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Russia Attacks Ukraine Grain Port 

Russia has launched a wave of drone attacks on one of Ukraine’s biggest grain exporting ports, hours before talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Reports say Ukraine’s Air Force urged residents of Izmail port, one of the country’s two major grain-exporting facilities on the Danube River in the Odesa region, to seek shelter. According to the report, Odesa Governor Oleh Kiper later said […]

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Prigozhin, Wagner Leader Die In A Plane Crash In Russia

Yevgeny Prigozhin, leader of Wagner, a private military company, has been killed in a plane crash. BBC reported that Prigozhin was among 10 passengers on board a private jet that crashed in the north of Moscow, the capital of Russia, on Wednesday, August 23, 2023. The Russian Civil Aviation Authority said seven passengers and three crew were on board the Embraer aircraft, which was en route from Moscow to St. […]

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Russia-Ukraine War: Ukrainian Drones Shot Down Over Moscow Region

Russia's defence ministry says it has thwarted a Ukrainian drone attack after it downed two drones over the Moscow region. Reports say two other drones were intercepted over the Bryansk region, north-east of the Ukrainian border, it added. Flights were temporarily stopped to and from Moscow's airports early on Tuesday, the ministry said. According to the report, airspace above Moscow has been closed several times in recent days as reports […]

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At Least 33 Die In Inferno At Petrol Station In Russia

At least 33 people have been killed in an explosion and fire at a petrol station in Dagestan in southern Russia. The blast erupted in the regional capital, Makhachkala, on the coast of the Caspian Sea, at 21:40 local time (18:40 GMT) on Monday. Pictures showed a large fire lighting up the night sky and a number of fire engines at the scene. According to local media, the fire began […]

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Kharlan Disqualified For Refusing Smirnov’s Handshake

Ukrainian fencer Olga Kharlan has been disqualified for refusing to shake hands with Russian Anna Smirnova at the World Fencing Championships. Kharlan, the first fencer to face a Russian or Belarusian since the former's full-scale invasion of her homeland, won 15-7 in Milan. The 32-year-old rejected Smirnova's handshake afterwards, instead offering her sabre to tap blades. It led to an appeal from Smirnova, who staged a 45-minute sit-down protest. "My […]



Svitolina Stuns Swiatek To Reach Semis

Wildcard Elina Svitolina stunned top seed Iga Swiatek to reach the Wimbledon semi-finals and will face Marketa Vondrousova, who also caused an upset. Ukrainian Svitolina, who returned to the tour in April after having her daughter in October, won 7-5 6-7 (5-7) 6-2 as Swiatek's forehand crumbled. "It's an unbelievable feeling," former world number three Svitolina, 28, said. She will now take on unseeded Czech Vondrousova, who beat American fourth […]

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Wimbledon 2023: Azarenka Booed Off Against Svitolina

Belarusian Victoria Azarenka who was  booed off court by Wimbledon fans after losing a thriller to Ukraine's Elina Svitolina has come out to say "it wasn't fair". Svitolina has not shaken hands with Russians or Belarusians after matches since the war in Ukraine started. She has made her position clear many times but, after not meeting Azarenka at the net, it was the Belarusian who was jeered as she left […]

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Usyk To Defend Titles Against Dubois

Heavyweight world champion Oleksandr Usyk will defend his WBO, WBA (Super) and IBF titles against Briton Daniel Dubois in Wroclaw, Poland on 26 August. Ukrainian Usyk, 36, will face Dubois - the WBA mandatory challenger - at the 24,000-capacity Tarczynski Arena. Dubois, 25, holds the WBA (Regular) belt and has won 19 fights, with 18 knockouts, and been defeated once. "He is a great fighter and I do respect him, […]

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Griner To Start In WNBA All-Star Game

American Brittney Griner has been selected as a starter in the WNBA All-Star Game just six months after being released from prison in Russia. Griner, 32, spent 10 months in Russian custody for possessing cannabis oil before being released in a high-profile prisoner exchange in December. She has played nine times for the Phoenix Mercury in 2023, having missed the entire 2022 season. The All-Star Game takes place in Las […]

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