Before the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin explained his vision for the Ukrainian state. He said, “Modern Ukraine was entirely and fully created by Russia, specifically Bolshevik and Communist Russia. This process began almost immediately after the 1917 revolution, and moreover Lenin and his associates did itRead More →

👋 Halito!* Welcome to Wednesday, when the first war crimes trial against a Russian soldier since Moscow invaded Ukraine opens in Kyiv, Kim Jong-un slams North Korean officials’ response to the coronavirus outbreak and Mexico’s National Missing Persons Registry takes a grim step. Meanwhile, the Ukrainian media Livy Bereg examinesRead More →

NATO foreign ministers met in Berlin on Saturday to discuss the war in Ukraine. The two-day gathering also brought together the foreign ministers of Sweden and Finland, which are about to join the military alliance. Germany has also hosted senior diplomats from wealthy Group of Seven countries to discuss Russia’sRead More →

Vendors at Bang Kapi market in Bangkok have raised their prices due to the impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. (Photo: Varuth Hirunyatheb) In recent months, there have been positive signs that the world is getting back to normal after the Covid-19 pandemic. People have worked tirelessly over the pastRead More →

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky discussed strengthening Ukraine’s security support with Norwegian Storting President Masud Gharahkhani, who visited Ukraine. “I am happy to meet you. I am grateful for the support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, as well as for the opportunity to speak in your parliament,” ZelenskyRead More →

“Flirt ja, heiraten nein(“Flirting yes, marrying no!”) This was recently said by the president of one of the largest Swiss soldiers’ associations, Stefan Holenstein, about Switzerland’s relations with NATO. It may sound frivolous, but Holenstein was serious: his argument, motivated by Russia‘s war in Ukraine, was that Switzerland should workRead More →

A satellite image shows an overview of the Azovstal Steelworks, Ukraine’s last military stronghold that also serves as a civilian shelter in Mariupol, Ukraine, on April 29. (Maxar Technologies/Reuters) Some civilians were evacuated from the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol after a ceasefire was declared, according to a commander ofRead More →