On Monday, US President Joe Biden made a surprise visit to Ukraine, where he met with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky. The visit was meant to show support for the country in its fight against Russia as the war enters its second year.
Posts tagged as “Ukraine”
Last Wednesday, Germany and the United States announced that they would send tanks to Ukraine. The announcement came after months of questions about whether to send the weapons or not.
Russia is targeting systems that supply Ukraine's electricity, heating, and water. The attacks will make the coming winter extremely hard for civilians in Ukraine. Some people say Russia is guilty of war crimes for targeting civilians instead of soldiers.
New Roundup: Missile Hits Poland, Tigray Aid, & Space Record
In today's news roundup, a missile hits Poland as Ukraine struggles to defend itself against Russia, aid begins to reach Tigray after the fighting stops in Ethiopia, and a special US Space Force plane ends a two-and-a-half year flight.
On Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed treaties that he claims turn four large areas of Ukraine into Russian land. Mr. Putin says he will strongly defend these areas. Western countries condemned the move, saying the land still belongs to Ukraine.
Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant is Shut Down
Ukraine has shut down the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant. The plant - the largest in Europe - has often been attacked in recent months, causing safety concerns. After losing power from outside, experts have decided to shut the plant down for safety.
Last Thursday, students across Ukraine headed back to school. But six months after the country was invaded by Russian forces, the experience of going back to school in Ukraine is very different than it was last school year.
On Saturday, Ukraine's Kalush Orchestra won the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest with its song "Stefania". The group, which mixes hip-hop with Ukrainian folk music, was a popular favorite following Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Last Sunday, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky presented an award to a Ukrainian who has worked hard to keep people in the country safe. The unusual winner of the award was a small dog called Patron, who has become famous for his bomb-sniffing talents.
Starlink, a new satellite internet system from the company SpaceX, is changing the world more quickly than many people expected. The system can be very useful in remote areas and emergency situations, but it also presents several important problems.
News Roundup: Korean President, Australian Emergency, & Street Signs
In today's news roundup, South Korea elects Yoon Suk-yeol as its next president, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison declares an emergency over recent floods, and cities rename streets near Russian embassies to show support for Ukraine.