Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant, Ukraine

Zaporizhzhia

What do you do with infrastructure that your invading army has seized? In early March, the Russians captured the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant (ZNPP). This is the largest nuclear power plant in Europe which has six reactors with a total capacity of 6 GW. Despite being captured and having interim curator managers sent from the…

Russia’s Litany of Deliberate Murder, Violence and Death in Ukraine

Russia murdering children

The United Nations has confirmed 4,395 civilian deaths resulting from Russia’s outright war against Ukraine and injuries of 5,390 civilians. The statistical update covers the period from February 24 to June 12, according to the UNHCR. Among the dead are 275 children, as well as 451 among the wounded. The organization emphasizes that the real…

Stop Bloody Energy

Stop Bloody Energy

Dozens of activists from Ukraine and Europe within the Stop Bloody Energy initiative held a rally in Davos against the energy business, which continues to operate in Russia. Russia has unleashed the most brutal and bloodiest war of the 21st century. Russia has been destroying Ukraine for three months. Tens of thousands of people were…

End the War, and Punish Russia

Mark Leonard

Most Europeans want an end to the war in Urkaine as soon as possible, even if it means territorial losses for Ukraine, says a major new survey. While Europeans are in solidarity with Ukraine, only in Poland it is the most popular view that punishing Russia for its aggression should be an immediate priority.  The survey…

More Arms Needed for Ukraine

MEPs have welcomed the “unity and additional sanctions” delivered by the European Council but called for “more arms to Ukraine and more attention to those struggling within the EU.” Last Wednesday, MEPs discussed the conclusions of last week’s European Council summit with Presidents Charles Michel and Ursula von der Leyen. MEPs very broadly welcomed the…

War Correspondents in Ukraine Pay Heavy Price for Telling Truth

Iryna Venediktova

Thirty-two journalists have been killed in Russia’s war against Ukraine. Official enquiries into all deadly incidents are continuing The Ukrainian Office of the Prosecutor General and regional prosecutors’ offices provide procedural guidance about criminal proceedings into crimes committed by Russian forces against 147 media representatives, including 28 foreign nationals. During the brutal Russian invasion of…

Denmark Joins EU Common Defence and Security Policy

Denmark

The Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament have congratulated the Danish people for voting in last week’s referendum to overturn their 30-year-old opt-out from the EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP).  Following on from the Swedish and Finnish applications for NATO membership, the Danish vote is yet another historic response to Russian aggression…

Let’s Not Talk About 100 Days of War

Ukrainian Resistance

Russia’s unprovoked war against Ukraine has now passed more than 100 days, when the Russian leadership had previously talked about a “special military operation” that they bragged would be completed in 3 days. The Russian leadership now purposefully keeps silent about the war in Ukraine. They hope by this action to prevent anti-war protests within…

Russian Rocket Attack on Nitric Acid Tank at Severodonetsk Azot

Severodonetsk Azot

Russian propaganda has tried to blame Ukrainian forces for deadly explosions causing toxic fumes from a chemical factory in Severodonetsk. The Russian claims have been robustly rejected by Ukraine. The Severodonetsk Azot Chemical plant came under attack from Russian rockets at approximately 14:00 on 31 May. At the time of the attack the plant premises…