Putin expects China’s Xi to visit soon, Xi holds his line on Ukraine

Reuters 12/31/2022

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday he was expecting Chinese President Xi Jinping to make a state visit early next year in what would be a public show of solidarity from Beijing as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine falters.…

Pope: Spend less on Christmas, send difference to Ukrainians

Reuters 12/15/2022

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Wednesday, December 14, 2022, urged people to spend less on Christmas celebrations and gifts this year and send the difference to Ukrainians to help them get through the hunger and cold…

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…

Ukrainian troops met with joy in Kherson as Russia abandons biggest prize

Reuters 11/12/2022

BLAHODATNE, Ukraine – Jubilant residents welcomed Ukrainian troops arriving in the centre of Kherson on Friday after Russia abandoned the only regional capital it had captured since its invasion in February. “Today is a historic day. We are getting…

More than 100,000 Russian military casualties in Ukraine, says top US general

Reuters 11/10/2022

WASHINGTON — America’s top general estimated on Wednesday that Russia’s military had seen more than 100,000 of its soldiers killed and wounded in Ukraine, and added Kyiv’s armed forces “probably” suffered a similar level of casualties in…

In the midst of a modern world war

Joel Ruiz Butuyan - @inquirerdotnet 11/10/2022

From the traditional viewpoint, the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war is a bilateral conflict that only involves two countries engaged in military combat. It is an open secret, however, that multiple nations from at least four continents (Europe, North…

Kyiv wary as Russian official signals new retreat in southern Ukraine

Reuters 11/04/2022

KYIV  – A Russian-installed occupation official in southern Ukraine said on Thursday Moscow was likely to pull its troops from the west bank of the Dnipro River, signalling a huge retreat that, if confirmed, would be a…

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…

Govern agriculture right

Cielito F. Habito - @inquirerdotnet 09/27/2022

No doubt, agriculture now deserves top attention among the three economic sectors, over industry (mostly manufacturing) and services (with its mix of low- and high-value activities). The global food crisis that COVID-19 and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine…

Some Russians flee Ukraine conscription as Moscow remains defiant at U.N

Reuters 09/23/2022

KYIV/NEW YORK  – Some draft-age Russians rushed to leave the country on Thursday to escape their country’s biggest conscription drive since World War Two, as world powers at the United Nations demanded Moscow be held accountable for alleged…

Putin lashes out at US over Ukraine, Taiwan

Agence France Presse 08/17/2022

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday accused Washington of seeking to prolong the conflict in Ukraine and of fuelling conflicts elsewhere in the world, including with the visit of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to…

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