Russia Ukraine War
"I am absolutely convinced that there is not a diplomatic solution with Putin’s regime," Irina Scherbakova says.
Says the US refusal to recognise annexed territory in Ukraine as Russian is hindering a search for ways to end the war.
Pentagon considering Boeing proposal to supply Ukraine with cheap, small precision bombs fitted onto abundantly available rockets.
Robin Wagener of Germany's Green party said calling Holodomor 'genocide' was intended as “message of warning” to Moscow.
Moldova says "massive" blackouts result of Russian strikes on Ukraine.
Risk of accident looms over Russian-controlled Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant.
The reactors are shut down but there is a risk that nuclear fuel could overheat if the power that drives the cooling systems was cut.
British prime minister announces major new air defence package.
More than 100 labourers pulled 12 hour shifts in the freezing rain for the past week to clear and repair the track.
White House insists the United States is not trying to force Kyiv to hold talks or cede territory.
Nevertheless, Nato’s chief says Moscow is ultimately to blame, for starting the war in the first place and launching the attack that triggered Ukraine’s defences.
Missile strikes hit cities across Ukraine.
US and allies back resolution condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which Russia has dismissed as unwarranted politicisation.
Joins Russia and China on both issues against US and its allies who voted for the two moves.
President Zelensky hails it as “a historic day”; searches for Russian troops ordered.
Russia says it still saw no progress on easing its exports of fertilisers and grain.
Compounding the sense of Russian disarray in Kherson, Moscow’s number two official there was killed in what it said was a car crash.
Cites unnamed sources as saying the request is a calculated attempt to ensure Kyiv maintains the support of other nations.
The contest for the only provincial capital seized by Moscow may be one of the most consequential of the war so far.
"It is not clear if Ukraine will continue to ship grains and what happens to Russian exports," says a trader.
Move follows drone attacks on ships in Crimea; Moscow accuses UK navy of blowing up gas pipeline.
Ukrainian president says Russia launched 36 rockets, most of which were shot down.
Washington says Iranian trainers on ground helping Moscow with drone attacks.
Under the UN-led initiative, three seaports have been reopened.
“EU ambassadors agreed on measures against entities supplying Iranian drones that hit Ukraine,” says presidency.
Energy minister says government is seeking a 20pc reduction in energy use due to over 300 airstrikes on Ukrainian energy facilities since October 10.
Orders creation of a special coordinating council under Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin to step up faltering war effort.
"The enemy is not abandoning its attempts to attack Russian troop positions," says Russian official.
“Since October 10, 30 per cent of Ukraine’s power stations have been destroyed," says Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky.
PM says strikes hit critical infrastructure in three regions; UN voices alarm at escalating conflict.