War in Ukraine - Humanitarian

UN nuclear agency resolution seeks Russian retreat from Ukraine atomic plant

The UN nuclear agency's board of governors on Thursday asked Russia to withdraw its troops from Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, two diplomats said.

How many must die? Pope blasts Russia war, appeals for peace

Pope Francis told the Russian Orthodox hierarchy and other faith leaders Wednesday that religion must never be used to justify the ``evil'' of war, and asked at an outdoor Mass in Kazakhstan, ``How many deaths will it take?'' for peace to prevail in Ukraine.

Ukraine officials blame Russia for blackouts across east of country

Officials in east Ukraine on Sunday blamed Russian attacks on key facilities for widespread blackouts that hit large areas of the country where Kyiv's forces have been making gains in a counter-offensive.

It's back to school in Ukraine - but far from normal

It was the first day of school in Ukraine on Thursday but children weren't sharing memories of fun vacations with their families. Their stories were of surviving war. For many, their last day of school was the day before the Feb. 24 Russian invasion of their country.

UK medic killed while volunteering in Ukraine

A British man has been killed in war-torn Ukraine while volunteering as a medic, the foreign ministry said Thursday.

In Photos: Kids reflect on war at bombed school in Ukraine

Like children everywhere, returning to school in Ukraine comes with the excitement of reconnecting with friends mixed with an apprehension of teachers’ demands.

Russian paratrooper flees to France denouncing army 'chaos'

Suddenly notorious for a scathing first-person account of the war in Ukraine published online, Russian paratrooper Pavel Filatiev arrived in France seeking political asylum Sunday after quitting his country for fear of reprisals.

First grain shipment departs Ukraine for war-torn Yemen: UN

The first vessel carrying grain from Ukraine to conflict-torn Yemen since the war started in Europe departed a Black Sea port on Tuesday, the U.N. food agency said. The move will help ease one of the world's worst humanitarian crises.

Lithuania eyes possible regional ban on Russian visas

Lithuania could seek a 'regional solution' for banning Russian tourists if EU member states fail to agree on a bloc-wide sanction, Lithuania's foreign minister said Tuesday.

Ukraine war having 'devastating knock-on effects': Red Cross

The Ukraine conflict is stretching the entire humanitarian system and could have lasting impacts on the ability of organisations to tackle emergencies worldwide, the Red Cross warned Tuesday.

Six months on, Ukraine fights war, faces painful aftermath

Danyk Rak enjoys riding his bike, playing soccer and quiet moments with the family's short-legged dog and two white cats, Pushuna and Lizun, but at age 12, his childhood has been abruptly cut short. His family's home was destroyed and his mother seriously wounded as Russian forces bombarded Kyiv's suburbs and surrounding towns in a failed effort to seize the capital.

'Time stopped': Ukrainians long to go home as war drags on

On March 8, nearly two weeks after Russia invaded Ukraine, Taisiia Mokrozub took her infant son, parted from her husband and joined an exodus to safety in Poland. She believed the war would end quickly and she would be home by May.

On Ukraine's front line, a fight to save premature babies: AP report

Echoing down the corridors of eastern Ukraine's Pokrovsk Perinatal Hospital are the loud cries of tiny Veronika.

Russian crops, fertiliser must move 'unimpeded': UN chief

Russian fertilisers and agricultural products must be able to reach world markets "unimpeded" or a global food crisis could strike as early as next year, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said Saturday.

US buying big Ukraine grain shipment for hungry regions: UN

The United States is stepping up to buy about 150,000 metric tons of grain from Ukraine in the next few weeks for an upcoming shipment of food aid from ports no longer blockaded by war, the World Food Program chief has told The Associated Press.

Ukrainians flee grim life in Russian-occupied Kherson

It was early one morning when life under Russian occupation became too much for Volodymyr Zhdanov: Rocket fire aimed at Ukrainian forces struck near his home in the city of Kherson, terrifying one of his two children.

Ukrainian evacuees find shelter in Zaporizhzhia

After crossing the front line in Ukraine, Iryna Tyshenko, a 35-year-old woman from the southern region of Kherson, is recovering as she holds a small dragon toy that she made herself.

In Ukraine, rebuilding starts with neighbors' help

As battles raged around Kyiv, one Russian advance was stopped in front of Maria Metla's home. Artillery gutted most of the house, while the rest was pulverized by tank fire.

Ukrainian minister says Russia blocking access to medicines

Ukraine's health minister has accused Russian authorities of committing a crime against humanity by blocking access to affordable medicines in areas its forces have occupied since invading the country 5 1/2 months ago.

Community tensions split tug-of-war towns in eastern Ukraine

When Nadiya Gorbunova speaks about her neighbours -- queuing at a post office in the Ukrainian town of Mykolaivka -- she crosses the street and lowers her voice.

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