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In eastern Ukraine, trench warfare grinds on against backdrop of invasion fears

AVDIIVKA, Ukraine — In his raspy smoker’s voice, the middle-aged Ukrainian soldier urged a visitor to hurry through a stretch of muddy trench that traversed an open clearing. Gesturing eastward, he warned of snipers lurking only a few hundred yards away.“We must run until we reach cover,” he said.On the front lines of Ukraine’s long-running conflict with…

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Ukraine cyber attack ‘part of Russian playbook’, says top US diplomat

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Cyberattack hits Ukraine government websites amid tensions with Russia

Hackers have hit around 70 Ukraine government department websites, forcing many of them offline. A message in Ukrainian, Russian and Polish on the country’s foreign ministry site reportedly read “Ukrainians! All your personal data has been uploaded to the public network. All data on the computer is destroyed, it is impossible to restore them.” The…

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Russia Ukraine: Lavrov warns of return to military confrontation nightmare

Image source, ReutersImage caption, The meeting was said to be business-like but tensions between the two sides are clearRussian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has warned that Europe could be returning to what he called the “nightmare of military confrontation”.At a European security conference in Sweden, Mr Lavrov floated the idea of a new European security…

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Russia's Ukraine

Russia’s Cold War With Ukraine Is About To Heat Up

The Russo-Ukrainian war is in the news again. Not content with its annexation of Crimea—when is an aggressively expansive imperialist country ever content with Crimea once it’s got it in the pocket?—Russia has amassed an invasion-sized force at the border of Ukraine and is busily mobilizing reservists sufficient to provide an occupation force.The usual pundit…

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COVID- Ukraine

Ukraine COVID-19 deaths hit record amid low vaccination rate

Demonstrators gather to protest against COVID-19 restrictions and vaccine mandates in Kyiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021. In a bid to stem contagion, Ukrainian authorities have required teachers, government employees and other workers to get fully vaccinated by Nov. 8 or face having their salary payments suspended. In addition, proof of vaccination or a negative…

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Ukraine sees new record high in virus deaths, infections

People wait for their turn at a vaccination center in Kramatorsk, Ukraine, Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. Coronavirus infections and deaths in Ukraine have surged to all-time highs amid a laggard pace of vaccination, which is one of the lowest in Europe. Credit: AP Photo/Andriy Andrienko Ukraine’s coronavirus infections and deaths reached all-time highs for a…

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COVID- Ukraine

Ukraine sets new COVID infections and deaths records

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Coronavirus infections and deaths in Ukraine surged to all-time highs Thursday amid a laggard pace of vaccination, which is one of the lowest in Europe. Ukrainian authorities reported 22,415 new confirmed infections and 546 deaths in the past 24 hours, the highest numbers since the start of the pandemic. Authorities have…

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Presidential Ukraine

Top Ukraine presidential aide Serhiy Shefir survives assassination attempt

Ukrainian presidential aide Sergei Shefir said he was traveling near village of Lesnyky when automatic gunfire from a nearby wooded area struck his vehicle at least 10 times. File Photo by Presidential Press Service/EPA-EFE Sept. 22 (UPI) — A top aide to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky escaped an assassination attempt on Wednesday, but his driver was…