Car explosion kills daughter of Russian known as ‘Putin’s brain’

MOSCOW — The daughter of an influential Russian political theorist often referred to as “Putin’s brain” was killed in a car bomb outside Moscow, authorities said on Sunday. The Moscow branch of the Russian Investigative Committee said preliminary information indicated that a bomb planted in the van driven by 29-year-old Daria Dugina exploded on Saturday … Read more

Russian forces begin assault on two cities in eastern Ukraine

Kyiv, Ukraine — Russian forces began an assault Saturday on two key cities in the eastern Donetsk region and kept up rocket attacks and shelling on other Ukrainian cities, including one near Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, military and local officials said. from Ukraine. Both cities, Bakhmut and Avdiivka, have been seen as key targets … Read more