WEF 2023: Where Is Ukraine Headed?

As the war in Ukraine is inching towards its one-year completion, uncertainty and complexity are mounting. So far, the conflict has killed tens of thousands of military personnel and civilians and forced nearly eight million Ukrainian refugees to flee across Europe.  On the other side, the continuous support of the West to Ukraine and Russia’s solid military power keeps the war at a stalemate. At the World Economic Forum’s Davos Summit, Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy appealed to supply more arms and weapons to his war-torn country. Zelenskyy said, “Our collective…

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Security, Peace In Ukraine Must Outpace Russia’s Attack: Prez Zelenskyy At WEF Davos

“We can’t continue with the old rules and laws regarding global, climate and food security as all of them should be amended with new ones. We need the feat of decision-making in this civilised world. Security and peace in Ukraine must outpace with out-pacing life and democracy against Russia’s attacks,” the Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy spoke his heart out at the World Economic Forum on Wednesday. In his virtual address, Zelenskyy said, “you need one second to start the war but many days to encounter it with the same force…

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Time Magazine Names Ukrainian Prez Zelensky As ‘Person Of The Year’

Time magazine 2022 named Ukrainian President  Volodymyr Zelensky as ‘Person Of The Year’ on Wednesday. The magazine also appreciated the spirit of Ukraine throughout the difficult time of Russian exertion in the country.  Time editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal wrote ”Whether the battle for Ukraine fills one with hope or with fear, Volodymyr Zelensky galvanised the world in a way we haven’t seen in decades.” The magazine added that Zelensky had inspired Ukrainians and was recognised internationally for his courage in resisting the Russian invasion.  It also said, “Zelensky’s success as a wartime…

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5 things to know before the stock market opens Thursday

Jerome Powell, chairman of the US Federal Reserve, speaks at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC, on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2022. Valerie Plesch | Bloomberg | Getty Images Here are the most important news items that investors need to start their trading day: 1. Fed eases up Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said smaller interest rate hikes could start as soon as this month, signaling that the central bank will soon ease up on its aggressive inflation-fighting measures. Powell, speaking at the Brookings Institution Wednesday, said the Fed would continue…

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President Biden says Elon Musk’s relationships with other countries are worth looking into

Joe Biden, left, and Elon Musk Evelyn Hockstein | Reuters; Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images Asked on Wednesday whether Tesla, SpaceX and Twitter CEO Elon Musk posed a threat to national security, President Joe Biden said that the centi-billionaire’s “relationships with other countries is worthy of being looked at.” At a White House press conference on Wednesday, the President was specifically asked: “Do you think Elon Musk is a threat to U.S. national security and should the U.S., with the tools you have, investigate his joint acquisition of twitter with…

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100 Speeches In 100 Days Of War: Zelenskyy Rallies Ukraine

As Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy tells it, when Russia invaded 100 days ago, no one expected his country to survive. World leaders advised him to flee. “But they didn’t know us,” he said in a late-night video address in April when the war hit its 50th day. “And they didn’t know how brave Ukrainians are, how much we value freedom.” He could have been speaking about himself. No one knew how a 44-year-old man who had catapulted himself from the world of entertainment into the presidency would respond to an…

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Ukraine President Promises Victory Days Soon In Country

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy released a video address to the war-ravaged nation on Monday, marking the defeat of the Nazi Germany in the World War II, and promising that Ukraine will soon have two Victory Days. “We will never forget what our ancestors did in World War II. Where more than 8 million Ukrainians died. And every fifth Ukrainian didn’t return home. In total, the war claimed at least 50 million lives,” Zelenskyy said. “We don’t say we can repeat.” Zelenskyy stressed that soon there will be two Victory Days…

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Russia Launches ‘Battle of Donbas’ On Eastern Front, Ukraine Says

Russian forces tried to push through Ukrainian defences along almost the entire front line in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday, launching what President Volodymyr Zelenskiy called the “Battle of the Donbas” – the long-awaited second phase of the war. A “very large part of the entire Russian army is now focused on this offensive,” Zelenskiy said in a video address overnight. “No matter how many Russian troops they send there, we will fight. We will defend ourselves.” Zelenskiy’s chief of staff, Andriy Yermak, assured Ukrainians their forces could hold off the…

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Next Few Days Of War Are Crucial: Ukraine Prez Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Ukraine’s president warned his nation Sunday night that the coming week would be as crucial as any in the war. “Russian troops will move to even larger operations in the east of our state,” Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in his nightly address. He accused Russia of trying to evade responsibility for war crimes.  “When people lack the courage to admit their mistakes, apologise, adapt to reality and learn, they turn into monsters. And when the world ignores it, the monsters decide that it is the world that has to adapt to…

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West To Agree More Sanctions On Russia After Bucha Killings, Germany Says

Germany said on Sunday that the West would agree to impose more sanctions on Russia in the coming days after Ukraine accused Russian forces of war crimes near Kyiv, ratchetting up the already vast economic pressure on Russia over its invasion. Russia’s economy is facing the gravest crisis since the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union after the United States and its allies imposed crippling sanctions due to Putin’s Feb. 24 invasion of Ukraine. Russia on Sunday denied its forces were responsible for the deaths of civilians in the town…

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