Millions ‘plunged into extreme hardship’ by Russian strikes, says UN human rights chief

Millions ‘plunged into extreme hardship’ by Russian strikes, says UN human rights chief

Power outages have led to blackouts in Kyiv, Ukraine, on November 24. (Zinchenko/Global Images Ukraine/Getty Images) Power supply to the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv will near normal levels by Saturday, according to an adviser to the country’s energy ministry. Oleksandr Kharchenko, director of the Energy Industry Research Center, said at a briefing that the “key…

The EU is preparing new sanctions package on Russia

The EU is preparing new sanctions package on Russia

Patriot anti-aircraft missile systems of the Bundeswehr’s anti-aircraft missile squadron 1 stand on the airfield of Schwesing military airport, Germany, on March 17. (Axel Heimken/picture alliance/Getty Images) Poland’s defence minister Mariusz Blaszczak said Wednesday the Patriot missile defense system that Germany offered Poland should go to Ukraine instead.  “After further missile attacks (from Russia), I turned…

Three killed in deadly Russian strikes in Kyiv

Three killed in deadly Russian strikes in Kyiv

Thirty-five Russian prisoners of war were exchanged with Ukraine and returned to Russia following negotiations, according to the Russian Ministry of Defense. “On November 23, as a result of the negotiation process, 35 Russian servicemen were returned from the territory controlled by the Kyiv regime, who were in mortal danger in captivity,” a statement from…

CNN hears testimony from women who say they experienced sexual violence by Iranian regime

In Iran, human rights groups estimate at least 326 people have been killed and approximately 14,000 arrested as the movement ignited by the death in custody of Mahsa Amini persists, largely led by women. Through verified interviews, CNN has gathered testimony depicting a terrifying pattern of brutality by the regime where sexual violence and rape are being used to suppress, demoralize and in some cases blackmail protesters. CNN’s Nima Elbagir reports. Iranian officials have not yet responded to CNN’s request for comment on the abuses alleged in this report.