Ukarine’s Chief of Army Staff has reiterated the country’s commitment to defending its sovereignty and independence, a year after the discovery of civilian bodies in Bucha following the retreat of Russian troops. Despite international pressure, Russia has continued to support separatist movements in eastern Ukraine, leading to ongoing conflict and tensions between the two countries.
EU Vows to Guard Against Abuse During Russia’s UN Security Council Presidency The European Union has pledged to monitor Russia’s presidency of the United Nations Security Council in April, vowing to guard against any abuse of power or violation of international law. This comes amid ongoing concerns over Russia’s aggressive actions towards Ukraine and other neighboring countries, including the annexation of Crimea in 2014.
US Basketball Star Urges White House to Win Release of Journalist Held in Russia Brittney Griner, a US basketball star who was released from a Russian penal colony in a prisoner exchange last year, has called on the White House to use all available tools to secure the release of journalist Evan Gershkovich. Gershkovich was accused of spying in Russia and has been detained since 2021. Griner’s plea comes amid growing concern over Russia’s crackdown on journalists and human rights activists.
Ukraine’s Ambassador to Germany Criticizes Calls for Peace Talks with Russia Ukraine’s Ambassador to Germany has criticized former high-ranking politicians in Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s Social Democratic Party (SPD) and the country’s labor movement for calling for peace talks with Russia. The ambassador argued that such talks would only embolden Russia’s aggression towards Ukraine and undermine efforts to protect Ukraine’s territorial integrity and independence.