Lukashenko undermines Putin’s Ukraine claim on Moscow concert hall attack

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko appears to have cast doubt on Russia’s claims that Ukraine was involved in the brutal attack at a Moscow concert hall last week. ISIS claimed responsibility for the massacre, which killed at least 139 people, and…

Putin says Russia is ready to use nuclear weapons if its sovereignty is threatened

President Vladimir Putin said that Russia is ready to use nuclear weapons if there is a threat to its statehood, sovereignty or independence, voicing hope that the US would refrain from actions that could trigger a nuclear conflict. Putin’s statement…

Alexei Navalny: Widow urges Russians to protest on election day

Yulia Navalnaya, the widow of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, has called for an election day protest against President Vladimir Putin. As part of the protest, people should form long queues at polling stations on 17 March at midday, Ms…

Navalny’s mother brings flowers to his grave a day after Moscow funeral

Lyudmila Navalnaya and Alla Abrosimova, the mother and mother-in-law of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, were among mourners who brought flowers to his grave in Moscow a day after thousands of people turned his funeral into one of the largest…

Zelenskyy seeks support, arms at Albania summit of Balkan nations

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has tried to drum up Balkan support for his vision of peace in Ukraine and has promoted the idea of joint arms production at a two-day summit of Southeast European countries. The meeting was held in the…

Navalny was close to being freed in a prisoner swap, says ally

Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny was close to being freed in a prisoner swap at the time of his death, Maria Pevchikh, a Navalny ally, said on Monday, repeating her allegation that President Vladimir Putin had him killed. Speaking on…

Navalny’s body returned to mother, spokeswoman says

The body of leading Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny has been returned to his mother, his spokeswoman says. In a post on X, Kira Yarmysh thanked everybody who had demanded that the authorities hand over his remains. “The funeral is…

German foreign minister says world will hold Putin to account at G20

German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock has reminded the group of leading and emerging economic powers (G20) of Russian President responsibility for the global consequences of the war in Ukraine. “If Vladimir Putin believes that after two years the world would…

Russian authorities extend a probe into Navalny’s death as allies accuse officials of cover-up

The mother of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny on Monday was denied access to a morgue where his body was believed to be kept after his death in an Arctic penal colony, and Navalny’s allies accused authorities of trying to…

Biden speaks on reported death of Alexei Navalny: “Putin is responsible”

President Joe Biden said Friday he was “not surprised” and “outraged” by reports of the death of Alexei Navalny, the longtime Russian opposition politician and critic of Vladimir Putin. Russia’s Federal Penitentiary Service announced Navalny died in prison. The service…

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