Explosions rock Crimean ammunition depot in suspected Ukrainian attack

Explosions and fires ravaged an ammunition depot in Crimea annexed to Russia on Tuesday. suspected second Ukrainian attack on the peninsula in just over a week, forcing the evacuation of more than 3,000 people. Russia blamed the explosions in the village of Mayskoye on an “act of sabotage”, without naming the perpetrators. Separately, Russian business … Read more

Explosions rock Crimean ammunition depot in suspected Ukrainian attack

Explosions and fires ravaged an ammunition depot in Crimea annexed to Russia on Tuesday. suspected second Ukrainian attack on the peninsula in just over a week, forcing the evacuation of more than 3,000 people. Russia blamed the explosions in the village of Mayskoye on an “act of sabotage”, without naming the perpetrators. Separately, Russian business … Read more

Vladimir Putin’s brag show about Russian weapons reeks of desperation

Almost six months in a war in ukraine that Russia does not seem to be able to win decisively, Russian President Vladimir Putin boasts this week that Russia’s weapons are decades ahead of its competitors. “Many of them are years or even decades ahead of their foreign counterparts, and in terms of tactical and technical … Read more

WNBA’s Griner says poor translation obscured Russia arrest

KHIMKI, Russia (AP) — American basketball star Brittney Griner testified in his drug trial in Russia on Wednesday that an interpreter translated only a fraction of what was said during his interrogation and that officials ordered him to sign documents without providing an explanation. Griner was arrested at a Moscow airport in February. She admitted … Read more

Russia will leave the International Space Station after 2024

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia will retire from the International Space Station after 2024 and focus on building its own outpost in orbit, the country’s new space chief said Tuesday amid high tensions between Moscow and the West about the fighting in Ukraine. Yuri Borisov, who was named head of state space agency Roscosmos this month, … Read more