Photo: Firefighters extinguish a fire following a Russian bombardment at a park in Kharkiv, Ukraine Russian forces Tuesday began storming the steel mill containing the last pocket of resistance in Mariupol, Ukrainian defenders said, just as scores of civilians evacuated from the bombed-out plant reached relative safety and told of days and nights filled with
Russia unleashed a string of attacks Monday against rail and fuel installations deep inside Ukraine, far from the front lines of Moscow’s new eastern offensive, as Russia’s top diplomat warned against provoking World War III and said the threat of a nuclear conflict “should not be underestimated.” The U.S., meanwhile, moved to rush more weaponry
Photo: This satellite photo released by Planet Labs and taken on April 20, 2022 shows the Azovstal Steel Plant in Mariupol, Ukraine, with some large holes blasted in the roof Russian President Vladimir Putin is claiming control over Ukraine’s port city of Mariupo l even as its defenders are still holding out at a giant
In an interview with Reuters, Dmitry Peskov, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman for decades, made a startling offer. Moscow could end the Ukraine war immediately, said Peskov, if four conditions were met. Ukraine should cease all military action, recognize Crimea as part of Russia, accept the independence of the Luhansk and Donetsk separatist enclaves, and
While discussing the volatile situation in Eastern Europe, my wife, Judi, predicted that it was inevitable that Russia would invade Ukraine. She said that Putin annexed Crimea when Obama was president and the only response was some anemic sanctions that the Russians learned to live with. Putin didn’t try it when Trump was president because
In 2014, when Russian President Vladimir Putin responded to a U.S.-backed coup that ousted a pro-Russian regime in Kyiv by occupying Crimea, President Barack Obama did nothing. When Putin aided secessionists in the Donbass in seizing Luhansk and Donetsk, once again, Obama did nothing. Why did we not come to the military assistance of Ukraine?