EU weighs Ukraine candidacy as Russia inflicts ‘hell’ in east

A partially destroyed educational and laboratory building at a Kharkiv college struck by Russian rocket fire EU leaders met in Brussels on Thursday to discuss making Ukraine a candidate to join the bloc, a “decisive” moment likely to infuriate Russia as its forces battled stiff resistance to advance in the embattled eastern Donbas region. Western … Read more

Ukraine war: UK armed forces chief says Russia has ‘strategically lost’ the war

The UK’s chief of defense staff has slammed Vladimir Putin, declaring the Russian leader forgot to consider all aspects before picking a fight he cannot win. Russia has already “strategically lost” its war with Ukraine, suffering heavy losses and strengthening NATO, the UK’s chief of defense staff said in a new interview slamming Vladimir Putin’s … Read more

Ukraine, Ukrainian war: EU leaders arrive in Ukraine as war rages, French President Emmanuel Macron addresses crisis

Three major EU leaders have landed in one of Ukraine’s hardest-hit towns, prompting an outburst from a high-ranking ally of Vladimir Putin. French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi visited Irpin on Thursday, the battle-damaged suburb of Ukraine’s capital, in a show of support for the country at … Read more

Ukraine war: Report claims Russia’s ‘gross failures’ are mounting pressure on Vladimir Putin

A bombshell report has claimed Russia has “until recently” swallowed Vladimir Putin’s Ukraine rhetoric and warns of dire consequences for the controversial leader. Vladimir Putin believes the loss of 30,350 troops is a “price worth paying” despite new worries the Russian Army will collapse under the pressure of the ongoing Ukraine campaign. A confidential document … Read more

Russian soldier Vadim Shishimarin jailed for war crimes in Ukraine

Vadim Shishimarin, a Russian sergeant, admitted earlier in court to killing 62-year-old Oleksandr Shelipov in the first days of the Kremlin’s offensive in north-east Ukraine. A 21-year-old Russian soldier who killed a civilian has been jailed for life for committing war crimes, in the first verdict against Moscow’s forces since their invasion. “The court has … Read more

Finland’s bid to join NATO reveals how fast relations have soured with Russia, Putin

They were once so close their President played hockey with President Vladimir Putin, now this country has taken action to combat Russia. Its isolation compelled it to remain neutral during the Cold War. And it saw no reason to change after the fall of the Soviet Union. Now neutral Finland’s prime minister says: “Russia was … Read more

Ukraine says Russia is planning WWII parade in Mariupol

Ukrainian officials have accused Russia of planning to hold a military parade in the captured of Mariupol. Ukraine has furthered fears of a devastating turning point, accusing Russia of planning to hold a military parade in the captured city of Mariupol on May 9 to celebrate victory over the Nazis in World War II. Kyiv … Read more

Experts believe Vladimir Putin could make ‘declaration of war’ on May 9

The crisis in Ukraine could be about to escalate dramatically, with experts bracing for a major announcement from Russia on May 9. Experts have warned of a devastating turning point in the invasion of Ukraine, with Russian President Vladimir Putin potentially preparing to declare all-out war days. Insiders are now sounding the alarm over a … Read more

Russia Ukraine war: Alarming amount of pro-Russia content is originating in China, analysts say

A new study has revealed an overwhelming majority of pro-Russia disinformation is originating from a single country. A new study into Chinese state-run media outlets has exposed several instances of the proliferation of pro-Russia misinformation across numerous channels worldwide. An analysis conducted by NewsGuard, an organization weeding out online advertising, dedicated to the widespread impact … Read more

Russia Ukraine conflict: Russian Foreign Minister issues ‘serious’ World War III warning

Moscow’s invasion has triggered an outburst of support from Western nations that has seen weapons pour into the country to help it wage war against Russian troops. Russia has warned of the “real” threat of World War III breaking out, ahead of a Tuesday meeting between the United States and allies over sending further arms … Read more