Last Soviet Union leader is dead

August 31, 2022 BBC 0

Mikhail Gorbachev, the former Soviet leader who brought the Cold War to a peaceful end, has died aged 91. Mr Gorbachev, who took power in 1985, opened up the then-USSR to the world and introduced a set of reforms at home. But he was unable to prevent the slow collapse of the Soviet Union, from which modern Russia emerged. Tributes Read More

ILO governing body wants Russia to end aggression in Ukraine

June 15, 2022 Blueprint 0

The 34th session of the Governing Body of the International Labour Organization (ILO) has called on Russian Federation to immediately and unconditionally cease its aggression against Ukraine. It requested the ILO Director-General to prepare for consideration at the Governing Body’s 346th Session, in October–November 2022, detailed options for the possible relocation of the ILO’s Decent Work Technical Support Team and Read More

Will sanctions against Russia lead to global food disaster?

June 1, 2022 Frank Okechukwu 0

“There is really no true solution to the problem of global food security without bringing back the agriculture production of Ukraine and the food and fertiliser production of Russia and Belarus into world markets despite the war.” These blunt words by UN Secretary-General António Guterres describe the present global food crisis. As the U.S. and the G7 (Canada, France, Germany, Read More

Sustain sanctions against Russia, UK tells World leaders

May 13, 2022 Blueprint 0

International sanctions against Russia should only be lifted when all of its troops have left Ukraine, the UK’s foreign secretary has said. Liz Truss told a meeting of G7 foreign ministers in Germany that Russian President Vladimir Putin must face a defeat that prevents further aggression. “Putin is humiliating himself on the world stage,” she said, adding that he must Read More

Russia won’t deploy nuclear weapons to Ukraine – Foreign ministry

May 6, 2022 Blueprint 0

Russia’s foreign ministry has rejected speculations about possible deployment of nuclear weapons to Ukraine, saying such a move “is not the Kremlin’s goal.” Foreign ministry spokesperson Alexei Zaitsev said there were clear guidelines for such deployment under Russia’s nuclear doctrine. He added that nuclear weapons deployment was not applicable to the realisation of the goals set within the framework of Read More

Concerns over Putin’s health heightens as Russian leader shakes during meetings

April 27, 2022 Blueprint 0

Vladimir Putin’s health is again under the microscope after footage emerged appearing to show him trembling uncontrollably. The Russian leader has long been rumoured to be hiding a serious condition, perhaps Parkinson’s, amid the war in Ukraine. But new footage of a meeting between him and his Belarusian ally Aleksandr Lukashenko at the Kremlin shows Putin hold his arm to his Read More

UN chief Guterres to meet Russia’s Putin as Ukraine war escalates

April 26, 2022 Blueprint 0

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres is due to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow later on Tuesday but expectations from the meeting are said to be low after several failed diplomatic efforts so far. The talks between Putin and Guterres are expected to focus on the besieged city of Mariupol where, despite declaring a victory, Russian forces have failed Read More

From 3 miles, Ukrainian missile blows Russian tank up

April 22, 2022 Blueprint 0

The moment a Russian tank was blown up by a Ukrainian missile fired from almost three miles away has been captured on camera. Footage of the anti-tank missile in action has been released by 128th Mountain Assault Brigade – a unit of the Ukrainian Army. The shaky video shows the Russian vehicle caught in the missile system’s crosshairs before the Read More

Russia loses 8 top military generals in Ukraine

April 18, 2022 Mirror 0

Vladimir Putin’s eighth top general has died in the war with Ukraine, with a funeral service taking place this week. Russian forces admitted that Major General Vladimir Frolov had been killed, saying he ‘died a heroic death in battle’. It comes after the flagship Russian warship the Moskva sunk in the Black Sea, which Ukraine claims was due to a missile strike. Despite Read More

You are escalating crisis in Ukraine, Russia tells U.S., NATO

April 16, 2022 Editor 0

Russia has sent a formal diplomatic note to the United States warning that U.S. and NATO shipments of the “most sensitive” weapons systems to Ukraine were “adding fuel” to the conflict there and could bring “unpredictable consequences.” The diplomatic démarche came as President Biden approved a dramatic expansion in the scope of weapons being provided to Ukraine, an $800 million Read More

Ukraine invasion: Russian state TV declares beginning of World war 3

April 16, 2022 Editor 0

Russian state TV says World War Three has already started after the sinking of the Moskva. The Kremlin’s main propaganda mouthpiece went into meltdown last night after the flagship of the Black Sea Fleet was taken out. Officials have refused to acknowledge Ukraine’s claims it struck the ship with cruise missiles, an operation which would be one of Kyiv’s biggest military Read More

World’s largest oil traders to completely phase out Russian crude

The oil traders expect to completely abandon all trading activities involving Russian crude by the end of 2022. Commodity major Vitol plans to wind down its activities involving Russian crude oil by the end of the year, Bloomberg has reported, citing a spokesman for the company. Trade with Russian oil “will diminish significantly in the second quarter as current term Read More

Breaking: Many killed, injured in Ukraine train station attack as Russia drops denial note

April 8, 2022 Agency Report 0

About 30 people were killed and more than 100 injured Friday in a Russian rocket attack on the Kramatorsk train station, one of the easternmost stations still operating in Ukraine, the country’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in a statement. The station was being used to evacuate civilians from eastern Ukraine’s Donbas region. “Lacking the strength and courage to stand up to Read More

Breaking: UK sanctions 2 Vladimir Putin’s daughters for ‘lavish lifestyle’

April 8, 2022 Metro 0

The United Kingdom (UK) has announced sanctions against Russian President Vladimir Putin’s two known daughters in a bid to undermine their ‘lavish lifestyles’. The Putin’s daughters are Katerina Tikhonova and Mariya Vorontsova. The sanctions will include tough restrictions. The UK has coordinated these sanctions with the US, in another show of global unity on action against Russia’s illegal invasion of Read More

‘Triumphant’ Ukrainian forces retake entire capital Kyiv from Russian troops

April 2, 2022 BBC 0

Ukraine’s deputy defence minister says the country’s forces have retaken the whole Kyiv region. Hanna Malyar said in an update on Saturday: “The whole Kyiv region is liberated from the invader.” Her claim was not immediately verified but Ukrainian forces have been retaking territory around the capital city in recent days as Russian forces pull out.

Breaking: UK missile shoots down Russian Military helicopter in Ukraine

April 2, 2022 Metro 0

A British anti-aircraft missile has been used to shoot down a Russian helicopter in its first use in Ukraine, it has been reported. Starstreak is an advanced high-velocity missile that destroys targets using three laser-guided darts and was supplied to Ukraine by Britain in March. Footage of the alleged moment the weapon was deployed shows a Mi-28N helicopter in the Luhansk Read More

‘Russia-Ukraine war has claimed 148 children, destroyed 797 schools’

April 1, 2022 John Oba 0

The Ukraine Defence Attaché in Nigeria, Col. Andrii Vasyliev, has disclosed that so far 148 children have been killed and more than 230 other kids injured. Vasyliev also revealed that 797 educational institutions had been damaged by bombing and shelling, adding that 76 of them had been completely destroyed. He said as a result of the development, all Ukrainian schools Read More

Russia’s sanctions threatens U.S. dollar, IMF raises alarm

April 1, 2022 Reuters 0

Financial sanctions imposed on Russia threaten to gradually dilute the dominance of the U.S. dollar and could result in a more fragmented international monetary system, Gita Gopinath, IMF’s First Deputy Managing Director, told The Financial Times. Russia has been hit with a plethora of sanctions from the United States and its allies for its late-February invasion of Ukraine. Russia has Read More

Putin the wounded bully

March 29, 2022 Blueprint 0

It’s more than a month since Russia launched a full-scale military invasion of Ukraine. What was supposed to be a lightning operation to capture key cities and enforce regime change in Kyiv has turned into a bloody war of attrition. As experts have noted, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has bitten more than he can chew. His bigger and better equipped Read More

Ukrainian troops kill another Russian top military commander

March 27, 2022 BBC 0

Russian general Lt Gen Yakov Rezantsev has been killed in a strike near the southern city of Kherson, according to Ukraine’s defence ministry Rezantsev was the commander of Russia’s 49th combined army. A western official said he was the seventh general to die in Ukraine, and the second lieutenant general – the highest rank officer reportedly killed.