Ukraine: Kyiv is dangerous after dark
26 January 2023 | 2:43 pm
Russia's repeated assaults on Ukraine's energy grid has forced many cities to roll out power cuts to save energy. In the capital Kyiv, city authorities have restricted public lighting at night - with serious consequences for people out on the streets.
Ukrainian forces are repelling frequent offensives by invading Russian troops in the Donbas region, Kyiv officials say. And doubts surround Russian claims of a massive hit on Ukrainian soldiers. DW has the latest.
EU Vice President Frans Timmermans discussed EU support to Ukraine with Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal on a visit to Kyiv.
Exact numbers are difficult to verify, but hundreds of thousands of Russians have fled the country since the start of the war in Ukraine. The reasons vary, while some wanted to escape the mobilisation order, others chose exile over a rising crackdown on dissent.
It's the second time Volodymyr Zelenskyy has been seen outside Kyiv since the beginning of the war. The Ukrainian president visited troops in the Donbass region. His trip came after Russian missiles struck the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, for the first time in a month.
Annalena Baerbock again condemned Russia's aggression during her trip to the front line city. She said she wanted to get a picture of the wartime situation on the ground in the region.
Citing archaic "anti-conversion" laws, right-wing Hindu groups are working to prevent marriages between Indian Hindus and Muslims. Some couples have faced violence and death threats.
Poland says it's willing to supply Ukraine with Leopard battle tanks - but only as part of a wider international coalition. The comments increase pressure on Germany to find consensus with Western allies on arming Ukraine with heavy weapons.
The eastern city of Bakhmut has become the most active and violent frontline in the Ukraine war. It is constantly pounded with artillery from both sides, and infantry is fighting on the streets. Our reporters James André and Mayssa Awad spent six days inside Bakhmut.
Soledar, a salt-mining town of 10,000 people in eastern Ukraine, is the new focal point of a war where the Kremlin badly needs some good news from the battlefield. We ask who controls the town that's a gateway to the Donbas city of Bakhmut, where the Russians have been pushing for months.
The latest pro-Russian narrative in the war in Ukraine is that the Ukrainian army is sending children and teenagers to the frontline. To illustrate this claim, users are posting a video on Twitter that shows three young soldiers, claiming they are children. Our team were able to identify two of the three soldiers in the video. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
Kyiv's top diplomatic envoy in Berlin says his country needs German-made Leopard 2 tanks to fight Russia as soon as possible. But an arms maker said it could take until 2024 for its tanks are ready for export.
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