Ukraine arrested Viktor Medvedchuk, pro-Putin politician

President Zelenskyy posted on social media a photo of Viktor Medvedchuk with “A special operation was carried out thanks to the SBU. Well done! Details later. Glory to Ukraine!” Written underneath. Courtesy: Office of Presidency of Ukraine Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Tuesday announced the apparent capture of Viktor Medvedchuk, a pro-Kremlin politician who was … Read more

EU to ban Russian coal imports from August, sources say

A front loader collects a shovel of coal from a pile at the Raspadsky open-pit coal mine, operated by Raspadskaya PJSC, in Mezhdurechensk, Russia, on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021. Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg | Getty Images The European Union’s proposed ban on coal imports from Russia is not expected to take full effect until August … Read more

Why Putin is refocusing troops in the east of Ukraine

Putin has described Russia’s unprovoked onslaught in Ukraine as a “special military operation.” Mikhail Klimentyev | Afp | Getty Images Russian President Vladimir Putin is overseeing a change in military strategy to the Kremlin’s unprovoked onslaught in Ukraine, repositioning forces in the east of the country in a bid to take control of the Donbas … Read more

Biden says Putin ‘cannot remain in power’ in sweeping speech on Russian invasion of Ukraine

US President Joe Biden delivers a speech at the Royal Castle in Warsaw, Poland on March 26, 2022. Brendan Smialowski | AFP | Getty Images President Joe Biden on Saturday said Russian leader Vladimir Putin “cannot remain in power,” ratcheting up international pressure and further uniting NATO allies against Putin over his invasion of Ukraine. … Read more

Biden will push to end Russia’s ‘most favored nation’ trade status

US President Joe Biden, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo attend a meeting with Colombia’s President Ivan Duque in the Cabinet Room at the White House, in Washington, US, March 10, 2022. Jonathan Ernst | Reuters President Joe Biden on Friday will call for the US to … Read more

U.S., UK resist calls for no-fly zone over Ukraine’s pleas

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken holds a joint press conference with British Foreign Secretary Elizabeth Truss in the Benjamin Franklin Room of the State Department in Washington, DC, March 9, 2022. Jim Watson | Pool | Reuters The United States and the United Kingdom on Wednesday hardened their opposition to imposing any form of … Read more

Citizens adapt by making Molotov cocktails, spy-catching

Volunteers make molotov cocktails in the basement of a bomb shelter in Kyiv, Ukraine. Chris Mcgrath | Getty Images News | Getty Images Sixty-five-year-old Mykola Tkachenko was walking his dog in a residential area of ​​Ukraine’s capital Kyiv, part of his role as neighborhood watch in between long stretches in his building’s underground parking garage, … Read more

Putin’s popularity could be damaged after Ukraine invasion

A woman holds a portrait of Russian president Vladimir Putin with a bloody hand on his face as members of the Ukrainian community protest in front of the Consulate General of the Russian Federation on February 25, 2022 in Montreal, Quebec. Andrej Ivanov | AFP | Getty Images When Russian President Vladimir Putin launched his … Read more

US suspends operations at Belarus embassy, OKs exits from Moscow

The US Embassy in Moscow. Mikhail Metzel | TASS | Getty Images The State Department on Monday announced the suspended operations at its embassy in Minsk, the capital city of Belarus, and greenlit the voluntary departure of non-emergency members and their families from the US embassy in Moscow. “We took these steps due to security … Read more

Next 24 hours are ‘crucial’ in Ukraine as resistance faces pressure

A Ukrainian service member is seen, after Russia launched a massive military operation against Ukraine, at a check point in the city of Zhytomyr, Ukraine February 27, 2022. Viacheslav Ratynskyi | Reuters Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has said he believes the next 24 hours will be a “crucial period” for his country as Ukrainian troops … Read more