World - War in Ukraine

Russia says repelled Ukrainian offensive in Zaporizhzhia region

Russia said Thursday it had repelled an offensive by Ukrainian forces involving 1,500 soldiers in the southern Zaporizhzhia region after a two-hour battle.

Zelensky visits flood-hit Ukraine region as 5 reported killed

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky visited the region flooded by the breached Kakhovka dam Thursday, as Moscow-installed authorities said five people had been killed in the disaster.

Flooding over 600 square kilometres after Kakhovka dam breach: Ukraine

Flooding from the Kakhovka dam breach extends over 600 square kilometres on the Ukrainian-held right bank of the Dnipro River and the Russian-held left bank, the region's governor said on Thursday.

Ukraine dam's destruction increases mines threat: Red Cross

The destruction of the Kakhovka dam in Ukraine will have a catastrophic effect on locating landmines in the affected region, the Red Cross warned Wednesday.

EU seeks to boost 'neglected' ties with Latin America

The European Union put forward a plan on Wednesday to bolster relations with Latin America as the bloc seeks to increase its influence in the face of Russia's war on Ukraine.

Ukraine rushes drinking water to flooded areas as officials wrestle with impact of major dam breach

Authorities on Wednesday rushed supplies of drinking water to flooded areas from a collapsed dam in southern Ukraine as officials weighed where they might have to resettle thousands of residents who relied on the breached reservoir on the Dnieper River that forms part of the front line in the 15-month war.

Russia accuses Ukraine of blowing up key ammonia pipeline

Moscow said Wednesday that a Ukrainian "sabotage" group had blown up a section of the Togliatti-Odesa pipeline that Russia used to export ammonia before the start of the offensive.

Ukrainian dam breach: What is happening and what's at stake

The fallout from the breach of a river dam along a frontline of Russia's war in Ukraine continued to wreak havoc with lives, livelihoods and the environment on Wednesday.

Ukraine PM calls dam destruction 'environmental catastrophe'

Ukraine's prime minister said Wednesday that the destruction of the Kakhovka dam was "one of the most significant environmental catastrophes in Europe in recent decades".

NATO prepare unprecedented air deployment exercise over Europe

Germany is preparing to host the biggest air deployment exercise in NATO's history, a show of force intended to impress allies and potential adversaries such as Russia, German and American officials said Wednesday.

Ukraine evacuates thousands after key dam destroyed

Ukraine was evacuating thousands of people Wednesday after an attack on a major Russian-held dam unleashed a torrent of water, inundating two dozen villages and sparking fears of a humanitarian disaster.

Hundreds of thousands at risk from Ukraine dam crisis: UN

The UN warned Tuesday that the destruction of the Kakhovka dam in Ukraine could spark an environmental disaster and have dire humanitarian consequences for hundreds of thousands of people.

Wheat prices jump following collapse of major dam in southern Ukraine

The collapse of a major dam in southern Ukraine sent global prices of wheat and corn higher early Tuesday.

Kremlin says Kakhovka dam attack 'deliberate sabotage' by Kyiv

The Kremlin on Tuesday said an attack on a major dam in Moscow-occupied southern Ukraine was "deliberate sabotage" by Kyiv, which wanted to cut off Russian-occupied Crimea from water.

No immediate risk at Ukraine nuke plant after dam damage: IAEA

The UN's nuclear watchdog said on Tuesday that it saw "no immediate nuclear safety risk" but was exploring options to get water to keep cooling Europe's biggest atomic plant after a dam in southern Ukraine was damaged.

Ukraine accuses Russia of destroying major dam near Kherson, warns of widespread flooding

Ukraine on Tuesday accused Russian forces of blowing up a major dam and hydroelectric power station in a part of southern Ukraine that Russia controls, ordering hundreds of thousands of residents downriver to evacuate over fears of a massive flood.

EU restrictions on Ukraine grain imports extended to 15 September

The European Union will extend to September 15 restrictions on imports of Ukrainian agricultural products imposed by five member states seeking to protect their farmers, the commission said on Monday.

Russian radio stations hacked, played fake Putin message

Several Russian radio stations were hacked and played a fake President Vladimir Putin speech announcing an invasion from Kyiv's troops and emergency measures in three regions bordering Ukraine, the Kremlin said Monday.

Russia says repelled 'large-scale' Ukraine offensive

Russia's military said Monday it had repelled 'a large-scale offensive' by Ukraine in Moscow-annexed Donetsk, as an official reported an 'alarming' attack in a southern region housing Europe's largest nuclear plant.

Biden set for critical talks on Ukraine this week with Denmark's Frederiksen, UK's Sunak

President Joe Biden is welcoming Denmark and Britain's prime ministers this week to Washington for talks that will focus heavily on what lays ahead in the war in Ukraine including providing Ukraine with American-made F-16s fighter jets.

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