• Hungarian Foreign Minister travels to Moscow to discuss purchasing more Russian gas

    Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijarto travelled to Moscow on Thursday to discuss purchasing more Russian gas, according to a Facebook post by Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party.

    “In order to ensure the security of Hungary’s energy supply, the government has decided to purchase an additional 700 million cubic meters of natural gas in addition to the quantities stipulated in the long-term contracts,” the post read.

    Szijarto is scheduled to meet with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov. …

  • EU to add Russia's largest bank and Night Wolves biker club to sanctions list

    The European Union is expected to add Russia’s largest bank, Sberbak, and the pro-Kremlin biker club Night Wolves to the list of individuals and companies under sanctions for supporting Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

    A total of 48 individuals and nine entities are to be added to the sanctions list.

    The new additions include the head of the giant zinc and cooper firm UMMC, Andrew Kozitsyn, as well as the deputy head of Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB), Sergei Korolev. Korolev "is …

  • British aid worker dies in captivity of Russia-backed separatists in Ukraine

    A British aid worker who had been detained by Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine has died in their custody.

    Paul Urey, 45, was charged with “mercenary activities” by rebels in the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic.

    Presidium Network, a British nonprofit, said in April that Urey and another volunteer were providing humanitarian assistance when they were detained at a checkpoint in southern Ukraine while trying a help a family escape.

    Urey had reportedly spent several years as a …

  • Death toll from Russia’s missile attack on apartment buildings in Chasiv Yar rises to 46

    The death toll from Russia’s missile strike on residential buildings in Chasiv Yar has risen to 46, according to Ukraine’s State Emergency Service. Rescue teams are still searching the rubble for victims.

    Chasiv Yar, a small town in Ukraine’s Donetsk region, was hit by multiple missiles on Saturday. The strike marks the largest loss of life in Ukrainian-controlled Donbas since 52 people were killed in a Russian strike on a train station in Kramatorsk in April.

    Rescuers had managed to pull …

  • Putin: Russia ‘hasn’t started anything serious yet’ in Ukraine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin told Duma deputies on Thursday that Russia “by and large hasn’t started anything seriously yet” in Ukraine.

    Putin also challenged Western countries supporting Ukraine to try to defeat Russia on the battlefield.

    "Today we hear that they want to defeat us on the battlefield. Well, what can you say here? Let them try," Putin said.

    He also accused the West of wanting “to fight us until the last Ukrainian.”

    Ukrainian presidential adviser Mykhaylo Podolyak Tweeted …