Ukraine reports attack from Belarus, fighting in Lysychansk

Smoke rises over the oil refinery outside Lysychansk, one of the two main cities Russia is heading to Ukraine said it came under “massive bombing” on Saturday from neighboring Belarus, a Russian ally not officially involved in the conflict, after clashes were reported on the streets of the eastern city of Lysychansk. Twenty rockets “fired … Read more

“Street Fighting” in Lysechhansk, adjacent to Severodonetsk

On Saturday, Russian and pro-Moscow forces invaded Lyschansk and “street fighting” is taking place in this strategic city next to Severodonetsk in eastern Ukraine, which is poised to take Moscow, the separatists said. A representative of the pro-Russian separatists, Lieutenant Colonel Andrei Maruchko, said on Telegram that “the people’s militia of the People’s Republic of … Read more

Ukraine pulls out of Severodonetsk as Russia advances – CBS Tampa

(CW44 News At 10 | CNN) — Ukrainian troops withdraw from Severodonetsk, effectively ceding the city to Russia and almost completely occupying Ukraine’s eastern Luhansk region under Russian control after months of grueling and bloody fighting. Severodonetsk was one of the last major Ukrainian strongholds in the area. Serhiy Hayday, a top military commander in … Read more

Kiev’s troops ‘nearly deserted’ Severodonetsk as Russian advance continues

dDozens of Russian missiles rained down on military facilities in western and northern Ukraine on Saturday, local officials said, as Europe’s biggest land conflict since World War II entered its fifth month. The governor of the Lviv region of western Ukraine, Maxim Kozytskyi, said in a video posted online that six missiles were fired from … Read more

Farm animals in Ukraine burned alive in Russian bombing

MALA ROGAN: On a farm in northern Ukraine, a terrifying heifer has been limping since one of her hind legs was mauled by shrapnel in a Russian attack that has been reflected on farms across the country since the start of the war. The four-month-old survived bombing that killed about a third of the animals … Read more

Ukrainian troops ordered to withdraw from key city on the battlefield

“ORDERLY RETREATS” South of Sievierodonetsk, Ukrainian soldiers also withdrew from the towns of Hirske and Zolote in the face of overwhelming Russian forces, said Oleksiy Arestovych, an adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. Arestovych said the orderly withdrawal from the cities was a good thing because it broke with a Soviet and post-Soviet military tradition … Read more

Johnson expresses concern that Ukraine will have to accept a “bad peace”

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Saturday he feared Ukraine could face pressure to negotiate a peace deal with Russia that would not be in his best interests, due to the economic fallout from the war in Europe.“Many countries say this is an unnecessary European war…so pressure will mount to encourage, … Read more

Macron’s tense, last breathless call from Putin on the eve of the invasion of Ukraine

The last phone call between the presidents of France and Russia came just four days before Putin ordered Moscow to invade Ukraine “Vladimir, first thing!” says President Emmanuel Macron as he tries to make a point to his Russian counterpart. “Listen Emmanuel,” the Russian leader interrupts. One of the last talks between the presidents of … Read more

Macron’s tense, last breathless call from Putin on the eve of the invasion of Ukraine

The last phone call between the presidents of France and Russia came just four days before Putin ordered Moscow to invade Ukraine “Vladimir, first thing!” says President Emmanuel Macron as he tries to make a point to his Russian counterpart. “Listen Emmanuel,” the Russian leader interrupts. One of the last talks between the presidents of … Read more