Radio Free Europe

RFE/RL journalists report the news in 22 countries where a free press is banned by the government or not fully established, including Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Russia.

https://www.rferl.org/

U.S., Russian Defense Chiefs Speak For First Time Since Ukraine Invasion

U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin (left) and Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu

U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin (left) and Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin used his first conversation with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu since the start of the Russia's all-out invasion of Ukraine to call for an immediate cease-fire there, the Pentagon has said.

Live Briefing: Russia's Invasion Of Ukraine

RFE/RL's Live Briefing gives you all of the major developments on Russia's invasion, how Kyiv is fighting back, the plight of civilians, and Western reaction . For all of RFE/RL's coverage of the war, click here .

"Secretary Austin urged an immediate cease-fire in Ukraine and emphasized the importance of maintaining lines of communication," the U.S. Defense Department said in a statement on May 13.
The Pentagon provided no other details of Austin and Shoigu's first direct talks since February 18, nearly a week before tens of thousands of Russian troops poured across the Russian and Belarusian borders into Ukraine. The invasion has been met with fierce and surprisingly effective Ukrainian defenses supported by Western military shipments and funding, and sparked unprecedented trade, financial, and diplomatic sanctions against Russia as well as Western girding of areas that border Russia. The Pentagon and U.K. military briefers have said they believe the Russian military planners wildly overestimated possible local sympathy for Moscow and that the invaders' military aims are weeks behind schedule. Russian officials have hinted at a campaign to control major eastern and southern swaths of Ukraine and possibly try to seize Ukraine's entire Black Sea coast.

Based on reporting by AFP

Останні новини
Concern grows as more countries detect monkeypox - DW News.

Concern grows as more countries detect monkeypox - DW News.

The UK and other European countries have reported a small number of human monkeypox infections, a virus rarely seen in Europe. The US, Canada and Australia are also investigating cases. Health services remain puzzled over how the virus is transmit...

1

'Ukraine's destroyed Donbas is HELL as Russia piles on pressure', warns Zelensky.

'Ukraine's destroyed Donbas is HELL as Russia piles on pressure', warns Zelensky.

Russia’s renewed offensive in Ukraine’s Donbas has destroyed the eastern region and turned it into “hell”, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Thursday, accusing Moscow of carrying out senseless bombardments. After failing to take Ukrai...

Democrats are pushing a new 'war on terror' on American citizens: Greenwald.

Democrats are pushing a new 'war on terror' on American citizens: Greenwald.

Glenn Greenwald tells 'The Ingraham Angle' that unlike the first war on terror, this one is increasingly a war on terror on domestic soil aimed not at foreign nationals, but domestic citizens. House Democrats plus Adam Kinzinger voted to nearly cr...

1

Rising Broadway stars in ‘A Whole New World’ shine spotlight on AAPHI representation.

Rising Broadway stars in ‘A Whole New World’ shine spotlight on AAPHI representation.

Shoba Narayan and Michael Malikael play Jasmine and Aladdin in the new Broadway show ‘A Whole New World.’ Also, director Jon M. Chu is paving the way in Hollywood while celebrating community.

Footballer Jack Grealish praises Jake Daniels' 'courage' to reveal his sexuality.

Footballer Jack Grealish praises Jake Daniels' 'courage' to reveal his sexuality.

Manchester City footballer, Jack Grealish, has told Sky News the game has taken a "massive step forward" after Jake Daniels came out as gay. Speaking at an event promoting diversity and inclusion in football, Jack Grealish said he thinks the Black...

'It's a scary time to be a comedian ' - Mandel on Chris Rock & Dave Chapelle ON STAGE assaults.

'It's a scary time to be a comedian ' - Mandel on Chris Rock & Dave Chapelle ON STAGE assaults.

America's Got Talent judge and stand up comic Howie Mandel joins Piers Morgan to discuss the current state of comedy and stand up in light of Will Smith's attack on Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscars and Dave Chappelle being attacked on stage by someon...

1 1