Putin says Russia could adopt preemptive strike concept

Agence France Presse 12/10/2022

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan – President Vladimir Putin on Friday said Russia could amend its military doctrine by introducing the possibility of a preemptive strike to disarm an enemy, in an apparent reference to a nuclear attack. He spoke in response…

Ukrainians suffer in cold, darkness as president implores UN to punish Russia

Reuters 11/24/2022

WASHINGTON/KYIV — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky urged the United Nations Security Council to act against Russia over air strikes on civilian infrastructure that again plunged Ukrainian cities into darkness and cold as winter sets in. Russia unleashed…

Ukrainians hold out in east, prepare battle for Kherson

Reuters 10/27/2022

FRONT LINES NORTH OF KHERSON, Ukraine  – Ukrainian troops are holding out against repeated attacks by Russian forces in two eastern towns while those at the southern front are poised to battle for the strategic Kherson region, which…

Putin to annex four Ukrainian territories in Kremlin ceremony on Friday

Reuters 09/29/2022

LONDON — Russian President Vladimir Putin will on Friday begin formally annexing 15 percent of Ukrainian territory, presiding at a ceremony in the Kremlin to declare four Ukrainian regions part of Russia. Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said…

If Putin was a woman, there would be no Ukraine war—UK’s Johnson

Agence France Presse 06/30/2022

BERLIN — Russian President Vladimir Putin would not have started the war in Ukraine if he was a woman, according to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. “If Putin was a woman, which he obviously isn’t, but if…

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…

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