Volodymyr Zelenskyy vows Ukraine will retake Crimea
24 August 2022 | 2:12 pm
Speaking at the Crimea Platform conference, Ukraine's president has said Kyiv will use any means it deems fit to recapture the peninsula. He also pledged a strong response to any Russian attacks on Independence Day.
Kyiv said it hit the main supply route between Kherson and the south bank of the Dnieper overnight. Meanwhile, calls for access to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant grow after recent shelling. Follow DW for the latest.
The leaders of Estonia and Finland have called for European nations to stop issuing tourist visas to Russians. Both nations are being used as a route for Russian tourists seeking to skirt an EU ban on air travel.
Footage circulating on social media shows black smoke rising in the area of a Russian military air base in Crimea. Meanwhile, Russian oil transit has been reportedly halted to three EU countries.
Ukraine says it wants to push Russia out of all of its territory — including Crimea, which was illegally annexed by Moscow in 2014. But is this a realistic goal for Kyiv?
The top German official for antiziganism says Romani people face structural discrimination in Ukraine. Roma make up 1-1.5% of the country's population.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has told reporters Russia's invasion of Ukraine is the biggest current crisis. The now traditional summer press conference comes as Germany confronts several problems at home and abroad.
The Saki base went up in flames, with Russia claiming an ammunition depot exploded, a story ridiculed by Kyiv. Meanwhile, Ukraine reports heavy shelling in Donetsk.
Russia's Foreign Ministry has claimed Switzerland is no longer "neutral," so it cannot represent Ukrainian interests in Russia. The Alpine country has a long tradition of acting as a "protecting power."
Moscow will not give Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant back to Ukraine despite the G7 demand, Russian officials have said. Kyiv urged the UN and the Red Cross to visit Russian POW camps. Follow DW for the latest.
Ten airplanes owned or controlled by Russia are reportedly stuck in Germany because of sanctions. President Zelenskyy issued a warning to Russian soldiers shooting at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant. Follow DW for more.
While the fight for supremacy on the battlefield continues, it seems the fight for the hearts and minds of the Russian people may have already been won. Support for the war remains high; so too does indifference. Pollsters are trying to find out why.
Russia and Ukraine continue to trade blame over the situation at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. President Zelenskyy said any "radiation incident" could easily affect the rest of Europe. Follow DW for the latest.
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