Contents tagged with Ukraine

  • Mayor of Mariupol: City needs ‘complete evacuation’

    Mariupol Mayor Vadym Boychenko said the entire city requires evacuation, Ukrainskaya Pravda reported. The city has been besieged by Russian forces since March 1st.

    "Those people who remained in the city – our respected, heroic Mariupol residents – are beyond a humanitarian catastrophe,” Boychenko stated on television.

    Mariupol had a pre-war population of more than 430,000, of which an estimated 160,000 remain in the city.

    “About 160,000 people, according to our estimates, are in the besieged …

  • Head of Donbas pseudo-republic wants to hold referendum on joining Russia

    A referendum on joining Russia may be held on the territory of the so-called Luhansk People's Republic (LPR) soon, said the head of the LPR Leonid Pasechnik, writes the Luhansk Information Center.

    "I think that soon a referendum will be held on the territory of the republic, in which the people will exercise their absolute constitutional right and express their opinion on joining the Russian Federation. For some reason, I am sure that this is exactly how it will be," Pasechnik said.

    He …

  • NATO calls on China to condemn Russia over invasion of Ukraine

    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said the leaders of the alliance urge China to uphold international order and condemn Moscow over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

     “Our message to China is that they should join the rest of the world and clearly condemn the brutal war against Ukraine,” Stoltenberg stated during a press conference following a meeting of the alliance’s leadership.

    China is retaining its diplomatic and economic ties with Russia and has thus far failed to provide any …

  • US to accept 100,000 refugees from Ukraine

    The United State will accept 100,000 Ukrainian refugees, the New York Times reported. Washington will also donate $1 billion to help European countries manage Ukrainian refugees in their countries.

    One month after Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine, more than 3.6 million Ukrainians have left their country. The latest data from the UN’s refugee agency show nearly 2.2 million have arrived in Poland, more than 560,000 have sought sanctuary in Romania, more than 330,000 have been admitted to …

  • US State Department formally accuses Russia of war crimes in Ukraine

    US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken released a statement on Wednesday formally accusing Russia of committing war crimes during the country’s invasion of Ukraine.

    “We’ve seen numerous credible reports of indiscriminate attacks and attacks deliberately targeting civilians, as well as other atrocities.  Russia’s forces have destroyed apartment buildings, schools, hospitals, critical infrastructure, civilian vehicles, shopping centers, and ambulances, leaving thousands of innocent civilians …

  • Belarus expels 12 Ukrainian diplomats

    Belarus has expelled 12 Ukrainian diplomats, leaving the Ukrainian embassy in Minsk with only the ambassador, Igor Kizim, and four additional employees, Ukrainskaya Pravda reported. The Ukrainian Consulate in Brest is to close its doors.

    In a statement, the Belarusian Foreign Ministry explained, "For a number of years, numerous unfriendly actions aimed at the irresponsible destruction of interstate relations with Belarus have been recorded. It has come to the point where the Ukrainian …

  • Lavrov: Peacekeepers in Ukraine would lead to direct clash between Russia and NATO

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov responded to Poland’s call for the presence of peacekeepers in Ukraine by stating that such a move would lead to a direct clash between Russian and NATO troops, Evropeyskaya Pravda reported.

    Speaking to students at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations, of which Lavrov is an alumnus, the Russian Foreign Minister explained, "Our Polish colleagues have already stated that now there will be a NATO summit, it is necessary to send peacekeepers [ …

  • UN Secretary General calls for an end to Russia’s ‘absurd war’

    UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has called for an end to the “absurd war” Russia has launched against Ukraine, Radio Free Europe reported.

    "One month ago, the Russian Federation launched a massive invasion of the sovereign territory of Ukraine in violation of the UN Charter,” Guterres remarked. “It was done after months of building up a military force of overwhelming proportion along the Ukrainian border… This war is unwinnable. Sooner or later, it will have to move from the battlefield …

  • Ukrainian intelligence: Belarusian troops preparing to enter Ukraine at any moment

    Belarusian troops may enter the territory of Ukraine very soon, believe the U.S. and NATO intelligence services as well as Ukrainian intelligence. As a source in the Belarusian opposition told CNN, the Belarusian combat units are ready to enter the territory of Ukraine in the next 1-2 days. According to a senior NATO representative, the Belarusian authorities "are preparing the pretext for justifying an attack on Ukraine."

    The Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) also said that there are signs …

  • Russian tank crewman surrenders with his tank to Ukrainian Armed Forces for $10,000 reward

    A Russian tank crewman surrendered with his tank to the Ukrainian Forces, said the adviser to the Ukrainian Interior Minister, Viktor Andrusiv.

    "There is news that shows the final collapse of the Russian army," Andrusiv said.

    According to him, a few weeks ago, the Ukrainian National Police identified phone numbers used by Russians in Ukraine. These are Ukrainian numbers, to which the Ministry of Internal Affairs regularly sends messages with instructions on how to surrender and hand over the …