Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich on Wednesday confirmed he will sell the Premier League club amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Russian billionaire Abramovich has decided it is in the “best interest” of the Champions League holders if he parts ways with the club he has transformed since his purchase in 2003. “As I have stated before, I have always taken decisions ...

Ukraine on Tuesday offered Russian soldiers money and promised them immunity from punishment if they surrender. “Make your decision. Come out without weapon, with a white flag,” Defence Minister Oleksii Resnikov wrote on Facebook.’’ Each soldier was being offered the equivalent of more than $40,000. The campaign was reportedly being financed by the international IT industry. “Anyone who refuses to ...

Japanese billionaire Hiroshi “Mickey” Mikitani said Sunday he will donate $8.7 million to the government of Ukraine, calling Russia’s invasion “a challenge to democracy”. The founder of e-commerce giant Rakuten said in a letter addressed to Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky that the donation of 1 billion yen ($8.7 million) will go toward “humanitarian activities to help people in Ukraine who ...

Donald Trump emerged from political exile Saturday to blast President Joe Biden and NATO over the Ukraine crisis and repeated his false claims of a stolen 2020 election in a speech to grassroots Republicans. Speaking at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Florida, the former president spent 86 minutes repeating many of his favorite applause lines, faulting the “radical ...

The Chairman, Nigerians In Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has revealed that Nigerians stranded in war-hit Ukraine have started crossing into Poland. She said this in response to a tweet by one @miss_debeham which read, “Passport stamped. I’m in Poland. Thank you, guys.” Reacting, the NiDCOM boss wrote, “Congrats. More Nigerians safely getting into Poland. A big thanks to the Nigerian ...

West Ham United’s Ukrainian striker Andriy Yarmolenko gestures as he leaves the field during the English Premier League football match between West Ham United and Manchester United at The London Stadium, in east London on September 22, 2019. West Ham’s Ukrainian winger Andriy Yarmolenko has been given time off as he struggles to deal with the shock of Russia’s invasion ...

British Transport Secretary Grant Shapps on Friday announced an immediate ban on Russian private jets from UK airspace in response to President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. “I’ve strengthened our ban in the UK so that no Russian private jet can fly in UK airspace, or touchdown –- effective immediately,” Shapps tweeted. “Putin’s actions are unlawful and anyone benefitting from ...

The Union of European Football Associations, on Friday, stripped the 2021/2022 UEFA Men’s Champions League final hosting right from Russia. This was after the extraordinary meeting of the UEFA Executive Committee held in reaction to the escalation of the security situation in Europe which has Russian invading Ukraine. The final earlier scheduled for Saint Petersburg will now be played at ...

The attack Western leaders have been warning us about for months has arrived. Shortly after Vladimir Putin announced Russia’s military operation in Ukraine, explosions were reported in its capital, Kyiv, and in other Ukrainian cities. Troops on both sides have already been killed in fighting, according to Ukraine’s military. The country also closed its airspace to civilian flights. Putin said his ...

China on Thursday called for restraint on all sides after Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an attack on Ukraine, while saying the military operation should not be described as an “invasion”. Putin announced the launch of a major military offensive and ground troops crossed into the country from several directions on Thursday, with explosions heard in Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv. “China ...