Putin eyes next phase as military advance held up by Ukrainian resistance
28 February 2022 | 2:14 pm
Notwithstanding its overwhelming advantages, the Russian military campaign in Ukraine is meeting stiffer-than-expected resistance from Ukrainian forces. What could the next stage look like?
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US President Joe Biden is expected to offer Russian leader Vladimir Putin a "diplomatic path" to defusing tensions over Ukraine. The West is alarmed at a buildup of Russian troops near Ukraine.
Russia's President Putin is set to bask in the global limelight as a series of high-profile conferences on security in Europe kicks off this week. What could be better for an autocratic ruler, says DW's Bernd Riegert.
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With 100,000 troops amassed on its border with Ukraine, Russia is at a glaring advantage should a conflict arise. But Ukrainians from all walks of life are preparing for the worst, ready to step in at a moment's notice. DW's Mathias Bölinger reports.
Joe Biden says he isn't ruling out personal sanctions on Russian President Vladimir Putin if he invades Ukraine. The threat from the US president comes as tensions between Moscow and the West continue to heat up. On Tuesday, the third instalment of US military equipment landed in Ukraine and more than 8,000 American troops stationed in Europe have been placed on standby.
The threat of a Russian invasion of Ukraine is rattling nerves across the West. But people living in Ukraine's eastern border region have already faced years of conflict. Now, schoolchildren and teachers are preparing for an escalation of fighting.
People in Hranitne, the last village on Ukrainian controlled territory before the pro-Russian Donetsk region, is close to the frontline. It has come under fire in the past — people here have been living with war for eight years.
Monday's meeting between the Russian and French presidents in Moscow gave rise to a lot of photoshopped content on social media - mostly sufficiently far-fetched so as not to be believable. We take a closer look. We also take a look at some convincing fake news stories that have been doing the rounds about Russia's current tensions with Ukraine and NATO.
Monday's meeting between the Russian and French presidents in Moscow gave rise to a lot of photoshopped content on social media, most of it sufficiently far-fetched so as not to be believable. We take a closer look. But first, we explore some fake news stories that have been doing the rounds about Russia's current tensions with Ukraine and NATO.
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