World May 09

Russia, Belarus mark Victory Day in contrasting events

Russian President Vladimir Putin marked Victory Day, the anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II, in a ceremony shorn of its usual military parade and pomp by the coronavirus pandemic. In neighboring Belarus, however, the ceremonies…

Fighting broke out in the city of Mariupol, Ukraine, between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists. The violence erupted Friday when pro-Russian separatists attempted to seize police headquarters in Mariupol, an important industrial town of 500,000 on the Sea of Azov,…