Zelenskyy calls POW bombing ‘deliberate Russian war crime’ – POLITICO

Zelenskyy calls POW bombing ‘deliberate Russian war crime’ – POLITICO

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy accused Russia of a “war crime” for bombing a jail containing Ukrainian prisoners of war in the eastern Donetsk region. “It was a deliberate Russian war crime, a deliberate mass murder of Ukrainian prisoners of war,” Zelenskyy said in a video-message Friday night. More than 50 Ukrainian prisoners of war died … Read more

In the race to succeed Boris Johnson, only China hawks need apply – POLITICO

In the race to succeed Boris Johnson, only China hawks need apply – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article LONDON — Who’s the toughest on Beijing? That’s one of the central questions animating the contest to pick the next U.K. prime minister, as Liz Truss, the foreign secretary, and Rishi Sunak, the former chancellor, fall over one other to convince Conservative Party members they are true China … Read more

Russia’s Africa moves force Europe rethink on Ethiopia – POLITICO

Russia’s Africa moves force Europe rethink on Ethiopia – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Russia’s overtures in Africa have left European officials anxious about the EU’s cautious pace to re-engage the Ethiopian government, despite accusations of war crimes and ethnic cleansing. Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was once a darling of the West and hailed as a reformer, even winning the 2019 … Read more

Putin’s propaganda machine hammers EU while Brussels sleeps – POLITICO

Putin’s propaganda machine hammers EU while Brussels sleeps – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Just as Sergey Lavrov, Russia’s foreign minister, was about to land in Africa on Sunday, he published an op-ed blaming the West for the looming global food crisis that put millions on the Continent on the brink of starvation. Scores of local media outlets swiftly picked it up. … Read more

Russian missiles target Odesa day after Ukraine grain export deal – POLITICO

Russian missiles target Odesa day after Ukraine grain export deal – POLITICO

KYIV, Ukraine — Russia fired several missiles at the port of Odesa on Saturday, Ukrainian authorities said, raising the question of whether Moscow would abide by a crucial deal struck Friday to unblock Ukraine’s seaports to allow for the transport of millions of tons of grain needed to feed countries in Africa and the Middle … Read more