Karen Khachanov: Azerbaijan demands sanctions for the tennis player’s pro-Armenia messages at the Australian Open

CNN – Azerbaijan Tennis The federation called for punishing Karen Khachanov after the Russian player expressed support for the Armenian majority living in the disputed region. Nagorno-Karabakh area in the Australian Open. “Artsakh stay strong,” Khachanov, who is of Armenian descent, wrote to TV cameras after matches in Melbourne. Artsakh is the Armenian term for … Read more

Burning the Qur’an in Sweden angers Turkey and threatens NATO’s membership path

Sweden and Finland have taken another step to join NATO, which means that there is now nothing left but the formal ratification of the accession agreement. Anadolu Agency | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images It’s now been eight months since Sweden and Finland announced their intention to join NATO, a move that upended the two … Read more

14 people were killed in a helicopter crash near Kyiv, including the Ukrainian Minister of Interior

CNN – A helicopter carrying Ukraine’s interior ministry command team crashed near a kindergarten and apartment complex in the Kyiv region on Wednesday, killing at least 14 people, including all nine people on board, according to officials. Another 28 people were injured in the aftermath of the accident Brovary city Wednesday, Ukraine’s health minister said … Read more

How Ukraine Became a Laboratory of Western Weapons and Battlefield Innovation

CNN – Last fall, when Ukraine recaptured swathes of territory in a series of counterattacks, it bombed Russian forces With American made artillery and missiles. Some of that artillery was a home-made targeting system developed by Ukraine on the battlefield. A piece of Ukrainian-made software has turned readily available tablets and smartphones into sophisticated targeting … Read more

Deaths and power outages due to Russian missiles hitting several cities in Ukraine | News of the war between Russia and Ukraine

Russia has unleashed a new salvo of missiles at targets across Ukraine, killing at least 14 people in the east-central city of Dnipro and disrupting energy supplies in the Kyiv and Kharkiv regions, officials said. The attacks on Saturday destroyed a nine-storey apartment building in Dnipro, reducing an entire section of the building to rubble … Read more

Russian ransomware gang attack destabilizes UK Royal Mail

Wired investigation This week it was discovered that the SweepWizard app, used by some US law enforcement agencies to coordinate sweeps, was publicly disclosed sensitive data about hundreds of police operations until WIRED exposed the flaw. The exposed data included personally identifiable information on hundreds of officers and thousands of suspects, including the geographic coordinates … Read more

Zelensky mocks Russian forces fighting for “credit” on Solidar | conflict news

The head of Wagner’s mercenary group, Yevgeny Prigozhin, accused the Russian military establishment of trying to “steal victory” at Solidar. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky mocked the infighting between Russia’s defense ministry and Wagner’s group of mercenaries over who should be given credit for the effort to capture the town of Solidar, saying it showed “a … Read more

Russia will launch a new capsule to bring back the crew of the space station

Russia plans to send a new capsule next month to bring back three space station crew members whose original flight was damaged, officials said. Russian and NASA space officials told reporters that the Russian and American will stay several additional months on the International Space Station as a result of the capsule switch, which could … Read more

Ukraine says Russian claims about control of Solidar are untrue and fighting continues

Ukraine’s military and President Volodymyr Zelensky said claims by Russia’s Wagner Group that Russian forces had captured the eastern town of Solidar were false and that fighting was continuing. “The terrorist state and its promoters are trying to pretend that part of our town is Solidar… some kind of Russian property,” Zelensky said in a … Read more

Putin is avoiding the blame game on Russia – for now – after the Ukraine attack

CNN – It was New Year’s Eve, one of the most cherished holidays in the country Russia. Recruits into President Vladimir Putin The war against Ukraine – Hundreds of them were mobilized only months ago – they were gathered in temporary barracks, a vocational school in the occupied city of Makevka, in the Donetsk region. … Read more