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Putin likens Western sanctions to war as Russian assault traps Ukrainian civilians

Ukraine Bila Tserkva bomb site

Lviv/Kyiv, Ukraine Reuters Russian President Vladimir Putin said Western sanctions were akin to war as his forces pressed their assault on Ukraine on Saturday for a 10th day and the IMF warned the conflict would have a “severe impact” on the global economy. Moscow and Kyiv traded blame over failed plans for a brief ceasefire […]

Ukraine’s Zelenskiy tells Russia “just stop the bombing” before more ceasefire talks

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy

KyivReuters Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Tuesday Russia must stop bombing Ukrainian cities before meaningful talks on a ceasefire could start, as a first round of negotiations this week had yielded scant progress.  Speaking in an interview in a heavily guarded government compound, Zelenskiy urged NATO members to impose a no fly zone to […]