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Power play: How Russia missed its window to crash Ukraine’s electrical grid by stealth

Oleksandr Kharchenko doesn’t believe in coincidences. The seasoned energy adviser to multiple Ukrainian government departments, agencies and parliamentary members told CBC News he saw a point last winter when his country’s electrical grid was at its most vulnerable. At the time, Ukraine was in the final throes of an almost decade-long process …

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Russian missile strikes town near Ukraine’s 2nd largest nuclear plant, wounding 12, Ukraine officials say

A Russian missile hit a residential area of a southern Ukrainian town not far from a nuclear power station on Saturday, wounding 12 civilians and heightening fears of a nuclear accident during the months-long war, Ukrainian officials said. Vitaliy Kim, governor of the Mykolaiv region, said on the Telegram messaging app …

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Moscow’s goal is to oust Ukraine’s president, Russian foreign minister says

Russia appears to have reversed itself after the country’s top diplomat said Moscow’s overarching goal is to topple the government of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy as Russian artillery barrages and airstrikes continue to pummel cities across Ukraine. The remark from Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov comes amid Ukraine’s efforts to resume …

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In Ukraine’s ‘Hell’s Kitchen,’ volunteers show they can take the heat

Several days into the merciless shelling of Kharkiv by Russian forces, Elena Dolzhenko decided she’d had enough of sitting on the sidelines. She spent the late-winter days immediately following the invasion on her phone, trying to help panicked volunteer organizations deal with an overwhelming number of cries for help from thousands of …

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