Ukrainian president visits Kherson as he continues his tour of war-torn cities

Ukraine’s president has made his third visit in two days to areas that have felt the brunt of Russia’s illegal invasion. After visiting Kharkiv on Wednesday Volodymyr Zelenskyy went to Kherson on Thursday. The eastern city is close to the frontline and was taken by Russian forces early in the war, but Ukrainian troops fought … Read more

As Xi Visits Putin, Allies Trumpet ‘New Era’ But Offer Little Substance

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s closely watched visit to Moscow this week has been filled with statements trumpeting a new era of relations between the two allies as they increasingly align themselves against the West. But while it dominated headlines, Xi’s reunion with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, who he has called a “dear friend,” is unlikely … Read more

‘Outraged by the cruelty’: Japan PM Kishida visits Bucha on surprise Ukraine trip

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida began a surprise visit to Ukraine early Tuesday, hours after Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in neighboring Russia for a three-day visit. The dueling summits come as the longtime rivals are on diplomatic offensives. Kyodo News said he visited a church in Bucha, a town outside Kyiv that became a … Read more

Putin in Mariupol: Russian leader visits occupied Ukrainian city

Russian state media has reported that President Vladimir Putin paid a surprise visit to Mariupol, a Ukrainian port city captured by Russian forces after they pounded much of it to ruins. In an official video the Russian president can be seen driving a car through streets at night and visiting various locations. It is understood … Read more

Putin Visits Mariupol in First Trip to Occupied Territory

Russian President Vladimir Putin made a surprise trip to Mariupol, the Kremlin said Sunday, his first visit to territory captured from Ukraine since the start of Moscow’s invasion. Just hours after Putin visited Crimea to mark the ninth anniversary of the peninsula’s annexation, video distributed by the Kremlin showed him landing by helicopter in Mariupol, … Read more

Russian President Putin Visits Occupied City Of Mariupol

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has visited the occupied port city of Mariupol, Russian state news agencies reported Sunday, his first trip to the Ukrainian territory that Moscow illegally annexed in September. Earlier, on Saturday, Putin traveled to Crimea, a short distance southwest of Mariupol, to mark the ninth anniversary of the … Read more

Azerbaijani defense minister visits military hospital on occasion of Novruz holiday (PHOTO/VIDEO)

Azerbaijani defense minister visits military hospital on occasion of Novruz holiday (PHOTO/VIDEO)

BAKU, Azerbaijan, March 19. Minister of Defense of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Colonel General Zakir Hasanov, and the leadership of the Ministry visited the Main Clinical Hospital of the Ministry of Defense on the occasion of the Novruz holiday, Trend reports via the ministry. First, flowers were laid at the monument to National Leader Heydar … Read more

Defiant Putin visits occupied Mariupol, symbol of Ukrainian resistance

CNN  —  Vladimir Putin has visited Russian-occupied Mariupol, in an apparently defiant move reported by the Kremlin just days after the International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant for him. Putin was flown into Mariupol by helicopter and toured districts around the city in a car, footage released by Russian authorities showed. The Russian president … Read more

Putin Visits Mariupol in First Trip to Fallen City

Russian President Vladimir Putin made a surprise visit to Mariupol, state media reported Sunday, his first to the city since it was captured after a lengthy siege at the start of Moscow’s offensive in Ukraine.  The trip comes after an arrest warrant was issued for Putin by the International Criminal Court, over Russia’s alleged deportation of … Read more