How Wagner Group recruits new members
Research published by Logically found Wagner recruitment information posted in 16 languages including Vietnamese and Polish.
Russia to close four consulates in Germany
Russo-German relations are at a new low after the German government announced on Wednesday that Russia will have to close four out of its five consultants across Germany.
Scandinavian exercise prepares for Russian aggression
The Arctic Challenge Exercise is back for its sixth edition. Hosted by Finland, Norway and Sweden, the ACE is one of Europe's largest live air exercises. Approximately 150 different aircraft will be joining the exercise.
Belarus, Ukraine fates are 'intertwined'
The Belarussian opposition leader has taken part in a conference on Central and Eastern Europe's security in Bratislava. She is calling on the EU to maintain sanctions on Belarus and has said the course of the war in Ukraine and her coun...
Russia bombs Ukraine hospital
A Russian missile hit a clinic in the eastern Ukrainian city of Dnipro on Friday, killing two people and wounding 30 in an attack that President Volodymyr Zelenskiy called a crime against humanity.
Getting Ukrainian children back from Russia
Ukrainians are fighting for the right to decide their own future. And yet, part of that future is already in Russian hands. DW'S Max Zander investigated how Russia is allegedly deporting Ukrainian children, and how some parents are getti...
Russian diamond trade sanctioned by G7
Belgium is among the largest wholesale buyers of rare gems from Moscow, and local professionals fear that a Western ban on Russian diamonds could result in less oversight.
Online news channels set up to combat Russian propaganda
Russia tightly controls what news its population can see about the war, with everything going through state TV channels. But a small Ukrainian operation is aiming to present an alternative view online.
How Zelenskyy 'upstaged' G7 meeting
Ukraine’s president was the guest of honour at the G7 summit’s final day in Japan, where he secured more Western military assistance against Russia. The U.S. pledged another $375 million in aid, but not everyone was happy, with Brazil an...
Analysis: What Russia's withdrawal from arms treaty means
With Russia's parliament set to rubber stamp a bill rejecting an arms treaty signed a year after the fall of the Berlin Wall, is Europe on the verge of a new Cold War?
Zelenskyy's diplomatic tour isolates Putin
After a whirlwind week of diplomatic visits that has taken in the Vatican, Saudi Arabia, Europe's capitals and Japan, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's world tour has left his Russian counterpart looking increasingly isolated.
G7 agrees new sanctions against Russia
G7 leaders who gathered in Hiroshima, Japan have agreed to introduce new sanctions on Russia and its citizens who support the war in Ukraine. Despite denials from Moscow, the sanctions imposed on the country over its 'special military op...
Putin accuses West of trying to 'divide Russia'
G7 leaders at the summit in Hiroshima announce new sanctions on Moscow while Putin accuses the West of trying to divide the people of Russian whose 'diversity is their strength'.
G7 nears move to sanction Russian diamonds
Leaders of the Group of Seven nations will discuss how to curb Russian diamond exports at a summit this weekend in Japan. A G7 official said there wouldn’t be a deal this weekend, but diamonds would be in the final summit communique.
Train derails in Crimea after rail explosion
The Baza Telegram channel, which has links to Russian security services, had reported an explosion on a railway line in the region.
EU customs loopholes help Russians avoid sanctions
Cracking down on circumvention of sanctions has become the number one priority for the European Union, as an investigation has found that Russians have found loopholes in the current system to avoid sanctions.
EU to 'warn' countries supporting Russia
The next round of EU sanctions against Russia aims to close loopholes and crack down on circumvention and could target companies and countries that help Russia acquire sanctioned goods.
How Russia is waging a global cyberwar
The leaked “Vulkan files” are the first insight into Putin’s cyberwarfare. They link the Kremlin to hacks around the world and could help experts prepare for coming attacks. Here’s what’s in them.
Russia challenges Ukraine grain agreement
If it is not renewed by 18 May, it will pose a significant risk to food security in the Middle East and sub-Saharan Africa.
South Africa 'supplying' weapons to Russia
A South African minister responsible for arms control has said the government did not approve any weapons shipments to Russia late last year. That's after the U.S. ambassador to South Africa said on Thursday (May 11) he was "confident" t...
France labels Wagner Group a 'terrorist organisation'
The French parliament adopted a resolution Tuesday calling on the European Union to formally label Russian mercenary force Wagner a "terrorist group". The resolution, which is non-binding and symbolic, passed with unanimous support acros...
Fewer soldiers, tanks at Russian military parade
Russian President Vladimir Putin marked a scaled-down Victory Day parade in Moscow with a speech railing against the West. Victory Day, celebrated on May 9, marks the Soviet Union’s defeat of Nazi Germany in 1945.
Germany, China disagree on Russian sanctions
The foreign ministers of Germany and China discussed possible EU sanctions on companies found trading with Russia, particularly in potential military components. Annalena Baerbock said the aggressor in the conflict, Russia, should not be...
'Underwhelming' Victory Day celebrations in Russia
As Moscow's troops fight on in Ukraine and after days of sabotage attacks at home, Russians celebrated Tuesday's World War II Victory Day hoping for a win on the modern battlefield. President Vladimir Putin frequently portrays the campai...
Countries 'helping' Russia hit by sanctions
After 10 rounds of sanctions against Russia, the EU is turning its focus on enforcement and circumvention.
Latvia forces locals into anti-Russia tests
In Latvia’s capital Riga, dozens of elderly Russians wait to take a basic Latvian language test, as a proof of loyalty to a country where they have lived for decades - and should they fail, they may face expulsion.
Russia pushes ahead with Victory Day ceremony
Russia is finalising preparations for its most important secular holiday: Victory Day However, concerns over domestic security after a series of recent drone strikes and sabotage operations have seen cities and regions cancel celebrations.
Department of Justice investigating Binance over Russian customers
The U.S. Department of Justice is conducting an inquiry into whether Binance allowed Russian customers to access the exchange. This is in violation of U.S. sanctions related to Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The exchange has repeatedly...
NATO holds mass exercises in North Atlantic
NATO has beefed up presence on its flanks and increased its high readiness forces since Russia invaded Ukraine. Recently warships, aircrafts and submarines from NATO members have been training in the North Atlantic.