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Russia must pay for environmental damage in Ukraine, international group says

Kyiv, Ukraine Reuters Ukraine should seek reparations from Russia for environmental costs such as contamination by land mines, a group of international figures including climate activist Greta Thunberg and European politicians said in a report on Friday. The recommendations, intended for both Ukraine and the international community, include establishing a high-level body to oversee the […]

Ukraine says Russia considering nuclear plant “terror” attack, Moscow denies it

A Russian service member stands guard at a checkpoint near the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant outside Enerhodar in the Zaporizhzhia region, Russian-controlled Ukraine, on 15th June, 2023.

Kyiv, UkraineReuters President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Thursday Ukrainian spies had received information showing Russia was considering carrying out a “terrorist” attack at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant involving a release of radiation. Speaking later, after a meeting of security chiefs and diplomats, the Ukrainian President issued a fresh call to put pressure on Russia to […]

Russia strikes Kyiv, Zelenskiy says Moscow’s forces being “destroyed”

An agricultural worker operates a tractor as smoke rises in the distance after a military strike, in Kherson region, Ukraine, on 20th June, 2023.

Kyiv, UkraineReuters Russia on Tuesday struck military and infrastructure targets in Ukraine’s capital Kyiv and across other parts of the country, including western areas far from the front lines, Ukrainian officials said. President Volodymyr Zelenskiy praised Ukraine’s air defences for downing more than 30 drones and defiantly said that Ukraine’s forces were destroying Russian forces […]

Rescuers race to save pets in submerged Ukraine city after dam collapse

Volunteers evacuate dogs, previously sedated, from a flooded area after the Nova Kakhovka dam breached, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in Kherson, Ukraine, on 7th June, 2023.

Kherson, Ukraine Reuters Rescue workers are scrambling to save thousands of animals trapped by floodwaters in the southern Ukrainian city of Kherson following the destruction of the vast Kakhovka dam some 60 kilometres upstream. Many dogs, cats and other pets are in peril after owners abandoned them when fleeing floodwaters unleashed by the collapse of […]