Russia ups security after ‘drone attack’
07 May 2023 | 1:09 pm
Moscow said it was tightening security after two drones exploded over the Kremlin days before the annual World War II Victory Day parade. Meanwhile, Zelenskyy made a highly symbolic visit to The Hague.
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The spring draft for military service in Russia is underway. Will the young men be sent to fight in Ukraine?
A Ukrainian commander said Russia was pounding Ukrainian positions with airstrikes and artillery barrages. Meanwhile, the UK said Moscow was gaining little by pouring resources into the Donetsk region.
The Belarusian leader called for Russia to defend Belarus "as its own territory." Belarus hosts a contingent of thousands of Russian troops.
The Shiveluch volcano in Russia's Far East has blown an ash column about 10 kilometers high, threatening aviation. Shiveluch last had a major eruption in 2007.
Russia appears to have found a second wind in its assault on Bakhmut according to British intelligence. Meanwhile, Germany's foreign minister has called on China to urge Russia to stop the war. DW has the latest.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has called for quick accession to the defense alliance. Meanwhile, the G7's top diplomats are discussing Russia's ongoing assault on its neighbor.
The accounts of Germany's cultural centers in Russia have been frozen in retaliation for an investigation into the main Russian cultural center in Berlin.
Amendments to Russia's conscription law to make it easier to enlist men in the army have been signed by President Putin. But the Kremlin has rejected speculation that a mass mobilization is imminent.
Qualifying spots for the Paris Olympics are up for grabs at the multi-sport event in Poland. But with some sports wanting Russians and Belarusians back in competition, divisions are emerging.
Kremlin critic Vladimir Kara-Murza has been found guilty of treason and jailed for 25 years in Russia. The 41-year-old criticized Russia's invasion of Ukraine and told the court he stood by his words.
Whether out of genuine ideological adherence or fear of the increasingly ruthless crackdown on dissent, a substantial portion of Russians have wholeheartedly adopted Moscow's rhetoric on the war in Ukraine.
The battle for Bakhmut has had Ukrainian and Russian forces locked in a bloody stalemate for more than eight months. Last week, the UK Ministry of Defense said Russia had "re-energized its assault." Ukrainian forces are reporting heavy fighting.
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