UN wants to coordinate efforts to save lives in Mariupol, UN chief tells Russia

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres speaks during the 11th emergency special session of the 193-member UN General Assembly on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, at the United Nations Headquarters in Manhattan, New York City, New York, US February 28, 2022. REUTERS/ Carlo Allegri Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register April 26 (Reuters) … Read more

Russia renews assault on Mariupol and missiles hit Odesa, Ukraine says

Luhansk governor says barrage in east intensifying Russia attacking Mariupol defenders – Ukrainian official Missiles hit Odesa military facility – Ukraine’s military UK says Russian forces made no big gains in last 24 hours KYIV, April 23 (Reuters) – Russia resumed its assault on the last Ukrainian defenders holed up in a giant steel works … Read more

500,000 refugees from Ukraine have mental health issues, WHO says

Ukrainian refugees fleeing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, walk after crossing the border between Ukraine and Poland, in Kroscienko, Poland, March 22, 2022.REUTERS/Hannah McKay GENEVA, March 22 (Reuters) – About half a million refugees from Ukraine who have fled to Poland need support for mental health disorders, and 30,000 have severe mental health problems, the representative … Read more

Ukrainian volunteers recount three weeks in Russian captivity, allege beatings

DYMER, Ukraine, April 19 (Reuters) – Volodymyr Khropun and Yulia Ivannikova-Katsemon say they were helping people flee villages on the front line in northern Ukraine when they were detained by Russian soldiers over two days in March. Both said they were then held with around 40 other captives on the concrete floor of a nearby … Read more

Watchdog warned UK government of spyware infections inside 10 Downing Street

April 19 (Reuters) – Digital rights watchdog group Citizen Lab said on Monday it had warned British officials that electronic devices connected to government networks, including some inside the prime minister’s office and foreign ministry, appeared to be infected with Israeli-made spy software. The spy software is known as Pegasus, a product of Israeli cyberarms … Read more

Britons captured in Ukraine appear on Russian TV, ask for swap with Putin ally

Russian state TV shows two captured British fighters Unclear from footage if they are freely speaking or not Both ask to be swapped for a jailed Putin ally in Ukraine Medvedchuk, the jailed ally, also asks to be swapped April 18 (Reuters) – Two British fighters captured in Ukraine by Russian forces appeared on Russian … Read more

On ‘Easter of war’, pope implicitly criticizes Russia over Ukraine

Pope Francis delivers twice-yearly ‘Urbi et Orbi’ message First Easter with public in square since pandemic began Much of pope’s address referred to war in Ukraine VATICAN CITY, April 17 (Reuters) – Pope Francis implicitly criticized Russia for dragging Ukraine into a “cruel and senseless” conflict and urged leaders to strive for peace as he … Read more

Hong Kong questions costs of COVID rules on mental health, livelihoods

HONG KONG, April 14 (Reuters) – To fight COVID, Hong Kong shut schools and businesses, nearly sealed its borders for two years, banned more than two people from gathering and quarantined whole buildings. Still the draconian restrictions were unable to contain the coronavirus, and with more than 8,600 deaths of mostly elderly, unvaccinated people, many … Read more

Some 1,000 Ukraine marines surrender in Mariupol, says Russia

Zelenskiy wars on new Russian offensives to avenge defeats Fall of industrial district would give Russians control of port Kremlin denounces Biden accusation of genocide ‘We must pierce fog of war, get to the truth’ -ICC prosecutor KYIV/LVIV, Ukraine, April 13 (Reuters) – Ukraine warned on Wednesday that Russia was ramping up efforts in the … Read more

Russian troops mass for new offensive in east Ukraine- Zelenskiy

Russian assaults in east repulsed Zelenskiy appeals to South Korea for military aid Austria’s Nehammer to meet Putin in Moscow on Monday Germany sees evidence of war crimes LVIV, Ukraine, April 11 (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Monday thousands of Russian troops were massing for a new offensive in the east, and … Read more