Contents tagged with Kyiv

  • Russian missile strike destroys children's hospital in Kyiv, rescue efforts underway

    A Russian missile strike has destroyed a children's hospital in Kyiv, with children reportedly trapped under the rubble. The missile hit the National Specialized Children's Hospital "Ohmatdyt" during a mass missile attack by the Russian army on Kyiv today.

    Rescue teams, medical staff members, and Kyiv residents are currently working to clear the debris, under which children may be trapped. At 11:36 AM, Kyiv's mayor Vitaliy Klitschko reported 11 casualties and warned that the number of victims …

  • Ukraine's air defence milestone: Kyiv has seen zero Kinzhal hypersonic missile hits since May 2023

    According to Air Force spokesperson Serhiy Yaremenko, the delivery of air defence systems by Ukraine's partners has played a significant role, resulting in a dramatic reduction in attacks on the Ukrainian capital.

    For over two years, Russian forces have bombarded Ukraine’s cities. However, the Ukrainian military has learned to mitigate these assaults. Since May last year, not a single Kh-47M2 "Kinzhal" ballistic missile has struck the capital, said Col. Sergei Yaremenko, commander of the 96th …

  • Russian missile attack on Kyiv fails, all missiles and drones shot down by Ukrainian Air Defense

    On Thursday, January 26, Russia carried out 2 massive drone and missile strikes on Ukraine. The Ukrainian Armed Forces shot down 47 out of the 55 missiles fired in the morning and all the Iranian kamikaze drones launched at night, said Ukrainian Commander-in-Chief Valery Zaluzhny.

    All the missiles and drones flying towards the Ukrainian capital Kyiv were shot down, which may indicate that Western air defense systems has made the Kyiv region impenetrable for Russian missiles, reports the …

  • Amnesty International says it has evidence of war crimes by Russian forces in Ukraine

    Amnesty International announced it has evidence of war crimes committed by Russian forces in the Kyiv region during the invasion of Ukraine.

    During a press briefing held after a 12-day investigation in around the Ukrainian capital, Amnesty International said Russian forces "must face justice for a series of war crimes" in the Kyiv region.

    The organization’s investigation was based "on dozens of interviews and extensive review of material evidence" and has documented "unlawful air strikes on …

  • Makariv Mayor says 132 civilian bodies have been found in town after Russian retreat

    Makariv Mayor Vadym Tokar said 132 civilians were killed by Russian forces and that 40% of the town had been destroyed.

    “As of yesterday, we have found 132 civilians who had been shot dead by the Russian orcs,” Tokar said during a newscast.

    He added that mass graves as well as individual bodies have been found.

    Makariv, which lies 32 miles west of the Ukrainian capital, had a prewar population of approximately 15,000. 25 miles to the northeast lies the village of Bucha.

    Makariv saw weeks of …

  • After talks with Ukraine, Russia says it will wind down military activities near Kyiv and Chernihiv

    The Russian Defense Ministry said Russia would wind down military activity in Kyiv and Chernihiv directions.

    "Because negotiations with Ukraine are moving to the practical plane, it was decided to significantly reduce military activity in the Kyiv and Chernihiv directions," said Russian Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin.

    According to the representative of the Russian delegation, Vladimir Medinsky, the talks were constructive, and "Russia is taking two steps to de-escalate the conflict …

  • Russia deploys multiple rocket launcher systems and sets up military camp in Belarus 200 km from Kyiv

    Russian military has set up a camp and deployed multiple launch rocket systems in Belarus, 200 kilometers from Kyiv, reported the investigative group Conflict Intelligence Team (CIT).

    According to CIT, unloading of Uragan multiple launch rocket systems by Russian military was observed at Rechytsa station in the Gomel region of Belarus, north of Kyiv. Later, a photo of the camp with military equipment was published, which was allegedly taken near Rechytsa. It shows a transport and a loader for …

  • Kyiv asks U.S. to expand military training mission in Ukraine

    Ukraine has asked the United States to expand the training mission for the Armed Forces of Ukraine, said Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba on air of the TV channel 1+1, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

    "We have it on the agenda. We have already announced this to the American side, and they have already started working on it. It is an expansion of the training mission of the U.S. Army for the Armed Forces of Ukraine," Kuleba said.

    According to him, during the visit to Kyiv, U.S. Secretary of …

  • Kyiv suspends all contacts with Belarus

    Kyiv has suspended all contacts with Minsk amid the political crisis in Belarus, said Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba .

    "Now, in fact, all the processes, all contacts with the Belarusian side have been paused. I can officially tell you. We are monitoring the situation. And only when we are convinced that these contacts will not bear any reputational, political or moral losses for Ukraine, these contacts will be restored," he said.

    According to him, Ukrainian President Volodymyr …

  • Record bribe offered to Ukraine’s officials for closing Burisma case

    The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAP) said that they were offered a bribe of $5 million for the closure of the criminal case involving Mykola Zlochevsky, owner of Burisma. According to the representative of the prosecutor's office, this case has nothing to do with Hunter Biden, a former member of the board of directors of Burisma, whose father is running for president of the United States.

    The bribe was intended for …