Russia-Ukraine updates: Finnish PM says war shows Europe’s weakness
05 December 2022 | 7:08 am
Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin says the war in Ukraine has exposed basic weaknesses in Europe's defense and strategy. UK says Russia's withdrawal allowed Ukraine to target transport nodes. Follow DW for more.
Russia continued strikes on Ukrainian gas and electricity infrastructure. Meanwhile, the president of France told Asian business leaders that the conflict is "your problem" too.
Moscow hopes Turkey will refrain from using of "excessive force" following Turkish strikes against Kurdish fighters in Syria and Iraq. Ankara is threatening to launch a ground offensive.
Cultural life in the shtetl, persecution under two totalitarian regimes and revival in a free Ukraine before Putin's invasion: A new exhibition revives a century of Ukrainian Jewish life.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said the mistake of depending on one main source in trade "will not happen again." Economy Minister Robert Habeck said Berlin would cap investment guarantees for China.
After Russian forces left Ukraine's northeastern city of Kharkiv, residents started to piece their lives back together. In March, our reporters filmed in the bombed-out neighbourhood of Saltivka, a residential area which had been shelled day and night. Most inhabitants fled, although a few terrified, isolated and yet defiant locals remained. Their stories deeply moved many of our viewers.
The European Union's environment watchdog has reported 238,000 premature deaths in the bloc in 2020 due to air pollution.
On a visit to Kyiv, Germany's deputy foreign minister has told DW that innocent people had died due to Russia's "terrorist methods." She has pledged additional aid to help Ukraine's decimated energy infrastructure.
A Russian strike on a maternity ward has killed a newborn baby in Ukraine's southern Zaporizhzhia region. It's just the latest Russian strike on a healthcare facility as Moscow continues to target critical infrastructure across Ukraine.
It's one emergency the EU didn’t need. Already dealing with a war on its doorstep, an energy crisis and rising inflation, the handling of the Ocean Viking – a ship carrying migrants rescued in the Mediterranean – starkly showed the limits of European solidarity.
Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto doesn't rule out vetoing a ninth package of sanctions against Russia over its war on Ukraine – a package that is currently being prepared by the EU, along with a proposed price cap on Russian oil. "We want peace, not another [sanctions] package," he says. "We are a direct neighbour of Ukraine.
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