Ukraine says atrocities encountered during Russian troop withdrawal could be genocide – National

As the Ukrainian army liberates territory from Russian occupation, authorities say they are finding evidence of atrocities and crimes against humanity that could amount to genocide. Ukrainian Foreign Ministry spokesman Oleg Nikolenko said the findings point to the need for a special tribunal. But Ukraine’s allies, including Canada, question the proposal. Nikolenko called the evidence … Read more

14 years later, NATO renews a pledge to Ukraine

BUCHAREST (AP) — NATO returns to the scene of one of its most controversial decisions on Tuesday, intending to reiterate its vow that Ukraine — now entering its 10th month of war against Russia — will one day join the world’s largest military alliance. NATO foreign ministers will meet for two days at the Palace … Read more

Kiev mayor dismisses criticism of Zelensky amid energy woes | War news Russia-Ukraine

The energy shortage faced by Ukrainians has sparked new tensions between the President of Ukraine and the mayor of Kyiv amid a looming power crisis and the onset of winter. Mayor Vitali Klitschko on Sunday defended President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s allegations that too many Kiev residents were still without power and that the centers set up … Read more

Civilians flee Kherson as the liberated city comes under Russian fire

Civilians are pouring out of the southern Ukrainian city that they celebrated the recapture of just weeks earlier, but which has been under attack by Russian artillery for days. The exodus from Kherson came as Ukraine solemnly commemorated a Stalin-era famine and sought to ensure that Russia’s war in Ukraine does not deprive others around … Read more

Zelenskyy criticizes Kyiv mayor Klitschko over power cuts | War news Russia-Ukraine

In an unusually divisive statement, Ukraine’s president has put boxing legend Vitali Klitschko to work during long periods without electricity in the capital. In a rare public spat involving Ukrainian leaders, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy criticized the mayor of Kiev for setting up emergency shelters to help people without power and heat after Russian attacks. In … Read more

More shelling in Kherson as Ukraine gradually regains power | War news Russia-Ukraine

The Ukrainian city of Kherson has suffered multiple attacks for a second day in an escalation of shelling since Russia pulled out of the city two weeks ago after an eight-month occupation. Ukrainian officials said Russia continued to bomb Kherson on Friday and at least 10 people were killed in the previous day’s attacks. Yaroslav … Read more

Putin has another gas shock for us: the deindustrialization of Europe

“Putin knows exactly what he is doing. He focuses on the power substations and the step-up transformers that are difficult to replace,” says Professor Alan Riley, an energy expert at the Atlantic Council and adviser to Ukraine. “He has full visibility on every target because he has detailed plans that date back to the Soviet … Read more

Fact check: were three drunk Ukrainians arrested in Qatar? | Explanation news

A fake video attributed to Al Jazeera claims that “drunk” Ukrainian football fans were detained for “Nazi symbols” in Doha. Kyiv, Ukraine – A fake video attributed to Al Jazeera claiming “drunken” Ukrainian football fans spreading “Nazi symbols” in Doha has been circulating online since Tuesday. In less than a minute, the video “reports” that … Read more

Bombed, not defeated: Ukraine’s capital goes into survival mode

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Residents of Ukraine’s bombed-out capital grabbed empty bottles in search of water and crowded into cafes for power and heat on Thursday. into the dark. In scenes that are hard to believe in a sophisticated city of 3 million, some Kiev residents resorted to collecting rainwater from downspouts while repair crews … Read more

Ukraine invades 1,000-year-old Russian-backed monastery in Kyiv | War news Russia-Ukraine

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