Opinion: From Iran to Ukraine, David is staring down Goliath

Editor’s Note: Editor’s note: Frida Ghitis, (@fridaghitis) a former CNN producer and correspondent, is a world affairs columnist. She is a weekly opinion contributor to CNN, a contributing columnist to The Washington Post and a columnist for World Politics Review. The views expressed in this commentary are her own. View more opinion on CNN. CNN … Read more

Musk sets off a firestorm with his plan for ‘peace’ in Ukraine

Elon Musk is drawing criticism after he tweeted a “peace” proposal for Ukraine that involved permanently making the Crimean Peninsula part of Russia and potentially recognizing the country’s annexation claims to four Ukrainian territories. Musk ashked his more than 100 million Twitter followers to vote on the proposal, which included conducting United Nations-supervised referendums in … Read more

Ukraine is hitting Russia hard in the regions Moscow is trying to seize

Kyiv, Ukraine CNN — As Vladimir Putin lost more of the Ukrainian territory he is seeking to annex, his government on Tuesday sought to finalize the formalities of its claim to four Ukrainian regions, none of which are fully controlled by Russia anymore. The upper house of Russia’s rubber-stamp legislature, the Federation Council, on Tuesday … Read more

Ex-CIA chief’s top fear in Russia-Ukraine conflict is escalation ‘spiraling out of control’

The greatest worry for former CIA chief General David Petraeus (US Army, Ret.) concerning the war in Ukraine is the potential for unbridled escalation that would result in catastrophic consequences, he told CNBC Tuesday. Asked what his top concern was with regard to the Russia-Ukraine conflict, in which the US is heavily supporting Ukraine to … Read more

Russia planning nuke test near Ukraine border: report

Russian President Vladimir Putin is feared to be planning a nuclear test on the border with Ukraine — while officials in Kyiv are already handing out potassium iodine pills to protect against a possible nuke strike. NATO has issued an intelligence report to its members and allies warning that the Kremlin is planning to test … Read more

Elon Musk sparks backlash from Ukrainian officials with unsolicited ‘peace’ plan

New York CNN Business — Elon Musk drew backlash on Monday from Ukrainian officials, including President Volodymyr Zelensky, for his unsolicited advice on how to bring about “peace” amid Russia’s ongoing invasion of the country. In a Twitter poll, Musk suggested a path to “Ukraine-Russia Peace” that included re-doing elections “under UN supervision” in the … Read more

India’s words are anti-war, but New Delhi’s actions are propping up Putin’s regime

CNN — When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told Vladimir Putin “today’s era is not of war” last month, the West welcomed his comments as a sign the world’s largest democracy was finally coming off the fence about Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine. French President Emmanuel Macron praised Modi and the White House lauded what … Read more

Putin Allies Ramzan Kadyrov and Evgeniy Prigozhin Mock Vladimir Putin’s War Failures in Ukraine

Cracks are emerging among Vladimir Putin’s cronies about the Russian president’s military leadership and whether to use nuclear weapons in Ukraine. As Ukrainian forces pummeled the city of Lyman over the weekend, Ramzan Kadyrov, a longtime Putin ally and leader of Chechnya, lashed out at Putin’s approach there, criticszing Russian troops’ withdrawal and the Russian … Read more

Elon Musk Told to ‘Fuck Off’ by Ukrainian Diplomat Andrij Melnyk After Russia War Tweet

Tesla CEO Elon Musk waded into Russia’s war in Ukraine Monday by tweeting that Ukraine should remain “neutral” in the war as a way to open the door to peace. “This is highly likely to be the outcome,” in Ukraine, Musk said. “Just a question of how many die before then.” The callous comments, which … Read more

Chechnya’s leader to send teenage sons to fight in Ukraine | Russia-Ukraine war News

Putin’s ally criticsed a top Russian general for ‘mediocrity’ and said his sons aged 14, 15, and 16 will go to war. Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov – a close ally of Russia’s President Vladimir Putin – said he will send his three teenage sons to the front line to fight in the war in Ukraine … Read more