The selected cartoons appeared first in other publications, either in print or online, or on social media, and are credited appropriately.
In today’s featured cartoon, Tjeerd Royaards depicts Russian President Vladimir Putin painting an Easter egg shaped like a missile. Even as Pope Francis called for an Easter truce in Ukraine, Russia Sunday claimed to have taken over the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol while Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky warned that “elimination” of the last of the Mariupol troops would ruin negotiation talks to end the war.
Maarten Wolterink comments on the sinking of the Moskva missile cruiser, the flagship of Russia’s Black Sea fleet leading the naval assault on Ukraine. Ukraine claimed it struck the vessel with its Neptune missiles. Ukrainian MP Lesia Vasylenko had poked fun at the Russian forces Friday, tweeting that the ship is now “part of the submarine fleet”.
Andy Davey too takes a dig at the sinking of the Moskva missile cruiser, over which Ukrainian officials had relentlessly trolled the Russian forces.
Brain Adcock depicts a tug of war over France between French President Emmanuel Macron, who is seeking a second five-year term, and his challenger Marine Le Pen. Le Pen, seen by many as an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, has vowed to pull France out of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation) if she is elected to power.
Morten Morland takes a swipe at British Prime Minister Boris Johnson‘s controversial announcement that the country could send asylum seekers who cross the English Channel to Rwanda. Home Secretary Priti Patel, whose own parents fled Uganda in the late 1960s, signed an agreement with the East African nation Thursday. This has come at a time of mounting anger over Johnson breaking his own Covid laws by attending a party for his birthday at Downing Street.