US: Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians forced into Russia

UNITED NATIONS (AP) – The United States said Wednesday it has evidence that “hundreds of thousands” of Ukrainian citizens were interrogated, detained and forcibly deported to Russia in “a series of horrors” overseen by officials of the Russian presidency. Russia immediately dismissed the allegation as “fantastic”, calling it the latest invention of a Western disinformation … Read more

UN inspectors arrive at Ukrainian nuclear power plant amid fighting

ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine (AP) — A United Nations inspection team entered Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant on Thursday as part of a mission to protect it from disaster, reaching the site amid fighting between Russian and Ukrainian forces which shut down a reactor and underlined the urgency of the task. The 14-member delegation from the International … Read more

UN inspectors visit Ukrainian nuclear power plant in war zone

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) – A team of UN inspectors headed for Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant Wednesday on a perilous and long-sought mission to save the site and prevent a disaster from the fighting raging around it. Underscoring the danger, Kyiv and Moscow again accused each other of shelling the area around the complex overnight. … Read more

UN calls for $160 million in Pakistan flood emergency aid

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The United Nations and Pakistan on Tuesday appealed for $160 million in emergency funding to help millions affected by record flooding that has killed more than 1,160 people since the mid-June. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said flooding in Pakistan, caused by weeks of unprecedented monsoon rains, was a signal to the world … Read more

IAEA to visit Ukrainian nuclear power plant despite new bombardments

KYIV (AP) – The UN’s nuclear watchdog on Monday injected a ray of hope into the deadlock over Zaporizhzhia atomic power plant at the heart of the fighting in Ukraine by announcing that its high-level expert mission “is now on its way” to the installation even as renewed shelling in the region has raised fears … Read more

Russia blocks final document at nuclear treaty conference

UNITED NATIONS (AP) – Russia on Friday night blocked an agreement on the final document of a four-week review of the UN treaty considered a cornerstone of nuclear disarmament that has criticized its military takeover of the most Europe’s largest nuclear power plant shortly after Russian troops invaded Ukraine, an act that raised fears of … Read more

15 people reportedly killed in Ukraine Independence Day attack

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces launched a rocket attack on a train station in central Ukraine on Wednesday on the embattled country’s Independence Day, killing at least 15 people and injuring about 50, said President Volodymyr Zelenskyy after warning for days that Moscow might attempt “something particularly cruel” this week. The deadly attack took … Read more

Ukraine: 9,000 of its soldiers killed since the start of the war with Russia

NIKOPOL, Ukraine (AP) — The Russian invasion of Ukraine has already killed some 9,000 Ukrainian soldiers since it began nearly six months ago, a general said, and Monday’s fighting has showed no signs of abating from the war. At an event for veterans, Ukraine’s military leader, General Valerii Zaluzhnyi, said many Ukrainian children needed to … Read more

Ukraine grain deal ‘lays foundation for permanent peace environment’, Turkey says

CNN — Some 27 ships loaded with grain left Ukrainian Black Sea ports since August 1 under a United Nations-brokered export deal with Turkey, which laid “the foundations for a permanent environment of peace”, Turkey’s defense minister said in a speech on Saturday. . “Since August 1, a total of 53 vessels have sailed for … Read more

2 Russian villages evacuated after the fire of an ammunition depot

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A fire at an ammunition depot near the Russian village of Timonovo prompted the evacuation of two villages in Russia’s Belgorod region on Ukraine’s northeastern border, a local official said Friday. responsible. The fire was the latest in a series of destructive incidents on Russian-occupied territory in Ukraine or inside Russia … Read more