Israel says Russian President Vladimir Putin apologized for foreign minister’s Hitler remarks

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said on Thursday that Russian President Vladimir Putin had apologized for his foreign minister’s comments claiming Adolf Hitler had Jewish origins. Putin also told Bennett in a phonecall that Russia would allow civilian passage from the besieged Azovstal steel works in the Ukrainian port of Mariupol via a humanitarian corridor … Read more

Russian strike knocks out Odesa airport, says Ukrainian military

Rescuers work to remove debris from a building that was hit in a military strike, amid Russia’s invasion, in Odesa, Ukraine, April 24, 2022.STRINGER/Reuters Russian carried out missile strikes across southern and eastern Ukraine on Saturday, Ukrainian officials said, including one that destroyed the runway at the main airport in the strategic Black Sea port … Read more

Lifting sanctions against Russia part of peace talks with Ukraine, Lavrov says

Lifting sanctions imposed on Russia is part of peace negotiations between Moscow and Ukraine, which are “difficult” but continue daily, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in remarks published early on Saturday. Kyiv on warned Friday that talks on ending Russia’s invasion, now in its third month, were in danger of collapse. “At present, the … Read more