Ukraine President Encourages Glastonbury Festival-Goers to Defend Freedom

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky addressed the Glastonbury music festival in Somerset, England, on Friday, June 24, in a video that was played before The Libertines’ set. In the video, Zelensky calls Glastonbury “the greatest concentration of freedom these days” and encourages the crowd to “spread the truth about Russia’s war.” According to social media posts, … Read more

‘We can live in peace’: Ukrainian family transitions to new life in NS – Halifax

Mike and Anastasia Kashura are familiar with fleeing. In 2014, the couple left their first home of Luhansk, Ukraine behind, when Russia first invaded Crimea, in the eastern part of the country. Anastasia was nine months pregnant with their first son, Sviatoslav. “He’s a child of war. He was born in 2014, first of July,” … Read more

European Union makes Ukraine a candidate for membership

The European Union agreed Thursday to put Ukraine on a path toward EU membership, acting with uncharacteristic speed and unity to pull the embattled country further away from Russia’s influence and bind it more closely to the West. Meeting at a summit in Brussels, leaders of the EU’s 27 nations mustered the required unanimous approval … Read more

Western leaders look to G7 summit to renew resolve on Ukraine

Issued on: 06/24/2022 – 06:56 World leaders including US President Joe Biden will seek to close ranks at back-to-back summits from Sunday on offering emphatic support to help Ukraine repel Russian invaders as the relentless war puts international unity to the test. Follow FRANCE 24’s liveblog for all the latest developments. All times Paris time … Read more

EU champion Airbus has deep links to Chinese military industrial complex, report says – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Top European planemaker Airbus has advanced technology sharing and manufacturing agreements with entities linked to China’s state-run military apparatus, a new report shows. The findings will beg questions about how long Europe’s aviation champion can continue to secure its strong market position in China with such local partnerships, … Read more

Students Shelter for Months in Kharkiv University Dorm Basement

Footage posted on June 22 by Ukraine’s public broadcaster, Suspilne, shows the living quarters of university students in Kharkiv who were forced to shelter in the basement of their dorm building at the start of the war. In the report, Oleksandr Goryunov, a student at Kharkiv National University, shows the living situation of 30 students … Read more

EU backs Ukraine’s membership bid to ‘live the European dream’

Ukraine EU candidate signals major shift in European geopolitics Putin seeks to play down EU issue Battle for Sievierodonetsk grinds on Russian media says two Americans caught fighting for Ukraine BRUSSELS/KYIV, Ukraine, June 17 (Reuters) – The European Union gave its blessing on Friday for Ukraine and its neighbor Moldova to become candidates to join … Read more

Russia’s economy holds up in the face of sanctions – but will it last?

The Russian economy has held up surprisingly well in the face of Western sanctions designed to cripple it – with the rouble becoming the world’s best performing currency so far this year. Soaring oil prices have once more proven a boon for this fossil fuel-dependent economy. Beneath the surface, however, supply shortages in some sectors … Read more

Ukraine’s Lysychansk under ‘massive’ Russian bombardment

Issued on: 06/22/2022 – 07:09Modified: 06/22/2022 – 07:14 Ukrainian forces are facing “massive” and relentless artillery attacks in the strategic eastern city of Lysychansk, Kyiv warned on Wednesday, as Russian troops gained ground throughout the Donbas region. Follow FRANCE 24’s liveblog for all the latest developments. All times Paris time (GMT+2). 10:05am: Luhansk governor calls … Read more