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Biden urged to rethink Ukraine’s request for Gray Eagle drones

A bipartisan group of 16 United States senators has asked the Biden administration to carefully reconsider Ukraine’s request for lethal Gray Eagle drones to fight Russia. The Biden administration has so far rejected requests for the Gray Eagle drone, which has an operational ceiling of 8,800 metres (29,000 ft) and can fly for more than […]

Ukraine raids 1,000 year old Russia-backed Kyiv monastery

SBU intelligence service says the raid was to investigate suspicions of Russia using the complex for sabotage and to store weapons. Ukraine’s security service and police have raided a 1,000-year-old Orthodox Christian monastery in Kyiv to counter suspected “subversive activities by Russian special services”. The sprawling Kyiv Pechersk Lavra complex – or Kyiv Monastery of […]

Ukraine to set up ‘invincibility’ shelters as cold, snow set in

Ukraine’s government has promised to set up shelters to provide heat and water after relentless Russian air attacks that have left its power structure in tatters as temperatures drop and snow falls. Special “invincibility centres” will be set up around the country to provide citizens with electricity, heat, water, internet, mobile phone connections and a […]

Ukraine says newborn baby killed in attack near Zaporizhzhia city

The baby’s mother, who was pregnant for the entirety of the Ukraine war, was pulled from the rubble alive. An overnight rocket attack struck a hospital maternity ward in southern Ukraine, killing a newborn baby, Ukrainian authorities have said, blaming Russia. The baby’s mother, who was pregnant the entirety of the war, and a doctor […]

European Parliament declares Russia ‘state sponsor of terrorism’

Ukrainian President Zelenskyy welcomes the designation, a move Washington has so far resisted. The European Parliament has declared Russia a “state sponsor of terrorism”, saying Moscow’s “deliberate attacks and atrocities” in Ukraine violate human rights and international humanitarian laws. European lawmakers passed the resolution on Wednesday with 494 members voting in favour, 58 against and […]

Dozens of countries pledge aid for Moldova at Paris conference

Diplomats from about 50 countries and institutions are drumming up money and other support for Europe’s poorest country, Moldova, which is suffering massive blackouts, heavy refugee flows and potential security threats from the war in neighbouring Ukraine. Monday’s international aid conference in Paris is aimed at “concrete and immediate assistance” for the land-locked former Soviet […]

China signs 27-year gas deal with QatarEnergy to secure supply

QatarEnergy has signed a 27-year deal to supply China’s Sinopec with liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the longest such agreement to date, as volatility drives buyers to seek long-term supplies. Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February, competition for LNG has become intense, with Europe, in particular, needing vast amounts to help replace Russian pipeline […]

Ukrainians face life-threatening winter, as temperatures dip: WHO

Millions of people in Ukraine face a life-threatening winter this year, the World Health Organization has warned, as Russia continues to pound the country’s energy infrastructure while temperatures plummet. In recent weeks, Russia has targeted energy infrastructure with missile strikes, including water and electricity stations, leaving homes across the country without power as winter sets […]