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Russia Ukraine war latest news: Dnipro hospital and vet clinic hit by Putin's troops in missile attack

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Intelligence chiefs in Kiev have issued a warning about what they claim is a Russian plan to simulate an accident at the occupied Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, in an attempt to deter a Ukrainian counter-offensive aimed at retaking territory From.

The Defense Ministry claimed in an online statement on Friday evening that it would announce an emergency leak of radioactive material in the coming hours, warning that “Ukraine would traditionally be blamed for the incident”.

“The occupiers are preparing a large-scale provocation to make the center a radiation hazard,” the message said.

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Namita Singh27 May 2023 04:15

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A Russian missile struck a clinic in the eastern Ukrainian city of Dnipro, killing two people and injuring 30, in an attack President Volodymyr Zelensky called a crime against humanity.

Video footage showed a collapsed building with smoke billowing out of it as rescue workers looked on. Much of the top floor of what appeared to be a three-story building was badly damaged. A covered corpse was lying on the road nearby.

“one more [Russian] Missile attack, another crime against humanity, ”Zelensky wrote on Twitter. He noted that a psychiatric clinic and a veterinary clinic had been attacked, and added: “Only a rogue state can fight against clinics. There cannot be any military purpose in this. This is pure Russian terror.”

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Martha Macready27 May 2023 03:15

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In pictures: The devastation in the Ukrainian city of Kupiansk

A destroyed building in the city of Kupiansk, Kharkiv region

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A destroyed house in the city of Kupiansk, Kharkiv region

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A destroyed building in the city of Kupiansk

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Martha Macready27 May 2023 02:15

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Water starts flowing over destroyed Ukrainian dam after Russian shelling

Martha Macready27 May 2023 01:15

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From nuclear threats to strikes on Russian territory, Russia’s president has a lot on his mind, writes chris stevenson,

Martha Macready27 May 2023 00:15

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Zelensky received a standing ovation after his speech to Johns Hopkins University graduates

Martha Macready26 May 2023 23:15

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A remarkable pensioner in Ukraine is using a metal detector to comb her fields for mines and remnants of war so she can put her cows to pasture and plant vegetables.

Hanna Plyshchinska, 67, returned several weeks ago to her home in Stepova Dolina in southwest Ukraine – a rural community of 150 people that was emptied as fighting raged for months during Russia’s invasion last year.

The village on the edge of the Kherson region found itself on the front line and came under heavy shelling from both sides. Plishchinska wanted to stick it out, but eventually ran away with her cow, chickens and ducks.

The area lies in ruins, although fighting ended after Ukraine captured the city of Kherson last November.

She returned to find her house standing, although its windows were broken, and began scouring the area with a metal detector to check for mines and other hazards.

“What if my cow died from an explosion, what would I do?” He said.

laura sherman26 May 2023 22:15

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His ministry said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov expressed gratitude for China’s “balanced position” and willingness to play a positive role.

Lavrov and Chinese special envoy Li Hui discussed possibilities of resolving the war in Ukraine at a meeting in Moscow on Friday.

Li, who spent 10 years as ambassador in Moscow, has been on a tour of European capitals and visited Kiev last week.

After those talks, China said it “wants to find the greatest common denominator to resolve the Ukrainian crisis, and make its own efforts to prevent fighting and [establish a] Ceasefire and restore peace at the earliest”.

laura sherman26 May 2023 21:30

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A deal allowing safe wartime exports of grain and fertilizer from Ukrainian Black Sea ports has yet to become full operations, the United Nations said Friday, stalled ahead of Russia’s decision last week to extend it.

The pact, called the Black Sea Grain Initiative, signed last July by the United Nations and Turkey with Russia and Ukraine to try to ease a global food crisis exacerbated by Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine, covers three ports , but no ship has been authorized to make the voyage. The United Nations said that the Pivdeni (Yuzhny) port from 29 April.

The UN and Turkey are working closely with the rest of the parties “with the aim of resuming full operations and removing all obstacles that hinder operations and limit the scope of the initiative,” the UN said in a statement.

Ukraine accused Russia on Tuesday of effectively cutting the Pivdeni port out of the Black Sea deal after Russia complained it has been unable to export ammonia through a pipeline to Pivdeni under the agreement.

The UN said on Friday that the Black Sea Agreement also provides for the export of fertilizer, including ammonia, but “so far no such export has taken place.”

“Russia is ready to launch the Togliatti-Odessa ammonia pipeline in a few days, while Kiev has been blocking it for almost a year, imposing new conditions,” Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Friday.

A Ukrainian government source told Reuters last week that Kiev would consider allowing Russian ammonia to cross its territory for export if the Black Sea grain deal was expanded to include more Ukrainian ports and a wider range of commodities. was expanded.

Under the Black Sea Grain Export Agreement, a Joint Coordination Center (JCC) in Istanbul – made up of officials from Ukraine, Russia, Turkey and the United Nations – authorizes ships and conducts inbound and outbound inspections of ships.

“According to the information shared by the Ukrainian delegation with the parties to the JCC, there are 54 vessels waiting to sail to Ukrainian ports. Of these, 11 applications have been shared with the JCC for registration.

Martha Macready26 May 2023 21:11

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Johnson’s spokesman said on Friday that the former British prime minister, Boris Johnson, and the former US president, Donald Trump, discussed Ukraine and the “vital importance of the Ukrainian victory” on Thursday.

Since being removed as Britain’s prime minister last year, Johnson has been keen to build a profile as one of Ukraine’s most ardent supporters in its fight against Russia’s full-scale invasion and has been keen to maintain support. visiting the United States this week to talk to politicians in the to Kiev.

A spokesman for Johnson, who was once dubbed “Britain Trump” by the former president, said Johnson met Trump on Thursday “to discuss the situation in Ukraine and the critical importance of the Ukrainian victory”. There were no further details.

Martha Macready26 May 2023 21:08