Volodymyr Zelensky appears at Glastonbury by video link

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky has appeared at Glastonbury to urge festival-goers to ‘spread the truth’ about the country’s conflict with Russia.   Zelensky made his appeal in English in a recorded video message to tens of thousands of festival-goers in southwest England before the start of a set by The Libertines. Wearing his now-trademark military green … Read more

J.K. Rowling falls victim to Russian pranksters on Zoom call

The Harry Potter author has appeared on a disastrous Zoom call promoting her charity work, as she slammed the “distasteful” interaction. J.K. Rowling has fallen victim to notorious Russian pranksters who fooled the famed author into thinking she was speaking with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky. In a 13-minute Zoom call posted to YouTube, the 56-year-old … Read more

U.S. spy agencies reviewing own intelligence mistakes in Russian war on Ukraine – National

The question was posed in a private briefing to US intelligence officials weeks before Russia launched its invasion in late February: Was Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelenskyy made in the mold of Britain’s Winston Churchill? or from Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani? In other words, would Zelensky lead a historic resistance or flee as his government collapsed? Read … Read more

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has a video call with Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher

President Volodymyr Zelensky lauded Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher for raising roughly $35 million to support refugees fleeing war-torn Ukraine. The 44-year-old Ukrainian president had a video call with the celebrity couple on Sunday to discuss their work, as the number of Ukrainian refugees surged past 3.2 million, according to the most recent United Nations … Read more

US and Europe weigh plans for Ukrainian government in exile

CNN — US and European officials have been discussing how the West would support a government in exile helmed by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky should he have to flee Kyiv, Western officials told CNN. The discussions have ranged from supporting Zelensky and top Ukrainian officials in a potential move to Lviv in western Ukraine, to … Read more

Zelensky thanks Kate and William for ‘standing by Ukraine’s brave citizens at this crucial time’

Prince William and Kate were thanked this morning by Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky and his wife after the royals said they stood with them in their fight. The supportive message from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge was sent on Saturday as Putin’s forces bombarded the country. And this morning Mr Zelensky and his wife … Read more

US official says Russian troops could move into pro-Moscow regions of Ukraine in the coming hours

CNN — The US expects Russian troops could move into the Donbas region of Ukraine as soon as Monday evening or Tuesday eastern time, after Russian President Vladimir Putin recognized the two pro-Moscow territories as independent, a senior US official familiar with the latest the intelligence tells CNN. The US is still seeing preparations for … Read more