Ukraine war: Russian tactics on eastern front ‘crazy’, says Zelensky

Ukraine war Russian tactics on eastern front 'crazy', says Zelensky

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has accused Russian commanders of “craziness” in their efforts to capture the eastern town of Bakhmut. The town – which sits in the Donetsk region and had a pre-war population of 70,000 – has been the center of Russian attacks for months. Despite a looming Ukrainian advance on the key city of Kherson, Mr. Zelensky said the attacks continued in force. Taking the town would be a symbolic victory for Russia. “This is where the craziness of the Russian command is most evident,” Mr Zelensky said…

Ukraine war: Russia railway station strike kills 22, injures dozens

Ukraine war: A Russian rocket strike on a Ukrainian train station has killed 22 people, Ukraine says, on the day marking six months since Moscow’s invasion began. It says five of the victims of the attack in the eastern town of Chaplyne burnt to death in a vehicle. An 11-year-old boy also was killed. President Volodymyr Zelensky announced the strike in the middle of a UN Security Council meeting. He said about 50 people were injured. Russia has so far made no comment. It has repeatedly denied targeting civilian infrastructure.…

Kherson: Ukraine stepping up counter offensive to retake city – sources

Ukraine’s campaign to retake the occupied Kherson region is “gathering pace,” Western military sources say. A key bridge into the city of Kherson is now out of action after Ukrainian forces struck it with long-range rockets originally supplied by the US. It means thousands of Russian troops are now in danger of being cut off from the rest of the occupied territory. Strategically located west of the Dnipro River, the city was the first in the war to fall to Moscow’s forces. Ukrainian forces fired at Kherson’s Antonivskiy Bridge using…

Russia Strikes Ukrainian Ammunition Depot, Claims To Destroy 100 US-made HIMARS Missiles

In a major development, the Russian Defence Ministry, on Wednesday, claimed its forces destroyed over 100 US-made HIMARS rockets on July 24. In a major development, the Russian Defence Ministry claimed its forces destroyed over 100 US-made HIMARS rockets that were sent to Ukraine on July 24. According to the statement released by the ministry, Russian Aerospace Forces targetted an ammunition depot near the settlement of Lyubimovka, Dnepropetrovsk region on Sunday and destroyed more than 100 US-made long-range weapons. “On July 24, a strike by Russia’s Aerospace Forces on an ammunition…

First stage of military operation in Ukraine complete, main goal to ‘liberate’ Donbas, says Russia

The ‘first stage’ of Russia’s military operation in Ukraine is now complete, according to a top Russian general. Colonel General Sergei Rudskoy, first deputy chief of Russia’s General Staff, said at a briefing on Friday, “In general, the main tasks of the first stage of the operation have been completed. The combat potential of the armed forces of Ukraine has been significantly reduced, allowing us, I emphasise again, to focus the main efforts on achieving the main goal – the liberation of Donbas.” Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin had said…

96-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor Killed When Russian Forces Hit His Ukraine Home

Boris Romantschenko lived through four Nazi death camps. He was killed Friday by a Russian strike on his apartment building in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv Boris Romantschenko, a Holocaust survivor who lived through four Nazi concentration camps, was killed Friday when Russians shelled his apartment building in the city of Kharkiv, the Buchenwald and Mittelbau-Dora Memorials Foundation announced Monday. He was 96. “We are horrified by the violent death of Boris Romantschenko in the war in Ukraine,” the foundation says in a statement emailed to PEOPLE. “A bullet hit…

Tesla, SpaceX Facing Significant Inflation Pressure: Elon Musk

Elon Musk in a tweet also asked about the inflation rate outlook and said his companies “are not alone”, retweeting an article saying the Ukraine-Russia conflict sent commodity prices to their highest levels since 2008. Tesla Inc Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said on Sunday the U.S. electric carmaker and his rocket company SpaceX are facing significant inflationary pressure in raw materials and logistics.Musk in a tweet also asked about the inflation rate outlook and said his companies “are not alone”, retweeting an article saying the Ukraine-Russia conflict sent commodity…

Visa, Mastercard Suspend Operations in Russia Over Ukraine Invasion

Russia-Ukraine war news: US payments firms Visa Inc and Mastercard Inc said that they are suspending operations in Russia over the invasion of Ukraine. US payments firms Visa Inc (V.N) and Mastercard Inc on Saturday said they were suspending operations in Russia over the invasion of Ukraine, and that they would work with clients and partners to cease all transactions there. Within days, all transactions initiated with Visa cards issued in Russia will no longer work outside of the country and any Visa cards issued outside of Russia will no…

Russia-Ukraine conflict: What role do cyberattacks play?

Hackers had launched a distributed denial-of-service attack, known as DDoS, in which servers are flooded with illegitimate requests so that the infrastructure is overwhelmed and crashes. It was like a war before the war. The very same day that Russian groups invaded Ukrainian territory, important Kyiv government websites were suddenly inaccessible — including that of the parliament, government, Foreign Ministry, and other state institutions. Hackers had launched a distributed denial-of-service attack, known as DDoS, in which servers are flooded with illegitimate requests so that the infrastructure is overwhelmed and crashes.…

Russia-Ukraine Conflict: Moody’s Says Global Oil, Natural Gas Prices May See Sharp Rise

Global oil and liquified natural gas (LNG) costs are likely to determine a sharp rise in the event of a Russia-Ukraine conflict, that would have negative implications for net energy importers, Moody’s Investors Service said on Wednesday. Moody’s Investors Service Managing Director Michael Taylor said trade effects are possible to arise from import diversion and diversification, although there could be opportunities for commodities producers in Central Asia to increase provide to China. Supply chain bottlenecks can also be aggravated, adding to inflation pressures in the region. Tensions are escalating between…