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Captured US citizens Alexander John-Robert Drueke, 39, and Andy Tai Ngoc Huynh, 27, were interviewed by Russia’s RT channel at a detention center in the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) on Friday, June 17, according to a report published on RT. (Bunny Drueke/Joy Black) Two American volunteer fighters for Ukraine were taken into detention by Russian-backed separatists in Donetsk after […]

Russian state television showed video Friday of two U.S. military veterans who went missing last week while fighting in Ukraine, confirming that the men were taken captive and raising fears about their fate. Alex Drueke and Andy Huynh . . .

Ukrainian officials have said they struck a Russian tugboat in the Black Sea using two Harpoon missiles on Friday.  It is the first time Ukraine has announced it has destroyed a Russian vessel with Western-supplied weapons.  A statement from the Ukrainian military says the Harpoons used were given to Ukraine by the US.  Loading Something […]

June 17 (Reuters) – A superyacht seized in Fiji last month at the request of U.S. authorities, who say the $300 million Amadea is owned by sanctioned Russian oligarch Suleiman Kerimov, has arrived in Hawaii, Refinitiv Eikon vessel tracking data showed. The U.S. Justice Department’s KleptoCapture task force has focused on seizing yachts and other […]

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The Ukrainian navy claimed Friday that it struck a Russian boat carrying air defense systems to a strategic island in the Black Sea. In a statement on social media, the navy said that the Vasily Bekh was used to transport ammunition, weapons and personnel to Snake Island, which is vital for […]

WASHINGTON, June 16 (Reuters) – Law enforcement in the United States, Germany, the Netherlands and Britain dismantled a global network of internet-connected devices that had been hacked by Russian cyber criminals and used for malicious purposes, the U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday. The network, known as the “RSOCKS” botnet, comprised millions of hacked computers […]

The Kilo-class submarines – also known as Project 877 submarines – remain a mainstay of navies the world over. Developed in the 1980s in the former Soviet Union for anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare, the subs first served the navies of Warsaw Pact countries. Today, they have much greater reach. Russia has designed significant improvements to […]

Since Russia invaded Ukraine in February this year, Iranian tour guide Ali’s business has boomed. But where once he hosted Russian tourists interested in Persian art, food and culture, now he welcomes businesspeople. Following a flood of western sanctions on Russian entities, they are “very interested to know how Iranians have been living under US […]

The US Open will allow tennis players from Russia and Belarus to compete this year despite the ongoing invasion of Ukraine, which prompted Wimbledon to ban those athletes. U.S. Tennis Association CEO and executive director Lew Sherr, whose group runs the US Open, said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday that […]

New York, NY, June 14, 2022 — As Black Sea ports in Ukraine – harboring up to 98% Of Ukraine’s grain and wheat exports – remain under blockade, those already facing dire food insecurity will suffer the most, warns IRC. With Ukraine producing much of the world’s grain, wheat and fertilizer, food prices worldwide have already […]

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