Referendums begin in Russian-occupied regions of Ukraine; long lines form at borders as Russians flee military call-up

U.N. commission says Russian troops committed war crimes Ukrainian servicemen search for land mines at a burial site in a forest on the outskirts of Izyum, eastern Ukraine on September 16, 2022. Juan Barreto | AFP | Getty Images A team of experts tasked by the U.N. said in a new report that Russian troops … Read more

Zelenskyy calls Russia a state sponsor of terrorism; Biden calls on U.N. to stand with Ukraine

Zelenskyy calls Russia a state sponsor of terrorism Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy speaks during an interview with Reuters, amid Russia’s attack on Ukraine, in Kyiv, Ukraine September 16, 2022.  Valentyn Ogirenko | Reuters Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy demanded that global leaders hold Russia accountable for its monthslong assault on his nation. “Russia should pay for … Read more

Security situation in Crimea deteriorates for Moscow; pro-Russian breakaway region cozies up to North Korea

Russian shakes up Black Sea fleet command after series of blows in Crimea Russian President Vladimir Putin visits the destroyer Vice-Admiral Kulakov at the Naval Base of Black Sea Fleet on September 23, 2014 in Novorossiysk, Russia. Sasha Mordovets | Getty Images News | Getty Images Russia’s Black Sea fleet based in annexed Crimea has … Read more

Explosions hit Russian ammo depot in Crimea; Ukraine warns of danger of radiation incident at nuclear plant

Russia blames ammo depot strike on ‘sabotage’ Russia’s Defense Ministry has said that explosions reported at an ammunition depot near the town of Dzhankoi in northern Crimea, which Russia has occupied since 2014, were caused by “sabotage.” Earlier on Tuesday, Russian news agencies and local officials reported a series of explosions at an arms depot … Read more

Satellite images show Russian warplanes destroyed in Crimea; Latvia names Russia a terrorism sponsor

Nearly 4 million Ukrainians have registered for temporary status in European countries, UN says People, mainly women and children, board a train at Przemysl station as they continue their onward journey from in war-torn Ukraine on March 23, 2022 in Przemysl, Poland. Jeff J Mitchell | Getty Images Nearly 4 million Ukrainians have registered as refugees … Read more

Russia halts U.S. nuclear inspections; Biden ratifies Finland and Sweden’s NATO membership

U.N. chief condemns shelling of nuclear plant U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned the weekend shelling of the Europe’s largest nuclear plant in Southeastern Ukraine, calling any attack on nuclear plants “a suicidal thing.” Rockets have reportedly hit the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in recent days, and three radiation sensors were damaged, CNBC’s Shepard Smith reported … Read more

Kremlin claims NATO is ‘real threat’ to world order; Russian ‘strike force’ builds around Zelenskyy’s hometown

Kremlin rebuffs NATO criticism, accuses alliance of creating a ‘threat to the world order’ The Kremlin rebuffed criticism from NATO’s secretary-general and instead accused the Western military alliance of destabilizing the world order. Earlier, NATO’s Jens Stoltenberg said Russia’s war in Ukraine is an attack on the current world order and that Europe was “experiencing … Read more

‘It’s just hell’: Ukraine says Russia has the upperhand in Donbas; Germany blames Moscow for turbine trouble

Grain ship from Ukraine passes inspection, will continue passage The first grain shipment to leave Ukraine during the war has passed an inspection in Turkey and will soon be able to continue its journey to its final destination in Tripoli, Lebanon. “The Joint Inspection Team has completed its inspection activity on board RAZONI. The ship … Read more