Latest news on the Russia-Ukraine war

Latest developments as at Thursday 24 March, 2022. ►Ukrainian deputy prime minister Iryna Vereshchuk says Ukraine and Russia exchanged a total of 50 military and civilian prisoners Thursday. ►Bulgaria is recalling its ambassador to Moscow for consultations in response to "undiplomatic, sharp and rude” statements made by Russian Ambassador Eleonora Mitrofanova. Mitrofanova said Monday that … Continue reading Latest news on the Russia-Ukraine war

How US ban on Russian oil will affect consumers

Image shows Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) with Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov in 2018. Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Image President Joe Biden announced Tuesday that the US will ban Russian energy imports as part of sanctions responding to Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The embargo will include oil, liquefied natural gas and coal.  "That means Russian oil will … Continue reading How US ban on Russian oil will affect consumers

Ukraine attempting to restore electricity to Chernobyl nuclear power plant

Ukrainian technicians have started repairing damaged power lines in an attempt to restore external electricity supplies to the site of the Russian-controlled Chernobyl nuclear power plant that were entirely cut earlier in the week, according to International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi. Ukraine’s regulatory authority said work began Thursday and technicians had … Continue reading Ukraine attempting to restore electricity to Chernobyl nuclear power plant

US targets Putin and Russian oligarchs in fresh sanctions

The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on more Russian oligarchs and elites, increasing pressure on those close to Russian President Vladimir Putin in punishment over Moscow's invasion of Ukraine. Those hit with sanctions on Friday include 10 people comprising VTB Bank's board, 12 members of the Duma and the family of Kremlin spokesman Dmitry … Continue reading US targets Putin and Russian oligarchs in fresh sanctions

China warns UK about meddling in ‘Taiwan affairs’

Photo by Anna Tarazevich on Pexels.com China said that the UK and some of its politicians should refrain from engaging in anti-China manipulation or interfering in China's internal affairs on the Taiwan question. The warning comes after the Grand Committee of the House of Lords of the UK held a debate on "support for democracy … Continue reading China warns UK about meddling in ‘Taiwan affairs’

DIRTY MONEY: UK plots attack on Putin and Russian oligarchs

Britain set out ways it would crack down on "dirty money" on Monday, introducing new legislation to "hobble" Russian President Vladimir Putin by making it more difficult for those close to him to use London as their playground. The much-delayed Economic Crime Bill comes as lawmakers from across the political spectrum call on the government … Continue reading DIRTY MONEY: UK plots attack on Putin and Russian oligarchs

Popular actor Pasha Lee killed few days after joining Ukrainian military

Ukrainian actor Pasha Lee was killed on Sunday in Irpin, under shelling by Russian forces occupying the city located west of Kyiv, according to local reports. The TSN television news service and the Odesa International Film Festival said the actor (who is also referred to as Pavlo Li and Pasha Li) was 33. Lee is said to have … Continue reading Popular actor Pasha Lee killed few days after joining Ukrainian military

NATO allies snub Ukraine’s appeal for no-fly zones

NATO allies on Friday evening rejected Ukraine's appeal for no-fly zones, saying they were increasing support to Kyiv but that intervening directly could escalate tensions. "We have a responsibility ... to prevent this war from escalating beyond Ukraine because that would be even more dangerous, more devastating and would cause even more human suffering," said … Continue reading NATO allies snub Ukraine’s appeal for no-fly zones

The world is too big for Europe and America to isolate Russia – Peskov

The Kremlin will respond to what Russian Presidential Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov described on Saturday as Western "economic banditry" over the Ukraine conflict, but he stressed that Russia was far too big to be excluded from the world economy. "This does not mean Russia is isolated," Peskov told reporters. "The world is too big for … Continue reading The world is too big for Europe and America to isolate Russia – Peskov

Evacuation of civilians postponed as Russia ignores ceasefire agreement

An evacuation of civilians from the Ukrainian city of Mariupol had been postponed after city authorities said Russian forces were not respecting an agreed ceasefire. Russia announced a partial halt to the fighting near Mariupol and Volnovakha on Saturday to allow safe passage for civilians fleeing fighting as it continues a broader offensive in Ukraine.  … Continue reading Evacuation of civilians postponed as Russia ignores ceasefire agreement

Updates on the Ukraine Crisis

MAIN HEADLINES - Russian President Vladimir Putin has said Western sanctions were akin to war, warning that any attempt to impose a no-fly zone in Ukraine would lead to catastrophic consequences for the world. - The evacuation of Mariupol has been postponed after both sides claimed opposition forces were not observing a partial ceasefire designed to allow … Continue reading Updates on the Ukraine Crisis

Why China will not impose financial sanctions on Russia

China will not join the financial sanctions against Russia, the country's banking and insurance regulator said.  China does not support financial sanctions, especially unilateral sanctions, Guo Shuqing, chairman of the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission, said at a press conference in Beijing, noting that unilateral sanctions cannot effectively address the problems and they lack … Continue reading Why China will not impose financial sanctions on Russia