Myanmar Bank missive suggests junta seeks more than financial ties with Russia

Recent moves by the Central Bank of Myanmar to promote cooperation between military-owned lenders and their Russian counterparts suggest the junta is seeking more than financial ties to the Kremlin and may be brokering a back channel for arms deals, analysts said Wednesday. In an April 25 letter, the Central…

Indonesia confirms invitation to Ukraine for G-20 summit, says Putin will attend

Indonesia has asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to be a guest at the G-20 summit, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said Friday, belatedly confirming an invitation to the war-torn European nation’s leader that the United States had urged him to extend. The Indonesian president also said that Vladimir Putin, the leader…

Sisters 'cooking for Ukraine' overwhelmed by public response in Hong Kong

The Ukrainian owners of an Eastern European restaurant in Hong Kong have started selling snacks and dishes from their hometowns to fund their country’s humanitarian efforts after the Russian invasion, they told RFA’s Cantonese Service. Sisters Olena Smith and Oksana Shevchuk have been selling Eastern European foods in the city…

Russia “Wants Agreement”, Ukraine Demands “Immediate Ceasefire”: 10 Facts

Ukraine War: Ukraine retains control over its major cities, including capital Kyiv Holding strong against the Russian invasion and retaining control over its major cities, Ukraine has started speaking to Russia on finding a way forward. The move comes as protests against Russia grow, both within its borders and beyond…