McDonald’s name to vanish from Russia as chain sells its business

McDonald’s is selling its Russian business — which includes 850 restaurants that employ 62,000 people — to existing licensee Alexander Gover, the fast-food chain announced Thursday. The deal comes days after McDonald’s said it would exit Russia due to its invasion of Ukraine in February. Gover is acquiring all of the company’s restaurants in Russia … Read more

Angelina Jolie makes surprise visit to Ukraine, meeting children injured in Russian missile attack

Angelina Jolie made a surprise visit to Lviv, Ukraine, meeting children who were injured in a Russian missile attack on the Kramatorsk railway stationaccording to Maksym Kozytskyy, governor of Lviv Regional State Administration. Kozytskyy shared a videos and photos of Jolie — a special envoy to the UN’s refugee agency, UNHCR — via Telegram. The … Read more

‘There is no doubt that we are failing the people of Mariupol,’ says UN relief official

As Russian forces continue to besiege the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol, the UN emergency relief chief offered a grim assessment of the situation on the ground: “We are without a doubt failing the people of Mariupol “, Martin Griffiths, under-secretary-said the general for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator on Monday. “It’s a place … Read more

Mariupol ‘no longer exists’ after Russian siege, says Ukrainian foreign minister

Washington— Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said on Sunday that the port city of Mariupol “no longer exists” after being besieged by Russian forces for seven weeks without letup. “The situation in Mariupol is both militarily dire and heartbreaking. The city no longer exists,” Kuleba said in an interview with ‘Face the Nation’. “The remnants … Read more

Biden administration expands eligibility for Temporary Protected Status for Ukrainians in US

The Biden administration is expanding eligibility for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Ukrainians living in the United States, pushing back the program’s deadline by six weeks, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced Monday. announcement a TPS program to protect Ukrainians in the United States from deportation, citing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. At the time, … Read more

Nearly five million people have fled Ukraine since Russian invasion, UN says

More than 4.9 million Ukrainians have fled their country following the Russian invasionthe United Nations said on Monday, warning of the risks of exploitation of refugee women and children. UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, said 4,934,415 Ukrainians had left the country since the Russian invasion on February 24, up 65,396 from Sunday’s total. The UN’s … Read more

Russian missile attack on Lviv kills seven, says Ukraine

At least seven people were killed Monday in Russian airstrikes on the city of Lviv in western Ukraine, according to the regional governor. Maksym Kozytsky said four Russian strikes targeted military infrastructure, but a car tire factory was also hit. Lviv, which sits near the Ukraine-Poland border, is seen as a place of relative safety … Read more

Mariupol ‘no longer exists’ after Russian siege, says Ukrainian foreign minister

Washington— Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said on Sunday that the port city of Mariupol “no longer exists” after being besieged by Russian forces for seven weeks relentlessly. “The situation in Mariupol is both militarily dire and heartbreaking. The city no longer exists,” Kuleba said in an interview with ‘Face the Nation’. “The remnants of … Read more

Wounded, alone and destined for a Russian orphanage, a 12-year-old Ukrainian girl is recruited for Moscow’s information war

CNN — Before the start of Russia’s war against Ukraine, Kira Obedinsky was a cheerful and beloved 12-year-old girl. Now orphaned, injured and alone in a Russian-controlled hospital in eastern Ukraine, she has become an unwitting pawn in Moscow’s information war. Obedinsky’s mother died when she was a baby. His father Yevhen Obedinsky, a former … Read more

US Arms to Ukraine: Is It Enough?

From Javelin anti-tank missiles to body armor, the US military has shipped some ten million pounds of weapons and equipment to Ukraine. But is it enough? “We still don’t feel like we’re all-in to win,” said retired General Ben Hodges, former commander of US Army Europe. He says US support for Ukraine is simply too … Read more