Ukraine's Ministry of Foreign Affairs accuses Russian President Vladimir Putin of having deep-rooted antisemitism, claiming that his obsession with Ukrainian President Zelenskyy's Jewish origin is indicative of this.
Ukraine's former defense minister warns that negotiations with Russia won't bring peace as Putin aims to destroy Ukraine and assimilate its citizens into the Russian Federation, emphasizing the need for international support to prevent world war III.
Former U.S. President George W. Bush believes Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is tough like a Texan and warns that if Russia's President Vladimir Putin is not stopped in Ukraine, the U.S. will have to be involved in supporting neighboring countries like Poland, Lithuania, and Latvia.
Russian General Andrey Mordvichev, promoted by President Vladimir Putin, sees the invasion of Ukraine as just the beginning of a longer and expanding conflict with Europe.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his forces in occupied southern Ukraine are determined to retain control of Crimea, as it is key to Russia's regional power projection and allows them to dominate the Black Sea region, project force into the Mediterranean, and supply their units in neighboring oblasts.
Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva plans to bring Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Russian President Vladimir Putin together for peace negotiations at the UN General Assembly, focusing on avoiding war.
Ukraine's president, Volodymyr Zelensky, believes that the West must continue its support for the country in order to counter Russia's attempts to exhaust Ukraine and wear out its partners' resolve, as a long war would weaken both Russia and its leader, Vladimir Putin.
Russia's regional and municipal elections, including in annexed regions from Ukraine, have bolstered support for President Vladimir Putin, despite accusations of vote rigging and Ukraine's condemnation of Moscow's control over the regions.
The European Union condemns the "illegitimate" elections held in Russian-annexed parts of Ukraine, while a UN official says that Russia's aggression in Ukraine is synonymous with torture and inhuman cruelty; meanwhile, the Kremlin spokesperson claims that no one will be able to compete with Putin if he runs for president in 2024, and the UN Human Rights Commissioner states that Russia's withdrawal from a grain deal is fueling global food insecurity. Ukrainian forces regain control of drilling platforms near the Crimean coast and Putin arrives in Vladivostok for the Eastern Economic Forum, while South Korean media reports that Kim Jong Un is en route to Russia, and Ukraine reports advances in Bakhmut and Donetsk city. Finally, Brazil's President Lula says it's up to the judiciary whether to arrest Putin if he visits the country.
President of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, expresses his hope for the Russia-Ukraine war to end before the upcoming G20 Summit in Brazil and invites President Putin and Xi Jinping to attend.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is expected to visit Russia for a meeting with President Vladimir Putin, raising concerns about a potential arms deal and increased military cooperation between the two countries.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has requested weapons and support from North Korea amid the invasion of Ukraine, but experts doubt it will significantly impact the war, according to Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Russian President Vladimir Putin indicated that he is preparing for a prolonged war in Ukraine, stating that Kyiv could potentially use any ceasefire to rearm and that the US will continue to view Russia as an enemy regardless of the outcome of the 2024 US election.
Russian President Vladimir Putin praised the criminal cases against former US President Donald Trump, stating that they expose the "rottenness" of the American political system and that the Kremlin was pleased to hear of Trump's plans to end the war with Ukraine.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's visit to Russia has raised concerns that he may provide military support to President Putin's war in Ukraine.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un expressed his "full and unconditional support" to Russian President Vladimir Putin in their meeting, raising concerns about a potential weapons and satellite technology exchange between the two countries that could aid Russia in its war in Ukraine and assist North Korea in achieving its nuclear missile goals.
Russian President Vladimir Putin praises the legal troubles faced by former US President Donald Trump, claiming it benefits Russia.
Former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has urged Donald Trump not to abandon U.S. support for Ukraine if he becomes president in 2024, warning that a Russian victory would be catastrophic for the West and American leadership.
Ukraine has shelled Russia's Belgorod region, launched airstrikes on occupied Crimea, and destroyed Russian air defense systems in Crimea, resulting in casualties and damage; meanwhile, Russian President Putin has accepted an invitation to visit North Korea and is expecting a visit from Belarusian President Lukashenko.
The claim that Russian President Vladimir Putin's decision to invade Ukraine was non-rational is flawed, as rationality in international politics is not solely defined by success or adherence to moral standards, but rather by the ability to make sense of the world, employ credible theories, and engage in a deliberative process to achieve certain goals. Putin and his advisers viewed the West's efforts to make Ukraine a bulwark as an existential threat, leading them to believe that the invasion was a war of self-defense aimed at preventing an adverse shift in the balance of power.
Former President Donald Trump expressed appreciation for recent praise from Russian leader Vladimir Putin and asserted that he could resolve the war in Ukraine within 24 hours if re-elected, while providing few details on his plan.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky warns that Russian President Vladimir Putin could ignite World War III unless more assistance is provided, comparing Putin to "a second Hitler" and emphasizing the need to stop him from invading other countries.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un expresses gratitude towards Russian President Vladimir Putin for his hospitality during his visit, fueling concerns in the West over potential military cooperation between the two countries amidst ongoing sanctions.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky emphasizes that US financial support to Ukraine is not only about aiding the country in its fight against Russia, but also about preventing Vladimir Putin's further global aggression.
Ukraine's special services are likely responsible for drone strikes on Wagner-backed forces in Sudan, raising concerns about the escalation of Russia-Ukraine conflict beyond the frontlines; Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell defends Ukraine's request for more aid ahead of Ukrainian President Zelensky's visit to the US Capitol; President Zelensky warns the UN General Assembly that Russia's invasion of Ukraine is not only about Ukraine but also about weaponizing food and energy and turning other countries' power plants into "dirty bombs"; Zelensky calls for global unity to defeat Russia's aggression and accuses Russia of kidnapping Ukrainian children and weaponizing the food supply; Russian President Putin is seeking support from North Korea and Iran while Ukraine continues to gain support from numerous countries.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky calls on Donald Trump to provide concrete details and take action on his promise to end the Russian invasion of Ukraine, stating that simply giving up Ukrainian land is not a peace formula.
Russian President Vladimir Putin wants the war in Ukraine to end as soon as possible, according to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, but the conflict shows no signs of finishing after almost 19 months.