Ukraine IDs Russian ‘war criminal’ accused of gang-raping child

Ukraine IDs Russian 'war criminal' accused of gang-raping child

Ukrainian authorities said Tuesday they have identified a Russian soldier suspected of committing multiple war crimes, including the gang rape of a young girl during the occupation of a village outside Kyiv. Bulat Fassakhov, 20, a native of the Russian Republic of Tatarstan, carried out the crimes in the early weeks of the war in … Read more

Will Turkey block NATO membership for Sweden and Finland?

Will Turkey block NATO membership for Sweden and Finland?

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks ahead of the peace talks between delegations from Russia and Ukraine at Dolmabahce Presidential Office in Istanbul, Turkiye on March 29, 2022. Arda Kucukkaya | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has doubled down on his opposition to Sweden and Finland joining the NATO alliance, … Read more

Defenders of Ukrainian steel mill declare mission complete after fighters evacuated to Russia-controlled areas

Defenders of Ukrainian steel mill declare mission complete after fighters evacuated to Russia-controlled areas

Efforts were underway Tuesday to rescue the last of the defenders inside the Azovstal steel plant in the ruined port city of Mariupol after Ukrainian officials said the fighters had “completed their mission” and there was no way to free the plant by military means. The Ukrainian military avoided using the term “surrender” to describe … Read more

Allies of Russian President Vladimir Putin Scolded Over Ukraine at CSTO Summit

Allies of Russian President Vladimir Putin Scolded Over Ukraine at CSTO Summit

Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted a meeting of the Russian-led military alliance, the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), on Monday on the 30th anniversary of its founding—but the meeting was anything but celebratory. Instead, the heads of state from Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan, which make up the collective defense organization, akin to the … Read more

Russian commanders allegedly kill their own wounded soldiers

Russian commanders allegedly kill their own wounded soldiers

Captured Russian soldiers have accused their commanders of killing their own wounded troops rather than recovering them from the battlefield and sending them for treatment. In a harrowing account to Ukrainian journalist Volodymyr Zolkin, the young intelligence soldiers described how one lieutenant colonel asked a wounded comrade if he could walk, the Mirror reported. When … Read more

Ukrainians Near Kharkiv Claim They Pushed Russians All the Way Back to Border

Ukrainians Near Kharkiv Claim They Pushed Russians All the Way Back to Border

A jubilant contingent of the Ukrainian military say they’ve pushed invading Russian troops back across their border north of Kharkiv, posting a photo with the Ukrainian colored stake and the message, “Mr. President! We made it!” The total pushback marks a major success eradicating any Russian gains in the region since the war broke out. … Read more

How could Russia react to Finland, Sweden joining NATO

How could Russia react to Finland, Sweden joining NATO

Russian President Vladimir Putin leaves Red Square after the Victory Day military parade in central Moscow on May 9, 2022. Kirill Kudryavtsev | Afp | Getty Images With Finland and Sweden both announcing their bids to join the Western military alliance NATO, ending a decades-long history of military non-alignment, all eyes are on Russia and … Read more

U.S., Europe to improve food chains after India bans wheat exports

U.S., Europe to improve food chains after India bans wheat exports

PARIS — The United States and the European Union are looking at how to improve food supply chains with export restrictions from India and other nations accentuating global problems, the EU’s trade chief told CNBC. G-7 foreign ministers warned over the weekend that the war in Ukraine is increasing the risk of a global hunger … Read more

Latest news on Russia and the war in Ukraine

Latest news on Russia and the war in Ukraine

British intelligence suggests Russia has lost a third of its ground forces in Ukraine Ukrainian President Vlodymyr Zelenskyy delivers remarks on his Telegram account. Zelenskyy Telegram account Russia has likely lost a third of its combat forces shipped into Ukraine as its campaign in the Donbas region continues to “lose momentum,” British military intelligence said … Read more