• Hungary lifts veto on Ukraine’s EU negotiation framework after securing minority rights demands

    Hungary’s Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó has disclosed that the country agreed to lift its veto on the EU negotiation framework for Ukraine and Moldova’s membership because all Hungarian conditions have been included in the negotiation document for Kyiv. In a Facebook post, he emphasized that Budapest insists on the restoration of the rights of national minorities in Ukraine.

    According to Szijjártó, some EU member states did not even want to hear about Hungary’s conditions. However, …

  • Macron seeks Olympic truce and supports neutral participation of Russian athletes in Paris Games

    French President Emmanuel Macron has expressed hope that hostilities in Russia's war against Ukraine and other military conflicts, particularly in the Middle East and Sudan, will cease during the Paris Olympic Games. In an interview with French media on Monday, April 15, Macron stated his commitment to "do everything possible to obtain an Olympic truce" for the upcoming Summer Games.

    "We want to work on an Olympic truce, and I think this is an opportunity for me to engage with many of our …

  • Putin accuses Ukraine of involvement in terrorist attack in Krasnogorsk

    All four individuals involved in the terror attack at the Crocus City Hall concert venue in Krasnogorsk have been detained, said Russian President Vladimir Putin in a televised video address nearly a day after the tragic events.

    In his statement, Putin said the suspects "attempted to flee towards Ukraine, where, according to preliminary information, arrangements had been made for them to cross the border." According to Putin, a total of 11 people have been detained. Prior to Putin's address, …

  • Demand surges in Russia for counterfeit Ukrainian passports amid refugee status perks in the west

    In a bizarre twist, Russians are showing an increasing desire to obtain Ukrainian passports as merchants of forged documents claim these can facilitate relocation to Europe and access the benefits accorded to Ukrainian refugees.

    The Russian news outlet Fontanka reports that there is a spike in demand for counterfeit Ukrainian passports among Russians. According to the newspaper, while most offerings online are legitimate services provided by lawyers to help Ukrainian refugees who have …

  • Polish authorities detain and deport two Ukrainian journalists investigating Russia-Poland trade

    Two Ukrainian journalists investigating trade between Poland and Russia have been detained in Poland, as reported by Rayon.in.ua.

    The agency reported that editor Yuriy Koncevich and cameraman Oleksandr Pilyuk were detained on March 7 while documenting the crossing of the border by cargo train between the Kaliningrad region of Russia and Poland.

    "Rayon.Zakordon traveled to the north of Poland, near the border with the Kaliningrad region of Russia, to see how gas and grain are still being …