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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

Fire at Ukraine's nuclear power plant hasn't affected equipment

Fire at Ukraine's nuclear power plant hasn't affected equipment

March 4, 2022, 2:13 pm

ANKARA/KYIV, Ukraine -- A fire at Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant “has not affected essential equipment,” the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said early Friday, citing local sources. The announcement by the UN’s nuclear watchdog came shortly after Ukraine’s foreign… Read More

Russia, Ukraine agree to organize humanitarian corridors

Russia, Ukraine agree to organize humanitarian corridors

March 4, 2022, 1:48 pm

KIEV/MOSCOW – Russia and Ukraine agreed to organize humanitarian corridors to evacuate civilians in the second round of talks in Belarus on Thursday, Advisor to the Head of the President's Office of Ukraine Mykhailo Podoliak confirmed on Twitter. "There is a solution only for the organization of… Read More

'Can't lose faith': Ukrainians cling to hope in Kyiv's subway

'Can't lose faith': Ukrainians cling to hope in Kyiv's subway

March 3, 2022, 11:12 am

KYIV, Ukraine – In Kyiv, the sounds of sirens and explosions ring out all through the day and night. With no end in sight to Russia’s war on Ukraine, many in the Ukrainian capital are still seeking shelter in what seems to be the safest place: underground. Subway stations, underground car… Read More

New round of talks with Ukraine set for Thursday morning: Russia

New round of talks with Ukraine set for Thursday morning: Russia

March 3, 2022, 11:09 am

ANKARA – The second round of talks between Russia and Ukraine will be held on Thursday morning, a Russian official announced on Wednesday evening. The two sides will meet in the Belovezhskaya Pushcha area in Brest, a city in Belarus near the Polish border, according to Vladimir Medinsky, head of… Read More

21 civilians killed in Russian attacks on Kharkiv governorate

21 civilians killed in Russian attacks on Kharkiv governorate

March 2, 2022, 8:19 pm

KHARKIV, Ukraine – At least 21 civilians have been killed and 112 others injured in Russian attacks on Ukraine's northeastern governorate of Kharkiv, its governor said Wednesday. Oleh Synyehubov said on his Telegram channel that over the last 24 hours, the city has faced intense missile and… Read More

Biden stresses 'sustained' US aid for Ukraine

Biden stresses 'sustained' US aid for Ukraine

March 2, 2022, 10:13 am

WASHINGTON – The US will maintain its support for Ukraine in the face of Russia's ongoing assault on the eastern European nation, US President Joe Biden told Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Tuesday. Biden discussed Washington's "continued backing for Ukraine as it defends itself… Read More

Russia-Ukraine peace talks begin

Russia-Ukraine peace talks begin

February 28, 2022, 7:51 pm

ANKARA – Peace talks between Ukraine and Russia began on Monday, five days after Moscow launched a war against its western neighbor. Ukraine's delegation arrived on Monday morning at the Gomel region of Belarus, which borders both sides to the conflict. The Russian delegation had come to the… Read More

G7 to take further steps if Russia does not stop its 'aggression'

G7 to take further steps if Russia does not stop its 'aggression'

February 28, 2022, 1:37 pm

ISTANBUL – The leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) industrialized nations said Sunday they will continue to take steps if Russia does not stop its “war of aggression” against Ukraine. The leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK, and the US held a video conference chaired by… Read More

UN votes to convene General Assembly session on Ukraine

UN votes to convene General Assembly session on Ukraine

February 28, 2022, 11:07 am

WASHINGTON – The United Nations Security Council voted on Sunday to convene a special General Assembly session to discuss Russia's military actions in Ukraine on Monday. The resolution that called for the rare emergency session was approved by 11 nations, while Russia voted no and three… Read More

Ukraine takes Russia to International Court of Justice

Ukraine takes Russia to International Court of Justice

February 28, 2022, 9:46 am

ISTANBUL – Ukraine has taken Russia to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the country’s president said Sunday. “Ukraine has submitted its application against Russia to the ICJ. Russia must be held accountable for manipulating the notion of genocide to justify aggression,” Volodymyr… Read More

Russian delegation in Belarus for peace talks

Russian delegation in Belarus for peace talks

February 27, 2022, 7:44 pm

MOSCOW – Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov announced on Sunday that Russia's delegation for the peace talks with Ukraine arrived in the Belarusian city of Gomel. Representatives of the presidential administration and foreign and defense ministries were included in the delegation, Peskov told… Read More

Western nations agree to disconnect Russian banks from SWIFT

Western nations agree to disconnect Russian banks from SWIFT

February 27, 2022, 2:15 pm

BERLIN – The United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Canada, the United States, France and the European Commission agreed to impose new "tough financial sanctions" on Russia, including disconnecting some of its banks from the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) system,… Read More