Russia’s war in Ukraine | CNN

Russia’s war in Ukraine |  CNN

Ukrainian officials from occupied areas of the country are on Friday accusing pro-Russian forces of using coercive tactics in referendums on secession, which Western leaders have described as a “sham.” Petro Andriushchenko, an adviser to Mariupol’s Ukrainian mayor, said on Telegram that “the main means of coercion for voting is door-to-door canvassing.” “The commission consists … Read more

5 things to know for Sept. 23: Hurricane Fiona, Ukraine, Migrants, Covid fraud, Air travel

5 things to know for Sept. 23: Hurricane Fiona, Ukraine, Migrants, Covid fraud, Air travel

CNN — Halloween is still more than a month away, but some major retailers are already prepping for Christmas. Walmart and Target have said they’re getting an earlier start on the holiday shopping season this year in stores and online as households nationwide continue to grapple with persistently high inflation that’s forcing them to cut … Read more

Long lines of traffic at some of Russia’s land borders

Long lines of traffic at some of Russia’s land borders

Lines of cars are seen at the Zemo Larsi/Verkhny Lars checkpoint on the Russia-Georgia border on September 21. (RFE/RL’s Georgian Service/Reuters) Social media video from Russia’s land borders with several countries shows long lines of traffic trying to leave the country on the day after President Vladimir Putin announced a “partial mobilization.” There were queues … Read more

September 21, 2022 Russia-Ukraine news

September 21, 2022 Russia-Ukraine news

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday welcomed the prisoner exchange between Ukraine and Russia that led to the release of 10 people, including two Americans. “The United States is appreciative of Ukraine including all prisoners of war, regardless of nationality, in its negotiations, and we look forward to these US citizens being reunited … Read more

Biden says “no one threatened Russia” and “no one other than Russia sought conflict” in Ukraine

Biden says “no one threatened Russia” and “no one other than Russia sought conflict” in Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s announcement on an immediate partial mobilization comes as no surprise, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky told German media outlet BILD. The announcement shows that Russia has “problems with officers and other military personnel,” he said. “We already know that they mobilized cadets — guys who couldn’t fight. These cadets have fallen. They … Read more

Zelensky calls for the creation of a special tribunal to punish Russia

September 21, 2022 Russia-Ukraine news

Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis said Wednesday that Vladimir Putin’s partial mobilization announcement is “a sign of desperation,” but downplayed the Russian President’s nuclear saber-rattling. “They are losing, the front has been breached by the successful consequences from Ukraine and this is Putin’s answer: more escalation,” Landsbergis told CNN on the sidelines of the UN … Read more

Ukrainian forces liberate village in Luhansk region, military official says

Ukrainian forces liberate village in Luhansk region, military official says

There is little respite in victory for Ukrainian forces in the recently liberated Kupiansk. Russian shells still hit its pockmarked streets, marring the skyline with plumes of black smoke. Intense damage is visible on nearly every building. A huge billboard with an image of a waving Russian flag stands next to the bridge that crosses … Read more

Amid Western sanctions, China’s yuan has its moment in Russia | Russia-Ukraine war News

Amid Western sanctions, China’s yuan has its moment in Russia |  Russia-Ukraine war News

The Chinese yuan is rapidly gaining popularity in Russia amid Western sanctions over the war in Ukraine. Trading on the Moscow Exchange, the currency has risen more than 50 fold this year, jumping from 0.5 percent of the total transactions in January to 26 percent in August. It is increasingly used in Russia’s international trade … Read more

Heavy fighting in Bakhmut continues as Russians press offensive in parts of Donetsk

Heavy fighting in Bakhmut continues as Russians press offensive in parts of Donetsk

There is little respite in victory for Ukrainian forces in the recently liberated Kupiansk. Russian shells still hit its pockmarked streets, marring the skyline with plumes of black smoke. Intense damage is visible on nearly every building. A huge billboard with an image of a waving Russian flag stands next to the bridge that crosses … Read more