• UN's Atomic Energy agency under scrutiny for support and training of Iranian researchers in Russia

    International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), a part of the UN system, has been supporting Iranian researchers for years and sending them to Russia for training, according to the documents obtained by BILD am SONNTAG.

    According to these documents, representatives of the UN agency met with Javad Karimi-Sabet in Vienna at the beginning of 2022. Karimi-Sabet has been on the US sanctions list since 2020 and is considered one of the key figures behind Iran's nuclear bomb development. Internal email …

  • Yuan trading at risk on Moscow Exchange amid escalating sanctions and stock market panic

    There’s a growing panic on the Russian stock market, and now the Moscow Exchange may have to halt trading of the Chinese national currency, the yuan.

    This comes in the wake of the Moscow Exchange being cut off from trading in US dollars and euros, leading to mounting concerns that the Chinese yuan could be next.

    Reports from Russian media, citing experts, indicate high risks that Chinese banks will cease cooperation with the Moscow Exchange and the National Clearing Center of the Russian …

  • Kremlin-linked bots spread fake celebrity quotes to undermine support for Ukraine

    A widespread online campaign has begun disseminating fake quotes from celebrities calling for an end to support for Ukraine, according to the news outlet Agentsvo. Journalists believe that this phenomenon is driven by bots connected to the Kremlin and operating for a Western audience through the Dvoynik (the double) network.

    The statements, in English, French, German, and Polish, which question the need to continue supporting Kyiv in its war against Russia, have been falsely attributed to …

  • Wives of mobilised Russian soldiers demand elite sons and celebrities replace their husbands on the front lines

    The wives of mobilised Russians from the Put’ Domoi (Road home) movement continue their fight for the return of their husbands. This time, the activists have presented a proposal to the authorities, explaining who should be sent to the front lines in place of the soldiers who have been battling for nearly two years following partial mobilisation.

    Within their plea, "Put’ Domoi" demands not just any rotation, but that their husbands be replaced with "specific other men." The activists argue …

  • Ukraine strikes major blow to Russian Su-34 base with 70-drone attack

    In the early hours of June 14, Ukraine's Forces deployed at least 70 drones to strike the Russian airbase at Morozovsk, confirmed Kyrylo Budanov, the head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of Ukraine's Ministry of Defence, in an interview with The War Zone.

    According to Budanov, the operation was launched from Ukrainian territory, with a minimum of 70 Ukrainian Dragon and Splash drones hitting the airfield.

    The intelligence chief mentioned that they are currently assessing the damage: "We …