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Ukraine’s top commander says Russia aims to capture Chasiv Yar by 9th May

Kyiv, Ukraine Reuters Ukraine’s top commander said on Sunday Russian forces aimed to capture the town of Chasiv Yar by 9th May, setting the stage for an important battle for control of high ground in the east where Russia is focusing its assaults. The fall of the town west of the shattered city of Bakhmut […]

Ukraine’s army chief says eastern front under intense Russian assault

Kyiv, Ukraine Reuters Ukraine’s army chief said on Saturday the situation on the eastern front had worsened in recent days as Russia has intensified its armoured assaults and battles rage for control of a village west of the devastated city of Bakhmut. The statement by Colonel General Oleksandr Syrskyi more than two years since Russia’s […]

Major Russian air strikes destroy Kyiv power plant, damage other stations

Kyiv, Ukraine Reuters Russian missiles and drones destroyed a large electricity plant near Kyiv and hit power facilities in several regions of Ukraine on Thursday, officials said, ramping up pressure on the embattled energy system as Kyiv runs low on air defences. The major attack more than two years since Russia’s full-scale invasion completely destroyed […]

Russian forces stage deadly attacks in southern, northern Ukraine

Reuters Russian forces launched deadly attacks on Wednesday on frequent targets in the south and north of Ukraine, in Kharkiv and Odesa regions, killing seven people and injuring many more, officials said. In Odesa district in the south, an early evening missile attack killed four people, including a 10-year-old girl, and injured 14 more, regional […]

UN nuclear watchdog’s board sets emergency meeting after Zaporizhzhia attacks

Vienna, Austria Reuters The UN nuclear watchdog’s Board of Governors will hold an emergency meeting on Thursday at the request of both Ukraine and Russia to discuss attacks on the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant, after the enemies accused each other of drone attacks. The International Atomic Energy Agency has said drones struck the Russian-held facility […]

UN records sharp rise in civilian deaths, injuries in Ukraine in March

Geneva, Switzerland Reuters United Nations monitors have recorded a sharp increase in civilian casualties in Ukraine last month as Russian forces have stepped up attacks, the UN Human Rights Office said on Tuesday. The toll included at least 57 children killed or injured in March, double the number from February, it said. Emergency workers carry […]

Russian nuclear company reports attack on Zaporizhzhia plant

Moscow, Russia Reuters Russia’s nuclear power corporation, Rosatom, accused Ukraine’s military on Sunday of launching a series of attacks on the Russian-held Zaporizhzhia nuclear power station and the UN’s nuclear watchdog called for such incidents to cease immediately. Rosatom said three people were hurt, one seriously. Russia urged world leaders to denounce the incidents. Both […]

Ukraine’s Zelenskiy warns of dwindling air defence missiles

Kyiv, Ukraine Reuters Ukraine could run out of air defence missiles if Russia keeps up its intense long-range bombing campaign, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy warned in remarks aired on Saturday. The Ukrainian leader’s starkest warning to date of the deteriorating situation faced by his country’s air defences follows weeks of Russian strikes on the energy system, […]