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Russia plans to occupy complete Donbas region, southern Ukraine: Military official

Russia plans to seize the Donbas region and southern Ukraine, a military official said, explaining the latter move was a “way to Transnistria”, the Russia-backed breakaway region in Moldova. Rustam Minnekaev, deputy commander of Russia’s central military district, made the announcement on Friday at a meeting in Sverdlovsk, according to Russian media. He said capturing […]

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‘Ukraine needs $7 billion every month to keep functioning’: President Volodymyr Zelensky

Ukraine’s president has told the world’s finance ministers his country needs $7 billion every month until the summer to keep functioning. Volodymyr Zelensky also said “we will need hundreds of billions of dollars to rebuild all this later”. He was addressing an International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank conference via video link from Kyiv. […]

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Russia’s Invasion Of Ukraine: Cruise missiles destroy aircraft repair plant near western city of Lviv

Russian missiles have hit an aircraft repair plant near Lviv in western Ukraine, a city that has become a safe haven for people fleeing the war. Emergency vehicles raced to the site of the strike, just 6km from the city centre, after three loud explosions were heard early on Friday. No-one was injured in the […]

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Russia bombs Mariupol theater sheltering hundreds of people

A theater where hundreds of people had taken shelter in Mariupol was bombed on Wednesday, according to local authorities, as hundreds of thousands of people remain trapped in the coastal Ukrainian city that has been encircled for weeks by Russian forces. Mariupol City Council, who shared an image of the destroyed building, said Russian forces […]

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Two Fox News journalists covering Russia’s invasion of Ukraine killed after their vehicle gets attacked

Two journalists working for Fox News have been killed in Ukraine, staff at the US network say. Cameraman Pierre Zakrzewski, 55, and Oleksandra Kuvshinova, 24, were killed when their vehicle was struck by incoming fire in Horenka, on the outskirts of Kyiv. Their colleague, Benjamin Hall, 39, was wounded and remains in hospital. Fox News […]

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Prime Ministers of Poland, Slovenia and Czech Republic meet Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv

Ukraine has praised the courage of three European leaders who made a long, hazardous journey by rail from Poland to Kyiv in a show of support as the city came under further Russian attack. The prime ministers of Poland, Slovenia and the Czech Republic met Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky on Tuesday evening as a curfew […]

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US journalist shot dead by Russian forces while covering war in Ukraine

A US journalist working in Ukraine has been shot dead in the town of Irpin, outside Kyiv, police say. Brent Renaud, 50, was a journalist and filmmaker who was working in the region for Time. Kyiv’s police chief Andriy Nebytov said he had been targeted by Russian soldiers. Two other journalists were injured and taken […]

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Ukraine civilian fighters and residents in Kyiv prepare for major attack as Russian forces surround city

Ukraine civilian fighters and residents in the capital are preparing for a major attack as Russian forces surround the city with troops and artillery just kilometres away. Air-raid sirens rang out across the capital region on Saturday as rocket barrages sent residents running for shelter. Fighting erupted in multiple areas around Kyiv. Satellite images taken […]

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Ukraine accuse Russia of firing at evacuation convoy killing seven people

Ukraine’s intelligence service accused Russia on Saturday of firing at a convoy that was evacuating women and children from the village of Peremoha in the Kyiv region, killing seven people including one child. “After the attack, the occupiers forced the remnants of the column to turn back to Peremoha and are not letting them out […]

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YouTube blocks channels funded by the Russian state

YouTube has blocked access around the world to channels associated with Russian state-funded media, it said on Friday, citing a policy barring content that denies, minimizes or trivializes well-documented violent events. The world’s most used streaming video service, which is owned by Alphabet Inc’s. Google, said Russia’s invasion of Ukraine now fell under its violent […]

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‘Not aware of any biological weapons programmes in Ukraine,’ United Nations says

The United Nations has said it is not aware of a biological weapons programme in Ukraine, as Russia’s claim that such a programme exists was rejected by Washington and its allies at an emergency Security Council meeting. Russia called the meeting on Friday to discuss its unproven allegations that Ukraine is operating biological weapons laboratories […]

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Satellite images show large Russian military convoy near Ukraine’s capital Kyiv broken and redeployed

Satellite images taken by a US firm of a large Russian military convoy near Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv, show it has “largely dispersed and redeployed”. The convoy was last seen near Antonov Airport, north-west of Kyiv, and its movement could signal a renewed push towards the city. The firm that took the photos, Maxar Technologies, said […]