Tag: Russia

Russia-Ukraine Conflict: Cost of bread now beyond the reach of many Africans — AfDB

The African Development Bank (AfDB) says the cost of bread is now beyond the reach of many households in Africa due to food price increases caused by the Russia-Ukraine conflict. Dr Akinwumi Adesina, the President of the Bank’s Group, said this in a speech posted on AfDB’s official Twitter handle[Read More…]

Israel demands apology after Russia says Hitler had Jewish roots

Israel has lambasted Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov for claiming Adolf Hitler had Jewish origins, saying it was an “unforgivable” falsehood that debased the horrors of the Nazi Holocaust. Leaders from several Western nations denounced the foreign minister’s comments and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky accused Russia of having forgotten the[Read More…]

Ukraine: Putin says attempt to murder Russian TV journalist foiled

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday claimed that his main spy agency had foiled a Western plot to kill a prominent Russian journalist. “This morning, the Federal Security Service stopped the activities of a terrorist group that planned to attack and kill one famous Russian TV journalist. “They have moved[Read More…]

Russia: War in Ukraine pushing poverty higher —World Bank

World Bank Group President, David Malpass has expressed concern over higher poverty rates in developing countries due to war in Ukraine and COVID-19 related shutdown. A statement issued on Monday by the Bank quoted Malpass as making this known in his opening remark at the World Bank Spring Meetings 2022  media[Read More…]

‘Don’t force our hands’, Russia warns Sweden, Finland against joining NATO

Russia has issued a stern warning to Sweden and Finland over their purported plan to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). Finland Prime Minister, Sanna Marin on Wednesday disclosed the country which gained independence from Russia in 1917 will decide in the next few weeks whether to apply to[Read More…]

Russia: US to send armoured vehicles, helicopters worth $800m to Ukraine

The United States has promised to supply Ukraine with more weapons, to the tune of around 800 million U.S. dollars including artillery, armoured vehicles and helicopters. “The Ukrainian military has used the weapons we are providing to devastating effect,” said U.S. President Joe Biden after talks with his Ukrainian counterpart,[Read More…]

Ukraine accuses Russia of using phosphorous bombs 

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Wednesday said Russia was using phosphorous bombs in Ukraine and he accused Moscow of deploying terror tactics against civilians. Addressing the Estonian parliament, Zelenskiy said: “The Russian army is using all types of artillery, all types of missile, air bombs in particular phosphorous bombs against[Read More…]

EU sanctions Putin’s daughters over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

The European Union has imposed sanctions on two adult daughters of Russian President Vladimir Putin as part of a new package of measures targeting Russia’s economy, businessmen and oligarchs in retaliation for the Kremlin’s invasion of Ukraine, according to two EU officials. The EU included Maria Vorontsova and Katerina Tikhonova[Read More…]

Russian military shoots down two Ukrainian helicopters — Official

The Russian military has shot down two Ukrainian combat helicopters, according to Defence Ministry spokesperson, Igor Konashenkov. Konashenkov said the Russian forces fired on 81 military targets on Thursday, with Moscow intensifying its attacks on Ukraine. On Thursday, the military reported the targeting of 29 objects the day before. As well[Read More…]

Ukraine: US to ban all new investments in Russia

As part of the new sanctions against Moscow, the U.S government plans to ban all new investments in Russia. White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in addition, the existing sanctions against Russian banks and state-owned companies will be also be tightened. She added that more Russian government officials and their family[Read More…]