Russian forces to retreat behind Dnieper River

An old woman walks in the Kherson region village of Arkhanhelske, Ukraine on Nov 3, 2022. (BULENT KILIC / AFP) MOSCOW/KYIV/UNITED NATIONS/TEHRAN - Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu on Wednesday ordered Russian troops to leave the right (western) bank of the Dnieper River and strengthen defense against Ukrainian offensives on...

Lavrov says Russia open to talks with West

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov attends a session of the Russian State Duma, the lower house of parliament, to approve laws on annexing the Donetsk, Kherson, Luhansk and Zaporizhzhia regions into Russia, in Moscow, Russia Oct 3, 2022. (RUSSIAN STATE DUMA/HANDOUT VIA REUTERS/FILE PHOTO) LONDON/WASHINGTON – Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei...

Putin gives final approval to accession move

From left, Moscow-appointed head of Kherson Region Vladimir Saldo, Moscow-appointed head of Zaporizhzhia region Yevgeny Balitsky, Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, Denis Pushilin, leader of self-proclaimed of the Donetsk People's Republic and Leonid Pasechnik, leader of self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic, pose for a photo during a ceremony to sign the...

Russia expels Romanian diplomat in tit-for-tat move

Russia said on Thursday it was ordering a Romanian diplomat to leave the country in response to the expulsion of one of its diplomats from Bucharest. ALSO READ: Russia: Diplomat expulsion would mean US embassy closure Romania, like other European Union member states, was designated an "unfriendly country" by Moscow after...

Russian resilience shown in GDP pace

Photo taken on March 10, 2022 shows the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia. (PHOTO / XINHUA) Russia's economy achieved a rapid recovery in 2021 despite the pandemic and rising geopolitical tensions, with a GDP growth of 4.7 percent, according to a report issued on Tuesday. The Annual Report on Development of...