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Pope implicitly criticises Putin on invasion, considers Kyiv trip

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: Vatican Media/­Handout via REUTERS. Pope Francis said on Saturday he was considering a trip to Kyiv and implicitly criticised Russian President Vladimir Putin over the invasion of Ukraine, saying a “potentate” was fomenting conflict for nationalist interests. Francis made the comments, first to reporters on the plane taking him to Malta for a Read More…

Featured Notes Owei Lakemfa

Conversations with my European friends

Reading Time: 5 minutes Image Credits: EyePress News/REX/Shutterstock. In picture above: Ukrainian forces inspect destroyed military vehicles left by the Russian army in the Donbas region. Photograph: EyePress News/REX/Shutterstock I HAVE been engaged in countless conversations with my European friends across continents, groups and social media about current world events and whether their leaders are right in pursuing a Read More…

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Putin targets enemies at home as his missiles strike Ukraine

Reading Time: 12 minutes Image Credits: Handout via REUTERS, REUTERS/Anton Vaganov. In picture above: Vladimir Zylinski is an election observer for voting rights movement Golos. He and Golos are on the register of “foreign agents.” Handout via REUTERS Since late 2020, Russia has added dozens of Kremlin critics to its register of “foreign agents.” Reuters contacted them to find Read More…

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Zelenskiy demands Western nations give arms to Ukraine, asks if they’re afraid of Moscow

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Image Credits: Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, visibly irritated, demanded that Western nations provide a fraction of the military hardware in their stockpiles to his country and asked whether they were afraid of Moscow. Several countries have promised to send anti-armour and anti-aircraft missiles as well as small arms but Read More…

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Nigeria is Russia’s strategic African partner – Envoy

Reading Time: 2 minutes Offers university admission to stranded Nigerian students wishing to continue education In picture above: Nigerian Ambassador to the Russian Federation with concurrent accreditation to the Republic of Belarus, Prof. Abdullahi Shehu and The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Mr Mikhail Bogdanov during a visit of the Nigerian diplomat in Moscow, Russia. Read More…

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Hope rises for peace as Russia indicates readiness to meet with Ukraine for talks in Minsk – agencies

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Gleb Garanich. In picture above: Servicemen of the Ukrainian National Guard take positions in central Kyiv, Ukraine February 25, 2022. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich Russia is ready to send a delegation to the Belarusian capital Minsk for talks with Ukraine, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday, a day after Moscow launched a massive invasion Read More…

Featured Notes Owei Lakemfa

Ukrainian war: Time to call the Europeans to order

Reading Time: 4 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Carlos Barria/File Photo. THE eight-year war in Ukraine took a dramatic turn yesterday when Russian troops officially rolled into the country on the side of the separatist rebels in Eastern Ukraine. It was also to insist on its position that Ukraine’s decision to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, NATO, threatens Russia’s security. Read More…

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Ukrainian President Zelenskiy cries for help as Putin closes in on Kyiv

Reading Time: 3 minutes Image Credits: Press service of the Ukrainian State Emergency Service/Handout via REUTERS, Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS. In picture above: A view shows the wreckage of an unidentified aircraft in a residential area in Kyiv, Ukraine, in this handout picture released February 25, 2022. Press service of the Ukrainian State Emergency Service/Handout via REUTERS Read More…

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Russia launches massive assault on Ukraine with strikes on major cities

Reading Time: 3 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko. In picture above: Military vehicles are seen on a street on the outskirts of the separatist-controlled city of Donetsk, Ukraine February 23, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko Russia has finally launched a major assault on Ukraine with strikes on major cities including the capital, Kyiv. “Putin has just launched a full-scale invasion of Read More…

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Russia punished with Western, Japanese sanctions for moving into separatist Ukraine

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Umit Bektas. In picture above: A woman holds a placard during a protest outside Russian embassy after Moscow’s decision to formally recognise two Russian-backed regions of eastern Ukraine as independent in central Kyiv, Ukraine, February 22, 2022. REUTERS/Umit Bektas Russia has been punished with fresh sanctions from Western nations and Japan for ordering Read More…