[ad_1] President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that Russia’s nuclear triad — its three-pronged arsenal of weapons launched from land, sea and air — was “much more” advanced than that of the United States. “Our triad, the nuclear triad, it is more modern than any other triad. Only we and the Americans actually have such triads. … Read more

Ukrainian troops running low on supplies amid military aid holdup

[ad_1] Ukrainian troops running low on supplies amid military aid holdup – CBS News Watch CBS News With potential U.S. military aid to Ukraine stalled in Congress, Ukrainian troops are running short on supplies and are struggling to hold the line. Charlie D’Agata is on the ground in eastern Ukraine. Be the first to know … Read more

Thousands gather for Alexey Navalny’s funeral in Moscow, risking arrest

[ad_1] Thousands gather for Alexey Navalny’s funeral in Moscow, risking arrest – CBS News Watch CBS News Thousands of people risked being arrested by gathering outside the Moscow church where a funeral was held Friday for Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny, following his death at an Arctic penal colony. Ramy Inocencio reports. Be the first … Read more

Ukrainian town under siege pleads for military aid

[ad_1] Ukrainian town under siege pleads for military aid – CBS News Watch CBS News As Russian forces close in on Chasiv Yar, Ukrainian soldiers are pleading for more ammunition and air cover to repel the invading army. Charlie D’Agata has the latest from the besieged city. Be the first to know Get browser notifications … Read more

Alexey Navalny’s body released to his mother

[ad_1] Alexey Navalny’s body released to his mother – CBS News Watch CBS News The body of Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny was finally released to his mother Saturday. Navalny’s mother and lawyers have been trying to retrieve his body since he died at an Arctic penal colony late last week. Be the first to … Read more

Alexey Navalny’s body has been handed over to his mother, aide says

[ad_1] The body of Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny has been handed over to his mother, an aide to Navalny said Saturday. Ivan Zhdanov, the director of Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation, made the announcement on his Telegram account and thanked “everyone” who had called on Russian authorities to¬†return Navalny’s body to his mother, Lyudmila Navalnaya.¬† “Thank … Read more

Ukrainian forces lose ground in the battlefield

[ad_1] Ukrainian forces lose ground in the battlefield – CBS News Watch CBS News Just as Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine enters its third year, Ukraine’s military has suffered its worst loss in months, with forces making a hasty retreat under fire from Avdiivka. Charlie D’Agata reports from western Ukraine. Be the first to know … Read more

Who was targeted in new Russia sanctions in response to Alexey Navalny’s death, Ukraine war?

[ad_1] Who was targeted in new Russia sanctions in response to Alexey Navalny’s death, Ukraine war? – CBS News Watch CBS News The U.S. unveiled on Friday its largest number of new sanctions against Russia since the start of the war in Ukraine. President Biden followed through with his promise to punish Vladimir Putin following … Read more