Ukraine’s EU candidacy will strengthen Europe as Russia threatens freedom – Zelenskiy

Ukraine EU candidacy will strengthen Europe-Zelenskiy ‘Our future is together’, says European Council chief EU candidacy will anger Moscow Russia continues shelling cities in Donbas KYIV, June 24 (Reuters) – President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said Ukraine’s formal candidature to join the European Union was a big step towards strengthening Europe at a time when Russia was … Read more

EU grants Ukraine candidate status in ‘historic moment’

EU leaders launch Ukraine’s membership process Zelenskiy urges West to speed up heavy weapons deliveries Battle for Donbas twin cities reaches critical stage KYIV, June 23 (Reuters) – Ukraine became a candidate to join the European Union on Thursday, a bold geopolitical step triggered by Russia’s invasion that Kyiv and Brussels hailed as an “historic … Read more

Apple TV Plus workplace comedy lacks bite

Maya Rudolph and Joel Kim Booster in LootPhoto: Apple TV + Apple TV + ‘s Loot is designed to poke fun at, and eventually ruminate over, its protagonist’s ridiculously extravagant lifestyle. After all, Molly Novak’s (Maya Rudolph) splashy entry includes John (Adam Scott), her rich douchebag tech husband, gifting her a massive yacht. It has … Read more

Battle for Donbas twin cities reaches ‘fearsome climax’, says Ukraine

Zelenskiy urges West to deliver heavy weapons EU leaders to start Ukraine membership process Battle for Donbas twin cities reaches critical stage KYIV, June 23 (Reuters) – President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said Moscow’s massive air and artillery attacks were aimed at destroying the entire Donbas region and urged Ukraine’s allies to accelerate the shipment of heavy … Read more

Moscow threatens NATO member Lithuania over transit ban on goods to Russia’s European exclave Kaliningrad

Lithuania’s decision to ban the transit of certain goods between Russia and its isolated exclave of Kaliningrad has provoked wrath among top officials in Moscow, and even a threat of retaliation against the European nation. Kaliningrad shares land borders with two NATO nations, Lithuania and Poland, but not Russia. Captured from Nazi Germany by the … Read more

Russia pounds eastern Ukraine, Putin to mark WWII anniversary

Luhansk region is the toughest place, says the president of Ukraine Russia has artillery edge as Ukraine pleads for heavy weapons Putin to mark day in 1941 when Hitler invaded the Soviet Union June 22 (Reuters) – Ukrainian and Russian forces were entrenched in eastern Ukrainian battlegrounds on Wednesday, a day of commemoration in both … Read more

American fighter in Ukraine glad to see friends alive, even in captivity, warns against underestimating Russian military

Kharkiv, Ukraine – As the brutal battle for control of the strategically important city of Severodonetsk in the east Ukraine rages, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has predicted that Russia will escalate its attacks across his country east this week. Despite the US government warning against all travel to the country, Americans have been part of the … Read more

American fighter in Ukraine glad to see friends alive, even in captivity, warns against underestimating Russian military

Kharkiv, Ukraine – As the brutal battle for control of the strategically important city of Severodonetsk in the east Ukraine rages, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has predicted that Russia will escalate its attacks across his country east this week. Despite the US government warning against all travel to the country, Americans have been part of the … Read more

Exclusive: Pioneering Russian journalist sells Nobel Peace medal for Ukraine

Veteran journalist laments Russia’s loss of independent media Muratov says he wanted to give up something valuable for Ukraine Editor says public support for military campaign is dwindling But Putin “will remain for as long as he sees fit” June 17 (Reuters) – Russian journalist and Nobel Peace laureate Dmitry Muratov is auctioning his Nobel … Read more

As war in east rages on, Ukraine gets a chance to ‘live the European dream’

Ukraine EU candidacy signals major shift in European geopolitics Putin seeks to play down EU issue Battle for Sievierodonetsk grinds on Russian media say two Americans caught fighting for Ukraine BRUSSELS / KYIV, June 18 (Reuters) – As war rages in Ukraine’s east, Kyiv received a major boost on Friday when the European Union recommended … Read more