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Real-time updates: Russia’s war in Ukraine

Denys Shmyhal at a joint briefing in Kyiv on December 6. (Gennady Minchenko/Ukrinform/Future Publishing/Getty Images) Ukraine has said it has narrowed its “power shortage” as engineers work to repair infrastructure damaged by waves of Russian missile strikes. Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal said that after the shelling on Monday, “power engineers promise to eliminate

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Real-time updates: Russia’s war in Ukraine

Ukrainian soldiers ride a tank in Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, December 5. (Evgen Titov/Reuters) According to Ukrainian officials, the fighting in eastern Ukraine is still concentrated in the Bakhmut district of Donetsk. The head of the Luhansk regional military administration, Sergei Gaidai, said on Ukrainian television that “the Donetsk sector is the most difficult, since

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Real-time updates: Russia’s war in Ukraine

The eastern town of Bakhmut has become a prime target for Russian forces, a Ukrainian military official said Sunday. Serhiy Cherevaty, a spokesman for the country’s Eastern Group of Armed Forces, said Ukrainian troops were holding out in Bakhmut, describing the situation as “very difficult, but manageable.” Russian units there has been some progress in

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Real-time updates: Russia’s war in Ukraine

OPEC and its allies decided on Sunday stick to existing policy reduction in oil production just a few hours before the new Western sanctions against Russian oil exports come into force. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and other major oil producers, including Russia, have said they will continue to limit supplies by 2

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Real-time updates: Russia’s war in Ukraine

A view of the dark streets of Kyiv facing a power outage after Russia launched a massive missile attack on Ukrainian infrastructure in Kyiv, Ukraine on November 24. (André Luis Alves/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) Several Ukrainian officials have warned that the country faces a harsh winter but could prevail in the face of Russian missile attacks

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Real-time updates: Russia’s war in Ukraine

Video on social media shows Russian troops in areas around Bakhmut in eastern Donetsk Oblast suffering heavy casualties, even capturing part of the territory, especially south of the city. Some videos from Ukrainian military drones show Russian troops in trenches and trenches being targeted by explosive charges dropped from drones. Other ground-level videos show the

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Real-time updates: Russia’s war in Ukraine

The United States is “very focused” on providing Ukraine with air defense systems, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken told CNN Wednesday. “Right now we are very focused on air defense systems, and not just us, many other countries,” Blinken told CNN’s Christian Amanpour. “And we are working to ensure that the Ukrainians receive these

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Real-time updates: Russia’s war in Ukraine

Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmygal said that the second winter season of the war “will be very difficult.” He stated at a government meeting that Russia “will continue to shell the energy infrastructure, their goal is to freeze Ukraine and commit another genocide of the Ukrainian people.” Shmyhal said that “all regions of Ukraine,

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Real-time updates: Russia’s war in Ukraine

Pope Francis delivers a speech after the traditional general audience on Wednesdays at St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican, November 23. (Stefano Costantino/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images) Pope Francis has described Russia’s two ethnic minority groups, Chechens and Buryats, as one of the “toughest” troops fighting in Ukraine. “The most brutal, perhaps, are those who are from

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