VLADIMIR PUTIN has pummelled Ukraine's population with Russian ground forces and artillery for three months now, with thousands dead on both sides of the conflict and no end in sight. Despite its near-universal support from western nations, the Ukrainian economy is in dire straits.
FORMER British Army Official Lieutenant Colonel Stuart Crawford forecasted a "long, bloody stalemate" ahead in Ukraine as Volodymyr Zelensky rejected calls to concede some territory to Russia in the name of peace.
NORTH KOREA has observed from Russia's invasion of Ukraine that the only way it can "compete" on the world stage is through the use of nuclear weapons, an expert has warned, in what could be a grave turn of events for the world.
WOMEN and girls are avoiding the use of make-up and "dress in old and ugly clothes" to escape Russian forces' attention, a volunteer-led group of defenders in the Kremlin-controlled Kherson region has claimed amid reports of widespread sexual assault.
THE COMMONWEALTH is facing a potentially historic overhaul as Australia's new Prime Minister Anthony Albanese could hold a referendum on the country's continued membership with the Queen as head of state.