Ukraine News

As Ukraine Evacuates Trapped Seafarers, Foreign Mariners Count Cost of War

LONDON/DHAKA —Bangladeshi seafarer Asiful Islam recalls the moment when a missile struck his cargo ship last week off the Ukrainian port of Olvia, killing his crew mate. “I was just 15 feet away when it hit our ship. Our third …

A Free-For-All but no Crippling Cyberattacks in Ukraine War

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Russia has some of the best hackers in the world, but in the early days of the war in Ukraine, its ability to create mayhem through malware hasn’t had much of a noticeable impact. Instead, it’s …

Russian Ransomware Attacks on Ukraine Muted By Leaks, Insurance Woes

LONDON/WASHINGTON —Warnings that pro-Russian ransomware gangs would snarl networks in Ukraine and its allies have so far failed to materialize amid disarray among the criminal underworld often behind such attacks and fears insurers would not pay out. Conti, one of …

Insurance Costs of Shipping Through Black Sea Soar

LONDON —Insurers have raised the cost of providing cover for merchant ships through the Black Sea, adding to soaring rates to transport goods through the region for vessels still willing to sail after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Ship owners pay …

Cyberattacks Accompany Russian Military Assault on Ukraine

BOSTON (AP) –The websites of Ukraine’s defense, foreign and interior ministries were unreachable or painfully slow to load Thursday morning after a punishing wave of distributed-denial-of-service attacks as Russia struck at its neighbor, explosions shaking the capital of Kyiv and …

Lithuania Warns Banks of Cyber Attacks, Power Cuts Amid Fears of War in Ukraine

Lithuania’s central bank has told the country’s banks to prepare for power cuts and cyberattacks as Russia’s standoff with Ukraine risks spilling over into a military conflict, according to a document and two sources familiar with the matter. Russia has …

Ukrainian Officials: Fires Out Near Chernobyl Nuclear Plant

KYIV, Ukraine — Ukrainian emergency officials said Tuesday they have extinguished forest fires in the radiation-contaminated area near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, but acknowledged that grass was still smoldering in some areas. Hundreds of firefighters backed by aircraft have …

5 Dead in Ukraine Crash Landing

A passenger plane carrying soccer fans headed for a match skidded past the landing strip and overturned in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on Wednesday, killing five people, officials said. The small, Soviet-designed AN-24 plane was carrying 44 passengers …

Chernobyl Radiation Unaffected After Roof Collapse

Ukrainian officials on Wednesday sought to reassure the public that radiation levels were unaffected at Chernobyl and there was no safety threat after a partial roof collapse at the exploded nuclear power plant. A 600-square-meter (6,500-square-foot) section of the roof …