Saturday, December 9, 2023

Topic: Ukraine Russia crisis

War crimes have been committed in Ukraine conflict, UN inquiry reveals

Almost seven months to the day since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, UN-appointed independent human rights investigators said that war crimes have indeed been committed in the conflict.

Ukraine: More than 14,000 casualties to date but ‘actual numbers are higher’

Nearly 5,800 people have been killed in the conflict in Ukraine and the situation of prisoners of war in Russian-held areas is “worrying”, the head of the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in the country said on Friday.

Nearly 1,000 children killed or injured in Ukraine but real number likely higher: UNICEF

Nearly 1,000 boys and girls have been killed or injured in the war in Ukraine, the head of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported, underscoring the urgent need for peace.

Russia, Ukraine sign UN-backed grain export deal

An “unprecedented agreement” on the resumption of Ukrainian grain exports via the Black Sea amid the ongoing war is “a beacon of hope” in a world that desperately needs it, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said at the signing ceremony in Istanbul, Türkiye, on Friday.

Winter in Ukraine will be worse: UNHCR chief

While the Russian military advance in eastern Ukraine continues to escalate, the UN refugee agency, UNCHR, on Thursday warned that the winter months are very likely to be extremely harsh on millions of people affected by the war.

NATO identifies Russia as its biggest threat

NATO has declared Russia the “most significant and direct threat” to its members’ peace and security.