News Wire | Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022

Crimea Airfield Blast Was Work of Ukrainian Special Forces, Official Says

Isabelle Khurshudyan, Adela Suliman and Liz Sly | The Washington Post (free)

A Ukrainian government official told The Washington Post on Wednesday that an attack on a Russian air base in occupied Crimea was the work of Ukrainian special forces.

China Withdraws Promise Not to Send Troops to Taiwan If it Takes Control of Island

Yew Lun Tian | Reuters

China has withdrawn a promise not to send troops or administrators to Taiwan if it takes control of the island, an official document showed on Wednesday, signalling a decision by President Xi Jinping to grant less autonomy than previously offered.

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