RUSSIA-UKRAINE CRISIS: THOUSANDS OF RUSSIANS STAGE PROTEST AGAINST “PUTIN’S WAR” VS. UKRAINE

By ROGER M. BALANZA

Chanting “No to war!” thousands of Russians took to the streets in massive protests in Moscow on Thursday, after Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a “military operation” into Ukraine .

“No to war!”

Ukraine president says ‘enemy sabotage groups’ have entered Kyiv

KYIV, Ukraine – Ukraine’s president said Friday that “enemy sabotage groups” have entered the capital Kyiv and called on the public to be careful and follow curfew rules.In a video message on Facebook, Volodymyr Zelensky said the Ukrainian army has managed to protect almost… Read More

Ukraine declares general mobilization as Russian attacks continue

 February 25, 2022, 10:42 am

ISTANBUL – Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy signed a decree early Friday on a general mobilization of the population as Russian attacks continued.The general mobilization was announced “in connection with the military aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine and… Read More

Biden has no intention to send US troops to fight in Ukraine

WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden has no intention of sending US troops to fight in Ukraine, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Thursday.”That has not changed,” Psaki said at a press conference.She said Washington will respond to Russia with strong economic measures due to its military… Read More

Ukraine declares martial law as Russia launches military ops

KYIV – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy Thursday announced martial law across the country as Russian troops entered the border and hit targets around Kyiv.In a video posted on his Telegram channel, Zelenskyy said Russia launched strikes against Ukrainian military facilities and border… Read More

NATO condemns Russia’s ‘reckless, unprovoked attack’ on Ukraine

WASHINGTON – NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Thursday strongly condemned Russia’s “reckless and unprovoked attack on Ukraine,” saying it puts at risk countless civilian lives.”Once again, despite our repeated warnings and tireless efforts to engage in diplomacy, Russia has… Read More

Ukraine warns against ‘staged provocation’ by Russia

KYIV, Ukraine — Ukraine’s foreign minister warned late Wednesday against a “staged provocation” by Russia as tensions between Moscow and Kyiv remain high.“Worrying reports from Crimea on the entire night shift of Titan chemicals plant in Armyansk evacuated from the… Read More

Russia announces special military operation in eastern Ukraine

MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a special military operation early Thursday in eastern Ukraine’s Donbas region.In a televised address, Putin said the people of Donbas turned to Russia for help, according to Russian news agency TASS.“In this regard…I decided to… Read More

Russia-Ukraine crisis: What you need to know

ANKARA – The Russia-Ukraine crisis, which began about eight years ago, has taken on new dimensions following Moscow’s controversial recognition of the independence of separatist regions in the country’s east.In a speech late Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the recognition of… Read More

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