Russia-Ukraine war

More shelling in Kherson as Ukraine gradually restores power |  Russia-Ukraine war News

More shelling in Kherson as Ukraine gradually restores power | Russia-Ukraine war News

The Ukrainian city of Kherson has faced multiple attacks for the second day in an escalation of shelling since Russia withdrew from the city two weeks ago following an eight-month occupation. Ukrainian officials said Russia continued to bombard Kherson on Friday and that at least 10 people were killed in the previous day’s attacks. Yaroslav …

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Merkel says she lost sway with Russia as a lame duck: ‘For Putin, only power counts’

Former German leader Angela Merkel says her decision to step down as chancellor last year caused her to lose sway with Russia in the months leading up to its invasion of Ukraine. “The feeling was very clear: ‘In terms of power politics, you are through,’” Merkel said in a recent interview with the German magazine …

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Which EU politicians refused to label Russia a sponsor of terror? | Russia-Ukraine war News

Many on the far right and some on the left rejected the symbolic move to declare Moscow as a terrorist regime. The European Parliament on Wednesday adopted a resolution declaring Russia a state “sponsor of terrorism” over its war in Ukraine. “The deliberate attacks and atrocities committed by Russian forces and their proxies against civilians …

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Russia steps up missile barrage of recaptured Ukrainian city

KHERSON, Ukraine — Natalia Kristenko’s dead body lay covered in a blanket in the doorway of her apartment building for hours overnight. City workers were at first too overwhelmed to retrieve her as they responded to a deadly barrage of attacks that shook Ukraine’s southern city of Kherson. The 62-year-old had walked outside her home …

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Bombed, not beaten: Ukraine’s capital flips to survival mode

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Residents of Ukraine’s bombed capital clutched empty bottles in search of water and crowded into cafés for power and warmth Thursday, switching defiantly into survival mode after new Russian missile strikes a day earlier plunged the city and much of the country into the dark. In scenes hard to believe in …

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Europe has labeled Russia a state sponsor of terror. What next? | Russia-Ukraine war News

Brussels, Belgium – The European Parliament has declared Russia as a “state sponsor of terrorism”, saying Russian atrocities against Ukrainians and the destruction of civilian infrastructure violate international and humanitarian laws. The Parliament’s move on Wednesday “was welcomed by Ukrainian officials, who have been pushing the European Union and NATO countries to label Russia a …

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US aid to Ukraine puts pressure on Pentagon’s arms stockpile

WASHINGTON (AP) — The intense firefight over Ukraine has the Pentagon rethinking its weapons stockpiles. If another major war broke out today, would the United States have enough ammunition to fight? It’s a question confronting Pentagon planners, not only as they aim to supply Ukraine for a war with Russia that could stretch years longer, …

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Multiple explosions heard across Ukrainian capital Kyiv

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Multiple explosions were heard in Kyiv Wednesday after air raid sirens sounded in Ukraine’s capital and elsewhere across the country. The thunderous echoes of what sounded like repeated blasts rattled across the capital. Mayor Vitali Klitschko posted on Telegram that “one of the capital’s infrastructure facilities has been hit.” He urged …

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Ukraine raids 1,000 year old Russia-backed Kyiv monastery | Russia-Ukraine war News

SBU intelligence service says the raid was to investigate suspicions of Russia using the complex for sabotage and to store weapons. Ukraine’s security service and police have raided a 1,000-year-old Orthodox Christian monastery in Kyiv to counter suspected “subversive activities by Russian special services”. The sprawling Kyiv Pechersk Lavra complex – or Kyiv Monastery of …

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China signs 27-year gas deal with QatarEnergy to secure supply | Business and Economy News

QatarEnergy has signed a 27-year deal to supply China’s Sinopec with liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the longest such agreement to date, as volatility drives buyers to seek long-term supplies. Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February, competition for LNG has become intense, with Europe, in particular, needing vast amounts to help replace Russian pipeline …

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