At least 15 killed as Russia rains rockets on Ukraine’s Kharkiv – National

Russian forces pounded Ukraine’s second largest city Kharkiv and surrounding countryside with rockets, killing at least 15 people, in what Kyiv called a bid to force it to pull resources from the main battlefield to protect civilians from attack. Inside Russia, a fire tore through an oil refinery just eight kilometers from the Ukrainian border. … Read more

5 killed and 22 injured by Ukrainian artillery in Donetsk, pro-Russia separatists say – National

At least five people were killed on Monday in the Russian-backed separatist Ukrainian region of Donetsk in what separatist officials said has been an upsurge in Ukrainian shelling. Separatist officials and Russian news agencies reported several Ukrainian artillery strikes, including on a market. Russian news agencies later reported a shell had fallen on a maternity … Read more

Huge Smoke Cloud Seen After Blast In Avdiivka With Chemical Plant: Report

Ukraine Russia War: Avdiivka houses a chemical plant. (file) A huge cloud of smoke could be seen rising into the air on Saturday after an explosion in the southeastern Ukrainian city of Avdiivka, which houses a chemical plant, the Russian news agency RIA quoted one of its reporters as saying. Avdiivka, currently held by Ukrainian … Read more

Lithuanians Raise Funds To Buy Drone For Ukraine

The drone has proven effective in recent years against Russian forces (File) Vilnius: Hundreds of Lithuanians are clubbing together to buy an advanced military drone for Ukraine in its war against Russia, in a show of solidarity with a fellow country formerly under Moscow’s rule. Some 3 million euros ($3.2 million) have been raised in … Read more

Kharkiv Residents Brace for Russian Attacks as City Attempts to Reopen

Ukrainian officials called on Kharkiv residents to take precautions after the city came under renewed Russian bombardment on Thursday. Ukraine’s second-largest city was hit as it began reopening stores and resuming subway services. Photo: Esteban Biba/Zuma Press

Russian solider sentenced to life in jail during Ukraine war crimes trial – National

A Ukrainian court sentenced a Russian soldier to life in prison on Monday for killing an unarmed civilian in the first war crimes trial arising from Russia’s Feb. 24 invasion. Vadim Shishimarin, a 21-year-old tank commander, had pleaded guilty to killing 62-year-old Oleksandr Shelipov in the northeastern Ukrainian village of Chupakhivka on Feb. 28 after … Read more

US Senate confirms ambassador to Ukraine after 3-year vacancy amid Russian war – National

The US Senate unanimously approved veteran diplomat Bridget Brink on Wednesday to be ambassador to Ukraine, filling a critical post that has been vacant for three years as Washington works to increase support for the government in Kyiv. Brink was approved by a unanimous voice vote. Both President Joe Biden’s fellow Democrats and Republicans had … Read more

265 Ukrainian soldiers surrendered at Azovstal: Russian ministry

MOSCOW: Russia’s defense ministry said Tuesday that 265 Ukrainian soldiers, including several dozen wounded, surrendered at the besieged Azovstal steel plant in Ukraine’s port city of Mariupol. “Over the past 24 hours, 265 militants laid down their arms and surrendered, including 51 heavily wounded,” the ministry said in a briefing, adding that those in need … Read more

Weapon-Wielding Mannequins Deployed In Ukraine To Drive Russian Troops From Kharkiv

It is unclear who dressed and placed the mannequins in their positions. (Representative Photo) Decoy mannequins dressed as soldiers have been deployed in certain areas of Ukraine, days after Ukrainian troops appeared to have pushed Russian forces out of Kharkiv. According to Newsweek, the mannequins are well-armed with fake rifles and other makeshift weapons aimed … Read more

Olympic Star Shooter Joins Ukraine Forces, Warns Russian Troops “They Won’t Have A Chance”

Russia-Ukraine war: Kristina Dmitrenko says she has “no fear of the enemy”. A Ukrainian champion shooter with an Olympic gold to her name now intends to use her skills to protect her homeland from invading Russian forces. Twenty-two-year-old Kristina Dmitrenko won gold in the biathlon at the 2016 Youth Olympic Games – a sport that … Read more