Ukraine: Mayor of Russian-occupied Kherson ‘was poisoned by chef’

t he Russian-backed mayor of Kherson in Ukraine was poisoned by a chef who began working in his house just a day before, according to reports. Vladimir Saldo reportedly fell ill on August 3, “his mind began to cloud and his fingertips went numb”, after eating food prepared by the chef, reported Russian opposition media. … Read more

As summer wanes, water crisis looms for east Ukrainian city

By JUSTIN SPIKE August 8, 2022 GMT https://apnews.com/article/russia-ukraine-donetsk-government-and-politics-3474cd131134dd1fbef328f81b3d1921 SLOVIANSK, Ukraine (AP) — The echo of artillery shells thundering in the distance mingles with the din of people gathered around Sloviansk’s public water pumps, piercing the uneasy quiet that smothers the nearly deserted streets of this eastern Ukrainian city. The members of Sloviansk’s dwindling population only … Read more

Ukraine says it hit Russian troop bases, key bridges in overnight strikes

A general view shows the Antonivskyi (Antonovsky) bridge closed for civilians, after it reportedly came under fire during Ukraine-Russia conflict in the Russian-controlled city of Kherson, Ukraine July 27, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register KYIV, Aug 8 (Reuters) – Ukraine conducted long-range strikes on Russian troop bases and … Read more

The stories that reveal the soul of Ukraine

In Babel’s stories, Odessa is presented with both affection and humour. It is, he wrote in 1916, the “most charming of cities in the Russian Empire… where the living is light and easy.” Its diversity is shown in “steamers from Newcastle, Cardiff, Marseille and Port Said; there are Negroes, Englishmen, Frenchmen and Americans.” But on … Read more

Zelenskyy calls for sanctions on Russian nuclear industry amid ‘disaster’ warning – POLITICO

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called for sanctions on the Russian nuclear industry and nuclear fuel after an atomic power plant in Ukraine was shelled. “Russian nuclear terror requires a stronger response from the international community, [including] sanctions on the Russian nuclear industry and nuclear fuel,” he said on Twitter after speaking with European Council President … Read more

Ukraine probing almost 26,000 suspected war crimes cases

KYIV, Aug 7 (Reuters) – Ukraine is investigating almost 26,000 suspected war crime cases committed since Russia’s Feb. 24 invasion and has charged 135 people, its chief war crimes prosecutor told Reuters. Of those charged, around 15 are in Ukrainian custody and the remaining 120 remain at large, Yuriy Bilousov, head of the war crimes … Read more

Russia-Ukraine war: UN secretary general calls for inspectors to be allowed access to nuclear plant as Russia readies for southern offensive – live | Ukraine

Key events Show key events only Please turn on JavaScript to use this feature Ivan Fedorov, Ukraine’s elected mayor of Melitopol, has posted to Telegram overnight about the situation in the occupied city, which he is in exile from. He told his supporters on Telegram: Today, high-precision Himars missiles fired at the points of temporary … Read more