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“Ukrainians Only”: Nigerian Student Fleeing War Describes Rampant Racism Against Africans at Border – Democracy Now!

The United Nations reports more than 800,000 people have fled Ukraine since Russia attacked last week, but many foreign nationals trying to escape have described racist discrimination and abuse, saying they were turned away from buses and at the border, while Ukrainians were welcomed with open arms. We speak with one of the African studentsContinue reading ““Ukrainians Only”: Nigerian Student Fleeing War Describes Rampant Racism Against Africans at Border – Democracy Now!”

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What is SWIFT and why does Ukraine want Russia banned from it?

The European Union is being criticized for not cutting off Russia from the global payments system. But what exactly is SWIFT? What would a ban mean for Russia? And why is the EU dragging its feet? DW explains. Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba didn’t mince his words in calling out the European Union for draggingContinue reading “What is SWIFT and why does Ukraine want Russia banned from it?”

Ukraine Officials Come Under Shelling Attack on Eastern Front

Meanwhile, separatist leaders in eastern Ukraine order a full military mobilization amid a spike of violence in the region citing an ‘immediate threat of aggression’ from Ukrainian forces Top Ukrainian military officials came under a shelling attack during a tour of the front of the separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine. The officials fled to aContinue reading “Ukraine Officials Come Under Shelling Attack on Eastern Front”

Ukraine reaffirms desire to join NATO after envoy comments

NATO membership remains an absolute priority for Ukraine, a spokesman for Volodymyr Zelenskyy said as Ukraine’s UK ambassador backtracked on comments that Kyiv was “flexible” on the issue. Ukraine’s aspirations to join NATO and the European Union remain an absolute priority, a spokesman for Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on Monday. The country’s Foreign Ministry took itContinue reading “Ukraine reaffirms desire to join NATO after envoy comments”

US sends first shipment of military aid to Ukraine amid standoff with Russia

The United States says the first shipment of military aid promised by President Joe Biden to Ukraine amid the standoff with Russia has arrived in Kyiv. Washington has also endorsed a move by the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to send US-made weapons to Ukraine. Secretary of State Antony Blinken tweeted on Saturday to saluteContinue reading “US sends first shipment of military aid to Ukraine amid standoff with Russia”

‘Say no to Putin’: Ukrainians support protests in Kazakhstan

Demonstrators in Kyiv and Kharkov fly the blue and gold flag of Kazakhstan, where Russian troops have been sent to quell riots. With their country’s fate being discussed at this week’s US-Russia talks, Ukrainians took to the streets over the weekend to defend their independence and champion an additional cause – that of Kazakhstan’s protests. On Sunday,Continue reading “‘Say no to Putin’: Ukrainians support protests in Kazakhstan”

Nato says Russia will have no say in whether Ukraine can join alliance

Ukrainian president says Russian aggression is pushing his country towards Nato Nato has said Moscow will have no say in whether Ukraine joins the alliance, rejecting Russia’s push for a de facto veto on its neighbour’s security arrangements and urging it to reverse a build-up of military forces near their shared border. Russian president Vladimir Putin has told western leadersContinue reading “Nato says Russia will have no say in whether Ukraine can join alliance”

Russian-controlled forces in Donbass raise combat readiness – Ukraine

Russian-controlled forces in eastern Ukraine are increasing combat readiness and have carried out large-scale exercises, the intelligence directorate of Ukraine’s defence ministry said on Tuesday, Kyiv’s latest warning of a potential new conflict. Ukraine and NATO countries have expressed concern that Russian troop movements near Ukraine’s borders could pave the way for an assault. RussiaContinue reading “Russian-controlled forces in Donbass raise combat readiness – Ukraine”

Russian troop movements near Ukraine border prompt concern in U.S., Europe

A renewed buildup of Russian troops near the Ukrainian border has raised concern among some officials in the United States and Europe who are tracking what they consider irregular movements of equipment and personnel on Russia’s western flank. The officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to discuss the matterContinue reading “Russian troop movements near Ukraine border prompt concern in U.S., Europe”

Moldova declares state of emergency over gas crisis

Moldova to seek cheaper natural gas from Europe after traditional supplier Russia hiked prices. Moldova’s parliament has approved a government-requested state of emergency until November 20 as it tries to ease gas shortages amid soaring world energy prices. The eternal flame at a World War II monument in the capital Chisinau has been extinguished dueContinue reading “Moldova declares state of emergency over gas crisis”