Russia and the West are still working together in space
17 October 2022 | 10:00 am
The International Space Station represents one of the only collaborative projects between Russia and the West that hasn't been abandoned. Here's why.
The Ukrainian president has promised to protect Russian soldiers who voluntarily surrender. Meanwhile, pro-Russian authorities have accused Ukraine of targeting a hotel in Kherson.
Moroccan prisoner of war, Brahim Saadoun, returned home on Saturday after Russia agreed to release 10 foreigners captured in Ukraine following a prisoner exchange brokered by Saudi Arabia.
The 25-year-old was reportedly upset that his friend who had no prior military experience had received draft orders. The shooting follows Russian President Vladimir Putin's announcement of partial mobilization.
The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court spoke about alleged war crimes in Ukraine with FRANCE 24, Karim A. A. Khan KC urged Russia to cooperate with the ICC and said "we've got no political agenda".
NATO countries and other allies of Ukraine have been quick to slam Russia's illegal annexation of parts of the country, and some have already hit back with fresh punitive measures.
Numerous reports indicate Russia's partial mobilization has been disorganized and arbitrary. DW spoke to some who received draft notices even though they should not have.
Russia's military has called up over 300,000 reservists for duty in its war against Ukraine. But countries bordering Russia report almost 200,000 Russian nationals have crossed since the mobilization was declared. Others are staying and protesting.
The head of Europe's largest nuclear power plant was kidnapped, Ukraine's nuclear power company said. Meanwhile, Ukrainian forces surrounded some 5,000 Russian soldiers in the key city of Lyman.
Ministers from across the European Union have drawn up a plan to make the bloc less dependent on Russian fossil fuels.
A Russian-installed official in the Ukrainian city of Kherson says Russian forces who have conceded swaths of territory are "regrouping." Kyiv claims gains in three of the four regions Moscow says it has now annexed.
The Kremlin has called for Russia's participation in investigations into last week's explosions in the two Nord Stream gas pipelines. Meanwhile, Estonia's defense minister recommended a NATO "submarine policing" program.
The United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres says Russia and Ukraine must cease military activity near the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant and agree on a security zone. He warned that any damage could "spell catastrophe" for the region and beyond.
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