Russian President Vladimir Putin’s reaction to NATO’s expansion in Sweden and Finland is a big farce

The political leadership in Finland and Sweden is also preparing to join the NATO (NATO)-Russian President Vladimir Putin Worst nightmare – Putin suddenly showed calm, only this week stating that he “has no problems” with Finland and Sweden joining the collective defense organization. “With regard to enlargement, including the accession of two possible new members, … Read more

Russia says more Ukrainian fighters have surrendered in Mariupol

Ukrainian soldiers, many of whom were wounded, moved to Russian-controlled towns The United States reopens the Kyiv embassy Ukraine says saboteurs targeted a Russian armored train Kyiv/MARIPOL, Ukraine, May 19 (Reuters) – Nearly 700 additional Ukrainian fighters have surrendered in Russia-controlled Mariupol, Moscow said, as it consolidated major gains in the south, while the United … Read more

US reopens its embassy; Russian soldier pleads guilty

A Russian sergeant on Wednesday pleaded guilty in Ukraine’s first war crimes trial to fatal shooting of an unarmed civilian in the northeastern Sumy region four days after the invasion began. Vadim Shishimarin, 21, may be sentenced to life in prison for the shooting of the 62-year-old Ukrainian man. Prosecutors say Shchechymarin was among a … Read more

Yellen: It is not legal for the United States to seize official Russian assets

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said on Wednesday that the United States had no legal authority to seize Russian Central Bank assets frozen over its invasion of Ukraine, but was in talks with U.S. partners about ways to make Russia. Pay the bill for post-war reconstruction in Ukraine began. Yellen also said that a special license … Read more

Ukraine hopes to exchange steel mill fighters for Russian prisoners of war

Kyiv, Ukraine (Associated Press) – Ukrainian fighters plucked from the last bastion of resistance in Mariupol have been transferred to a former criminal colony in enemy-controlled territory, and a senior military official hoped to exchange them for Russian prisoners of war. But a deputy in Moscow said they should be brought to “justice”. The Russian … Read more