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Russia's Special Operation in Ukraine
On February 24, 2022 Russia launched a special military operation in Ukraine, aiming to liberate the Donbass region where the people's republics of Donetsk and Lugansk had been living under regular attacks from Kiev's forces.
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Moscow started a special military operation in Ukraine on 24 February 2022 after the people's republics of Donetsk and Lugansk asked for help in protecting their citizens against increased attacks from Ukraine.
Russia has been targeting infrastructure on which the Ukrainian military relies since 10 October, in retaliation for Kiev's terrorist attacks, including an assault on the Crimean Bridge, carried out by Ukrainian intelligence services.
Over the past months, air raid alerts have sounded throughout Ukraine every day, with many parts of the country experiencing power cuts.
On 9 March, Russia's armed forces have delivered a massive missile attack on the military infrastructure of Ukraine in response to the terrorist attack organized by Kiev in the Bryansk region.
After Russia started its special military operation in Ukraine, Western countries plied Kiev with military aid.
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03:11 GMT 11.03.2023
Ukrainian soldiers fire at Russian positions from a U.S.-supplied M777 howitzer - Sputnik International, 1920, 11.03.2023
US Lawmaker: Washington Wants Russia to Lose in Ukraine But Not 'Too Badly'
02:37 GMT 11.03.2023
A Russian Su-35S fighter jet fires what appears to be an R-37M ultra-long-range air-to-air missile in a promotional video by the Russian Ministry of Defense - Sputnik International, 1920, 11.03.2023
Russia's Special Operation in Ukraine
New Russian R-37M Missile Shows High Efficiency Against Ukrainian Air Targets - Source
02:16 GMT 11.03.2023
UAE Reportedly Sends More Aid to Ukraine
00:08 GMT 11.03.2023
Zelensky Introduces New Sanctions Against Russian Individuals, Entities - Reports
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has introduced sanctions against Russian national lottery Sportloto, a number of bookmakers "linked to Russia," as well as individuals from Russia, Ukrainian media report, citing a new presidential decree.

SportBet, Betcity, and Matchbet are among the bookmakers "linked to Russia," that have been sanctioned, the Klymenko Time news outlet said.

According to the Ukrayinska Pravda newspaper, a total of 287 entities and 120 individuals were targeted with the new restrictive measures. Among the sanctioned individuals, there are reportedly citizens of Russia, Cyprus, the United Kingdom, Poland, Turkey and the Netherlands.

At the end of last month, Zelensky imposed sanctions on a number of Russian athletes and certain Russian organizations, including those linked to Yevgeny Prigozhin, the head of the Wagner Group private military company. The Russian Red Cross Society has also been sanctioned, as well as Russian commissioners for children's rights.
22:18 GMT 10.03.2023
Air Raid Sirens Sound Off in Kiev-Controlled Zaporozhye - Online Map
20:22 GMT 10.03.2023
Canada's Foreign Minister Melanie Joly attends the G20 foreign ministers' meeting in New Delhi Thursday, March 2, 2023. - Sputnik International, 1920, 10.03.2023
Xi Must Call Zelensky if China Wants Peace for Russia, Ukraine, Says Canadian FM
18:04 GMT 10.03.2023
Russia Requests UNSC Meeting on Russophobia in Ukraine and in the West on March 14
17:49 GMT 10.03.2023
Kiev Pechersk Lavra - Sputnik International, 1920, 10.03.2023
Moscow: US Can No Longer Turn a Blind Eye to Kiev's Persecution Against Ukrainian Orthodox Church
17:42 GMT 10.03.2023
Orban Believes West 'Very Close' to Seriously Discussing Prospect of Sending Forces to Ukraine
BUDAPEST (Sputnik) - Western countries are very close to seriously discussing the prospect of sending allied troops to Ukraine, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said.
According to Orban, the leaders of the Western world are suffering from "war fever" and "sending more and more dangerous weapons to Ukraine," as the sending of fighter jets to Kiev, which used to be "considered taboo," is already on the agenda.
"I think we are very close to suggesting, in all seriousness, that the soldiers of Ukraine's allied countries cross the border and enter the territory of Ukraine," Orban said on Kossuth radio. "The world has never been so close to so that from a local war — after all, it was about Lugansk and Donetsk — a world war would turn out. The likelihood of this is growing from day to day."
Orban said earlier that European countries were "like sleepwalkers on a roof" constantly teetering on the brink of war with Russia. In fact, an indirect war, he said, is already underway, as the West is supplying ever more lethal weapons to Kiev and may even go as far as sending "peacekeeping troops." According to the speaker of the Hungarian Parliament, Laszlo Kover, a number of EU and NATO countries sent Ukraine $60 billion worth of lethal weapons, which made them parties to the conflict.
17:42 GMT 10.03.2023
Canada Bans Imports of Russian Steel, Aluminum
13:13 GMT 10.03.2023
Tor-M2U Surface-to-Air Missile system in Action during Special Military Operation
11:21 GMT 10.03.2023
Ukrainian Military Reportedly Deploys US 'Smart Bomb' for Fist Time Near Artemovsk
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Ukrainian armed forces have possibly deployed a Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM), also known as a "smart bomb," near the city of Artemovsk (Bakhmut) for the first time since the beginning of Russia's special military operation, Ukrainian media reported on Friday.
In December, US media reported that the White House was planning to supply Ukraine with advanced electronic equipment to convert unguided aerial munitions into high-precision "smart bombs" to target Russia's military positions. The delivery reportedly included global positioning devices that could be mounted onto a variety of arms and create what the US Defense Department called JDAM.
11:20 GMT 10.03.2023
Russian MoD Delivers Daily Briefing on Special Op
▪️The Russian military has eliminated 400 Ukrainian planes since the beginning of special military operation;
▪️The Russian Army eliminated more than 120 Ukrainian servicemen in the Donetsk direction;
▪️The Russian Aerospace Forces shot down a Ukrainian Air Force Su-27 aircraft near Maryinka in DPR;
▪️Ukrainian losses in the Krasny Liman direction amounted to 120 Ukrainian personnel and four pieces of military equipment;
▪️In the South Donetsk and Zaporozhye directions, Russian forces destroyed over 50 Ukrainian servicemen;
▪️Russian missile troops and artillery destroyed a Ukrainian S-300 air defense missile system in the DPR;
▪️Russian troops neutralized 20 Ukrainian servicemen and a Gvozdika self-propelled howitzer in the Kherson direction;
▪️The Russian Army eliminated up to 40 Ukrainian servicemen in the Kupyansk direction;
▪️Russian air defenses intercepted nine HIMARS multiple-launch rocket system projectiles and seven Ukrainian UAVs.
11:19 GMT 10.03.2023
Pope Francis Calls Ukraine Conflict Part of World War Between Empires
ROME (Sputnik) - Pope Francis said on Friday that the Ukraine conflict is part of a world war that began some time ago, in which the imperialistic interests of major powers collide.
"In just over a hundred years, there have been three world wars: 1914-1918, 1939-1945, and this one, which is a world war. It started with little pieces, and now no one can say that this is not a world war. All major powers are drawn into it. The battlefield is Ukraine. Everyone is fighting there," he said in an interview with a Swiss broadcaster RSI.
The Pope also said that there were "imperialistic interests, not only of the Russian empire, but also of empires from other sides," adding that it was the imperialistic interests that downplayed the interests of peoples.
11:17 GMT 10.03.2023
Next Rotation of IAEA Experts at ZNPP Scheduled for Early April - Rosenergoatom
MELITOPOL (Sputnik) - The next rotation of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) experts at the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant (ZNPP) is scheduled for early April, but Kiev may disrupt the change of specialists, Renat Karchaa, a spokesman for Rosenergoatom, a subsidiary of Russian state nuclear energy corporation Rosatom, told Sputnik.
"Usually the rotation period is a month, plus or minus a few days. If you follow this schedule, then the rotation should occur in early April. We never had a problem with rotation before. There were problems with the last rotation. Accordingly, it is very difficult to say for sure whether there will be a rotation on time or they [Ukrainians] will again try to disrupt the shift," Karchaa said.
The spokesman assessed the possibility of provocations by the Ukrainian forces as "very high."
"[Kiev] may stage a forceful action via the participation of sabotage and reconnaissance groups or in some other way, we are waiting for this at any time. I estimate the degree of probability of provocations as very high," Karchaa added.
On Thursday, Vladimir Rogov, a senior official of the Zaporizhzhia regional administration, told Sputnik that Ukraine had cut off the last power transmission line supporting the ZNPP, and the plant had now switched to diesel generators. Two out of the plant's six units initiated so-called cold shutdowns.
Located on the left bank of the Dnepr River, the ZNPP is the largest nuclear power plant in Europe by number of units and output. It went under the control of Russian forces in early March 2022 and has since been repeatedly shelled by Ukrainian troops, raising concerns over a possible nuclear accident.
11:09 GMT 10.03.2023
Russian GRAD MLRS Hit Ukrainian Positions During Special Military Operation
11:02 GMT 10.03.2023
Finland Pledges $31Mln in Non-Military Aid for Ukraine: Foreign Ministry
Finland has granted Ukraine's request and allocated 29 million euros ($31 million) for humanitarian and radiation safety aid, the Finnish Foreign Ministry said on Friday.
"Ukraine has requested support from Finland, particularly to meet the immediate and longer-term needs related to education, the environment and radiation safety. Finland will provide Ukraine with EUR 29 million in humanitarian assistance and development cooperation support," the statement read.
The package includes 15 million euros toward humanitarian aid and 14 million euros toward development cooperation.
"We must combat war fatigue. To cope with this crisis, people need food, shelter and medication, and children need to get to school," Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Ville Skinnari said.
Parts of the funding will be channeled through Finnish civil society organizations and international organizations, including 5 million euros through the Ukraine Humanitarian Fund of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and 5.4 million euros through the World Food Programme and the International Committee of the Red Cross.
09:53 GMT 10.03.2023
Kremlin on Calls in Kiev for Dialogue With Russia: Sober Approaches Exist in Ukraine
Despite the flows of hatred in Ukraine, there still remain sober approaches to future relations with Russia, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday.

On Thursday, Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council Secretary Oleksiy Danilov said that there is an increase in the number of Ukrainians advocating peace talks with Russia, calling it a "dangerous trend."

"Despite all the propaganda flows filled with hatred for Russia ... glimpses of sober thinking and approaches to the future of our bilateral relations still persist in the country, and they are inevitable," Peskov told reporters.
09:44 GMT 10.03.2023
'We're Neighbors': Kremlin Assures Future Russia-Ukraine Relationship Inevitable
07:49 GMT 10.03.2023
Air Raid Warnings Issued Across Ukraine
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