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Ukraine war: Russian shelling forced Zaporizhzhia nuclear reactor to shut down, says Energoatom

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Ukraine war: Russian shelling forced Zaporizhzhia nuclear reactor to shut down, says Energoatom

Russia and Ukraine accused each other of waging attacks on Thursday near Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, causing one of its reactors to shut down just as a team of UN inspectors were heading in for a visit. A Ukrainian Emergency Ministry rescuer attends an exercise in Zaporizhzhia on 17 August, 2022, in case of […]

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Russian military death toll in Ukraine reaches 48,350

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Russian military death toll in Ukraine reaches 48,350

The Armed Forces of Ukraine eliminated about 48,350 Russian troops in Ukraine from February 24 to September 1, including 450 on August 31. The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine said in a statement posted on Facebook, Ukrinform reports. The enemy’s total combat losses included also 1,997 tanks (+3 over the past day), 4,345 armored […]

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Ukrainian Students Head Back to Classrooms – But Not Back to Normality

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Ukrainian Students Head Back to Classrooms – But Not Back to Normality

Despite the ongoing Russian invasion, Ukrainian education never stops. As pupils return to schools across the country, teachers began to conduct their first lessons, many instilling a single profound line into the minds of their pupils: “We are Ukrainians: honor and glory to the indomitable.” Many schools have reopened their doors – but numerous changes […]

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Ukraine ‘shelling Russian supply ferries’ on Dnipro River

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Ukraine ‘shelling Russian supply ferries’ on Dnipro River

Vicious battles are raging near Kherson in southern Ukraine after Kyiv announced the launch of a counter-offensive in the region. It wants to push Russian troops out of Kherson — captured in the early days of the war — and back across the Dnipro River. Ukrainian servicemen shoot with a SPG-9 recoilless gun during training in […]

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Mikhail Gorbachev, Last Soviet Leader and Architect of Perestroika, Dies at 91

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Mikhail Gorbachev, Last Soviet Leader and Architect of Perestroika, Dies at 91

Mikhail Gorbachev, whose actions as the last General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union helped shape the world as we know it today, died after a “serious and long illness” late Tuesday, the state-run TASS news agency reported, citing the Moscow Central Clinical Hospital. He was 91. Mikhail Gorbachev died after a “serious […]

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Ukraine war latest: Southern counteroffensive underway as Russia ramps up shelling in east

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Ukraine war latest: Southern counteroffensive underway as Russia ramps up shelling in east

Fighting rages in Kherson Oblast as Ukraine’s military begins an offensive aimed at retaking territory captured by Russia in the early days of the full-scale war. But as more reports of the unfolding counteroffensive in the south appear, Russia intensifies its attacks on a number of Ukrainian cities, including the city of Kharkiv where a […]

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Russia’s Recruitment Campaign “Unlikely to Succeed” – Senior US Defense Official

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Russia’s Recruitment Campaign “Unlikely to Succeed” – Senior US Defense Official

A Russian officer checks a Kalashnikov submachine gun during the Army-2022 International Military-Technical Forum at the Russian Armed Forces’ Patriot Park in Kubinka, outside Moscow, on August 16, 2022. (Photo by NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA / AFP) According to a senior US defence source, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to boost the number of Russia’s armed forces […]

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Ukraine war: Six key developments to know today

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Ukraine war: Six key developments to know today

1. Ukraine claims to have broken through Russian defences in Kherson counter-offensive Ukrainian forces claimed to have ‘broken through’ Russian defences on Monday amid a new counter-offensive in the Kherson region. Ukrainian sniper Andriy attends a training outside of Kyiv, 27 August 2022 –   Copyright  AP Photo/Andrew Kravchenko The operation, launched yesterday, is aimed at pushing Russian […]

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A Game of Bridges – The Battle to Retake Kherson

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A Game of Bridges – The Battle to Retake Kherson

It appears that the long awaited offensive to take back Kherson has opened.  According to Ukrainian sources, on August 29, the Armed Forces of Ukraine broke through the occupying force’s first line of defense near Kherson.  Image from Ukrinform. The first Ukrainian strikes seem to have fallen on positions occupied by the 109th Donets People’s […]

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At least 12 dead, hundreds hurt in clashes after Iraqi Shiite cleric quits

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At least 12 dead, hundreds hurt in clashes after Iraqi Shiite cleric quits

At least 12 protesters have reportedly been shot dead and hundreds of others injured on Monday after supporters of Muqtada al-Sadr stormed Iraq’s government palace shortly after the influential Shiite cleric announced he was withdrawing from politics. Supporters of Iraqi Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr are pictured in the capital Baghdad’s Green Zone , Iraq, Aug. […]

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