Russia-Ukraine updates: Red Cross ‘frustrated’ by limited access to POWs
16 October 2022 | 10:30 am
The Red Cross demanded access to prisoners of war after Ukraine's Volodymyr Zelenskyy accused the organization of inaction. Meanwhile, more Russian missiles struck parts of Ukraine. DW rounds up the latest.
In an interview with FRANCE 24 on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York, Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei said that using nuclear weapons was not the solution regarding the war in Ukraine.
Ukrainian forces have liberated over 120 settlements in the northeastern region of Kharkiv. In retaken territories, the population is reeling from months of Russian occupation.
The 25-year-old was reportedly upset that his friend who had no prior military experience had received draft orders. The shooting follows Russian President Vladimir Putin's announcement of partial mobilization.
NATO countries and other allies of Ukraine have been quick to slam Russia's illegal annexation of parts of the country, and some have already hit back with fresh punitive measures.
Since a partial mobilisation was announced in Russia on September 21, some 260,000 Russians have fled their country to avoid being called up to fight in Ukraine, according to the Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta.
Russia's upper house has rubber-stamped the annexation of Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson. Meanwhile, Volodymyr Zelenskyy has signed a decree to formally rule out talks with Vladimir Putin.
Joint bid with Portugal will see Ukraine added as co-host, announcement expected at UEFA headquarters on Wednesday.
The Kremlin has called for Russia's participation in investigations into last week's explosions in the two Nord Stream gas pipelines. Meanwhile, Estonia's defense minister recommended a NATO "submarine policing" program.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has promoted his close accomplice, Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, to colonel general. Who is Putin's self-avowed 'foot soldier'?
German police were on Sunday (Oct 9) probing an act of "sabotage" on the country's rail infrastructure, with some officials pointing the finger at Russia in the wake of the Nord Stream pipeline explosions.
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