Ukraine war: ‘Mad panic’ as Russia evacuates town near Zaporizhzhia plant

Russia has sparked a “mad panic” as it evacuates a town near the contested Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, a Ukrainian official says. Russia has told people to leave 18 settlements in the Zaporizhzhia region, including Enerhodar near the plant, ahead of Kyiv’s anticipated offensive. The Ukrainian mayor of Melitopol, Ivan Fedorov, said there were five-hour…

Russia’s war in Ukraine: After a year of conflict, what next?

Updated by Faith Barbara Namagembe at 2304 EAT on Wednesday 22 February 2023. In a year, thousands of Ukrainian civilians and troops on both sides have been killed in Russia’s war, and tensions between Moscow and the West have risen to an all-time high. On Tuesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin defended the invasion  he ordered on February.24….