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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.
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".
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.
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 26-04-2022

Commission plans to upgrade EU judicial agency to protect evidence of war crimes

The European Commission has proposed reinforcing the mandate of Eurojust, the EU judicial agency, to facilitate the collection and protection of evidence of war crimes in Ukraine. 
Global Europe 22-04-2022

Russian general says Moscow aim is to leave Ukraine as a landlocked country

A Russian general declared on that Moscow wants to seize all of southern and eastern Ukraine, as it presses on with a new offensive after its campaign to capture the capital Kyiv collapsed last month.
Global Europe 22-04-2022

UK and Canada protest Russia’s ‘perverse’ participation in IMF meeting

British Finance Minister Rishi Sunak and his Canadian counterpart Chrystia Freeland walked out of an International Monetary Fund (IMF) meeting in Washington to protest the invasion of Ukraine when Russia's delegate spoke on Thursday (21 April).
Europe's East 20-04-2022

‘History will not forget war crimes’ in Ukraine: EU chief

EU chief Charles Michel said Wednesday (20 April) that there must be justice for war crimes committed in Ukraine as he toured the devastated town of Borodianka on a visit to the country.
Global Europe 18-04-2022

Zelenskyy condemns shelling as bodies line streets of Mariupol

Ukrainian authorities condemned Russian artillery attacks on cities in the northeast and the continuing siege of the southern port city of Mariupol, of which Moscow said it had taken almost full control, following almost two months of bloody fighting.
Europe's East 14-04-2022

Russia says blast cripples Black Sea flagship, Ukraine claims missile strike

Russia said on Thursday (14 April) the flagship of its Black Sea fleet was seriously damaged and its crew evacuated following an explosion that a Ukrainian official said was the result of a missile strike.
Global Europe 14-04-2022

Ukraine is ‘crime scene’ says international criminal court as thousands flee

War crimes prosecutors visiting the site of civilian killings called Ukraine a "crime scene" Wednesday (13 April), as tens of thousands of Ukrainians fled their country in advance of a fresh assault to the east.
Europe's East 12-04-2022

Ukraine rights group tells top UN body that rape used as weapon of war

The United Nations is increasingly hearing accounts of rape and sexual violence in Ukraine, a senior UN official told the Security Council, as a Ukrainian human rights group accused Russian troops of using rape as a weapon of war.
Global Europe 12-04-2022

Putin visit: Austrian Chancellor urges investigation of war crimes

During a visit to the Kremlin, Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer urged Putin to investigate war crimes in Ukraine and establish humanitarian corridors, but the proposals were not well recieved.
Global Europe 12-04-2022

Ukraine says tens of thousands killed in Mariupol, accuses Russia of abuses

Ukraine on Monday (11 April) said tens of thousands of people have likely been killed in Russia's assault on the southeastern city of Mariupol while the country's rights ombudswoman accused Russian forces in the region of torture and executions.
Global Europe 11-04-2022

Ukraine says 1,200 bodies found near Kyiv as east braces for Donbas onslaught

Ukraine said Sunday it had found more than 1,200 bodies in the Kyiv region, the scene of atrocities allegedly committed by Russian troops, as residents in the country's east braced -- or fled -- ahead of an expected massive offensive.
Europe's East 10-04-2022

Civilians flee east Ukraine as Kyiv readies for Donbas battle

Ukraine is preparing for "big battles" against Moscow's forces in the east of the country, officials in Kyiv said, as thousands of civilians flee in fear of an imminent Russian offensive.
Global Europe 09-04-2022

Zelenskyy calls for ‘firm global response’ to train station bombing

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called for a "firm global response" Friday after a missile strike killed 52 people at a train station in eastern Ukraine where civilians had gathered to flee a feared Russian offensive.
Global Europe 08-04-2022

EU accuses Russia of train attack as von der Leyen, Borrell head to Kyiv

The EU accused Russia of a deadly attack on a train station in eastern Ukraine on Friday (8 April)  as European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen headed to Kyiv.
Global Europe 07-04-2022

Ukraine seeks ruinous sanctions on Russia amid European hesitancy

Ukraine wants sanctions that are economically destructive enough for Russia to end its war after accusing some countries of still prioritising money over punishment for civilian killings that the West condemns as war crimes.
Global Europe 06-04-2022

India condemns killings in Ukraine’s Bucha in apparent hardening of stance

India on Tuesday (5 April) condemned the killings of civilians in Ukraine's Bucha and called for an independent investigation, having earlier declined to explicitly criticise the invasion of Ukraine by its long-time partner Russia.