Russian troops dug trenches in Chernobyl’s highly radioactive ‘red forest’

Russian troops dug trenches in Chernobyl’s highly radioactive ‘red forest’

Russian forces have vacated the area surrounding Chernobyl, but Ukrainian officials are now sounding the alarm that troops were likely exposed to high amounts of radiation after they intentionally disturbed radioactive dust, reports said Saturday. Workers at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant (NPP), the site of the 1986 nuclear disaster, have warned for weeks that … Read more

Soaring food and fuel prices are destabilizing countries on the brink

Soaring food and fuel prices are destabilizing countries on the brink

London CNN Business — When people took to the streets in Egypt in 2011, protesters chanted about freedom and social justice — but also bread. The cost of pantry staples had jumped because of the skyrocketing price of goods like wheat, stoking fury with President Hosni Mubarak. Now, more than a decade after the Arab … Read more

Biden says US facilitated Slovakia’s transfer of air defense system to Ukraine

Biden says US facilitated Slovakia’s transfer of air defense system to Ukraine

Slovakia has transferred an S-300 missile defense system to Ukraine, fulfilling one of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s top requests to help the country defend itself against Russia’s bombing campaign. Why it matters: Zelensky pleaded in an address to the US Congress last month for the US and its European allies to impose a no-fly zone … Read more

US should send Ukraine weapons now to sway war, experts say

US should send Ukraine weapons now to sway war, experts say

The US should send Ukraine all the weapons it asks for as Russia’s invasion reaches a pivotal moment that could change the outcome of the war, some policy analysts and lawmakers said Friday. Ukrainians have mounted a fiercer resistance to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invading forces than expected — and the West could sway the … Read more

Ukrainians shocked by ‘crazy’ scene at Chernobyl after Russian pullout reveals radioactive contamination

Ukrainians shocked by ‘crazy’ scene at Chernobyl after Russian pullout reveals radioactive contamination

Chernobyl, Ukraine CNN — The sudden ear-piercing beep of a radiation meter fills the room as a Ukrainian soldier walks in. This is where Russian soldiers were living at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, and radiation levels are now higher than normal. There’s no visible presence of the source of the radioactive material in the … Read more

More than 100 shelter dogs that survived starvation in war-torn Ukraine turned away at the Poland border, animal charity says

More than 100 shelter dogs that survived starvation in war-torn Ukraine turned away at the Poland border, animal charity says

Less than a week after more than 300 dogs were found dead in an animal shelter near Borodyanka, Ukraine, where they starved to death without any food or water for more than a month, a representative from Naturewatch Foundation tells CBS News that the dogs that survived are now being turned away at the Poland … Read more

Ukraine says at least 52 people killed in Russian rocket attack on Kramatorsk train station

Ukraine says at least 52 people killed in Russian rocket attack on Kramatorsk train station

Dozens of people were killed and around 100 injured Friday in a Russian rocket attack on the Kramatorsk train station, one of the easternmost stations still operating in Ukraine, Ukrainian officials said. The station was being used to evacuate civilians from eastern Ukraine’s Donbas region. At least five children were killed in the attack, according … Read more

Ukraine says at least 50 people killed in Russian rocket attack on Kramatorsk train station

Ukraine says at least 50 people killed in Russian rocket attack on Kramatorsk train station

At least 50 people were killed and around 100 injured Friday in a Russian rocket attack on the Kramatorsk train station, one of the easternmost stations still operating in Ukraine, Ukrainian officials said. The station was being used to evacuate civilians from eastern Ukraine’s Donbas region. At least five children were killed in the attack, … Read more

Pink Floyd to release first new music in 28 years to support Ukraine

Pink Floyd to release first new music in 28 years to support Ukraine

After nearly three decades without creating new original music, Pink Floyd — minus Roger Waters — has gotten back together in support of Ukraine. Guitarist and singer David Gilmour, drummer Nick Mason, bassist Guy Pratt and composer Nitin Sawhney teamed up to create “Hey Hey Rise Up” to support the UN’s Ukraine Humanitarian Fund. According … Read more

Putin’s daughters targeted in US sanctions: Who are they? | Russia-Ukraine war News

Putin’s daughters targeted in US sanctions: Who are they?  |  Russia-Ukraine war News

The latest round of sanctions by the United States on Russia has drawn renewed scrutiny to the family life of Russian President Vladimir Putin, unveiling two new targets: Katerina and Maria, his eldest daughters. Despite Putin’s domination of Russian politics, he rarely talks about his family and little is known about his personal life or … Read more