• 05 December, 2022
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Ex-separatist commander says Russian military chief ‘criminally negligent’

(Reuters) - A former commander of pro-Russian forces in eastern Ukraine accused Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu on Friday of "criminal negligence" over Moscow's stuttering military campaign in Ukraine. "I…

Ukraine conflict taking heavy toll on Russia’s most capable units, Britain says

(Reuters) - The conflict in Ukraine is taking a heavy toll on some of Russia's most capable units and most advanced capabilities, the British Ministry of Defence tweeted in a…

U.S. can’t confirm top Russian general wounded during Donbas visit, U.S. official says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States believes that the Russian military's Chief of the General Staff, Valery Gerasimov, visited Ukraine's Donbas region last week but cannot confirm media reports that…

Ukraine says Russia stole ‘several hundred thousand tonnes’ of grain

KYIV (Reuters) -Russian forces have stolen "several hundred thousand tonnes" of grain in the areas of Ukraine they occupy, Ukraine's deputy agriculture minister said on Saturday. Speaking to Ukrainian national…

Britain says Russia forced to merge, redeploy depleted units

(Reuters) - Russia has been forced to merge and redeploy depleted and disparate units from failed advances in northeast Ukraine, a British military update said on Saturday. "Shortcomings in Russian…

U.S. says Russian general put in charge of Ukraine to orchestrate brutality

(Reuters) - U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said on Sunday that he expects Russia's newly appointed general overseeing Ukraine, Alexander Dvornikov, to orchestrate crimes and brutality against Ukrainian civilians.…

UK says Russian forces have fully withdrawn from northern Ukraine

(Reuters) - Russian forces have now fully withdrawn from northern Ukraine to Belarus and Russia, British military intelligence said on Friday. At least some of these Russian forces will be…

Russia has withdrawn 2/3 of forces near Kyiv -U.S. official

By Phil Stewart and Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russia has repositioned about two thirds of its forces from around Kyiv, with many consolidating in Belarus where they are expected…

EU accuses Russian troops of committing atrocities in Ukrainian town Bucha

(Reuters) - The European Union on Sunday accused Russian troops of committing atrocities in the Kyiv region after the mayor of the town of Bucha said 300 residents had been…

Russia using church as staging ground for Kyiv assault -U.S. official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russian forces have established a deployment cite at a church northwest of Kyiv and are using it as a staging ground as part of their assault on…

UK says Ukraine has retaken villages of Sloboda, Lukashivka

(Reuters) - British military intelligence said on Friday Ukrainian forces have retaken the villages of Sloboda and Lukashivka to the south of Chernihiv and located along main supply routes between…

Kremlin ‘concerned’ about U.S. ‘complete misunderstanding’ of Putin

LONDON (Reuters) - Suggestions by U.S. officials that President Vladimir Putin's advisers are afraid to tell him awkward truths about Russia's military campaign in Ukraine show how little they understand…