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Ukraine updates: Putin urges evacuation from Kherson

Russian President Vladimir Putin said civilians should be evacuated from the region of Kherson. Meanwhile, the G7 agreed on the need for a mechanism to help Ukraine repair its critical infrastructure. DW has the latest.

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24 Oct
Speaking to FRANCE 24, Vera Jourova, a Vice-President of the European Commission, strongly condemned what Russia says are evacuations of civilians in the Kherson province of southern Ukraine. "I come from Czechoslovakia and this is the old playbook," she told Catherine Nicholson. "The Soviet military invasion of 1968 was presented as brotherly help."
24 Oct
Since the start of the Ukraine war, there have been repeated false claims on social media that the entire conflict is being staged. France 24’s fact-checking team debunk the latest example: two videos that show a man in Ukrainian army uniform being filmed, as he appears to act out a scene on the battlefield.
30 Oct
Rebuilding Ukraine is a "generational task that must begin now," said Germany's Olaf Scholz and the EU's Ursula von der Leyen. Ukrainian and German experts are meeting in Berlin to discuss support for the reconstruction.
26 Oct
One of the many consequences of the Russian invasion of Ukraine was the exodus of thousands of foreign students, who were forced to flee the country. Among them were more 18,000 Indian medical students, who made their way to neighbouring European countries in order to be repatriated.
29 Oct
A viral post on Facebook claims to show a convoy of NATO military advisors destroyed by Russian missiles. While many users believe that the images represent actual fighting, they were actually taken from a war video game series called Arma 3. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
25 Oct
German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock travelled to Kyiv and promised long-term support. Her visit comes after diplomatic tensions which prevented a previous visit by German President Steinmeier. DW's Thomas Sparrow has the details.
25 Oct
Kazakhstan is actively seeking closer European Union ties as a result of the war in Ukraine and the ambition is reciprocated by Brussels. But can Astana seize the moment without angering Moscow?
30 Oct
Hundreds of Ukrainian cultural sites have been affected by the Russian invasion. UNESCO is using satellite imagery to keep track and prepare recovery.
27 Oct
A Russian official has warned that the West's commercial satellites could become legitimate targets. Meanwhile, shelling of critical infrastructure has caused a power cut in Ukraine's central regions. DW has the latest.
30 Oct
Ukrainian troops are holding out on the eastern front, says President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. Meanwhile, the Kremlin said Russia's nuclear deterrence forces had launched test missiles. DW has the latest.
27 Oct
Moscow is pressing a conservative drive at home by tightening the legislation around what authorities call "gay propaganda" and instilling patriotism in schools.
27 Oct
The popular Russian media figure, who has often been critical of President Vladimir Putin, flew to Lithuania a day after police searched her home.