Russia steps up rocket fire on recaptured Ukrainian city

Russia steps up rocket fire on recaptured Ukrainian city

KHERSON, Ukraine — Natalia Kristenko’s dead body lay wrapped in a blanket in the doorway of her apartment building for hours at night. City workers were initially too overwhelmed to retrieve her as they responded to a deadly barrage of attacks that shook the southern Ukraine city of Kherson. The 62-year-old was walking outside her … Read more

Europe is rushing to help Ukraine keep the fire and lights on

Europe is rushing to help Ukraine keep the fire and lights on

Kyiv, Ukraine — European officials are doing everything they can to help Ukraine stay warm and function through the bitter winter months, promising to send more aid on Friday that will ease efforts by the Russian military to turn off the heating and lights. Nine months after Russia invaded its neighbour, Kremlin forces have targeted … Read more

‘Put blankets’: Ukrainians brace for a horrific winter

‘Put blankets’: Ukrainians brace for a horrific winter

Kyiv, Ukraine — Ukraine could face continuous blackouts through March as Russian airstrikes have caused “colossal” damage to the power grid, officials said. To cope with the harsh winter, authorities are urging Ukrainians to stockpile supplies and evacuate hard-hit areas. Sergey Kovalenko, the CEO of private energy supplier DTEK Yasno, said the company has instructions … Read more

Ukraine will triumph over Russia in conflict, says Zelenskyy on Maidan anniversary – National

Ukraine will triumph over Russia in conflict, says Zelenskyy on Maidan anniversary – National

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy marked Ukraine’s annual Day of Dignity and Freedom on Monday by celebrating the sacrifices made by the Ukrainian people since the Russian invasion and saying that his country would stand and prevail. In a video address to the nation, Zelenskyy praised the contributions of Ukrainians – from soldiers, firefighters and medics to … Read more

British Prime Minister Sunak on surprise trip to Ukraine, meets Zelenskyy

British Prime Minister Sunak on surprise trip to Ukraine, meets Zelenskyy

Kyiv, Ukraine — British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak promised 125 anti-aircraft guns and other air defense technology when he paid an unannounced visit — his first — to Ukraine’s snowy wartime capital on Saturday for talks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. The air defense package, which Britain valued at 50 million pounds ($60 million), comes … Read more

No sign of ‘dirty bomb’ in Ukraine despite Russian claims: UN nuclear watchdog – National

No sign of ‘dirty bomb’ in Ukraine despite Russian claims: UN nuclear watchdog – National

The UN nuclear watchdog said Thursday it had found no sign of undeclared nuclear activity at three sites in Ukraine it inspected at Kiev’s request in response to Russian accusations that a “dirty bomb” was being worked on. Moscow has repeatedly accused Ukraine of planning to use such a bomb – a conventional explosive laced … Read more

Russians try to subjugate Ukrainian cities by seizing mayors

Russians try to subjugate Ukrainian cities by seizing mayors

Kyiv, Ukraine — Not long after Russian tanks entered Ukraine, soldiers broke into the office door of Melitopol Mayor Ivan Fedorov. They put a bag over his head, put him in a car and drove him around the southern city for hours, threatening to kill him. Fedorov, 34, is one of more than 50 local … Read more

Russia rejoins key deal on wartime Ukrainian grain exports

Russia rejoins key deal on wartime Ukrainian grain exports

Kyiv, Ukraine — Diplomatic efforts have salvaged a war deal that would allow Ukrainian grain and other commodities to reach world markets, with Russia saying it would abide by the deal after Ukraine promised not to use a special Black Sea corridor to attack Russian forces. But Russian President Vladimir Putin warned that Moscow reserves … Read more

Russia rejoins Ukraine grain deal after suspension of participation – National

Russia rejoins Ukraine grain deal after suspension of participation – National

Russia on Wednesday agreed to resume its participation in a Turkey-UN brokered deal to ensure grain and other goods stay out of Ukrainian ports during Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Turkish president said. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu informed Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar that the deal for a humanitarian … Read more

Australian troops train Ukrainian troops in the UK | ABC News – ABC News (Australia)

Australian troops train Ukrainian troops in the UK |  ABC News – ABC News (Australia)

Australian troops train Ukrainian troops in the UK | ABC newsABC News (Australia) Live breaking news: Australian soldiers to train Ukrainian troops; Rental crisis worsens; Mother killed in road accident in WA9News The war seems to be gaining momentum: Australian troops to train Ukrainian soldiers in the UKSky News Australia Australian troops help train Ukrainian … Read more