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Report: Zelensky to Address Congress in Person Wednesday

If visit goes ahead, it will be his first trip outside Ukraine since invasion

(Newser) - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is planning to visit Washington, DC on Wednesday on his first trip outside Ukraine since the Russian invasion, sources tell outlets including the AP and CNN . The sources say that while there's a strong chance the trip could be called off at the last minute...

Now Putin's Sending in the Clowns (and Musicians)

Russia to send musicians, circus performers to boost troops' morale during Ukraine invasion

(Newser) - Russian troops' morale as the invasion of Ukraine nears its 11th month hasn't been great , and the coming winter isn't likely to help. Russian military strategists, however, think they've hit upon a solution: singers, musicians, and circus performers. The BBC reports that the country's Defense Ministry...

Critical Infrastructure Hit in Latest Attack on Kyiv

Capital city targeted by drones

(Newser) - Ukraine's capital was targeted by multiple drones in an attack early Monday, authorities reported, three days after what they described as one of Russia's biggest assaults on Kyiv since the beginning of the war. The Kyiv city administration said on its Telegram account that more than 20 Iranian-made...

Exploding Gift From Ukraine Injures Poland's Police Chief

Grenade launcher was thought to have been defused

(Newser) - The top police official in Poland has provided details about a weird explosion that sent him to the hospital for observation. Gen. Jaroslaw Szymczyk says he received two supposedly defused grenade launchers as a gift from Ukraine—one, for example, had been turned into a loudspeaker. At least one of...

Zelensky 'Proud' After Foiled Russian Attack on Kyiv

Air defense systems reportedly shot down all 13 drones

(Newser) - For the first time in weeks, Russia launched a major drone attack on Ukraine's capital of Kyiv on Wednesday. Ukrainian officials said all 13 drones launched at the city in a pre-dawn attack were shot down and no one appeared to be injured. "All 13 were shot down...

Letterman's Next Guest Definitely Needs No Introduction

Netflix talk show host talks with Ukrainian president Zelensky deep underground in Kyiv's metro

(Newser) - Volodymyr Zelensky doesn't have much time on his hands these days as he continues to lead Ukraine through its fight against Russian forces. But he made time to sit down with David Letterman in late October, "300 feet underground on an active subway platform in Kyiv," for...

They Came to Pick Up Their Nobels, Slam Putin's War

Peace prize winners from Ukraine, Belarus, Russia blasted Russian leader's invasion of Ukraine

(Newser) - The winners of this year's Nobel Peace Prize from Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine shared their visions of a fairer world and denounced Russian President Vladimir Putin's war in Ukraine during Saturday's award ceremony. Oleksandra Matviichuk of Ukraine's Center for Civil Liberties dismissed calls for a political...

Pope Breaks Down Over 'a Defeat for Humanity'

During prayer in Rome, pontiff cries about 'enormous suffering' brought by war in Ukraine

(Newser) - Pope Francis cried Thursday in the center of Rome as he prayed for peace in Ukraine. Francis leaned over and choked up, unable to speak precisely as he arrived at the part of the prayer where he said, "I would have liked to have brought you the thanks of...

Putin Tells Russians War Is Taking Longer Than Expected

But he claims Russia hasn't 'gone mad' on nuclear weapons, wouldn't use them recklessly

(Newser) - The Russian-led war in Ukraine is closing in on 10 months, but Russians shouldn't expect what their president calls the "special military operation" to end anytime soon. "This can be a long process," Vladimir Putin acknowledged Wednesday in a televised meeting with loyalists of the invasion...

Volodymyr Zelensky Named Time's Person of the Year

The magazine also gives a nod to 'the spirit of Ukraine'

(Newser) - Elon Musk did not repeat as Time's Person of the Year . The 2022 honor went to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, though he shares top billing with "the spirit of Ukraine." The decision was announced Wednesday on the Today Show , with Time Editor-in-Chief Edward Felsenthal saying the 44-year-old...

Report: US Tweaked the Weapons It Gave Ukraine

'WSJ' reports US secretly modified rocket launchers to prevent firing of long-range missiles

(Newser) - The Biden administration must not have been convinced by Ukraine's promise not to use US-provided weapons to strike Russia, as the Wall Street Journal reports that the Pentagon secretly modified advanced rocket launchers sent to the war-torn country to prevent them from firing long-range missiles. The US has sent...

Ukraine Official Makes Rare Comment on Death Toll

Figure is far below estimates of Ukrainian casualties given by Western leaders

(Newser) - A top adviser to Ukraine's president has cited military chiefs as saying 10,000 to 13,000 Ukrainian soldiers have been killed in the country's nine-month struggle against Russia's invasion, a rare comment on such figures and far below estimates of Ukrainian casualties from Western leaders. Late...

In Ukraine, More Grisly Evidence of Atrocities

EU seeks specialized court to investigate possible Russian war crimes in Ukraine

(Newser) - Russia's retreat from eastern Ukraine in April revealed what many said was evidence of war crimes . Now, the pattern is repeating in southern Ukraine with the retreat of Russian soldiers from Kherson, the New York Times reports, describing "mounting evidence of atrocities" there. In the village of Pravdyne...

Kyiv Residents Defiant as Strikes Cut Off Power, Water

They say Russian onslaught will not break them

(Newser) - Residents of Ukraine's bombed capital clutched empty bottles in search of water and crowded into cafés for power and warmth Thursday, switching defiantly into survival mode after new Russian missile strikes a day earlier plunged the city and much of the country into the dark. In scenes hard...

Ukraine Raids 'Monastery of the Caves' in Its Own Capital

In effort to stop Russian sympathizers from using Pechersk Lavra complex for sabotage

(Newser) - If it seems counterintuitive that Ukrainian forces raided one of its own holy sites this week, it's strictly a preemptive strike. The BBC reports that the nation's SBU security service descended Tuesday upon Kyiv's Pechersk Lavra Christian monastery, a 1,000-year-old Eastern Orthodox church that, until recently,...

'We Will Never Forgive': Strike Kills 2-Day-Old Ukrainian

Overnight rocket attack destroys hospital maternity ward in southern Ukraine

(Newser) - A maternity unit in Ukraine's southern Zaporizhzhia region held a single mother and newborn when it was struck by a Russian missile overnight, reports the BBC . The baby, a 2-day-old boy named Kyrylo Kamyanskyi, didn't survive the attack; his mother Maria and a doctor who suffered some burns...

Ukrainians Warned a Horrific Winter Looms

Rolling electricity blackouts will likely occur through March due to Russian attacks

(Newser) - Ukraine could face rolling blackouts throughout the entirety of winter because Russian airstrikes have caused "colossal" damage to the power grid, officials said. To cope, authorities are urging Ukrainians to stock up on supplies and evacuate hard-hit areas. Sergey Kovalenko, the CEO of private energy provider DTEK Yasno, said...

AP Reporter Canned Over Story on Deadly Missile in Poland

James LaPorta cited anonymous US official who suggested missile was Russian; it was Ukrainian

(Newser) - The world held its breath last week after a report suggested two missiles had been fired by Russia amid its war in Ukraine and killed two people in Poland—an incident that could have qualified as a breach against a NATO nation and possibly triggered a military response from western...

Like a Phoenix, World's Largest Plane to Rise From Ashes

The Antonov AN-225, destroyed by Russia, will be rebuilt

(Newser) - In the very first days of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, an aviation marvel was destroyed: The Antonov AN-225 was the largest commercial plane in the world by both wingspan and weight, one built to transport Soviet space shuttles and one that can hold twice what a Boeing 747 can....

Marjorie Taylor Greene's Resolution: Audit Aid to Ukraine

Though it's not likely to go anywhere for now

(Newser) - In the latest sign that a Republican-led House of Representatives might not offer Ukraine the same level of aid that has so far been given, a group of Republicans led by Marjorie Taylor Greene on Thursday introduced a resolution calling for the funds allocated to Ukraine by Congress to be...

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