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Ukraine claims 12K Russian troops so far killed

Ukraine claims 12K Russian troops so far killed

March 10, 2022, 8:59 pm

ISTANBUL – Ukraine claimed on Thursday that in the 15-day-old war, Russia has lost over 12,000 soldiers as well as heavy weaponry, including 49 fighter jets, 81 helicopters, and 335 tanks. Sharing information on Russia’s total combat losses from Feb. 24 to March 10, the Ukrainian General Staff… Read More

British army confirms active servicemen have traveled to Ukraine

British army confirms active servicemen have traveled to Ukraine

March 10, 2022, 12:15 pm

LONDON – The British army confirmed Wednesday that a number of active soldiers have traveled to Ukraine to fight alongside the country’s troops against Russian forces. An unnamed spokesperson was quoted by Sky News as saying that they were “aware of a small number of individual soldiers who… Read More

Yoon elected S. Korea president after remarkably close race

Yoon elected S. Korea president after remarkably close race

March 10, 2022, 10:49 am

SEOUL – Opposition candidate Yoon Suk-yeol was elected South Korea's next president Thursday after an unbelievably close race that underlined deep divisions along regional, generational and gender lines, and hands him a daunting task to narrow those chasms. With all the votes counted, Yoon of… Read More

Turkey-brokered Ukrainian-Russia talks set for Thursday

Turkey-brokered Ukrainian-Russia talks set for Thursday

March 10, 2022, 9:06 am

KYIV – High-level Russia-Ukrainian talks set for Thursday in Turkey, largely thanks to the efforts of Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, Ukrainian media quoted the country’s top diplomat as saying. Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba confirmed that he will sit at the negotiation… Read More

EU agrees to toughen sanctions on Russia, Belarus

EU agrees to toughen sanctions on Russia, Belarus

March 9, 2022, 8:08 pm

BRUSSELS – European Union ambassadors agreed on Wednesday to adopt further sanctions against Russia and Belarus in response to the war in Ukraine. EU ambassadors of the 27 member states “agreed on new sanctions targeting Russian officials and oligarchs, as well as their family members for… Read More

Ukrainians continue fleeing Kyiv amid temporary truce

Ukrainians continue fleeing Kyiv amid temporary truce

March 8, 2022, 12:19 pm

KYIV, Ukraine – A large crowd of Ukrainians fled the capital Kyiv on Monday, becoming the latest group to do so since Russia announced a temporary humanitarian ceasefire. On the 12th day since Russia launched its war on Ukraine, dozens of families headed to the Central Railway Station in the… Read More

Russia declares ceasefire for civilian evacuations

Russia declares ceasefire for civilian evacuations

March 7, 2022, 10:01 pm

MOSCOW – Russia announced early Monday that it would declare a "temporary" ceasefire in the Ukrainian cities of Kyiv, Mariupol, Kharkiv, and Sumy from 10 a.m. local time (0700GMT) to ensure evacuations of civilians. According to a statement by the Inter-Departmental Coordination Center for… Read More

Foreigners from 52 countries join fight vs. Russia

Foreigners from 52 countries join fight vs. Russia

March 7, 2022, 2:49 pm

KYIV, Ukraine – Volunteers from 52 countries around the world have arrived in Ukraine to join its fight against Russia, the country’s foreign minister said on Sunday. The world stands with Ukraine, Dmytro Kuleba said during an online news conference. Recalling President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's… Read More

Ukraine ‘will not forgive’ Russia’s attacks vs. innocent people

Ukraine ‘will not forgive’ Russia’s attacks vs. innocent people

March 7, 2022, 1:57 pm

ANKARA – Ukraine “will not forgive” Russia’s attacks against innocent people, the country’s president said late Sunday. “We will not forgive the missile that our air defense shot down over Okhmatdyt (Children’s Hospital) today...We will not forgive the shooting of unarmed people,”… Read More

Authorities scramble to evacuate civilians amid blasts near Kyiv

Authorities scramble to evacuate civilians amid blasts near Kyiv

March 7, 2022, 1:54 pm

IRPIN, Ukraine – Amid fierce fighting with Russian forces, Ukrainian soldiers are making concerted efforts to evacuate civilians living in the city of Irpin, about 30 kilometers (10 miles) northwest of the capital Kyiv. On day 11 of the Russian war in Ukraine, soldiers and local authorities are… Read More

Western sanctions on Russia are like declaring war: Putin

Western sanctions on Russia are like declaring war: Putin

March 6, 2022, 1:05 pm

MOSCOW – The West’s imposing sanctions on Moscow is like a declaration of war, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday. Speaking at a meeting with women employees of some Russian airlines ahead of International Women's Day on March 8, Putin said many problems Russia is facing are… Read More

Russian sports facing huge crisis globally over war on Ukraine

Russian sports facing huge crisis globally over war on Ukraine

March 6, 2022, 11:27 am

ANKARA – As Russia begins to feel the toll of worldwide sanctions gripping almost every front, prompted by its ongoing war on Ukraine, Russian sport competitors and events are also facing a backlash. After Moscow launched a war on its neighbor late last month, Russian teams and clubs have been… Read More

1.3M people have now fled Ukraine after Russian invasion: UN

1.3M people have now fled Ukraine after Russian invasion: UN

March 6, 2022, 11:20 am

GENEVA – Russia's invasion of Ukraine has forced 1.3 million people to flee the country, the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said Saturday as another UN organization said the fighting has severely affected the water, sanitation, and hygiene for millions of besieged Ukrainians. "Unless… Read More

France to prepare safety plan to protect Ukraine’s nuclear sites

France to prepare safety plan to protect Ukraine’s nuclear sites

March 5, 2022, 4:29 pm

PARIS – France strongly condemned on Friday attacks by Russia on Ukrainian civil nuclear installations and proposed to draft an emergency security plan to protect nuclear sites, the president’s office said in a statement. In the coming hours France, along with its main partners, will propose… Read More

G7 reiterates 'profound condemnation' vs. Russia

G7 reiterates 'profound condemnation' vs. Russia

March 5, 2022, 2:54 pm

LONDON – The foreign ministers of G7 countries reiterated their “profound condemnation of Russia’s unprovoked and unjustifiable war of choice against Ukraine, enabled by the Belarussian government” on Friday. In a joint statement, foreign ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan,… Read More

N. Korea fires possible ballistic missile - Japan’s coast guard

N. Korea fires possible ballistic missile - Japan’s coast guard

March 5, 2022, 2:50 pm

TOKYO - North Korea has fired what could be a ballistic missile, Japan’s coast guard said. According to the coast guard, Japanese patrol ships received a relevant notification from the country’s Defense Ministry. According to South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, North Korea fired at least… Read More

Zelenskyy says Europeans can’t be silent on Russia-Ukraine war

Zelenskyy says Europeans can’t be silent on Russia-Ukraine war

March 5, 2022, 2:25 pm

TBILISI, Georgia – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy urged European demonstrators Friday to not stay silent against Russia’s war against his country. “Take on streets to show support for Ukraine’s struggle and undertakings,” he said in an address via video conference to… Read More

World food prices reach record high in February: FAO

World food prices reach record high in February: FAO

March 5, 2022, 2:16 pm

ANKARA - World food prices reached an all-time high in February, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said in a statement on Friday. FAO said its food price index averaged 140.7 points in February, up 3.9% from January - a significant increase of 24.1% from a year ago. The UN agency said… Read More

Russia restricts access to Twitter

Russia restricts access to Twitter

March 5, 2022, 2:09 pm

ANKARA - Access to Twitter has been restricted in Russia, according to data from Russia’s media watchdog Roskomnadzor, state-owned news agency Tass reported Friday. Access to the social media network has been restricted based on federal law on information, information technologies, and… Read More

US sharing real-time intelligence with Ukraine: White House

US sharing real-time intelligence with Ukraine: White House

March 4, 2022, 2:15 pm

WASHINGTON -- The US has been sharing real-time intelligence with Ukraine on what is happening on the ground amid its war with Russia, the White House said Thursday. "We have consistently been sharing intelligence that includes information the Ukrainians can use to inform and develop their… Read More