Category: Latest News

Is it all change in Ukraine’s Black Sea port. A grain of truth, or a Russian charade?

29 July 2022 By Paul Martin

By Paul Martin, Chornomorsk Port. Right opposite the port that could become the first gateway for wheat to leave Ukraine stands a grey lamp-post..  The area around it is now called Freedom Square, but until the Soviet Union ended it was known as Lenin Square.   The name-change is part of a pattern across the Ukraine, of becoming more and more distant […]

Sri Lanka’s Cardinal offers legal aid to foreign families. Can they hold the deposed ruling family accountable for the mass murders of Easter 2019?

17 July 2022 By Paul Martin

Exclusive.   David Linsey, whose younger brother and sister were killed in a suicide bombing in a hotel in Sri Lanka three years ago, has supported calls for a urgent investigation into who lay behind the terrorist attacks. He believes the collapse of the Rajapaksa family’s decades-long grip on power may make a proper investigation easier. “I […]

My father was innocent and “the most honest man I know”, says his daughter Corinne. World football’s former supremo Sepp Blatter has been found not guilty on a corruption charge in a Swiss Court, along with former megastar Michel Platini.

8 July 2022 By Paul Martin

FIFA’s former President Sepp Blatter has been vindicated and now “feels relieved and free“, his daughter and chief adviser Corinne Blatter-Andenmatten, who is also her father’s chief adviser, told Correspondent.World. He had chosen to resign in 2016 to save world football from financial ruin, she added. Blatter and Michel Platini, the former boss of European football and megastar player, […]

Life underground in bombarded Kharkiv. A ten-year-old Ukrainian girl dreams of ballroom dancing — and of meeting Paddington Bear.

28 June 2022 By Paul Martin

Exclusive. Vika Mats, aged 10, and her mother Liana, 36, are stuck underground again in a Metro station after a terrifying day and night of rocket bombardments from advancing Russian forces in north-east Ukraine.  They had enjoyed a five days of sunlight after Ukrainian troops pushed the Russian forces back toward their border and out of […]

“Ukraine: Life Under Attack” documents painful but life-affirming survival under Russian bombardment in Kharkiv.

27 June 2022 By Paul Martin

It’s been dubbed City of Heroes, the official accolade awarded by President Volodymyr Zelensky to Kharkiv — Ukraine’s battered second city. Two intrepid cameramen-producers have chronicled its trials and tribulations under Russian fire in a riveting film called “Ukraine: Life Under Attack”.  Their documentary has added poignancy as the Russian bombardment, apparently receding a month ago, […]

Brothers in arms. The Klitschko world boxing champions in conversation — as Kyiv, the Ukrainian city run by the older brother, comes under Russian attack again.

26 June 2022 By Paul Martin

First ever exclusive interview with BOTH Klitschkos in a location (“bunker”) we are not disclosing for security reasons. Vitali, the great world champ boxer now mayor of Kyiv, makes a direct appeal to the soldiers fighting Ukraine inside his country: “Go home now.  Why should you die in a foreign land just for the money […]

Butchery in Bucha. An eye-opening trip there with an aid worker.

11 May 2022 By Paul Martin

Exclusive from Bucha, Ukraine. Oleksii Tolkachov, 39, is delivering aid to people without food, electricity and heating in Bucha and Irpin, the until-recently Russian-occupied satellite towns north of Kyiv.  They are both now ignominious worldwide symbols of the invaders’ ruthless destruction.   Before we drive in, we pull up at the first of several destroyed tanks.   […]