Captured Ukrainian medic’s footage depicts war-torn Mariupol

A Ukrainian medic chronicled her life-saving efforts in war-ravaged Mariupol using a tiny data card later smuggled out of the country inside a tampon by daring reporters. Yuliia Paievska, who was ultimately captured by Russian soldiers, was given the body cam originally to film a Netflix documentary on the Invictus Games, an international sporting event … Read more

Ukrainian troops surrendering at Mariupol are registered as prisoners of war

In this photo taken from a video released by the Russian Ministry of Defense press service on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, a Russian soldier haunts a Ukrainian soldier after leaving the besieged Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol, Ukraine. (Russian Ministry of Defense press service via AP) AP KYIV, Ukraine The fate of hundreds of Ukrainian fighters … Read more

More Russian oil heading east pushes Iran’s crude oil sales to China | News on oil and gas

Iran’s crude oil exports to China have fallen sharply since the start of the Ukraine war, when Beijing favored heavily reduced Russian barrels, leaving nearly 40 million barrels of Iranian oil stored on tankers at sea in Asia and seeking buyers. U.S. and European sanctions imposed over Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24 have … Read more

When it comes to strengthening the EU’s defense, Brussels’ business – POLITICO

Tap play to listen to this article A new plan to coordinate increased military spending among EU members is not only about strengthening Europe’s defense – it’s also about strengthening its defense industries. As governments across Europe increase defense budgets in response to Russia’s war in Ukraine, the race is underway to decide who will … Read more

Brussels sets out a plan to stop dependence on Russian energy – POLITICO

The European Commission on Wednesday unveiled its € 300 billion plan for how the EU can get rid of Russian fossil fuels “well before 2030”. It is a consequence of the Kremlin’s bloody invasion of Ukraine, which highlighted the political and economic risks of relying on Russian oil and gas. The response aims to immediately … Read more

What does it take to get Hungary to ban Russian oil? – POLITICS

Tap play to listen to this article For two weeks, diplomats and officials in Brussels have struggled without success to reach an agreement between 27 EU countries to stop buying Vladimir Putin’s oil. For two weeks, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has stood in the way. And while some diplomats are still hoping for a … Read more

Ukraine hopes to swap steel mill fighters with Russian prisoners of war

KYIV, Ukraine – Ukrainian fighters extracted from the last bastion of resistance in Mariupol were led to a former penal colony in enemy-controlled territory, and a top military official hoped they could be replaced by Russian prisoners of war. But a lawmaker in Moscow said they should be put on “justice”. According to Russian news … Read more

What does it take to get Hungary to ban Russian oil? – POLITICS

Tap play to listen to this article For two weeks, diplomats and officials in Brussels have struggled without success to reach an agreement between 27 EU countries to stop buying Vladimir Putin’s oil. For two weeks, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has stood in the way. And while some diplomats are still hoping for a … Read more

Mariupol’s fall appears; warriors leave the steelworks

By OLEKSANDR STASHEVSKYI and CIARAN McQUILLAN KYIV, Ukraine (AP) – Mariupol appeared to fall to the Russians on Tuesday as Ukraine moved to abandon the steelworks, where hundreds of its fighters had endured months of relentless bombardment in the last bastion of resistance in the devastated city . The conquest of Mariupol would make it … Read more

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