• Putin's defense chief orders retreat in Kherson, the first major Ukrainian city Russian forces captured, in new battlefield humiliation

    24 days ago - By Business Insider

    Russian President Vladimir Putin looks on Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu during a military parade in Pskov, Russia, on March,1, 2020. Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images
    Russian forces are retreating from positions in Kherson, a major city in Ukraine.
    Kherson was the first major city and the only regional capital Russian forces captured after the invasion in February.
    This marks one of the most significant setbacks for Russia in the war so far.
    Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced on Wednesday that he was ordering Russian forces in Kherson to retreat across the Dnieper River, marking...
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  • Russia paid Iran for its suicide drones by sending a plane full of $140 million in cash and captured Western weapons, report says

    24 days ago - By Business Insider

    Russian Ilyushin Il-76MD planes fly over Moscow during the general rehearsal for the Victory Day parade in Moscow, Russia, 07 May 2022. Sefa Karacan/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
    Russia paid for Iranian drones with 140 million Euros cash and captured Western weapons, per Sky News.
    Both countries have denied trading for drones, but a wealth of evidence contradicts this.
    The Western weapons could be reverse-engineered by Iran, Sky's source said.
    Russia sent 140 million Euros in cash, along with a stash of of Western weapons, by plane to Iran as payment for a shipment of drones, according...
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