heavy Russian shelling in the east; Ukraine strikes important bridge

American artist Trek Thunder Kelly paints sunflowers on cars destroyed by Russian attacks in Irpin on the outskirts of Kyiv, Ukraine, Friday, August 12, 2022. Kelly came to Ukraine as a volunteer to paint cars, culture and school basements for the destroyed Palace of Hope project “Flowers for Hope” which aims to provide a distraction … Read more

Ukraine says war for the south is progressing, Russia more isolated

KYV – The Ukrainian military on Thursday expressed hope that parts of the south could be withdrawn, saying efforts to dislodge Russian forces were making progress. Kyiv’s campaign focused on recapturing the Kherson region in the north of the Crimean peninsula. Russian forces captured the main city, also known as Kherson, a few days after … Read more

Russia will be out of the International Space Station after 2024

Moscow — Russia will exit the International Space Station after 2024 and focus on building its own orbiting outpost, the country’s new space chief said on Tuesday amid high tensions over fighting between Moscow and the West. Ukraine, The announcement, while not unexpected, calls into question the future of the 24-year-old space station, with experts … Read more

Despite grain deal, Russia collides with Ukraine’s Black Sea port

Grain fields in the background of a power plant in the Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, Friday, July 22, 2022. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty) Nariman Al-Mofty AP Kyiv, Ukraine Russian missiles struck the Black Sea port of Odessa, Ukraine, hours after Moscow and Kyiv signed deals to allow the resumption of grain exports from there. Ukraine’s foreign … Read more

2 Americans killed in Ukraine’s Donbass region: report

Two Americans who aided Ukraine during Russia’s months-long offensive are believed to have died in the war-torn country’s eastern side, US officials said Friday night. “We can confirm the recent deaths of two US citizens in the Donbass region of Ukraine,” a State Department spokesman said. According to ABC News, “We are in touch with … Read more

Chris Cuomo says he’s no longer burdened by dogma, launches a podcast

It’s been a long and winding road Chris Cuomo Since being fired from CNN late last year. The disgraced TV star has apparently moved closer and farther from the Hamptons to Ukraine—to find his second act, which will be in what will, in part, essentially be a podcast studio. Cuomo launched on Thursday The Chris … Read more

Russian President Putin says Ukraine did not do well on initial peace deal

Negotiations took place in March, both sides made proposals but with no success. At that time, Zelensky said that only a concrete outcome of the talks could be relied upon. Putin met with Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in Tehran on Tuesday, deepening ties between the two countries, which are both under Western sanctions. … Read more

Putin extends fast-track Russian citizenship to all of Ukraine

by MSTYSLAV Chernov KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — As Russian missiles struck a major Ukrainian city, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday expanded a fast-track process for all Ukrainians to obtain Russian citizenship, following Moscow’s attack on war-torn Ukraine. Another attempt to consolidate the effect. Until recently, only residents of Ukraine’s separatist Eastern Donetsk and Luhansk … Read more

Ukraine calls US rocket launchers a ‘game changer’, and requests

Ukraine’s defense minister has described the US-supplied long-range rocket systems as a “game-changer” in Kyiv’s battle against Russia’s brutal months-long invasion – but insisted the eastern European country should be given the last More help is needed to achieve victory. “We are waiting for more armor, more weapons from our allies,” said Oleksey Reznikov wall … Read more