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Ukraine War News 2022

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This page offers recent news about the war in Ukraine. Entries are listed in chronological order with the source and date used as entry headers. The featured photo at the top of this page is of the Motherland Monument in Kyiv. [Source]


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  • International Rescue Committee – Rescue.org [View]
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Netflix (26 Dec 2022)

“My Next Guest with David Letterman and Volodymyr Zelenskyy” — David Letterman travels to Kyiv, Ukraine, for an in-depth conversation with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in front of a small live audience. [Source]

Al Jazeera (22 Dec 2022)

“Russia accuses US of fighting proxy war in Ukraine” — The Kremlin has accused the United States of fighting a proxy war against Russia after Washington boosted military support for Ukraine and hosted President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on a historic visit. Zelenskyy enjoyed a hero’s welcome on his lightning trip to Washington on Wednesday, with his US counterpart Joe Biden committing to providing Kyiv with $1.8bn-worth of military equipment, including the highly-sought after Patriot missile defence system. [Source]

BBC (22 Dec 2022)

“Ukraine aid is investment not charity, President Zelensky tells US lawmakers” — Ukraine is “alive and kicking” and will never surrender, President Volodymyr Zelensky has said, in an address to US lawmakers on his first foreign trip since Russia’s invasion. US military aid to Ukraine was not charity, but an investment in global security for the future, Mr Zelensky said. His appeal comes amid signs US support is likely to face greater scrutiny by Republican lawmakers in Congress. But President Joe Biden vowed to stick by Ukraine “for as long as it takes”, pledging a new $2bn (£1.7bn) aid package and promising a further $45bn (£37bn). [Source]

FRANCE 24 (22 Dec 2022)

“Ukrainian President Zelensky addresses US Congress as war rages” — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky received a standing ovation from US lawmakers before addressing a joint session of Congress in Washington on Wednesday. The applause for Zelensky — who is on his first trip outside Ukraine since Russia invaded in February — lasted for more than two minutes. Ukrainian President vowed his country would never surrender to Russia as he addressed US Congress on Wednesday night. [Source]

FRANCE 24 (22 Dec 2022)

“Zelensky in Washington: Kremlin says ‘US is fighting proxy war against Russia'” — Volodymyr Zelenskiy getting a hero’s welcome from a joint session of the U-S Congress. The Kremlin reacts to the visit by accusing Washington of waging an indirect war against Russia. Listen to Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Peskov’s reaction and to FRANCE 24’s correspondent in Armenia Nick Holdsworth who tells us more. [Source]

Deutsche Welle (21 Dec 2022)

“Zelenskyy to visit US for talks with Biden” — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is traveling to Washington on Wednesday, to meet with US President Joe Biden and address the US Congress. This will be his first trip abroad since Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022. The White House confirmed the trip late on Tuesday. [Source]

ABC – Australia (15 Dec 2022)

“Russia targets Ukraine’s power grid as a bitterly cold winter sets in” — Ukraine’s president is warning his people could face the most difficult winter since WWII, after waves of Russian missile attacks targeting the nation’s power grid. Sean Rubinsztein-Dunlop reports from Kyiv. [Watch on YouTube]

Deutsche Welle (15 Dec 2022)

“Amid harsh winter and shelling in Ukraine, European leaders recognizes Soviet genocide” — Ukraine says Russian shelling has completely knocked out electricity and killed two people in Kherson. The southern city has been the target of repeated Russian attacks since it was recaptured by Ukrainian forces last month. Across Ukraine, Russian strikes on the energy network have left millions of people facing the harsh winter without heat or power. The European Parliament has called the Soviet Union’s policy that starved millions of Ukrainians to death a ‘genocide’. It’s approved a resolution that recognises the early 1930s Holodomor famine as a “deliberate policy of the Soviet regime, as genocide against the Ukrainian people.” [Source]

Deutsche Welle (15 Dec 2022)

“Many could be forced to return to the war if the Indian government doesn’t step in” — As the war broke out in Ukraine, the Indian government scrambled to evacuate the nearly 20,000 Indian students studying in the country. Thousands were brought back on special flights. Since their return, they’ve been trying to figure out a way to continue with their education. [Source]

Deutsche Welle (15 Dec 2022)

“War in Ukraine: Is Eastern Europe leading the continent’s response?” — Heavy fighting continues in eastern Ukraine – with drone and missile attacks on major cities and infrastructure. Russia’s President Putin is leading his war of aggression, no matter the cost. The war is bringing death and destruction to Ukraine, but it is also changing power structures in Europe. Poland and the Baltic states are gaining influence in the EU and NATO, many Eastern Europeans are taking responsibility and display leadership, while Western Europe appears hesitant. We ask: War in Ukraine: Is Eastern Europe leading the continents response? [Source]

Deutsche Welle (15 Dec 2022)

“What are the major challenges for Ukrainians arriving in Germany” — Russia’s invasion of Ukraine triggered a sudden and massive humanitarian exodus. Since February, more than one million Ukrainian men, women and children have registered with authorities in Germany. Now, a groundbreaking multi-year study is trying to document what they’ve been through. Researchers have interviewed thousands of Ukrainian refugees who are now in Germany. They’re trying to gain insights into the challenges of integration – such as the struggle to access services and to find school places for children – and they’re documenting the psychological impact of these experiences. [Source]

FRANCE 24 (15 Dec 2022)

“EU agrees on fresh sanctions against Russia over war in Ukraine” — The EU on Thursday agreed a fresh round of sanctions on Russia over the war in Ukraine, after complaints from hawkish eastern European leaders that some countries were trying to water them down. Diplomats said a compromise deal – thought to include targeting some 200 individuals – was reached on the sidelines of a leaders summit in Brussels and that the sanctions would be formally confirmed on Friday. Follow our live blog all for the latest developments. All times are Paris time (GMT+1). [Source]

FRANCE 24 (4 Dec 2022)

“Ukraine : People come and buy things, even without electricity” — In a grim sign of the energy crisis caused by Russian attacks on Ukraine’s electricity grid, nine people have been killed in fires over the past 24 hours as Ukrainians resorted to emergency generators, candles and gas cylinders in violation of safety rules to try to heat their homes after power outages. [Source]

Deutsche Welle (24 Nov 2022)

“Attacks on civilians and infrastructure: Has Russia become a ‘terrorist state’?” — Massacres, torture and kidnappings: the list of alleged war crimes committed by Russia is growing. Moscow’s military is relentlessly bombarding civilian infrastructure in Ukraine. Power is often out, people are freezing in their homes and shelters, hospitals are destroyed, doctors working to exhaustion. War crimes – or just the regrettable side effects of war? Meanwhile artillery barrages continue with undiminished force in the eastern Donbass province. [Source]

Deutsche Welle (19 Nov 2022)

“How the war turns Ukrainian cities into ghost towns” — The war in Ukraine has been grinding on since February, and this week saw a massive up tick in missile attacks by Russia. But Ukraine’s forces have been making spectacular gains, surprising many observers. Russian troops have retreated from several Ukrainian territories that they’d occupied for much of the year. [Source]

Deutsche Welle (18 Nov 2022)

“Power outages and freezing temperatures: Will Ukrainians have to leave their homes to survive?” — Russia’s airstrikes targeting Ukraine’s power grid have plunged countless people into darkness. Almost half of Ukraine’s entire power grid is now offline as a result of Russian attacks. That means millions are without power, water, or heat with winter knocking at the door. [Source]

Deutsche Welle (17 Nov 2022)

“Ukraine hit by uprecedented wave of air strikes targeting energy facilities” — Russia launched airstrikes across Ukraine on Thursday, hitting key infrastructure as well as residential areas. Ukrainian officials said at least four people had been killed and 11 others wounded in drone and missile strikes around the country. “They are shelling our gas production and our enterprises in Dnipro,” Prime Minister Denys Shmygal said at an economic forum. In Kyiv, officials said two cruise missiles had been shot down. Officials in the Black Sea port of Odesa also reported airstrikes. Ukrainian energy company Ukrenergo warned on Thursday of more power outages needed to preserve the electricity grid heading into winter. These power outages are “necessary measures to maintain the stability of the energy system after the sixth targeted missile attack” on infrastructure, the company said in a statement. The United Nations humanitarian office (OCHA) warned of a looming humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. [Source]

CBS News (15 Nov 2022)

“Ukraine says Russian missile strike targeted energy infrastructure nationwide” — Ukraine says a barrage of missile strikes by Russia targeted the country’s energy infrastructure and has left widespread blackouts across the nation. CBS News Foreign Correspondent Chris Livesay has the latest. [Source]

CBS News (13 Nov 2022)

“Ukrainian forces retake Kherson” — Ukrainian forces have retaken the city of Kherson following the withdrawal of Russian troops. Chris Livesay has more. “CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell” delivers the latest news and original reporting, and goes beyond the headlines with context and depth. Catch the “CBS Evening News” weeknights at 6:30 p.m. ET on the CBS Television Network and at 10 p.m. ET on the CBS News app. [Source]

BBC News (11 Nov 2022)

“What are Russians being told about the war in Ukraine?” — The Ukrainian army said it has made major gains over the last day around the port city of Kherson, after Russia announced its withdrawal from the southern city. Ukrainian troops have reportedly taken back the key town of Snihurivka, 50km (30 miles) to the north of Kherson. Kyiv has also claimed big pushes on two fronts near Kherson, including advances of 7km in some places. Russia said it has started to exit the city – its top gain in the invasion – but the process could take weeks. [Source]

NBC News (8 Nov 2022)

“Russia Disputes Heavy Losses After ‘Incomprehensible’ Battle In Ukraine” — Russian officials are pushing back against a report allegedly from an elite marine unit that says they suffered major causalities during an “incomprehensible” battle in Ukraine. NBC News’ Molly Hunter reports from Kyiv. [Source]

CBC News (26 Oct 2022)

“How Ukraine built an ‘army of drones’ to fight Russia” — To combat Russia’s immense military power, Ukraine has built an army of drones, turning everyday aerial vehicles into military weapons that have helped change the momentum of this war. [Source]

CBC News (19 Oct 2022)

“NATO surveillance plane watches Russia’s activity in Ukraine” — CBC’s David Common gets rare access to NATO’s sophisticated surveillance aircraft that monitors Russian war activity in and around Ukraine, and provides information to allies, allowing Ukraine to quickly respond. [Source]

CBC News (10 Jul 2022)

“‘Putin’s oldest enemy’ has advice for Western leaders” — Mikhail Khodorkovsky was once the richest man in Russia until he challenged Vladimir Putin and was sent to jail for 10 years. Now, he has advice for Western leaders trying to deal with his former adversary, telling CBC’s Terence McKenna that a show of strength is key. [Source]

WSJ (6 Jul 2022)

“Russia’s T-72 Tank Has a Crucial Vulnerability, Complicating Moscow’s Ukraine War” — Many Russian tanks have a design feature that leads to an explosion and blows off the top. The ongoing war in Ukraine has put this vulnerability and the future of one of the world’s most popular tanks, the T-72, on public display. [Source]

Vox (2 Mar 2022)

“Putin’s war on Ukraine, explained” — On February 24th, Russia launched a military invasion of Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin called it a “special military operation,” but the scale of the attack shows this is a full-scale war that has already caused more than 100 casualties and forced more than half a million Ukrainians to flee their homes. Ukraine and Russia’s conflict goes back to 2014, when Russia invaded and annexed Crimea and Russian-backed separatist forces took over parts of southeastern Ukraine’s Donbas region. But to understand the full context behind the invasion, it’s important to go even farther back, to the time when Europe’s current-day divisions began, and see how that shaped Europe’s power balance today. [Source]

By Greg Johnson

Greg Johnson is a freelance writer and tech consultant in Iowa City. He is also the founder and Director of the ResourcesForLife.com website. Learn more at AboutGregJohnson.com