Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense has defended its decision to train female soldiers to march in high heels, following an outcry from local lawmakers. Women from the Ukrainian armed forces will march in a parade to mark the 30th anniversary of independence from the Soviet Union on August 24, according to a statement from Army Inform, the defense ministry’s official news agency. CNN’s Matthew Chance reports.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is going to Geneva, Switzerland, not merely to appear on the same platform as President Joe Biden, but because “the poor state of relations” between both countries demands a summit, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told CNN in an exclusive interview. CNN’s Matthew Chance reports.
A video of Russian military cadets singing Mohammed Rafi’s hit song Aye Watan has gone viral on digital media. In the clip, Russian cadets lip-sync the lyrics at an event in Moscow.
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