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Two Russian missile strike have hit the center of Kharkiv, the administrative capital of the Kharkiv region in Ukraine’s northeast. Out of the two missiles, one missile stroke the residential building, informed the local officials. Kharkiv governor Oleh Synehubov said, “A residential building in the city center was hit. A fire broke out. So far, three victims are known: a 54-year-old woman and two men aged 51 and 55.” He said the woman was hospitalized with shrapnel wounds. Read more Ukraine latest news

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The President of Ukraine announced in a video speech that he has Strips Citizenship from former government officials of Viktor Yanukovych who support Russia in its war with Ukraine and hold Russian citizenship. “I have signed the appropriate documents to take another step towards protecting and purging our state of individuals on the side of the aggressor,” said the President of Ukraine. Sources say that the list of individuals whose citizenship has been revoked includes former ministers of interior, finance, education and science, former head of the presidential administration, and the former head of the Security Service of Ukraine. Read…

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Around 16 children aged between 7-16 from Kherson deported by Russians in Crimea on the pretext of ‘rehabilitation’ have returned back to Ukraine. Volunteers from the charity fund Save Ukraine have evacuated the children to their homeland. In total, 14 families managed to bring their children home. The Ukrainian children had not seen their relatives for several months; some for almost a year, and some since October. All of them were transported to Russian cities (such as Yeysk in the Krasnodar Krai), temporarily occupied Crimea (to Feodosia and Yevpatoria) and Kherson Oblast (to occupied Henichesk). Mykola Kuleba, former children’s ombudsman…

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Dozens Freed in Russian-Ukrainian prisoners of war were recent prisoner swaps, as announced by officials from both sides. According to top Ukrainian presidential aide Andriy Yermak, 116 Ukrainians were released, including troops who fought in the siege of Mariupol, guerrilla fighters from the Kherson region and snipers captured in the ongoing battles for the city of Bakhmut. The Russian Defense Ministry announced that 63 Russian troops had returned from Ukraine, including some “special category” prisoners whose release was secured through mediation by the United Arab Emirates. The statement did not provide any information about these special-category captives. In the meantime,…

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Portugal Prime Minister Antonio Costa said on Saturday that his country will send Leopard tanks to Ukraine, without specifying how many will be shipped. Costa added that Portugal is in discussions with Germany to obtain the components required for the repair of several Leopard tanks in Portugal’s inventory of the weapon. During a trip to the Central African Republic, Costa said, “We are currently working to be able to dispense some of our tanks. I know how many tanks will be (sent to Ukraine) but that will be announced at the appropriate time.” The head of the Portuguese armed forces,…

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Emergency power outages continue to operate in Ukraine’s Odesa and its neighbouring regions, said DTEK Ukrainian electricity company. According to the DTEK’s statement, emergency power outages are prevalent throughout the region as a result of the missile attack on Odesa, which occurred on January 26. “In connection with the large-scale accident at the Ukrenergo NEK @NPCUkrenergo substation, the Suvorivskyi, Primorskyi, and Malinovskyi districts of Odesa and part of the Odesa district were temporarily cut off,” DTEK said, adding that its energy workers are working on fixing the issue. Customers have been asked to reduce their electricity consumption as much as…

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US Republican senator Senator Ted Cruz. plans to introduce a bill that will prohibit the US administration from renewing licenses allowing cooperation between Russia and Iran in the field of nuclear energy – Washington Free Beacon, citing sources in the government. According to Caliber, the bill was proposed by Senator Ted Cruz. The initiative is expected to receive broad bipartisan support as Congress hopes to punish Russia for using Iranian weapons in Ukraine. The purpose of the bill is to ban Russian participation in work at several Iranian nuclear facilities, including the ongoing reconstruction and modernization of the Arak nuclear…

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Ursula Von der Leyen, President of European Commission said that European Union (EU) is in intentions to introduce the 10th package of anti-Russian sanctions before February 24, the anniversary of the special military operation in Ukraine. Von der Leyen said during her visit to Kiev that, “By the 24th of February – exactly one year since the invasion started – we aim to have the 10th package of sanctions in place”. According to Von der Leyen, existing sanctions too weakens the Russian economy in a big way. She hopes that price cap on Russian oil costs Moscow around 160 million…

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Ministry of Defense Reznikov at a meeting with EU representatives in Kyiv said Ukraine would not strike with long-range missiles on the territory of Russia. The minister noted that Ukraine is ready to coordinate its actions with partners and give guarantees that long-range artillery received from Western countries will not be used to strike at Russia. “We have enough targets in the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine and are ready to coordinate targets with our partners,” Reznikov stressed. The E.U. leaders will take part in a wartime summit with Ukraine, which Kyiv hopes will help its bid to become a…

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“Ukraine needs to transfer all types of weapons, except for nuclear weapons, to defend against Russian aggression,” the newly elected President of the Czech Republic, Petr Pavel said in a statement. Pavel called on allies to show “no limits” on military aid that is sent to Ukraine. “When it comes to conventional weapons, I really can see no reason for any limits. Ukraine cannot fight a tough opponent like this without armoured technologies, unmanned aerial vehicles, artillery and longer-range rockets, but maybe also supersonic aircraft,” Pavel said. Pavel, who is also a retired Nato general, had earlier said that Ukraine…

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