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

The inside story of Justin Trudeau’s secret trip to Ukraine

OTTAWA — Air raid sirens blared in Kyiv as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and a tiny Canadian delegation made a secret visit on Sunday to the capital amid very real concerns Russia would intensify its war on Ukraine. Yet, said one of those Canadians, “we felt safe. We were kept safe.” Plans were afoot for … Read more

Macron floats European ‘community’ open to Ukraine and UK – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article French President Emmanuel Macron used a speech on Europe Day to put forward a sweeping, avant-garde but detail-light proposal to redraw the political map of the Continent with a new organization that would give Ukraine a closer relationship with the EU short of membership — and could even … Read more

As war rages, Ukraine contemplates years of recovery – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article KYIV — Ukraine’s capital is free, for now, of Russian forces bearing down on its borders. But Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko concedes that doesn’t mean everyone can return safely. It could take “a year” to clean up explosives left in the region, Klitschko recently told a delegation of … Read more

Putin marks Victory Day with little to show for 11-week war

ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine — With no major new battlefield success to boast of, Russian President Vladimir Putin marked his country’s biggest patriotic holiday without even uttering the word “Ukraine,” as the Kremlin’s forces had little to no progress to show for their latest offensive. The Russian leader oversaw a Victory Day parade Monday on Moscow’s Red … Read more

Zelenskyy tells Putin not to ‘appropriate’ victory against Nazis – POLITICO

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Monday told Russia’s Vladimir Putin not to use his Victory Day speech to “appropriate” the defeat of the Nazis in World War II, a conflict in which millions of Ukrainians died. “We will not allow anyone to annex this victory, we will not allow it to be appropriated,” the Ukrainian … Read more

Hero Dog Patron Honored For Mine-Sniffing Efforts In Ukraine

Barking and wagging his tail, Patron and his owner Myhailo Iliev were awarded state honors “For Dedicated Service.” The little dog has sniffed out some 200 explosive devices in the northeastern city of Chernihiv. When Patron started barking, Trudeau patted his pockets, apparently seeking some kind of treat, but came up empty. According to CNN, … Read more

U2’s Bono And The Edge Perform In A Metro Station In Kyiv, Ukraine

Bono, the lead singer of the iconic rock band U2, performed a concert inside a metro station in Kyiv, Ukraine, alongside his bandmate The Edge to show their solidarity with the war-torn country. Bono and The Edge, whose full name is David Howell Evans, performed a rendition of soul singer Ben E. King’s 1961 hit … Read more

Ukraine War: U2 frontman Bono performs in Kyiv metro station – Sky News

Ukraine War: U2 frontman Bono performs in Kyiv metro stationSkyNews U2’s Bono, The Edge do surprise concert for Ukrainian troops in Kyivfoxnews U2’s Bono and the Edge give surprise concert in Kyiv metroGuardianNews Bono, Jill Biden & Justin Trudeau Visit UkraineTMZ See U2’s Bono and the Edge Play Surprise Acoustic Set in Kyiv Bomb Shelterrolling … Read more

G7 Pledges To Phase Out Import Of Russian Oil

LONDON (AP) — Leaders from the Group of Seven developed democracies pledged Sunday to phasing out or banning the import of Russian oil, as they met with Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, for online talks to stress their support and to display unity among Western allies on Victory in Europe Day, which marks Nazi Germany’s surrender … Read more