8 mn read Since the Russian regime of Vladimir Putin launched its invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, the international community has been quick to condemn it. However, according to formerly secret Russian military documents recently released by the Ukrainian Intelligence Service, when Belarusian dictator and Putin’s ally Alexander Lukashenko was facing massive protests over the use of “election fraud” to extend his presidency back in 2020, Putin originally planned to invade and occupy Belarus to avoid the overthrow of Lukashenko’s regime. Putin’s regime has been working to support Lukashenko and cool the opposition since then. Opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, a candidate for the 2020 presidential election in Belarus, answered questions about the situation in Belarus during a session with Eat News at an online event.
9 mn read The Russian invasion of Ukraine, now ongoing for over 10 weeks, has caused deaths and injuries to Ukrainian and Russian soldiers and civilians and has also led to a global price spike. Being closest to the war zone, Eastern Europe has been most directly affected. In an exclusive interview with Eat News, Danilo Türk, former president of Slovenia from 2007 to 2012 and current president of Club de Madrid, the world’s largest forum of former heads of state, analyzes recent elections in Slovenia, Serbia, Hungary, and France.
3 mn read Rishi Sunak is expected to announce his spring statement soon. The statement concerns the second anniversary of the previous Covid-19 lockdown. The statement by the Exchequer Chancellor comes at a time when the British economy is healing from the adverse effects of Covid-19 and the new war in Ukraine.
5 mn read It has been more than a month since Russia invaded Ukraine. Although Ukraine is fighting alone and has received material support from Western democracies, including military weapons, Russian troops continue to encircle Kyiv east, south, and north. Taiwan, which is in a similar situation to Ukraine, is also listed as a “tinderbox” by the international media. In an interview with Eat News, Alfons López Tena, a former member of the Spanish General Council of the Judiciary and a former member of the Catalan Parliament, said that Taiwan should be worried but also breathe a sigh of relief.
3 mn read The recent suspension of Russian football clubs from international football competitions is no new fate in Asia. As time as proven, this ban would be a heavy blow for the country to take as far as football and sports are concerned. Cities such as Tehran, Yangon, and Pyongyang have their stories to tell, and perhaps Moscow could use them as its mirror of what is to come.
3 mn read A prime concept that came up in front of Indian administration after Russia’s invasion in Ukraine is to study abroad over choosing to stay here. After Russia’s President Vladimir Putin decided to invade Ukraine through borders and skylines, Indian administration is on its mission to evacuate all the Indians, majorly students who were pursuing higher studies in the country. Surprisingly, maximum is from medical field and just started their semesters. No doubt, studying overseas is not a new concept in India and is being followed even before independence. But it is odd that despite of some prestigious medical colleges situated in India, students prefer abroad and some specific countries for studying medicine. According to the information, Russia, Ukraine, China and Philippines are some of the favored locations Indians go for study.
4 mn read Russia-Ukraine war is getting intense for Indians after death of a medical student named Naveen Shekharappa was reported in Kharkiv. He was a fourth-year medical student in Kharkiv Medical University. According to the information, he was around city center for grocery when was injured in rocket attack by Russian troops. Indian foreign secretary expressed anger over the incident to Russian and Ukrainian ambassadors. Alongside, it has been assured by Indian administration to Indian parents of safe return, of their children from Ukraine. After the incident, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a conversation with Late Naveen’s family and expressed grief over the death.