Tag: Mariupol

  • Putin supports the plan to expand the Russian armed forces to 1.5 million

    Putin supports the plan to expand the Russian armed forces to 1.5 million

    Russian President Vladimir Putin backed a defense minister’s proposal to strengthen the Russian military by more than 30% on Wednesday, as he said Moscow needed to learn from and address the problems it faces in Ukraine. Read our live blog to see how all of today’s events unfolded. All times are Paris time (GMT+1). This […]

  • EU agrees on fresh sanctions against Russia over war in Ukraine

    EU agrees on fresh sanctions against Russia over war in Ukraine

    The EU on Thursday agreed a fresh round of sanctions on Russia over the war in Ukraine, after complaints from hawkish eastern European leaders that some countries were trying to water them down. Diplomats said a compromise deal – thought to include targeting some 200 individuals – was reached on the sidelines of a leaders […]

  • Live: EU agrees fresh sanctions against Russia over war in Ukraine

    Live: EU agrees fresh sanctions against Russia over war in Ukraine

    The EU on Thursday agreed a fresh round of sanctions on Russia over the war in Ukraine, after complaints from hawkish eastern European leaders that some countries were trying to water them down. Diplomats said a compromise deal – thought to include targeting some 200 individuals – was reached on the sidelines of a leaders […]

  • Live: First shipment of Ukrainian grain reaches Turkish waters

    Live: First shipment of Ukrainian grain reaches Turkish waters

    The first shipment of Ukrainian grain since Russia’s invasion reached Turkish territorial waters on Tuesday near the entrance to the Bosphorus. The number of border crossings from Ukraine has exceeded 10 million, the UN refugee agency reported. Follow FRANCE 24’s live blog for the latest developments. All times are Paris time (GMT+2). 21:30: Fighting in […]

  • 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 […]

  • A family from Mariupol who found safety in Iceland

    A family from Mariupol who found safety in Iceland

    Soon after the invasion of Ukraine, Russia launched an offensive against Mariupol. When the first bombers arrived, this family was home, having lunch. For the next two days, they hid in the staircase of the block where they lived. “We slept with our toddler in the corridor. When a large-scale bombing began near our house, […]

  • Live: The Russians are fighting to surround Ukraine’s last eastern stronghold

    Live: The Russians are fighting to surround Ukraine’s last eastern stronghold

    Russian forces fought on Wednesday to encircle the Ukrainian military’s last stronghold in a long-disputed eastern province when shock echoed from a Russian airstrike on a shopping mall that killed at least 18 people in the center of the country two days earlier. Follow our live blog for the latest developments. All times are Paris […]

  • Live: Russian forces withdraw from Ukraine’s Snake Island

    Live: Russian forces withdraw from Ukraine’s Snake Island

    Russian forces have withdrawn from Ukraine’s Snake Island, a strategic outpost in the Black Sea, Russia’s Defense Ministry said on Thursday. The Ukrainian presidency confirmed Russia’s resignation. Follow our live blog for the latest developments. All times are Paris time, GMT + 2. 12:02: Russia says it has over 6,000 Ukrainian prisoners of war Russia […]

  • Live: Historic NATO summit nears end in Madrid

    Live: Historic NATO summit nears end in Madrid

    The NATO summit in Madrid, where the alliance redefined its strategic concept to clearly identify Russia as a threat to its members, ended on Thursday with its leaders stressing its importance. At the same time, Russian forces withdrew from Ukraine’s Snake Island, a strategic outpost in the Black Sea. Follow our live blog for the […]

  • Voice of Ukraine in Denmark: Nightmare or Reality?

    Voice of Ukraine in Denmark: Nightmare or Reality?

    War crimes have no statute of limitations. This – and any disaster that Ukraine has endured in its 3 decades of independence – is the indisputable truth. While the country’s attempts to end the war and join the EU are on the rise, the people who have suffered before are still suffering. The support of […]

  • Putin’s military force has looted Ukraine

    Putin’s military force has looted Ukraine

    In the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, there has been extensive looting. Russian soldiers, for example, have taken people’s private belongings such as digital cameras, washing machines and toys for children. A woman who fled Ukraine seemed to recognize her own things when she saw a picture of a Russian tank where the […]

  • Latest developments in Ukraine: 30 May

    Latest developments in Ukraine: 30 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: 01:45: The European Council is preparing for its meeting on 30-31 May in Brussels, during which Council members will discuss Ukraine, security of energy supply and defense. “Ukraine shows incredible courage […]

  • Live: Ryssland beskjuter Charkiv, kriget i Donbas når maximal intensitet

    Live: Ryssland beskjuter Charkiv, kriget i Donbas når maximal intensitet

    Ryska styrkor beskjuter Charkiv och dödade fyra personer på torsdagen efter att Moskvas försök att erövra Ukrainas andra stad avvisades tidigt i kriget. Längre söderut nådde striderna i Donbas-regionen “maximal intensitet”, enligt en hög ukrainsk försvarstjänsteman. Följ FRANCE 24:s liveblogg för den senaste utvecklingen. Alla tider är Paris-tid (GMT+2). 18:03: Mariupols hamn mineras, öppen för […]

  • Live: Russia says remaining Azovstal defenders have surrendered

    Live: Russia says remaining Azovstal defenders have surrendered

    Russia’s defence ministry on Friday said the last group of Ukrainian forces holed up in Mariupol’s smashed Azovstal steel works had surrendered, marking an end to a weeks-long siege. Follow FRANCE 24’s liveblog for all the latest developments. All times are Paris time (GMT+2). 8:51pm: Russia says remaining Azovstal defenders have surrendered Russia’s defence ministry […]

  • Russia claims full control of Mariupol after nearly three-month siege

    Russia claims full control of Mariupol after nearly three-month siege

    Russia’s defence chief says the country’s forces have taken full control of the massive steel plant in Mariupol that was the last stronghold of Ukrainian resistance in the city. Read our liveblog below to see how the day’s events unfolded. All times are Paris time (GMT+2). 10pm: Wimbledon stripped of ranking points by ATP, WTA […]

  • Ukraine warns that only talks can end the war as Russia reduces gas from Finland

    Ukraine warns that only talks can end the war as Russia reduces gas from Finland

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky warned on Saturday that only a diplomatic breakthrough, rather than a direct military victory, could end Russia’s war against his country, as Moscow cuts gas supplies to Finland. After more than 12 weeks of fierce fighting, Ukrainian forces have stopped Russian attempts to conquer Kyiv and the northern city of Kharkiv, […]

  • Latest developments in Ukraine: 21 May

    Latest developments in Ukraine: 21 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: 02:02: IN his latest assessment of the war in Ukraine, Institute for the Study of War, an American think tank, says that Russian forces are digging around Kharkiv and can prepare […]

  • 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 […]

  • Russia is stepping up attacks in eastern Ukraine

    Russia is stepping up attacks in eastern Ukraine

    Russia intensified its offensive against eastern Ukraine on Friday, using artillery, rocket-propelled grenades and aircraft to strike the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, destroying residential buildings and killing a number of civilians, according to Ukrainian civilian and military officials. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy described conditions in the Donbas region, which includes Luhansk and Donetsk, as “hell” […]

  • Ukraine’s summary: why Turkey wants to block Sweden and Finland from joining NATO

    Ukraine’s summary: why Turkey wants to block Sweden and Finland from joining NATO

    During the past week, further details emerged about Finland’s and Sweden’s intention to join NATO, until the nations formally submitted the paperwork on Tuesday. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg called it “a historic moment” and it really marks a significant transition from neutrality for these two countries. One implication of the war in Ukraine is […]

  • Live Briefing: Russia invades Ukraine

    Live Briefing: Russia invades Ukraine

    RFE / RL: s Ukraine Live Briefing gives you the latest on Russia’s invasion, how Kyiv strikes back, the plight of the civilian population and the Western reaction. Live Briefing presents the latest developments and analysis, updated during the day. For all RFE / RL’s coverage of the war, click here. Here are the latest […]

  • Latest developments in Ukraine: 19 May

    Latest developments in Ukraine: 19 May

    For full coverage of the crisis in Ukraine, visit Flash point Ukraine. The latest developments in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. All times EDT: 12:50: RadioFreeEurope / RadioLiberty shares one interview with the mother of a Ukrainian National Guard based in Mariupol. During the interview on May 11 in Kyiv, Inna Zatoloka shares some […]

  • Russia: 959 Ukrainian troops surrender in Mariupol

    Russia: 959 Ukrainian troops surrender in Mariupol

    Russia’s defense minister said on Wednesday that 959 Ukrainian troops had surrendered this week at the last stronghold in the besieged port city of Mariupol. A ministry spokesman told reporters that the number included 694 who had capitulated in the past 24 hours. Ukrainian officials have not confirmed the figures. Ukraine’s Deputy Defense Minister Anna […]

  • Latest developments in Ukraine: 18 May

    Latest developments in Ukraine: 18 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: 02:00: In its latest intelligence report on the battlefield on Wednesday, the British Ministry of Defense said that “strong Ukrainian resistance delayed Russia’s ability to gain full control of” Mariupol despite […]

  • Russia on the way to control Mariupol

    Russia on the way to control Mariupol

    The fall of the Ukrainian port of Mariupol to Russia seemed imminent on Tuesday as Ukraine moved to abandon the city’s vast steelworks, and hundreds of Kyiv warriors held there surrendered to Russian forces in an agreement reached by the warring parties. The conquest of Mariupol, a pre-war city of 430,000 people along the north […]

  • Latest developments in Ukraine: 17 May

    Latest developments in Ukraine: 17 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: 01:50: Retired Russian Colonel Mikhail Khodaryonok said on state television on Monday that the Ukrainian armed forces “can arm one million people”, and that Ukrainians “intend to fight to the last […]

  • Ukraine is working to evacuate the last Mariupol troops

    Ukraine is working to evacuate the last Mariupol troops

    The Ukrainian military worked on Tuesday to evacuate its remaining fighter jets from the Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol, where three months of Russian bombing have left the besieged port city in ruins. Ukrainian officials said more than 260 soldiers were evacuated on Monday. Fifty-three seriously injured fighters were taken to a hospital in Novoazovsk, east […]

  • Finland formally announces NATO membership offer

    Finland formally announces NATO membership offer

    Finland formally announced on Sunday that it intends to apply for membership in the Western NATO military alliance, and ignores Russian President Vladimir Putin’s warning that the measure would “negatively affect” peaceful relations between neighboring countries. President Sauli Niinisto and Prime Minister Sanna Marin announced the application for NATO membership at the Presidential Palace in […]

  • Finland formally announces that it is seeking NATO membership

    Finland formally announces that it is seeking NATO membership

    Finland has formally announced its intention to apply for NATO membership. President Sauli Niinisto and Prime Minister Sanna Marin announced the move on Sunday at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki. “This is a historic day,” Niinisto said. “A new era begins.” Finland’s announcement that it is seeking membership of the Western military alliance with 30 […]

  • Finland’s participation in the Eurovision Song Contest ranks 21st as Europe rages around Ukraine

    Finland’s participation in the Eurovision Song Contest ranks 21st as Europe rages around Ukraine

    Finnish entrance "Jezebel" rock-pop veterans The Rasmus earned 38 points on Saturday night in the finals of the Eurovision Song Contest in Turin, Italy, including 26 points from the audience. Founded in Helsinki in 1994, The Rasmus was one of Finland’s most internationally successful bands of the early 2000s. After a five-year recording break, the […]

  • Finland is not afraid of Russia’s minister

    Finland is not afraid of Russia’s minister

    There is no panic? in Helsinki over someone? nasty? response to its NATO bid, says the Finnish Minister for European Affairs Helsinki would strengthen NATO and add a lot of “added value” to the US-led military alliance, Finland’s EU Minister Tytti Tuppurainen claimed in a interview with Sky News on Saturday. Finland’s quest for NATO […]

  • 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 […]

  • Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra wins Eurovision Song Contest 2022

    Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra wins Eurovision Song Contest 2022

    Kalush Orchestra from Ukraine took an emotional victory at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022. The winning song Stefania sang in Ukrainian and mixed rap with traditional folk music and was a tribute to the mother of the band’s frontman Oleh Psiuk. In the run-up to the competition, the Kalush Orchestra said it was aiming to […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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: 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 […]

  • RIGHT NOW: The Russians are stepping up the fighting at the Mariupol steelworks

    RIGHT NOW: The Russians are stepping up the fighting at the Mariupol steelworks

    This is how the fighting goes in Mariupol in Ukraine, where the Russians are now stepping up their fighting at the Azovstal steelworks. Hear Magnus Gimås, Major from the Ground Combat School in Skövde and David Carlqvist, foreign reporter at Ekot talk about the situation in Ukraine right now. Ekot broadcasts directly in the app […]

  • Live: UN again trying to evacuate Mariupol civilians, says Guterres

    Live: UN again trying to evacuate Mariupol civilians, says Guterres

    The UN said a third operation is under way to evacuate civilians from the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol, where fighting continued on Thursday at a besieged steel plant despite Moscow’s pledge to open humanitarian corridors. Earlier, Poland said an international donor conference raised more than 6 billion euros to help rebuild the war-torn country. […]

  • Live: Israel says Putin apologised for Lavrov’s Hitler remarks

    Live: Israel says Putin apologised for Lavrov’s Hitler remarks

    Russia’s Vladimir Putin has apologised for his foreign minister’s claim that Adolf Hitler had Jewish roots in a phone call with Naftali Bennett, the Israeli PM’s office said Thursday. Earlier, Poland said an international donor conference raised more than 6 billion euros for Ukraine, where fighting continued at a besieged steel plant in Mariupol despite […]

  • Recent developments in Ukraine: 5 May

    Recent developments in Ukraine: 5 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: 01:16: Britain’s defense minister said on Thursday that with forces in Belarus conducting regular military exercises, Russia is likely to “inflate the threat to Ukraine” from Belarus in order to retain […]

  • Right now: Russia storms steel plant in Mariupol

    Right now: Russia storms steel plant in Mariupol

    Russia has attacked the large steel plant in Mariupol in Ukraine with both artillery and aircraft, both the Russian Ministry of Defense and Ukraine state to international news agencies. Earlier today, there were reports that about 200 civilians are still at the steelworks, along with Ukrainian soldiers. Listen to our correspondent Johan Mathias Sommarström directly […]

  • 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. […]

  • Confirmed: UN evacuates civilians in Mariupol

    Confirmed: UN evacuates civilians in Mariupol

    The UN now confirms that it is in the process of evacuating people who are inside the large steelworks in the city of Mariupol in Ukraine. Listen to our Russia correspondent Johanna Melén.

  • Ukraine is hosting UN chief Guterres, urging Russian oil embargo

    Ukraine is hosting UN chief Guterres, urging Russian oil embargo

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will host UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for talks on Thursday, while Ukraine calls for an embargo on Russia’s energy supply and US President Joe Biden is preparing a proposal for military, economic and humanitarian aid. Guterres arrived in Ukraine with the intention of working to “expand humanitarian aid and secure the […]

  • Putin’s Syrian tactics are now being used against Ukraine

    Putin’s Syrian tactics are now being used against Ukraine

    In Ukraine, Russian and Ukrainian negotiators have repeatedly agreed to open so-called humanitarian corridors so that civilians can leave besieged cities such as Mariupol where the fighting has been intense. But Ukrainian leaders have claimed that the Russian military has shelled these corridors and killed people on the run. Using temporary ceasefires to allow civilians […]

  • Live: Zelensky invites Macron to see evidence of genocide in Ukraine

    Live: Zelensky invites Macron to see evidence of genocide in Ukraine

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said he had invited French President Emmanuel Macron to visit Ukraine to see for himself evidence that Russian forces had committed “genocide”, a term that President Emmanuel Macron has avoided. Earlier, Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said that the strategic port city of Mariupol “has not fallen” and that the besieged […]

  • Live: Russian deadline for Mariupol troops to hand over passports

    Live: Russian deadline for Mariupol troops to hand over passports

    A Russian deadline for besieged Ukrainian fighters in Mariupol to “surrender or die” has passed. Russia gave troops trapped in Avozstal’s steelworks a few more hours on Sunday afternoon to lay down their arms in exchange for saving their lives. Russia previously took credit for destroying an ammunition factory near Kyiv. Humanitarian roads for the […]

  • Live: Another military factory near Kyiv was destroyed by Russian attacks

    Live: Another military factory near Kyiv was destroyed by Russian attacks

    Russia took the credit for destroying an ammunition factory near the Brovary settlement, near Kyiv, on Sunday. No humanitarian routes for the evacuation of civilians will be opened in eastern Ukraine on Sunday as Ukraine and Russia have failed to reach an agreement, said Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk. Follow our live blog for […]

  • Living Faith: Why we should all put our trust in God this Easter

    Living Faith: Why we should all put our trust in God this Easter

    Open any Bible in the middle and you will get the Psalms – every time. It is the songbook of God’s people and contains all human life and emotions. It is praise, ecstasy, tenderness, trouble and lamentation, where we are invited “to sing our way through hell – and into heaven”. Complaint for all war […]

  • 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 […]

  • Ukraine’s summary: Donbas prepares for a “knife fight”

    Ukraine’s summary: Donbas prepares for a “knife fight”

    As forecast, the focus of hostilities in Ukraine has shifted away from Kyiv and north to south and east of the country where Russia is expected to launch an offensive at any time now. In addition to the siege of the port city of Mariupol, where Ukrainian marines are reported to have capitulated in large […]

  • 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 […]

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

    Live: Mariupol is still Ukrainian, says the mayor of the besieged port city

    Ukraine said it did not open humanitarian corridors on Wednesday that would allow civilians to evacuate, and accused Russian forces of violating agreements to grant safe passage. Mariupol’s mayor, Vadym Boichenko, told a news conference that Russian forces had destroyed all buses used for evacuations. Follow FRANCE 24’s live blog for all the latest updates. […]

  • Live: The situation in Ukraine “too dangerous” for humanitarian corridors

    Live: The situation in Ukraine “too dangerous” for humanitarian corridors

    Ukraine said it did not open humanitarian corridors on Wednesday that would allow civilians to evacuate, and accused Russian forces of violating agreements to grant safe passage. Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk said the routes were “too dangerous” at the moment. Follow FRANCE 24’s live blog for all the latest updates. All times are […]

  • Voice of Ukraine in Denmark: An unpleasant reality

    Voice of Ukraine in Denmark: An unpleasant reality

    On March 25, the same day that 90 percent of Mariupol’s infrastructure was declared destroyed, I looked out the window at a frighteningly silent Copenhagen. There were no ruins or corpses lying on the street. Life was still moving and flourishing about something. Maybe the officials of the Russian Federation are not aware that their […]

  • Zelensky says scenes in Borodianka much more horrific than in Bucha

    Zelensky says scenes in Borodianka much more horrific than in Bucha

    The destruction left by Russian troops in the town of Borodianka outside of Kyiv is “much more horrific” than the situation uncovered in the nearby town of Bucha, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Thursday. Earlier Thursday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Russia had sustained “significant losses” in Ukraine since its troops entered on February […]

  • Spain will deport about 25 Russian diplomats, the foreign minister said

    Spain will deport about 25 Russian diplomats, the foreign minister said

    MADRID – Spain will deport about 25 Russian diplomats and embassy staff from Madrid, Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Albares said on Tuesday, joining other EU countries in their response to alleged war crimes by Russian troops in Ukraine. “We have decided to expel Russian diplomats and staff from the Russian embassy in Spain that […]

  • Haavisto: Reports from Bucharest, Ukraine, recall war crimes in the Balkans

    Haavisto: Reports from Bucharest, Ukraine, recall war crimes in the Balkans

    Russia has denied allegations that its troops have harmed civilians in either Bucha or Irpin, arguing that photographs taken of these cities are propaganda aimed at disrupting peace talks. Haavisto on Sunday stated Helsingin Sanomat that Russia’s actions, which may be war crimes, must be brought to international scrutiny and held accountable. Finland is one […]

  • People must be bussed out of hard-hit Mariupol

    People must be bussed out of hard-hit Mariupol

    It was last night that the Russian Ministry of Defense announced that it would have a temporary ceasefire in Mariupol from 10 o’clock today. – We will see how it goes, but from the Ukrainian side they are skeptical of everything that is said from the Russian side, says Johanna Melén, it may be that […]

  • Right now: Mariupol residents are to be bussed out of the hard-hit city

    Right now: Mariupol residents are to be bussed out of the hard-hit city

    We are broadcasting the latest developments in Ukraine. 45 evacuation buses are now on their way to the war-torn city of Mariupol after a ceasefire has been established. In similar attempts in the past, buses have been forced to turn around due to shelling. Listen to Johanna Melén, Ekot’s Russia correspondent and Jonas Kjellén, analyst […]

  • Petro in Mariupol: Hurry to evacuate the last civilians now

    Petro in Mariupol: Hurry to evacuate the last civilians now

    In Mariupol, fighting is taking place between Russian and Ukrainian forces. Of the 160,000 civilians, many no longer dare to leave basements and shelters. Mayor’s adviser Petro Andriushchenko, who says there is a lack of electricity, water and food and that there are children who are in shelters without their parents. Reporter: Felicia HassanStudio One […]

  • It happened during the war in Ukraine

    It happened during the war in Ukraine

    The EU and the US have drawn up a new gas agreement. But the quantity is not yet up to the level that Europe buys from Russia. “There is no quick fix to reduce dependence on Russian gas,” said analyst Elin Akinci. Tasks: 300 dead in Mariupol’s theater According to the Ukrainian authorities, 300 people […]

  • Mariupol is called hell on earth

    Mariupol is called hell on earth

    Russian forces are cracking down on the strategically important port city of Mariupol in southern Ukraine. The humanitarian situation is described as catastrophic for the civilians who have not been able to get out of there. – It has for a long time been difficult to get in touch with Mariupol. Telephone lines and internet […]

  • Voice of Ukraine in Denmark: Alarm clocks no longer wake you up for school

    Voice of Ukraine in Denmark: Alarm clocks no longer wake you up for school

    As the world struggles to pay its undivided attention to Ukraine and its people, Putin’s attacks on European democracy continue. On March 16, I took a break from schoolwork to watch the speech given by President Zelensky in his address to the US Congress. When he finished his speech, a video was shown depicting the […]

  • Military strategist on Russian demand for Mariupol: “Psychology”

    Military strategist on Russian demand for Mariupol: “Psychology”

    Host: Henrik Torehammar. Broadcast on P1-Morgon on March 21, 2022.

  • Putin’s strategy in the war in Ukraine

    Putin’s strategy in the war in Ukraine

    Siege city What exactly is Vladimir Putin’s strategy, why is he attacking so many civilian targets? One of the cities where many civilians were hit very hard by Russia’s war in Ukraine is the coastal city of Mariupol, which once had more than 400,000 inhabitants. The city is bombed day in and day out and […]

  • 200 tons of medical and food aid arrives in Ukraine

    200 tons of medical and food aid arrives in Ukraine

    Trucks carry: 38 war-wounded drug packs. Each pack can help treat 50 people with serious injuries. 1’170 emergency packages, each containing: 3600 blankets 1200 buckets 1200 hygiene products 1’170 cans 1200 kitchen sets 1200 tarpaulins Water and sanitary supplies 5,120 body bags Florian SeriexAn ICRC spokesman in Ukraine said: “I am currently in Ukraine in […]

  • Russia’s Disinformation Playbook tore apart

    Russia’s Disinformation Playbook tore apart

    Warsaw – In recent years, Russia’s disinformation apparatus has seemed unstoppable. With the skilful planting of falsehoods and herringbone on social media platforms by magic factories, and then reinforced by Russia’s official news media such as RT, the Kremlin has repeatedly been able to mix questions, obscure facts and define false stories, manipulate audiences. which […]

  • It happened during the war in Ukraine

    It happened during the war in Ukraine

    – Last night it has been quite calm, but there have been flight alarms, says Kate, who is in the city of Ivano-Frankivisk in western Ukraine. She is worried about her father, who is a soldier and is in Mariupol in the southern part of the country. Also hear Martin Kragh, Deputy Head of the […]

  • 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 […]

  • Former ambassador: Either Putin or Ukraine will do "collapse" if negotiations fail

    Former ambassador: Either Putin or Ukraine will do "collapse" if negotiations fail

    According to Finnish experts, achieving peace in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine will take some time. Ilmari Käihködocent of military science at the Swedish Defense University in Stockholm, said he believed the conflict would be resolved through negotiations. "The conflict is likely to end in a negotiated settlement. It is difficult to imagine that […]

  • Right now: Ukraine calls Russia’s humanitarian corridors “immoral”

    Right now: Ukraine calls Russia’s humanitarian corridors “immoral”

    The war in Ukraine is in its twelfth day. Russia says it has opened humanitarian corridors so that civilians can escape. But they are rejected by the Ukrainian leaders because they lead to Russia and Belarus. The Red Cross tells the BBC that the evacuation corridors set up on Sunday to get civilians out of […]

  • Several cities under intense Russian shelling

    Several cities under intense Russian shelling

    The war in Ukraine is in its twelfth day – fierce fighting is taking place in several cities, including the port city of Mariupol. One million Ukrainian refugees have arrived in Poland. Hear the latest news, analyzes and comments in P1-Morgon’s live broadcast.

  • Desperate location in the surrounded port city – hear the latest about the war

    Desperate location in the surrounded port city – hear the latest about the war

    The organization Doctors Without Borders warns of a catastrophic situation in the Ukrainian Mariupol. More than 1.3 million refugees have left Ukraine, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Filippo Grandi, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, told Reuters that this is the fastest growing refugee crisis we have seen in Europe […]

  • The Russian offensive against Mariupol continues

    The Russian offensive against Mariupol continues

    The Russian offensive against Mariupol is resumed – despite the promised ceasefire. Negotiations between Russia and Ukraine will continue on Monday, according to the Ukrainian negotiator. Listen to the latest on the war in Ukraine.

  • Latest news about the situation in Ukraine

    Latest news about the situation in Ukraine

    Maria Persson Löfgren, Russia correspondent on the situation right now. How should the information be conveyed when the journalists disappear? Tomas Ries, Associate Professor of Military Science at the Swedish National Defense College on the talks between Sweden, Finland and NATO. Roman Horbyk, a resident of Kyiv, talks about the situation in the city. Ilmari […]

  • Right now: Russia approves humanitarian corridor in Mariupol

    Right now: Russia approves humanitarian corridor in Mariupol

    The fighting in Ukraine has continued overnight, and no real changes can be seen in the last half day. The concentration remains on the capital Kyiv and the second largest city of Kharkiv. The city of Mariupol in southeastern Ukraine is very vulnerable. Those who live there have no access to electricity or water. This […]

  • RIGHT NOW: Latest news about the war in Ukraine

    RIGHT NOW: Latest news about the war in Ukraine

    The war in Ukraine is in its ninth day with, among other things, continued fierce fighting at the port city of Mariupol. According to Ukrainian authorities, the nuclear power plant near the city of Zaporizhzhia has been shelled by Russian forces. A fire broke out at the nuclear power plant, but the International Atomic Energy […]

  • Finland condemns Russia’s attack, EU announces new sanctions

    Finland condemns Russia’s attack, EU announces new sanctions

    “We have deep feelings for the people of Ukraine – in Kiev, Kharkov, Mariupol, Odessa and elsewhere, innocent people have to endure the horrors of war,” Niinistö said. He estimates that the situation will continue for some time to come and take on an increasingly darker tone. “This is also reflected in Finland’s foreign and […]

  • That is why Russia is attacking Ukraine now

    That is why Russia is attacking Ukraine now

    The radio correspondents change focus for a few weeks and become the Radio Correspondents-Russia. This is the fourth episode. Since Russia began gathering troops along Ukraine’s borders, the project has been about putting pressure on NATO, the United States and the European Union with military force. Vladimir Putin now seems to be aiming to take […]

  • Niinistö: Finland demands "immediate end" Russia’s hostilities in Ukraine

    Niinistö: Finland demands "immediate end" Russia’s hostilities in Ukraine

    Finnish President Sauli Niinistö told a news conference on Thursday that Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine "shock to all"for the West had hoped for a diplomatic solution to the tensions. "We have deep sympathy for the people of Ukraine. In Kiev, Kharkiv, Mariupol, Odessa and elsewhere, innocent people are experiencing the horrors of war," Niinistö […]

  • Putin’s hidden driving forces

    Putin’s hidden driving forces

    Participants: Johanna MelénRussian correspondent, living in the Bryansk region of Russia and Mariupol Ukraine, Pavel Chupronovdemocracy activist, Alexei Knedlyakovsky and Lusine Djanyanartists and members of Pussy Riot Host: Firas [email protected] Reporters: Johanna Melén and Paloma Vangpreecha Technician: Christer Tjernell and Stina Fagerberg Producer: Anja [email protected]

  • Follow Putin in the footsteps of Peter the Great

    Follow Putin in the footsteps of Peter the Great

    Three hundred and forty kilometers east of the Ukrainian capital Kiev is the city of Poltava. In its heart is a semicircular square with a cast iron pillar and almost two dozen Swedish 18th century cannons captured at the Battle of Poltava in 1709, a decisive meeting in the Great Northern War, fought between Russia’s […]

  • Putin, Following in Peter’s footsteps

    Putin, Following in Peter’s footsteps

    Three hundred and forty kilometers east of the Ukrainian capital Kiev is the city of Poltava. In its heart is a semicircular square with a cast iron pillar and almost two dozen Swedish 18th century cannons captured at the Battle of Poltava in 1709, a decisive meeting in the Great Northern War, fought between Russia’s […]

  • Tense location between Russia and the surrounding area.  How green is nuclear power?  And where is the coronavirus going?

    Tense location between Russia and the surrounding area. How green is nuclear power? And where is the coronavirus going?

    Time 1: Riots in KazakhstanReport from Mariupol in UkraineResearchers on the future of nuclear powerWho were Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz?Chronicle by Ulrika KnutssonThe panel with Göran Greider, Margareta Barabash and Andreas Gustavsson Time 2: Kalix recovers from the hacker attackThe coronavirus is spreading fast now – cause for concern or the beginning of the […]