'Ukraine a Crime Scene', Says ICC Chief Prosecutor as 'Largest-ever' Team...

The International Criminal Court has sent a 42-member team to Ukraine to probe alleged war crimes since the Russian invasion. The team comprises investigators, forensic experts and support staff and will work with Ukrainian authorities. ICC prosecutor Karim Khan said “Ukraine is a crime scene” as he later visited the town of Bucha near Kyiv.
#KarimKhan #ICC #Russian #Ukrainian #Ukraine #LawGovernment #PublicSafety #CrimeJustice


2 hours ago

Siege of Azovstal steel plant ends with Mariupol fighters in Putin’s hands;...

Hundreds of Ukrainian fighters left the vast steel plant in Mariupol where they mounted a dogged last stand and turned themselves over to Russian hands. Russia on Tuesday called the operation a mass surrender. The Ukrainians avoided using that word — but said the garrison had completed its mission. Other fighters — their precise numbers unknown — remain inside the ruins of the fortified mill.
#Putin #Ukrainian #Russian #Azovstal #LawGovernment #Military #SensitiveSubjects


3 hours ago

Zelenskyy & Scholz discuss Ukraine's situation & increasing sanctions against Russia

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy held talks with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Tuesday, May 17. The two leaders discussed the ground situation in Ukraine, increasing the sanctions and pressure on Russia. Both leaders underscored that a negotiated diplomatic solution between Russia and Ukraine would require an immediate end to hostilities by Russian forces and the withdrawal of Moscow's troops.
#Zelenskyy #Ukrainian #German #Ukraine #SensitiveSubjects #LawGovernment #Government


3 hours ago

US President Biden to Host Leaders of Sweden, Finland Amid NATO Bids

President Joe Biden Biden will host Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson of Sweden and President Sauli Niinist of Finland at the White House for a meeting Thursday. The meeting is set to take place before Biden departs Washington for a four-day trip to South Korea and Japan. The nations' requests to join NATO have been widely lauded within the alliance as a rebuke of Russia after its invasion of Ukraine.
#Biden #NATO #Sweden #News #Politics #LawGovernment


3 hours ago

Joe Biden to host leaders of Sweden, Finland amid NATO bids

President Joe Biden will host Sweden's prime minister and Finnish president at the White House on Thursday. The meeting comes amid a push to join NATO in the wake of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Turkey has expressed reservations over Finland and Sweden's requests to join the alliance. Turkey's foreign minister has said the two countries imposed restrictions on defense sales to Turkey.
#JoeBiden #NATO #Finnish #Sweden #News #Politics #LawGovernment


3 hours ago

Russian expert says assessments of 'demoralisation' among Ukraine's troops...

Mikhail Khodaryonok, a retired Russian colonel and current defence columnist, made the remarks while appearing on Russian state television on Monday. He downplayed Russian President Vladimir Putin’s nuclear missile threats against Finland. Also called Moscow's assessment of the 'demoralisation' of Ukraine troops 'not accurate' and said the reports are “not indicative of the general mood”
#MikhailKhodaryonok #Russian #Ukraine #LawGovernment #News


7 hours ago

Ukraine claims Russia lost over 27,000 soldiers since the commencement of war

War-torn Ukraine claims that 27,900 Russian soldiers have been killed since February 24. The invading army has lost over 1,235 tanks, 3,009 armoured fighting automobiles and 578 artillery systems, the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces said. The enemy has sustained most losses in the Lyman and Zaporizhzhia directions on the previous day.
#UkrainianArmedForces #Russian #Ukraine #LawGovernment #Military


7 hours ago

Ukraine war: IFRC accuses European countries of 'double standards' on refugee crisis

The head of the world's biggest humanitarian network, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Francesco Rocca made these remarks in contrast to its rejection of those fleeing conflict in Africa, the Middle East, and elsewhere. Rocca asserted that he believes there is no difference between someone fleeing the Donbas area of eastern Ukraine and someone escaping Nigeria's Boko Haram terrorist group.
#FrancescoRocca #IFRC #European #Ukraine #SensitiveSubjects #PeopleSociety


8 hours ago

EU remains unsuccessful in reaching unanimity on Russian oil ban amid war:...

The European Union (EU) has remained unsuccessful in reaching unanimity on banning Russian oil as the bloc’s foreign ministers met in Brussels, said Josep Borrell, high representative of the EU for foreign affairs and security policy. Borrell said “unhappily” it was not possible to reach an agreement on the sixth sanctions package against Russia over Moscow's military aggression in Ukraine.
#JosepBorrell #EuropeanUnion #Russian #Brussels #PeopleSociety #SocialSciences #PoliticalScience


8 hours ago

In a historic move, Swedish FM Ann Linde signs application for NATO membership

Sweden's Foreign Minister Ann Linde signed an application to join NATO on May 17. The move marks a formal step by Stockholm towards joining the US-led military alliance, ending decades of military neutrality. The Nordic country's military nonalignment for more than 200 years has been at odds with Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
#AnnLinde #NATO #Swedish #Nordic #Sweden #LawGovernment #Government #PeopleSociety


9 hours ago

UNICEF warns of 'catastrophic' child malnutrition due to Russia-Ukraine war

At least 6 lakh children could be left under acute malnutrition and devoid of basic life-saving treatment globally due to the ongoing war in Eastern Europe. The price of lifesaving ready-to-use therapeutic food is projected to soar in the coming months, placing even more children's lives at risk.
#UNICEF #Ukraine #LawGovernment #Military #SensitiveSubjects


9 hours ago

West believes Vladimir Putin micro-managing war in Ukraine at 'brigadier'...

Kremlin leader Vladimir Putin is personally vested in Moscow's war to a level of a colonel or brigadier. Western military intelligence believes Putin is micro-managing movement of Russian troops in Ukraine. Kyiv claimed last week that Putin had sidelined General Gerasimov and taken matters of Donbass operations into his own hand.
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9 hours ago

Ukraine seizes nearly $420 million in frozen assets linked with Russian oligarchs

Ukraine has seized nearly $420 million in frozen assets linked to Russian oligarchs. Ukraine's Prosecutor General's Office and Bureau of Economic Security seized Hr 12.4 billion from Cypriot company accounts in Alfa-Bank whose Russian beneficiaries tried to circumvent sanctions. Ukrainian Parliament enacted a law that makes it easier to seize Russians' assets who are subject to other nations' sanctions.
#ProsecutorGeneralsOffice #Russian #Cypriot #Ukraine #SensitiveSubjects


9 hours ago

Ukraine claims 20 civilians including child killed in Russian shelling in...

Russian bombardment in the Donetsk and Luhansk areas killed 20 people, including a child. 25 towns in the region were targeted, with 42 residential buildings and a school among the targets. Evacuation of wounded Ukrainian troops from the Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol is underway, with more than 260 fighters taken out of the factory.
#Russian #Ukrainian #Ukraine #LawGovernment #Military #SensitiveSubjects


9 hours ago

Russia was prepared to use artillery against inhabited areas in Chernihiv: UK

The UK's Ministry of Defence said Russia was prepared for artillery strike against inhabited areas in Chernihiv, to the north of Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv. The ministry said 3,500 building are estimated to have been destroyed or damaged. 80% of the damage has been caused to residential buildings, the ministry said.
#Russia #SensitiveSubjects


9 hours ago

Japan inks $100mn loan accord with Ukraine to help it deal with economic...

Japan has inked a 13 billion Yens ($100 million) loan arrangement with Ukraine. The assistance would be co-financed with the World Bank and would be included in the budget of the Ukrainian government. The funds would not be used for military objectives in Ukraine. Japan had earlier announced in April that Japan would boost its total yen loans to Ukraine to $300 million.
#WorldBank #Ukrainian #Japan #LawGovernment


10 hours ago

McDonald’s shuts shop in Russia after 30 years amid Ukraine war

The world's biggest burger chain is one of the biggest businesses to leave Russia post Ukraine war. McDonald's will now look for a 'local buyer' that would hire 62,000 of its staff. It is reportedly losing $55 million a month since it shut all of its stores in russia.
#McDonald’s #Russia #FoodDrink #Restaurants #FastFood


12 hours ago

Ukraine's Army declares 'combat mission' over in Mariupol 's Azovstal steel plant

Ukrainian soldiers have concluded their combat mission in besieged Mariupol city. More than 260 soldiers have been evacuated, announced country's military. The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine noted in a statement on Facebook that commanders of troops who have been stationed near the city's enormous Azovstal steel plant were told to save their personnel.
#Staff #Ukrainian #Ukraine #SensitiveSubjects #LawGovernment #Military


13 hours ago

War In Ukraine Testing Switzerland's Neutral Status, Pushes It Closer To NATO

Defence ministry is drawing up a report on security options that include joint military exercises with NATO countries and ‘backfilling’ munitions. Defence Minister Viola Amherd said Switzerland should work more closely with the U.S.-Led military alliance, but not join it.
#ViolaAmherd #NATO #Ukraine #LawGovernment #BusinessIndustrial


14 hours ago

Russia-Ukraine War LIVE: Ukrainian troops evacuate from Mariupol

Explosions strike western Ukrainian city of Lviv. Nine civilians killed by Russian attacks in eastern Ukraine's Donetsk region. Ukraine's military said it was working to evacuate all remaining troops from Mariupol. Ukraine said troops defending its second-largest city, Kharkiv, had repelled Russian forces.
#Russia #Ukrainian #Mariupol #SensitiveSubjects #LawGovernment #Military


15 hours ago