Concern grows for Ukrainian soldiers after surrender to Russia in Mariupol

Buses left the Azovstal steel plant on Monday in a convoy escorted by Russian armored vehicles. Mariupol: On Wednesday, concerns grew for the wellbeing of more than 250 Ukrainian fighters who surrendered to Russian forces at the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol after weeks of desperate resistance. The surrender ended Russia’s most devastating siege in … Read more

The fall of Mariupol seems near; fighters leave steel factory

KYIV, Ukraine — Mariupol appeared on the brink of falling for the Russians on Tuesday as Ukraine exited the steel mill where hundreds of its fighters had held out for months under relentless bombardment at the last bastion of resistance in the devastated city. The capture of Mariupol would make it the largest city to … Read more

Russians line up for last Big Mac Burger ahead of McDonald’s exit

The world’s largest hamburger chain is rolling down its shutters in Russia after more than 30 years. Moscow: Russians lined up at a Moscow train station on Tuesday for what may be their last Big Mac from one of the few McDonald’s restaurants still open in the country. The world’s largest hamburger chain is rolling … Read more

Swedish lawmakers debate NATO joining as attitudes change

The Swedish prime minister has told her country’s parliament that the pursuit of NATO membership represents “a historic change in our country’s security policy”. Through BY KARL RITTER Associated Press May 16, 2022, 11:08 a.m. † 3 minutes reading Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article STOCKHOLM — Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson told her … Read more

Russian war effort faces diplomatic, military hurdles

KYIV, Ukraine — With its military mired in a protracted conflict in eastern Ukraine, Russia also lost diplomatic ground this weekend as two more European countries moved closer to joining NATO. Finland announced on Sunday that it wanted to join the alliance, saying that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine nearly three months ago had changed Europe’s … Read more

NATO sees Russia’s war faltering, considers alliance expansion

A senior NATO official says Russia’s military advance in Ukraine appears to be faltering and has expressed hope Kiev can win the war Through FRANK JORDANS Associated Press May 15, 2022, 8:36 AM † 3 minutes reading Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article BERLIN — A senior NATO official says Russia’s military advance in … Read more

Russian diplomats in US ‘threatened, seduced’ by FBI, envoy claims

War between Russia and Ukraine: Russia and the United States were engaged in a dispute. Russian diplomats in Washington are being threatened with violence and US intelligence agencies are trying to contact them, Tass news agency quoted the ambassador on Saturday. Anatoly Antonov told Russian television that since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, face-to-face … Read more

G7 warns of grain crisis in Ukraine, ask China not to help Russia

WEISSENHAUS, Germany – The group of seven leading economies warned on Saturday that the war in Ukraine is sparking a global food and energy crisis threatening poor countries, and urgent action is needed to unblock grain supplies that prevent Russia from leaving Ukraine. German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock, who hosted a meeting of top G-7 … Read more

Ukraine opens first war crimes trial against imprisoned Russian

KYIV, Ukraine — Journalists packed a small courtroom in Kiev for the trial of an imprisoned Russian soldier accused of killing a Ukrainian civilian in the early days of the war — the first of dozens of war crimes committed, according to Ukraine’s top prosecutor. office are pursuing. Such as the trial of 21-year-old Russian … Read more

VK Sanctions Vladimir Putin’s Financial Network, Including His Ex-Wife and Alleged Girlfriend

Vladimir Putin has never acknowledged a relationship with Alina Kabaeva. London: Britain on Friday sanctioned 12 members of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “inner circle” accused of hiding corrupt wealth in exchange for influential state positions. Among them were his ex-wife Lyudmila Ocheretnaya and Alina Kabaeva, a former Olympic gymnast whom the British government said “would … Read more