Swiss Adopt New EU Sanctions On Russia, Allow Oil Payments

ZURICH, Switzerland – The Swiss government impose further sanctions against Russia over the war in Ukraine on Wednesday, in line with the European Union’s latest measures on gold and gold products, the cabinet said. The government said that it had made two new exceptions with respect to transactions related to agricultural products and oil supplies … More Swiss Adopt New EU Sanctions On Russia, Allow Oil Payments

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.S. Embassy In Ukraine Says It Hopes To Return To Kyiv By The End Of May

PARIS, France – The U.S. embassy hopes to return to Kyiv by the end of May if conditions permit, its charge d’affaires said on Monday. U.S. diplomats departed the Kyiv embassy nearly two weeks before Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine on Feb.24, moving some functions to the western city of Lviv before eventually relocating … More U.S. Embassy In Ukraine Says It Hopes To Return To Kyiv By The End Of May

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

Ukraine’s Zelenskiy Warns Russia Could Use Chemical Weapons, Calls For More Sanctions

PARIS, France – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Monday that Russia could use chemical weapons in Ukraine and called on the West to impose strong sanctions on Moscow that could deter even talk of the use of such weapons. There were confirmed reports on Monday suggesting that chemical weapons were used in the besieged … More Ukraine’s Zelenskiy Warns Russia Could Use Chemical Weapons, Calls For More Sanctions

City Of Dnipro Urges Women And Children To Leave As Fighting Intensifies In East Ukraine

BUCHAREST, Romania – The mayor of Dnipro in central – eastern Ukraine urged women, children and the elderly on Thursday to leave the city because the conflict with Russia is expected to intensify in eastern regions. The recommendation follows similar warnings by the authorities in the Luhansk region, which is east of Dnipro. The regional … More City Of Dnipro Urges Women And Children To Leave As Fighting Intensifies In East Ukraine

Turkey Detonates Stray Naval Mine In Black Sea Amid Ukraine War

ANKARA – Turkish military diving teams safely denotated a floating naval mine in the Black Sea, the defence ministry said on Wednesday, the third such mine found in its waters since the Ukraine war. Ukraine and Russia have accused each other of a laying mine in the Black Sea, and in late March, Turkish and … More Turkey Detonates Stray Naval Mine In Black Sea Amid Ukraine War

Pentagon Says Ukraine Can ‘Absolutely’ Win The War

WASHINGTON – The Pentagon said on Wednesday it assessed that Ukraine could win the war against Russia, even as U.S. officials speak of the risk of a protected conflict. ‘Of course they can win this’, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby told a news briefing. ‘The proof is literally in the outcomes that you’re seeing everyday…absolutely they … More Pentagon Says Ukraine Can ‘Absolutely’ Win The War

Russia Promises To Scale Down Operations Near Kyiv And North Ukraine

ISTANBUL – Russia promised on Tuesday to scale down military operations around Kyiv and northern Ukraine as a confidence – building step, in the most tangible sign yet of progress towards negotiating an end to the war. During talks at a palace in Istanbul, Ukraine for its part proposed adopting neutral status in the most … More Russia Promises To Scale Down Operations Near Kyiv And North Ukraine