For today, links to reports from National Public Radio, the Associated Press, Reuters, and Tass; others are accessible by clicking on their names or initials below. — MCM
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In Ukraine, the focus is the fighting, but are negotiations possible? Reported by Greg Myre | NPR A former U.S. diplomat and national security official now at Georgetown University, Charles Kupchan, was part of a small, unofficial group that met quietly this year with Russian officials, including Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. He has been . . . Click HERE to listen and read.
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Meet the Ukrainian soldiers removing the explosives Russia buried under the frontline. Reported by Joanna Kakissis | NPR In Ukraine, possibly the world’s most mined country, a team of sappers races to clear explosives left by Russians along the southeastern frontline to help Ukrainian troops take back occupied land. Click HERE to listen and read.
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Ukrainian forces reclaim a village in the east as part of counteroffensive, by Samya Kullab | AP KYIV — Ukraine’s forces have recaptured a village in the country’s east after intense battles with Russian troops, the military said today as the invaded nation pursues a multi-pronged counteroffensive. The village of Andriivka, about 10 kilometers (6 miles) south of the Russian-occupied city of Bakhmut, the . . . READ MORE . . .
Russia hunts for Ukrainian war planes used in Crimea strikes — Kyiv. From Reuters. KYIV — Kyiv said today a Russian drone attack overnight on a region that hosts a Ukrainian military airfield showed Moscow was searching for warplanes involved in strikes this week on Russian-occupied Crimea. Ukraine’s air force said it had downed all 17 of the “kamikadze” drones Russia had fired in the central Khmelnytskyi region, home to the Starokostiantyniv air . . . READ MORE . . .
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Russian Su-25SM attack jets wipe out Ukrainian stronghold near Krasny Liman — top brass. From Tass. MOSCOW — Su-25SM attack aircraft from Russia’s Central Military District have destroyed a Ukrainian stronghold in the Krasny Liman area with S-8 unguided rockets, the Russian Defense Ministry says. The strike was executed with . . . READ MORE . . .