Russia declares gas war on the European Union – POLITICO

Click play to listen to this article Russian President Vladimir Putin is playing a tricky role with the European Union — cutting off gas shipments to some of Russia’s best customers amid anger over sanctions imposed after the invasion of Ukraine. It puts enormous political pressure on governments, threatens to leave Europeans in a freeze … Read more

Choose an unusual movie for Father’s Day

This is an edition of The Atlantic Daily, a newsletter that walks you through the biggest stories of the day, helps you discover new ideas, and recommends the best in culture. Subscribe here. Today I wanted to take a break from politics and war and think about fathers, especially fathers – like me – who … Read more

Vladimir Putin’s “Russian Davos” Economic Forum in St. Petersburg is indeed a big and sad mess

Russian President Vladimir Putin The annual economic forum kicked off on Wednesday with a dramatically shrunk guest list, as Russia grapples with sanctions to launch… The war in Ukraine Lots of excuses from Putin’s advisers as to why the forum has fallen short this year. Whereas in previous years, leaders from all over the world … Read more

Explosion at Texas plant injects uncertainty into global energy market

Last week’s explosion at the Freeport LNG terminal in Texas led to more chaos in international energy markets as the United States ramped up to replace Russian gas exports to Europe. Experts said Friday that while the facility is offline, it will likely keep about 1.33 billion cubic feet of liquefied natural gas (LNG) off … Read more

Vladimir Putin’s rival Mikhail Kasyanov warns of a sinister deviation in Russia’s main war plan

Russian President Vladimir Putin It has been waging a devastating war in Ukraine for more than three months now. If Ukraine falls, he will not stop there, Mikhail Kasyanov, who served as Putin’s first prime minister, said in an exciting new interview on Monday. “The Baltic states will be next,” Kasyanov, who is now the … Read more

Vladimir Putin: Restoring the empire is the end game for the Russian president

CNN – Read Russian President Vladimir Putin’s Thoughts It is rarely a direct taskBut sometimes the Kremlin leader makes it easy. That was the case on Thursday, when Putin met with a group of young Russian businessmen. Anyone looking for clues about Putin’s endgame Ukraine It may be necessary to read the text, usefully released … Read more

US spy agencies review their mistakes in Ukraine and Russia

The question was asked at a special briefing by US intelligence officials weeks before Russia began its invasion in late February: Was the Ukrainian leader, Volodymyr Zelensky, the creation of Britain’s Winston Churchill or Ashraf Ghani in Afghanistan? In other words, will Zelensky lead a historic resistance or flee while his government collapses? Ultimately, US … Read more

Biden says Ukraine may have to give Russia land

President Biden on Friday refused to rule out that Ukraine would have to cede part of its territory to Russia in order to end Moscow’s control of more than Three months after the invasion. Should Ukraine cede territory to achieve peace? Biden’s reporter asked after his remarks on May jobs report. Biden began his answer … Read more

Vladimir Solovyov, the official Russian TV reporter, was humiliated by a fed up guest on his own show

Determined to remove support for Ukraine in continuous self-defense against Russian aggressionThe Kremlin issued a series of threats against the West, amplified and echoed by pliant state media. But rather than scare NATO into retreat, this strategy appears to be causing something of a domestic fallout, as large numbers of ordinary Russians fear the notion … Read more

What’s wrong with Vladimir Putin? – Politico

Click play to listen to this article Never believe in anything in politics until it has been officially rejected. Even then, when it comes to Vladimir Putin’s health, you can still be forgiven for being at a loss as to what to believe, given the frenzy of baffling speculation about whether something was wrong with … Read more