Russian soldier Vadim Shishimarin charged with war crimes pleads guilty to murder of unarmed Ukrainian civilian

The first Russian soldier to stand trial for war crimes in Ukraine on Wednesday pleaded guilty to shooting and killing an unarmed 62-year-old civilian. Vadim Shishimarin, 21, who was part of a Russian tank unit captured by Ukrainian troops in early March, just days after the war started, faces a possible life sentence. Shishimarin appeared … Read more

Netflix lays off 150 employees under increasing pressure

Under pressure on multiple fronts, Netflix has laid off more than 200 full-time and part-time employees in a bid to cut costs. Netflix has begun layoffs, laying off 150 full-time and 70 part-time employees. The streaming company has aggressively cut costs after it revealed a declining subscriber base in its latest financial report. Netflix’s stock … Read more

Ukraine hopes to trade steel mill fighters for Russian prisoners of war

Kiev, Ukraine – Ukrainian fighters taken from the last resistance bastion in Mariupol were taken to a former penal colony in enemy-controlled territory, and a senior military official hoped they could be exchanged for Russian prisoners of war. But a lawmaker in Moscow said they should be brought to justice. The Russian parliament planned to … Read more

UN chief expected to announce negotiations on Ukraine’s grain exports | Food

UN chief Antonio Guterres has warned that the war in Ukraine will exacerbate food, energy and economic crises in poor countries. The head of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, is expected to publicly announce on Wednesday that he is in talks with Russia, Ukraine, Turkey, the United States and the European Union to restore grain … Read more

NATO chief greets ‘historic moment’ as Finland, Sweden apply

BRUSSELS — NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday the military alliance is poised to seize a historic moment and move quickly to allow Finland and Sweden to join their ranks after the two countries had submitted their membership requests. The official applications, handed over by the ambassadors of Finland and Sweden to NATO, … Read more

“Information sellers” are targeted by Ukraine.. How does Russia recruit its spies?

CNN quoted the Ministry of State Security, which is responsible for countering espionage and terrorism, that Russia’s armed forces rely heavily on a few spies and collaborators; To determine its objectives and evaluate the success of its strikes, as well as to obtain information on the effects and results of these operations, both material and … Read more

Finland and Sweden have officially applied to join NATO, despite Russia’s warnings

Brussels – NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday that Finland and Sweden have formally applied for join the world’s largest military alliancea movement driven by security concerns Russian war in Ukraine† “I warmly welcome Finland and Sweden’s requests to join NATO. You are our closest partners,” Stoltenberg told reporters after receiving their application … Read more

Zelensky address beamed into Cannes as the festival kicked off

Issued on: 18/05/2022 – 05:58 Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky addressed the gala opening ceremony of the 75th Cannes Film Festival as a surprise guest via video link from Kiev, asking for the cinema’s solidarity with its people in the face of the Russian invasion. Follow FRANCE 24’s live blog for the latest developments. All times … Read more

Finland and Sweden on the brink of NATO membership

HELSINKI/BRUSSELS — Against the background of the Russian war in Ukraine, Sweden and Finland are jointly heading for NATO membership. On Wednesday, the Scandinavian countries plan to submit their applications to the intergovernmental military alliance. Russia has underestimated the consequences of the two countries’ possible accession to NATO on Tuesday. “Finland, Sweden and other neutral … Read more