- Ukraine war: 'Concessions are not an option,' Kyiv says, as Polish President Duda speaks in capital
Mykhailo Podolyak, an adviser to Ukraine's president Zelensky, said the country would not agree to a ceasefire and said Kyiv would not accept any deal with Moscow that involved ceding territory.
Daily Mail. Sun, 22 May 2022 17:48:19 +0100.
- Fate of 2,500 Ukrainian fighters taken prisoner from steel plant stirs concern
With Russia claiming to have taken prisoner nearly 2,500 Ukrainian fighters from the besieged Mariupol steel plant, concerns grew about their fate as a Moscow-backed separatist leader vowed they would face tribunals.
Ap. ABC News. Sun, 22 May 2022 11:32:23 +0000.
- Ukraine rules out ceasefire as concerns grow for fighters taken prisoner by Russia
Ukraine has ruled out agreeing to a ceasefire with Russia - and said it will not accept any deal with Moscow that involves giving up territory.
Sky News. Sun, 22 May 2022 02:04:00 +0100.
- Morgan Freeman, Rob Reiner included among nearly 1,000 Americans banned from Russia
Actors and filmmakers Morgan Freeman and Rob Reiner were included on a list of 963 Americans banned from entering Russia released by the country's foreign ministry on Saturday. ...
Chloe Folmar. The Hill. Sat, 21 May 2022 23:28:51 +0000.
- Russia-Ukraine live news: Moscow intensifies push for Donbas
After ending weeks of Ukrainian resistance in Mariupol, Russia is waging a major offensive in Luhansk.
Al Jazeera. Sat, 21 May 2022 20:56:03 +0000.
- Russia Ukraine war: Russia claims Mariupol steel mill capture, concern for prisoners
Concern mounted on Saturday over the fate of the Ukrainian fighters who became Moscow's prisoners as Russia claimed seizure of the steel plant-turned-fortress in Mariupol, capping a nearly three-month siege that has left the ...
New Zealand Herald. Sun, 22 May 2022 07:32:45 +1200.
- Russian senior lawmaker doubts NATO will deploy troops to western Ukraine
"Nevertheless, in case we imagine this fantastical, from my point of view, assumption [about the deployment of NATO forces to western Ukraine], Russia will be capable of standing up to anyone," Slutsky said
Tass. Sat, 21 May 2022 20:15:03 +0300.
- Russia Could 'Blackmail' World Amid Global Food Crisis, Ukrainian Presidential Adviser Warns
In an interview with Current Time, Ukrainian president adviser Mykhaylo Podolyak has warned that Moscow aims to destroy Ukraine's agricultural infrastructure and exploit a global food crisis set off by the war.
Radio Liberty. Sat, 21 May 2022 16:42:02 +0000.
- Russian Forces Are Attempting Another Crossing of the Seversky Donets River, Ukraine Says
The 650-mile-long Seversky Donets River originates in Russia and meanders southeast through the Donbas region before re-entering Russian territory.
Andrew E. Kramer. New York Times. Sat, 21 May 2022 11:38:05 +0000.
- Russia halts gas supplies to Finland
Finland has refused to pay for gas in roubles but also angered Moscow by applying to join Nato.
BBC News. Sat, 21 May 2022 06:17:15 GMT.
- Ukrainian oligarch seeks to distance himself from Russia by mulling sale of superyacht
He has previously financially backed a former Ukrainian president who was supported by the Kremlin.
Straits Times. Sat, 21 May 2022 09:58:55 +0800.
- Mariupol: Russia declares complete victory at Azovstal plant
Ukraine says the last defenders at the besieged site have been given permission to leave.
BBC News. Fri, 20 May 2022 22:14:07 GMT.
- Hillary Clinton approved sharing debunked Trump-Russia claims with media: Campaign manager
Hillary Clinton personally approved sharing a false theory linking former President Trump to Russia even though the allegations had not been vetted, the manager of her 2016 campaign testified in court on Friday.
Jeff Mordock. Washington Times. Fri, 20 May 2022 11:53:36 -0400.
- Brittney Griner Involved In Possible Prisoner Swap With Russia
The Biden administration is considering a prisoner swap that would free Brittney Griner from detention in Russia in exchange for notorious illegal arms dealer Viktor Bout, according to sources and Russian media.
By Gerald Posner, Contributor. Forbes. Thu, 19 May 2022 13:35:07 -0400.
- Germany's Schroeder loses office amid anger over Russia ties
- McDonald's era in Russia coming to a close, restaurants sold
McDonald's is selling all of its restaurants in Russia 30 years after the burger chain became a powerful symbol of easing Cold War tensions between the United States and Soviet Union.
Dee-ann Durbin. Washington Times. Thu, 19 May 2022 09:42:54 -0400.
- Oil & Gas Stock Roundup: Shell's Russia Exit, Occidental Q1 Earnings & More
Apart from Shell (SHEL) and Occidental Petroleum (OXY), there was news regarding Petrobras (PBR), Equinor (EQNR) and The Williams Companies (WMB) during the week.
Nilanjan Choudhury. Zacks. Thu, 19 May 2022 12:15:00 GMT.
- Google Russia to file for bankruptcy after Russian government seizes assets
Google will continue to make free services like Search, YouTube, Gmail, Maps, Android, and Play available to users in Russia.
ZDNet. Wed, 18 May 2022 21:43:00 +0000.
- Ukrainian soldiers leaving Mariupol could be tried for war crimes, claims Russia
Ukraine said it hopes for a prisoner swap but Russia has said some soldiers could be investigated for war crimes
Charlene Rodrigues. The Independent. Wed, 18 May 2022 13:57:33 GMT.
- Russian soldier accused of war crimes in Ukraine pleads guilty to killing a civilian
If convicted, Vadim Shishimarin, 21, faces life imprisonment. The Kyiv government has accused Russia of atrocities and brutality against civilians during the invasion.
Sydney Morning Herald. Wed, 18 May 2022 22:36:40 +1000.
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