Russia-Ukraine updates: Russia strikes land near nuclear power plant
25 September 2022 | 1:33 pm
Kyiv has said Russian missiles landed near Ukraine's second-largest nuclear power station in Mykolaiv. Meanwhile, the Baltic states and Poland have closed their borders to Russians holding visas.
We look at press coverage of Ukraine's gains in a counter-offensive in the north and east of the country. While some editorials argue that this is a game-changer for the future of the war, others warn Vladimir Putin is unlikely to acknowledge any losses and could even resort to more agressive actions in response. We also look at analysis on the rise of the far right in Sweden and finish with good news for the future of cancer screenings.
Ukrainian forces have reported success with their counteroffensive. Now they may be threatening more than just Russian troops. Is this the beginning of the end of the Putin era? Our guests: Vendeline von Bredow (The Economist), Jörg Lau (Die Zeit), Vladimir Esipov (DW)
The city was recently retaken by Ukraine from Russian forces. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said more information would be given on Friday.
Russia's most prominent independent newspaper was accused of violating the country's "foreign agents" law. The paper ceased printing in March following Moscow's invasion of Ukraine, now it is no longer available online.
For more than six months, Russia has been waging war against Ukraine not only with soldiers and bullets, but also in the media - with fakes, disinformation and a broad-based propaganda strategy. We show what's behind it.
How does a Russia in retreat read the room at the United Nations General Assembly? On the day that world leaders gather in New York for UN Week, Vladimir Putin's proxies are unveiling plans for hastily-staged referendums to annex conquered parts of Ukraine that are now under assault from a counter-attack.
The Russian Ministry of Defense released a video claiming their forces had struck an "amphibious" Ukrainian vehicle,"i.e. a Ukrainian naval vessel near the Zaporizhzhia power plant. However through geolocating the alleged target from their footage, we discovered it in fact is the remnants of an bridge built during World War II.We explain the details in this edition of Truth or Fake with Vedika Bahl.
Day One of the UN General Assembly was marked by a grim assessment of the state of the world by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. And Germany joined other nations in blasting permanent Security Council member Russia over its war in Ukraine.
The Russian ministry of defence has released a video claiming its forces have struck an "amphibious" Ukrainian vehicle near the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. However, by geolocating the alleged target from the footage, we discovered it is in fact the remnants of a bridge built during World War II. We explain the details in this edition of Truth or Fake with Vedika Bahl.
US President Joe Biden accused Russia of violating the core tenets of membership of the UN by starting an "unprovoked war" Ukraine. He also warned Moscow about "irresponsible" threats to use nuclear weapons.
Many in Russia fear a "partial mobilization" of the military is the first step in a move that would see more and more men fight – and die – in Ukraine. Some have tried to escape and others have even dared to protest.
When Russia invaded Ukraine in February, it deployed 160,000 troops. Vladimir Putin has now called up 300,000 after major setbacks in Ukraine, while coupling his announcement with his most overt nuclear threat to the West.
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