Wednesday, November 30, 2022

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Pockets of shelling across Ukraine as wintry warfare looms

Shelling by Russian forces struck several areas in eastern and southern Ukraine overnight as utility crews continued a scramble to restore power, water and heating following widespread strikes in recent weeks, officials said Sunday.With persistent snowfall blanketing the capital,...

Ukraine works to stabilise Kherson after Russian pullout

The Ukrainian military carried out “stabilisation measures” near the southern city of Kherson on Saturday following the end of an eight-month occupation by Russian forces, a retreat that cast a further pall on President Vladimir Putin’s designs to take...

Eastern Ukraine towns hit in overnight strikes

Through the debris-strewn rooms of the bomb-blasted house, the incessant ringing of a phone punctuates the crunch of broken glass splintering underfoot as police lay out a body bag.But the call will never be answered.The phone’s owner crouches lifeless...

Extent of progress in Ukraine’s southern offensive unclear: UK

The UK's Defence Ministry on Tuesday said it was unclear how far Ukrainian troops have pushed into territory held by Russian forces, as Kiev's long-threatened southern counter-offensive got underway. "Several brigades of the Ukrainian Armed Forces increased the weight of...

US announces new military aid for Ukraine

The US for the first time on Friday said it will give Ukraine Scan Eagle surveillance drones, mine-resistant vehicles, anti-armour rounds and howitzer weapons to help Ukrainian forces regain territory and mount a counteroffensive against Russian invaders.A senior defence...

Ukrainian official warns of ‘catastrophe’ in captured city

A Ukrainian regional official warned Friday of deteriorating living conditions in a city captured by Russian forces two weeks ago, saying Sievierodonetsk is without water, power or a working sewage system while the bodies of the dead decompose in...

Putin declares victory in Ukraine’s Luhansk

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday declared victory in the eastern Ukrainian region of Luhansk, one day after Ukrainian forces withdrew from their last remaining bulwark of resistance in the province.Russia’s Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu reported to Putin in...

Russia strikes Ukraine as G7 leaders gather

Russian missiles hit an apartment block and kindergarten in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv on Sunday, in strikes U.S. President Joe Biden condemned as “barbarism” as world leaders gathered in Europe to discuss further sanctions against Moscow.Up to four explosions...

Ukrainian army to leave battered city to avoid encirclement

After weeks of ferocious fighting, Ukrainian forces will retreat from a besieged city in the country’s east to avoid encirclement, a regional governor said Friday.The city of Sievierodonetsk, the administrative center of the Luhansk region, has faced relentless Russian...

Ukraine prez Zelenskyy pushes for more arms

Ukraine’s leader petitioned for more powerful Western weapons as he prepared to meet with top US officials in the war-torn country’s capital Sunday and Russian forces concentrated their attacks on the east, including trying to dislodge the last Ukrainian...