KleptoCapture expects long legal battles with Russian oligarchs

The leader of a new federal task force charged with prosecuting corrupt Russian oligarchs expects long legal battles ahead with Vladimir Putin’s high-powered pals. “We should anticipate that extremely well-heeled litigants will take things to court,” veteran federal prosecutor Andrew Adams said this week. “We will be engaged in litigation that will take a while.” … Read more

Ukraine Has Regained Control Over the ‘Whole Kyiv Region’: Officials

Ukrainian forces have regained control over the “whole Kyiv region,” the deputy defense minister said Saturday. It comes after a weeks-long assault by Russian forces bent on seizing the Ukrainian capital. Russia’s Defense Ministry announced last week that it would reduce its military assaults on Kyiv. Loading Something is loading. Ukrainian forces have regained control … Read more

Macron warns against Brexit-like election upset at mass campaign rally

PARIS, April 2 (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron warned of the risk of a Brexit-style election upset in his only campaign rally before the first round of the presidential election, in a bid to convince dispirited voters and re-energize a lacklustre campaign. A week or so before the April 10 vote, Macron finds himself … Read more

Ukrainian presidential adviser warns days ahead “will not be easy”

Ukrainian photojournalist Maksym Levin in Donetsk region, Ukraine on January 25. (Stanislav Kozliuk/Reuters) A Ukrainian photojournalist who worked for a number of major Western news outlets including Reuters and the BBC has been killed by Russian forces near Kyiv, the office of Ukraine’s attorney general said Saturday. The body of Maksym (Maks) Levin – who … Read more

Nearly 300 people were buried in a mass grave in Bucha, where the streets are ‘littered with corpses,’ a Ukrainian mayor said

Nearly 300 people have been buried in a mass grave in the Ukrainian town of Bucha, the town’s mayor said. Bucha stands just outside of the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv, a target of the Russian invaders. AFP journalists reported that they saw 20 bodies in civilian clothes laying on a single street in Bucha. Nearly … Read more

Bodies, rubble line the streets of Bucha outside Kyiv following Russian retreat

As the driver weaves between bodies, burned out cars and fallen trees, a narrator says: “If you say that Russian soldiers are people …” and then adds, “simply for general understanding of what happened here.” Story continues below advertisement Additional video posted to social media Saturday shows two men driving through the city. They pass … Read more

Russian retreat leaves trail of slain civilians in town near Kyiv

BUCHA, Ukraine, April 2 (Reuters) – Dead civilians still lay scattered over the streets of the Ukrainian country town of Bucha on Saturday, three days after the invading Russian army pulled back from its abortive advance on Kyiv to the southeast. The smell of explosives still hung in the cold, dank air, mingling with the … Read more

Pentagon to give ‘kamikaze drones,’ rockets and other security aid to Ukraine

WASHINGTON — The US Defense Department announced Friday it is allotting $300 million in “security assistance” for Ukraine to bolster the country’s defense capabilities, adding to the $1.6 billion Washington has committed since Russia invaded in late February. The package includes laser-guided rocket systems, drones, ammunition, night-vision devices, tactical secure communications systems, medical supplies and … Read more