About: war crimes

Global Europe 29-06-2022

Dozens missing after strike on Ukraine mall, Russia presses attacks on east

Dozens of people were still missing on 29 June after a Russian missile strike on a shopping mall in central Ukraine two days ago, while a regional governor said the situation was "very difficult" in Lysychansk in the east.
Europe's East 28-06-2022

G7 denounces ‘war crime’ as Russia missile strike kills 16 in shopping mall

A Russian missile strike on a crowded mall in central Ukraine killed at least 16 people in what Group of Seven leaders branded "a war crime" at a meeting in Germany where they looked to step up sanctions on Moscow.
Global Europe 28-06-2022

‘Russian state terrorism must be stopped to restore peace in Europe’

The missile attack on the shopping mall in Kremenchuk is yet another example of state terrorism, and the world must consider Russia as a terrorist state, writes Roman Rukomeda. Roman Rukomeda is a Ukrainian political analyst. This is his 56th account...
Global Europe 25-06-2022

Russia removes Polish flag from Soviet massacre memorial

Russian authorities have removed a Polish flag from a memorial commemorating the thousands of Poles killed by the Soviet Union, amid heightened tensions between Moscow and Warsaw over the Ukraine conflict.
Global Europe 22-06-2022

RSF reveals that journalist Maks Levin was executed by Russian troops

Reporters Without Borders released on Wednesday a report with evidence indicating that Ukrainian photo journalist Maks Levin and his friend and bodyguard were executed by Russian soldiers in a forest near Kyiv, possibly after being interrogated and even tortured.
Global Europe 21-06-2022

‘Receiving EU candidate status will be a big boost for Ukrainians’

Ukrainians eagerly await the decision of the EU summit, fully supporting the reforms demanded by the European Commission for the country’s EU accession, writes Roman Rukomeda.
Global Europe 07-06-2022

Russia’s UN envoy storms out of Ukraine meeting over Charles Michel statement

Russia's UN Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia stormed out of a UN Security Council meeting on 6 June as European Council President Charles Michel addressed the 15-member body and accused Moscow of fueling a global food crisis with its invasion of Ukraine.
Global Europe 06-06-2022

‘Time to think about Ukraine’s future after victory’

The role of Ukraine in modern European and Western political and security architecture is crucial for the EU and NATO agenda, writes Roman Rukomeda.
Global Europe 01-06-2022

‘Ukraine is learning to live in the war regime’

Ukrainians believe in victory, the clearest indicator is that of those 7.6 million who left the country since the beginning of the war, 4.8 million have already returned to their homeland, writes Roman Rukomeda.
Global Europe 01-06-2022

Zelenskyy blasts ‘crazy’ Russia over chemical plant hit

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy accused Moscow of "madness" Tuesday (31 May) after Russian troops hit a chemical plant in their bid to complete the capture of a key eastern city.
Europe's East 24-05-2022

Ukraine war crimes ‘another Nuremberg moment’, US says

Prosecutors will be ready with indictments in hand to hold Russians accountable for war crimes in Ukraine, US ambassador for global criminal justice Beth Van Schaack told EURACTIV, adding that prosecuting Vladimir Putin personally would be possible, though difficult.
Global Europe 23-05-2022

Global elites return to Davos under Ukraine storm

The Davos summit of global political and business elites returns Monday (23 May) after a Covid-induced two-year break to face another momentous crisis: Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Global Europe 20-05-2022

Top US, Russian generals speak for first time since Ukraine invasion

The top US military officer, General Mark Milley, spoke by telephone with Russia's Chief of General Staff Valery Gerasimov, the Pentagon said on Thursday (19 May), the first conversation between the two since Russia's invasion of Ukraine in February.
Global Europe 18-05-2022

First Russian soldier accused of war crimes in Ukraine pleads guilty

A Russian soldier accused of war crimes in Ukraine pleaded guilty on Wednesday (18 May) to killing an elderly unarmed civilian.
Global Europe 16-05-2022

‘EU politicians advocating to save Putin’s face are wrong’

European politicians who are appealing for making a peace treaty with Russia or arguing about the need to "help Putin save his face" are sharing responsibility for all Russian war crimes in Ukraine and the blood of Ukrainian civilians and children, writes Roman Rukomeda.
Europe's East 09-05-2022

‘I never write putin and russia with a capital letter’

The opportunity to reach a Western audience is a great chance to deliver the truth about Russian aggression against Ukraine, writes Roman Rukomeda.
Europe's East 08-05-2022

Dispatches from Kyiv’s liberated outskirts: Picking up the pieces after Russian occupation

Bucha and Borodyanka are two small towns on the outskirts of Kyiv until recently occupied by Russian forces, from which images of murdered civilians sent shockwaves around the world.
Global Europe 04-05-2022

Ukrainian prosecutor says Russia uses rape as a war tactic, calls Putin a war criminal

Ukraine's prosecutor general accused Russia on Tuesday (3 May) of using rape as a tactic of war and described Russian President Vladimir Putin as "the main war criminal of the 21st century".
Europe's East 04-05-2022

‘Russia commits agricultural terrorism in Ukraine’

Despite the Russian aggression, Ukraine continues to produce grain and oilseeds and remains an exporter, although crops are exported by land, as as Russia has blocked all Ukrainian sea ports in Black and Azov seas, writes Roman Rukomeda.
Global Europe 03-05-2022

Russia says Israel supports neo-Nazis in row over Ukraine

Russia’s foreign ministry accused Israel on Tuesday (3 May) of supporting neo-Nazis in Ukraine, further escalating a row which began when Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov claimed Adolf Hitler had Jewish origins. Israel lambasted Lavrov on Monday, saying his claim...
Global Europe 03-05-2022

Russia fires missiles at Odesa, Ukraine sinks two Russian patrol boats

Russia on Monday (2 May) launched a fresh assault on the critical Ukrainian port of Odesa as the United States warned that Moscow was preparing formally to annex embattled regions in the east.
Europe's East 02-05-2022

‘Ukraine is getting ready for a long war’

A majority of Ukrainians think that the war with Russia will take a couple of months or longer - up to the end of the year – but it will culminate with a victory over Putin’s Russia, writes Roman Rukomeda.
Technology 29-04-2022

Russian missile kills Radio Liberty journalist in Kyiv

Russia killed a journalist from the US-backed broadcaster Radio Liberty in a missile attack on Kyiv during a visit to the Ukrainian capital by the secretary-general of the United Nations, the broadcaster said on Friday (29 April).
Europe's East 27-04-2022

‘Russian mines are a big crime against Ukraine and humanity’

Among the latest deadly novelties of Russia is a mine called "Medallion", equipped with a seismic sensor to detect the approach of a person and the release of explosive charge into the air, writes Roman Rukomeda.