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Draining of Ukraine’s Kakhovka reservoir offers a reminder of past and present wars

A deminer stands in a boat next to the wreckage of an S-300 rocket, which fell a few months ago in the Dnipro river and became visible after water level sharply dropped following the Kakhovka dam destruction, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine, on 12th June, 2023

Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine Reuters The draining of one of Europe’s largest reservoirs as a result of the destruction of the Kakhovka dam has revealed submerged military objects that offer a reminder of wars past and present on Ukrainian soil. On a drizzly morning near the southern city of Zaporizhzhia, a team of divers and underwater demining […]

Ukrainians face homelessness, disease risk as floods crest from breached dam

Rescuers evacuate local residents from a flooded area after the Nova Kakhovka dam breached, in Kherson, Ukraine, on 7th June, 2023.

Kherson, Ukraine Reuters Ukrainians abandoned inundated homes as floods crested across a swathe of the south on Wednesday after the destruction of a huge hydro-electric dam on front lines between Russian and Ukrainian forces, with their presidents trading blame for the disaster. Residents slogged through flooded streets carrying children on their shoulders, dogs in their […]

Ukraine launches counter-offensive in south as Russia shells port city

Ukraine Mykolaiv shelled house

Mykolaiv/Kyiv, Ukraine Reuters Ukrainian troops bolstered by stepped-up Western military aid launched a long-awaited counter-offensive to retake territory in the south on Monday as Russian forces shelled residential areas of the Black Sea port city of Mykolaiv. Moscow acknowledged a new offensive had been launched but said it had failed and the Ukrainians had suffered […]

Blasts, fresh drone attacks rock Russian-held areas far from Ukraine war front

Ukraine Zaporizhzhia Region spotters

Kyiv, UkraineReuters Russia reported fresh Ukrainian drone attacks on Friday evening, a day after explosions erupted near military bases in Russian-held areas of Ukraine and Russia itself, apparent displays of Kyiv’s growing ability to pummel Moscow’s assets far from front lines. The latest incidents followed huge blasts last week at an air base in Russian-annexed […]

Ukrainian rockets hit Russian-held area as Kyiv readies southern counter-attack

Ukraine Donbas tank

Kyiv, UkraineReuters Ukraine said on Tuesday it had carried out a long-range rocket strike against Russian forces and military equipment in southern Ukraine, territory it says it is planning to retake in a counter-offensive using hundreds of thousands of troops. The strike hit an ammunition dump in the town of Nova Kakhovka in the Kherson […]