Ukraine President Zelensky tells West ‘Stop playing’ with Russia, end war

Ukraine President Zelensky tells West ‘Stop playing’ with Russia, end war

President Volodymyr Zelensky urged the West to stop playing around with Russia and impose tougher sanctions on Moscow to end its “senseless war” in Ukraine, adding his country would remain independent, the only question was at what price. Zelensky’s criticism of the West has mounted in recent days as the European Union moves slowly towards … Read more

West mulls having Russian oligarchs buy way out of sanctions

West mulls having Russian oligarchs buy way out of sanctions

BERLIN (AP) – Western allies are considering whether to allow Russian oligarchs to buy their way out of sanctions and using the money to rebuild Ukraine, according to government officials familiar with the matter. Canadian Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland proposed the idea at a G-7 finance ministers’ meeting in Germany last … Read more

Leading experts accuse Russia of inciting genocide in Ukraine and intending to ‘destroy’ Ukrainian people

Leading experts accuse Russia of inciting genocide in Ukraine and intending to ‘destroy’ Ukrainian people

CNN – Russia’s actions in Ukraine provide enough evidence to conclude that Moscow is inciting genocide and committing atrocities intended to destroy the Ukrainian people, according to the first independent report into allegations of genocide in that country. The legal report, signed by more than 30 leading legal scholars and genocide experts, accuses the Russian … Read more

Russia slams sanctions, seeks to blame West for food crisis

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) – Moscow pressed the West on Thursday to lift sanctions against Russia over the war in Ukraineseeking to shift the blame for a growing food crisis that has been worsened by Kyiv’s inability to ship millions of tons of grain and other agricultural products while under attack. Britain immediately accused Russia of … Read more

The West united against Russia. Will its nerve hold as prices soar?

Davos, Switzerland CNN Business – When Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky spoke by video to a packed room at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, he thanked the West for its solidarity against Russia. But he also issued a warning to political leaders and business executives: Do not lose your nerve. “I would only wish … Read more

The West united against Russia. Will its nerve hold as prices soar?

Davos, Switzerland CNN Business – When Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky spoke by video to a packed room at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, he thanked the West for its solidarity against Russia. But he also issued a warning to political leaders and business executives: Do not lose your nerve. “I would only wish … Read more

Breaking Russia’s Ukrainian Grain Blockade

Servicemen from a combined sapper team of the International Mine Action Center under the Russian Armed Forces clear mines from the Mariupol Commercial Sea Port on May 23. Photo: Vladimir Gerdo / Zuma Press Vladimir Putin’s Ukraine war is spreading humanitarian and economic hardship far and wide, and on deck is a global food shortage. … Read more

Russian ties shred German ex-leader Schroeder’s standing

BERLIN (AP) – Gerhard Schroeder left the German chancellery after a narrow election defeat in 2005 with every chance of a future as a respected elder statesman. His ambitious overhaul of the country’s welfare state was just beginning to kick in and he had won plaudits among voters for opposing the US-led war in Iraq. … Read more

Kremlin critic Bill Browder recounts escaping a Russian plot against him

One of the most prominent critics of President Vladimir Putin says he narrowly escaped a plot against him by Russian operatives at a previous summit of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. US-born financier and rights activist Bill Browder told CNBC’s Geoff Cutmore at Davos that in January of 2020, “I got a phone … Read more

After 3 months, Russia still bogged down in Ukraine war

When Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24, it had hoped to take over the country in a blitz lasting only days or a few weeks. Many Western analysts thought so, too. As the conflict marked its third month Tuesday, however, Moscow appears to be bogged down in what increasingly looks like a war of attrition, … Read more