Captive medic’s bodycam shows firsthand the horror of Mariupol

Captive medic’s bodycam shows firsthand the horror of Mariupol

KHARKIV, UKRAINE – A celebrated Ukrainian medic recorded her time in Mariupol on a data card no bigger than a thumbnail, smuggled out to the world in a tampon. Now, she is in Russian hands, and Mariupol itself is on the verge of falling. Yuliia Paievska, who as a medic went by Taira, used a … Read more

On the front lines in the Donbas: One Ukrainian soldier’s story

On the front lines in the Donbas: One Ukrainian soldier’s story

Ukrainian Cpl. Andrii Shadrin’s unit sets off daily from its makeshift base to points along the front lines in Luhansk Oblast in the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine, where the war with Russia rages on. “Some of the regions we have to reach, the only road available is under absolute fire control of the enemy,” … Read more

Cannes Film Festival Opens With Zelenskyy Video Address

CANNES, France (AP) – The 75th Cannes Film Festival kicked off Tuesday with an eye turned to Russia’s war in Ukraine and a live satellite video address from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who called on a new generation of filmmakers to confront dictators as Charlie Chaplin satirized Adolf Hitler. After tributes and musical numbers, Zelenskyy … Read more

Does Erdogan’s Turkey Belong in NATO?

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan holds a news conference during a NATO summit in Brussels, June 14, 2021. Photo: YVES HERMAN / REUTERS Every member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization has enthusiastically welcomed Finland and Sweden except one: Turkey, which on Wednesday blocked an early vote to begin accession talks. For reasons that are … Read more

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s Reaction to NATO Expansion Sweden Finland Is One Big Farce

As Finland and Sweden’s political leadership posture to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) —Russian President Vladimir Putin’s worst nightmare — Putin is suddenly projecting calm, stating just this week that he has “no problems” with Finland and Sweden joining the collective defense organization. “As for the expansion, including the accession of two prospective … Read more

Defenders of Ukrainian steel mill declare mission complete after fighters evacuated to Russia-controlled areas

Efforts were underway Tuesday to rescue the last of the defenders inside the Azovstal steel plant in the ruined port city of Mariupol after Ukrainian officials said the fighters had “completed their mission” and there was no way to free the plant by military means. The Ukrainian military avoided using the term “surrender” to describe … Read more

Biden must decide what ‘victory’ in Ukraine means

President Joe Biden’s responses to Russia’s attack on Ukraine comprise a series of failures. First, they failed to deter the invasion itself, the devastating consequences of which are unfolding daily. Second, US intelligence grossly overestimated Russia’s military competence, briefing Congress that Kyiv would fall in days and the whole country in weeks. Third, US and … Read more

Allies of Russian President Vladimir Putin Scolded Over Ukraine at CSTO Summit

Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted a meeting of the Russian-led military alliance, the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), on Monday on the 30th anniversary of its founding — but the meeting was anything but celebratory. Instead, the heads of state from Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan, which make up the collective defense organization, which … Read more

Michigan man accused of being spy rescued from Russian forces after 18-hour race across Ukraine

A Michigan Man who was being held captive by Russian forces on accusations of being a US spy has been reunited with his family after a rescue mission that included an 18-hour race across Ukraine, officials said. Kirillo Alexandrov, 27, was falsely charged with espionage and illegally detained, along with his Ukrainian wife and mother-in-law, … Read more

Russia-Ukraine live news: Russia warns Finland over NATO move | Russia-Ukraine war News

Ukraine’s general staff says Russian troops were pulling back from the northeastern city of Kharkiv. Russian President Vladimir Putin tells Finland joining NATO would be ‘a mistake’. Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says “very complex negotiations” with Russia are under way to get fighters out of the besieged Azovstal plant in Mariupol. Ukrainian forces are on … Read more