Prosecuting Putin starts now

Gordon Brown - @inquirerdotnet 03/23/2022

EDINBURGH — The world has responded to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine with sanctions, travel bans, and deliveries of humanitarian and military aid, all of which have been stepped up as Russian President Vladimir Putin’s war crimes claim…

Putin says Western sanctions are akin to declaration of war

Reuters 03/06/2022

LVIV/KYIV, Ukraine — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Western sanctions were akin to war on Saturday as his forces pressed on with their assault on Ukraine, where planned civilian evacuations from two besieged cities were called off.…

Fuel subsidy set for agrisector; P3 price hike seen

Dempsey Reyes, Julie M. Aurelio, Karl R. Ocampo 03/05/2022

The Department of Agriculture (DA) is preparing to distribute P500 million in fuel subsidy to farmers and fishers as part of measures to ease the impact of rising oil prices amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The DA…

More connected than we think

Segundo Eclar Romero - @inquirerdotnet 03/04/2022

The Ukrainians are fighting and resisting a little too hard, frustrating Russian President Vladimir Putin who did not expect such spirited defiance. Financial and economic sanctions against Putin, his cabal of crony oligarchs, and Russia itself by…

War shows our character

Anna Cristina Tuazon - @inquirerdotnet 03/03/2022

The horrors of a realized Russian nightmare gripped the world as we witnessed Ukraine bravely defending themselves from a ruthless invader. With Philippine election campaigns in full swing, the events in Europe should remind us of how…

Putin’s war on Ukraine and impact on PH prices

Cristina Eloisa Baclig 03/02/2022

MANILA, Philippines—After years of tension, Russian dictator Vladimir Putin announced a “military operation” in former Soviet state Ukraine during a surprise television announcement on Feb. 24. Shortly after the announcement, Russian military forces began to push into…

Kyiv girds for assault, mayor says some Russians have entered

Reuters 02/25/2022

KYIV  – Russian missiles pounded Kyiv on Friday, families cowered in shelters and authorities told residents to prepare Molotov cocktails to defend Ukraine’s capital from an assault that the mayor said had already begun with saboteurs in the…

Russia’s Putin launches invasion of Ukraine

Agence France Presse 02/24/2022

KYIV — Russian President Vladimir Putin launched an attack on Ukraine on Thursday with explosions heard across the country and its foreign minister warning a “full-scale invasion” was underway. Weeks of intense diplomacy and the imposition of…

Explosions heard in Ukraine capital Kyiv, other cities

Agence France Presse 02/24/2022

KYIV — Explosions rang out before dawn Thursday in Ukraine’s capital Kyiv and several cities near the frontline and along the country’s coast, after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a military operation. AFP correspondents also heard blasts in…

Big promises, few doses: Why Russia is struggling to make Sputnik V doses

Reuters 05/15/2021

MOSCOW — Transforming the site of what once was a Soviet-era car factory into a state-of-the-art facility churning out Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V was the easy bit. Making doses in bulk, finding qualified staff, and getting equipment have…

Lessons from America

Segundo Eclar Romero - @inquirerdotnet 01/08/2021

President Donald Trump has used his last remaining days in office to glibly incite his followers to sedition, wounding the soul of America so deeply in just the third time, after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor…

Palace welcomes Putin’s acceptance of PH invite

10/28/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang on Sunday welcomed Moscow’s announcement that Russian President Vladimir Putin has accepted President Rodrigo Duterte’s invitation for him to visit the Philippines. No date has been set for Putin’s visit but presidential spokesperson…

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