Tag: Donetsk

  • "War is not the solution, war is the problem," UN chief Guterres marks one year of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine

    "War is not the solution, war is the problem," UN chief Guterres marks one year of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine

    Ukrainians, Russians and people far away need peace. Although the outlook may look bleak today, we must all work knowing that genuine, lasting peace must be based on the United Nations Charter and international law. The longer the fighting goes on, the harder this job will be. We don’t have a moment to lose.” The […]

  • Tiotusentals dör i Ukraina medan väst ser på

    Tiotusentals dör i Ukraina medan väst ser på

    I en nyligen kolumnskrev militäranalytiker William Astore, “[Congressman] George Santos är ett symptom på en mycket större sjukdom: en brist på heder, en brist på skam, i Amerika. Heder, sanning och integritet verkar helt enkelt inte spela någon roll, eller spela någon större roll, i Amerika idag. Men hur har man en demokrati där det […]

  • Some 4.5 million Ukrainians temporarily without power, says Zelensky

    Some 4.5 million Ukrainians temporarily without power, says Zelensky

    Some 4.5 million Ukrainians, more than 10% of the pre-war population, were temporarily without power on Thursday evening due to Russian attacks, President Volodymyr Zelensky said in a video address. Kyiv earlier on Thursday condemned the “mass forced relocation” of its citizens living in regions occupied by Russia. Read our live blog to see how […]

  • Live: 4.5 million Ukrainians temporarily without power, says Zelensky

    Live: 4.5 million Ukrainians temporarily without power, says Zelensky

    Some 4.5 million Ukrainians, more than 10% of the pre-war population, were temporarily without power on Thursday evening due to Russian attacks, President Volodymyr Zelensky said in a video address. Kyiv earlier on Thursday condemned the “mass forced relocation” of its citizens living in regions occupied by Russia. Follow our live blog for the latest […]

  • More than half of Finns believe that ordinary Russians are responsible for the war in Ukraine

    More than half of Finns believe that ordinary Russians are responsible for the war in Ukraine

    The survey explored the public’s views on several issues concerning Russia and its war of aggression in Ukraine. Well over four fifths (85%) of the respondents believe that the only way to end the war is to drive Russia out of Ukraine. In turn, almost four fifths (79%) fully or partially agreed with the statement […]

  • Live: Explosions shake Ukraine’s capital Kyiv

    Live: Explosions shake Ukraine’s capital Kyiv

    Several loud explosions rocked central Kyiv early Monday, local officials said, as the United Nations General Assembly was due to begin a debate on a draft resolution condemning Russia’s annexation of four Ukrainian regions. Read our live blog for the latest developments in the war in Ukraine. All times are Paris time (GMT + 2). […]

  • Russia appoints new general to command troops in Ukraine war

    Russia appoints new general to command troops in Ukraine war

    He previously served as commander of Russia’s Eastern Military District and led Russian forces in Syria, reports TASS. In particular, Russia recently annexed four regions of Ukraine – Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson regions. The war between Russia and Ukraine appears to be entering a new phase after Kiev dealt a major blow to Moscow’s […]

  • The EU has imposed new sanctions against Russia over its annexation of four Ukrainian regions

    The EU has imposed new sanctions against Russia over its annexation of four Ukrainian regions

    “The Council decided today to impose restrictive measures on 30 additional individuals and seven entities in view of Russia’s escalating military aggression against Ukraine and other actions that undermine or threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine,” the Council added. In addition, the Council decided to expand the listing criteria on which special […]

  • Live: Russian rockets hit Zaporizhzhia near the nuclear power plant

    Live: Russian rockets hit Zaporizhzhia near the nuclear power plant

    Seven Russian rockets slammed into residential buildings in Zaporizhzhia before dawn on Thursday, killing two people and trapping at least five in the town near Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, the governor of the mostly Russian-occupied region said. Follow FRANCE 24’s live blog for the latest developments. All times are Paris time (GMT+2). 10:30: “Maneuvering […]

  • American prisoners begged for death on brutal journey from Ukraine

    American prisoners begged for death on brutal journey from Ukraine

    TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – Even after three months of captivity that included threats of execution, physical torture, solitary confinement and food deprivation, it was the journey to freedom that nearly broke Alex Drueke, a U.S. military veteran who was released last week along with nine other prisoners who went to help Ukraine fight Russian invaders. His […]

  • UN Weekly Roundup: 24–30 September 2022

    UN Weekly Roundup: 24–30 September 2022

    United Nations – Editor’s note: Here’s a quick snapshot of what the international community has been up to this past week, as seen from the UN’s perch. Ukraine’s Zelenskyy briefs the Security Council Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy told the UN Security Council on Tuesday that Russia must be completely isolated internationally for its sham referendums […]

  • EU proposes new Russia sanctions including oil price cap

    EU proposes new Russia sanctions including oil price cap

    The EU’s executive on Wednesday proposed a new round of sanctions on Moscow over its latest “escalation” in Ukraine, including an oil price cap and ban on Russian exports worth seven billion euros. Read our live blog to see how all the day’s events unfolded. All times are Paris time (GMT+2). This live page is […]

  • The European Commission proposes additional sanctions against Russia due to the escalation in Ukraine

    The European Commission proposes additional sanctions against Russia due to the escalation in Ukraine

    “Russia has escalated its aggression against Ukraine to a new level and we are determined to make the Kremlin pay the price for this continued escalation,” he tweeted, citing the sanctions as “more products that cannot be exported to Russia, especially in a key position.” technology that its war machine needs.” Von der Leyen proposed […]

  • Live: Flera explosioner hördes nära rysk flygbas på Krim

    Live: Flera explosioner hördes nära rysk flygbas på Krim

    Explosioner vid en rysk militärflygbas på Krim på tisdagen orsakades av en detonation av flygammunition och dödade en person, sade den ryske guvernören på Krim i sociala medier. Fem personer, inklusive ett barn, skadades också i explosionen. Följ våra liveuppdateringar för den senaste utvecklingen kring kriget i Ukraina. Alla tider är Paris-tid (GMT+2). 18:48: Ryskt […]

  • Sweden prepares Ukrainians for military service

    Sweden prepares Ukrainians for military service

    The UK-based training program comes after Sweden renounced centuries of neutrality by applying to join NATO Swedish instructors will train Ukrainian civilians in Britain to prepare them for service in Kiev’s military, the Nordic nation’s defense ministry said on Sunday. With the British hoping to prepare 10,000 Ukrainians for combat, the announcement suggests that Kiev’s […]

  • Live: France accepts 100,000 Ukrainian refugees

    Live: France accepts 100,000 Ukrainian refugees

    France has taken in 100,000 Ukrainian refugees since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine began more than five months ago, Didier Leschi, director general of France’s immigration and integration office, said on Thursday. The news came amid reports that President Volodymyr Zelensky is seeking an opportunity to speak “directly” with Chinese leader Xi Jinping to help end […]

  • US general reveals Ukraine’s fighter jet proposal

    Top US Air Force officials expect Ukraine to switch to Western military aircraft The United States and its allies are constantly looking for ways to strengthen the Ukrainian air force, including possible pilot training before potentially supplying Western warplanes with Kyiv, two senior U.S. military officials announced at the annual Aspen Security Forum in Colorado […]

  • The US general is considering non-Russian jets for Ukraine

    The US general is considering non-Russian jets for Ukraine

    Top US Air Force officials expect Ukraine to ?transition? to Western-made military aircraft The United States and its allies are constantly looking for ways to strengthen the Ukrainian air force, including possible pilot training before potentially supplying Kyiv with Western fighter jets, two US military officials announced at the annual Aspen Security Forum in Colorado […]

  • Ukraine: Russian shelling kills 2 in Kharkiv

    Ukraine: Russian shelling kills 2 in Kharkiv

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Wednesday that Moscow wants to seize territory in southern Ukraine beyond the eastern Donbas region as the United States and its allies committed more military aid to Ukraine. Russia failed in the early stages of its five-month offensive to topple the government of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy or capture […]

  • Russia’s Lavrov: Moscow wants more territory than Donbas

    Russia’s Lavrov: Moscow wants more territory than Donbas

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Wednesday that Moscow wants to conquer territory in southern Ukraine beyond the eastern Donbas region, where Ukrainian forces are currently fighting for control. Russia failed in the early stages of its five-month offensive to overthrow the government of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky or to capture the capital, Kyiv, […]

  • Putin is open to Ukraine’s grain deal, wants Russian sanctions lifted

    Putin is open to Ukraine’s grain deal, wants Russian sanctions lifted

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Russia is ready to facilitate Ukrainian grain shipments from ports along the Black Sea, but that he wants Western countries to lift their sanctions on Russian grain exports. Putin spoke in Iran after meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on a proposed plan to resume Ukrainian […]

  • Ukraine joins NATO’s technological cooperation program

    Ukraine joins NATO’s technological cooperation program

    I am confident that we will bring our expertise to the development of collective security,” Xinhua quoted Reznikov as saying. According to the ministry, MIP associate membership gives Ukraine the right to join the development and implementation of standards related to the interaction of NATO’s key combat control systems and related practices. MIP is a […]

  • Ukraine joins NATO’s technical cooperation program

    Ukraine joins NATO’s technical cooperation program

    Kyiv [Ukraine]July 13 (ANI): Ukraine has become an associate member of the Multilateral Interoperability Program (MIP), which handles technical cooperation between the armies of NATO member states, Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov said on Tuesday. “Ukraine has a strong IT (information technology) potential and it is a worthy NATO ally. I am confident that we […]

  • Ukraine sets new defensive lines in Donetsk after losing Luhansk

    Ukraine sets new defensive lines in Donetsk after losing Luhansk

    Ukrainian forces on Tuesday took up new defensive lines in Donetsk a day after Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed victory in neighbouring Luhansk province, which a senior Ukrainian official vowed would be a “last victory for Russia on Ukrainian soil”. Read about the day’s events as they unfolded on our liveblog. All times are Paris […]

  • Decline in Western education of Ukrainian troops media

    Lack of relevant experience means that Kiev’s forces cannot use advanced Western weapons systems, foreign policy has learned Ukraine’s forces have received less training in recent weeks, affecting their ability to use certain advanced weapons systems, the Foreign Policy (FP) reported on Friday, citing sources. Since the launch of Russia’s military offensive in the neighboring […]

  • Russia warns Finland of NATO’s border base

    Russia warns Finland of NATO’s border base

    If Lappeenranta hosts a military base, it would make itself a target if a conflict should ever break out, said the President of the State Duma The mayor of the Finnish border town of Lappeenranta would put the city at the crossroads of Russia by hosting a NATO military base, Russian Speaker of the Russian […]

  • Training of Ukrainian troops dipped Foreign policy

    Training of Ukrainian troops dipped Foreign policy

    Lack of relevant experience means that Kiev’s forces cannot use advanced Western weapons systems, foreign policy has learned Ukraine’s forces have received less training in recent weeks, affecting their ability to use certain advanced weapons systems, the Foreign Policy (FP) reported on Friday, citing sources. Since the launch of Russia’s military offensive in the neighboring […]

  • Putin talks about Ukraine during his first trip abroad since February

    Putin talks about Ukraine during his first trip abroad since February

    The Russian president shared his thoughts on the recent NATO summit and Moscow’s goals Russia’s goals in Ukraine have not changed, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday during a press conference in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. “Nothing has changed,” Putin confirmed and said that the ultimate goal is “to liberate the Donbass, to protect these people […]

  • NATO tells Ukraine to continue fighting

    NATO tells Ukraine to continue fighting

    The military alliance encourages Ukrainian President Zelensky to continue the war with Russia, said Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo. “Fighting Russia with Western aid is the only way forward for Ukraine,” NATO members told President Volodymyr Zelensky, the Belgian prime minister said on Wednesday. “We make it very clear that this war can only […]

  • NATO tells Ukraine to fight Belgian prime minister

    NATO tells Ukraine to fight Belgian prime minister

    The military bloc wants Ukrainian President Zelensky to continue the conflict with Russia, Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo said Fighting Russia with Western aid is the only way forward for Ukraine, NATO members have told President Volodymyr Zelensky, according to Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo. “We make it very clear that this war […]

  • Russia reveals the number of foreign combatants fighting in Ukraine

    Russia reveals the number of foreign combatants fighting in Ukraine

    More than 500 soldiers came to fight for Kyiv from each of Poland, Canada, the United States and Romania, the Russian military claims Kiev’s claims that tens of thousands of foreign nationals have traveled to Ukraine to join its fight against Moscow are exaggerated, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Friday. It released what it […]

  • Russia claims foreign warriors in Ukraine

    Russia claims foreign warriors in Ukraine

    More than 500 soldiers came to fight for Kyiv from each of Poland, Canada, the United States and Romania, the Russian military claims Kiev’s claims that tens of thousands of foreign nationals have traveled to Ukraine to join its fight against Moscow are exaggerated, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Friday. It released what it […]

  • Voice of Ukraine in Denmark: Nightmare or Reality?

    Voice of Ukraine in Denmark: Nightmare or Reality?

    War crimes have no statute of limitations. This – and any disaster that Ukraine has endured in its 3 decades of independence – is the indisputable truth. While the country’s attempts to end the war and join the EU are on the rise, the people who have suffered before are still suffering. The support of […]

  • NATO promises more heavy weapons to Ukraine

    NATO promises more heavy weapons to Ukraine

    The bloc is reluctant to fight Russia directly and treats Kyiv as a proxy, the Dutch prime minister admits Ukraine must acquire more NATO-heavy weapons, the head of the military bloc said on Tuesday, ahead of a meeting with the US-led “contact group” to discuss the logistics of that company. NATO is trying to adapt […]

  • NATO comments on Russia’s nuclear guarantees

    NATO comments on Russia’s nuclear guarantees

    Hosting nuclear weapons is a “sovereign” issue to be decided by NATO members, says the deputy head of the US-led alliance The US-led NATO alliance is not inclined to give Russia any security guarantees for the deployment of nuclear weapons on the territory of its two future members, Finland and Sweden, Deputy Secretary General Camille […]

  • Live: Zelensky links Donba’s fate to battle over Severodonetsk

    Live: Zelensky links Donba’s fate to battle over Severodonetsk

    The fight for the Ukrainian city of Severodonetsk is brutal and will determine the fate of the Donbas region, said President Volodymyr Zelensky, as Russian troops devastated the city in an attack aimed at controlling eastern Ukraine. Follow FRANCE 24’s live coverage of the war in Ukraine. All times are Paris time (GMT + 2). […]

  • The US Senate panel approves NATO expansion

    The US Senate panel approves NATO expansion

    Senate Foreign Affairs Committee unanimously supports Finland’s and Sweden’s applications to join the military alliance The panel adopted the resolution on Thursday without a single objection, indicating bipartisan support for the move in Washington, and urges other NATO members to follow suit and show similar agreement as they welcome Stockholm and Helsinki into the US-led […]

  • Zelensky attends NATO summit in Madrid

    Zelensky attends NATO summit in Madrid

    Kyiv [Ukraine]June 10 (ANI): North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Deputy Secretary-General Mircea Joane has confirmed that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has been invited to the Alliance’s summit in Madrid. The summit will take place in Madrid, Spain on June 28 and June 29, respectively, The Kyiv Independent reported. The summit would be attended for the […]

  • Germany sends Ukraine one of its most modern weapons Scholz

    Germany sends Ukraine one of its most modern weapons Scholz

    Kyiv will receive anti-aircraft missiles, the chancellor told parliament Germany will send more advanced weapons to Ukraine, Chancellor Olaf Scholz told parliament on Wednesday. Among other things, the government has decided to deliver IRIS-T air defense systems to the country, he said. The missiles were originally an air-launched European replacement for the US-made AIM-9 Sidewinder. […]

  • Zelenskij besöker Ukrainas öst när Ryssland pressar på Donbas

    Zelenskij besöker Ukrainas öst när Ryssland pressar på Donbas

    Ukrainas president Volodymyr Zelensky gjorde i söndags sin första resa till landets krigshärjade öster sedan inledningen av Moskvas invasion, då ryska styrkor intensifierade sina ansträngningar för att erövra nyckelstäder i Donbas-regionen. Läs vår liveblogg för att se hur alla dagens händelser utvecklades. Den här livesidan uppdateras inte längre. För mer av vår bevakning av kriget […]

  • Latest developments in Ukraine: 27 May

    Latest developments in Ukraine: 27 May

    For full coverage of the crisis in Ukraine, visit Flash point Ukraine. Recent developments in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. All times EDT: 02:02: The latest intelligence update from the British Ministry of Defense says that Russia continues to target the cities of Severodonetsk and Lyschansk. Russia has probably pulled T-62 tanks out of […]

  • Live: Ryssland beskjuter Charkiv, kriget i Donbas når maximal intensitet

    Live: Ryssland beskjuter Charkiv, kriget i Donbas når maximal intensitet

    Ryska styrkor beskjuter Charkiv och dödade fyra personer på torsdagen efter att Moskvas försök att erövra Ukrainas andra stad avvisades tidigt i kriget. Längre söderut nådde striderna i Donbas-regionen “maximal intensitet”, enligt en hög ukrainsk försvarstjänsteman. Följ FRANCE 24:s liveblogg för den senaste utvecklingen. Alla tider är Paris-tid (GMT+2). 18:03: Mariupols hamn mineras, öppen för […]

  • Zelenskyy says that only the way for talks is direct with Putin

    Zelenskyy says that only the way for talks is direct with Putin

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on Wednesday that he would be open to negotiations with Russia, but only direct talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin. In a video link to the World Economic Forum, Zelenskyy said there was a potential to find a diplomatic way out of the conflict if Putin “understands reality.” Zelenskyy added […]

  • Helsinki comments on hosting NATO bases or nuclear weapons

    Helsinki comments on hosting NATO bases or nuclear weapons

    The Prime Minister says that nuclear weapons are prohibited by law in Finland Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin said her nation’s accession to NATO would not imply an obligation to host NATO’s military bases or nuclear weapons. None of the ideas are being discussed right now, she told an Italian newspaper during a working visit […]

  • Live: Ukraine says investigating 13,000 alleged Russian war crimes

    Live: Ukraine says investigating 13,000 alleged Russian war crimes

    Ukraine Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova said there were about 13,000 cases of alleged Russian war crimes being probed as of Monday. Follow FRANCE 24’s liveblog for the latest developments. All times are Paris time (GMT+2). 6:56pm: Lithuania calls on EU to provide cash for Ukrainian refugees Lithuanian Finance Minister Gintare Skaiste urged the European Union […]

  • Plan for US troops in Europe revealed

    Plan for US troops in Europe revealed

    New bases and additional numbers are also possible in a show of strength against Russia, reports CNN The United States plans to retain 100,000 troops in Eastern Europe for the foreseeable future, which could potentially even increase the number if they experience a threat from Russia against NATO or its two new members, Sweden and […]

  • Ukraine warns that only talks can end the war as Russia reduces gas from Finland

    Ukraine warns that only talks can end the war as Russia reduces gas from Finland

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky warned on Saturday that only a diplomatic breakthrough, rather than a direct military victory, could end Russia’s war against his country, as Moscow cuts gas supplies to Finland. After more than 12 weeks of fierce fighting, Ukrainian forces have stopped Russian attempts to conquer Kyiv and the northern city of Kharkiv, […]

  • Plans unveiled for US to retain troops in Europe

    Plans unveiled for US to retain troops in Europe

    New bases and additional numbers are also possible in a show of strength against Russia, reports CNN The United States plans to retain 100,000 troops in Eastern Europe for the foreseeable future, which could potentially even increase the number if they experience a threat from Russia against NATO or its two new members, Sweden and […]

  • Press from Turkey, popular bird song, Husby after the Koran burning

    Press from Turkey, popular bird song, Husby after the Koran burning

    It would have been a historic week, but ended in a stalemate, with Sweden’s and Finland’s NATO applications blocked by Turkey. With his opposition, the President of Turkey has put the brakes on what many thought would be a straightforward and rapid process for Sweden and Finland into NATO.But why is the issue of the […]

  • Latest developments in Ukraine: 20 May

    Latest developments in Ukraine: 20 May

    For full coverage of the crisis in Ukraine, visit Flash point Ukraine. Recent developments in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. All times EDT: 05:38: CNN reports that Vadim Shishimarin, 21, the Russian soldier charged with war crimes in Ukraine, was in court in Kyiv on Friday. During the third day of interrogation, his lawyer […]

  • Russia is stepping up attacks in eastern Ukraine

    Russia is stepping up attacks in eastern Ukraine

    Russia intensified its offensive against eastern Ukraine on Friday, using artillery, rocket-propelled grenades and aircraft to strike the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, destroying residential buildings and killing a number of civilians, according to Ukrainian civilian and military officials. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy described conditions in the Donbas region, which includes Luhansk and Donetsk, as “hell” […]

  • Poland ready to build permanent NATO bases

    Poland ready to build permanent NATO bases

    The installations would accommodate? Light infantry units? in the bloc, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has said Warsaw is ready to build permanent military installations to house “light infantry units” from the US-led NATO bloc, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Thursday. The Prime Minister called for further military build-up of NATO in Eastern Europe […]

  • Russia promises response to new NATO expansion

    Russia promises response to new NATO expansion

    Expected accession of Finland and Sweden will increase military tensions, a senior Russian diplomat has warned Russia will not only look at when Finland and Sweden join NATO, the country’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov warned on Monday. He suggested that such a move would jeopardize their security rather than strengthen it. In an interview […]

  • Russia will respond to NATO’s expansion diplomat

    Russia will respond to NATO’s expansion diplomat

    Expected accession of Finland and Sweden will increase military tensions, said a senior Russian diplomat Russia will not only see when Finland and Sweden join NATO, so by doing so they will jeopardize their security, not strengthen it, warned Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov on Monday. In an interview with Russian journalists, the official […]

  • Ukraine can defeat Russia NATO

    Ukraine can defeat Russia NATO

    The Secretary-General considers that the Russian military operation in Ukraine is not going as planned Ukraine can take a victory in its fight against Russian forces, as the situation on the battlefield does not develop according to Moscow’s plans, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg claimed on Sunday. Stoltenberg spoke to reporters after informal meetings with […]

  • Ukraine can win this war, says NATO

    Ukraine can win this war, says NATO

    Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg believes that the Russian military operation in Ukraine is not going as planned Ukraine can take a victory in its fight against Russian forces, as the situation on the battlefield does not develop according to Moscow’s plans, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg claimed on Sunday. Speaking to reporters after informal meetings […]

  • Finland is not afraid of Russia’s minister

    Finland is not afraid of Russia’s minister

    There is no panic? in Helsinki over someone? nasty? response to its NATO bid, says the Finnish Minister for European Affairs Helsinki would strengthen NATO and add a lot of “added value” to the US-led military alliance, Finland’s EU Minister Tytti Tuppurainen claimed in a interview with Sky News on Saturday. Finland’s quest for NATO […]

  • Live: The fighting rages in the Donbas, Russian forces seem to have stopped

    Live: The fighting rages in the Donbas, Russian forces seem to have stopped

    Russian forces appeared to have stayed in Ukraine’s eastern Donbass region despite “significant efforts” in the Izium and Severodonetsk areas to make a breakthrough to Kramatorsk, the large city in the Ukrainian-controlled part of the coal basin. Follow FRANCE 24’s live blog for the latest developments. All times are Paris time (GMT + 2). 07:43: […]

  • Key NATO member against Sweden and Finland in blocks

    Key NATO member against Sweden and Finland in blocks

    Turkey has opposed the alliance intentions of the Scandinavian nations and claims that they are like “a guesthouse for terrorists” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoan said on Friday that Ankara opposes the possibility of Sweden and Finland joining NATO because he believes the two Scandinavian nations are harboring “terrorists”. By “terrorists”, the Turkish leader meant […]

  • NATO member against Sweden and Finland in blocs

    NATO member against Sweden and Finland in blocs

    Turkey has opposed the alliance intentions of the Scandinavian nations and claims that they are like “a guesthouse for terrorists” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoan said on Friday that Ankara opposes the possibility of Sweden and Finland joining NATO because he believes the two Scandinavian nations are harboring “terrorists”. By “terrorists”, the Turkish leader meant […]

  • Live: The EU promises an extra 500 million in military aid to Ukraine

    Live: The EU promises an extra 500 million in military aid to Ukraine

    On Friday, the European Union promised another € 500 million in military aid to Ukraine at a meeting with the G7 industrialized countries in northern Germany. The extra aid came as fighting between Russian and Ukrainian forces intensified around the northeastern city of Kharkiv. Follow FRANCE 24’s live blog for the latest developments. All times […]

  • Media name date for Sweden’s NATO bid

    Media name date for Sweden’s NATO bid

    The block is coming? Hot? welcome it and co-seek Finland, promised NATO chief The Swedish government is expected to resolve all disagreements over NATO membership by the end of the week and send its application on Monday, the same day as Finland, local media said on Thursday, citing sources. Earlier on Thursday, the Finnish leadership […]

  • Media name date for Sweden’s NATO bid

    Media name date for Sweden’s NATO bid

    The bloc will “warmly” welcome it and co-seek Finland, the NATO chief promised The Swedish government is expected to resolve all disagreements over NATO membership by the end of the week and send its application on Monday, the same day as Finland, local media said on Thursday, citing sources. Earlier on Thursday, the Finnish leadership […]

  • Recent developments in Ukraine: 5 May

    Recent developments in Ukraine: 5 May

    For full coverage of the crisis in Ukraine, visit Flash point Ukraine. Recent developments in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. All times EDT: 01:16: Britain’s defense minister said on Thursday that with forces in Belarus conducting regular military exercises, Russia is likely to “inflate the threat to Ukraine” from Belarus in order to retain […]

  • Russia expels Danish diplomats

    Russia expels Danish diplomats

    Moscow has retaliated against the deportation of Russian envoys from Denmark last month, the Foreign Ministry said Russia has shown seven Danish embassy staff working in Moscow the door in retaliation for the expulsion of its own diplomats last month. In a statement released on Thursday, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said it had called on Danish […]

  • Ukraine has not abandoned the Deputy Prime Minister of the NATO plan

    Ukraine has not abandoned the Deputy Prime Minister of the NATO plan

    Kyiv has? Every right to be critical? of the bloc are dragging their feet on membership, the official said Ukraine “has not abandoned” its intention to join NATO, said Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic integration Olga Stefanishyna, while criticizing the US-led bloc for its “hesitation”. In an interview with El Pais on […]

  • Prime Minister Modi, Danish counterpart Mette Frederiksen discusses Ukraine’s war

    Prime Minister Modi, Danish counterpart Mette Frederiksen discusses Ukraine’s war

    Copenhagen [Denmark]May 3 (ANI): On Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi discussed the war in Ukraine with the Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen during the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between India and Denmark in Copenhagen. “We share many values. We are two democratic nations, we both believe in a rules-based international system. In times […]

  • Russian orchestra protests against balalaika ban

    Russian orchestra protests against balalaika ban

    Musicians played songs by the pop group ABBA on balalaikor in front of the Swedish consulate in St. Petersburg A Russian youth music orchestra arranged an impromptu “protest concert” in front of the Swedish consulate in St. Petersburg. Petersburg this Monday. This comes after Swedish authorities previously banned a music performance in Sweden due to […]

  • Russian orchestra protests against “balalaika ban” (VIDEO)

    Russian orchestra protests against “balalaika ban” (VIDEO)

    The musicians played songs by the pop group ABBA on balalaikes in front of the Swedish consulate in St. Petersburg A Russian youth orchestra with national instruments staged an improvisation “protest concert” before the Swedish consulate in St. Petersburg on Monday. This comes after Swedish authorities previously banned a music performance in Sweden due to […]

  • Finland wants stronger border fences against Russia

    Finland wants stronger border fences against Russia

    The improvements are planned for critical areas, says a senior border official Finland wants a stronger fence at the border with Russia, says Colonel Marko Turunen, commander of the North Karelian border guard, to the media. The news comes in the middle of the conflict between Moscow and the west over Russia’s military campaign in […]

  • The Kremlin accuses Britain of threatening European security

    The Kremlin accuses Britain of threatening European security

    Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has condemned the British Foreign Secretary’s calls for allies to send “heavy weapons, tanks, aircraft”. to Ukraine Moscow has warned London that Britain, by “pumping” Ukraine with weapons, is undermining European security. The remark came after the British Foreign Secretary called on the Allies to provide Ukraine with “heavy weapons, tanks, […]

  • When fiction becomes reality – about the psychology of war

    When fiction becomes reality – about the psychology of war

    In the Radio Correspondents Russia, the guests analyze the war in Ukraine on the basis of their respective works of art. We talk about the parallels between reality and the TV series “Servant of the People” in which the current President of Ukraine Zelensky plays the lead role. Also hear about the drama film “Kiborgi” […]

  • Sweden demands compensation from the EU media

    Sweden demands compensation from the EU media

    Stockholm is now seeking funds from the bloc for emergency supplies that they sent to Ukraine, local media reports Sweden demands compensation from the EU for the military equipment it has sent to Ukraine in the middle of the ongoing conflict between Ukraine and Russia, Swedish Radio reported on Wednesday. Stockholm has agreed to send […]

  • Sweden demands compensation from the EU media

    Sweden demands compensation from the EU media

    Stockholm is now seeking funds from the bloc for emergency supplies that they sent to Ukraine, local media reports Sweden demands compensation from the EU for the military equipment it has sent to Ukraine in the middle of the ongoing conflict between Ukraine and Russia, Swedish Radio reported on Wednesday. Stockholm has agreed to send […]

  • Poland-Sweden organizes Intl Donors’ Conference on May 5 to mobilize support for Ukraine

    Poland-Sweden organizes Intl Donors’ Conference on May 5 to mobilize support for Ukraine

    Warsaw [Poland]April 25 (ANI): In an initiative from Poland and Sweden aimed at providing humanitarian aid to Ukraine, an international donor conference will be held in Warsaw, Poland on May 5. “A Polish-Swedish initiative for Ukraine: Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson are organizing a donors’ conference in Warsaw,” reads […]

  • Finland’s Foreign Minister says there is no point in postponing the application for NATO membership

    Finland’s Foreign Minister says there is no point in postponing the application for NATO membership

    Moscow [Russia]April 23 (ANI / Sputnik): Finland should not postpone the application for NATO membership as it may be more difficult to join in the future, said Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto on Saturday. “What worse would have to happen for Finland to at least consider NATO,” Haavisto told Finnish television company Yle, adding that […]

  • According to the European Commission, companies will be allowed to pay for Russian gas under the new system

    According to the European Commission, companies will be allowed to pay for Russian gas under the new system

    March 31 President of Russia Vladimir Putin signed a decree stipulating that all gas supply contracts with companies registered in “unfriendly” countries will be paid in rubles. The measure only applies to Gazprom’s pipe exports, and the company is expected to receive its first ruble payments in the second half of April and May. In […]

  • How a smartphone saved a soldier’s life in Ukraine

    How a smartphone saved a soldier’s life in Ukraine

    The viral video is one of the numerous bravery and courage that has emerged from both sides during the war between Russia and Ukraine. Russian troops fired on a Ukrainian soldier, but he survived, all because his phone took all the damage from a 7.62-mm bullet aimed at the soldier. The bullet got caught in […]

  • Talking to Russia is a waste of time Italy

    Talking to Russia is a waste of time Italy

    The Prime Minister claims that it is probably pointless to try to negotiate with Putin to end the conflict in Ukraine Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi has apparently almost given up on negotiating a solution to the Ukraine crisis, saying he suspects it is a “waste of time” to negotiate with Russian President Vladimir Putin […]

  • Why hurry to NATO now?

    Why hurry to NATO now?

    Perhaps we also need to consider why we have not sought NATO before. This is not the first time Russia has attacked a neighboring country recently. We could mention the invasion of Afghanistan, which led many Western countries to boycott the Moscow Olympics. But not Finland. Then there is the invasion of Georgia, the occupation […]

  • EU leaders decide to talk to Putin is a waste of time

    EU leaders decide to talk to Putin is a waste of time

    Italian Prime Minister says it is likely pointless to try to negotiate with the Russian leader to end the conflict in Ukraine Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi has apparently almost given up on negotiating a solution to the Ukraine crisis, saying he suspects it is a “waste of time” to negotiate with Russian President Vladimir […]

  • Finland opens up about NATO membership

    Finland opens up about NATO membership

    A senior official said a “large majority” of Finns support joining the US-led bloc Finland is “most likely“To apply for NATO membership, the country’s EU Minister Tytti Tuppurainen told Sky News on Friday. “At this point, I would say it is very likely, but no decision has been made yet.” She said. She claimed one […]

  • Russia comments on the result of Sweden and Finland joining NATO

    The proposed accession to the bloc will hurt northern Europe, including future allies, Moscow said Sweden and Finland will lose some of their sovereignty while jeopardizing their security if they join NATO, the Russian Foreign Ministry warned on Friday, citing the two nations’ expected requests for formal membership in the US-led military bloc. Sweden and […]

  • NATO unveils new European nuclear plans

    NATO unveils new European nuclear plans

    US nuclear bombs “shared” with European allies will be dropped on Lockheed Martin jets, NATO declares NATO planners are updating the United States “nuclear power sharing” programs to take into account most European allies planning to buy F-35 fighter jets, the military bloc’s head of nuclear power policy said this week. Lockheed Martin’s fifth generation […]

  • NATO attaches nuclear weapons plans to F-35

    NATO attaches nuclear weapons plans to F-35

    US nuclear bombs “shared” with European allies will be dropped on Lockheed Martin jets, NATO says NATO planners are updating the United States “nuclear power sharing” programs to take into account most European allies planning to buy F-35 fighter jets with joint attacks, the alliance’s nuclear policy chief said this week. Lockheed Martin’s fifth generation […]

  • Mariupol is still Ukrainian, says mayor of besieged port city

    Mariupol is still Ukrainian, says mayor of besieged port city

    Ukraine said it was not opening humanitarian corridors on Wednesday that would allow civilians to evacuate, accusing Russian forces of violating agreements on granting safe passage. Mariupol’s mayor, Vadym Boichenko, told a press conference that Russian forces had destroyed all the buses slated for use in evacuations. Follow the day’s events as they unfolded on […]

  • Finland and Sweden expand NATO’s plans

    Finland and Sweden expand NATO’s plans

    The leaders of the two Nordic states have met to discuss regional security in view of the conflict in Ukraine Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin and her Swedish counterpart Magdalena Andersson have expanded their countries’ possible NATO bid after bilateral talks on security in Stockholm on Wednesday. Helsinki’s decision on whether to apply for the […]

  • Finland and Sweden talk about plans for NATO membership

    Finland and Sweden talk about plans for NATO membership

    The leaders of the two Nordic states have met to discuss regional security in view of the conflict in Ukraine Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin and her Swedish counterpart Magdalena Andersson have expanded their country’s possible NATO bid following bilateral security talks in Stockholm on Wednesday. Helsinki’s decision on whether to apply for the US-led […]

  • The WTO lowered its forecast for world GDP growth in 2022 to 2.8%

    The WTO lowered its forecast for world GDP growth in 2022 to 2.8%

    The gross domestic product of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries, excluding Ukraine, will fall by 7.9% this year, with regional imports expected to shrink by 12%. Exports from the CIS countries, on the other hand, will not be affected by the crisis in Ukraine, the WTO said. “Exports are expected to grow 4.9 […]

  • Europol is launching an operation to identify Russian assets subject to EU sanctions

    Europol is launching an operation to identify Russian assets subject to EU sanctions

    “Today, 11 April 2022, Europol, together with EU Member States, Eurojust and Frontex, launched Operation Oscar to support EU Member States’ economic investigations into criminal assets owned by individuals and legal entities sanctioned by the Russian occupation of Ukraine.” Europol said in a press release on Monday. According to the press release, the mission also […]

  • Timeline for new NATO expansion revealed media

    Finland and Sweden can join the US-led military bloc within a few months, sources tell The Times Finland and Sweden can join NATO as early as this summer in response to Moscow’s ongoing military attack on Ukraine, according to a report by the British newspaper The Times, on Monday. The Finnish application for membership in […]

  • Timeline for new NATO expansion revealed – media

    Timeline for new NATO expansion revealed – media

    Finland and Sweden can join the US-led military bloc within a few months, sources tell The Times Finland and Sweden can join NATO as early as this summer in response to Moscow’s ongoing military attack on Ukraine, according to a report by the British newspaper The Times, on Monday. The Finnish application for membership in […]

  • Spotify announces Russia’s exit day

    Spotify announces Russia’s exit day

    The Swedish audio streaming service will not be available from next Monday Russians will not be able to use Spotify from next Monday, the Swedish audio streaming service announced on Thursday. The impending withdrawal was not revealed until the end of March, with a new law on fake news cited as the cause. Users from […]

  • Spotify sets a deadline for Russia

    Spotify sets a deadline for Russia

    The Swedish audio streaming service will not be available from next Monday Russians will not be able to use Spotify from next Monday, the Swedish audio streaming service announced on Thursday. The impending withdrawal from the nation was first announced by Spotify at the end of March, with Russia’s law on fake news cited as […]

  • Germany approves delivery of 1960s military hardware to Ukrainian media

    Germany approves delivery of 1960s military hardware to Ukrainian media

    Berlin has reportedly approved the potential transport of dozens of Czech-owned Soviet-era armored vehicles to Kyiv Germany has given the green light to supply 58 armored vehicles from the Cold War to Ukraine, a spokesman for the Ministry of Defense told the newspaper Welt this Friday. While infantry combat vehicles (IVFs) are currently owned by […]

  • Niinistö: Opinion polls show that people’s support is needed for NATO membership

    Niinistö: Opinion polls show that people’s support is needed for NATO membership

    President Sauli Niinistö believes that recent opinion polls, which consistently show a majority in favor of Finland’s accession to NATO, show the support of the people, which is a precondition for the countries applying for an alliance. "NATO needs to know that there is popular support. I think we already have it," Niinistö said in […]

  • Britain promises more explosive weapons to Kyiv

    Britain promises more explosive weapons to Kyiv

    NATO members will discuss further military assistance a month into the conflict between Ukraine and Russia Britain said it would send more anti-tank missiles to Ukraine, as NATO member states would discuss further support for Kyiv in the midst of Russia’s military campaign, which began exactly one month ago. London will supply 6,000 anti-tank missiles […]

  • Ukraine requests 1,000 missiles a day from US media

    Ukraine requests 1,000 missiles a day from US media

    The reported move comes when Russia’s military offensive enters its second month Ukraine has told the United States it urgently needs 500 Javelin anti-tank missiles and 500 Stinger anti-aircraft missiles a day, CNN reported on Thursday, citing a document presented to U.S. lawmakers. Western countries have sent weapons and military equipment to Kyiv, but President […]

  • That is why Putin is not negotiating with Zelensky

    That is why Putin is not negotiating with Zelensky

    It has been almost four weeks since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and the war has forced 10 million people to flee inside and outside the country. At the same time, negotiations have been held between the countries. So far, they have met at Foreign Minister level. – Putin does not see the political leadership as […]