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Drones Attack Russia's Capital
Drones Strike Moscow at Dawn

Drones Strike Moscow at Dawn

Russia blames Ukraine, which denies 'direct involvement,' but was 'pleased to watch'

(Newser) - Russia says Ukraine sent at least eight drones to Moscow in an early morning "terrorist attack." There were no serious injuries and only minor damage to buildings reported Tuesday, the BBC reports, noting Ukraine has denied involvement. Russia said all drones were intercepted. "Three of them were...

That Kremlin Drone Attack? The US Has a Theory

US agencies believe Ukrainians are responsible, though Zelensky might not have known

(Newser) - US officials believe Ukraine's security services were behind the drone attack on the Kremlin early this month, despite a denial from Ukraine's president . US intelligence officials don't know exactly which special military or intelligence unit carried out the May 3 attack or whether President Volodymyr Zelensky or...

'Unstoppable' Russian Missiles May Be Stoppable After All

Ukraine says it shot down volley of 6 Kinzhal hypersonic missiles overnight

(Newser) - Overnight, Russia launched 18 missiles at Kyiv, six of them said to be "unstoppable" hypersonic Kinzhal missiles that travel at up to 10 times the speed of sound. Although people on the ground were said to be hurt by falling debris, Ukraine on Tuesday said it shot down all...

Amid Air Raids, Ukrainian Group Preps for Eurovision

Tvorchi, featuring Andrii Hutsuliak and Jeffrey Kenny, will perform 'Heart of Steel' Saturday in UK

(Newser) - Last year, Ukraine's Kalush Orchestra took home the grand prize at Eurovision for "Stefania," just a few months after the Russian invasion that has upended life there since. Per NPR , there's now a "special spotlight" on Ukraine for its entry this year into the international...

AFP Journalist Killed in Ukraine
AFP Journalist
Killed in Ukraine

AFP Journalist Killed in Ukraine

Arman Soldin, 32, was video coordinator for Agence France-Presse

(Newser) - French international news agency Agence France-Presse says its Ukraine video coordinator was killed Tuesday during a rocket attack near the eastern Ukrainian city of Bakhmut, the AP reports. Arman Soldin, 32, was with a team of AFP journalists traveling with Ukrainian soldiers when the group came under fire from Grad...

Head of Russia's Wagner Group Loses It in Graphic Video
Wagner Boss:
Russia Is
Sending More

Wagner Boss: Russia Is Sending More Ammunition

Mercenary chief Yevgeny Prigozhin had threatened to pull his forces out of Ukraine's Bakhmut

(Newser) - The head of the Wagner Group says his tirade was successful. Yevgeny Prigozhin had threatened to withdraw his mercenary troops, who have been part of Russia's war against Ukraine, unless Kremlin officials send him more ammunition. On Sunday, he announced that Wagner will be able to "continue fighting"...

Ukrainian, Russian Delegates Scuffle at Turkey Summit

'Paws off Ukraine!' one delegate said after attacking Russian delegate who snatched his flag

(Newser) - A summit of Black Sea nations took place this week in the Turkish capital of Ankara, a few hundred miles away from Ukraine, but the distance didn't stop tensions from the Russian invasion there from bubbling over into the hallways of Turkey's parliament building. The AP reports that...

Drones Marked 'For the Kremlin' Attack Ukraine

Meanwhile, the ICC raises Ukrainian flag as President Zelensky visits The Hague

(Newser) - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was in the Netherlands on Thursday for a surprise visit to the city that's home to the International Criminal Court, which has issued an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin. Zelensky's visit to The Hague, which hosts the ICC and the United Nations'...

Zelensky: No, We Did Not Send Drones to Assassinate Putin
Russia: US Ordered
Drone Attack on Putin

Russia: US Ordered Drone Attack on Putin

Washington denies the allegation: 'We had nothing to do with this'

(Newser) - Russia on Thursday claimed the United States orchestrated the alleged drone attack on the Kremlin, which Russian officials paint as a Ukrainian assassination attempt on President Vladimir Putin. "We are well aware that decisions on such a level of terrorist attacks are made not in Kyiv, but in Washington,...

Russia: Ukraine Sent Drones to Assassinate Putin

But Kremlin says it brought down the drones and Putin wasn't home anyway

(Newser) - Russia claims it has averted an assassination attempt on Vladimir Putin, and it alleges Ukraine was behind the plot. The Kremlin on Wednesday said it brought down two drones overnight using what the BBC calls "electronic radar assets." Russia claims the drones were targeting Putin's Kremlin residence,...

Pope Speaks of Secret Peace 'Mission' in Russia-Ukraine War

And says Vatican is willing to help return Ukrainian children to their families

(Newser) - Pope Francis on Sunday revealed that a secret peace “mission” in Russia's war in Ukraine was underway, though he gave no details, and said the Vatican is willing to help facilitate the return of Ukrainian children taken to Russia during the war, the AP reports. “I’m...

Crimea Oil Depot Up in Flames After Alleged Drone Attack

Russian official in Sevastopol blames Ukrainian drones; Ukraine hasn't taken responsibility

(Newser) - A massive fire erupted at an oil depot in Crimea after it was hit by two of Ukraine's drones, a Russia-appointed official there reported Saturday, the latest in a series of attacks on the annexed peninsula as Russia braces for an expected Ukrainian counteroffensive. Mikhail Razvozhayev, the Moscow-installed governor...

Xi to Zelensky: China Will Not 'Add Fuel to the Flames' in War

In first call between 2 men since Russian invasion, Xi seems to want to stay neutral, help with peace talks

(Newser) - Ukrainian President Volodomyr Zelensky hasn't had a phone call with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, since the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, but that changed Wednesday with a conversation that Zelensky describes as "long and meaningful." Per the Guardian , aides say the call on the...

World Press' Photo of Year Is Heartbreaking

AP photog wins for picture of pregnant woman being carried out of shelled Ukraine hospital

(Newser) - AP photographer Evgeniy Maloletka won the World Press Photo of the year on Thursday for his harrowing image of emergency workers carrying a pregnant woman through the shattered grounds of a maternity hospital in the Ukrainian city of Mariupol in the chaotic aftermath of a Russian attack. The Ukrainian photographer’...

Putin Returns to Occupied Ukraine
Putin Returns to
Occupied Ukraine

Putin Returns to Occupied Ukraine

Russian president meets with military commanders, offers gifts to troops

(Newser) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has made a rare trip into occupied Ukrainian territory for a meeting with his commanders. The Kremlin released footage showing Putin in Kherson. He told commanders at a military meeting that he did not want to be a distraction, but "it is important for me...

Zelensky on Gruesome Video: We Will Not Forgive or Forget

It appears to show Russians behead a Ukrainian captive

(Newser) - Volodymyr Zelensky made clear he would neither forgive nor forget the Russian "beasts" who appear to have beheaded captive Ukrainian soldiers in two videos that have surfaced on social media in the last week, reports CNN . "This video, the execution of a Ukrainian captive, the world must see...

Ukraine Puts Priest Under House Arrest

Security agency accuses Orthodox leader of justifying Russian aggression

(Newser) - A Kyiv court ordered a leading priest to be put under house arrest Saturday after Ukraine's top security agency said he was suspected of justifying Russian aggression, a criminal offense. It was the latest move in a bitter dispute over a famed Orthodox monastery. Metropolitan Pavel, the abbot of...

Russia to Lead UN Security Council. Ukraine's Not Happy

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba says Russia shouldn't get to hold monthlong seat

(Newser) - More than a year after it started, the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues, leaving a murky but significant death toll and prompting the International Criminal Court to issue an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin. It's business as usual, however, at the United Nations Security Council, where Russia...

Banksy Competes for Wall Space With 'Ukrainian Banksy'

As actual artist makes his mark in war-torn nation, local Gamlet Zinkivskyi also inspires

(Newser) - Banksy has made his mark in Ukraine during the yearlong Russian invasion, but the UK artist has some current competition in the war-torn nation. Gamlet Zinkivskyi , a 36-year-old known as the "Ukrainian Banksy" for his black-and-white contemporary artwork, has put his burgeoning international career on hold to instead paint...

In a 'Surreal' War, a 'Calming' Familiar Voice

'Star Wars' actor Mark Hamill lends his baritone to 'Air Alert' app to warn of incoming Russian attacks

(Newser) - "Attention. Air raid alert," the voice says with a Jedi Knight's gravitas. "Proceed to the nearest shelter." It's a surreal moment in an already surreal war: the grave but calming baritone of actor Mark Hamill, Luke Skywalker of Star Wars, urging people to take...

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