Russian oil pipeline reopens after Hungary settles bill with Ukraine

August 12, 2022 Blessing Anaro, Lagos 0

Hungary’s main oil conglomerate has said it would pay an outstanding bill owed by Russia’s oil pipeline operator to the Ukrainian authorities, clearing the way for Russian oil deliveries to resume to three Central European countries. Analysts described the financial arrangement as an unexpected boomerang effect of sanctions imposed on Moscow. The conglomerate, MOL Group, an administrator of the Hungarian Read More

US move to send heavier rockets to Ukraine as war rages

June 1, 2022 Blueprint 0

The US will send Ukraine more advanced rocket systems to help it defend itself, President Biden has announced. The weapons, long requested by Ukraine, are to help it strike enemy forces more precisely from a longer distance. Until now, the US had refused the request out of fear the weapons could be used against targets in Russia. But on Wednesday, 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

Ukraine invasion: China declares cyber war against Russians

April 29, 2022 Blueprint 0

A Chinese affiliated hacker group is targeting Russians using malware disguised as legitimate documents and downloads, cyber security experts have claimed. China’s alleged actions against Russia is another twist in the complex relationship between the two countries. Presently, China has not condemned Russia for its military actions in Ukraine – but they are reportedly altering their cyber position in response Read More

Understanding China’s position on Ukraine conflict

April 20, 2022 Olalekan A. Babatunde 0

Recent history indicates that China abhors war or violence of any kind. Since its brief war against Vietnam in 1979 and border dispute with India for the first time in more than four decades, China has not been at a full-scale war with anyone. Instead, China builds and not bombs. It is building bridges across the multipolar and multicultural world. 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

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 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

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.

Europe acted too late to stop Russia – Ukraine President

March 25, 2022 Blueprint 0

Ukraine’s leader Volodymyr Zelensky on Thursday night delivered an address to the European Council summit in Brussels. He outlined Russia’s destruction and damage to his country, and thanked Europe for uniting in their support for Ukraine. Then, in his characteristic forthright style, he told European leaders that they had acted too late in stopping Russia. “You have applied sanctions. We Read More

[Breaking] Ukraine invasion: U.S. heaps more sanctions on Russian lawmakers, elites, others

March 24, 2022 Bloomberg 0

The U.S. announced a new package of sanctions on Russian elites, lawmakers and defense companies, punishments designed to ramp up pressure on Moscow over its invasion of Ukraine.  The measures announced Thursday during summit meetings between President Joe Biden and NATO, as well as the Group of Seven, will be followed by others to reduce Europe’s reliance on Russian oil Read More

Russia planning chemical attack on Ukraine, envoy alleges

March 24, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Defence Attache to the Embassy of Ukraine in the Nigeria, Colonel Andrii Vasyliev, has called for sanctions against Russia, insisting that Russia was planning chemical attack on Ukraine and has perpetrated war crimes with attacks targeted at children, even as women have been raped by Russian soldiers. Vasyliev, who made the call while speaking to journalists in Abuja, expressed Read More

Pope Francis slams verdict on Russia-Ukraine war

March 21, 2022 Blueprint 0

Denouncing Russia’s repugnant war against Ukraine as a cruel and sacrilegious inhumanity, Pope Francis on Sunday told thousands of people in St. Peter’s Square that every day brought more atrocities in a senseless massacre”. In some of his strongest words yet since Russia’s February 24 invasion, Francis said there was “no justification for this”. He said this in an apparent Read More

Russian forces kidnapping Ukrainian citizens, blocking aid – Official

March 19, 2022 Agency Report 0

A top official in Mariupol accused Russian forces of taking thousands of Ukrainian citizens against their will across the border into Russia. Pyotr Andryuschenko, an assistant to the city’s mayor, said that the Mariupol residents had been taken without their passports, and that he feared they could be compelled into forced labour, The New York Times reported.  Aid agencies are Read More

Google, YouTube engaging in terrorist activities, Russia alleges

March 19, 2022 AFP 0

Russian regulators on Friday accused US tech giant Google and its video subsidiary YouTube of “terrorist” activities, the first step towards a possible access ban. Russia has already blocked access to other global tech giants including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as well as several independent media. Russian media regulator Roskomnadzor said YouTube users “are sharing adverts with calls to shut down railway Read More

OPEC foresees challenges to oil demand from Ukraine war, inflation

OPEC said on Tuesday that oil demand in 2022 faced challenges from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and rising inflation as crude prices soar, increasing the likelihood of reductions to its forecast for robust demand this year. Oil prices shot above $139 a barrel this month, hitting peaks not seen since 2008, as Western sanctions tightened on Moscow over its invasion Read More

Ukraine invasion: EU slams sanctions on Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich

March 16, 2022 Blueprint 0

The European Union imposed sanctions Tuesday on Chelsea football club owner Roman Abramovich as part of a new package of measures targeting Russia and President Vladimir Putin’s close allies. The EU included the Russian oligarch in its updated list of individuals facing assets freeze and travel bans over their role in the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The 55-year-old Abramovich had Read More

Ukrainian troops kill fourth Russian Military General

March 16, 2022 BBC 0

Ukrainian officials say they have killed a fourth Russian general in a sign that Moscow’s commanders are increasingly being forced to lead from the front. Anton Gerashchenko, an advisor at Kyiv’s interior ministry, claimed on Telegram that Ukrainian forces killed Russian Major General Oleg Mityaev during intense fighting on the outskirts of the south-eastern city of Mariupol. The BBC cannot Read More

Ukraine reveals how Russian troops killed civilians during evacuation as France heaps more accusation on Putin

March 13, 2022 Agency Report 0

Ukraine accused Russian forces on Saturday of killing seven civilians in an attack on women and children trying to flee fighting near Kyiv, and France said Russian President Vladimir Putin had shown he was not ready to make peace. The Ukrainian intelligence service said the seven, including one child, were killed as they fled the village of Peremoha and that Read More

We will attack US Military shipments to Ukraine, Russia warns

March 12, 2022 TheSun 0

Russia could target Western shipments of military equipment to Ukraine, a senior Moscow diplomat has said after Joe Biden warned of “World War Three”. Deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov said Russia had warned the US that “pumping weapons from a number of countries it orchestrates isn’t just a dangerous move, it’s an action that makes those convoys legitimate targets”. He Read More

Ukraine invasion: Premier League terminates broadcast deal with Russia

March 9, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Premier League has suspended its broadcast deal with Russia following the country’s invasion of neighbouring Ukraine. The move will take effect immediately, meaning Thursday’s four matches will not be shown in the country. The matter took only 15 minutes of a four-hour meeting of all 20 clubs in London on Tuesday to agree. The English top flight also says Read More

Ukraine/Russia: Nigeria, others may face commodity supply disruptions – IMF

March 9, 2022 Blessing Anaro, Lagos 0

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says countries that have very close economic links with Ukraine and Russia are at particular risk of scarcity and supply disruptions. It added that poor households across the world would suffer from the increase in food and fuel prices, as the Ukraine-Russia war persists. The Washington-based Fund said this in a press statement, which was Read More