YouTube &039reviewing&039 video of Ukraine war prisoner Aiden Aslin amid claim it breaks Geneva Convention

22/04/2022 04:39 17

YouTube is investigating a video of a British man captured by Russian armed forces after a lawmaker raised the issue in the UK’s parliament on Wednesday, calling it a “flagrant breach of the Geneva Conventions”. Aiden Aslin, who has lived in Ukraine since 2018, was part of a unit of Ukrainian Marines fighting in the […]

Is it safe to travel to eastern Europe right now? We asked the experts

18/04/2022 08:09 12

As the Russia-Ukraine war approaches a grim one-month milestone, people are continuing to feel uncertain about travelling to neighbouring countries. But are these concerns justified? Hours after the invasion, the EU Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) warned airlines against flying over Ukraine, Moldova and parts of Belarus and Russia. Over the following days, airspace bans and […]

Ukrainians are scrubbing open-source maps to keep intel from Russias army

13/04/2022 23:07 12

Andrey first entered the world of mapping in 2009. He bought a GPS device off his friend and embarked on an effort to correct the mislabeled areas around his hometown of Dnipro, Ukraine. Eventually, he stumbled on OpenStreetMap (OSM), a widely crowdsourced mapping platform that underpins the products and services from the likes of Amazon, […]

Ukrainian zoo says monkeys and big cats among nearly 100 animals killed since invasion

13/04/2022 18:48 25

A rescue effort has been taking place at a Ukrainian zoo amid a bombardment by Russian forces (Picture: Feldman Ecopark/Facebook/@FeldmanEcopark) A shattered zoo in Ukraine has said almost 100 animals have been ‘murdered’ by Russian forces as it tries to evacuate the remaining creatures to safety. Feldman Ecopark in Kharkiv has come under heavy shelling […]

European studies blog

13/04/2022 18:45 14

In 1914, when the First World War broke out, the Ukrainian lands were split between the Austro-Hungarian and Russian Empires. Ukrainian soldiers fought on both sides of the conflict; 4,500,000 Ukrainians fought in the Russian armies and 250,000-300,000 in the Austro-Hungarian armies. In August 1914, while the global conflict was beginning to take shape, a […]

Young Pioneer Tours

13/04/2022 18:18 17

As part of our series on flags of post-Soviet countries and the popularity of our Russian Flag blog, we decided to focus our next installment on the Ukrainian flag. Ukraine is a country we know well, and after pioneering our groundbreaking Chernobyl tours there for almost a decade, we decided to give you the low […]

When will the war in Ukraine end?

13/04/2022 18:05 16

ShareBookmarkPlease log in to bookmark this InCreate Free Account Bessma Momani is professor at the University of Waterloo and senior fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation. Watching the horror of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, there is a lingering question: When will this end? After all, it is a senseless war of […]

Ukraine can defeat Russia — but the West must help

13/04/2022 14:53 15

Ukraine can win this war against Russia. Ukrainian forces may be able to drive Russian troops back from Ukraine’s cities toward the Russian borders. They may be able to establish ground and air defenses strong enough to preclude renewed Russian attacks for a long time. They may be able to show the Russian military, if […]

Pressure mounts on Berlin as Kyiv snubs German president

13/04/2022 13:05 14

Pressure is mounting on Germany over its response to the war in Ukraine as Kyiv has snubbed the country’s president and as Chancellor Olaf Scholz is accused of a weak response to the crisis. German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier said he planned to travel to Ukraine together with other European leaders to show solidarity, but “that […]

Public Expresses Mixed Views of U.S. Response to Russias Invasion of Ukraine

13/04/2022 12:44 17

35% favor U.S. military action even if it risks nuclear conflict with Russia A woman crosses a destroyed bridge as civilians flee Irpin, Ukraine due to ongoing Russian attacks on March 8, 2022. (Diego Herrera Carcedo/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) Pew Research Center conducted this study to better understand Americans’ attitudes about the Russian invasion […]

Russia may have fallen into a Ukraine trap set by the U.S

13/04/2022 12:24 16

A Russian marine runs after jumping from a landing helicopter. By invading Ukraine, a top political economist says that Russia may have landed in a trap set by the U.S. | Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP Fresh analysis is pointing toward the conclusion that, with its invasion of Ukraine, Russia may have stepped […]

Russia-Ukraine war: What happened today (April 12)

13/04/2022 10:27 17

Enlarge this image A priest and relatives on Tuesday stand near the exhumed body of Gostomel’s mayor, Yuriy Prylypko, who had been buried near a church in the village in the Kyiv region. Prylypko, 62, was killed on March 7 after Russian forces rolled into his village. Fadel Senna/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Fadel […]