Wagner group: US introduces new sanctions against Russian mercenary group

Wagner group: US introduces new sanctions against Russian mercenary group

CNN — The US Treasury Department on Thursday designated the Wagner Group, a Russian private mercenary organization heavily involved in the war in Ukraine, as a major transnational criminal organization, imposing a slew of sanctions on a transnational network that supports it. The U.S. State Department simultaneously announced a number of sanctions designed to “target … Read more

Germany approves long-awaited delivery of Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine as US finalizes plans to send Abrams

Germany approves long-awaited delivery of Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine as US finalizes plans to send Abrams

CNN — Germany confirmed it will send a long-requested contingent of Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine as a major sign of support for Kiev, which is expected to be matched by the United States. The announcement by Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Wednesday, coupled with an expected US decision to send about 30 M-1 Abrams tanks … Read more

Lemekani Nyirenda: Zambian student who died fighting for Russia in Ukraine, buried

Lemekani Nyirenda: Zambian student who died fighting for Russia in Ukraine, buried

CNN — The Zambian student who died fighting in Ukraine was buried in a private ceremony in his home country on Wednesday, a family spokesman told CNN. Lemekani Nathan Nyirenda died last September on the frontline of the war in Ukraine while fighting for the Russian mercenary group Wagner. His family representative Dr Ian Banda … Read more

Der Spiegel reports that Germany is ready to send Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine

Der Spiegel reports that Germany is ready to send Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine

CNN — Germany plans to send its sought-after Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine to bolster the country’s war effort, Der Spiegel reported Tuesday night, according to unnamed sources. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has decided to deliver the main battle tanks after “months of discussion,” the German news outlet’s exclusive report said. The German parliament will … Read more

Russia Wagner’s ruthless tactics in Ukraine revealed by intelligence report

Russia Wagner’s ruthless tactics in Ukraine revealed by intelligence report

Kiev CNN — Wagner Group fighters have become the available infantry of the Russian offensive in eastern Ukraine, but a Ukrainian military intelligence document obtained by CNN shows how effective they have been around the town of Bakhmut — and how difficult they are to fight. Wagner is a private military contractor run by oligarch … Read more

Aid to Ukraine: Michael McCaul says some members don’t understand what is at stake in Ukraine

Aid to Ukraine: Michael McCaul says some members don’t understand what is at stake in Ukraine

Washington CNN — The Republican chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Sunday sought to quell speculation that the new GOP majority will be less inclined to fund aid to Ukraine in its war against Russia, though he suggested that some members of his party may need to be convinced of the need to … Read more