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Europe has labelled Russia a state sponsor of terror. What next?

Brussels, Belgium – The European Parliament has declared Russia as a “state sponsor of terrorism”, saying Russian atrocities against Ukrainians and the destruction of civilian infrastructure violate international and humanitarian laws. The Parliament’s move on Wednesday was welcomed by Ukrainian officials, who have been pushing the European Union and NATO countries to label Russia a […]

Fact check: Were three drunk Ukrainians arrested in Qatar?

A fake video ascribed to Al Jazeera claims ‘drunken’ Ukrainian football fans were detained over ‘Nazi symbols’ in Doha. Kyiv, Ukraine – A fake video ascribed to Al Jazeera that claims “drunken” Ukrainian football fans spread “Nazi symbols” in Doha has been circulating online since Tuesday. In less than a minute, the video “reports” that […]

Ukraine battles to restore power as millions face blackouts

Ukraine has been battling to reconnect water and electricity services to millions of people after a barrage of Russian missiles and drones hit energy infrastructure on Wednesday, leaving nearly 80 percent of the country in the dark. By Thursday evening, more than 24 hours after the Russian strikes smashed areas of Kyiv, the city’s Mayor […]

Bombed, not beaten: Ukraine’s capital flips to survival mode

Residents of Ukraine’s bombed capital clutched empty bottles in search of water and crowded into cafés for power and warmth, switching defiantly into survival mode after new Russian missile strikes on Wednesday plunged the city and much of the country into the dark. In the city of three million, some residents resorted to collecting rainwater […]

Will more Ukrainians flee to the European Union as winter bites?

Brussels, Belgium – As Russia’s war in Ukraine barrels into a tenth month, the colder winter months ahead are set to pressure a population with a strong resolve but limited resources. This week, renewed attacks across the nation targeted critical infrastructure and wiped out power and water supplies in several cities, including the capital, Kyiv. […]

Russian attacks plunge Ukraine, parts of Moldova into darkness

A barrage of Russian attacks on Ukrainian infrastructure has knocked out power across large areas of the war-torn country as well as parts of neighbouring Moldova, with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy calling the attacks a “crime against humanity”. “When we have the temperature below zero and scores of millions of people without energy supplies, without […]

‘Formula of terror’: Ukraine leader implores UN to punish Russia

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has urged the United Nations Security Council to act against Russia over air attacks on civilian infrastructure that again plunged Ukrainian cities into darkness and cold as winter sets in. Russia unleashed a missile barrage across Ukraine on Wednesday, killing 10 people, forcing shutdowns of nuclear power plants and cutting water […]

Is Germany changing tack on Ukraine?

Since the start of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Germany has often been criticised, especially from European Union members in Eastern Europe, for being too cautious. They have berated the German government particularly for dragging its feet on supplying arms. To be fair, Berlin has sent some weapons, including self-propelled howitzers and multiple rocket launchers, […]