Ukraine updates: UNSC rejects Russian call for bioweapons probe
03 November 2022 | 3:22 pm
NATO members and veto holders the UK, France and the US all objected to the Russian call to investigate supposed "military biological" activities in Ukraine with US support. The 10 non-permanent members all abstained.
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.
Once so picturesque it was nicknamed the "Switzerland of the Donbas", the eastern Ukrainian town of Sviatohirsk today lies in ruins. It was recaptured by Ukrainian troops in mid-September after being occupied by Russian forces for nearly 100 days.
Fancy yachts are common in Hong Kong, but one superyacht bobbing in the waters there has raised eyebrows. The vessel is believed to be owned by Russian oligarch Alexey Mordashov, who has been sanctioned by Western governments.
Putin, army preparing Russian public for Kherson withdrawal: Analyst
Delivering a government statement to lawmakers, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz vowed continued support for Ukraine. He said Europe will have to deal with the consequences of the war for years to come.
Ukrainian officials accused Russia of trying to provoke unrest in the Kherson region. Meanwhile, Moscow has sowed doubt over the future of Black Sea grain deal.
EU ambassadors have agreed on a new package of sanctions against Iranian officials in response to recent drone strikes in Ukraine. Tehran has denied supplying Russian forces with arms.
In Ukraine's southern Kherson region, Ukrainian troops are making progress and the Russians fear a fresh rout. Behind the frontline, another force is at work alongside the Ukrainian army: the partisans. These resistance fighters are able to strike behind enemy lines and provide valuable intelligence to Ukrainian forces.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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