Russian mobilisation, Ukraine war: Heartbreaking photos of reservists saying goodbye

Heartbreaking photos have captured friends and relatives saying goodbye to Russian reservists drafted during Moscow’s partial mobilization to bolster its army in Ukraine. It came as Georgia and Kazakhstan said on Tuesday that you have of thousands of Russians had flooded into their countries from neighboring Russia since the announcement. Russian President Vladimir Putin last … Read more

Russia replaces top general, pursues breakaway Ukraine polls

Moscow its top logistics general on Saturday after a series of setbacks as Kremlin-held regions of eastern and southern Ukraine voted for a second day on becoming part of Russia. The changing of the guard comes amid a major mobilization drive by Russia after the Ukraine invasion revealed widespread logistical difficulties, with Kyiv now taking … Read more

Foreign Minister Penny Wong tells China to act on Russia-Ukraine war in speech to UN

Foreign Minister Penny Wong has called on China to use its “no limits” partnership with Russia to help bring an end to the Kremlin’s “illegal, immoral” invasion of Ukraine. Senator Wong has used a speech to the United Nations General Assembly to say countries with close ties to Moscow must exert their influence to stop … Read more

Russia Ukraine: Troop clip that spells big trouble for Putin

Recently recruited Russian reservists have been filmed fighting back and looking dejected after being told that “playtime is over” in a disturbing new video. In the video shared by the US ABC’s Patrick Reevell, recently recruited Russians are seen being sternly addressed by their commanding officer. Responses from these new recruits seem mixed, as some … Read more

US, China top diplomats meet to contain high tensions on Taiwan

The top US and Chinese diplomats met Friday in New York as soaring tensions show signs of easing, but Beijing issued a new warning against support for Taiwan. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi shook hands but only exchanged pleasantries before the cameras before sitting down with aids on the … Read more

Russia begins troop mobilisation for Ukraine fight

Moscow began its mandatory troop call-up Thursday to try to bolster a stumbling war effort in Ukraine, with authorities saying thousands had volunteered even as Russian men fled the country to avoid being forced to fight. Amateur footage posted on social media since President Vladimir Putin ordered the mobilization of reservists on Wednesday purported to … Read more

Biden lashes Putin as he backs reformed UN

US President Joe Biden on Wednesday” accused Russia of “shamelessly violating the international order by invading Ukraine, as he pledged billions in food aid and backed an expansion of the UN Security Council seats for the developing world. Biden sought to woo the world in an address to the United Nations hours after Russian President … Read more

Vladimir Putin: If Russian leader was overthrown, his successor could be even more bloodthirsty

There’s no sugar coating it – it’s not been a good week for Russian President Vladimir Putin. While the Kremlin has insisted what it’s called a “special military operation” is right on plan, it’s doubtful that plan included Ukraine retaking 8000 sqkm of occupied land including a major city and a vital transport hub in … Read more

South Sudan’s former rebels join unified army

Thousands of fighters including former rebels from rival camps in South Sudan’s civil war were integrated into the country’s army in a long-overdue graduation ceremony on Tuesday. The unification of forces loyal to President Salva Kiir and his rival, Vice President Riek Machar, was a key condition of the 2018 peace deal that ended the … Read more

S.Sudan’s ex-rebels set to join unified army

More than 50,000 fighters including former rebels from rival camps in South Sudan’s civil war were set to be integrated into the country’s army in a long-overdue graduation ceremony on Tuesday. The unification of forces loyal to President Salva Kiir and his rival, Vice President Riek Machar, was a key condition of the 2018 peace … Read more