Ukraine’s Zelenskyy calls for more sanctions on Russia

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called on Thursday for more punitive measures against Russia by the European Union and said he had discussed a new EU sanctions package with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. Zelenskyy, speaking at a joint news conference in Kyiv with von der Leyen, said the speed of the EU sanctions … Continue reading Ukraine’s Zelenskyy calls for more sanctions on Russia

Ukraine needs more weapons to increase attacks on Russian forces

Retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Blaine Holt told reporters on Monday that Ukraine likely can't wait for U.S. weapons to arrive before launching a major offensive. Reuters reported Friday that senior U.S. officials advised Ukraine to hold off on beginning a major attack against Russian forces until the latest supply of U.S. weaponry is in place … Continue reading Ukraine needs more weapons to increase attacks on Russian forces

U.S. Navy veteran gains freedom from Russia after nearly a year in detention

Russia released a U.S. Navy veteran who had been held in the country's Kaliningrad territory for nine months, negotiator and former Ambassador to the U.N. Bill Richardson announced. U.S. Navy veteran Taylor Dudley was freed by Russia after nine months in detention.PHOTO PROVIDED BY DUDLEY FAMILY Taylor Dudley had been held since April 2022 and … Continue reading U.S. Navy veteran gains freedom from Russia after nearly a year in detention

Details of Russia’s bloody war in Ukraine

The battle for conflict-battered Soledar in eastern Ukraine is one of the most ferocious of Russia's nearly year-long campaign, with Moscow desperate for a win and Kyiv determined to hold ground. Here's what you need to know about Soledar and why the battle for this small industrial city matters: Location, location, location Soledar is a … Continue reading Details of Russia’s bloody war in Ukraine

ISOLATED: How Putin feels as Russia-Ukraine war drags into new year

More than 10 months have elapsed since Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the equivalent of 300-plus days of brutal warfare and heavy casualties between the neighboring countries. But Russian President Vladimir Putin doesn't appear to be any closer to his goal of a Ukraine surrender. As a result, there are speculative reports of Putin, 70, feeling … Continue reading ISOLATED: How Putin feels as Russia-Ukraine war drags into new year

James Matthews explains why Zelenskyy’s visit to the U.S. is highly symbolic

A HIGHLY SYMBOLIC TRIP TO SEAL THE DEAL ON PROLONGED SUPPORT James Matthews, the United States correspondent for Sky News has described the long-awaited Biden-Zelenskyy meeting as a bold step in the war against Vladimir Putin's Russia. There's the symbolism, and more Consider the images of a Ukrainian president with the freedom to travel, to … Continue reading James Matthews explains why Zelenskyy’s visit to the U.S. is highly symbolic

Ukraine needs more lethal weapons to withstand Russian attacks – Army Commander

Ukraine is preparing for Russia to try again to invade from the north - maybe around the anniversary of its first, failed attempt to seize Kyiv last February, a top commander has said. President Vladimir Putin could even ultimately order millions of soldiers into the war as Russia's offensive falters in the face of fierce and enduring … Continue reading Ukraine needs more lethal weapons to withstand Russian attacks – Army Commander

INDIAN VOODOO: How Russian banks are bypassing SWIFT sanction

Sanctioned Russian banks now have access to one of the world’s largest markets, due to a recent decision by the Indian government to permit cross-border trade settlements in rupees to promote Indian exports. To settle trade deals under rupee trading, Indian banks have to open special rupee-vostro accounts in the trading partner country’s banks. The … Continue reading INDIAN VOODOO: How Russian banks are bypassing SWIFT sanction

Macron reveals plan for Ukrainians

French President Emmanuel Macron has outlined a general medium-term security outlook on the conflict in Ukraine by recommending, after pledging to continue sending aid to the Kiev government, that Russia receive some kind of "security guarantee" if it decides to sit down to negotiate an end to the conflict. "In the coming weeks, we will … Continue reading Macron reveals plan for Ukrainians

Disgruntled Russians mock Putin’s military operation as war with Ukraine drags on and sanctions take a toll

November and December are known as the most depressing months in Moscow. The days are short and dark, and the weather is too cold and wet to be outdoors much but still too warm and rainy to enjoy the real Russian winter. This year, the feeling of melancholy is increased by the sight of shuttered … Continue reading Disgruntled Russians mock Putin’s military operation as war with Ukraine drags on and sanctions take a toll

RUSSIA-UKRAINE WAR: 2 killed in Russian shelling of Kharkiv region

Two people were killed in Russian shelling overnight in Ukraine's Kharkiv region, a senior Ukrainian official said Wednesday. Kyrylo Tymoshenko, deputy head of the Ukrainian President's office, said on Telegram that a residential building, a health clinic and a school were hit in the town of Kupiansk. For months, Russian shelling and missile strikes have targeted … Continue reading RUSSIA-UKRAINE WAR: 2 killed in Russian shelling of Kharkiv region

Zelensky blasts Putin after rocket attack on innocent civilians

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky condemned Russia's strike Wednesday on a maternity ward in southern Ukraine that killed a newborn baby. The child's mother and a doctor were rescued from the rubble of the destroyed hospital in Vilnyansk, Zaporizhzhia region, following the rocket attack, according to Ukrainian authorities. "The terrorist state continues to fight against civilians and … Continue reading Zelensky blasts Putin after rocket attack on innocent civilians

Newborn killed after Russia airstrike hits maternity hospital in Ukraine

Rescuers are currently working at the site of a maternity ward of a hospital destroyed by a Russian missile attack in Vilniansk, Zaporizhzhia region, Ukraine, on November 23. The newborn baby who died in a missile strike on a maternity hospital in Vilnyansk in Ukraine’s southeastern Zaporizhzhia region was two days old, said first lady Olena … Continue reading Newborn killed after Russia airstrike hits maternity hospital in Ukraine

US will abandon Ukraine soon – Former Russian leader

ormer Russian President and current Deputy Chairman of the Security Council Dmitry Medvedev said Friday that the United States "will sooner or later abandon" Ukraine and said that the issue of aid delivery to Kiev is a "toxic" issue in the US country. "The United States has always abandoned its friends. It will do it … Continue reading US will abandon Ukraine soon – Former Russian leader

Tears of relief and joy as oppressed Ukrainians hug their liberators in Kherson

With the magnitude of the moment still sinking in, a girl in a red coat ignores several cars and runs through traffic to throw her arms around a Ukrainian soldier. It is a scene of celebration that is being repeated across Kherson, now liberated from Russian control. Everyone in a uniform is being given a hero's … Continue reading Tears of relief and joy as oppressed Ukrainians hug their liberators in Kherson