Tag: Kherson

  • "War is not the solution, war is the problem," UN chief Guterres marks one year of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine

    "War is not the solution, war is the problem," UN chief Guterres marks one year of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine

    Ukrainians, Russians and people far away need peace. Although the outlook may look bleak today, we must all work knowing that genuine, lasting peace must be based on the United Nations Charter and international law. The longer the fighting goes on, the harder this job will be. We don’t have a moment to lose.” The […]

  • 10 world events that marked the year 2022

    Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the protest movement in Iran, the abortion issue in the United States – 2022 was rich in different events. AFP offered a list of the 10 events that, according to the agency, marked the world this year. Putin invaded Ukraine On February 24, Vladimir Putin ordered Russian troops to invade Ukraine, […]

  • Political promises can pay off, Voluntarily single mothers increase, Ukrainian refugees’ conditions worse than in our neighboring countries

    Political promises can pay off, Voluntarily single mothers increase, Ukrainian refugees’ conditions worse than in our neighboring countries

    First hour: Christmas Eve in Kherson fierce attacks on a market in the city Ukrainian refugees in Sweden have worse conditions than in our neighboring countries Christmas Day is the most beautiful day of the year Political promises can backfire Chronicle of Lisa Alexandrova Zorina The panel Second hour: Single mother, from exposed to self-chosen […]

  • The film on Putin that raises questions

    The film on Putin that raises questions

    Russian President Vladimir Putin doesn’t usually pose with a glass in his hand – so when he did so during a speech to Russian soldiers receiving medals, questions were raised about whether he was possibly drunk. However, some observers believe that these are completely false rumors. In the speech, Putin talked about the attacks on […]

  • Winter campaign

    Winter campaign

    As the conflict drags on for ten months, what initially seemed like a three-day rush to Kiev has slowed to a slow, grinding war of attrition. The front lines, with the major exceptions of Kharkiv and Kherson, have remained mostly static. In the Kharkiv region, Russians settled on the outskirts of the city of Kharkiv […]

  • Good morning World!

    Good morning World!

    In Godmorgon the world, the Panelen, gossip by Nina Wormbs, Public Service and gossip by Mark Levengood. Here is the full content of the program: Hour 1: It freed Kherson – he hid the orphanage children Packages or money – which is better to give? Olaf Scholz’s first year as chancellor in Germany Chronicle by […]

  • Live: Ukraine warns of fresh Russian missile strikes on energy grid

    Live: Ukraine warns of fresh Russian missile strikes on energy grid

    Ukraine said on Monday that Russia was preparing for a fresh wave of missile attacks on its energy grid that have plunged swathes of the country into the cold and dark. The warning came as Ukrainian forces repelled Russian attacks in the Donetsk region, including in the areas of the cities of Bakhmut and Avdiivka, […]

  • Ukraine warns of fresh Russian missile strikes on energy grid

    Ukraine warns of fresh Russian missile strikes on energy grid

    Ukraine said on Monday that Russia was preparing for a fresh wave of missile attacks on its energy grid that have plunged swathes of the country into the cold and dark. The warning came as Ukrainian forces repelled Russian attacks in the Donetsk region, including in the areas of the cities of Bakhmut and Avdiivka, […]

  • Serbia’s president warns of several winters of fighting

    Serbia’s president warns of several winters of fighting

    Just as it seemed Kyiv was going to win, “the Russians started to fight better,” Aleksandar Vucic said The conflict in Ukraine could last several more winters, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said on Tuesday, adding that a ceasefire of some kind would be welcome but was unlikely. He commented on the hostilities while visiting Norway, […]

  • Serbia’s president comments on the turn in Ukraine’s conflict

    Serbia’s president comments on the turn in Ukraine’s conflict

    Just as it seemed Kyiv was going to win, “the Russians started to fight better,” Aleksandar Vucic said The conflict in Ukraine could last several more winters, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said on Tuesday, adding that a ceasefire of some kind would be nice but was unlikely. He commented on the hostilities while visiting Norway, […]

  • Live: European Union members near deal on Russian oil price cap

    Live: European Union members near deal on Russian oil price cap

    EU member states are close to agreement on a $60 dollar per barrel Russian oil price cap. Meanwhile, air raid alerts were issued across all of Ukraine on Thursday, as officials warned that Russia was preparing a new wave of missile and drone strikes. Follow our blog for all the latest developments. All times are […]

  • European Union members near deal on Russian oil price cap

    European Union members near deal on Russian oil price cap

    EU member states are close to agreement on a $60 dollar per barrel Russian oil price cap. Meanwhile, air raid alerts were issued across all of Ukraine on Thursday, as officials warned that Russia was preparing a new wave of missile and drone strikes. Read our live blog to see how all the day’s events […]

  • NATO strengthens defense throughout Europe

    NATO strengthens defense throughout Europe

    NATO foreign ministers are to meet for two days in Romania’s capital Bucharest from Tuesday to pledge their continued support to Ukraine against Russia’s invasion. At a press conference on Monday, after a meeting with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg asked the alliance to increase its support in the region. “Investing […]

  • NATO will discuss strengthening defenses across Europe

    NATO will discuss strengthening defenses across Europe

    NATO foreign ministers are to meet for two days in the Romanian capital Bucharest, starting on Tuesday, to pledge their continued support to Ukraine against Russia’s invasion. At a press conference on Monday, after a meeting with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg asked the alliance to increase its support in the […]

  • Live: Sweden confirms Nord Stream pipeline sabotage

    Live: Sweden confirms Nord Stream pipeline sabotage

    Investigators have found traces of explosives at the site of the damaged Nord Stream pipelines, confirming that sabotage had taken place, a Swedish prosecutor said on Friday. Follow our live blog for the latest developments. All times are Paris time (GMT+1) 11:25 a.m.: The Kremlin is saying nothing about the Putin-Biden summit at this time […]

  • Therefore, the army of Ukraine is superior on the ground

    Therefore, the army of Ukraine is superior on the ground

    “This is the beginning of the end of the war,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in front of the assembled world press in Kherson on Monday. Images have been pumped out of the liberated city, images showing people gathering in streets and squares to celebrate. But what is behind the Russian retreat and Ukraine’s clear […]

  • Cherson freed, spies in our midst, and Alexandria about to perish

    Cherson freed, spies in our midst, and Alexandria about to perish

    Kherson is liberated People danced in the street and the Ukrainian flag flies in Kherson. The Russian army has retreated across the Dnipro River, in chaotic fashion, it has been reported. In Russia, the mood is depressed and people are afraid. Conversation with correspondent Maria Persson Löfgren who has just been in Moscow and TV4’s […]

  • Right now: Cheers as Ukrainian forces retake Kherson

    Right now: Cheers as Ukrainian forces retake Kherson

    Ukrainian forces have retaken Kherson. This is reported by the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine. Hear Ekot’s Ukraine correspondent Lubna El-Shanti and Lieutenant Colonel Joakim Paasikivi.

  • That’s why Putin is threatening nuclear weapons

    That’s why Putin is threatening nuclear weapons

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has hinted more or less directly that he might consider using nuclear weapons against Ukraine. Recently, for example, he said he was prepared to use “all available means” to defend Russian territory. And Putin’s words are taken seriously. US President Joe Biden notes that for the first time since the Cuban […]

  • Live: Power restored in the occupied Ukrainian city of Kherson

    Live: Power restored in the occupied Ukrainian city of Kherson

    Power has been restored in the southern Ukrainian city of Kherson after a two-day blackout, an official posted in Moscow said on Tuesday. The city, occupied by the Russian army since the February 24 invasion of Ukraine, had been without water and electricity since Sunday. Follow our live blog for the latest developments. All times […]

  • Putin says civilians in Ukraine’s Kherson should be evacuated

    Putin says civilians in Ukraine’s Kherson should be evacuated

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that civilians in Ukraine’s Kherson region should be evacuated from the conflict zone, the Kremlin chief’s first acknowledgement of a deteriorating situation in a region he claims to have annexed. Read FRANCE 24’s liveblog below to see how the day’s events unfolded. All times are Paris local time […]

  • Live: Putin says civilians in Ukraine’s Kherson should be evacuated

    Live: Putin says civilians in Ukraine’s Kherson should be evacuated

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday that civilians in Ukraine’s Kherson region should be evacuated from the conflict zone, the Kremlin chief’s first acknowledgment of a worsening situation in a region he claims to have annexed. Follow our live blog for the latest developments. All times are local time in Paris (GMT+1). 14:28: G7 ministers […]

  • Some 4.5 million Ukrainians temporarily without power, says Zelensky

    Some 4.5 million Ukrainians temporarily without power, says Zelensky

    Some 4.5 million Ukrainians, more than 10% of the pre-war population, were temporarily without power on Thursday evening due to Russian attacks, President Volodymyr Zelensky said in a video address. Kyiv earlier on Thursday condemned the “mass forced relocation” of its citizens living in regions occupied by Russia. Read our live blog to see how […]

  • Live: 4.5 million Ukrainians temporarily without power, says Zelensky

    Live: 4.5 million Ukrainians temporarily without power, says Zelensky

    Some 4.5 million Ukrainians, more than 10% of the pre-war population, were temporarily without power on Thursday evening due to Russian attacks, President Volodymyr Zelensky said in a video address. Kyiv earlier on Thursday condemned the “mass forced relocation” of its citizens living in regions occupied by Russia. Follow our live blog for the latest […]

  • Live: Water, power supply in Kyiv restored after missile attack

    Live: Water, power supply in Kyiv restored after missile attack

    Kiev’s mayor said water and electricity had been restored to residents after “massive” missile strikes on the capital by Russian forces. Meanwhile, Russian-installed officials in Ukraine’s southern Kherson region announced the extension of an evacuation zone further from the Dnipro River, saying Ukraine may prepare to attack the Kakhovka dam and flood the region. Follow […]

  • Ukraine says situation ‘critical’ after Russia attacks power grid

    Ukraine says situation ‘critical’ after Russia attacks power grid

    Ukraine warned Tuesday of an emerging “critical” risk to its electricity grid after multiple Russian air strikes targeted energy facilities across the country, with President Volodymyr Zelensky stating that Moscow’s repeated bombardments had destroyed one-third of the country’s power facilities as winter approaches. Read our blog to see how all the day’s events unfolded. This […]

  • More than half of Finns believe that ordinary Russians are responsible for the war in Ukraine

    More than half of Finns believe that ordinary Russians are responsible for the war in Ukraine

    The survey explored the public’s views on several issues concerning Russia and its war of aggression in Ukraine. Well over four fifths (85%) of the respondents believe that the only way to end the war is to drive Russia out of Ukraine. In turn, almost four fifths (79%) fully or partially agreed with the statement […]

  • Live: Erdogan defends ties with Russia during talks with Putin

    Live: Erdogan defends ties with Russia during talks with Putin

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday defended Ankara’s booming trade ties with Moscow during a meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Kazakhstan. The meeting between the two leaders, the fourth in three months, came as the US and EU apply renewed pressure on Turkey to comply with sanctions against Russia. Follow FRANCE […]

  • Live: Explosions shake Ukraine’s capital Kyiv

    Live: Explosions shake Ukraine’s capital Kyiv

    Several loud explosions rocked central Kyiv early Monday, local officials said, as the United Nations General Assembly was due to begin a debate on a draft resolution condemning Russia’s annexation of four Ukrainian regions. Read our live blog for the latest developments in the war in Ukraine. All times are Paris time (GMT + 2). […]

  • Russia appoints new general to command troops in Ukraine war

    Russia appoints new general to command troops in Ukraine war

    He previously served as commander of Russia’s Eastern Military District and led Russian forces in Syria, reports TASS. In particular, Russia recently annexed four regions of Ukraine – Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson regions. The war between Russia and Ukraine appears to be entering a new phase after Kiev dealt a major blow to Moscow’s […]

  • The EU has imposed new sanctions against Russia over its annexation of four Ukrainian regions

    The EU has imposed new sanctions against Russia over its annexation of four Ukrainian regions

    “The Council decided today to impose restrictive measures on 30 additional individuals and seven entities in view of Russia’s escalating military aggression against Ukraine and other actions that undermine or threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine,” the Council added. In addition, the Council decided to expand the listing criteria on which special […]

  • Live: Russian rockets hit Zaporizhzhia near the nuclear power plant

    Live: Russian rockets hit Zaporizhzhia near the nuclear power plant

    Seven Russian rockets slammed into residential buildings in Zaporizhzhia before dawn on Thursday, killing two people and trapping at least five in the town near Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, the governor of the mostly Russian-occupied region said. Follow FRANCE 24’s live blog for the latest developments. All times are Paris time (GMT+2). 10:30: “Maneuvering […]

  • Ukrainian forces break through Russian lines in key Kherson advance

    Ukrainian forces break through Russian lines in key Kherson advance

    Ukrainian forces on Monday achieved their biggest breakthrough in the Kherson region since the war began, bursting through the Russian front and advancing along the Dnipro River to threaten Russian supply lines. In Zaporizhzhia, the UN nuclear watchdog said the head of the Russian-occupied nuclear power plant had been released. Read our live blog to […]

  • UN Weekly Roundup: 24–30 September 2022

    UN Weekly Roundup: 24–30 September 2022

    United Nations – Editor’s note: Here’s a quick snapshot of what the international community has been up to this past week, as seen from the UN’s perch. Ukraine’s Zelenskyy briefs the Security Council Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy told the UN Security Council on Tuesday that Russia must be completely isolated internationally for its sham referendums […]

  • Live: Fourth leak found on Nord Stream’s pipelines

    Live: Fourth leak found on Nord Stream’s pipelines

    Sweden’s coast guard discovered a fourth gas leak on the damaged Nord Stream pipelines earlier this week. The European Union suspects Russian sabotage was behind the leaks on the underwater Russian Nord Stream pipelines to Europe and has pledged a “robust” response to any deliberate disruption of its energy infrastructure. Follow our live blog for […]

  • EU proposes new Russia sanctions including oil price cap

    EU proposes new Russia sanctions including oil price cap

    The EU’s executive on Wednesday proposed a new round of sanctions on Moscow over its latest “escalation” in Ukraine, including an oil price cap and ban on Russian exports worth seven billion euros. Read our live blog to see how all the day’s events unfolded. All times are Paris time (GMT+2). This live page is […]

  • Russia plans annexation ceremony as Ukrainian allies brace for sanctions

    Russia plans annexation ceremony as Ukrainian allies brace for sanctions

    The Kremlin said Russia will hold a ceremony on Friday to officially incorporate four areas of Ukraine into Russia, a process Ukraine and its allies have dismissed as illegal while promising retaliation in the form of new sanctions. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Thursday that the ceremony will include Russian President Vladimir Putin […]

  • The European Commission proposes additional sanctions against Russia due to the escalation in Ukraine

    The European Commission proposes additional sanctions against Russia due to the escalation in Ukraine

    “Russia has escalated its aggression against Ukraine to a new level and we are determined to make the Kremlin pay the price for this continued escalation,” he tweeted, citing the sanctions as “more products that cannot be exported to Russia, especially in a key position.” technology that its war machine needs.” Von der Leyen proposed […]

  • Första sändningen av ukrainsk spannmål når turkiska vatten

    Första sändningen av ukrainsk spannmål når turkiska vatten

    Den första transporten av ukrainskt spannmål sedan Rysslands invasion nådde turkiskt territorialvatten på tisdagen nära inloppet till Bosporen. Antalet gränsövergångar från Ukraina har passerat 10 miljoner, rapporterade FN:s flyktingorgan. Läs om dagens händelser när de utvecklades på vår liveblogg. Alla tider är Paris-tid (GMT+2). Den här livesidan uppdateras inte längre. För mer av våra bevakning […]

  • Live: Inspection of the first grain shipment from Ukraine completed in Turkey

    Live: Inspection of the first grain shipment from Ukraine completed in Turkey

    A Russian and Ukrainian team carried out an inspection in Istanbul on Wednesday of a cargo ship carrying the first shipment of grain from Ukraine since the Kremlin’s invasion, Turkish officials said. Follow FRANCE 24’s live blog for the latest developments. All times are Paris time (GMT+2). 12:15 p.m.: Russia’s Putin told ex-German chancellor Schroeder […]

  • Live: First Ukrainian grain shipment passes inspection in Turkey

    Live: First Ukrainian grain shipment passes inspection in Turkey

    A Russian and Ukrainian team carried out an inspection in Istanbul on Wednesday of a cargo ship carrying the first shipment of grain from Ukraine since the Kremlin’s invasion, Turkish officials said. Follow FRANCE 24’s live blog for the latest developments. All times are Paris time (GMT+2). 18:52: UN launches fact-finding mission in Ukraine’s prison […]

  • Live: First Ukrainian grain shipment heading to Lebanon

    Live: First Ukrainian grain shipment heading to Lebanon

    A cargo ship carrying the first shipment of grain from Ukraine since the Kremlin’s invasion is on its way to its final destination in Tripoli, Lebanon, after a Russian and Ukrainian team completed an inspection of the vessel in Istanbul on Wednesday. Follow FRANCE 24’s live blog for the latest developments. All times are Paris […]

  • First Ukrainian grain shipment heading to Lebanon

    First Ukrainian grain shipment heading to Lebanon

    A cargo ship carrying the first shipment of grain from Ukraine since the Kremlin’s invasion is on its way to its final destination in Tripoli, Lebanon, after a Russian and Ukrainian team completed an inspection of the vessel in Istanbul on Wednesday. Read about today’s events as they unfolded. All times are Paris time (GMT+2). […]

  • Ukraine: Russian shelling kills 2 in Kharkiv

    Ukraine: Russian shelling kills 2 in Kharkiv

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Wednesday that Moscow wants to seize territory in southern Ukraine beyond the eastern Donbas region as the United States and its allies committed more military aid to Ukraine. Russia failed in the early stages of its five-month offensive to topple the government of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy or capture […]

  • Russia’s Lavrov: Moscow wants more territory than Donbas

    Russia’s Lavrov: Moscow wants more territory than Donbas

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Wednesday that Moscow wants to conquer territory in southern Ukraine beyond the eastern Donbas region, where Ukrainian forces are currently fighting for control. Russia failed in the early stages of its five-month offensive to overthrow the government of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky or to capture the capital, Kyiv, […]

  • Putin is open to Ukraine’s grain deal, wants Russian sanctions lifted

    Putin is open to Ukraine’s grain deal, wants Russian sanctions lifted

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Russia is ready to facilitate Ukrainian grain shipments from ports along the Black Sea, but that he wants Western countries to lift their sanctions on Russian grain exports. Putin spoke in Iran after meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on a proposed plan to resume Ukrainian […]

  • Ukraine’s Interior Minister says Kyiv is in no danger but prepared

    Ukraine’s Interior Minister says Kyiv is in no danger but prepared

    Ukraine’s Interior Minister Denys Monastyrsky has said that even though there is no imminent risk of Russians marching on Kyiv, the capital would not let its guard down. Earlier, the supreme court of the Russian-backed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) sentenced to death two British and one Moroccan captured while fighting for Ukraine. Read about the […]

  • Live: Ukraine says investigating 13,000 alleged Russian war crimes

    Live: Ukraine says investigating 13,000 alleged Russian war crimes

    Ukraine Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova said there were about 13,000 cases of alleged Russian war crimes being probed as of Monday. Follow FRANCE 24’s liveblog for the latest developments. All times are Paris time (GMT+2). 6:56pm: Lithuania calls on EU to provide cash for Ukrainian refugees Lithuanian Finance Minister Gintare Skaiste urged the European Union […]

  • Latest developments in Ukraine: 20 May

    Latest developments in Ukraine: 20 May

    For full coverage of the crisis in Ukraine, visit Flash point Ukraine. Recent developments in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. All times EDT: 05:38: CNN reports that Vadim Shishimarin, 21, the Russian soldier charged with war crimes in Ukraine, was in court in Kyiv on Friday. During the third day of interrogation, his lawyer […]

  • Ukraine: The Russians withdraw from Kharkiv, Batter East

    Ukraine: The Russians withdraw from Kharkiv, Batter East

    KYIV, UKRAINE – Russian troops withdrew from Ukraine’s second largest city after bombing it for several weeks, the Ukrainian military said on Saturday as Kyiv and Moscow forces engaged in a fierce battle for the country’s eastern industrial heart. The Ukrainian military said Russian forces were withdrawing from the northeastern city of Kharkiv, focusing on […]

  • Live: Ukrainian forces advance in Kharkiv region

    Live: Ukrainian forces advance in Kharkiv region

    Russia’s hopes for quick gains in northeastern Ukraine seemed to have stalled when Ukrainian troops managed to drive Russian troops out of Kharkiv, the region’s largest city, according to Ukrainian authorities. Follow FRANCE 24’s live blog for the latest developments. All times are Paris time (GMT + 2). 12:10: G7 foreign ministers promise to continue […]

  • Live: The fighting rages in the Donbas, Russian forces seem to have stopped

    Live: The fighting rages in the Donbas, Russian forces seem to have stopped

    Russian forces appeared to have stayed in Ukraine’s eastern Donbass region despite “significant efforts” in the Izium and Severodonetsk areas to make a breakthrough to Kramatorsk, the large city in the Ukrainian-controlled part of the coal basin. Follow FRANCE 24’s live blog for the latest developments. All times are Paris time (GMT + 2). 07:43: […]

  • Latest developments in Ukraine: 14 May

    Latest developments in Ukraine: 14 May

    For full coverage of the crisis in Ukraine, visit Flash point Ukraine. Recent developments in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. All times EDT: 02:05: The latest intelligence update from Britain’s defense minister focuses on Ukraine’s Kherson region. The Russian-imposed leaders in the region say they will ask Russia to include the region in the […]

  • US Senator delays $ 40 billion aid package to Ukraine

    US Senator delays $ 40 billion aid package to Ukraine

    US Senator Rand Paul on Thursday blocked a vote on a $ 40 billion aid package to Ukraine, which is slowing down US efforts to quickly provide more aid to Ukraine as it fights a Russian invasion. “We can not save Ukraine by judging the US economy,” Paul said. A unanimous vote in the Senate […]

  • Finland’s leaders support joining NATO

    Finland’s leaders support joining NATO

    On Thursday, Finnish President Sauli Niinisto and Prime Minister Sanna Marin expressed their approval to join NATO, a move that would complete a major political shift for the country in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. “NATO membership would strengthen Finland’s security. As a member of NATO, Finland would strengthen the entire defense alliance,” they […]

  • Live: Ukraine holds the first war crimes trial against captured Russians

    Live: Ukraine holds the first war crimes trial against captured Russians

    Ukraine’s top prosecutor on Wednesday revealed plans for the first war criminal trial of a captured Russian soldier as fighting raged in the eastern and southern parts of the country. Finland is expected to announce its intention to join NATO with Sweden, which is likely to follow soon, diplomats and officials said, as Russia’s invasion […]

  • Live: Heavy shelling in Odesa places global grain shipments at risk

    Live: Heavy shelling in Odesa places global grain shipments at risk

    Russian strikes continue to barrage the port city of Odesa, Ukrainian officials said Tuesday, an apparent effort to disrupt supply lines and Western weapons shipments critical to Kyiv’s defence. Odesa is a major gateway for global grain shipments, and Ukrainian and Western officials have warned that Russia’s blockade threatens global food supplies. Follow FRANCE 24’s […]

  • Live: German Foreign Minister visits Bucha on surprise trip to Ukraine

    Live: German Foreign Minister visits Bucha on surprise trip to Ukraine

    German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock paid a surprise visit to Ukraine’s martyr city of Bucha on Tuesday, a day after Russian missiles struck the strategic port city of Odesa. Earlier, diplomats said the UN Security Council would hold a crisis meeting on Thursday to discuss the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Ukraine. Follow FRANCE 24’s live […]

  • Civilians attempt evacuation from Ukraine’s besieged Mariupol

    Civilians attempt evacuation from Ukraine’s besieged Mariupol

    Ukrainian authorities attempted further evacuations from Mariupol on Monday, following an initial operation to remove around 100 civilians from the besieged Azovstal steel plant. Meanwhile, in Brussels, EU energy ministers held emergency talks as the bloc considers a phasing out of Russian oil imports. Read about the day’s events as they unfolded on our liveblog. […]

  • More than 900 civilian bodies found in Kyiv region, police say

    More than 900 civilian bodies found in Kyiv region, police say

    The bodies of more than 900 civilians have been discovered in the region surrounding the Ukrainian capital following the withdrawal of Russian forces – most of them fatally shot, police said Friday. Most of them had died from gunshot wounds, an indication that many people were “simply executed”, said the Kyiv regional police chief. Follow […]

  • Live: More than 900 civilian bodies found in Kyiv region, police say

    Live: More than 900 civilian bodies found in Kyiv region, police say

    The bodies of more than 900 civilians have been discovered in the region surrounding the Ukrainian capital following the withdrawal of Russian forces – most of them fatally shot, police said Friday. Most of them had died from gunshot wounds, an indication that many people were “simply executed”, said the Kyiv regional police chief. Follow […]

  • Live: Russia warns attacks on Kyiv “will intensify”

    Live: Russia warns attacks on Kyiv “will intensify”

    Russia’s Defense Ministry warned on Friday that it would intensify attacks on the Ukrainian capital Kyiv in response to attacks on Russian soil, after accusing Ukraine of targeting Russian border towns. Follow FRANCE 24’s live blog for the latest developments. All times are Paris time (GMT + 2). 10:23: Ukraine says they exchanged captured soldiers […]

  • Mariupol is still Ukrainian, says mayor of besieged port city

    Mariupol is still Ukrainian, says mayor of besieged port city

    Ukraine said it was not opening humanitarian corridors on Wednesday that would allow civilians to evacuate, accusing Russian forces of violating agreements on granting safe passage. Mariupol’s mayor, Vadym Boichenko, told a press conference that Russian forces had destroyed all the buses slated for use in evacuations. Follow the day’s events as they unfolded on […]

  • Conflict monitors’ flight from Ukraine

    Conflict monitors’ flight from Ukraine

    Civilians are shot dead in the war in Ukraine. Investigations are now starting that Russia has committed war crimes. At the same time, neutral observers must leave Ukraine, such as those from the OSCE, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. Those who could secure evidence on the spot can no longer work. Hear […]

  • Why Crimean Tatars are afraid when Russia invades Ukraine

    Why Crimean Tatars are afraid when Russia invades Ukraine

    Like Vladimir Putin’s strengths wage a brutal war against Ukraine, the Crimean Tatars living in Russian-occupied Crimea and on the Ukrainian mainland feel particularly threatened by the recent invasion of their historical enemy. Some have promised to defend Ukraine, a country many fled to in 2014 after Putin’s forces invaded the Crimean peninsula and began […]

  • UN aid chief outlines immediate humanitarian priorities for Ukraine

    UN aid chief outlines immediate humanitarian priorities for Ukraine

    UN Aid Manager Martin Griffiths briefed ambassadors on how the UN and partners are responding to growing needs since Russia launched a “military operation” 11 days ago. “People are watching how this unnecessary conflict is taking over cities and civilians. In addition to what is happening in Ukraine, they have an extra fear of the […]

  • The EU will provide an additional € 1.2 billion to Ukraine

    The EU will provide an additional € 1.2 billion to Ukraine

    Earlier, the European Union had said it would fund the purchase and supply of arms and equipment to Ukraine and also announced new sanctions against Russia. Ukraine claimed earlier today that it had destroyed a column of Russian troops with heavy artillery, causing serious damage. “The enemy will not go unpunished. Joint artillery artillery men […]