North Korea meets Russia: Putin and Kim Jong Un to discuss arms and nuclear tech
A meeting of two isolated leaders, usually too afraid of leaving home. North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un left his country by armoured train for the first time in four years to meet President Putin in Eastern Siberia.
Why Ukraine isn’t joining Nato
President Zelenskyy said it was “absurd” Ukraine had no clear path to membership.
Mutiny in Moscow: why it is not all over for Vladimir Putin
Hubertus Jahn, professor of the history of Russia at Cambridge University, explains how the “mafia boss” in the Kremlin has seen a crack emerge in his enterprise – and who knows what might happen next.
At least three dead after Russian missile attack on Ukraine on New Year’s Eve (dubbed)
At least three people are now known to have been killed in the massive Russian missile attacks on Ukraine on New Year’s Eve.
Ukrainian author on Babchenko case: ‘There is a feeling that finally the Ukrainian secret services is Ukrainian – not Russian’
As we heard earlier, much of the world is still trying to work out exactly what happened yesterday with the death and resurrection of Arkady Babchenko. Meanwhile Moscow says the whole escapade is proof of fake news against them. It’s John Le Carre meets Carry ON. Who better to decipher fiction from fact than Andrei…
‘Dead’ journalist describes how Ukraine helped to stage his murder
When someone comes to you and says here’s an order for your killing, do you say: “I’m thinking about the media’s reputation! Let me be killed”? That was the question posed by unrepentant Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko, who has faced widespread criticism for working with the Ukrainian authorities to fake his own death. The plan…
‘Murdered’ Russian journalist turns up alive after staged death
The Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko – reportedly murdered in Kiev – turned up alive and well at a news conference in Ukraine. The Ukranian security services said the murder had been staged to expose Russian agents in their country. Mr Babchenko’s wife was not ‘in’ on the subterfuge – she’d said her husband was shot in…