Xi to talk to Zelensky and meet Putin next week

SINGAPORE — Chinese leader Xi Jinping plans to meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky for the first time since the start of the war in Ukraine, likely after he visits Moscow next week to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to reports. people close to the file. Meetings with Messrs. Putin and Zelensky, the latter … Read more

Moscow fumes as Ukraine plans to change Russia’s official name

Russian officials have spoken out against Ukraine’s talk of changing Russia’s official name to Muscovy, after a Ukrainian petition about a potential name change garnered 25,000 signatures. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky reportedly asked Ukrainian Prime Minister Denis Shmygal to “carefully” consider renaming Russia Muscovy, taking into account the consequences under international law and whether it … Read more

Ukraine prepares counter-offensive as Russia advances in Bakhmut

11:54 am: ‘No confirmed progress’ for Russian troops in Bakhmut, US think tank says Russia’s advance appears to have stalled in Moscow’s campaign to seize the eastern Ukrainian town of Bakhmut, a leading think tank said in an assessment of the most long ground battle of war. The Washington-based Institute for the Study of Warfare … Read more