Author: Holly Ellyatt

Fierce fighting in Bakhmut leading to high losses for Russia, Ukraine official claims This photograph, taken on Nov, 28, 2022, shows volunteer medics evacuating a wounded Ukrainian soldier from a mobile hospital in the vicinity of Bakhmut, Donetsk region, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Once known for its vineyards and cavernous salt mines, Bakhmut has now been dubbed “the meat grinder” in light of brutal trench warfare.Anatolii Stepanov | Afp | Getty ImagesIntense fighting around Bakhmut in the Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine is inflicting high losses on Russian forces, with a Ukrainian official telling CNBC Wednesday that there…

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Blinken says Russia will continue attacking Ukraine until its military is defeatedUS Secretary of State Antony Blinken holds a press conference during a meeting of the NATO Ministers of Foreign Affairs, joined by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Finland, Sweden and Ukraine, as well as the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, at the Palace of the Parliament of Romania in Bucharest, on November 30, 2022.Andrei Pungovschi | AFP | Getty ImagesU.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Russia is not seeking a diplomatic resolution to its war with Ukraine, but instead will continue to attack…

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Ukrainian tankers man their positions atop a tank in a muddy field near an undisclosed frontline position in eastern Ukraine on November 28, 2022, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine.Yevhen Titov | Afp | Getty ImagesThe sight of trenches, endless mud and mass destruction — with just the stumps of trees emerging from a boggy, churned up landscape — is rightly associated with World War I.But in Ukraine today, one ongoing and intense battle has descended into the same fierce trench warfare seen a century ago in northern Europe.For several months now, Russian and Ukrainian forces have been fighting for…

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‘It looks like Russia is planning some quite big air attacks,’ defense expert saysRussia is planning “some quite big air attacks” in Ukraine, according to a leading security and defense analyst.”It looks as though Russians are preparing some big air attacks. There’s a lot of Twitter chat and satellite imagery at air bases… so there may be a lot of air activity,” Michael Clarke, professor and former director-general of RUSI, told Sky News late Tuesday.”The Russians are really digging in for winter and preparing trenches. In Kherson, they’ve got huge defenses,” Clarke added.A Ukrainian soldier in Bakhmut, Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine,…

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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) Leaders meeting in Yerevan on November 23, 2022.Karen Minasyan | Afp | Getty ImagesWhen Russia invaded Ukraine in February, nobody in President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle is believed to have expected the war to last more than a few months.As the weather turns cold once again, and back to the freezing and muddy conditions that Russia’s invading forces experienced at the start of the conflict, Moscow faces what’s likely to be months more fighting, military losses and potential defeat.That, Russian political analysts say, will be catastrophic for Putin and…

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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) Leaders meeting in Yerevan on November 23, 2022.Karen Minasyan | Afp | Getty ImagesWhen Russia invaded Ukraine in February, nobody in President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle is believed to have expected the war to last more than a few months.As the weather turns cold once again, and back to the freezing and muddy conditions that Russia’s invading forces experienced at the start of the conflict, Moscow faces what’s likely to be months more fighting, military losses and potential defeat.That, Russian political analysts say, will be catastrophic for Putin and…

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Russia could be about to mobilize men in occupied southern UkraineA destroyed van used by Russian forces, in Kherson, Ukraine, on Nov. 24, 2022.Chris Mcgrath | Getty Images News | Getty ImagesSpeculation is mounting that Russia could try to mobilize men in the occupied part of Kherson, in southern Ukraine, in December.The Center of National Resistance, a part of Ukraine’s Special Operations Forces to support Ukrainian resistance efforts, said on its website that “Russians are bringing riot police to carry out the mobilization of men in the southern temporarily occupied territories.”It said riot police units from Dagestan had arrived on…

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Kyiv’s mayor hits back at Zelenskyy criticismKyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko visits a checkpoint of the Ukrainian Territorial Defense Forces in Kyiv on March 6, 2022.Valentyn Ogirenko | ReutersKyiv’s Mayor Vitali Klitschko responded to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s criticism of the council in Kyiv for not setting up enough community hubs in which members of the public can seek warmth, charging points and water.Taking to Telegram, Klitschko said more than 430 heating points have been installed and working in Kyiv and that the city’s administration is “preparing to quickly deploy more than 100 points in the event of an emergency.” The…

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Kremlin says Kyiv can end ‘people’s suffering’ by meeting its demandsAs millions of Ukrainians struggle with power, heat and water shortages as a result of Russian missile strikes, the Kremlin has said that Kyiv can end “people’s suffering” by meeting its demands.”The leadership of Ukraine has every opportunity to bring the situation back to normal, has every opportunity to resolve the situation in such a way as to fulfill the requirements of the Russian side and, accordingly, stop all possible suffering of the civilian population,” Dmitry Peskov, the Kremlin’s spokesman, told reporters Thursday, Russian state news agency Tass reported.Russian President…

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Ukraine says Russia hit aid distribution center, one killed Russian shelling hit a humanitarian aid distribution center in the town of Orihiv in southeastern Ukraine on Tuesday, killing a volunteer and wounding two women, the regional governor said.Oleksandr Starukh, governor of the Zaporizhzhia region, gave no further details of the attack on Orihiv, about 110 km (70 miles) east of the site of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power station which has been shelled in the past few days.A Russian serviceman guards an area of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Station in territory under Russian military control, in southeastern Ukraine, on May 1,…

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