On the front lines in Donbas: One Ukrainian soldier’s story

On the front lines in Donbas: One Ukrainian soldier’s story

Ukrainian Cpl. Andrii Shadrin’s unit sets off daily from its makeshift base to points along the front lines in Luhansk Oblast in the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine, where the war with Russia rages on. “Some of the regions we have to reach, the only road available is under absolute fire control of the enemy,” … Read more

Germany’s Schroeder loses office amid anger over Russia ties

Germany’s Schroeder loses office amid anger over Russia ties

German lawmakers have agreed to strip former Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder of his office and staff after he maintained and defended his long-standing ties with Russia and its energy sector despite the invasion of Ukraine ByThe Associated Press 19 May 2022, 14:39 • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BERLIN — German … Read more

Zelensky: Russia’s search for ‘wonder weapon’ illustrates failure of invasion

Zelensky: Russia’s search for ‘wonder weapon’ illustrates failure of invasion

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday said that Russia’s announcement that it has been using powerful lasers to target drones was like Nazi Germany’s propaganda about a “wonder weapon.” “In the propaganda of Nazi Germany there was such a term ‘wunderwaffe,’ wonder weapon,” Zelensky said. “The clearer it became they had no chance in the … Read more

U.S. launches program to gather evidence of Russia’s alleged war crimes in Ukraine as ICC sends investigators

U.S. launches program to gather evidence of Russia’s alleged war crimes in Ukraine as ICC sends investigators

London — The U.S. State Department announced on Tuesday that it was launching a new program to preserve, analyze and share open-source evidence of suspected Russian war crimes in Ukraine, “for use in ongoing and future accountability mechanisms.”  Called the “Conflict Observatory,” the new program will maintain “rigorous chain-of-custody procedures for future civil and criminal legal … Read more

Russian soldier Vadim Shishimarin accused of war crimes pleads guilty to killing unarmed Ukrainian civilian

Russian soldier Vadim Shishimarin accused of war crimes pleads guilty to killing unarmed Ukrainian civilian

The first Russian soldier to face trial for war crimes in Ukraine pleaded guilty on Wednesday to shooting and killing an unarmed 62-year-old civilian. Vadim Shishimarin, 21, who was part of a Russian tank unit captured by Ukrainian forces in early March, just days after the war began, faces a possible sentence of life in … Read more