Ukraine to receive $1.5bn in support package from World Bank.

World Bank says its helping Ukraine provide critical services, including paying wages for hospital workers. Updated by Faith Barbara Namagembe at 1134 EAT on Wednesday 13 April 2022. The World Bank is preparing a $1.5bn support package for war-torn Ukraine and plans to aid developing countries struggling to keep up with surging food and energy…

Opinion: Is Putin banking on an endless war?

Opinion by Richard Galant Updated 0419 GMT (1219 HKT) April 4, 2022 Last week, missile attacks continued to pound Ukraine’s cities, despite a claim by the Russians that they were refocusing their strategy on warfare in the eastern part of the country. No one knows how the war will unfold and either side could win,…

Ukraine Retakes Whole Kyiv Region As Russian Troops Pull Back

By Musisi Yiga John @razzo_ug Updated at 0828 EAT on 03 April 2022. Ukraine’s defence ministry says its forces have seized control of the Kyiv region from Russian troops as officials warned that the departing soldiers were creating a “catastrophic” situation for civilians by leaving behind mines. The announcement on Saturday marks the first time…

Boris Plans Face-To-Face Meeting With Biden To Plot Ukraine Endgame

By Musisi Yiga John Updated at 1316 EAT on 18th March 2022. Boris Johnson is planning a face-to-face meeting with Joe Biden to plot the endgame’ in Ukraine after crisis rejuvenated the Special Relationship. The PM is expected to hold talks with the US president at a Nato summit in Brussels next week, amid speculation that Britain…

War in Ukraine: Russian forces accused of abducting second mayor

Updated at 1634 EAT on Sunday 13 March 2022 Edited By KIGGWE MOSES Ukraine’s government has accused the Russian military of abducting another mayor in an area that it has captured. Yevhen Matveyev was seized in the southern town of Dniprorudne, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba tweeted, accusing Russia of “terror” tactics. Earlier, Russia installed…

Ukrainian woman aged 90 relives painful memories.

Retired nurse Nadia Tyvoniuk says Russia’s war represents the second time Moscow has invaded Ukraine in her lifetime. Published by Faith Barbara Namagembe at 1615 EAT on Friday 10/03/2022. Kyiv, Ukraine – For 90-year-old Nadia Tyvoniuk, the current war in her country represents the second Russian invasion she has witnessed in her long life. On February…

Russia Ukraine war: Two weeks that changed the world.

By Adam Bukenya Updated at 2126 EAT What you need to know: Russian President Vladimir Putin announces a “special military operation” to “demilitarise and de-nazify” Ukraine and support Moscow-backed separatists in the east. Russia invaded Ukraine in the early hours of February 24, setting off the worst conflict in Europe in decades. We look back on…

Top Russia, Ukraine diplomats in Turkey for first talks.

Negotiations mediated by Ankara are the first high-level contact between the two sides since Moscow’s invasion of its ex-Soviet neighbour. Published by Faith Barbara Namagembe at 1127 EAT on Thursday 10/03/2022. The foreign ministers of Russia and Ukraine are set for face-to-face talks in Turkey in the first high-level contact between the two sides since…

Ukraine will not forgive Russia for invasion, shelling: Zelenskyy.

Published by Faith Barbara Namagembe at 1232 EAT on Monday 7/03/3022. President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says Ukraine will not forgive Russia for all the casualties and sufferings the war it started had caused, accusing Russian forces of targeting civilians. Zelenskyy made the comments during an address on “Forgiveness Sunday” – a special religious day on which,…