UK spy chief says Putin advisors fear telling truth on Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s advisors fear telling him the truth about his “failing” Ukraine war strategy, the head of Britain’s top communications spying agency said. Putin had “massively misjudged” the invasion, the director of Britain’s intelligence agency GCHQ Jeremy Fleming said to the Australian National University in Canberra. Fleming said Putin had underestimated the Ukraine … Read more

More than 100 Ukrainian children have been killed since the war began, according to UNICEF

A small girl is seen crying while attending a demonstration of solidarity with Ukraine, during which ‘Ode to Joy’, the EU anthem, was sung in Polish and Ukrainian languages. Photo by Beata Zawrzel/NurPhoto via Getty Images UNICEF has documented more than 100 children killed in the war in Ukraine, the agency said Wednesday. The organization … Read more

ANALYSIS | Massimo D’Angelo: Ukraine war – Turkey’s unique role in peace negotiations

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu (C) gives a thank you speech during the peace talks between delegations from Russia and Ukraine at Dolmabahce Presidential Office in Istanbul, Turkey on 29 March 2022. PHOTO: Cem Ozdel/Anadolu Agency via Getty If Turkey emerges as having played a key role in ending Russian violence against Ukraine, then … Read more

Two killed in shooting at McDonald’s in Dutch city

Two people were killed after a gunman opened fire in a McDonald’s restaurant in the northern Dutch city of Zwolle on Wednesday, police and local media said. “Two people were killed in a shooting incident,” Dutch police tweeted, with local broadcaster RTL Oost saying the incident happened around 18:00 in a McDonald’s. Witnesses told RTL … Read more