Russia-Ukraine live updates: Pope slams Putin's nuclear threats as 'absurd'

10/3/2022 2:58:00 AM

Live updates on the Russia-Ukraine crisis.

A Ukrainian servicemember is seen removing pro-Russian flags in the city of Lyman, a key transportation hub, after Russia withdrew its troops from the area.

Live updates on the Russia-Ukraine crisis.

Email this articleco-anchor Jonathan Karl.Petraeus said Putin"is losing" the war, despite"significant but desperate" recent moves. On Friday, Putin said he was annexing four regions of Ukraine -- a move denounced by Ukraine, the U.S. and other Western countries as a violation of international law -- and, in late September, the Russian leader said he was calling up some 300,000 reservists, triggering protests and a mass exodus from Russia.

LinkIn his Sunday Mass at the Vatican, Pope Francis directed his sermon at Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying,"stop this spiral of violence and death" in Ukraine.Laurent Emmanuel/AFP via Getty ImagesThe pope implored the international community to"use all diplomatic instruments" to end the war, describing the seven months of fighting as a"huge tragedy" and"horror."

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Garbage The pope implore Vladimir Putin, democratically elected president of the Russian federation to kneel to the US unipolar World and let his people to be murdered! The Pope should also voice his words towards Europe and the 🇺🇸 USA Mainly on The man from Delaware The most political Pope in history!

The chaos of the universe cannot be controlled. Anyone notice we never had any issuse like hyperinflation, nuclear war, border crisis under trump? It took biden to do this. Uh... he didn't notice North Korea threatening nuclear war? Oh wait, those are Communists so it's OK. He should have also included NATO and Biden.

Putin is doing with Ukraine what the Israelis do with the Palestinians. It is all a land grab, except that the Israelis can do as they please, but not Putin. Tax The Church Pope Francis love Putin 😁

Russia-Ukraine live updates: Russia withdraws troops from city, Ukraine reclaims areaOn the edge of Kyiv, Ukraine, is Hostomel Animal Shelter, where Americans are heading to the frontlines to rescue animals from the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine. TSoufiBurridge has more. TSoufiBurridge Ah yes, the great American past time of celebrating the rescue of animals over children. TSoufiBurridge I want one TSoufiBurridge Thank you,thank you for saving&helping animals. I've been praying for pets left behind by citizens of Ukraine who had to leave.Praying neighbors were caring for pets left behind.Keep helping many animals feed them&give them plenty of water . Melissa from West Virginia

Isn't it better for the top of the Greek Orthodox Church to call ? Putin is a coward like the Russian soldiers he commands As Stalin said, How many Divisions has-he got ? Fake news platform 👋 Retrieve is not losing, this town has no strategic value, so enjoy whatever gain you think you have! Nazi thugs! Good news

Putin is the only world leader to stand up to the degenerate WOKE West Love Putin It’s a damn shame that so many young people had to die over a few pieces of land. Russia and Ukraine are equally ruthless. The inmates are running the asylum.

Russia-Ukraine live updates: Russia accused of shooting civilian convoy, killing 22JUST IN: Russian forces have withdrawn their troops from the once-occupied Ukrainian city of Lyman as Ukraine's eastern counteroffensive recaptures more territory, Russia's Tass and RIA news agencies said citing the Russian defense ministry. It's as hard for old men to 'advance to the rear,' as it is to march toward the front. A grey army is not going to be much of an asset for Mr. Putin. We need global leaders who tell Ukrainian & Russian leadership to come to terms. Peace. Slava Ukraini. Putin has what he wants. Zelensky and the MSM can act like Russia is retreating. But they aren't. 'Withdrawn' Well, perhaps the massive body count soon emerging could count as a withdrawal of available RU forces, forever, I suppose.

twitter is your source for lies bfry1981 Withdrew or beaten and defeated there. What sort of news do you spread. Are you disappointed Ukraine is winning Ur mighty russia Lol. fake staged propaganda 🥳🥳🥳 Capture the flag in real life I wouldn't just throw them away, I'd use them as toilet paper With major towns like Kharkiv, Izyum, Kupyansk and now Lyman retaken by the UkrainianArmy, eyes must now be set on Kherson down to Mariupol in the south and Severodonetsk in the east of Ukraine over coming few weeks. That could signal the demise of Putinism.Russia

Very brave human Please let the world stop this war is not necessary, can't sit down and resolve the issues?

Putin proclaims he's annexing four regions of Ukraine; U.S. slaps new sanctions on Russia: Live updatesPresident Joe Biden sent a warning to Putin, saying that the United States is prepared to protect 'every inch' of NATO territory while calling the Nord Stream pipeline explosions a 'sabotage.' Is Ukraine a NATO member, if not then why interfere!! Some seamiles away from NATO-Member Denmark a Nord Stream Pipeline has been sabotaged ... if Russia has done that, then this is a real powdercake...

👏👏👏👏👏 Just awesome! Keep kicking their asses. SOS Students in Sharif univesity in Tehran, Iran are under attack. Students started their protest at three pm and since then (about five hours) the place has been surrounded by the Police. They are arresting students. BE THEIR VOICE. مهسا_امینی OpIran

Students of Sharif University in Tehran have been trapped for hours inside the university and are being shot by the military with no way to escape. Be their voice. مهسا_امینی OpIran In front of Sharif_University it looks like a battlefield. Families are very worried. shot sounds is heard. The smell of tear gas is everywhere. No one knows how many students stayed inside and how many people were arrested and injured.we need your help. MahsaAmini

Finally some good news 😂😂😉 Victory is certain!

Vandals spray New York's Russian Consulate with red paint after Russia moves to annex 4 Ukraine regionsThe Russian Consulate on the Upper East Side was spray-painted early Friday, not long after Russian President Vladimir Putin took another aggressive step to control large areas of Ukraine. DaveCarlinTV has reaction. DaveCarlinTV Hmm how do I find 🤔 DaveCarlinTV Oh well

U.S. issues new Russia sanctions for annexations in Ukraine; targets firms, lawmakers By Reuters*U.S. ISSUES NEW RUSSIA SANCTIONS AFTER PUTIN PROCLAIMS UKRAINIAN ANNEXATION - 🇺🇸 🇺🇦 🇷🇺 What, they were holding back a few sanctions in their back pockets just for this moment? Lol Lol don worry Trump will win the coming general elections, he's already making positive comments on Putin The media is the problem

Former CIA chief Petraeus says Putin's losses puts him in 'irreversible' situation Link Share to Twitter Email this article Former CIA chief David Petraeus said Sunday that Russian President Vladimir Putin has put himself in an"irreversible" situation amid the Kremlin's annexation of Russian-controlled Ukrainian regions.Russia withdraws troops from city as Ukraine reclaims territory Link Share to Twitter Email this article Russian forces have withdrawn their troops from the once-occupied Ukrainian city of Lyman as Ukraine's eastern counteroffensive recaptures more territory, Russia's Tass and RIA news agencies said Saturday citing the Russian defense ministry.Russia withdraws troops from city as Ukraine reclaims territory Link Share to Twitter Email this article Russian forces have withdrawn their troops from the once-occupied Ukrainian city of Lyman as Ukraine's eastern counteroffensive recaptures more territory, Russia's Tass and RIA news agencies said Saturday citing the Russian defense ministry.Hide Caption Has war in Ukraine hit a turning point? Here’s what we know.

"President co-anchor Jonathan Karl. ABC News General David Petraeus talks about Ukraine and Russia with Jon Karl on ABC News' This Week, Oct. Ukrainian forces had pushed across the Oskil River as part of a successful counteroffensive that allowed it to reclaim occupied territories beginning in September. 2, 2022. Lyman, a key transportation hub, had been an important site in the Russian front line for ground communications and logistics. Petraeus said Putin"is losing" the war, despite"significant but desperate" recent moves. Now that Ukraine has reclaimed the territory, it can push further, potentially into the occupied Luhansk region, one of the four areas Russia annexed Friday. On Friday, Putin said he was annexing four regions of Ukraine -- a move denounced by Ukraine, the U. George's Hall despite widespread reports of voter coercion and people being pressured at gunpoint.

S. -ABC News' Somayeh Malekian Russia shoots at civilian convoy, kills 22, Ukrainian official says Link Share to Twitter Email this article Russian forces are accused of shelling a convoy of seven civilian cars killing 22 people, including 10 children, according to preliminary data, Olexandr Filchakov, chief prosecutor of the Kharkiv region, told ABC News. -ABC News' Somayeh Malekian Russia shoots at civilian convoy, kills 22, Ukrainian official says Link Share to Twitter Email this article Russian forces are accused of shelling a convoy of seven civilian cars killing 22 people, including 10 children, according to preliminary data, Olexandr Filchakov, chief prosecutor of the Kharkiv region, told ABC News. and other Western countries as a violation of international law -- and, in late September, the Russian leader said he was calling up some 300,000 reservists, triggering protests and a mass exodus from Russia. In a rare acknowledgment Thursday, Putin admitted"mistakes" in how the country carried out the mobilization. 25, when civilians were trying to evacuate from Kupyansk, a settlement in the Kupyansk area, Filchakov said. Pope's plea to Putin: 'Stop this spiral of violence' Link Share to Twitter Email this article In his Sunday Mass at the Vatican, Pope Francis directed his sermon at Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying,"stop this spiral of violence and death" in Ukraine. The column of shot cars was discovered on Friday. Speaking to worshipers in St. Two cars burned completely with children and parents inside, Filchakov said. Putin also accused the U.

Peter's Square, the pontiff denounced Putin's veiled threats of nuclear war as"absurd," according to . Laurent Emmanuel/AFP via Getty Images Pope Francis waves from the window of the Apostolic Palace during the weekly Angelus prayer in the Vatican, Oct. Russian forces fired at the column with a 12. Russian forces fired at the column with a 12. 2, 2022. - Pope Francis on Sunday deplored Russia's annexation of Ukrainian territory and called on the Russian leader to stop the war and on Ukraine's president to be open to talks. Those who remained alive were then shot at with rifles, according to Filchakov. (Photo by Laurent EMMANUEL / AFP) (Photo by LAURENT EMMANUEL/AFP via Getty Images) In a message to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Francis asked him to"be open" to serious peace talks. -ABC News' Somayeh Malekian Russia accused of kidnapping head of Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant Link Share to Twitter Email this article Ukraine's nuclear power provider accused Russia on Saturday of"kidnapping" the head of Europe's largest nuclear power plant, Zaporizhzhia, a facility now occupied by Russian troops, according to the Associated Press. imposed broad new sanctions on Russia in response, with President Joe Biden saying that Putin's action lack legitimacy.

The pope implored the international community to"use all diplomatic instruments" to end the war, describing the seven months of fighting as a"huge tragedy" and"horror. Russian forces seized the director-general of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant, Ihor Murashov, around 4 p." Angelo Carconoi/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock Pope Francis leads Sunday Angelus prayer from the window of his office, in St. Peter's Square, Vatican City, Oct. Friday, Ukrainian state nuclear company Energoatom said, according to the AP. Friday, Ukrainian state nuclear company Energoatom said, according to the AP. 2, 2022. Pope Francis' Angelus prayer at the Vatican City, Italy - 02 Oct 2022 "How the war is going in Ukraine has become so grave, devastating and threatening that it sparks great worry," Francis said. White House warns of risk Russia may consider nuclear weapons, no indication of 'imminent use' Link Share to Twitter Email this article The White House reiterated its warning Friday that there is a risk Russia may consider the use of nuclear weapons, but there are no indications of an"imminent use of nuclear weapons. ►To celebrate the incorporation, which Ukraine and U.

"In fact, this terrible, inconceivable wound of humanity, instead of shrinking, continues to bleed even more, threatening to spread." "I've been clear myself, President Biden has been clear, the administration has been clear that there is a risk given all of the loose talk and the nuclear saber rattling by Putin, that he would consider this and we've been equally clear about what the consequences would be," National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said." In apparent reference to Putin's annexation of four Russian-controlled regions of eastern and southern Ukraine, the pope said the actions are"contrary to the principles of international law. Asked if the threat was higher now than it was at the start of the invasion of Ukraine, Sullivan wouldn't characterize a risk level, but noted that"the risk has been there from the start." "It, in fact, increases the risk of a nuclear escalation, to the point of fearing uncontrollable and catastrophic consequences on the world level," he said. Russia withdraws troops from city as Ukraine reclaims territory Link Share to Twitter Email this article Russian forces have withdrawn their troops from the once-occupied Ukrainian city of Lyman as Ukraine's eastern counteroffensive recaptures more territory, Russia's Tass and RIA news agencies said Saturday citing the Russian defense ministry. He's doing it again. He's doing it again. Lyman is 100 miles southeast of Kharkiv, Ukraine's second-largest city. White House: Referendums in Ukraine ‘pre-staged and falsified’ White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan characterized Russia’s illegal annexation of sections of Ukraine as a flagrant violation of international law and part of Vladimir Putin’s playbook of “deceit, disinformation and aggression.

Ukrainian forces had pushed across the Oskil River as part of a successful counteroffensive that allowed it to reclaim occupied territories beginning in September.S. Lyman, a key transportation hub, had been an important site in the Russian front line for ground communications and logistics. and the West of values equal to"Satanism" and attacking"liberal values," Sullivan said,"its raving. Now that Ukraine has reclaimed the territory, it can push further, potentially into the occupied Luhansk region, one of the four areas Russia annexed Friday." -ABC News' Terry Moran and Justin R. In a statement, the Russian Defense Ministry said it withdrew its forces due to the risk of being encircled after the Ukrainians sent reserve forces and continued the offensive. -ABC News' Somayeh Malekian Russia shoots at civilian convoy, kills 22, Ukrainian official says Link Share to Twitter Email this article Russian forces are accused of shelling a convoy of seven civilian cars killing 22 people, including 10 children, according to preliminary data, Olexandr Filchakov, chief prosecutor of the Kharkiv region, told ABC News." Putin’s reference to Satanism amounts to “over-the-top rhetoric and ranting” and further illustrates that he has no basis to justify what was essentially “a colonial and imperial land grab” in Ukraine, Sullivan said.

According to preliminary data, the cars were shot by the Russian military on Sept. 25, when civilians were trying to evacuate from Kupyansk, a settlement in the Kupyansk area, Filchakov said. The column of shot cars was discovered on Friday. Two cars burned completely with children and parents inside, Filchakov said. Filchakov said the bodies burned completely. and its NATO allies are working to find out exactly what happened to the Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 pipelines, Biden told reporters at the White House.

Russian forces fired at the column with a 12.5 mm caliber gun. Those who remained alive were then shot at with rifles, according to Filchakov. -ABC News' Somayeh Malekian .