Nine months after Russia’s invasion, Kyiv is facing a ‘complete shutdown’ of power because Russia has crippled the Ukrainian grid—war crimes investigators say hundreds of Ukrainians have also disappeared in Kherson.


This article by Luke Harding, writing for The Guardian, makes the following points:
  • Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky has dismissed the idea of a short truce with Russia.
  • The Kremlin has accused Ukrainian soldiers of executing more than 10 Russian prisoners of war.
  • Construction of a planned barbed-wire fence along Finland’s long border with Russia will start early next year.