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Shannon Vavra

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  • Yahoo
  • CyberScoop
  • Axios

Recent articles by Shannon:

Putin’s Favorite Neighbor Whips Out the Big Guns in New Warning

“We are forced to react harshly,” Putin ally Alexander Lukashenko said Tuesday after dusting off the Belarusian military’s armored vehicles. → Read More

New Psychological Training Op to Beat Putin’s Army Revealed

Fadel Senna/AFP via GettyUkraine is quietly launching a military psychological training program to combat the fear, agitation, and meltdowns racking its... → Read More

Putin Cops to Civilian Strikes in Between Sips of Champagne

The Russian president was filmed smirking after promising bloody vengeance over attacks on Crimea. → Read More

Shadow Government in Putin’s Own Backyard Plots Against Him

The rivals of Putin’s most trusted neighbor are pursuing an alliance aimed at hampering Russia’s designs on the West. → Read More

Putin’s Right-Hand Men Publicly Mock ‘Garbage’ War Failures

Some of Vladimir Putin’s most important allies are now brazenly calling out the Russian president’s war strategy. → Read More

‘The Time Has Come’: Top Putin Official Admits Ugly Truth About War

KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP via Getty ImagesVladimir Putin’s defense minister sent a clear message to the people of Russia on Wednesday: Their country is at war... → Read More

Putin Quotes Fairytale Villain in Latest Threat to Make Europe ‘Freeze’

Russian President Vladimir Putin cited a fairytale fox while warning that he might just let Europe freeze over this winter. → Read More

A U.S. Translation Flop Is Fueling a Messy Row Over Putin’s War

Ukrainian officials are accusing the U.S. of breaking the security pledges it made in the so-called Budapest Memorandum. Negotiators say a translation issue might be to blame. → Read More

Putin’s ‘Loyal’ Friends Host Rendezvous With His #1 Enemy

While Putin touts his strong alliances during wartime, several countries in Russia’s defense bloc are participating in military exercises with the U.S. like it’s business as usual. → Read More

Putin’s Twisted Mind Games Just Hit a Disturbing New Low

The latest Russian campaign of lies is one of their most twisted war tactics yet. → Read More

Ukraine’s Push to Take Back This City Could Make or Break the War

Ukrainian officials are planning to take back Kherson from Russian forces in a sweeping counteroffensive, but there are huge doubts about whether they are ready. → Read More

European Country’s Shock Verdict: We’ll Snub Injured Ukrainians

The Swiss government is citing neutrality as a reason to not help the war-wounded victims of Putin’s invasion. → Read More

Putin’s Most Nuke-Obsessed Crony May Be Headed for Ukraine, Report Says

Russian Space Chief Dmitry Rogozin has a loose relationship with threatening nuclear attacks—and he’s reportedly up for the job-swap of a lifetime. → Read More

Putin Pal Drops Menacing Hint: a ‘Cleansing’ Is Coming for Europe

IKHAIL KLIMENTYEV/Sputnik/AFP via Getty ImagesRussian President Vladimir Putin’s key ally Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko has started hinting at what ... → Read More

Intel Reveals Putin Plan to Weasel His Way Into American Hearts

A May intelligence briefing from a Department of Homeland Security intel shop obtained by The Daily Beast offers clues about the dirty tricks Putin is using against Americans. → Read More

Putin Nemesis Warns of Sinister Twist in Russian Attack Plan

(Photo by WANG Zhao / AFP)Russian President Vladimir Putin has been waging a devastating war in Ukraine for over three months now. But if Ukraine falls, he... → Read More

A Judgment Day Is Coming for Zelensky

Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast/GettyUkrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Ukrainian advisers have been arguing in recent days ... → Read More

Putin World Descends Into Fury Over New U.S. Rocket Delivery

America’s latest gift to Ukraine has the Kremlin accusing the U.S. of adding “fuel to the fire.” → Read More

The Moment Putin’s Ticking Time Bomb of Failure Could Explode

Ukraine’s top military intelligence official says he knows just how long Vladimir Putin’s army can last. → Read More

Dictator Reveals Putin’s Wet Dream of a ‘New World Order’

In a newly released letter, notorious Putin ally Alexander Lukashenko essentially urges world leaders to let Moscow run rampant. → Read More