Discrimination: Reaction to Wimbledon’s Russia, Belarus ban.

Wimbledon has banned entry to players from Russia, Belarus due to the war in Ukraine. Updated by Faith Barbara Namagembe at 1629 EAT on Friday 22 April 2022. Wimbledon’s ban on Russian and Belarusian players is “complete discrimination” and does not make sense, Andrey Rublev said, while world number one Novak Djokovic said he “cannot support”…

Russian flagship Moskva ‘seriously damaged’ by explosion.

Russia says damage caused by ammunition detonating ‘as a result of a fire’, Ukraine says it targeted the vessel with missile strikes. Published by Faith Barbara Namagembe at 1058 EAT on Thursday 14 April 2022. Russia’s Black Sea flagship leading the naval assault on Ukraine has been “seriously damaged” by an explosion that a Ukrainian…

Ukraine Retakes Whole Kyiv Region As Russian Troops Pull Back

By Musisi Yiga John @razzo_ug Updated at 0828 EAT on 03 April 2022. Ukraine’s defence ministry says its forces have seized control of the Kyiv region from Russian troops as officials warned that the departing soldiers were creating a “catastrophic” situation for civilians by leaving behind mines. The announcement on Saturday marks the first time…

Pentagon Confirms Russia has used hypersonic missiles in Ukraine

Moscow launches cruise and hypersonic missiles targeting Ukrainian military assets as it steps up its military offensive. Updated at 0512 EAT on Monday 21st March 2022 – HICGI News Agency & News Agencies – Follow us here US officials have confirmed Putin has used hypersonic missiles in Ukraine-Russia War. Sources to HICGI News Agency indicate…

Boris Plans Face-To-Face Meeting With Biden To Plot Ukraine Endgame

By Musisi Yiga John Updated at 1316 EAT on 18th March 2022. Boris Johnson is planning a face-to-face meeting with Joe Biden to plot the endgame’ in Ukraine after crisis rejuvenated the Special Relationship. The PM is expected to hold talks with the US president at a Nato summit in Brussels next week, amid speculation that Britain…

Russia-Ukraine peace talks sounding more realistic; zelenskyy.

Kyiv sees room for compromise as Russian and Ukrainian delegations prepare for a new round of talks on Wednesday. Published by Faith Barbara Namagembe at 1158 EAT on Wednesday 16/03/2022. Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has said peace talks with Russia were beginning to sound “more realistic” but that more time was needed to ensure the…

Anti-war protester interrupts Russian TV news show.

Act of dissent comes amid government crackdown on independent journalism and anti-war protests. Published by Faith Barbara Namagembe at 1115 EAT on Tuesday 15/03/2022. An anti-war protester has interrupted a live evening news programme on Russia’s state television, holding up a sign behind the studio presenter that said “NO WAR. Stop the war” and “Don’t…

War in Ukraine: Russian forces accused of abducting second mayor

Updated at 1634 EAT on Sunday 13 March 2022 Edited By KIGGWE MOSES Ukraine’s government has accused the Russian military of abducting another mayor in an area that it has captured. Yevhen Matveyev was seized in the southern town of Dniprorudne, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba tweeted, accusing Russia of “terror” tactics. Earlier, Russia installed…

Russia Ukraine war: Two weeks that changed the world.

By Adam Bukenya Updated at 2126 EAT What you need to know: Russian President Vladimir Putin announces a “special military operation” to “demilitarise and de-nazify” Ukraine and support Moscow-backed separatists in the east. Russia invaded Ukraine in the early hours of February 24, setting off the worst conflict in Europe in decades. We look back on…

Top Russia, Ukraine diplomats in Turkey for first talks.

Negotiations mediated by Ankara are the first high-level contact between the two sides since Moscow’s invasion of its ex-Soviet neighbour. Published by Faith Barbara Namagembe at 1127 EAT on Thursday 10/03/2022. The foreign ministers of Russia and Ukraine are set for face-to-face talks in Turkey in the first high-level contact between the two sides since…