Author: Paul Martin

Reeva Steenkamp was murdered by her boyfriend, world-famous Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius. In what turned out to be his last interview, Reeva’s father Barry told Correspondent.World why he would die of a broken heart.

19 September 2023 By Paul Martin

By Paul Martin.  Exclusive   In what turned out to be his last interview, Reeva’ Steenkamp’s father Barry told Correspondent. World why he would die of a broken heart. We had spoken ten years to the day after the megastar Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius shot his girlfriend dead.“Our hearts are broken.”   “We want to […]

‘I said Hail Mary’s and used by body to revive an ice-cold bleeding soldier’ … and other Ukrainian frontline heroics from a unique fighter-cum-rescuer-cum-aid-worker.

19 September 2023 By Paul Martin

“I know how much the Ukrainians need us Brits.  The Russians are bloodthirsty killers and torturers.   “One thing I guarantee you: me and my buddies have decided they cannot take us alive. I’m ready to die if I have to and meet our Maker — and take some of the enemy with me.  If […]

It’s thirty years since, on the White House lawn, the historic American-brokered Palestinian-Israeli deal called the Oslo Accords was signed (September 13 1993. It came into force one month later.) We recall the angry, insightful last interview given by the Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat as the deal was collapsing.

6 September 2023 By Paul Martin

RAMALLAH, West Bank — When Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat gave his final interview to a Western newspaper, the first question — sent over in advance — was supposed to be: “Mr. Arafat, where were you born and where did you grow up?” “No,” an aide told two reporters me and a fellow-reporter, “not allowed.” Even […]

Three Bulgarians have been arrested in Britiain and accused of spying for Russia. An ex-KGB general says the Russian – Bulgarian spy axis goes back a long way.

16 August 2023 By Paul Martin

General Oleg Kalugin, former head of the KGB’s Counter-Intelligence directorate, has told Correspondent.World: “It’s no surprise to me that [Russian president] Putin’s spy agency uses Bulgarians to spy on Britain. “The Russian relationship with Bulgaria’s spy agency goes back a long way. “The FSB still see Bulgarians as a support to their activities, just as […]

Why is this playground in Kherson surprising?

21 June 2023 By Paul Martin

By Paul Martin in Kherson, Ukraine. Pictures, they say in journalism, are worth a thousand words. So look at this one that I snapped: Well, one thing is obvious: there’s a bunker alongside the playground equipment. Its users need to duck into the shelter if they hear the wailing of an air-raid siren, like this […]

UN nuclear chief, visiting Kyiv, says the Russian-controlled Ukrainian atomic power plant is facing a ‘dangerous situation’ following the smashing of the Kakhova Dam wall.

13 June 2023 By Paul Martin

The largest nuclear power plant in Europe faces a “dangerous situation”, and suggested that the Russians were balking so far at a Ukrainian warning that the final reactor should be completely shut down. “It’s a very dangerous situation and the IAEA is here to prevent something very bad,” the director-general said. “He also announced he […]

Why one in-depth reporter thinks, controversially, that American and EU pressure on Ukraine may be the only way to end an unwinnable war.

13 June 2023 By Paul Martin

BY ANATOL LIEVEN 25 April 2023 Anatol Lieven is a former war correspondent and Director of the Eurasia Program at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft in Washington DC. He has just returned from five weeks in Ukraine, interviewing civilians, military personnel and government officials. What follows is an edited transcript of his remarks to Freddie Sayers. […]

Publish and be dammed. Evidence that Correspondent.World was correct in its world scoop in Ukraine two days ago: The Kakhovka Dam wall WAS blasted by the Russians.

9 June 2023 By Paul Martin

Transcript of a conversation that Ukraine claims proves Russia blew up the Kakhovka dam: Ukraine’s domestic security service (SBU) said on Friday it had intercepted a telephone call proving a Russian “sabotage group” blew up the Kakhovka hydroelectric station and the dam in southern Ukraine. A one-and-a-half minute audio clip on its Telegram channel of […]

Another disaster at the huge Ukrainian dam…

7 June 2023 By Paul Martin

The Soviets blasted the hydroelectric dam wall in the southern city to slow the Nazi advance. The explosion flooded villages along the banks of the Dnieper River, killing thousands of civilians. A handful of Zaporizhzhya residents are battling for the recognition of the little-known wartime tragedy. Ukraine suffered heavy losses both during World War II […]