Crisis mandates bridge-building

According to recent news reports, the United Nations and Turkey are mulling the creation of a “humanitarian contact group” which will meet on Turkish territory with the participation of Ukrainian and Russian officials.

Mitsotakis reaffirms strong bonds uniting Greece and US

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis reaffirmed the strong historical bonds uniting Greece and the United States while also touching on several important issues including the Russian invasion of Ukraine and Turkey’s conduct in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Europe accused of ‘double standard’ on Ukrainian refugees

The quick acceptance of Ukrainians fleeing Russia’s aggression puts a spotlight on Europe’s “double standard” for migrants, standing against its nonwelcome for people fleeing violence in Africa, the Mideast and elsewhere, the head of the world’s largest humanitarian network said Monday.

Group of Ukrainian athletes train in Albania, miss home

After fleeing from a war zone, a group of young Ukrainian track and field athletes have made their way to safety in Albania. Their minds are still between the two countries. “I miss my mother’s food and grandmother’s advice,” said 17-year-old Maria Lariva, who throws the shot put.

US, Western Europe fret over uncertain Ukraine war endgame

An interminable and unwinnable war in Europe? That’s what NATO leaders fear and are bracing for as Russia’s war in Ukraine grinds into its third month with little sign of a decisive military victory for either side and no resolution in sight.