Russians advance and Zelensky expects escalation as EU prepares to welcome Ukraine

EU takes decision on Ukraine’s membership bid Zelensky says the battle for Donbass will intensify Sievierodonetsk city center of Russian attacks NATO’s Stoltenberg says the war could go on for years Kyiv (Reuters) – Russian forces seized riverside territory along the frontline in eastern Ukraine on Monday and President Volodymyr Zelensky predicted Moscow would step … Read more

EU expected to support Ukraine’s membership application as war brings major transformation

Schultz says Ukraine “belongs to the European family” “Europe can create a new history of freedom,” says Zelensky. Kyiv/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union’s executive commission was expected to give its blessing on Friday to placing a candidate for membership in Ukraine and two other former Soviet Union states in a historic eastward shift in … Read more

European leaders visit Ukraine, pin their hopes on EU membership

Zelensky thanks EU leaders for solidarity visit Commanders roam the devastated city of Irbin Fighting rages in Severodonetsk and southern Ukraine Kyiv/IRBIN, Ukraine (Reuters) – The leaders of Germany, France and Italy, all of whom Kyiv has criticized in the past for their support it has deemed too cautious, visited Ukraine on Thursday and offered … Read more

Biden announces $1 billion worth of new weapons for Ukraine, Kyiv seeks more heavy weapons

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced a new $1 billion U.S. arms injection to Ukraine, including anti-ship missile systems, artillery rockets, howitzers and ammunition. In a phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Biden said he told the embattled leader about the new weapons. “The United States is providing another $1 billion … Read more

Macron said before a possible visit to Ukraine need a strong signal from the European Union

French leader criticized for his perceived soft streak Macron insists Paris will do everything it can to stop Russia Macron sees NATO forces in Romania and supports Moldova Schulz, Draghi and Yohannes may join Macron in Kyiv visit CONSTANTA, Romania (June 15) (Reuters) – President Emmanuel Macron voiced a tougher stance on Russia on Wednesday … Read more

Russia asks Ukraine to lay down arms in the Battle of Severodonetsk

Severodonetsk city center to fight for eastern Ukraine Hundreds are trapped at the Azot chemical plant in Severodonetsk NATO defense ministers are scheduled to discuss military aid to Ukraine Kyiv (Reuters) – Russia told Ukrainian forces holed up in a chemical plant in the besieged city of Severodonetsk to lay down their weapons early on … Read more

Amid fierce fighting, Russian troops cut off the last escape route from Severodonetsk

Sievierodonetsk in the center of the Battle of Donbass District governor says Russian forces control most of the city Hundreds of civilians are sheltering in a chemical factory Ukraine appeals to Western countries to get more heavy weapons The bombing causes crop fires as the weather warms Kyiv/Bakhmut, Ukraine, June 13 (Reuters) – Russian forces … Read more

Russia says it destroyed a Western weapons depot in Ukraine

Russia targets Sievierodonetsk in eastern advance The governor said that the bombing led to a fire in a chemical factory Ukraine urges West to deliver more heavy weapons quickly Kyiv (Reuters) – Russian forces fired cruise missiles to destroy a large depot containing US and European weapons in western Ukraine’s Ternopil region, Interfax reported, as … Read more

Ukraine says it still controls the Severodonetsk plant, which houses hundreds of people

Russia targets Sievierodonetsk in eastern advance The governor said that the bombing causes a fire after the oil spill in a chemical factory Ukraine urges West to deliver more heavy weapons quickly War prevents vital Ukrainian grain exports from the Black Sea Kyiv (Reuters) – Ukraine still controls the Azot chemical plant in Severodonetsk, where … Read more

Street fighting and bombing continue as Russia pushes for control of Ukraine’s Donbass

Fierce street fight for a major eastern industrial city Ukrainian forces outnumbered, Zelensky will not surrender The eastern front is under constant bombardment Efforts to evacuate thousands Kyiv (Reuters) – Ukrainian forces engaged in fierce street fighting with Russian soldiers in the industrial city of Severodonetsk, while other cities came under constant bombardment, as the … Read more