Putin threatens to escalate War on Ukraine

 Russian President Vladimir Putin has threatened an escalation of the Ukraine war, after his perceived loss of support from two of his strongest allies.  Which two allies?  China and India. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during a regional summit in Uzbekistan last week, told Putin that “today’s era is not of war”. Just a day … Read more

Resign of the times 

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Oksana Pokalchuk, who headed Amnesty International in Ukraine, is stepping down after the human rights organization issued a report last week criticizing Ukraine’s military.  What did the military do wrong?  The report said that “Ukrainian forces have put civilians in harm’s way by establishing bases and operating weapons systems in populated residential areas, including in … Read more

President Zelensky canvasses Africa’s support in war against Russia

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President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky says African countries should be unanimous in their support for his country in the ongoing war against Russia.  Zelensky, who stated this while speaking at a recent interview with journalists from Africa, on how African countries can support Ukraine, said the situation does not call for nations to take neutral … Read more

NATO: Sweden and Finland defy Turkey

The StorySweden and Finland have pushed ahead with their bids to join NATO despite opposition from Turkey. Why is Turkey opposed to it?Turkey insists it won’t let the previously nonaligned Nordic countries into the military alliance because of their alleged support for Kurdish militants. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had released a strongly worded objection … Read more

How Russia Intends to Confiscate Companies Leaving the Country

The Story The effect of various sanctions on Russia for its invasion of Ukraine has been relatively limited as the conflict has lingered. Now it appears the sanctions are beginning to take a toll. How? After the U.S. Treasury blocked Russia’s access to dollars held in American banks on Monday, Russia’s finance ministry said Wednesday … Read more