Kramatorsk attack: Russian missile strike sends terrified civilians rushing for shelter

Kramatorsk attack: Russian missile strike sends terrified civilians rushing for shelter

Kramatorsk, Ukraine CNN — A new barrage of missiles ripped through the eastern Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk on Thursday, sending flames and thick plumes into the air as screaming civilians rushed to find shelter. A CNN crew had just arrived on the scene and heard the first incoming strike on Kramatorsk. CNN saw the second … Read more

Israel targets Gaza with airstrikes after intercepting rocket attack

Israel targets Gaza with airstrikes after intercepting rocket attack

CNN — Israel carried out airstrikes in Gaza early Thursday after intercepting a rocket attack from the coastal enclave, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said. In a post on Twitter, the IDF said Israeli warplanes had targeted a chemical production site and a weapons factory belonging to Hamas, the Palestinian militant group that rules Gaza. … Read more

US military to get expanded access to military base in the Philippines

US military to get expanded access to military base in the Philippines

CNN — The US military will have access to four other bases in the Philippines under a deal announced during US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin’s visit to Manila on Thursday. In addition, the two allies said projects on five bases already covered by the 2014 Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) are nearing completion. The EDCA … Read more

Anti-corruption searches in Ukraine reveal luxury watches, cars and thousands of dollars in cash

Anti-corruption searches in Ukraine reveal luxury watches, cars and thousands of dollars in cash

CNN — Ukrainian authorities have carried out a series of anti-corruption raids across the country, uncovering stashes of cash as well as luxury watches and cars. Among those involved in the investigations is the acting head of Kyiv’s tax administration, who allegedly participated in a scheme to ignore 45 billion Ukrainian hryvnia ($1.2 billion) in … Read more

Russia prepares for ‘maximum escalation’ of war, says Ukraine

Russia prepares for ‘maximum escalation’ of war, says Ukraine

CNN — Russia is preparing for a “maximum escalation” of the war in Ukraine, potentially as early as the next few weeks, according to a senior Ukrainian national security official. “These will be defining months in the war,” Oleksiy Danilov, secretary of Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council, told Sky News in an interview broadcast … Read more