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Chemical weapons watchdog ‘concerned’ by Mariupol reports

Reports first emerged Ukraine’s far-right Azov battalion that a Russian drone had dropped a ‘poisonous substance’ on troops and civilians. The world’s chemical weapons watchdog has said it was “concerned” about reports of the use of chemical weapons in the besieged Ukrainian port of Mariupol. Reports first emerged late on Monday from Ukraine’s Azov battalion […]

Biden says Russia committing ‘genocide’ in Ukraine

US President Biden says Russia’s Putin is ‘trying to wipe out the idea of being able to be Ukrainian’. US President Joe Biden has said his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin is committing “genocide” in Ukraine, where concerns are mounting over the killing of civilians and the prospects of a new Russian offensive in the country’s […]

Ukraine: Russia-backed separatist stirs fears of chemical weapons

Vinnytsia, Ukraine – On Monday, Eduard Basurin, the spokesman for the pro-Russian separatist “People’s Republic of Donetsk“, appeared on a Russian television channel and stirred fears over the possible use of chemical weapons in Ukraine. “I think that [Russian troops ] should turn to the chemical warfare forces who would find a way to smoke […]

Zelenskyy: Russia likely to attack Kyiv again if Donbas falls

EXCLUSIVE In an interview with Al Jazeera, Ukraine’s president outlines his fears over Moscow’s new war strategy. As Russia refocuses its war goals on Ukraine’s eastern provinces after failing to take the capital, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has warned the battle over the breakaway Donbas region will be crucial. In an exclusive interview with Al Jazeera, […]

Russia says it struck S-300 systems given to Ukraine by EU state

Russia’s defence ministry did not specify which country provided the missile system it said to have destroyed. Russia says it had destroyed anti-aircraft missile systems supplied to Ukraine by a European state, without specifying which country provided the equipment. Defence Ministry spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov said on Monday Russian Kalibr missiles destroyed on Sunday […]

Biden tells Modi more Russian oil imports not in India’s interest

United States President Joe Biden has held a “constructive, direct conversation” with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the White House said, as the US is seeking more help from India to apply economic pressure on Russia over its invasion of Ukraine. In a news briefing on Monday afternoon, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said […]

Zelenskyy exclusive interview: The full transcript

In an exclusive interview with Al Jazeera, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has addressed the Russian invasion, a train station attack in Kramatorsk, the killings in Bucha and outlined the necessary steps needed to end the war. The Ukrainian president also addressed the allegations that he was preventing civilians from using humanitarian corridors leading to Russia. […]

Sweden’s ruling party launches debate on NATO membership

The Social Democrat Party says it will review its long-standing policy of military non-alignment in light of the Ukraine war. Sweden’s ruling Social Democrat party, which has until now rejected membership in NATO, has said it is reviewing its international security policy in light of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Comprising the biggest party in parliament […]