UN nuclear chief urges Russia and Ukraine to ban attacks at Europe's largest nuclear power plant
The U_N_ nuclear chief says the world is fortunate a nuclear accident hasn’t happened in Ukraine and is asking Moscow and Kyiv to commit to preventing an attack on Europe’s largest nuclear power plant and make other pledges “to avoid the danger of a catastrophic incident.”.
Ukraine harasses Russian border regions, Russia strikes Dnipro clinic
Authorities say Russia’s southern Belgorod region that borders Ukraine has come came under attack from Ukrainian artillery fire, hours after at least one nighttime blast rocked a Russian city in a region next to the annexed Crimea peninsula.
UN watchdog: Ukrainian nuclear plant loses power supply again, is 'extremely vulnerable'
The head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog says Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant has switched to emergency diesel generators after losing its external power supply for the seventh time since Russia’s full-scale invasion.
African leaders to broach thorny issue of paying Russia for fertilizers in Kyiv and Moscow talks
A delegation of six African leaders set to hold talks with Kyiv and Moscow aim to “initiate a peace process” but also broach the thorny issue of how a heavily-sanctioned Russia can be paid for the fertilizer exports Africa desperately needs, a key mediator in the talks said.
Putin, Zelenskyy agree to meet with 'African leaders peace mission,' says South Africa president
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa says his Russian and Ukrainian counterparts have agreed to separate meetings with a delegation of African heads of state to discuss a possible plan to end the war in Ukraine.
Ukraine says it has retaken territory near embattled eastern city of Bakhmut
Ukrainian military commanders say their troops had recaptured more territory from Russian forces at the scene of the war’s longest and bloodiest battle, for the eastern city of Bakhmut, but it wasn’t clear if this marked the start of Kyiv’s long-expected counteroffensive.
Zelenskyy boosts ties with Poland, warns of peril in Bakhmut
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy won new pledges of military and economic cooperation on a state visit to staunch ally Poland, and he also said that Kyiv’s troops battling in the eastern city of Bakhmut could pull out if they face a threat of being encircled by Russian forces.
Committee head: Support for US aid to Ukraine 'overwhelming'
The head of the U.S. House Intelligence Committee says there is “overwhelming” support in the United States to continue supplying aid to Ukraine in its fight against Russia, despite vocal opposition from a hard-right faction of his own Republican Party.
Ukraine marks grim Bucha anniversary, calls for justice
Ukrainians are commemorating the anniversary of the liberation of Bucha after a brutal Russian occupation a year ago left behind hundreds of dead civilians, some with signs of torture, establishing the town near Kyiv as an epicenter of the war’s atrocities.