Kramatorsk attack: Russian missile attack sends terrified civilians looking for shelter

Kramatorsk attack: Russian missile attack sends terrified civilians looking for shelter

Kramatorsk, Ukraine CNN — A new barrage of rockets swept through the eastern Ukraine city of Kramatorsk on Thursday, sending flames and thick plumes into the sky as screaming civilians rushed for shelter. A CNN team had just arrived and heard the first incoming attack on Kramatorsk. CNN saw the second strike, with two strikes … Read more

Russian Wagner prison fighter used ride-sharing to flee war in Ukraine

Russian Wagner prison fighter used ride-sharing to flee war in Ukraine

Prisoners recruited by the Russian Wagner Group to fight in Ukraine seem increasingly to realize that they have been duped and that no one ever counted on bringing them back alive. A prisoner recruited by the group in November has gone into hiding from his squad in Ukraine’s Luhansk region and fled by bus and … Read more

Ukraine gets a cold shoulder over rapid accession to the EU – POLITICO

Ukraine gets a cold shoulder over rapid accession to the EU – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. Top EU leaders are traveling to Ukraine this week, but they won’t promise the war-torn country can join the bloc any time soon. Brussels is expected to pour cold water on Ukraine’s hopes of joining the EU soon at a two-day summit in Kiev, … Read more

Russia is preparing for ‘maximum escalation’ in the war, Ukraine says

Russia is preparing for ‘maximum escalation’ in the war, Ukraine says

CNN — Russia is gearing up for a “maximum escalation” of the war in Ukraine, possibly as early as the next few weeks, according to a top Ukrainian national security official. “These will be defining months in the war,” Oleksiy Danilov, secretary of Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council, told Sky News in an interview … Read more

Orbán tells Ukraine to stop – POLITICO

Orbán tells Ukraine to stop – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. BUDAPEST – Viktor Orbán wants Ukraine to give up. As Ukrainian flags fly over European capitals and Western tanks rush to Ukraine’s aid, the Hungarian Prime Minister openly questions Ukraine’s viability as a sovereign state. In Budapest, his government has lined the streets with … Read more

Vladimir Putin is not crazy, but ‘radically rational’ says former French president – ​​POLITICO

Vladimir Putin is not crazy, but ‘radically rational’ says former French president – ​​POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. PARIS — Vladimir Putin is a “radically rational” leader who is betting Western countries will get tired of supporting Ukraine and agree to a negotiated end to the conflict that will benefit Russia, former French president François Hollande told POLITICO. Hollande, who served from … Read more

Lula from Brazil insults Olaf Scholz with comments about the war in Ukraine – POLITICO

Lula from Brazil insults Olaf Scholz with comments about the war in Ukraine – POLITICO

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Brazil’s newly inaugurated President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva exchanged views late Monday night over who is responsible for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, as the latter suggested Kiev could also be at fault. Scholz arrived in the capital Brasília late Monday as part of a South American trip aimed at … Read more

On the front lines of the Ukrainian war, troops say Russia is treating men like meat in the battle for Bakhmut

On the front lines of the Ukrainian war, troops say Russia is treating men like meat in the battle for Bakhmut

Bakhmut, Eastern Ukraine — The city of Bakhmut was home to about 70,000 people before it was on the front lines of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s unprovoked war to seize Ukrainian territory. Nearly 12 months of war have left Bakhmut barely recognizable. Once known for its sparkling wine, the small town has been reduced to … Read more

Eurozone GDP Q4 2022

Eurozone GDP Q4 2022

The latest eurozone growth figures are out as the ECB considers what to do next. Nurphoto | Nurphoto | Getty Images The eurozone beat expectations on Tuesday by showing positive growth in the last quarter of 2022 and easing fears of a potential regional recession. Preliminary figures from Eurostat released on Tuesday showed that the … Read more

The IMF raises the global growth forecast as inflation cools

The IMF raises the global growth forecast as inflation cools

The IMF has revised its outlook for the global economy upwards. Norberto Duarte | Afp | Getty Images The International Monetary Fund on Monday revised its global growth forecasts upward for the year, but warned that higher interest rates and the Russian invasion of Ukraine are likely to still weigh on activity. In its latest … Read more