How many seconds does it take for a ballistic missile to reach London, Paris or Berlin? That’s the question pundits on Russian state TV were pondering as the war in Ukraine entered its third month. The eerie estimates were accompanied by a graphic showing the trajectories that Moscow’s intercontinental ballistic missiles would take to reach the capitals of European nations that supply Kyiv with the most military aid. All the while, pro-Kremlin host Olga Skabeyeva and the experts on her “60 Minutes” show on the Russia-1 TV channel were nonchalantly joking about how the West should tune in. Just months ago, the graphic, the rhetoric and the seeming casualness of such conversations would have been shocking, even by the standards of Russian propaganda . But with Russia’s military struggling, its rivals emboldened and the neighbor it invaded responding with defiance, NBC News watched dozens of hours of state media coverage to find the Kremlin and its mouthpieces … [Read more...] about Russia’s media propaganda turns to ‘spine-chilling rhetoric’ to intimidate West
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The grainy video shows 12 smiling soldiers ducking into a shot around a yellow and blue marker and giving the thumbs-up. “We have made it. We are here, Mr. President,” one of the soldiers in the video says, addressing Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelenskyy . The video shared by Ukraine’s Defense Ministry on Sunday is likely evidence of something once thought unthinkable: Russian forces are being driven back to their border, if not over it. While NBC News could not confirm where and when the video was shot, Ukrainian officials said it showed territorial defense troops that had recently reached the border near the heavily bombed city of Kharkiv. A U.S. defense official on Monday confirmed that Ukraine had gained ground around the city, pushing Russians to within a couple of miles of the border. Such an advance on Russia’s western flank would have been unthinkable just a few weeks ago. But with Western military aid flowing into Ukraine and Russian troops bogged down by … [Read more...] about Ukraine has retaken Kharkiv. Here’s why that’s such a big deal.
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 29 When Vladimir Putin announced the invasion of Ukraine, war seemed far away from Russian territory. Yet within days the conflict came home — not with cruise missiles and mortars but in the form of unprecedented and unexpectedly extensive volleys of sanctions by Western governments and economic punishment by corporations. Three months after the Feb. 24 invasion, many ordinary Russians are reeling from those blows to their livelihoods and emotions. Moscow’s vast shopping malls have turned into eerie expanses of shuttered storefronts once occupied by Western retailers. McDonald’s — whose opening in Russia in 1990 was a cultural phenomenon, a shiny modern convenience coming to a dreary country ground down by limited choices — pulled … [Read more...] about After 3 months of war, life in Russia has profoundly changed
Moscow’s blockade of Ukrainian ports will “further increase the price of many staple food products,” the U.K.’s defense ministry said Wednesday, as Russian forces changed tactics in their bid to encircle two key cities in Ukraine’s east. Here’s what to know about Ukraine , as Russia is accused of using hunger to wield power and the battle for the Donbas goes on. 1) Russia accused of ‘using hunger and grain to wield power’ The Russian blockade of Ukrainian ports will further increase the price of many staple food products, Britain’s defense ministry said in an intelligence briefing Wednesday. “Ukraine’s overland export mechanisms are highly unlikely to substitute for the shortfall in shipping capacity caused by the Russian blockade,” it said in its daily update posted to Twitter. “As a result, significant supplies of Ukrainian grain remain in storage unable to be exported,” it said, adding that “the resulting supply shortfalls will further increase the price of … [Read more...] about Top 5 things to know about Ukraine: Food crisis warnings mount as Russia closes in on key cities
close Video John Kirby: There is no way to know how long Russia-Ukraine conflict will last Pentagon press secretary provides insight on the border crisis and the Russia-Ukraine conflict on 'The Story.' NEW You can now listen to Fox News articles! Mark Hayward was tapped to teach the Ukrainian Territorial Defense how to use the new British anti-tank weapons , but there was only one small problem: He had no idea how to use the devices himself, and he had just half a day to bring Ukraine's forces up to speed. "I used a variety of anti-armor weapons, but dumb ones were state of the art when I got out of the service," Hayward told Fox News Digital. "I had no experience with the Javelin whatsoever." FINLAND'S US AMBASSADOR DEFENDS PUSH TO JOIN NATO: ‘NOT A THREAT’ TO RUSSIA Hayward, former Special Forces soldier, left the army in 2007 but traveled to Ukraine in 2022 to join up with the Foreign Legion there and assist the war effort when … [Read more...] about American soldier trained Ukraine marines on Javelins: no practice and a ‘Hail Mary’ to fight the Russians
close Video Russia-Ukraine conflict: Why it is a whole new war Fox News contributor Dr. Rebecca Grant assesses what the loss of a nearly an entire Russian battalion means on ‘America Reports.’ NEW You can now listen to Fox News articles! The retired Russian colonel who said last week that Russia needs to "replenish" its losses in Ukraine has returned to state television with a new warning for the Kremlin – that the situation "will get worse" the longer the war drags on. Russian Col. Mikhail Khodaryonok made the comment as Russia’s invasion – which has prompted Sweden and Finland to apply for NATO membership – has stretched into its 83rd day. "The situation, frankly speaking, will get worse for us," Khodaryonok said during a panel appearance with a pro-Kremlin TV journalist, adding that "you should not swallow informational tranquilizers," according to Reuters . Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting on oil industry … [Read more...] about Russian state TV analyst on Ukraine war: ‘Situation will get worse for us’