Ukrainian soldiers deploy modernized version of Soviet-era missile system on battlefield

According to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), Ukrainian soldiers are deploying a modernized version of a Soviet-era multiple missile system on the battlefield. Images published by the outlet on Tuesday, August 9, show the improved system, which Ukrainians call Bureviy, and soldiers in action. The Bureviy is “a thorough modernization of the 9P140 Uragan self-propelled … Read more

Ukrainian soldiers deploy modernized version of Soviet-era missile system on battlefield

According to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), Ukrainian soldiers are deploying a modernized version of a Soviet-era multiple missile system on the battlefield. Images published by the outlet on Tuesday, August 9, show the improved system, which Ukrainians call Bureviy, and soldiers in action. The Bureviy is “a thorough modernization of the 9P140 Uragan self-propelled … Read more

Soldiers warned of ‘suicidal’ attack on Ukraine nuclear power plant

Any attack on a nuclear power plant is “suicidal,” United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned after fresh shelling hit a massive nuclear power complex in southern Ukraine. In recent days, it has been the scene of strikes that have damaged several structures, forcing a reactor to shut down. Moscow and Kiev blame each other for … Read more

Russian shelling of Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant ‘Risk’ for Europe, says Zelensky

Russian forces fired twice at Europe’s largest nuclear power plant in southeastern Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhya Oblast on Aug. 5, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and the government-run nuclear company said. Ukraine’s state nuclear power plant, Energoatom, said on Aug. 5 that Russian forces had twice attacked the nuclear power plant, damaging key buildings and raising the risk … Read more

After Brittney Griner’s conviction, Russia is ready to discuss prisoner swap with US, says Lavrov

CNN — The US and Russia have expressed their readiness to negotiate a prisoner swap, a day after basketball star Brittney Griner was convicted of drug smuggling and sentenced to nine years in prison for transporting less than a gram of cannabis oil through a Moscow airport. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told reporters in … Read more

Three more ships with grain depart Ukrainian ports

Russian, Ukrainian, Turkish and UN officials arrive to the cargo ship Razoni for inspection while it is anchored at the entrance of the Bosphorus Strait in Istanbul, Turkey, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. The Sierra Leone-flagged Razoni, loaded up with 26,000 tons of corn, is the first cargo ship to leave Ukraine since the Russian invasion, … Read more

Brittney Griner sentenced to prison in Russian court, WNBA star guilty of drug smuggling

US President Joe Biden insulted Russia after basketball star Brittney Griner was sentenced to nine years in prison by a Russian court. The two-time Olympic basketball gold medalist and NBA women’s champion who had played in Russia was arrested in February, just days before Moscow launched its military intervention in Ukraine. The 31-year-old athlete was … Read more

Brittney Griner sentenced to prison in Russian court, WNBA star guilty of drug smuggling

US President Joe Biden insulted Russia after basketball star Brittney Griner was sentenced to nine years in prison by a Russian court. The two-time Olympic basketball gold medalist and NBA women’s champion who had played in Russia was arrested in February, just days before Moscow launched its military intervention in Ukraine. The 31-year-old athlete was … Read more

Kharkiv Suburb a ‘Haunted and Abandoned Place’ in the Wake of Bombing

The Saltivka residential area in northern Kharkiv has been severely damaged by months of bombing, as seen in an August 3 video. Saltivka, about 50 km from the Ukraine-Russia border, has been a regular target of Russian bombing during the war, Ukrainian researcher Maria Avdeeva said. Avdeeva posted a video on Twitter on Aug. 3 … Read more

Kharkiv Suburb a ‘Haunted and Abandoned Place’ in the Wake of Bombing

The Saltivka residential area in northern Kharkiv has been severely damaged by months of bombing, as seen in an August 3 video. Saltivka, about 50 km from the Ukraine-Russia border, has been a regular target of Russian bombing during the war, Ukrainian researcher Maria Avdeeva said. Avdeeva posted a video on Twitter on Aug. 3 … Read more