US to end Russia’s ability to pay international investors

WASHINGTON — The U.S. will close the last avenue for Russia to pay its billions in debt back to international investors on Wednesday, making a Russian default on its debts for the first time since the Bolshevik Revolution all but inevitable. The Treasury Department said in a notification that does not plan to renew the … Read more

Invasion of Ukraine ‘More Than Just a European Issue,’ Biden Tells Summit Heads in Asia

President Joe Biden told fellow Indo-Pacific leaders assembled for a four-country summit Tuesday that they were navigating “a dark hour in our shared history” due to Russia’s brutal war on Ukraine and he urged the group to make greater effort to stop Vladimir Putin’s aggression. “This is more than just a European issue. It’s a … Read more

‘Never Have I Been So Ashamed’: Russian Envoy Criticizes War

A veteran Russian diplomat to the U.N. Office at Geneva says he handed in his resignation before sending out a scathing letter to foreign colleagues inveighing against the “aggressive war unleashed” by Russian President Vladimir Putin in Ukraine. Boris Bondarev, 41, confirmed his resignation in a letter delivered Monday morning after a diplomatic official passed … Read more

Sen. Klobuchar Says It’s Important Sweden, Finland Join NATO

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Sen. Amy Klobuchar says it’s very important that Sweden and Finland join NATO, as Russia continues it’s war on Ukraine. The Democratic senator joined others at the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis Monday. “Putin believed that the world was so divided and coming out of this pandemic, that we would just let … Read more

‘Never have I been so ashamed’: Russian envoy criticizes war

DAVOS, Switzerland — A veteran Russian diplomat to the U.N. Office at Geneva says he handed in his resignation before sending out a scathing letter to foreign colleagues inveighing against the “aggressive war unleashed” by Russian President Vladimir Putin in Ukraine. Boris Bondarev, 41, confirmed his resignation in a letter delivered Monday morning after a … Read more

Russian sentenced to life in Ukraine’s 1st war crimes trial

A Ukrainian court has sentenced a 21-year-old Russian soldier to life in prison for killing a Ukrainian civilian By ELENA BECATOROS, OLEKSANDR STASHEVSKYI and RICARDO MAZALAN Associated Press May 23, 2022, 10:25 AM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article KYIV, Ukraine — A Ukrainian court sentenced a 21-year-old Russian soldier … Read more

Ukraine opens first war crimes trial of captured Russian

KYIV, Ukraine — Journalists packed a small courtroom in Kyiv for the trial of a captured Russian soldier accused of killing a Ukrainian civilian in the early days of the war — the first of dozens of war crimes cases that Ukraine’s top prosecutor said her office is pursuing. As the trial of 21-year-old Russian … Read more

Ukraine Says Russia Withdraws From Kharkiv, Batters East

Russian troops are withdrawing from Ukraine’s second-largest city after weeks of heavy bombardment, the Ukrainian military said Saturday as Kyiv and Moscow’s forces engaged in a grinding battle for the country’s east. Ukraine’s general staff said the Russians were pulling back from the northeastern city of Kharkiv and focusing on guarding supply routes, while launching … Read more

Ukraine: Russians Withdraw From City of Kharkiv, Batter East

Russian troops are withdrawing from Ukraine’s second-largest city after weeks of heavy bombardment, the Ukrainian military said Saturday, as Kyiv and Moscow’s forces engaged in a grinding battle for the country’s eastern industrial heartland. Ukraine’s general staff said the Russians were pulling back from the northeastern city of Kharkiv and focusing on guarding supply routes, … Read more

Russia Continues Steel Mill Airstrikes as Ukraine Seeks Prisoner Swap

Russian forces were continuing their airstrikes on the Azovstal steel mill in Mariupol and pressing their advance on towns in eastern Ukraine, the general staff of Ukraine’s armed forces said Thursday. The bombardment came as Ukraine offered to release Russian prisoners of war in exchange for the safe evacuation of the badly injured fighters that … Read more

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