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Send In The Tanks — 28 Newspaper Front Pages As Putin Moves On Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin's move to order troops into two rebel-held regions in eastern Ukraine, after recognizing them as independent states, is front-page news all around the world.

Send In The Tanks — 28 Newspaper Front Pages As Putin Moves On Ukraine
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After weeks of escalating rhetoric, diplomatic roller coasters and wondering “what will Putin do,” Russian President Vladimir Putin took a decisive first step toward what some fear may be the worst military conflict in Europe since World War II.

During a televised speech late Monday night from the Kremlin — and just hours after rising hopes of a potential Biden-Putin summit — the Russian president formally recognized the independence of two separatist regions in eastern Ukraine and ordered Russian troops to move in, officially for "peacekeeping" purposes.

But all signs say it means just the opposite. The move marks a "tipping point" in the crisis, reports German broadcaster Deutsche Welle, as many fear it means a major war that could lead to extensive bloodshed among Ukrainians and Russians, as well as lasting ramifications for the rest of the world’s economy and political balance of power.

Here’s how international newspapers featured this decisive moment on their front pages Tuesday:

UKRAINE - kpaïha


RUSSIA - Komsomolskaya Pravda

Komsomolskaya Pravda





UNITED STATES - New York Daily News

New York Daily News

The Washington Post

The Washington Post

The New York Times

The New York Times

UK - The Times

The Times

The Guardian

The Guardian

GERMANY - Süddeutsche Zeitung

Süddeutsche Zeitung

SWEDEN - Dagens Nyheter

Dagens Nyheter

FRANCE - Le Figaro

Le Figaro


Le Soir

De Morgen

De Morgen

LUXEMBOURG - Luxemburger Wort

Luxemburger Wort

ITALY - La Stampa

La Stampa

Il Tirreno

Il Tirreno

SPAIN - El Periodico

El Periodico

El Correo

El Correo

GREECE - E Kathimerini

E Kathimerini

CROATIA - Vecernji List

Vecernji List

NETHERLANDS - De Telegraaf

De Telegraaf

POLAND - Super Express

Super Express

ISRAEL - ​Yediot Ahronoth

Yediot Ahronoth


La Nacion

BRAZIL - Jornal do Commercio

Jornal do Commercio

MEXICO - La Razon

La Razon

SOUTH KOREA - JoongAng Ilbo

JoongAng Ilbo

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FOCUS: Israel-Palestine War

Here's Why Iran Might End Up Turning Its Back On Hamas

Iran's revolutionary regime insists it wants Israel destroyed and has threatened a regional war, but its actions are ambivalent, suggesting it may fear a regional war that would hasten its demise. As a result, it may decide to stop supporting Hamas in Gaza.

photo of women holding iranian and palestinian flags and photo of supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei

At a pro-Palestinian rally in Tehran on Nov. 4.

Rouzbeh Fouladi/ZUMA
Hamed Mohammadi

Updated Nov. 14, 2023 at 11:05 p.m.


Urban warfare is an ugly mess even for high-tech armies, yet after weeks of bombing Hamas targets, Israel believed it had no choice but to invade Gaza and expose its troops to just this type of fighting. It is the only way of flushing out Hamas, it says, which has decided to fight Israel amid the wreckage of Gazan homes, schools and clinics.

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Meanwhile, attacks on U.S. forces in the Middle East by similar militias working in coordination with the Iranian regime have become a headache for the Biden administration, which is seen by some as taking a soft line with the Tehran. The administration insists there is no hard evidence yet of Iranian involvement in Hamas's attack on Israel on October 7, though it has hardened its tone, warning Tehran not to pour "fuel on fire."

As for the European Union, it remains cautious about listing the Iranian Revolutionary Guards as terrorists, even if in September the NATO parliamentary assembly advised members of the alliance to list them as such and aid the democratic aspirations of ordinary Iranians.

Whatever the details, the war in Gaza is intimately connected to the Iranian regime and its modus operandi.

Its officials have warned that the Gaza offensive, if continued, would open new fronts against Israel. The regime's foreign minister, Hussein Amirabdullahian, vowed Gaza would become an Israeli "graveyard" if its troops invaded, while the head of the Revolutionary guards, Hussein Salami, compared the strip to a "dragon" that would "devour" the invaders.

But so far we have seen nothing of Iran's more dramatic threats, made soon after the October attack, including the West Bank joining with Gaza or the Lebanese Hezbollah firing off 150,000 rockets. Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, while insisting Iran had nothing to do with the Hamas assault, urged regional states to starve Israel of fuel. That too has yet to happen.

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