Fiji Court Rules United States Can Seize Russian Superyacht

PARIS, France – A Fiji court ruled on Tuesday that the United States can seize a Russian – owned superyacht, 21 days after it arrived and was impounded by police, as the United States and its allies press Russia over its invasion of Ukraine. U.S. authorities assert that the luxury vessel, the Amadea, is ultimately … More Fiji Court Rules United States Can Seize Russian Superyacht

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Russia Says Israel Supports Neo – Nazis In Row Over Ukraine

PARIS, France – Russia’s foreign ministry accused Israel on Tuesday of supporting neo – Nazis in Ukraine, escalating a raw that began when Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov claimed Adolf Hitler had Jewish origins. Israel said on Monday Lavrov’s comment was an ‘unforgivable’ falsehood that tried to minimise the horrors of the Holocaust – the … More Russia Says Israel Supports Neo – Nazis In Row Over Ukraine

U.K. Donates Armoured Vehicles To Help Ukraine Evacuation Effort

PARIS, France – Britain will donate 13 armoured vehicles to help evacuate civilians from besieged areas in the east of Ukraine, the government said on Tuesday. ‘This latest donation of armoured vehicles will help protect innocent Ukrainians attempting to flee Russian shelling and support Ukrainian officials carrying out vital work’, Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said … More U.K. Donates Armoured Vehicles To Help Ukraine Evacuation Effort

France’s Macron To Speak With Russia’s Putin On Tuesday

PARIS, France – French President Emmanuel Macron will speak with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin by telephone at around midday Paris time (1000GMT), Macron’s office said on Tuesday. Although the two spoke regularly in the early weeks following Russia’s Feb.24 invasion of Ukraine, Macron last talked to Putin on March 29. Tuesday’s call would take … More France’s Macron To Speak With Russia’s Putin On Tuesday

Ukraine Formally Closes Seaports Captured By Russia

BUCHAREST, Romania – Ukraine has formally closed its four Black and Azov sea ports, which Russian forces have captured, the Ukrainian agriculture ministry said on Monday. The Azov Sea ports of Mariupol, Berdinask and Skadovsk and the Black Sea port of Kherson were closed ‘until the restoration of control’, the ministry said in a statement. … More Ukraine Formally Closes Seaports Captured By Russia

Israel Denounces Lavrov’s Hitler Comments, Summons Russian Ambassador

PARIS, France – Israel denounced on Monday Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov for suggesting that Nazi leader Adolf Hitler had Jewish roots, and demanded an apology from Moscow. Israeli Foreign Ministry Yair Lapid said the Russian ambassador would be summoned for ‘a tough talk’ over the comments, which Lavrov made on Sunday in an interview … More Israel Denounces Lavrov’s Hitler Comments, Summons Russian Ambassador

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez To Meet Zelensky In Kyiv This Week

PARIS, France – Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez will travel to Kyiv in the next few days to meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, a senior Spanish government official told CNN Tuesday. The official said they could not release any more information ‘for security reasons’. Spain announced Monday it would be reopening its Kyiv embassy … More Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez To Meet Zelensky In Kyiv This Week

Russia Tells Ukrainian Forces To Surrender Azovstal Plant By Noon

PARIS, France – Russia on Tuesday called on Ukrainian forces and foreign fighter holed up in the Azovstal metallurgical plant in Ukrainian port city of Mariupol to lay down their arms by noon Moscow time (0900 GMT) if they wanted to live. Mariupol, which has been encircled by Russian troops for weeks, has seen the … More Russia Tells Ukrainian Forces To Surrender Azovstal Plant By Noon

France’s Macron Says Dialogue With Putin Stalled After Mass Killings Discovered In Ukraine

PARIS, France – French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday that his dialogue with Russian President Vladimir Putin has stalled after mass killings were discovered in Ukraine. ‘Since the massacres we have discovered in Bucha and in other towns, the war has taken a different turn, so I did not speak to him again directly … More France’s Macron Says Dialogue With Putin Stalled After Mass Killings Discovered In Ukraine

Russian Oligarch Deripaska’s Yacht Arrives in Turkish Waters

ISTANBUL – A yacht linked to Russian aluminium tycoon Oleg Deripaska arrived in a bay near the southwestern Turkish resort of Gocek on Saturday, as more Russian billionaires head for Turkey to flee Western sanctions over Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine. Deripaska, founder of Russian aluminium giant Rusal, has been sanctioned by the United States, European … More Russian Oligarch Deripaska’s Yacht Arrives in Turkish Waters