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Russian politician detained for criticising Ukraine invasion
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Russian politician detained for criticising Ukraine invasion

LONDON, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Russian opposition politician Yevgeny Roizman was shown being detained at his home in a video published on social media on Wednesday, in the latest move by authorities to punish critics of the war in Ukraine.Video of the arrest showed Roizman, former mayor of the Urals city of Yekaterinburg, being taken away by law enforcement officials.Roizman was seen in the video telling reporters that he was being investigated under a law against discrediting the armed forces. He said he was being arrested "basically for one phrase, 'the invasion of Ukraine'".Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comRegisterAsked where he had said that, he replied: "I've said it everywhere and I'll say it now."State news agency TASS cited Yekaterinburg security services as conf...
Ukraine health crisis worsens as medics work amid shelling – WHO
Health

Ukraine health crisis worsens as medics work amid shelling – WHO

LONDON, Aug 4 (Reuters) - Ukraine is facing a worsening health emergency as the conflict with Russia rages on, the World Health Organization said, with a combination of burnt-out staff, increased shelling and the approach of winter fuelling the agency's concerns.There have been 434 attacks on healthcare facilities in the country, out of 615 such attacks reported this year worldwide, according to a WHO tracker.The WHO's Ukraine emergency co-ordinator Heather Papowitz said healthcare teams in many areas have become used to working with shelling outside their window.Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comRegister"It's kind of falling off the news in a way... but this is an emergency of public health," Papowitz told Reuters on Wednesday.Russia denies it targets civilians, but ...