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Kyiv Faces Lengthier Blackouts as Russia Keeps Up Assault on Ukraine’s Electric Grid
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Kyiv Faces Lengthier Blackouts as Russia Keeps Up Assault on Ukraine’s Electric Grid

Updated Oct. 27, 2022 10:38 am ET Listen to article (1 minute) Kyiv residents are facing prolonged blackouts, after Russian airstrikes again hit the Ukrainian electric system overnight, further degrading the country’s ability to keep the lights on. Yasno, a Ukrainian energy company, wrote on Facebook on Thursday that Russia had again hit the power...

Public Sentiment in Russia Darkens Over Ukraine War
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Public Sentiment in Russia Darkens Over Ukraine War

Updated Oct. 15, 2022 11:00 am ET Listen to article (2 minutes) MOSCOW—President Vladimir Putin’s massive military mobilization and escalating talk of nuclear weapons in the protracted Ukraine conflict are rattling many Russians, including urban elites for whom the war had seemed far in the background. The WhatsApp messaging group for residents of a stately...

Biden Riffs on Armageddon – WSJ
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Biden Riffs on Armageddon – WSJ

President Biden will never be a great communicator, but his latest riff at a campaign fundraiser on the threat of nuclear Armageddon won’t reassure anyone. He succeeded mainly in demonstrating his own anxiety, which isn’t the right message to send Vladimir Putin or the American people. Rolling along Thursday in routine remarks about the reasons...

Biden Warns of Growing Nuclear Risk as Ukraine Slams Russia for Drone Use
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Biden Warns of Growing Nuclear Risk as Ukraine Slams Russia for Drone Use

Listen to article (2 minutes) The U.S. has received no fresh intelligence indicating that Russian President Vladimir Putin was preparing to act on his threat to use nuclear weapons, U.S. officials said Friday, following unusually sharp comments from President Biden that warned of the “prospect of Armageddon.” Ukraine, meanwhile, warned about the threat of Iranian...

As Ukrainian Forces Advance, West Plays Down Threat From Russian Nuclear Weapons
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As Ukrainian Forces Advance, West Plays Down Threat From Russian Nuclear Weapons

Updated Oct. 4, 2022 7:23 pm ET Listen to article (2 minutes) Ukrainian forces accelerated their advance into Russian-held areas of the southern Kherson region as Western officials played down the likelihood of Russia using nuclear weapons in retaliation for its military defeats. Ukrainian troops announced the liberation of several towns, while Moscow sought to...

The Best Way to Combat Putin’s Nuclear Threats
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The Best Way to Combat Putin’s Nuclear Threats

Vladimir Putin has again threatened to use nuclear weapons to protect Russia and its people. In his remarks Friday, he extended that nuclear deterrence over the 15% of Ukraine’s territory that Russia annexed after sham referendums that ended on Wednesday. That even includes some lands already liberated by the Ukrainian army. Mr. Putin’s threats constitute...