Latest news on Russia and the war in Ukraine


SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk has confirmed that SpaceX will no longer fund donated Starlink internet terminals in Ukraine.

It follows a CNN report that SpaceX was getting funding for the terminals, citing documents obtained from the Pentagon. Instead, the company is asking the US government to pay for the terminals, according to the report.

At the same time, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the mobilization of reservists from Moscow would end in two weeks. He added that there is no need for major new attacks in Ukraine.

Meanwhile, Ukrainian forces continue to gain ground in the territory illegally occupied and annexed by Russia, prompting the Russian authorities there to urge civilians in the southern Kherson region to evacuate.

Evacuees will start arriving in Russia today. Ukrainian officials say Russian authorities are not carrying out an evacuation but rather a “forced deportation” of Ukrainians. CNBC has been unable to verify either party’s claims.

Numerous rights groups, as well as Ukrainian and Western officials, have accused Russia of forcibly deporting Ukrainian civilians, including children, to Russia, which constitutes a war crime. Moscow insists that the people came to Russia of their own free will.

Kyiv says it has liberated 600 settlements from Russian occupation this month, including 75 in Kherson.


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