Russia scoffs but Putin could stand trial for alleged war crimes, ICC chief prosecutor says | CNN

[ad_1] CNN  —  The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor believes Russian President Vladimir Putin could stand trial for alleged crimes committed during Russia’s war in Ukraine, he told CNN on Friday, despite Moscow’s arguments that it is not subject to the court’s decisions. In an interview with CNN’s Clarissa Ward, Chief Prosecutor Karim Khan pointed … Read more

The giant Antonov An-225 plane was destroyed in Russia’s invasion. But Ukraine says it will fly again | CNN

[ad_1] Hostomel, Ukraine CNN  —  The sheared nose cone of the Antonov An-225 cargo plane towers over Yevhen Bashynsky. Affectionately known as the Mriya, or “Dream,” the leviathan plane was the pride of Ukraine and of 38-year-old Bashynsky, one of its pilots. This is the first time Bashynsky has come back to see what remains … Read more

Russia arrests anti-war activist following blast that killed hawkish blogger | CNN

[ad_1] CNN  —  Russian authorities have detained a 26-year-old anti-war protester, claiming she was involved in the blast that killed well-known military blogger Vladlen Tatarsky at a cafe in St. Petersburg on Sunday. The country’s interior ministry added Daria Trepova to a wanted list following the explosion, and her arrest was announced on Telegram by … Read more

Inside Donald Trump’s rocky relationship with the Supreme Court | CNN Politics

[ad_1] Editor’s Note: Adapted from “NINE BLACK ROBES: Inside the Supreme Court’s Drive to the Right and Its Historic Consequences,” by Joan Biskupic, published by William Morrow. CNN  —  Some Supreme Court justices thought Donald Trump was setting them up. Two days after the official swearing-in of Justice Brett Kavanaugh in October 2018, the president … Read more

Prominent Russian military blogger killed in St. Petersburg cafe blast | CNN

[ad_1] CNN  —  A well-known Russian military blogger was killed in an explosion at a cafe in St. Petersburg on Sunday, officials said, in what appeared to be an audacious attack on a high-profile pro-Kremlin figure. Vladlen Tatarsky died when a blast tore through the cafe where he was appearing as a guest of a … Read more

A Wagner soldier returned home after fighting for Russia. Days later he was a murder suspect | CNN

[ad_1] CNN  —  A convicted murderer who was allowed to leave prison in Russia to join the Wagner private military company and fight in Ukraine was arrested within days of returning home on suspicion of killing an elderly woman. Ivan Rossomakhin was already a repeat-offender when he was sentenced to 10 years in prison for … Read more

How a team of US and Canadian surgeons try to repair faces shattered by war in Ukraine | CNN

[ad_1] Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine CNN  —  Lesya Belinska is proud of her son. She stands next to Roman Belinsky at her home and hugs him with one arm. Belinsky waves her away, embarrassed. Belinsky’s face is badly disfigured from a serious combat injury. The 42-year-old was discharged from duty recently, but still wears his army uniform. … Read more

England hands Ukraine defeat on emotional night at Wembley Stadium | CNN

[ad_1] Wembley Stadium, London CNN  —  The sight of Ukrainian flags flying along Wembley Way – the road approaching the iconic Wembley Stadium – took on extra significance Sunday as Ukraine faced England in its Euro 2024 qualifier. While the horrors of war continue to cast a shadow over its country, here was the Ukrainian … Read more

Russia plans to station tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus, Putin says | CNN

[ad_1] CNN  —  Russia plans to station tactical nuclear weapons in neighboring Belarus, President Vladimir Putin said Saturday. Moscow will complete the construction of a special storage facility for tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus by the beginning of July, Putin told state broadcaster Russia 1. He said Moscow had already transferred an Iskander short-range missile … Read more

Russia launches deadly strikes across Ukraine as China’s Xi departs Moscow | CNN

[ad_1] CNN  —  Russia unleashed a wave of deadly attacks on towns and cities across Ukraine on Wednesday as Chinese leader Xi Jinping departed from Moscow following talks with President Vladimir Putin. Xi left Russia’s capital pledging to deepen ties with Putin but the meetings failed to achieve a breakthrough on Ukraine. As Xi flew … Read more