Kremlin accused of ‘arming food’ over Ukraine grain deal

Kremlin accused of ‘arming food’ over Ukraine grain deal

The US accused Moscow of “arming food” by suspending its participation in an agreement allowing grain shipments to leave Ukrainian ports. The UN and Turkey, which brokered the deal over the summer, said Sunday they were in talks to try to get Russia back into the accord. Ankara said in a tweet that Turkish Defense … Read more

We need a Nuremberg-style war crimes trial – POLITICO

We need a Nuremberg-style war crimes trial – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article NEW YORK — As world leaders gather before the UN General Assembly in New York, the Ukrainian government hopes to use the event to make its plea for a special tribunal to prosecute war crimes. With the war in Ukraine set to dominate the courts and new evidence … Read more

Zelenskyy Says ‘World Must Respond’ To Russian Atrocities – POLITICO

Zelenskyy Says ‘World Must Respond’ To Russian Atrocities – POLITICO

After a mass grave was found in the recently recaptured city of Izyum, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said there is “clear evidence” of war crimes committed by Russian soldiers and urged the world to “respond” to Moscow’s atrocities. Nearly 450 civilian bodies were discovered in Izyum, in the northeastern region of Kharkov, apparently victims of … Read more

EU intelligence chief cancels trip to Taiwan after Beijing learns of its secret plans – POLITICO

EU intelligence chief cancels trip to Taiwan after Beijing learns of its secret plans – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article According to two diplomats with knowledge of the situation, the European Union’s top intelligence official canceled a trip to Taiwan after his top-secret preparations appeared to be leaked to Beijing beforehand. José Casimiro Morgado, director of the European Union’s Intelligence and Situation Center, is said to be making … Read more

Ukrainian PM takes Russia visa ban to Berlin, Brussels – POLITICO

Ukrainian PM takes Russia visa ban to Berlin, Brussels – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal denounced the EU’s efforts to prevent Russian citizens from visiting Europe in a recent interview with POLITICO – and now he is bringing his arguments to Berlin and Brussels. Prior to visiting both the German and EU capitals for meetings, Shmyhal has been … Read more

EU routes to hit Russia dwindle as countries divided over visa ban – POLITICO

EU routes to hit Russia dwindle as countries divided over visa ban – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article PRAGUE — The Russian hawks of Europe are receiving increasingly laurels for their pleas to continue harassing Russia with new punishments. The latest proposal from the EU’s eastern flank — which has long begged its neighbors to take a tougher approach to Moscow — is to ban Russian … Read more

Europe closely monitors Kosovo, Serbia – POLITICO

Europe closely monitors Kosovo, Serbia – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article PRISTINA, Kosovo — The panic has subsided — for now, at least — after a border dispute last week sparked fears that Kosovo and Serbia are headed for another war on European soil. Here on the ground, people have downplayed such possibilities, resisting wild speculation — and misinformation … Read more

Fighting between Israel and Gaza continues for second day as death toll rises – POLITICO

Fighting between Israel and Gaza continues for second day as death toll rises – POLITICO

Israeli forces continued to hit targets in Gaza on Saturday, while Palestinians responded by firing rockets at Israel as fighting turned into a second day. Israel said it launched its military operation Friday to eliminate “a concrete threat” against its citizens and to deal with “terrorists and their sponsors”. Prime Minister Yair Lapid said a … Read more

Nuclear talks with Iran to resume on Thursday – POLITICO

Nuclear talks with Iran to resume on Thursday – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article VIENNA — The European Union is making a last-ditch effort to salvage the Iran nuclear deal, calling all negotiators together for an unexpected and sudden resumption of talks on Thursday, three sources familiar with the situation told POLITICO. The goal – as it has been for months – … Read more

Zelenskyy calls POW bombing ‘deliberate Russian war crime’

Zelenskyy calls POW bombing ‘deliberate Russian war crime’

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy accused Russia of a “war crime” for bombing a prison containing Ukrainian prisoners of war in the eastern Donetsk region. “It was a deliberate Russian war crime, a deliberate mass murder of Ukrainian prisoners of war,” Zelenskyy said in a video message Friday night. More than 50 Ukrainian POWs have been … Read more