Russia’s Gazprom halts gas supplies to Poland, Bulgaria
01 May 2022 | 10:19 am
The suspensions are the first since Russia insisted foreign buyers pay for gas in rubles. Both Poland and Bulgaria have said Gazprom are in breach of contact.
Scholz: 'We will decide on further measures against Russia in the coming days'
As Serbs prepare to vote in parliamentary and presidential polls on Sunday, members of Germany's Bundestag tell DW that they expect the government in Belgrade to make a clear break with Vladimir Putin's Russia.
The town of Bucha has become the "symbol" of massacres by Russian troops and "compromise with Russia is impossible after Bucha", Ukraine's former president Petro Poroshenko told FRANCE 24 in an interview from Kyiv. Poroshenko added that Vladimir Putin "wants to have all of us dead", calling the Russian leader "the devil". He also called for an unconditional ceasefire before any talks, a stance currently at odds with the official Ukrainian position.
In an interview with FRANCE 24, Russian theatre and film director Kirill Serebrennikov said that what was happening in Ukraine is indeed "a war" and that Russia "quite obviously" started it. In his native Russia, the conflict is being called a "special military operation" and describing it as a war is against the law. Serebrennikov said the "tragedy" in Ukraine breaks his heart and expressed concern that the war could transform into "hatred" [...] and destroy our hearts, our lives, our careers, everything". The director also criticised the boycott of Russian artists by Western countries.
Warsaw requested an explanation from the French ambassador over comments made by the French president. The French president strongly criticized Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki in a newspaper interview.
Many view the demonstrations, some in the form of vehicle convoys, as support for Moscow's invasion of Ukraine. But organizers say their goal is to highlight discrimination against Russians in Germany.
The Polish capital has seized an abandoned Russian diplomatic compound after decades of legal dispute. Authorities say the site, which some Poles say was used for spying, will be handed over to the Ukrainian community.
Russia's invasion of Ukraine has prompted viral videos claiming military success on both sides. But can you trust the images of drone strikes, snipers and ambushes?
Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen continue to meet with voters, just over 10 days before they go head to head in the French presidential run-off. Also, Ukraine says it has detained one of Putin's closest allies, a Ukrainian oligarch and opposition politician. Meanwhile, Kyiv refuses to meet Germany's president over his past sympathies for Russia. Finally, we tell you what a coastal grandma is and why TikTokers are crazy about this summer trend!
What happened to the Moscova? Russia's flagship cruiser in the Black Sea out of action. Moscow claims a fire on board, Kyiv is crowing that it is down to a Neptune anti-naval missile. Either way, what impact on the Kremlin's designs on the entire Ukrainian coast.
The European Space Agency's move marks the latest in the deterioration of space-based relations with Russia.
The past few days have delivered more reports of atrocities committed by the Russian military in Ukraine: women and girls raped, civilians locked up and shot, plus reports of chemical weapons being deployed in Mariupol. Calls continue for more to be done to stop Russian President Vladimir Putin. In the EU, leaders have condemned the Kremlin, decrying the attacks as "war crimes".
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