Saturday, January 28, 2023

Russia

Ukraine lauds Western move on tanks; Russia downplays

From Washington to Berlin to Kyiv, a Western decision to send battle tanks to Ukraine was hailed enthusiastically. Moscow sought to downplay it.The Kremlin has previously warned that such tank deliveries would be a dangerous escalation of the conflict...

Kyiv helicopter crash kills 18, top Ukraine officials dead

A helicopter crash in a Kyiv suburb on Wednesday killed 18 people, including Ukraine’s interior minister and three children, Ukrainian authorities said. There was no immediate word on whether the crash was an accident or a result of the...

Russia says it took Soledar; Ukraine denies

Russia claimed Friday that its forces captured a fiercely contested salt mining town, in what would mark a rare victory for the Kremlin after a series of setbacks in its invasion of Ukraine.Ukrainian authorities said the fight for Soledar...

Russia changes its top military commander again in Ukraine

Moscow named a new commander for its invasion of Ukraine while Russian private military firm Wagner Group said its capture of the salt mining town Soledar in eastern Ukraine was complete, though the Ukrainian military said the battle was...

Russia ends self-proclaimed ceasefire

Russia’s overnight bombing of regions in eastern Ukraine killed at least one, local officials said on Sunday, after Moscow ended a self-declared Christmas ceasefire and vowed to push on with combat until it reaches a victory over its neighbor,...

Kremlin-ordered truce amid mutual mistrust

The impact of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s order for his forces in Ukraine to observe a unilateral, 36-hour cease-fire was in doubt Friday after Kyiv officials dismissed the move as a ploy but didn’t clarify whether Ukrainian troops would...

Russia’s hypersonic missile-armed ship to patrol global seas

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday sent a frigate armed with the country’s latest Zircon hypersonic missile on a trans-ocean cruise in a show of force as tensions with the West escalate over the war in Ukraine.Russia touts that...

Russia says phone use allowed Ukraine to target its troops

Unauthorised use of cell phones by Russian soldiers led to a deadly Ukrainian rocket attack on the facility where they were stationed, the Russian military said late Tuesday, raising the death toll from the weekend attack to 89.Gen. Lt....

Russia attacks Ukraine with a stamped drone

Russia stamped Ukraine with “Happy New Year” as part of the barrage of strikes to mark the arrival of 2023. The pictures show “Happy New Year” written in Russian on part of the wreckage.Kyiv police chief Andrey Nebytov shared...

Russia rejects Ukraine’s peace plan

Ukraine’s recently liberated southern city of Kherson suffered intense mortar and artillery attacks from Russian forces across the Dnipro river, while the Kremlin rejected a Ukrainian peace plan, demanding that Kyiv accept its annexation of four regions, reports Reuters.Kherson...