Ex-Wagner mercenary Andrey Medvedev: ‘I apologise to the Ukrainian people’
09 March 2023 | 12:40 pm
Andrey Medvedev, a deserter of Russia's Wagner Group, almost two months after he fled to Norway. The 26-year-old Russian ex-mercenary entered the country illegally on January 13 in a bid to seek asylum there. Speaking from Oslo, Medvedev explained that he "witnessed many things" while fighting with the Wagner Group in Ukraine.
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The Czech Republic has mastered the largest immigration influx in its history — to the advantage of the business sector. Many Ukrainians have legal jobs, despite nationalist narratives.
The monks in the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra monastery of Ukrainian Orthodox Church have been accused of having links to Russia. The abbot of the monastery was placed under house arrest for 60 days.
Russia has deported more than 16,000 children since the start of the invasion, according to Kyiv. The International Criminal Court has accused Vladimir Putin of war crimes for unlawfully deporting children.
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Five EU countries have said massive imports of cheaper Ukrainian grain are putting local farmers under pressure. They're pushing Brussels to help.
Speaking to DW in Strasbourg, Sergey Lagodinsky, a Green Party MEP, said some 16,000 Ukrainian children have been abducted and taken to Russia since the war in Ukraine began. It's a huge problem, the parliamentarian said, urging the EU to address the issue.
The Ukrainian government doesn't want its athletes competing against Russians. But some think that sends out the wrong message and risks surrendering the platform of international sport to Russian propaganda.
One key development at the G7 in Hiroshima: US President Joe Biden decided to allow Ukrainian pilots to train on American-made F-16 jets. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and other leaders welcomed the move.
Art curator Yuliia Berdiiarova is among over one million people who have fled to Germany from Ukraine. She's now working to ensure that Ukrainian art gets its proper place in history.
Desperate families are trying to secure the release of more than 20,000 Ukrainians held captive by Russia. Rights activists have said the Geneva Conventions are being violated.
Elena Kolbasnikova, a Ukrainian national who lives in the western German city of Cologne and has spoken out in support of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, argues that she has a right to freedom of speech.
Born and raised in a small coal-mining town in eastern Ukraine, our guest lost her family home in 2014 when the region was occupied by Russian-backed separatists, and her parents and sister were forced to flee as internally displaced people. Her poetry offers powerful glimpses into how one woman finds herself affected by a life-altering conflict. Her latest collection is entitled "Apricots of Donbas". In Perspective, we spoke to award-winning Ukrainian poet, playwright and screenwriter Lyuba Yakimchuk.
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