Wounded, alone and destined for a Russian orphanage, a 12-year-old Ukrainian girl is recruited for Moscow’s information war

CNN — Before the start of Russia’s war against Ukraine, Kira Obedinsky was a cheerful and beloved 12-year-old girl. Now orphaned, injured and alone in a Russian-controlled hospital in eastern Ukraine, she has become an unwitting pawn in Moscow’s information war. Obedinsky’s mother died when she was a baby. His father Yevhen Obedinsky, a former … Read more

Sinking of the Moskva: Ukrainian missile or accidental firing – what really happened to the Russian warship?

CNN — The Russian guided missile cruiser Moskva rests deep under the Black Sea this morning. Whether he is there as a victim of Ukrainian missiles, Russian incompetence, bad luck or some combination of the three is unclear. What is certain, however, is that the biggest warship loss in 40 years will raise troubling questions … Read more

Some Belarusians want to fight the Russians in Ukraine. They also hope to free their country from the grip of Putin

CNN — In a wooded area on the Polish side of the Polish-Ukrainian border, men dressed in crisp, clean camouflage are given tourniquets. They kneel on the muddy ground and begin to learn basic survival training. They call themselves the Pohonia Battalion, a group of less than 30 Belarusian exiles living mostly in Poland and … Read more

The Russian Navy evacuates the flagship Moskva in the Black Sea. Ukraine claims to have been hit by a missile

CNN — One of the Russian Navy’s most important warships floats abandoned or at the bottom of the Black Sea, a blow for an army battling Ukrainian resistance 50 days after Vladimir Putin invaded its neighbor. Russian sailors evacuated the guided-missile cruiser Moskva, flagship of its Black Sea Fleet, after a fire blew up munitions … Read more

Jewish man shelters refugees to honor those who saved his own family from the Holocaust

Warsaw, Poland CNN — Jan Gerber handed over the keys to his apartment to the family he had just met. The Ukrainian mother wanted to pay. No, Gerber insisted, it’s free. This was days after Russia invaded Ukraine and one of countless acts of kindness shown to those fleeing danger and reaching safety in Poland. … Read more

Pre-market stocks: Warren Buffett buys big again

A version of this story first appeared in CNN Business’ Before the Bell newsletter. Not a subscriber ? You can register here. You can listen to an audio version of the newsletter by clicking on the same link. London CNN Business — For years, billionaire investor Warren Buffett sat on a mountain of cash. But … Read more

Highlights of the 2008 Georgia-Russia conflict

CNN — Here’s a look at the 2008 military conflict between Russia and Georgia. The conflict was centered on South Ossetia and Abkhazia, two “separatist provinces” of Georgia. They are officially part of Georgia, but have separate governments not recognized by most countries. Abkhazia and South Ossetia are supported by Russia. During the five days … Read more

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov visits China and India under shadow of war in Ukraine

hong kong CNN — Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is meeting his counterparts in China and India this week – two countries under pressure to condemn Russia’s actions in Ukraine as the death toll in the unprovoked conflict rises. Lavrov first met Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday ahead of a scheduled flight to … Read more

A beekeeper, a bricklayer and a homeless man: the civilian victims of Putin’s invasion

Kyiv, Ukraine CNN — Beekeeper Dmitry Mulyar was tending to his hives outside his home in eastern kyiv when Russian bombardment hit Thursday morning. His older brother Andriy Mulyar, who roasts coffee for a living, was standing next to him when it happened. “A shell shot, from – so-called – liberators. I was by his … Read more

Deepfakes are now trying to turn the tide of war

CNN Business — During the third week of Russia’s war in Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky appeared in a video, wearing a dark green shirt, speaking slowly and deliberately while standing behind a white presidential podium emblazoned with his country’s coat of arms. . Except for his head, the Ukrainian president’s body barely moved as he spoke. … Read more