Former Moscow-affiliated church claims religious persecution as security raids flare

CNN — The vertically shot video published last November shows no weapons, battlefield atrocities, or even soldiers. But the sound of a patriotic Russian song echoing through a church on the famous grounds of Kiev’s Lavra Monastery seemed to open a new front in Ukraine’s war with Russia. The church belongs to the Ukrainian Orthodox … Read more

How Ukraine Became a Laboratory for Western Weapons and Innovation on the Battlefield

CNN — Last fall, as Ukraine retook large swaths of territory in a series of counter-attacks, it bombarded Russian troops with US-made artillery and missiles. Leading some of that artillery was a homemade targeting system Ukraine had developed on the battlefield. A piece of Ukrainian-made software has turned readily available tablet computers and smartphones into … Read more

Deaths, blackouts as Russian missiles hit multiple cities in Ukraine | War news Russia-Ukraine

Russia has launched a new barrage of missiles at targets across Ukraine, killing at least 12 people in the east-central city of Dnipro and disrupting power supplies in the Kiev and Kharkiv regions, officials said. Saturday’s attacks destroyed a nine-story apartment building in Dnipro, leaving an entire part of the building in ruins and spewing … Read more

UK sends heavy battle tanks to Ukraine | War news Russia-Ukraine

UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has pledged to supply heavy tanks and artillery systems to Ukraine, quickly drawing criticism from the Russian embassy in London. Sunak promised to send the 14 Challenger 2 tanks to Ukraine after a phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Saturday, according to a statement from his office. The … Read more

Ankara says time is running out to ratify Sweden, Finland NATO bids | News

Presidential spokesman says Sweden must meet demands before May, when polls take place in Turkey. Turkey’s presidential spokesman says Ankara is running out of time to ratify Sweden and Finland’s NATO membership before general elections expected in May. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said on Saturday that Turkey’s ratification of the countries’ bids … Read more

Russia’s Medvedev Says Japan’s Prime Minister Should Cut Himself Open | War news Russia-Ukraine

Former president once seen as a reformer has reinvented himself as an archhawk since Russia invaded Ukraine last year. Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has accused Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida of shameful subservience to the United States and suggested that he ritually cut himself open. It was the latest in a long line of … Read more

UK to supply tanks; Russian missiles hit Ukraine

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak pledged to deliver tanks and artillery systems to Ukraine on Saturday amid renewed rocket attacks by Moscow on multiple Ukrainian cities for the first time in nearly two weeks. Five people were killed and 39 injured in the southeastern city of Dnipro, where a Russian missile strike … Read more

Russian airstrikes reported across Ukraine, including ‘attack on capital’

Kyiv, Ukraine CNN — Air raid sirens sounded across Ukraine on Saturday as Russia launched another series of missile strikes across the country. Rockets and explosions were heard everywhere from Lviv in the west; Kharkov in the northeast; Zaporizhzhia and Dnipro in the southeast; Myokalev in the south; and Kharkiv in the northeast, officials said. … Read more

New video shows huge explosion in building apparently occupied by Russian troops in Soledar

The cooling towers of the Rivne Nuclear Power Plant in Varash, Ukraine. (Michael Robinson Chavez/The Washington Post/Getty Images) The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency is traveling to Ukraine next week to establish a constant presence of safety experts at all of the country’s nuclear power plants. “Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi will be … Read more

War Between Russia and Ukraine: List of Major Events, Day 325 | War news Russia-Ukraine

As the war between Russia and Ukraine enters its 325th day, we take a look at the main developments. This is the state of affairs on Saturday, January 14, 2023: Fight Russia said its troops have seized control of the war-ravaged town of Soledar in eastern Ukraine. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said his troops continued … Read more