Ukraine war latest updates: Kyiv expects more attacks and nuclear plant still under Russian control

1. Zelenskyy warns Ukraine could suffer more Russian attacks this week Ukrainian officials have warned that they are expecting to face a new wave of Russian missile strikes in the next few days. “The coming week could be as difficult as last week,” President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in his nightly video address on Sunday. Previous … Read more

US considers sending 150km strike weapon to Ukraine

The Pentagon is considering a Boeing proposal to supply Ukraine with cheap, small precision bombs fitted onto abundantly available rockets, allowing Kyiv to strike far behind Russian lines as the West struggles to meet demand for more arms. US and allied military inventories are shrinking, and Ukraine faces an increasing need for more sophisticated weapons … Read more

Snow to blanket Kyiv as Russian attacks target power supplies | Russia-Ukraine war News

Snow is expected to hit the Ukrainian capital on Sunday and will continue until midweeks with freezing temperatures. Heavy snowfall is expected to hit Kyiv – with temperatures dropping below freezing point day and night – as millions of people still living in and around the Ukrainian capital struggle with little access to electricity and … Read more

Russia’s Lavrov postpones Belarus visit after sudden death of foreign minister Vladimir Makei

Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has postponed a planned visit to Minsk following the death of his Belarusian counterpart Vladimir Makei, according to Russian media reports quoting the foreign ministry. Belarus’s state news agency Belta reported on Saturday that the long-standing foreign minister and associate of authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko had died suddenly. The cause of … Read more

Ukraine’s Kyiv mayor rebuffs Zelenskyy criticism amid energy woes | Russia-Ukraine war News

The energy deprivation facing Ukrainians has renewed tensions between Ukraine’s president and Kyiv’s mayor amid a looming power crisis and the winter period setting in. Mayor Vitali Klitschko on Sunday defended himself against allegations levelled by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy that too many Kyiv residents were still without power and that centres that had been set … Read more

What Could Go Wrong?! 48,500-Year-Old Siberian Virus is Revived

The world’s oldest known frozen and dormant virus has been revived in a French laboratory leading many to express concerns about the dangers of bringing to life ancient microbes. The virus was removed from the Siberian permafrost in Russia’s far east and is 48,500 years old, offering proof that viruses are incredibly hardy and capable … Read more

Russians fleeing Vladimir Putin say they are not welcome in Latvia

With its snow-filled streets, overcast northern skies and bakeries selling small pies stuffed with cabbage, Riga should be a home from home for Russians fleeing Vladimir Putin. But, instead, liberal-minded, tech-savvy and multilingual exiles are preparing to go elsewhere because of what they say is the Latvian government’s tough anti-Russian attitude. “They are delaying our … Read more

Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 276 | Russia-Ukraine war News

As the Russia-Ukraine war enters its 276th day, we take a look at the main developments. Here is the situation as it stands on Saturday, November 26: Fighting Russian shelling of the southern Ukrainian city of Kherson killed 15 civilians, officials said. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said the Western military alliance would not back down … Read more

Putin’s ‘energy weapon’ will kill more in Europe this winter than have died in Ukraine war

More people will die in Europe this winter because of Vladimir Putin’s “energy weapon” than have perished on the battlefield in his war in Ukraine, according to a new analysis.  The Economist modelled the effect of soaring electricity prices on deaths during winter and concluded that the current cost of energy will likely lead to … Read more

How Ukraine’s drone navy is menacing Russia’s superior Black Sea forces

Mr Sharpe, the former frigate commander, described relentless exercises off the coast of Scotland facing “jet skis and multiple ribs coming at you at the same time” to test how to cope with such attacks on both lone ships and convoys. The best protection for a fast warship like a frigate or a destroyer is … Read more