Nuclear weapons convoy sparks fears Putin could be preparing test to send ‘signal to the West’

These latest manoeuvres could signal an increasingly desperate Mr Putin’s willingness to escalate the war following a series of embarrassing defeats on the battlefield, including the loss of a key city in Donetsk and the most recent setbacks in the Kherson region. According to Pentagon officials, the US is considering how to respond to a … Read more

In Moscow, Putin’s ‘invisible war’ is now impossible to hide

Russian social media quickly coined the term “mogilizatsita” for Putin’s call-up, a mash-up of the Russian word mogila, or grave, and mobilisation. Unusually long lines to leave the country were reported overnight on Wednesday and Thursday morning at once-sleepy border crossings including those with Mongolia and Kazakhstan in the east and Georgia in the south, … Read more