More than 50 Ukrainian POWs killed in ‘petrifying war crime’

More than 50 Ukrainian POWs killed in 'petrifying war crime'

More than 50 Ukrainian prisoners of war have been killed in a bombing that President Volodymyr Zelensky condemned Friday as a “terrorist attack organized by Russian inhuman monsters.” “This is another confirmation that Russia is a terrorist state,” the president wrote, confirming that “more than 50 captured Ukrainian defenders were cynically killed” in Olenivka. The … Read more

Russia claims strikes on Ukraine port only hit military targets

Russia claims strikes on Ukraine port only hit military targets

Russia defended its attack on a Ukrainian port after Kyiv said the missile strikes violated the breakthrough agreement on grain shipments reached by the two countries only a day earlier. Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov insisted the strikes on Odesa Saturday destroyed only military targets, including a docked Ukrainian warship and warehouse filled with US-supplied … Read more

Russia President Putin says Ukraine did not make good on preliminary peace deal

Russia President Putin says Ukraine did not make good on preliminary peace deal

Negotiations took place in March, with both sides making proposals but without a breakthrough. At the time, Zelensky said only a concrete result from the talks could be trusted. Putin puts Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in Tehran on Tuesday, deepening ties between the two countries who are both under Western sanctions. During the … Read more

Volodymyr Zelensky Cracks the Whip With Relentless Purge of Ukraine Security Service

Volodymyr Zelensky Cracks the Whip With Relentless Purge of Ukraine Security Service

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is cleaning house. In a series of dismissals this week, the president of Ukraine has fired his intelligence chief, the chief of Ukraine’s Security Service (SBU), Ivan Bakanov, and his Prosecutor General, Iryna Venedikotva, over concerns they represented pro-Russia elements of Ukraine’s security services, even as the rest of the country … Read more