Ukraine: CIA warns it could lose war this year without fresh aid

Agence France Presse 04/19/2024

The CIA chief warned Thursday that Ukraine could lose the war to Russia by the end of this year unless the United States sends more military aid. The grim warning by Bill Burns came as the US…

Russia pounds power facilities of Ukraine, Kremlin embraces ‘war’ rhetoric

Reuters 03/23/2024

KYIV — Russia pounded Ukrainian power facilities on Friday in an attack described by Kyiv as the largest airstrike on its energy infrastructure in two years of war, and portrayed by Moscow as revenge for Ukrainian attacks…

Russian assets to arm Ukraine? EU to move forward with this plan

Agence France Presse 03/22/2024

EU leaders on Thursday agreed to “take work forward” on a plan to use the profits from frozen Russian central bank assets to arm Ukraine, as Kyiv pleaded for more ammunition for its outgunned forces. More than…

Ukraine, allies slam Pope Francis’ ‘white flag’ comment

Associated Press 03/11/2024

KYIV, Ukraine — Ukrainian and allied officials Sunday criticized Pope Francis for saying that Kyiv should have the “courage” to negotiate an end to the war with Russia, a statement many interpreted as a call for Ukraine…

A 93-year-old Greek grandmother’s scarves travel to children in need

Reuters 03/10/2024

ATHENS — In her tiny Athens apartment, 93-year-old Ioanna Matsouka has knit thousands of brightly colored scarves for children in need from Greece to Ukraine – and she has no plans to quit just yet. “Until I…

Ukraine outnumbered, outgunned, ground down by relentless Russia

Reuters 02/22/2024

KRAMATORSK, Ukraine —   As the Ukraine war enters its third year, the infantry of 59th Brigade are confronting a bleak reality: they’re running out of soldiers and ammunition to resist their Russian invaders. One platoon commander…

Russia using thousands of SpaceX Starlink terminals in Ukraine, WSJ says

Reuters 02/16/2024

Russian troops in Ukraine are using thousands of Starlink satellite communications terminals made by Elon Musk’s SpaceX, the Ukrainian military intelligence chief told the Wall Street Journal in an interview published on Thursday. Lieutenant General Kyrylo Budanov…

Convicted ex-Russian mayor cuts jail time, agrees to fight in Ukraine

Associated Press 01/15/2024

A disgraced former Russian mayor convicted over bribery had his prison sentence cut short after signing a contract to fight with Russia’s military in Ukraine, local media reported Sunday. Oleg Gumenyuk, who served as mayor of the…

Amid Ukraine war, a wedding proposal

Agence France Presse 01/07/2024

KYIV, Ukraine — A Ukrainian military doctor has become engaged to a soldier she served with, their commander said on Thursday, a day after she was released from nearly two years as a prisoner of Russia. The…

Russia accidentally bombs own village near Ukraine

Agence France Presse 01/02/2024

MOSCOW — Russia said it had accidentally bombed a village in its southern Voronezh region near Ukraine on Tuesday but stressed there were no casualties. The accident occurred the same day as Russia hit Ukraine with a large-scale…

World rings in 2024 after war, bots and Barbie

Agence France Presse 01/01/2024

Jubilant crowds bid farewell on Sunday to the hottest year on record, closing a turbulent 12 months marked by clever chatbots, climate crises and devastating wars in Gaza and Ukraine. Much of the world’s population — now…

World prepares to ring in 2024

Agence France Presse 12/31/2023

SYDNEY — Jubilant crowds will bid farewell to the hottest year on record Sunday, closing a turbulent 12 months marked by clever chatbots, climate crises and wrenching wars in Gaza and Ukraine. The world’s population — now over eight…

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