Trenches, endless mud and death: the battle for Bachmut

Trenches, endless mud and death: the battle for Bachmut

Ukrainian tankers take their positions atop a tank in a muddy field near an undisclosed frontline position in eastern Ukraine on November 28, 2022, amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Yevhen Titov | Afp | Getty Images The sight of trenches, endless mud and mass destruction – with mere tree stumps emerging from the swampy, undulating … Read more

Russian billionaire Vyacheslav Taran died in a helicopter crash

Russian billionaire Vyacheslav Taran died in a helicopter crash

A Russian billionaire has died in a helicopter crash near the French-Italian border, marking the latest sudden death of a figure in the cryptocurrency world. Vyacheslav Taran, 53, founder of Forex Club and president of Libertex Group, was the sole passenger of the helicopter that crashed in Villefranche-sur-Mer this weekend, according to multiple reports. “It … Read more

Wagner Group accused of recruiting prisoners from the Central African Republic for Russia’s war in Ukraine

Wagner Group accused of recruiting prisoners from the Central African Republic for Russia’s war in Ukraine

ABUJA, Nigeria — Russia’s infamous Wagner Group is freeing hardened rebels held in prison cells in the Central African Republic and deploying them overseas, including in Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region, two senior CAR military officers told The Daily Beast. According to sources in the Central African Republic, where armed rebels have controlled large parts of … Read more

Kherson: Russians shell Ukrainian city just two weeks after withdrawal

Kherson: Russians shell Ukrainian city just two weeks after withdrawal

Kherson, Ukraine CNN — Pools of bloody water and the charred wreckage of a car mark the spot in Kherson where Russian shells hit the city on Thursday, killing four and shaking any sense of calm, according to local officials. Russian President Vladimir Putin claims he annexed the region and that the people here are … Read more

Kherson: Russians shell Ukrainian city just two weeks after withdrawal

Kherson: Russians shell Ukrainian city just two weeks after withdrawal

Kherson, Ukraine CNN — Pools of bloody water and the charred wreckage of a car mark the spot in Kherson where Russian shells hit the city on Thursday, killing four and shaking any sense of calm, according to local officials. Russian President Vladimir Putin claims he annexed the region and that the people here are … Read more

The Kremlin denies reports of Russia’s withdrawal from Ukraine’s Zaporizhia nuclear power plant

The Kremlin denies reports of Russia’s withdrawal from Ukraine’s Zaporizhia nuclear power plant

According to Ukrainian authorities, Russian forces may be preparing to leave the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, which Russia has occupied since the first months of the war this year. An adviser to the head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, Mykhailo Podolyak, said on Sunday that he believed Russian troops would leave the … Read more

Ukraine’s Kyiv mayor rejects Zelensky’s criticism amid energy woes | Russo-Ukrainian War News

Ukraine’s Kyiv mayor rejects Zelensky’s criticism amid energy woes |  Russo-Ukrainian War News

The energy deprivation facing Ukrainians has renewed tensions between Ukraine’s president and the mayor of Kyiv amid a looming energy crisis and the onset of winter. Mayor Vitali Klitschko on Sunday pushed back against accusations by President Volodymyr Zelensky that too many Kyiv residents are still without power and that the centers set up for … Read more

Russian soldiers are freezing in eastern Ukraine

Russian soldiers are freezing in eastern Ukraine

The Russians huddle in a trench when a drone bomb explodes in their midst. Through social networks The Ukrainian military has deployed some of its best brigades to eastern Ukraine, including the 92nd and 93rd Mechanized Brigades and the 1st Presidential Brigade. But these elite Ukrainian formations may not be the biggest killer of Russian … Read more

Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei has died at the age of 64, officials said

Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei has died at the age of 64, officials said

CNN — Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei has died suddenly at the age of 64, the Belarusian Foreign Ministry announced on Saturday. “Vladimir Makei, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus, died suddenly today,” the Foreign Ministry said on its official Facebook account, without providing more details about the circumstances of the foreign … Read more

Zelensky vows Ukraine ‘can’t be broken’ as Russia bombs civilians into darkness, but misses missiles

Zelensky vows Ukraine ‘can’t be broken’ as Russia bombs civilians into darkness, but misses missiles

Vinnytsia, Ukraine — Russian invasion forces have left Kherson, but terror is still raining down on the residents of the southern Ukrainian city. “I hate Russians,” Lilia said after finding her mother’s body. Natasha was killed just steps from the safety of her home by a Russian missile strike. A few hours later, Lili’s father … Read more