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…

Banksy showcases new mural in war-scarred Ukrainian town

Reuters 11/13/2022

BORODYANKA, Ukraine  – Renowned graffiti artist Banksy unveiled a work in the Ukrainian town of Borodyanka, which had been occupied by Russia until April and heavily damaged by fighting in the early days of Moscow’s invasion of…

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…

Pope begs Putin to end ‘spiral of violence and death,’ fears nuclear war

Reuters 10/03/2022

VATICAN CITY  — Pope Francis for the first time directly begged Russian President Vladimir Putin to stop the “spiral of violence and death” in Ukraine, saying on Sunday that the crisis was risking a nuclear escalation with…

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…

The emerging cesspool

Jose Ma. Montelibano - @inquirerdotnet 07/02/2022

It is a global cesspool, on the surface began by the Covid-19 pandemic and now made more turbulent by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Domestic dynamics from country to country only serve to aggravate or, if governed…

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…

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