Kramatorsk attack: Russian missile strike sends terrified civilians rushing for shelter

Kramatorsk attack: Russian missile strike sends terrified civilians rushing for shelter

Kramatorsk, Ukraine CNN — A new barrage of missiles ripped through the eastern Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk on Thursday, sending flames and thick plumes into the air as screaming civilians rushed to find shelter. A CNN crew had just arrived on the scene and heard the first incoming strike on Kramatorsk. CNN saw the second … Read more

Why the West is making Ukraine wait for fighter jets – POLITICO

Why the West is making Ukraine wait for fighter jets – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Expressed by artificial intelligence. The West doesn’t really say “never” about fighter jets for Ukraine – it just wants to focus first on getting weapons from Kyiv for an imminent offensive. This is the sentiment emerging in the wake of US President Joe Biden’s emphatic ‘no’ – echoed … Read more

Russian prison fighter Wagner used carpooling to escape war in Ukraine

Russian prison fighter Wagner used carpooling to escape war in Ukraine

Prisoners recruited by the Russian Wagner Group to fight in Ukraine increasingly seem to realize that they have been duped and that no one ever expected to bring them back alive. A detainee recruited by the group in November ran away from his team in Ukraine’s Luhansk region and fled to Russia by bus and … Read more

Russia prepares for ‘maximum escalation’ of war, says Ukraine

Russia prepares for ‘maximum escalation’ of war, says Ukraine

CNN — Russia is preparing for a “maximum escalation” of the war in Ukraine, potentially as early as the next few weeks, according to a senior Ukrainian national security official. “These will be defining months in the war,” Oleksiy Danilov, secretary of Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council, told Sky News in an interview broadcast … Read more

Fighting Wagner is like a ‘zombie movie’, says Ukrainian soldier

Fighting Wagner is like a ‘zombie movie’, says Ukrainian soldier

Near Bakhmut, Ukraine CNN — Southwest of the town of Bakhmut, Ukrainian soldiers Andriy and Borisych live in a candle-lit bunker dug into the frozen earth. For several weeks, they have been facing hundreds of fighters belonging to the Russian private military contractor Wagner throwing themselves against the Ukrainian defenses. Disguised in a balaclava, Andriy … Read more

Orbán tells Ukraine to quit – POLITICO

Orbán tells Ukraine to quit – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Expressed by artificial intelligence. BUDAPEST — Viktor Orbán wants Ukraine to give up. As Ukrainian flags wave in European capitals and Western tanks come to Ukraine’s rescue, the Hungarian Prime Minister openly questions Ukraine’s viability as a sovereign state. In Budapest, his government lined the streets with anti-sanctions … Read more

Vladimir Putin is not crazy, just ‘radically rational’, says former French president – POLITICO

Vladimir Putin is not crazy, just ‘radically rational’, says former French president – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Expressed by artificial intelligence. PARIS — Vladimir Putin is a “radically rational” leader who is betting that Western countries will tire of supporting Ukraine and agree to a negotiated end to the conflict that will be favorable to Russia, former French President Francois Hollande told POLITICO. Hollande, who … Read more

On the front lines of the war in Ukraine, troops say Russia is treating men like meat in the Battle of Bakhmut

On the front lines of the war in Ukraine, troops say Russia is treating men like meat in the Battle of Bakhmut

Bakhmut, Eastern Ukraine — The town of Bakhmut was home to around 70,000 people before it found itself on Russian President Vladimir’s frontline Putin’s unprovoked war to seize Ukrainian territory. Almost 12 months of war have left Bakhmut barely recognizable. Once famous for its sparkling wine, the small town has been reduced to a hollowed-out … Read more

Eurozone GDP Q4 2022

Eurozone GDP Q4 2022

The latest eurozone growth figures are out as the ECB ponders what to do next. Nurphoto | Nurphoto | Getty Images The euro zone beat expectations on Tuesday by posting positive growth in the last quarter of 2022 and easing fears of a possible regional recession. Preliminary Eurostat data released on Tuesday showed the euro … Read more

Ukraine: Drone operators hidden in the forest are crucial for the Battle of the East

Ukraine: Drone operators hidden in the forest are crucial for the Battle of the East

Near Kreminna, Ukraine CNN — The pine forests near the city of Kreminna became one of the hottest combat zones in the war in eastern Ukraine. Almost all weapons seem to be at work here, artillery, howitzers, tanks and mortars. But perhaps the most important is the smallest: the reconnaissance drone. Ukrainian and Russian forces … Read more