March 8, 2023, 3:54 p.m. ET March 8, 2023, 3:54 p.m. ET Leaders of American intelligence agencies quoted from the annual threat assessment at a Senate committee hearing in Washington on Wednesday.Credit…Haiyun Jiang/The New York Times American intelligence officials warned senators on Wednesday about the dangers posed to U.S. security by strengthening ties between China […]
Kyiv, Ukraine, in September.Credit…Brendan Hoffman for The New York Times At least six Russian balloons floated over the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, on Wednesday, triggering air-raid sirens before most of them were shot down, Ukrainian officials said, prompting speculation about the balloons’ purpose and when they were first deployed. “About six enemy air targets were detected […]
The United Nations cultural agency, UNESCO, has designated the historic center of Odesa as a World Heritage Site and classified it as being “in danger” during a committee session in Paris on Wednesday, in a nod to the historic importance of a Black Sea port that Russia has battered with missiles as it tries to […]
Officers inspecting the site of an attack in Kyiv on Wednesday.Credit…Laura Boushnak for The New York Times KYIV, Ukraine — Russia attacked Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv, before dawn on Wednesday, sending 13 Iranian-made drones from the Sea of Azov to the city, according to Ukrainian officials. Most of the drones were destroyed by Ukrainian air defenses, […]
Video People crowded into underground Metro stations as air raid alarms went off across Ukraine’s capital.CreditCredit…Laura Boushnak for The New York Times KYIV, Ukraine — In a city where daily routines have been wrecked by unrelenting Russian missile strikes, unpredictable power cuts and unreliable water supplies, residents of Kyiv know that, at any time, they […]
JERUSALEM — Two blasts in Jerusalem killed a teenager and injured at least 18 other people during the morning rush hour on Wednesday, the Israeli police said, in what were the first bomb attacks on Israeli civilians in more than six years. The police said that the first explosion occurred at a bus stop in […]
The attacks by the Iranian-made drones were the latest on Kyiv, where Russian strikes have increased. Five others died in a strike in the northeastern Sumy region, officials said.
Some younger Russians expressed sadness about the missile strikes in civilian areas, but were not ready to put the blame squarely on the Kremlin.
A shooting in Siberia reflected growing anger over Russia’s mobilization of civilians, as its army struggles in Ukraine. Edward Snowden, who has lived in Russia since 2013, had his request for citizenship granted by the Kremlin.
Sweeping south from positions in the Kharkiv region in Ukraine’s northeast, Ukrainian forces have made their largest gains since routing Russia from Kyiv in April.