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Opposition attacks Italian PM over Russian pranksters call

Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni has let her nation down by getting tricked into discussing matters of national security by a pair of Russian pranksters, politicians from opposition parties have claimed. Giuseppe Conte of the Five Star Movement, who held the Italian premiership from 2018 to 2021, has branded the …

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Russian opposition activist Kara-Murza given 25-year sentence

Russian opposition activist Vladimir Kara-Murza has been sentenced to 25 years in prison after being found guilty of high treason, cooperating with an ‘undesirable’ organization, and spreading ‘disinformation’ about the Russian armed forces. The verdict was announced on Monday by the Moscow City Court, which also imposed a fine of …

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‘There is another Ukraine’ – exiled opposition leader to RT

Exiled leader of the banned opposition platform “For Life” Viktor Medvedchuk still considers himself a Ukrainian citizen and lawmaker, and is building a team of like-minded people to represent the Ukraine he claims is suppressed by the current government in Kiev. Speaking to RT, Medvedchuk claimed President Vladimir Zelensky is …

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Fresh from banning more opposition parties, Ukraine’s Zelensky takes it upon himself to shill for war with China over Taiwan

If Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky isn’t getting paid to foment war between the West and China, he should be. The ubiquitous media darling declared on Saturday that the “international community” must help Taiwan resist Chinese “aggression” now, before Beijing attacks the poor little heavily-armed island. Coming from the leader of …

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Ukraine outlaws two more opposition parties

Two more political parties, the Left Opposition bloc and Shariy’s Party, have been banned by a Ukrainian court. Both featured on the list of the 11 parties and political movements suspended in March by Ukraine’s national Security Council. Thursday’s announcement brings the total of outlawed parties to nine. According to …

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NATO surprised by Turkish opposition to new applicants

NATO had no reason to believe there would be any problems with the membership applications of Sweden and Finland, alliance Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Monday, admitting he was blindsided by “legitimate” Turkish concerns. He still wants Stockholm and Helsinki to join as soon as possible. “Earlier in the process, …

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Greek opposition protests Ukraine weapons deal

Greece’s largest opposition party on Tuesday protested the announcement by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz that Athens would be sending Soviet-era armored vehicles to Ukraine.  The “ring swap,” in which Germany would send newer vehicles to Greece in exchange, enables Berlin to keep its distance from the conflict in Ukraine.  “We …

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Detained Ukrainian opposition leader testifies against former president

The Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) has published a video in which captured Ukrainian opposition leader Viktor Medvedchuk testifies against former president Petro Poroshenko, accusing him of privatizing a fuel pipeline and conducting business with the breakaway regions of Donetsk and Lugansk during his time in office. Medvedchuk, a lawmaker and …

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Turkish opposition activist gets life in prison

Turkish businessman-turned-rights-campaigner Osman Kavala was sentenced to life in prison without parole on Monday by an Istanbul court for allegedly funding protests in Gezi Park in 2013 and participating in the failed 2016 coup to overthrow Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government. While he was initially acquitted of the 2013-related …

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Detained Ukrainian opposition leader issues swap plea

The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has published a video in which detained Ukrainian opposition leader Viktor Medvedchuk asks Russia’s and Ukraine’s presidents to swap him for the “defenders and residents” of Mariupol. “I, Medvedchuk Viktor Vladimirovich, want to ask Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky that the …

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