Tag: Russia-Ukraine conflict

Denied easy victory, Russia presses reduced goals in Ukraine

WASHINGTON — The signs are abundant of how Ukraine frustrated Vladimir Putin’s hopes for a swift victory, and how Russia’s military proved far from ready for the fight. A truck carrying Russian troops crashes, its doors blown open by a rocket-propelled grenade. Foreign-supplied drones target Russian command posts. […]

Russia warns United States: we have the might to put you in your place

LONDON, March 17 – Russia warned the United States on Thursday that Moscow had the might to put the world’s pre-eminent superpower in its place and accused the West of stoking a wild Russophobic plot to tear Russia apart. Dmitry Medvedev, who served as president from 2008 to […]

Zelenskiy urges Germany: tear down wall dividing free and unfree Europe

Summary Urges Germany to destroy wall dividing free, unfree Europe Says German ties with Russia helped build the wall Invokes Berlin Airlift, fall of Berlin Wall in plea BERLIN, March 17 – Invoking the fall of the Berlin Wall, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Thursday urged German Chancellor […]

Ukraine and Russia: What you need to know right now

March 11 – Russian forces bearing down on Kyiv are regrouping northwest of the Ukrainian capital, satellite pictures showed, and Britain said Moscow could now be planning an assault on the city within days. read more FIGHTING * Ukrainian local officials reported more Russian strikes, including a psychiatric hospital […]

China amplifies unsupported Russian claim of Ukraine biolabs

BANGKOK — As Russia intensifies its assault on Ukraine, it is getting a helping hand from China in spreading inflammatory and unsubstantiated claims that the U.S. is financing biological weapons labs in Ukraine. The U.S. has been quick to refute Russia’s conspiracy theory, and the United Nations has […]

Live updates: ‘No critical impact on safety’ at Chernobyl

The latest developments on the Russia-Ukraine war: BERLIN — The International Atomic Energy Agency says it sees “no critical impact on safety” from the power cut at the decommissioned Chernobyl nuclear plant in Ukraine. The Vienna-based U.N. nuclear watchdog said Wednesday that Ukraine had informed it of the loss […]

People flee embattled Ukraine city, supplies head to another

LVIV, Ukraine — Buses carried civilians out of one embattled Ukrainian city Tuesday and supplies toward another, as officials tried to move people away from a Russian onslaught and ease the dire humanitarian situation for those still stuck. But reports of renewed Russian attacks on the port of Mariupol threatened […]

‘Some kind of terrible dream’ for Ukrainian women refugees

ZAHONY, Hungary — It’s a global day to celebrate women, but many fleeing Ukraine feel only the stress of finding a new life for their children as husbands, brothers and fathers stay behind to defend their country from Russia’s invasion. The number of refugees reached 2 million on Tuesday, […]

Fleeing sanctions, oligarchs seek safe ports for superyachts

WASHINGTON — The massive superyacht Dilbar stretches one-and-a-half football fields in length, about as long as a World War I dreadnaught. It boasts two helipads, berths for more than 130 people and a 25-meter swimming pool long enough to accommodate another whole superyacht. Dilbar was launched in 2016 […]

Ukraine and Russia: What you need to know right now

March 6 – A second attempt to establish a humanitarian corridor out of the besieged Ukrainian city of Mariupol failed. The number of refugees fleeing Ukraine passed 1.5 million as Russia’s attack continued for an 11th day. read more *The city mayor trying to get people out The mayor […]

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