Control your soldiers, spare civilians

The Philippine President, himself accused of human rights abuses, reminds Russian leader Vladimir Putin and Russia of their ‘moral obligations’ to ‘protect the innocent’ MANILA, Philippines – As more reports of atrocities by Russian soldiers in war-torn Ukraine made international headlines, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to exert more effort … Read more

Ukrainian troops evacuate from Mariupol, ceding control to Russia

Ukraine’s military said on Tuesday, May 17, it was working to evacuate all remaining troops from their last stronghold in the besieged port of Mariupol, ceding control of the city to Russia after months of bombardment. The evacuation likely marked the end of the longest and bloodiest battle of the Ukraine war and a significant … Read more

Ukraine claims control over Kyiv region as Russia looks east

ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine – Ukraine said on Saturday, April 2, its forces had seized back all areas around Kyiv, claiming complete control of the capital region for the first time since Russia launched the invasion. As Russian troops regrouped for battles in east Ukraine, towns surrounding Kyiv bore scars of five weeks of fighting. Dead civilians … Read more

How US law enforcement could take control of Russian oligarchs’ assets

Here’s how federal prosecutors could seize property belonging to allies of Russian President Vladimir Putin within the United States and use civil forfeiture laws to confiscate their assets permanently NEW YORK, USA – The US Department of Justice (DOJ) last week launched a task force aimed at choking off assets that Russian oligarchs own in … Read more