Crimea is a "red line" for Putin, NATO defense minister says
Regardless of nuclear threats, Estonia's Hanno Pevkur told Newsweek the West should not "be worried about what the Kremlin will do."
Thousands of Russian flights using expired parts because of sanctions
The head of Russia's transportation watchdog organization told lawmakers that 2,000 Russian flights were performed last year using expired parts.
Ukraine's death toll fighting Russia raises questions
Both sides are believed to have sustained heavy losses, particularly in the fiercely contested Donetsk city of Bakhmut.
Russian lawmaker proposes using stray dogs in military as troops struggle
A member of Russia's State Duma suggested training "large" and "aggressive" strays for demining and rescue missions.
Russia facing biggest crisis since World War II, state TV guest says
Film director Karen Shakhnazarov said that unlike in 1941, when Nazi Germany invaded, there was no "unifying" Soviet ideology that could bind people together.
Putin has "failed miserably" to try to salvage Ukraine war—Ex-Ambassador
The former ambassador said on Tuesday that Putin's "failure" in Ukraine is placing a "significant and growing strain" on his regime.
Air battle over Russia-Ukraine border has "intensified"–U.K. intel
Russia's missiles are not as effective or sophisticated as has been claimed, Fabian Hoffman, doctoral research fellow at the University of Oslo, told Newsweek.
How do Kinzhal hypersonic missiles compare to Patriot defense systems?
Russia has said its Killjoy, or Kinzhal, hypersonic missiles are "invulnerable to air defense capabilities deployed in Ukraine."
Frozen Ukraine-Russia conflict won't stop Kyiv joining EU: Ambassador
"I am convinced that Ukraine will be able to liberate all its territories," EU Ambassador to Ukraine Matti Maasikas told Newsweek.
Russian state TV issues stark warning over threat of defeat
"If we lose, we're taking the whole world with us," Vladimir Solovyov said on the Russia 1 channel.
Who is Nick Maimer? Former U.S. soldier killed by Russians in Bakhmut
The former U.S. Special Forces soldier had said that his "moral compass" had guided him to join the Ukrainian war effort.
Former U.S. ambassador may have been poisoned months before Ukraine war
In April 2021, John Herbst, a former U.S. ambassador, experienced symptoms consistent with poisoning, including elevated levels of toxins in his blood.
Ukraine pop culture unites against Russia as split between nations widens
"Even when people ask me to perform my prewar stuff at concerts," Ukrainian pop star Jerry Heil told Newsweek, "I personally can't bring myself to do it."
How Russia lost "200,000 soldiers" in Ukraine
The staggering losses have damaged the "organizational integrity" of the Russian Armed Forces, Pavel Luzin, a Russian political analyst, told Newsweek.
Wagner Group gloats over death of U.S. volunteer in Bakhmut: ISW
The Institute for the Study of War said Wagner founder Yevgeny Prigozhin was "gloating" over the death of a former U.S. Army Green Beret in the war-torn city.
Russia advances "persecution campaign" against evangelicals in Ukraine: ISW
The think tank said that Russia was targeting evangelical Christians in occupied Ukraine.
World leaders consider Trump a "laughing fool," says John Bolton
Trump's one-time national security adviser said the former president did not command respect from some world leaders.
Remembering Sadako Sasaki Ahead of G7 Summit in Hiroshima
In this moment, perhaps the most important thing we can do is to remember, to honor the past by taking the most serious lessons from it.
CIA launches effort to recruit Russian spies
The agency posted a video online seeking information from Russians that it promises can be shared anonymously.
Russia says it shot down seven storm shadow missiles in a day
The U.K.'s donation of Storm Shadow missiles "will demand an appropriate response from our military," the Kremlin said on Thursday.
Ukraine's counteroffensive window "shrinking"—NATO member
"The later the contributions come, the less useful they will be," Czech President Petr Pavel said of NATO military aid to Ukraine.
Putin to offer foreigners who fight for Russia fast track citizenship
The move comes as Russia's casualty total is set to exceed 200,000, according to figures provided by Ukraine's military.
Kremlin "bans" high-ranking officials from resigning during the war—report
The news follows reports that officials had been banned from leaving Russia, with some asked to "turn in their passports for storage."
Ukraine shoots down six hypersonic missiles fired by Russia—Kyiv
Russia's Defense Ministry has touted the Kinzhal hypersonic missile as impossible to shoot down or intercept.
Lukashenko's voice in video raises questions about Belarus leader's health
The Belarusian president seen for the first time since May 9 at an air base on Monday.
Russian state TV sounds worried over Ukraine's new weapons
"We shouldn't succumb to bravado," one Russian state television guest said in a translated clip.
Drone attacks target Russian territory after Ukraine hit overnight
Drone incidents inside Russian territory have been growing in intensity in recent weeks ahead of an anticipated counteroffensive by Ukraine.
Huge "mushroom" blast in Khmelnytskyi reignites "depleted uranium" claims
Pro-Moscow accounts also claimed "heightened radiation levels" were detected in the area following a series of Russian missile strikes on Western Ukraine.
Russia concerned its air defenses "compromised" after Ukraine attacks: U.K.
A recent attack on a Russian airbase could be a sign that Russia has become vulnerable.
Video shows Russian mortar position annihilated in "one shot" Krab strike
Ukraine has been using the AHS Krab howitzers since the summer of 2022.