Ukraine admits major defeat

RT – Russian troops have taken over the town of Liman in the northern Donetsk region, the government in Kiev revealed, on Thursday evening. Ukrainian forces have reportedly withdrawn west-southwest towards…

Optimism dries up for UK services industry – CBI survey

REUTERS – LONDON – Confidence is draining away from the services firms that dominate Britain’s economy, especially in consumer-facing companies which are most exposed to the worsening cost-of-living crunch, a…

UK not going to bring back temporary increase to state benefits -minister

BRITAIN’s government is not going to bring back a temporary increase to state benefits, introduced at the height of the coronavirus pandemic, as part of plans to tackle a cost-of-living…

Key Russian lawmaker reveals illicit Ebola, smallpox research at US-run Ukraine biolabs

RNA – MOSCOW, May 20. /TASS/. The US researched Ebola and smallpox viruses in Ukraine, says Irina Yarovaya, Co-Chair of the Parliamentary Commission on Investigation of US Biological Laboratories in…

Cyber aggression against Russia, as well as ‘sanctions attack’ in general, fails — Putin

RNA – NOVO-OGAREVO, May 20. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin pointed out at meeting of the Russian Security Council on Friday that cyber aggression against Russia, as well as the…

Russia blasts France’s ‘colonial mindset’ in Africa

RT – France, as well as other European countries, have consistently demonstrated a “colonial mindset” when it comes to African nations, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said. The top…

Kiev essentially quit negotiations with Moscow, says Russian deputy foreign minister

RT – NIZHNI NOVGOROD, May 17. /TASS/. No negotiations between the Russian and Ukrainian delegations are being conducted at the moment. In fact, Kiev has quit the talks, Russia’s Deputy…

West used Ukraine as pretext for ‘undeclared war’ with Russia – Moscow

RT – The West used Ukraine as a pretext for an “undeclared war” against Moscow, and put Russia in a position in which it had to protect its “very statehood,”…

Russia has all means at hand to overcome its standoff with West, Kremlin vows

RNA – MOSCOW, May 17. /TASS/. Russia has everything at hand to overcome its standoff with the West, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday. “We have all means at…

Andrey Sushentsov: Ukraine could be just the starting point of a bigger crisis

By Andrey Sushentsov, Valdai Club program director RT – Why do Russian-Ukrainian relations concern every Russian and Ukrainian? To some extent, what is happening is a delayed civil war, which could have happened in the early…