The British defence ministry says the move shows Russian forces are under pressure and that the mercenaries are unlikely to make up for the loss of regular infantry units.
Russia’s February assault has not produced the results Moscow envisaged in the face of fierce Ukrainian resistance. Now, they could be recalibrating.
The insignia has been flaunted by politicians and athletes, seen on cars and advertising billboards, and promoted by youthful flash mobs.
World watches fifth day of the biggest assault on a European country since World War Two as fighting rages on multiple fronts in Ukraine while its western allies pile sanctions against Russia. Latest updates:
China has usually chosen to be a lowkey player in different conflicts. In the Ukraine-Russia conflict, however, Beijing is walking a diplomatic tightrope.
The small unrecognised country is located along Moldova’s eastern border with Ukraine, making Transnistria a crucial location for a possible Russian invasion of Ukraine.
The Russian military announced massive drills of its strategic nuclear forces, a stark reminder of the country's nuclear might amid Western fears that Moscow might be preparing to invade Ukraine.
Some Western officials and analysts hope that Beijing might play a mediating role between the West and Russia over the Ukrainian conflict - but that is probably unlikely.
Moscow’s massive military deployment along its border with Ukraine has sparked debate over what exactly the Russian army’s capabilities are.
Russian artillery forces practice firing near Ukraine border as Russian warships entered the Barents Sea to practice protecting a major shipping lane in the Arctic.
Kazakh president Kassym-Jomart Tokayev’s office has said that order has been restored in the country, as troops from a Russian-led military alliance continue to guard 'strategic facilities.'
Under Western pressure, the two states are aligning with each other at a level unseen for decades.
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