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Ukraine wins 2022 Eurovision Song Contest

Ukrainian folk rap group Kalush Orchestra has won this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, surfing on a wave of goodwill from European countries to take the country’s third win at the glitzy event. The band’s song “Stefania”, written about…

Ukraine: Dozens feared dead after bomb hits school

Dozens of people are feared dead after a bomb hit a school in east Ukraine, where government forces are battling Russian troops and separatists. Luhansk region's governor, Serhiy Gaidai, confirmed two deaths, saying 60 people…

First civilians evacuated from Mariupol’s besieged plant

A group of civilians including women and children have been evacuated from the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol, said Ukrainian official and Russian state news organisations. About 1,000 troops and as many civilians, including the elderly,…

Ukraine war: Putin warns against foreign intervention

Any country trying to intervene in the Ukraine war will face a "lightning-fast" response, Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned. "We have all the tools no one can boast of... we will use them if necessary", he said, in…