Vladimir Putin In Rare Interview

Vladimir Putin defended his decision to invade Ukraine in 2022 (File) Moscow: President Vladimir Putin said in an interview released Thursday with controversial right-wing US journalist Tucker Carlson that the West should understand it is “impossible” to defeat Russia in Ukraine. In a two-hour interview with the former Fox News host — coming just ahead … Read more

Zelenskyy says he’s thinking about replacing Ukraine’s military chief   – National

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said he was weighing a possible dismissal of the country’s top military officer, a prospect that has shocked the nation fighting Russia’s invasion and worried Kyiv’s Western allies. Asked whether he was considering the ouster of Gen. Valerii Zaluzhnyi, Zelenskyy told Italian RAI TV in an interview released late Sunday that … Read more

Amid War With Russia, Ukraine’s Zelensky Declares His Income As Part Of Transparency Drive

In 2021, Zelensky and his family reported income of $286,168 Kyiv: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky made public his income over a two-year period on Sunday as part of a drive to promote transparency and root out endemic corruption. In a post on the presidential website, Zelensky noted that his income had declined in 2021 and further in … Read more

At Davos, leaders talked big on rebuilding trust. Can the World Economic Forum make a difference?

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP): Business and political elites descended on the Swiss Alpine snows of Davos to suss out “rebuilding trust” in a splintering world. If there’s any takeaway from the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting — boldly touting that theme — it’s that we still have a long way to go. From full-blown wars in … Read more

Ukraine Starts Rebuilding Towns And Cities As War With Russia Rages On

Mayor of a Ukrainian town said time was running out to breathe life back into towns An excavator belches out fumes as it clears earth and rubble from between the train and bus stations in the Ukrainian town of Trostianets to make way for a reimagined transport hub. Badly damaged in fighting with Russian forces … Read more

83 Countries Hold Ukraine Peace Talks

Zelensky is due to travel to Switzerland on Monday (File) More than 80 countries held talks on Sunday seeking common ground on Ukraine’s peace formula, as the Swiss co-hosts admitted that including Russia in negotiations remains some way off. National security advisors from 83 countries held a fourth round of discussions based on Ukrainian President … Read more

Russia launches ‘massive’ aerial attack on Ukraine, killing at least 20 – National

Russia launched 122 missiles and a score of drones against Ukrainian targets, officials said Friday, killing at least 20 civilians across the country in what an air force official said was the biggest aerial barrage of the war. The Ukrainian air force intercepted most of the ballistic and cruise missiles and the Shahed-type drones overnight, … Read more

On military readiness, ‘everyone is in big trouble’ after Ukraine aid: Trudeau – National

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the amount of military aid NATO allies have been shipping to Ukraine to help its fight against Russia’s invasion means “everyone is in big trouble” with military supplies. “We have stayed strong at a time where bigger countries and countries that play by different rules have tried really hard to … Read more