A mountain pass into Georgia has become a choke point for Russians fleeing the country, many of them men who faced being drafted and sent to fight in Ukraine.
Safety Concerns Overshadow Europe’s First New Gas Link in Decades
Natural gas is set to flow through a new undersea pipeline between Norway and Poland after suspected sabotage devastated the Nord Stream pipelines.
Biden Calls on World to Punish Russia for Attempt to Annex Ukrainian Land
The U.S. imposed new sanctions on Russian officials and companies, and penalized foreign businesses aiding the Russian military. But officials are holding back on energy sanctions.
Putin Announces Ukraine Annexation, Calling West the Enemy
Declaring that Russia would annex four regions of Ukraine, which the West rejects as illegal, the Russian president accused the U.S. and its allies of “despotism’’ and “Satanism.’’
Russia Strikes Regions in Eastern Ukraine Then Declares Them Russian
The strikes killed a total of 30 civilians and wounded 107 in one of the bloodiest attacks in recent weeks.
Biden Warns Russia That the West Will Not Recognize Putin’s Actions
The president also said that Mr. Putin should not dare to take his fight into NATO territory, underscoring the unity among the alliance.
Star Maestro With Russian Ties to Depart German Orchestra
Teodor Currentzis, who has faced scrutiny for his association with a Russian bank, will step down as chief conductor of the SWR Symphony Orchestra in 2025.
Juventus Learns That Progress Requires a Plan
Its coach rejects any sort of rigid style, preferring to mold his teams to their talent. But when things go bad, as they have in Turin, that lack of philosophy can leave a team to flounder.