Wednesday May 11, 2022

Russia invades Ukraine, country braces for major Donbas offensive

The commander of a Ukrainian unit defending the port city of Mariupol posted a video statement Tuesday, saying a handful of people had been affected by a “poisonous substance of unknown origin” amid reports of an alleged Russian chemical attack. Denys Prokopenko, commander of the Azov battalion, said in the statement that it was not […]

Russia invades Ukraine, United Nations meeting held

European leaders have planned to phase out Russian coal imports in response to harrowing scenes in Bucha, a suburb of Kyiv. On Tuesday, the European Commission proposed a phased ban of €4 billion ($4.3 billion) worth of Russian coal imports per year as part of a fifth package of sanctions designed to further diminish Russian President Vladimir Putin’s […]

Live updates: Russia invades Ukraine

Local residents gather outside a damaged apartment building in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine, on April 4. (Alexander Ermochenko/Reuters) An evacuation convoy heading to the besieged city of Mariupol was turned back by Russian forces, Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk said Tuesday. The convoy of seven buses was accompanied by the International Committee […]

Live updates: Russia invades Ukraine

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Kiril Petkov in Sofia, Bulgaria on March 19. (Vassil Donev/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock) Russia continues to make “incremental gains” in Ukraine’s south and has used “brutal, savage techniques” in the way it has targeted civilians, US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said Saturday. “In terms of Russians’ progress in […]

Russia invades Ukraine: Refugee count tops one million

KYIV, UKRAIN — More than 1 million people have fled Ukraine following Russia’s invasion, in the swiftest refugee exodus this century, the United Nations said Thursday, as Russian forces kept up their bombardment of the country’s second-biggest city, Kharkiv, and laid siege to two strategic seaports. The tally the U.N. refugee agency released to The […]

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