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Ukraine says fighting rages around Mariupol steel plant, port

Ukraine Mariupol destroyed residential towers

Kyiv, UkraineReuters Ukraine said on Friday it was trying to break Russian forces’ siege of Mariupol, with fighting raging around the city’s Illich steel works and port, as the capital Kyiv was rocked by some of the most powerful explosions in two weeks. Russia said it had struck overnight what it said was a factory […]

Russian warship sinks in Black Sea after explosion, Russian defence ministry says

Russian ship Moskva in Sevastopol port

Kyiv/Lviv, Ukraine Reuters Russia’s lead warship in the Black Sea sank on Thursday, Russia’s defence ministry announced, after what Ukraine said was a missile strike and Russia described as an explosion of ammunition on board.  The loss of the Moskva, the flagship in Russia’s Black Sea fleet, occurred as it was being towed to port […]