Fighting rages as Russia eyes protracted war in Ukraine

In Ukraine’s second-largest city, Kharkiv, the metro reopened on Tuesday after months of use as a bomb shelter Russia signaled on Tuesday that it was preparing for a long war in Ukraine as the conflict entered its fourth month with heavy fighting in the east but signs of some normality returning elsewhere. “We will continue … Read more

Ukraine issues order to halt Mariupol defense as Russia takes over

A Ukrainian commander said soldiers were ordered to cease their defense as Russian forces claim a key port city after an 82-day battle. Ukraine’s top military leaders have told the last remaining soldiers in the fallen city of Mariupol to cease their defense. A video shared by Lt. Col. Denis Prokopenko, from inside the Azovstal … Read more

Azovstal: Russia says nearly 2,000 Ukrainian fighters from Azovstal have surrendered so far

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said nearly 2,000 Ukrainian soldiers locked up in the Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol have surrendered so far, TASS news agency reported on Friday. Reuters was unable to independently verify the report. Hundreds of Ukrainian fighters surrendered from the maze of bunkers and tunnels under the factory, although Moscow and kyiv … Read more

Ukraine orders end to Mariupol defense

Ukraine on Friday ordered its last troops holed up in Mariupol’s beleaguered Azovstal steelworks to lay down their arms after nearly three months of desperate resistance against a fierce Russian onslaught. Russia’s flattening of the strategic port city has prompted multiple war crimes charges, including a deadly attack on a maternity hospital, and Ukraine has … Read more

Finland seeks to reassure Russia over NATO bid

Finland sought to assuage Moscow’s fears over its NATO bid on Saturday as heavy fighting raged in eastern Ukraine, slowing the Russian advance. – Phone call – Finland and Sweden are set to abandon decades of military non-alignment to join NATO as a defense against feared new aggression from Russia. Originally published as Finland seeks … Read more

Finland seeks to reassure Russia over NATO bid

Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra is the favorite to win the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday night Finland sought to assuage Moscow’s fears over its NATO bid on Saturday as heavy fighting raged in eastern Ukraine, slowing a hoped Russian advance. – Phone call – Finland and Sweden are set to abandon decades of military non-alignment to … Read more

Finland seeks to reassure Russia over NATO bid

Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra is the favorite to win the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday night Finland sought to assuage Moscow’s fears over its NATO bid on Saturday as heavy fighting raged in eastern Ukraine, slowing a hoped Russian advance. – Phone call – Finland and Sweden are set to abandon decades of military non-alignment to … Read more

Putin’s health: the Russian president “very sick with blood cancer” says the oligarch

One of Russia’s richest oligarchs has made a bombshell statement about the state of health of Vladimir Putin – who is rumored to be ill. Vladimir Putin is “very sick with blood cancer”, a prominent oligarch reportedly said, in the latest rumors about the Russian president’s health. The Russian entrepreneur featured in the audio recording, … Read more

Vladimir Putin watches a military parade with a blanket over his legs as rumors swirl about the tyrant’s health

Vladimir Putin sat watching his meager military parade with a thick green blanket over his legs as rumors continued to swirl about his health. Vladimir Putin sat watching his meager military parade with a thick green blanket over his legs as rumors continued to swirl about his health. The Russian president was one of the … Read more

EU mulls Russian oil import ban as Azovstal comes under renewed fire

The European Commission proposed a phased ban on Russian oil imports to punish Moscow for its invasion of Ukraine on Wednesday, as officials in the destroyed city of Mariupol reported heavy fighting at the Azovstal steel plant. Mariupol Mayor Vadym Boichenko said there was “heavy fighting” at the plant on Wednesday and city officials had … Read more