Russia, Ukraine extend grain deal to help world’s poor

An unprecedented wartime deal that allows grain to flow from Ukraine to countries in Africa, the Middle East and Asia where hunger is a growing threat and high food prices are pushing more people into poverty has been extended, officials said Saturday.The extension was announced by the United Nations and by Turkish President Recep Tayyip…Continue Reading

Russia has committed ‘wide range’ of war crimes in Ukraine, UN inquiry finds

WorldRussian attacks against civilians in Ukraine, including systematic and widespread torture and killing in occupied regions, amount to war crimes and possibly crimes against humanity, according to a report from a UN-backed inquiry released Thursday.Report refers to ‘systematic’ use of torture and ‘disregard for civilian suffering’The Associated Press · Posted: Mar 16, 2023 10:05 AM EDT…Continue Reading

Ukraine, Russia trade almost 200 prisoners of war

WorldDozens of Russian and Ukrainian prisoners of war have returned home following a prisoner swap, officials on both sides said Saturday.’Significant’ accident causes power outages in Ukraine’s Odesa region, PM saysThe Associated Press · Posted: Feb 04, 2023 8:33 AM EST | Last Updated: 3 hours agoUkrainian prisoners of war are seen after a swap…Continue Reading

Russia fires missiles at Ukrainian cities as it retreats on battlefield

Russia launched airstrikes at cities across Ukraine Tuesday, even as Western leaders condemned Moscow at the G20, and abandoned towns in southern Ukraine hinted that Russian lines might be collapsing even farther.The barrage included attacks in Kyiv that struck residential buildings and, elsewhere, attacks on energy facilities that knocked out power.As its battlefield losses mount, Russia…Continue Reading

Russia will never give up newly annexed territories in Ukraine, Putin insists at ceremony

Putin launches process to annex Russian-controlled regions in UkraineRussian President Vladimir Putin delivered a speech Friday during a ceremony declaring the annexation of four Russian-controlled regions in Ukraine: Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia. The ceremony came hours after at least 25 people were killed in Zaporizhzhia by a Russian strike.Russian President Vladimir Putin launched the…Continue Reading

Russia blames Ukraine in car bombing death of nationalist

Suspected car bomb kills daughter of high-profile Putin allyThe daughter of a Russian political philosopher often referred to as ‘Putin’s brain’ was killed in a car bomb explosion over the weekend. Though Ukraine says it wasn’t responsible, there are concerns the incident could inflame violence in the region.Russia’s top counterintelligence agency on Monday blamed Ukrainian…Continue Reading

Russia tells NASA it will remain with International Space Station until at least 2028

Russian space officials told their U.S. counterparts that Moscow expects to remain on the International Space Station (ISS) at least until their own outpost in orbit is built in 2028, NASA’s space operations chief told Reuters.The assurance on Tuesday from Russia came after the newly appointed head of its space agency, Roscosmos, surprised NASA earlier…Continue Reading

Russia to pull out of ISS after 2024, to build its own space station

Russia on Tuesday announced its withdrawal from the International Space Station (ISS) project after 2024 and is building its own space station in the meantime.According to Yuri Borisov, the new head of Russia’s state space corporation Roscosmos, the country will begin to form the Russian Orbital Service Station (ROSS) by that time, reports Tass news…Continue Reading

U.S. warns that Russia plans to annex occupied Ukrainian regions, install proxy officials

Russia is laying the groundwork for the annexation of Ukrainian territory and is installing illegitimate proxy officials in areas there under its control as it seeks to exert total control over its gains in the east, the White House said on Tuesday.Unveiling what he said was U.S. intelligence, John Kirby, the chief national security council spokesperson,…Continue Reading

Russia prepares for next Ukraine offensive in face of new Western weapons

Russia is preparing for the next stage of its offensive in Ukraine, a Ukrainian military official said, after Moscow said its forces would step up military operations in “all operational areas”. As Western deliveries of long-range arms begin to help Ukraine on the battlefield, Russian rockets and missiles have pounded cities in strikes that Kyiv…Continue Reading