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Ukraine government’s social media post faces backlash for linking Japan’s wartime Emperor Hirohito to Adolf Hitler

An official Ukrainian government Twitter account issued an apology after showing a picture of Japan’s wartime Emperor Hirohito alongside Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini in a social media video about the defeat of fascism. “Our sincere apologies to Japan for making this mistake,” read a message on the Ukrainian twitter feed. “We had no intention […]

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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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Fourth Russian general killed during fighting: President Volodymyr Zelensky

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky says another Russian general has been killed during fighting. He didn’t name the officer, but an adviser to Ukraine’s interior ministry said Maj Gen Oleg Mityaev had been killed by the far-right Azov Battalion. Gen Mityaev was killed near Mariupol, Ukrainian media said. He was a commander of the Russian army’s […]

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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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Residents in the Ukrainian city of Melitopol protest against alleged abduction of mayor by Russian forces

Residents in the Ukrainian city of Melitopol have come out to protest against the alleged abduction of the mayor by Russian forces. Ukrainian officials posted video saying it shows Ivan Fedorov being led away blindfolded on Friday. In a message, President Volodymyr Zelensky accused the Russians of “moving to a new stage of terror”. Melitopol, […]

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Air strike hits maternity hospital in the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol

A maternity hospital in the southern port city of Mariupol has been hit by a Russian air strike, Ukraine says. President Volodymyr Zelensky said people were trapped under the wreckage, and called on Western leaders to impose a no-fly zone. He also posted footage apparently from inside the hospital, which appears badly damaged. A regional […]

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More than 66,200 Ukrainian men have returned from abroad to join fight against Russian invasion

More than 66,200 men have returned to Ukraine from abroad to join the fight against the Russian invasion, the country’s defence minister has said. The Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky had urged citizens to defend the country after Russia launched an all-out attack last week. Men of military age have been barred from leaving Ukraine due […]

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16,000 foreign fighters join Ukraine’s resistance against Russia: President Volodymyr Zelenskyy

The first foreign fighters have arrived in Ukraine to help defend the country against the Russian invasion, according to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. “Ukraine is already greeting foreign volunteers. (The) first 16,000 are already on their way to protect freedom and life for us, and for all,” he said in a video address posted on […]

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Second round of talks between Russia and Ukraine scheduled for Wednesday: REPORT

The second round of talks between Russia and Ukraine are scheduled for Wednesday, Russian news agency TASS has reported. The talks follow the first round on Monday, which lasted 5 hours but resulted in no agreements to end fighting. TASS reported Ukrainian media outlet, Glavkom, disclosed the terms proposed by the two countries during the […]

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Russia’s Invasion Of Ukraine: Missiles and rockets hit Kharkiv’s Freedom Square and opera house

Russian missiles and rockets have hit the cultural heart of Ukraine’s second largest city in what officials said was a deadly and “cruel” attack. An opera house, concert hall and government offices were hit in Freedom Square, in the centre of the north-eastern city Kharkiv. Freedom Square is the second largest city-centre square in Europe […]

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Ukrainian prisoners with combat experience to be released from jails: President Volodymyr Zelensky says

Ukrainian prisoners with combat experience will be released from jail and allowed to serve their debt to society on the front lines of the conflict with Russia, President Volodymyr Zelensky announced on Monday. Ukraine’s leader, who has gained praise from around the globe for his response to Russian aggression, said inmates will be able to […]

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Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky calls out the West for creating panic amid Russian troop build-up

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky called on the West not to create panic amid the build-up of Russian troops on his country’s borders. He told reporters that warnings of an imminent invasion were putting Ukraine’s economy at risk. On Thursday, US President Joe Biden said he believed Russia could attack its neighbour next month. Russia, however, […]