Russian soldier asks for forgiveness in Ukraine war crimes trial

Russian soldier asks for forgiveness in Ukraine war crimes trial

KYIV, May 19 (Reuters) – A 21-year-old Russian soldier asked a Ukrainian widow to forgive him for the murder of her husband, as a court in Kyiv met for a second hearing on Thursday in the first war crimes trial arising from Russia’s Feb. 24 invasion. Vadim Shishimarin, a tank commander, pleaded guilty on Wednesday … Read more

Biden visits Japan, South Korea carrying warning to China

Biden visits Japan, South Korea carrying warning to China

Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida attends a virtual meeting with the U.S. President Joe Biden at his official residence in Tokyo, Japan January 21, 2022, in this photo released by Japan’s Cabinet Public Relations Office via Kyodo. Japan’s Cabinet Public Relations Office via Kyodo/via REUTERS Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited … Read more

Russia and Ukraine blame each other after peace talks stall

Russia and Ukraine blame each other after peace talks stall

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov attends a military parade on Victory Day, which marks the 77th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2022. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register May 18 (Reuters) – The Kremlin said on … Read more

More Ukraine fighters surrendering in Mariupol, Russia says

More Ukraine fighters surrendering in Mariupol, Russia says

Ukrainian soldiers, many wounded, taken to Russian-held towns Mariupol a win for Putin as Russian forces fall back elsewhere U.S. reopens Kyiv embassy KYIV/MARIUPOL, Ukraine, May 19 (Reuters) – Moscow said nearly 700 more Ukrainian fighters had surrendered in Russian-held Mariupol as it shored up a key gain in the south, while the United States … Read more

Russia uses new laser weapons in Ukraine, Zelenskiy mocks ‘wonder weapon’

Russia uses new laser weapons in Ukraine, Zelenskiy mocks ‘wonder weapon’

Russia dips into its secret laser arsenal Zelenskiy mockingly compares laser use to Nazis’ wonder weapons Satellites 1,500 km away can be blinded LONDON, May 18 (Reuters) – Russia on Wednesday said it was using a new generation of powerful lasers in Ukraine to burn up drones, deploying some of Moscow’s secret weapons to counter … Read more