Many people have also fled ... This information could not be verified at first ... So far, the pro-Russian separatists in Donetsk have "liberated and gained full control over 220 localities, including Krasny Liman, with fire support from Russian forces," the separatist forces' staff announced on Friday, according to the Interfax news agency ... GNA. .
photo: AP / Russian Defense Ministry Press Service
Ukraine insisted its forces were still holding firm at new defensive lines in the eastern Donbas region, despite the apparent Russian advances on two of the major fronts there, battles that showed how momentum has shifted in recent days ...U.S ... U.S ... Poland’s PresidentDuda and Ukraine’s President Zelenskiy hold a news conference in Kyiv ... .
photo: Presidential Office of Ukraine / https://www.president.gov.ua/
UVALDE, Texas (Reuters) -Panicked children and teachers placed half a dozen calls to 911 emergency services from the Texas classrooms where a massacre was unfolding, pleading for police to intervene, while roughly 20 officers waited in a hallway for nearly an hour before entering the room, authorities said on Friday ... One student called at 12.47 p.m.
Russia-backed separatists claimed they captured a railway hub city in eastern Ukraine as Moscow’s forces pushed to gain more ground on Friday by pounding another Ukrainian-held area where authorities say 1,500 people have died since the start of the war ... “There should be no talk of ceasefires, or appeasing Putin ... Enter email address ... 24, he said ... / ... / ... .
Bodies from a Rio de Janeiro police raid that left more than 20 alleged drug traffickers dead show signs of torture and summary execution, a senior lawyer has said. The incident is the latest case of suspected police brutality to shock the South American nation ... Mr Mondego said there were suspicions of "a large number of summary executions." ... .
In explaining the reasons for Russia’s unexpected military weakness in Ukraine, few have expressed it better than The Economist. The magazine noted “the incurable inadequacy of despotic power” and “the cheating, bribery and peculation” that are “characteristic of the entire administration.”. Peculation means embezzlement ... Russia’s rule of thieves ... ....
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photo: US Army / Sgt Benjamin Northcutt 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) Public Affairs Sergeant