The ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine – updates: Accusations arise that Putin’s military forces have killed soldiers who surrendered.

The ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine - updates: Accusations arise that Putin's military forces have killed soldiers who surrendered.

The city of Kyiv experiences the biggest drone assault by Russia, resulting in five injuries.

Soldiers under Vladimir Putin’s command have been alleged to have carried out the execution of Ukrainian troops who had surrendered in the vicinity of Avdiivka during intense combat.

A video shared on Telegram displayed two men exiting a shelter, with one raising his hands and then laying on the ground in front of soldiers. Gunshots and smoke were visible before the video abruptly ended.

Dmytro Lubinets, the Ukrainian human rights ombudsman, stated that the video serves as proof of war crimes and criticized Russia for revealing its “terrorist nature.” However, the authenticity of the video has not been confirmed.

Mr. Lubinets stated that a video was posted on the internet showing Russian soldiers executing Ukrainian soldiers who had surrendered as prisoners.

“This action blatantly disregards the principles of the Geneva Convention and shows a lack of respect for international humanitarian law. Once again, the Russian faction reveals its true terrorist nature.”

According to the Ukrainian air force, they successfully thwarted an overnight attack from Russia by destroying 10 out of 12 launched drones and a cruise missile. This information was reported today.

The Shahed drones, which were manufactured in Iran, were flying towards the northwest region of Ukraine according to the air force. The majority of them were shot down in the southern part of Ukraine in the Mykolaiv region.


Ukraine has declared that the execution of soldiers who surrender in war is considered a war crime.

There have been allegations that soldiers under Vladimir Putin’s command have carried out executions of Ukrainian soldiers who surrendered in the midst of intense combat near Avdiivka.

A video shared on Telegram depicted two soldiers emerging from a shelter, one with their hands raised, and then lying down in front of other soldiers. Sounds of gunshots and smoke can be heard before the video abruptly ends.

Dmytro Lubinets, the human rights ombudsman for Ukraine, stated that the video serves as proof of war crimes and criticized Russia for revealing its “terrorist nature”. The authenticity of the footage has not been confirmed by an outside source.

According to Mr. Lubinets, a footage of Russian soldiers executing Ukrainian prisoners who surrendered has been circulating on the internet.

The Ukrainian Armed Forces’ Strategic Committee has verified that the video depicting Russian soldiers shooting and killing two surrendering Ukrainian soldiers is genuine.

The Ukrainian military stated that the released video shows the killing of two prisoners of war from the Armed Forces of Ukraine. It has been confirmed that the Russian invaders have once more deceitfully attacked unarmed soldiers.

Alexander Butler3 December 2023 11:00

According to a statement made by a representative of Biden, Russian President Putin will not entertain the idea of ending the conflict in Ukraine until after the United States election.

According to a high-ranking member of the Joe Biden administration, Vladimir Putin will not halt his incursion into Ukraine until after the 2024 US presidential election has concluded.

According to specialists, Russia seems satisfied with slowly weakening Ukraine’s determination in the conflict instead of endangering more soldiers in a full-scale attack. It appears that depleting the patience of Kyiv’s Western supporters is a crucial aspect of this strategy.

Ever since Russia launched a full-scale invasion, the Biden administration has allocated more than $60 billion in aid to Ukraine, surpassing the $43 billion budget specifically designated for military assistance.

The Republican-led House of Representatives is delaying additional funding, causing frustration among Democrats due to the GOP’s attempt to link aid for Ukraine with stricter immigration policies in the US.

Alexander Butler4 December 2023 04:00

As tensions escalate, Finland has shut down the final crossing point with Russia, effectively closing off the entire border.

Finland, a member of NATO, officially closed its sole border crossing with Russia on Wednesday. This decision was made by the government in response to increasing political tensions and resulted in the complete sealing of the border between the two countries.

The Cabinet of Prime Minister Petteri Orpo decided on Tuesday to close the 1,340-kilometer (830-mile) border due to fears that Moscow is using migrants as a tactic to disrupt the Nordic country after joining Nato.

The checkpoint at Raja-Jooseppi in the Arctic Lapland region of Finland, approximately 250 kilometers (155 miles) from Murmansk in northern Russia, was closed at 2pm on Wednesday, following its normal November schedule.

Alexander Butler4 December 2023 03:00

The director of Russia’s Mariinsky Theatre, Valery Gergiev, is also put in charge of the Bolshoi

On Friday, the Russian government appointed Valery Gergiev, the well-known director of the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, as the new leader of Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre.

Gergiev is replacing Vladimir Urin at the Bolshoi. Urin announced Thursday that he was stepping down after a decade, but didn’t explain the reason behind his move.

Several Russian news outlets reported that Urin, who is 76 years old, left his position due to health concerns. There were also rumors that his departure was connected to a letter signed by him and other influential cultural figures, urging an end to Russia’s military involvement in Ukraine following the deployment of troops in February 2022.

Alexander Butler4 December 2023 02:00

According to reports, a high-ranking Russian military leader was fatally injured by a landmine believed to have been planted by a member of President Putin’s forces in Ukraine.

It has been reported that Russia potentially lost six senior officers in Ukraine within one week, with news emerging that a high-ranking general was killed by a landmine set by his own team.

According to the pro-Kremlin newspaper Lenta, Vladimir Zavadsky, a 45-year-old major general and deputy commander of the 14th Army Corps, passed away in Ukraine while under occupation on Tuesday.

The prominent military institution that Zavadsky attended, known as the Moscow Higher Combined Arms Command School, shared news of his passing on social media. However, the post has since been removed.

Alexander Butler4 December 2023 01:00

Putin is encouraging women in Russia to have a large number of children, specifically eight or more, due to the high number of deaths in the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.

Russian President Vladimir Putin is encouraging women in Russia to have eight or more children and normalize large families, as the death toll rises in his conflict with Ukraine.

According to Kyiv’s data, Russia has experienced a consistent decrease in its birth rate since the 1990s and has incurred over 300,000 losses due to the conflict in Ukraine.

During a virtual address at the World Russian People’s Council in Moscow on Tuesday, President Putin stated that increasing the Russian population will be our target for the next few decades.

Alexander Butler4 December 2023 00:00

After the Supreme Court deemed the LGBTQ+ movement as ‘extremist’, Moscow’s gay bars were targeted in a police raid.

The Russian government conducted raids on gay clubs and bars in Moscow on Friday night, shortly after the country’s highest court declared the “global LGBTQ+ movement” an extremist group.

Local media reported that the police in Russia conducted searches at various locations in the capital city, including a nightclub, a male sauna, and a bar known for hosting LGBTQ+ events. The searches were carried out under the guise of a drug raid.

According to witnesses, security personnel checked and took photos of the club attendees’ documents. Witnesses also reported that the club management was able to alert customers before the police arrived.

Alexander Butler3 December 2023 23:00

The classroom erupts in laughter as Zelensky walks in, catching a schoolboy off guard.

A video capturing a schoolboy’s comical response to the entrance of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky into his classroom has become widely popular.

The president’s office released video footage of Zelensky visiting classrooms and engaging with students, accompanied by Kharkiv’s mayor, Ihor Terekhov.

As Zelensky walks into the classroom, the surprised student looks at the president with wide eyes and instinctively raises his hands to his head in awe.

In September, the University metro station opened underground classrooms to shield students from ongoing attacks by Russia.

A young student had a comical response when Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky unexpectedly entered their classroom.

A video of a young student’s amusing response to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s surprise visit to his classroom has become extremely popular online. The footage, recorded by the president’s team, captures Zelensky and Kharkiv mayor Ihor Terekhov visiting different classrooms to engage with students. When Zelensky enters the boy’s classroom, the shocked student is seen staring at the president with wide eyes and quickly covering his head in disbelief. These classrooms, located in the University metro station, were established in September as a protective measure against ongoing attacks from Russia.

Alexander Butler3 December 2023 22:00

Russia has lost 332,040 troops in Ukraine

According to the General Staff of Ukraine’s Armed Forces, Russia has experienced a loss of 332,040 soldiers in Ukraine since initiating a full-scale invasion on February 24th, 2022.

The total count of casualties for Russian forces in the past 24 hours is 930.

According to the military, Russia has suffered losses of 5,575 tanks, 10,396 armored fighting vehicles, 10,432 vehicles and fuel tanks, 7,949 artillery systems, 913 multiple launch rocket systems, 602 air defense systems, 323 airplanes, 324 helicopters, 5,995 drones, 22 ships and boats, and one submarine.

Alexander Butler3 December 2023 21:00

Kyiv is claiming that over 7,000 Russian troops were lost in the span of one week.

According to Oleksandr Pavliuk, Ukraine’s First Deputy Defense Minister, Russia has reportedly suffered a loss of 7,210 soldiers in the past week.

He posted on Telegram that the Russians had lost 534 pieces of weapons and military equipment.

Alexander Butler3 December 2023 20:00