Explainer: Why is Russia Trying So Hard to Capture the Small Ukrainian City of Bakhmut?

Russian forces have been attempting to seize Bakhmut in Ukraine’s Donetsk region for at least seven months. But in recent weeks, the battle in and around the city has become one of the fiercest of the nine-month war in Ukraine. Bakhmut, which sits above a vast salt mine and is famed for its Soviet-era winery, … Read more

Demonstrators Take Over Peru’s Andahuaylas City Airport as Part of Mass Protests

https://sputniknews.com/20221211/protesters-in-perus-andahuaylas-take-over-city-airport-as-part-of-mass-protests-1105364251.html Demonstrators Take Over Peru’s Andahuaylas City Airport as Part of Mass Protests Demonstrators Take Over Peru’s Andahuaylas City Airport as Part of Mass Protests MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) – Protesters in the Peruvian city of Andahuaylas have seized the airport and set fire to part of the terminals, the Peruvian Corporation… 11.12.2022, Sputnik International 2022-12-11T22:50+0000 … Read more

‘Disaster mode’: It may take over a week to fix Joburg outages, if weather allows, says City Power

Lenasia residents had to flee their homes, which were flooded following incessant rain. Some parts of Johannesburg are without power due to heavy rains during the week. City Power said there may be delays in the team reaching certain areas to restore the power. They said it may take them over a week to … Read more

Russia Orders Retreat from Occupied City of Kherson

The Russian Defense Ministry said Wednesday it was withdrawing its forces over the Dnipro River in southern Ukraine’s Kherson region, abandoning the only Ukrainian regional capital to have been captured since Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine earlier this year.  The withdrawal announcement was made by Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and General Sergei Surovikin, the … Read more

Ukraine’s Occupied City of Kherson Without Electricity, Water After Strike

Ukraine’s Russian-occupied city of Kherson was cut off from water and electricity supplies Sunday after an air strike and a key dam in the region was also damaged, local officials said. It is the first time that Kherson — which fell to Moscow’s forces within days of their February offensive — has seen such a … Read more

Moscow Forces Reinstate Lenin Statue in Ukrainian City

Moscow’s occupying authorities in the southern Ukrainian city of Melitopol said Saturday they had brought back a statue of Lenin, seven years after it was taken down following Kyiv’s pro-EU revolution. The Moscow-installed head of the Zaporizhzhia region, Vladimir Rogov, posted a photograph of workers in the city reinstating the tribute to the Bolshevik leader. … Read more

Russia Announces Civilian Evacuation From Key Ukraine City

Russia announced the evacuation of civilians from a key southern Ukrainian city Tuesday as it acknowledged the situation for its troops on the ground in Ukraine was “tense” in the face of a counteroffensive. Ukrainian officials, meanwhile, scrambled to rebuild damaged energy facilities across the country following a series of deadly Russian strikes and President … Read more

Multiple Blasts Rock Kyiv City Center

A series of loud explosions rocked Ukraine’s capital Kyiv early Monday morning, a day after Moscow blamed Ukraine for a deadly blast on a bridge linking Crimea to Russia. The explosions hit Kyiv around 8:15 a.m. and an AFP journalist in the city saw numerous ambulances appearing to head toward the scene of the blasts. … Read more

Fresh Missile Strike on Ukraine City Kills 17 – Council

An overnight Russian missile strike killed 17 people in Zaporizhzhia, local authorities said on Sunday, in the latest deadly attack to hit the southern Ukrainian city that President Volodymyr Zelensky called “absolute evil.” “After night missile attack on Zaporizhzhia, at least 20 houses and about 50 multi-storey buildings were damaged. 17 people died, as of … Read more

Multiple explosions rock eastern Ukraine city of Kharkiv

The blasts came hours after Russia concentrated attacks in its increasingly troubled invasion of Ukraine on areas it illegally annexed The blasts came hours after Russia concentrated attacks in its increasingly troubled invasion of Ukraine on areas it illegally annexed A series of explosions rocked the eastern Ukraine city of Kharkiv early on Saturday, sending … Read more