Thursday, May 19, 2022


UN chief in talks on restoring Ukraine grain exports amid global food crisis

Russia's war in Ukraine has caused global prices for grains, cooking oils, fuel and fertiliser to soar, and Guterres warned this will worsen food, energy and economic crises in poor countries.

Russian soldier pleads guilty at Kyiv war crimes trial

This is the first in a series of proceedings being brought by Ukraine against Russian servicemen who have been accused of carrying out atrocities by Kyiv and its Western allies.

Moscow says more Mariupol fighters surrender, Kyiv silent on their fate

More than a day after Kyiv announced it had ordered its garrison in Mariupol to stand down, the ultimate outcome of Europe's bloodiest battle for decades remained unresolved.

Kremlin says Ukraine ‘lacks will’ to continue peace talks

Talks are 'not moving forward', says Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov.

First war crimes case against Russian soldier to open in Kyiv

Vadim Shishimarin will appear at Kyiv's Solomyansky district court from 2pm over the death of a 62-year-old man in northeastern Ukraine on Feb 28.

Mariupol siege appears over as Ukrainian defenders emerge from ruins

The denoument of a battle which came to symbolise Ukrainian resistance took place as Russia's invading forces struggled elsewhere, with troops retreating from the outskirts of Kharkiv in the northeast.

Ukrainian force begins evacuating from last Mariupol stronghold

Ukraine's military says it 'ordered the commanders of the units stationed at Azovstal to save the lives of the personnel' and that troops there had fulfilled their combat mission.

Russia war crimes allegations mount as Ukraine refugees top six million

Throughout the 11-week conflict, Russian forces have been accused of committing atrocities – including the killing of unarmed civilians, torture and rape.

Russian ex-mercenary says Kremlin should stay off foreign soil

The shadowy private military company, Wagner Group, has emerged over the last decade as one of the most controversial aspects of modern Russia under President Vladimir Putin.

Russia vows response as Finland seeks Nato membership without delay

Putin, Russia's president, cited Nato's potential expansion as one of the main reasons he launched a 'special military operation' in Ukraine in February.

Ukraine pushes Russian forces back, restricts gas flow to Europe

Following days of advances north and east of the second largest city Kharkiv, Ukrainian forces were within just several kilometres of the Russian border, according to a Ukrainian military source.

Ukraine pushes back Russian troops in counter-offensive near Kharkiv

President Volodymyr Zelensky says the Ukrainian successes are gradually pushing Russian forces out of Kharkiv in the country's northeast, which has been under perpetual bombardment since the war began.

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