Saving lives on Ukraine’s front lines
03 January 2023 | 2:50 pm
Much of the fighting on the Ukrainian front is old-fashioned trench warfare. The front line often barely moves at all. Shelling is causing heavy losses, and medics do everything they can to save lives. DW joined an evacuation team on the eastern front.
Ukraine said Russian forces were shelling the entire front line in the Donetsk region. Despite a high profile prisoner swap, Russian government officials are keen to tamp down hopes for a rapprochement with Washington.
Moscow is downplaying the consequences of Ukrainian airstrikes on its military airfields. But even if they are only small stings, they send important signals about the course of the war going forward.
The new UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Austria's Volker Türk, granted a wide-ranging interview to FRANCE 24 from Geneva. This week, the High Commissioner travelled to Ukraine to observe first-hand the consequences of Russia's invasion on the Ukrainian people.
Russia and Iran are collaborating more closely than ever in the areas of fighter jets and lethal drones, according to US intelligence. Moscow has rebuked Washington's assessment, as the invasion of Ukraine presses on.
Crossing from Russian-occupied areas to the rest of Ukraine is difficult and dangerous. But there's one place about 30 kilometers south of the city of Zaporizhzhia where civilians pass through an informal corridor, albeit one with police checkpoints.
The Polish president made the comments after speaking with German counterpart Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Berlin. The contentious issue of Poland's WW2 reparations demands was again broached during the visit.
In an interview with FRANCE 24 from Brussels, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg warned that any use of nuclear weapons in Ukraine would have "severe, dramatic consequences for Russia", calling Russian President Vladimir Putin's nuclear rhetoric "reckless and dangerous".
European leaders have promised aid to Ukraine "for as long as it takes." But the amount of aid promised has not been what has actually arrived in Ukraine. DW's Nick Connolly takes a look at what kind of support has been pledged so far.
The cold will not let up. Neither will the fighting. As a conference for Ukraine brings allies and investors to Paris, Russia continues to pound critical infrastructure. How to talk rebuilding when Moscow is still destroying? We ask our panel where the priorities lie, who pays for what and at what point national security interests trump trade and business as usual.
The past year has been one of challenges for households and businesses around the world. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine upset a tentative global economic recovery and created new challenges for governments and consumers alike. FRANCE 24's Business Editors Kate Moody and Charles Pellegrin look back at some of the biggest business stories from 2022.
Kyiv has reported another night of air alarms and said it has shot down several drones. The UK is set to announce plans to sending munitions through 2023. DW has the latest.
Efforts to send Russian circus performers and opera singers to the frontlines are unlikely to improve "fragile morale," the UK has said. Meanwhile, heating has been restored to frigid Kyiv. DW has the latest.
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