Articles tagged "war"

Ukraine war: Mass exhumations at Izyum forest graves site

In a pine forest at the edge of Izyum the stench of death filled the air as a mass exhumation got under way.

Ukraine Daily Summary - Friday, 22 April 2022

Satellite imagery shows 985-foot-long mass grave in village near Mariupol -- Ukraine’s Air Force destroys another 15 Russian aerial targets yesterday -- Pentagon says Ukraine has more tanks on the ground than Russia -- Russian lawmaker proposes to force Ukrainian POWs to donate blood to injured Russian soldiers -- and more

Ukraine Daily Summary - Wednesday, 6 April 2022

Russian troops hit merchant ship under Dominican Republic flag near Mariupol -- Russian occupiers prepare ‘mass provocation’ in Mariupol to blame the Ukrainian military -- Eight Russian cruise missiles destroyed in one day -- Up to 200 people missing and presumed dead in Borodyanka -- and more

Why has Russia invaded Ukraine and what does Putin want?

When Vladimir Putin shattered the peace in Europe by unleashing war on a democracy of 44 million people, his justification was that modern, Western-leaning Ukraine was a constant threat and Russia could not feel "safe, develop and exist".penal colony

In Chernihiv, civilians are trapped as hospitals and schools attacked

The northern Ukrainian city of Chernihiv has been almost completely encircled by Russian forces and left without electricity, gas or running water. Tens of thousands of people remain trapped. Some have described civilian buildings and residential areas being deliberately targeted.

Ukraine Daily - Thursday, 17 March 2022

Ukrainian air defences destroy 10 Russian aircraft -- Russia shells public pool in Mariupol, children and pregnant women trapped -- Biden calls Putin “war criminal” -- Satellite imagery reveals word “children” painted outside Mariupol theater before bombing -- and more

Ukraine Daily - Thursday, 10 March 2022

Ukraine regains control of Derhachi, Kharkiv Oblast -- Foreign ministers meet in Turkey for first high-level talks -- Russian aircraft bomb Okhtyrka and the village of Bytytsya overnight attacks destroyed residential neighbourhoods,infrastructure -- Ukrainian air force destroys at least eight targets including 4 Russian Su-25 aircraft, 2 helicopters, & 2 cruise missiles in Kyiv -- and more

Ukraine Daily - 5 March 2022

Human rights violations - Staff of the Chornobyl nuclear power plant remain trapped 10 days by Russian army - Russia has fired more than 500 missiles in the first week of its full-scale invasion - and more

UK Sanctions Will ‘Flop’ Because City of London Is Compromised by Russian Money

A former US defence advisor warns that Britain is likely to be the biggest drag on any Western sanctions initiative against Vladimir Putin

Sleepwalking into a conflict

A Roma non si parla d'altro che del Presidente. Manca poco, anzi pochissimo all'inizio dello spettacolo mediatico della politica. Assomiglia sempre più ad un evento circense, un varietà da dare alla tv tra il tg e l'Eredità quando si riunisce tutta la famiglia. Saltano tutti i nomi, ipotesi. Ma nessuno può sbilanciarsi per non rovinare la propria parte del copione. Intanto, a duemila chilometri di distanza, si consumano gli ultimi giorni di libertà tra due popoli vicini, eppure distanziati da grette logiche politiche che hanno fatto di quella varietà culturale un confine. Distratti dal Presidente, non se ne parla neanche. Sembra una dimensione lontana, distante ed estranea a noi. Eppure è vicinissima e sta per scoppiare. Là, in quel confine contestato ai margini dell'Europa potrebbe scoppiare una nuova guerra. Oppure LA guerra. Di quelle disastrose e sproporzionate come già sono avvenute su questo Continente per le quali è bastato un incidente, a Sarajevo, perché il mondo diventasse da lì irriconoscibile. E a questa distanza, lo spettacolino politico che domani andrà in scena assume i contorni di una commedia grottesca. Di quelle che, finita la serata, non si ricordano più.

Tories Want to Silence Dissent

Tory government wants to effectively ban dissent and protest with new legislation