Connect with us

Ukraine Crisis

Does the answer to ending the Ukraine War sit with the United States?

Published

on

As the war in Ukraine enters week eight, many political analysts and politicians around the world are speculating how it may end (if it ends at all)

The war in Ukraine is entering week eight and the aggression by Russia only seems to be intensifying, despite the massive amounts of troops lost in battle.

Word on the street is that the Kremlin is no longer just wanting to take the country, but “eliminate” all of its people, with civilians caught in the attacks and the number of innocent lives lost entering their thousands.

Russia wants to “Eliminate all Ukrainians” – Zlata Kolesnyk says

Last week, a mass casualty event on a Ukrainian train station was one of the biggest attacks on civilians by Russian forces yet. Over 50 people, including young children, died.

Despite news that Kremlin forces are withdrawing from key parts of Ukraine, they seem to be moving towards other parts of the country, to amass their destruction.

FILE PHOTO: Servicemen are seen near the village of Zolote, disengagement area of government and Russian-backed rebel troops, in the eastern Ukrainian region of Luhansk, Ukraine November 2, 2019. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich/File Photo

So when will it end, and more importantly, how?

It’s the question that many have been asking and wanting answers to. When will Vladimir Putin back down?

Professor Yanis Varoufakis, a professor in politics and the Former Greek Minister of Finance, says the answers to a resolution may sit with the United States and Joe Biden’s administration.

Speaking exclusively to Ticker News, Varoufakis says what just might be needed amongst all of this aggression is a summit, hosted by the U.S, which may provide some kind of opportunity for a ceasefire and “bring Ukraine back to where it was before Feb 24”

Varoufakis revealed if the conflict is not resolved soon, then a “permanent Afghanistan-like situation” is likely. Meaning Ukraine will be a war zone for the greater future, a battleground between a Democracy and Soviet Union.

CNN
Makariv hit by air attacks.

Russia’s war crimes

The Kremlin continues to be investigated for its war crimes. Germany’s foreign minister has stated that there are “massive indications of war crimes” committed within Ukraine, by Kremlin forces.

“In the end, the courts will have to decide, but for us, it is central to secure all evidence,” Annalena Baerbock told reporters before a meeting with fellow European Union ministers in Luxembourg.

Despite nine evacuation corridors agreed to between Ukraine and Russia, there continues to be a high level of risk for those trying to flee the war-torn nation.

Ukraine’s deputy prime minister says that Kyiv is aiming to evacuate civilians from several regions in and around the country’s south and east via these humanitarian corridors. Despite any risks, the deputy PM stated that such corridors had been agreed to by the two countries and it is up to Russia to keep their word and allow the evacuation of the innocent.

Anthony Lucas is reporter, presenter and social media producer with ticker News. Anthony holds a Bachelor of Professional Communication, with a major in Journalism from RMIT University as well as a Diploma of Arts and Entertainment journalism from Collarts. He’s previously worked for 9 News, ONE FM Radio and Southern Cross Austerio’s Hit Radio Network. 

Ukraine Crisis

Zelensky addresses the U.N. as protests break out in Russia

Published

on

Zelensky addresses the U.N. as protests over Putin’s mobilisation plan break out in Russia

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky addresses the U.N. General Assembly in New York.

Zelensky says his nation just wants peace and believes Russia should be punished and ostracised for its actions.

“A crime has been committed against Ukraine and we demand just punishment. The crime was committed against our state borders. The crime was committed against the lives of our people,” Zelensky said. “Ukraine demands punishment for trying to steal our territory”.

In the powerful speech, the Ukrainian President also called for Russia to lose its U.N. veto power. Russia is currently one of the five permanent members of the Security Council.

He is also seeking more military aid, pleading for more weapons to help liberate his country’s land.

Protests engulf major Russia cities

In Russia, police have arrested hundreds of protestors who are rallying against Vladimir Putin’s military mobilisation.

Human rights group OVD Info estimates more than 1,000 people have been taken into custody so far. The largest number of arrests were made in St Petersburg and Moscow.

As the Kremlin announced its intention to call up thousands of extra troops to fight the warn in Ukraine, flights departing Russia sold out almost immediately.

The mobilisation will likely see at least 300,000 military reservists drafted to bolster Russia’s forces.

In Moscow, the prosecutor’s office is warning that calls on the internet to join protests, or participation in these protests, could result in up to 15 years in jail time.

Russia’s disinformation laws about the war have made public demonstrations rare.

In his first national televised address since the war began, Putin said he will use “all available means” to protect Russian territory.

In theory, this could include nuclear weapons.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says the alliance remains vigilant.

“We will make sure that there is no misunderstanding in Moscow about exactly how we will react. Of course it depends upon what kind of situation or what kind or weapons they may use. The most important thing is to prevent that from happening and that is why we have been so clear in our communications with Russia about the unprecedented consequences,” Stoltenberg said.

Meanwhile, Putin’s mobilisation follows weeks of heavy losses for Russia in Ukraine, with Kyiv recapturing a huge area just east of Kharkiv.

Continue Reading

Ukraine Crisis

U.S. to provide Ukraine with tanks in the future

Published

on

U.S. to provide Ukraine with tanks in the future, but there is a catch

The U.S. will provide tanks to Ukraine in the future, but issues with maintenance and training may delay the rollout.

Ukraine has received billions of dollars worth of weapons and military equipment, allowing the war-torn nation to defend itself against Putin’s regime.

Russian forces are continuing to “conduct airstrikes that are impacting civilian infrastructure”, most recently striking a “dam near Kryvyi Rih”, according to a top U.S. official.

“This disturbing pattern which includes strikes that hit power stations last week continues to show Russian forces’ disregard for civilian life,” the official added.

When it comes to further military aid, the offical confirmed tanks are “absolutely on the table”, but are not an option for the immediate battle.

Once training, maintenance and sustainment issues are addressed, the roll out is more likely.

This follows verified reports Ukraine has successfully shot down 55 Russian
fighter jets.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky vowed there would be no let-up in fighting to regain
territory lost to Russia.

Continue Reading

Ukraine Crisis

Mass burial site discovered in Ukraine

Published

on

A mass grave with over 400 bodies has been found in Ukraine’s Kharkiv region

The price of war is beginning to reveal itself in Ukraine as a mass grave, with over 400 bodies has been discovered in the recently liberated Kharkiv region.

The burial site was found in the city of Izyum, an area captured by Russian forces at the beginning of the war, and a victim to ultimate brutality.

Over recent days, Ukrainian forces have recaptured the area. So far, they have discovered over 1000 bodies in the city, with this number rising every day.

The mass grave site shows the extent of Russia’s atrocities, although Russia denies responsibility.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is launching an investigation and says “Russia leaves death everywhere and it must be held accountable for that.”

Continue Reading

Trending Now

Copyright © 2022 The Ticker Company PTY LTD