Germany ‘needs better rules’ for citizenship, says Scholz – POLITICO

Germany ‘needs better rules’ for citizenship, says Scholz – POLITICO

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz called for reforms to the country’s citizenship rules on Saturday, a day after the interior ministry said draft legislation on the citizenship process was “almost ready”. “Naturalization needs better rules,” Scholz said in a tweet on Saturday. “It’s about respect and of course about our prosperity. Because all these women and … Read more

Donetsk City Hall bombing adds to string of setbacks for Kremlin – POLITICO

Donetsk City Hall bombing adds to string of setbacks for Kremlin – POLITICO

A pro-Moscow official in the occupied Ukrainian region of Donetsk claimed the mayor’s office in the separatist-controlled area was hit by Ukrainian missiles on Sunday. “According to incoming information, today at 7:37” [6:37 a.m. in CET] there was a direct hit by enemy ammunition on the Donetsk city administration building,” Alexey Kulemzin, who has been … Read more

Putin accuses Ukraine of ‘terrorist act’ in Kerch bridge explosion – POLITICO

Putin accuses Ukraine of ‘terrorist act’ in Kerch bridge explosion – POLITICO

Russian President Vladimir Putin accused Ukraine on Sunday of committing an “act of terrorism” in the fiery explosion the day before that damaged a strategic bridge between Crimea and Russia. “There is no doubt that it was a terrorist act aimed at destroying the crucial civilian infrastructure of the Russian Federation,” Putin said during a … Read more

Ukraine nuclear power plant loses external power due to ongoing shelling – POLITICO

Ukraine nuclear power plant loses external power due to ongoing shelling – POLITICO

Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant has lost its last remaining external energy sources to renewed shelling and now relies on emergency generators for “essential nuclear safety and security functions,” the United Nations nuclear watchdog said on Saturday. The 750 kilovolt (kV) power line supplying energy to Europe’s largest nuclear power plant was interrupted around 1 … Read more

Nine Central, Eastern European NATO countries condemn Russia’s annexations – POLITICO

Nine Central, Eastern European NATO countries condemn Russia’s annexations – POLITICO

The presidents of nine NATO countries in central and eastern Europe declared on Sunday that they would never recognize Russia’s annexation of several Ukrainian regions. Hungary and Bulgaria were conspicuously absent from the signatories. In a joint statement, leaders also supported a path to NATO membership for Ukraine. The nine leaders demanded that “Russia immediately … Read more

Zelenskyy says Moscow targets Ukrainians in occupied territories in mobilization – POLITICO

Zelenskyy says Moscow targets Ukrainians in occupied territories in mobilization – POLITICO

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy accused Russia of deliberately attacking Ukrainians in occupied parts of Ukraine in Moscow’s call for more soldiers to invade the country. Zelenskyy said Russians and separatist loyalists in Crimea, which was annexed by Russia in 2014, as well as “other parts of Ukraine they control until now”, are trying to carry … Read more

G7 leaders condemn ‘sham’ referendums in occupied Ukraine – POLITICO

G7 leaders condemn ‘sham’ referendums in occupied Ukraine – POLITICO

G7 leaders condemned the “sham” Russian referendums held in occupied Ukraine as a “false” pretext to illegally conquer territory. In a statement Friday night, the group of the richest countries said the votes organized by Moscow violated the UN Charter and international law and had no legitimacy. Russia on Friday began asking people in the … 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

Reporting petty crimes on Facebook ‘distorts’ security perception, study finds

Reporting petty crimes on Facebook ‘distorts’ security perception, study finds

Reporting minor property crimes on Facebook community social media pages can make residents feel that their neighborhood is less safe, even if statistics show that the true crime rate is low. Most important points: Police want crimes to be reported the moment they are posted on social media Community Facebook groups act as vigilantes, according … Read more