The US government used Navy divers to plant "remotely triggered explosives" on Russia and Germany's Nord Stream pipelines during a "mid-summer NATO exercise known as BALTOPS 22" and triggered the bombs three months later in September, famed veteran journalist Seymour Hersh reports.

Russian forces stepped up shelling and attacks in eastern Ukraine Wednesday before an anticipated new offensive, but Ukrainian officials said Kyiv’s troops were still holding firm.

Luhansk Governor Serhiy Haidai said enemy soldiers were trying to capture the city of Kreminna and the nearby village of Bilohorivka.

“We are repulsing all their attempts to break through,” Haidai said in televised remarks. “The enemy is having no success.”

China and Russia have the weapons to target America’s most valuable assets: satellites. In their quest for world dominance, outer space is the next battleground.

The United States has put both countries on notice, announcing that attacks on satellites could provoke a military response.

U.S. military and commercial satellites are critical for communication, surveillance, and navigation. And to our adversaries in the space race, they’re attractive strategic targets.

Why China and Russia can track the F-35 MikeRivero Wed, 02/08/2023 - 12:51

Stealth fighters like America’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and F-22 Raptor are often touted as being “invisible on radar,” but they’re actually not invisible at all.

Washington is seeking a deterrence advantage over Russia, which could cause an outright war, Moscow has warned FILE PHOTO. A Tu-160 strategic bomber. © Sputnik/Vladimir Astapkovich

The US has “unleashed a total hybrid war” against Russia and is putting the two nuclear nations on a path to direct confrontation, the Russian Foreign Ministry has said. It claims Washington’s demands for nuclear inspections in Russia are “cynical”, considering its “obvious” assistance in Ukrainian attacks against Russian strategic nuclear forces.

UK’s King Charles III held audience with Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday, according to footage showed by Sky News.

The monarch and the Ukrainian leader shook hands and exchanged a few phrases, which were inaudible.

Zelensky had already been given an audience at Buckingham Palace in October 2020, when he was received by the current sovereign’s eldest son Prince William and his wife Kate. Queen Elizabeth II refrained from official meetings at the time because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

BREAKING: Biden lied about Nord Stream sabotage, US did it with help from Norway: report MikeRivero Wed, 02/08/2023 - 11:43

The Biden administration had been intending to take out the Nord Stream pipeline since December 2021. This was two months before Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine, while Putin was amassing troops on the border.