Tag: Ukraine


UN Steps Up Aid To Ukraine’s Conflict ‘Hot Spots’

GENEVA — In the lead up to the first anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24, United Nations aid agencies have been stepping up lifesaving relief to thousands of people living in conflict “hot spots.” Two inter-agency convoys reached communities in acute need on the front lines this past week. A six-truck convoy arrived in the eastern Ukrainian town […]


Senior Ukrainian Officials Resign Amid Shakeup

Several senior Ukrainian officials announced their resignations Tuesday amid what President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said would be some personnel changes in his government. Deputy Defense Minister Viacheslav Shapovalov, who was in charge of logistical support for Ukraine’s forces, stepped down from his post, citing allegations about a food procurement scandal that he denies. Deputy Prosecutor General Oleksiy Symonenko and the deputy […]


Poland Considering Sending Tanks To Ukraine Even Without Express German Approval

Poland’s prime minister said Monday that his country is building a coalition of nations ready to send German-made Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine even if Germany does not give formal permission for such transfers. Mateusz Morawiecki told reporters that Poland will seek Germany’s permission but that asking for Berlin’s approval is of secondary importance. “We are constantly exerting pressure on […]


Ukraine, Russia Report Heavy Fighting In Battle For Soledar

The Russian and Ukrainian militaries said there was heavy fighting Wednesday in Soledar, countering an earlier claim by Russia’s mercenary Wagner Group that it had taken control of the town in eastern Ukraine. Hours after the Wagner Group claim, the Russian military said fighting was ongoing with Russian airborne units surrounding the town on the north and south. A spokesman […]


Zelenskyy Warns Of New Week Of Russian Attacks

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said late Sunday the coming week could be as difficult as the past week when Russian missile strikes caused widespread damage to the country’s electrical grid. Speaking during his nightly video address, Zelenskyy said Ukraine’s military and other state entities are preparing, and he thanked the energy workers who have been able to restore power service. […]


NATO Chief: Poland Explosion Likely Ukrainian Air Defense Missile

BALI, INDONESIA — NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday an explosion in eastern Poland near the Ukrainian border was “likely caused by a Ukrainian air defense missile fired to defend Ukrainian territory against Russian cruise missile attacks.” Speaking to reporters in Brussels after a meeting of the North Atlantic Council, Stoltenberg said all NATO allies agreed with the assessment, which […]


UK Defense Ministry: Russia’s Lack Of Air Superiority Exacerbated Due To Poor Training

Britain’s Defense Ministry said Monday that Russia’s loss of experienced aircrew members during the invasion of Ukraine is contributing to Russia’s “lack of air superiority is likely exacerbated by poor training,” and “heightened risks of conducting close air support in dense air defense zones.” The U.K. said Russia’s air capacity “is unlikely to change in the next few months,” in […]


The World Bank — Brace For Higher Prices

According to press reports, the World Bank has warned that developing countries are to brace for higher food and commodity prices. It says the shrinking value of the currencies is driving up food and fuel prices, which could further deepen the food and energy crises. It noted that because of currency depreciations, almost 60 percent of oil-importing emerging-market and developing […]


Blinken: Russia ‘Weaponizing Food’ By Suspending Grain Exports

Moscow has suspended implementation of a U.N.-brokered grain export deal that has allowed more than 9 million tons of grain to be shipped from Ukraine, helping to ease the global food crisis and lower prices. The Russian Defense Ministry blamed an alleged Ukrainian drone attack against ships of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet anchored off the coast of occupied Crimea for […]


Lavrov Draws Parallels Between Ukraine War, Cuban Missile Crisis

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says there are ‘similarities’ to the Cuban crisis, mainly because Russia is now threatened by Western weapons in Ukraine. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said he hopes US President Joe Biden has the wisdom to deal with a global confrontation similar to the 1962 Cuban missile crisis, referencing the war on Ukraine. Russia’s invasion of […]