Russian forces bombed a village school in eastern Ukraine killing about 60 people, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said, as Russia prepared to mark the 9 May anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two.
President Vladimir Putin will send a "doomsday" warning to the West when he leads celebrations on 9 May marking the 77th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany, brandishing Russia's vast firepower while its forces fight on in 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...
The Russian invader army is destroying historical monuments not only linked to the history of Ukraine, but of World War II and the Holocaust, and still their leaders have the arrogance of accusing Ukraine of fascism, writes Roman Rukomeda.
Japan reacted angrily on Tuesday (22 March) after Russia withdrew from peace treaty talks with Japan and froze joint economic projects related to the disputed Kuril islands because of sanctions imposed by Tokyo over Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Greater deep-sea economic activities have increased the risk of harm from munitions and chemical weapons dumped into European seas during the first and second world wars, EU Environment Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius has said.
Belarus strongman Alexander Lukashenko Tuesday (22 June) accused modern Germany of Nazism on the 80th anniversary of Hitler's invasion of the USSR and a day after coordinated Western sanctions on his country.
President Vladimir Putin on Sunday (9 May) vowed Russia will "firmly" defend national interests and denounced the return of "Russophobia", as the country marked the 76th anniversary of victory in World War II.
French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday (18 June) made his first overseas trip since the coronavirus outbreak began, visiting London to mark the 80th anniversary of wartime resistance leader Charles de Gaulle's rallying cry against Nazi occupation from the British capital.
President Vladimir Putin set a new date of 24 June for a grand Red Square military parade he was forced to postpone over a coronavirus outbreak that is still triggering thousands of new infections each day.
Germany has been forced to cancel public events to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of World War Two in Europe but Berliners need no ceremonies to remember their downfall - the scars of war are all around them.
The mayor of one of the Czech capital's districts said on Tuesday (28 April) he had been put under police protection due to a threat that a Russian man had been sent to kill him, escalating a row between Prague and Moscow.
US President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin issued a rare joint statement on Saturday (25 April) commemorating a 1945 World War Two link-up of US and Soviet troops on their way to defeat Nazi Germany as an example of how their countries can cooperate.
President Vladimir Putin, citing the deepening coronavirus crisis, said on Thursday (16 April) Russia would postpone its 9 May celebrations including a huge military parade across Red Square to mark 75 years since the Soviet victory in World War Two.
Poland's government appointed a new director of the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews on Thursday (27 February), as the ruling nationalists face accusations of politicising museums to reflect their view of history.
Poland’s prime minister said he wants to visit Russia to commemorate the victims of a World War Two massacre and 2010 plane crash, amid heightened tensions with Moscow after recent comments by Vladimir Putin about Poland’s historical role.
French President Emmanuel Macron visits Poland on Monday and Tuesday (3-4 February) in an effort to reset frosty ties at a time when the departure of Britain from the European Union is reshaping political alliances in the 27-member bloc.
The presidents of Israel and Poland called on Monday (27 January) for greater efforts to combat anti-Semitism as the world marked 75 years since the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp amid concerns over a global resurgence of anti-Jewish prejudice.