Category: Ukraine invasion

Putin praises Wagner mercenaries for Bakhmut claims of victory, his first time directly crediting the for-hire army for their military...

Yevgeny Prigozhin, left, shows Russian President Vladimir Putin, around his factory which produces school means, outside St. Petersburg, Russia on Sept. 20, 2010. Prigozhin, the millionaire owner of the Wagner Group private military company and long-term ally of Putin’s, has grown increasingly frustrated with the Russian leader over his for-hire troops being killed at the front lines of the invasion of Ukraine. Sputnik, Kremlin Pool…

Russian missile strikes have knocked out power for 1.5 million Ukrainians: ‘total darkness and cold are coming’

A man looks at a building hit by a Russian missile strike, on October 21, 2022 in Bakhmut, Donetsk oblast, Ukraine. Carl Court/Getty Images A barrage of Russian missiles fired Saturday targeted Ukraine’s electrical grid.  Ukrainian parliamentary deputy Kira Rudik tweeted that power was knocked out for 1.5 million people. “Total darkness and cold are coming,” Rudick said, as the country prepares for winter with…