Surprise prisoner swap ‘a moment of joy’ in Ukraine: Emma Chaze reports
23 September 2022 | 10:55 am
Surprise prisoner swap 'a moment of joy' in Ukraine: Emma Chaze reports
International concerns have been mounting about the safety of the Russian-held nuclear plant. It is now being switched to a cold state.
The war in Ukraine has made wheat farming and export difficult. So local farmers are turning to oil-producing plants instead. The government plans to build an innovative pipeline into Poland to help them.
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.
The German government is now under even more pressure to deliver high-tech battle tanks to bolster the Ukrainian military advance. But the Chancellor and his Defense Minister say it’s not that easy.
Her career has seen her smash glass ceilings in classical music, first at the prestigious Bayreuth Festival and now at Teatro Comunale di Bologna. Oksana Lyniv is the first female director of an Italian opera house. The Ukrainian conductor spoke to FRANCE 24's Olivia Salazar-Winspear about her many achievements and how the war in Ukraine makes her public role even more important.
Is it a turning point? After weeks of warning of a counter-offensive in the south, Ukraine has caught the Kremlin off guard with the reclaiming of vast swathes of the north, pushing the front away from the country's second city of Kharkiv. We ask what just happened, if there's more to come or if Kyiv is going to struggle to consolidate its gains.
Moscow could exploit fears of soaring prices and energy shortages to stoke social unrest in Europe’s largest economy, officials warn. They have reason to be concerned, researchers say.
At the start of a three-day visit to Kazakhstan, Pope Francis appealed for peace and an end to the "senseless and tragic war" in Ukraine.
A lightning Ukrainian counter-offensive has recaptured 6,000 square kilometres of territory in the country's northeast and south since the start of September, according to President Volodymyr Zelensky.
We look at Russia's reactions to Ukraine's successful counter-offensive in the northeast and south of the country. Kyiv's progress has stoked rare debate on Russian TV stations and among local politicians, some of whom are even calling for Vladimir Putin to step down. We also discuss a new wave of far-right populism in Europe and finish with some reassuring news about treating lung cancer.
A lightning Ukrainian counter-offensive has recaptured 6,000 square kilometres of territory in the country's northeast and south since the start of September, according to President Volodymyr Zelensky. In an interview with FRANCE 24, Ukraine's deputy prime minister for European and Euro-Atlantic integration said that this advance was the turning point, not only of the Russian invasion that started on February 24 but also "of the war that started in the spring of 2014". Olga Stefanishyna spoke to Marc Perelman from Kyiv.
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