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Exclusive-Ukraine Calls on Hacker Underground to Defend Against Russia

(Reuters) - The government of Ukraine is asking for volunteers from the country's hacker underground to help protect critical infrastructure and conduct cyber spying missions against Russian troops, according two people involved in the project. As Russian forces attacked cities across Ukraine, requests for volunteers began to appear on hacker...
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Ukraine crisis: Tough and emotional summit as EU leaders seek unity

Just before the emergency EU leaders' meeting on Ukraine started, a Brussels official told us he thought this would be one of the toughest and most emotional EU summits ever. From what I heard went on behind closed doors, he wasn't wrong. Russia's actions in Ukraine impact many EU members...
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Kyiv Girds for Assault as 'Enemy Wants to Put the Capital on Its Knees'

KYIV (Reuters) -Russian missiles pounded Kyiv on Friday, families cowered in shelters and authorities told residents to prepare Molotov cocktails to defend Ukraine's capital from an assault that the mayor said had already begun with saboteurs in the city. Moscow claimed to have captured the Hostomel airfield northwest of the...
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Ukraine conflict: Kyiv braces for Russian assault

The sound of gunfire has echoed through Ukraine's capital Kyiv as Russian tanks were filmed entering the city for the first time. Ukraine's Ministry of Defence called on those living in the northern outskirts, where the tanks were seen, to make fire bombs "to neutralise the enemy". The European Union...
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Iran to Enrich Uranium to 20% Even After Nuclear Deal Nuclear Chief

DUBAI (Reuters) -Iran will continue to enrich uranium to 20% purity even after sanctions on it are lifted and a 2015 nuclear deal with world powers is revived, Iranian news agencies quoted the country's nuclear chief as saying on Friday. "(Uranium) enrichment ... continues with a maximum ceiling of 60%,...
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Defence of Kyiv Has Started, Mayor Says

(Reuters) - Kyiv's mayor Vitali Klitschko said on Friday the Ukrainian capital "has entered into a defensive phase" as Russian troops brought the sounds of war to the city. "The city has gone into a defensive phase. Shots and explosions are ringing out in some neighbourhoods saboteurs have already entered Kyiv. The enemy wants to put the capital on its knees and destroy us," he told a news briefing.
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Australia Imposes More Sanctions on Russia, Criticises China's Response

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia imposed more sanctions on Friday against Russia targeting several of its elite citizens and lawmakers, and said it was "unacceptable" that China was easing trade restrictions with Moscow at a time when it invaded Ukraine. "We will work along with our partners for a rolling wave...
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Kyiv Tells Residents 'Active Hostilities' Approaching

(Reuters) - Kyiv authorities told residents of the north-western Obolon area on Friday to stay off the streets given "active hostilities" were approaching. "In connection with the approach of active hostilities, residents of Obolon district are asked not to go outside," city council said in an alert. (Reporting by Pavel...
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China Refrains From Condemning Russia Despite Intensifying Ukraine Attack

BEIJING (Reuters) -China stuck to its message on Friday of refusing to call Russia's action in Ukraine an "invasion" or criticise Moscow despite intensifying assaults from Russia's military in the Eastern European country which are leading to growing casualties. China reiterated that it believes in respecting the territorial integrity of...
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Russia's Lavrov Says Moscow Wants Ukrainian People to Be Independent

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia wants the Ukrainian people to be independent and have the possibility to freely define their destiny, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday. Lavrov said Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy was lying when he said he was ready to discuss the neutral status of Ukraine. Lavrov...
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White House Says Putin's Ambitions Stretch Beyond Ukraine

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Thursday that President Vladimir Putin has grander ambitions than Ukraine, when asked about the Russian leader's ultimate goals following an invasion of the neighboring country. (Reporting by Steve Holland and Trevor Hunnicutt; Editing by Leslie Adler)
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U.N. Chief Says It Is Scaling up Ukraine Aid Operations

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Thursday the world body was scaling up its humanitarian operations in Ukraine and the protection of civilians must be the top priority. He allocated $20 million from a U.N. emergency fund to meet urgent humanitarian needs in Ukraine. (Reporting...
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Live Updates: US Condemns Report of Hostages at Chernobyl

WASHINGTON — The White House is expressing outrage at “credible reports” from Ukrainian officials that the staff at the shuttered Chernoybl nuclear plant have been taken hostage by Russian troops. Press secretary Jen Psaki said Thursday that “we condemn it and we request their release.”. Psaki...
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