Pals mourn volunteer killed serving to civilians in Ukraine

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Pals and volunteers gathered Sunday at Kyiv’s St Sophia’s Cathedral to say goodbye to Andrew Bagshaw, a New Zealand scientist who was killed in Ukraine with one other volunteer whereas they had been making an attempt to evacuate individuals from a front-line city. Bagshaw, 48, a twin New Zealand-British citizen, and … Read more

Russia strikes Ukraine’s cities hours after Western international locations pledge tanks to Kyiv

CNN  —  Ukraine has urged the West to get army {hardware} into the arms of its troops as rapidly as attainable, as Russia fired missiles towards Kyiv and different Ukrainian cities simply hours after Germany and the US introduced their plans to supply fashionable tanks to the nation. Russia launched 55 missiles at Ukraine on … Read more

CIA director briefed Zelensky on US expectations for Russia’s battlefield planning

CNN  —  CIA Director Invoice Burns briefed Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv final week on the US’ expectations for Russia’s battlefield planning within the spring, in accordance with a US official and two Ukrainian sources aware of the assembly. The key assembly comes as US officers are carefully monitoring a possible Russian offensive within … Read more

Brovary, Ukraine: Helicopter crash kills 18, together with Ukrainian inside minister

CNN  —  A helicopter crash close to a kindergarten within the Kyiv area has killed not less than 18 folks, together with Ukraine’s total inside ministry management workforce, in line with officers. No less than 29 others have been injured within the incident on Wednesday within the metropolis of Brovary, on the outskirts of Ukraine’s … Read more

Russian airstrikes reported throughout Ukraine, together with ‘assault on the capital’

Kyiv, Ukraine CNN  —  Air raid sirens rang out throughout Ukraine on Saturday as Russia carried out one other collection of missile assaults throughout the nation. Missiles and explosions have been heard in all places from Lviv within the west; Kharkiv within the northeast; Zaporizhzhia and Dnipro within the southeast; Myokaliv within the south; and … Read more

UK to provide tanks to Ukraine as Russian missiles hit Kyiv

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Saturday promised to offer tanks and artillery techniques to Ukraine, amid renewed missile assaults by Moscow concentrating on the Ukrainian capital and different cities. Sunak’s Downing Avenue workplace mentioned in an announcement that he made the pledge to offer Challenger 2 tanks and different artillery techniques … Read more

What’s Orthodox Christmas, and why is it within the highlight this 12 months?

CNN  —  For a lot of the Western world, Christmas is well known on December 25, in line with the Gregorian calendar. But in a distinction that dates again centuries, Orthodox Christians observe the Julian calendar and mark the competition on January 7 as a substitute. Orthodox Christmas – and the long-standing rift between the … Read more

Ukraine: Kyiv dismisses Putin’s name for ceasefire as ‘hypocrisy’

CNN  —  Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered his protection minister to implement a short lived ceasefire in Ukraine for 36 hours this week to permit Orthodox Christians to attend Christmas providers, in accordance with a Kremlin assertion Thursday. However the proposal was swiftly dismissed as “hypocrisy” by Ukrainian officers. Putin’s order got here after … Read more

Putin orders 36-hour vacation weekend cease-fire in Ukraine

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday ordered his armed forces to look at a unilateral 36-hour cease-fire in Ukraine this weekend for the Orthodox Christmas vacation, the primary such sweeping truce transfer within the almost 11-month-old warfare. Putin didn’t seem to make his cease-fire order conditional on a Ukrainian settlement to … Read more

Time zone by time zone, one other new yr sweeps into view

NEW YORK (AP) — New 12 months’s celebrations are sweeping throughout the globe, ushering in 2023 with countdowns and fireworks — and marking an finish to a yr that introduced conflict in Europe, a brand new chapter within the British monarchy and world worries over inflation. The brand new yr started within the tiny atoll … Read more