Ukraine: An Update

February 20, 2023, marked the one year anniversary of the Ukraine War, a conflict that was originally predicted by experts to last only a few days. The reasons this conflict has lasted so long are twofold. Firstly, the strategic failings of the Russian military cannot be understated. At the beginning of the war the Russian military outnumbered and outgunned the …


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Ukraine Crisis: Tensions Rise as Putin Recognises Pro-Russian Separatists’ Independence

Tensions in Ukrainian-Russian relations came to a head on Monday as Russian President Vladimir Putin announced plans to recognise the independence of two pro-Russian separatist groups on Ukraine’s eastern border. The announcement came during an hour-long televised address in which President Putin described Ukraine as a “colony of puppets” who are “preparing military action against our country”. The Russian premier …


John Hutchinson: The Irishman Coaching A UFC Champion

John Hutchinson has been coaching Petr Yan since the beginning of the Russian’s UFC career and will corner him for his first title defence against Aljamain Sterling this weekend. Neither of them started out in mixed-martial arts with John winning bouts all over the world as a professional boxer and Yan making his way in the amateur ranks. Yan ended …