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

Ukraine to replace defence minister as fighting rages in Donetsk

Ukraine is set to replace Defence Minister Oleksii Reznikov with the chief of its military spy agency, a close ally of President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on Sunday, in a reshuffle at the forefront of Ukraine’s war campaign.Reznikov would be transferred to another ministerial job and replaced by Kyrylo Budanov, head of the GUR military intelligence agency,…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

Ukraine hit with fresh wave of deadly missile attacks, including Zaporizhzhia suburbs

Ukraine said Russia had launched a new round of missile attacks on Monday as the West tried to limit Moscow’s ability to finance its invasion by imposing a price cap on Russian seaborne oil.Air alerts sounded across Ukraine and officials urged civilians to take shelter from what they said was the latest in waves of…Continue Reading

Ukraine accused Russia on Monday of looting empty homes in the southern city of Kherson and occupying them with troops in civilian clothes to prepare for street fighting in what both sides predict will be one of the war’s most important battles.In recent days, Russia has ordered civilians out of Kherson in anticipation of a…Continue Reading

Russia targets Ukrainian energy infrastructure in latest attacksAs the invasion of Ukraine enters its eighth month, Russia is targeting civilians and energy infrastructure. Experts say it’s a key tactic by Putin, forcing Ukrainians to conserve energy for fears of a cold dark winter to come.Ukrainian authorities tried to dampen public fears over Russia’s use of…Continue Reading

Ukraine accuses Russian troops of looting museums, destroying cultural sites

The exquisite golden tiara, inlaid with precious stones by master craftsmen some 1,500 years ago, was one of the world’s most valuable artifacts from the blood-letting rule of Attila the Hun, who rampaged with horseback warriors deep into Europe in the 5th century.The Hun tiara, also known as a diadem, is now vanished from the museum…Continue Reading

Locals near Ukraine nuclear plant given iodine tablets as fighting prompts fears of catastrophe

Authorities near Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant began distributing iodine tablets to residents on Friday, in case of a radiation leak, amid mounting fears that the fighting around the complex could trigger a catastrophe.The move came a day after the plant was temporarily knocked offline because of what officials said was fire damage to a transmission line.…Continue Reading

As German Chancellor Olaf Scholz is set to arrive in Canada on Sunday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is facing renewed calls from Ukraine to cancel a permit allowing turbines repaired in Montreal to be sent back to a Russian energy giant.Scholz, who took over from Angela Merkel in December last year, is expected to land…Continue Reading

Ukraine claims bridge strike in Kherson region as Russia shells residential areas

Russia’s military pounded residential areas across Ukraine overnight as Ukrainian forces pressed a counteroffensive to try to take back an occupied southern region, striking the last working bridge over a river in the Russian-occupied Kherson region, Ukrainian authorities said Saturday.A Russian rocket attack on Kramatorsk killed three people and wounded 13 on Friday night, according to…Continue Reading