Monday May 23, 2022

Russia invades Ukraine, country braces for major Donbas offensive

The commander of a Ukrainian unit defending the port city of Mariupol posted a video statement Tuesday, saying a handful of people had been affected by a “poisonous substance of unknown origin” amid reports of an alleged Russian chemical attack. Denys Prokopenko, commander of the Azov battalion, said in the statement that it was not […]

Russia Appoints New Ukraine War Commander With Record Of Brutality

WASHINGTON (AP) — After its striking post-invasion setbacks, Russia has appointed a new Ukraine war commander, a U.S. official said Sunday. Russia has turned to Gen. Alexander Dvornikov, 60, one of Russia’s most experienced military officers and — according to U.S. officials — a general with a record of brutality against civilians in Syria and […]

UNGA suspends Russia from Human Rights Council

MOSCOW, RUSSIA – 2021/09/16: Aeroflot Russian Airlines Airbus A320 civil jet aircrafts at Moscow-Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow, Russia, on September 19, 2021. (Leonid Faerberg/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images) The US Commerce Department on Thursday moved to block three Russian airlines from receiving exported parts from the US in the department’s first move to punish alleged violations […]

Russia sanctions: Who are Putin’s daughters?

The latest round of U.S. sanctions laid against Russia has cast a spotlight on President Vladimir Putin’s family—one that has long been shrouded in secrecy. Putin’s adult daughters, 36-year-old Mariya Putina and 35-year-old Katerina Tikhonova, were named in the latest sanctions alongside Russian government officials and their family members Wednesday. In targeting Putin’s daughters, the […]

Biden administration imposes new sanctions on Russia banking institutions and Putin’s daughters

The US is taking additional actions to increase economic pressure on Russia and President Vladimir Putin following horrific images from the Ukrainian city of Bucha, announcing new sanctions Wednesday on Russian financial institutions, as well as some people, including Putin’s adult daughters and the wife and daughter of his foreign minister.  “Today we’re dramatically escalating […]

Russia invades Ukraine, United Nations meeting held

European leaders have planned to phase out Russian coal imports in response to harrowing scenes in Bucha, a suburb of Kyiv. On Tuesday, the European Commission proposed a phased ban of €4 billion ($4.3 billion) worth of Russian coal imports per year as part of a fifth package of sanctions designed to further diminish Russian President Vladimir Putin’s […]

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