Russia and Ukraine accuse each other of attacks on nuclear power plants

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia and Ukraine on Monday traded accusations that each side is bombing Europe’s largest nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine. Russia claimed Ukrainian shelling caused a power surge and fire and forced personnel to reduce power at two reactors, while Ukraine blamed Russian troops for stockpiling weapons there. Nuclear experts have … Read more

3 more grain ships leave Ukrainian ports under UN deal

ISTANBUL (AP) — Three more ships carrying thousands of tons of corn left Ukrainian ports on Friday and traveled through mined waters to inspect their delayed cargo, a sign that an international grain export deal has since been suspended. Russia invaded Ukraine progressed slowly. But major obstacles lie ahead getting food to the countries that … Read more

Inspectors accept 1st Ukrainian grain ship but no further signs

ISTANBUL (AP) — The first grain ship to leave Ukraine and cross the Black Sea under a wartime deal passed inspection Wednesday in Istanbul and headed for Lebanon. Ukraine said another 17 ships were “loaded and awaiting clearance to leave”, but it was not yet clear when they might leave. A joint civilian inspection team … Read more

UN nuclear chief: Ukraine’s nuclear power plant is ‘out of control’

UNITED NATIONS (AP) – The UN nuclear chief has warned that Europe’s largest nuclear power plant in Ukraine “is completely out of control” and has issued an urgent appeal to Russia and Ukraine to ‘they quickly allow experts to visit the sprawling complex in order to stabilize the situation and avoid a nuclear accident. Rafael … Read more

The 1st ship carrying Ukrainian grain leaves the port of Odessa

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) – The first ship carrying Ukrainian grain left the port of Odessa on Monday as part of a United Nations-brokered deal with Turkey that is expected to release large quantities of Ukrainian crops to foreign markets and relieve a growing hunger crisis. The freighter Razoni, flying the flag of Sierra Leone, left … Read more

UN peacekeepers open fire in DR Congo, causing several casualties | United Nations News

The number of dead and injured remains unknown as peacekeepers open fire on a border post in eastern Beni territory, according to the UN. An unknown number of people were killed and several others injured after United Nations peacekeepers opened fire on a border post in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the UN said. … Read more

In race for monkeypox vaccines, experts see repeat of COVID

LONDON (AP) — Steps by wealthy countries to buy large quantities of monkeypox vaccine, while refusing to share doses with Africa, could leave millions unprotected from a more dangerous version. of the disease and risk continuing to spread the virus to humans, public health officials warn. Critics fear a repeat of the catastrophic inequity issues … Read more

The Red Cross struggles to see the prison where Ukrainian prisoners of war died

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian and Russian officials blamed each other on Saturday for the deaths of dozens of Ukrainian prisoners of war in an attack on a prison in an area controlled by separatists. The International Red Cross has asked to visit the prison to ensure that the dozens of wounded POWs receive proper … Read more

US envoy: Russia intends to dissolve Ukraine from world map

UNITED NATIONS (AP) – The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said on Friday there should be no doubt that Russia intends to dismantle Ukraine “and dissolve it entirely from the map of the world”. Linda Thomas-Greenfield told the UN Security Council that the United States saw growing signs that Russia was preparing the ground … Read more

Zelenskyy visits port as Ukraine prepares to ship grain

ODESA, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy visited a Black Sea port on Friday to watch crews prepare to export grain trapped by Russia’s Five Month Wara week after an agreement was reached to allow the delivery of essential food to millions of poor people facing hunger worldwide. “The first ship, the first ship … Read more