Ukraine updates: Kyiv takes fire from drone attacks
25 December 2022 | 5:49 am
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.
Ukraine launched a major counter-offensive in the Kharkiv region on September 6. This operation surprised Russia and led to the withdrawal of Russian soldiers from several strategic cities in eastern Ukraine, such as Izium. Our reporters Gulliver Cragg and Gwendoline Debono met with Ukrainian soldiers who took part in the counter-offensive and spoke to two of the operational commanders.
A central district in the Ukrainian capital was hit by "several explosions." Meanwhile, Russia's president has accused Ukraine of orchestrating the blast on Kerch Bridge.
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg has told a group of Ukraine's allies that air defense is a priority for the country as Russian missiles hit civilian targets. NATO defense ministers are also to discuss the escalation.
Waves of explosive-laden suicide drones struck Ukraine's capital and other cities as families were preparing to start their week early Monday, the blasts echoing across Kyiv, setting buildings ablaze and sending people scurrying to shelters.
Pro-Russian accounts claim that Ukrainian "propaganda" and mainstream Western media are showing fake victims, following a Russian missile strike in Kyiv on October 10. AP and Reuters reporters on the scene were able to confirm that the civilians in the viral posts are real victims of the war in Ukraine. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
Ukraine's foreign minister, Dmytro Kuleba, has called on the EU to sanction Iran for supplying Russia with drones – a claim Tehran denies. At least four people died in a wave of Russian drone strikes on Kyiv on Monday.
At least eleven students died, and six others were in critical condition after a fire in a school for the blind in central Uganda, police said on Tuesday.
In an interview with DW, the mayor of the Ukrainian capital said Russian forces are behaving like "terrorists" by targeting key infrastructure. He urged EU leaders not to give up their support.
Goods worth millions of naira were on Tuesday destroyed as a fire broke out at the popular Tailor Market behind the ultra-modern Tejuosho Market, Yaba, Lagos State. GuardianTV spoke with victims as they recount how the horrific event happened.
President Zelenskyy is skeptical of Russia's withdrawal announcement, saying "the enemy does not bring us gifts." Meanwhile, a top US general said Russia's army has lost more than 100,000 personnel. DW has the latest.
Russia has been launching massive attacks on Ukraine's energy supply, causing widespread power outages. How are people managing — and how are they preparing for an even more serious emergency?
The UK's newest prime minister traveled to the Ukrainian capital for talks with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. Meanwhile, Kyiv has rejected the idea of a potential "short truce" with Russia. DW has the latest.
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