NATO agrees to provide military aid to “heroic” Ukraine, Russia escalates attacks in the south

NATO describes Russia as “the most important and direct threat” He says more weapons in preparation for ‘heroic’ Ukraine Ukraine hails “difficult but fundamental decisions” taken by NATO Intensification of Russian missile attacks across Ukraine The battle continues for the eastern city of Lysychansk MADRID/Kyiv (Reuters) – NATO on Wednesday described Russia as the biggest … Read more

Dozens missing after 18 killed in Russian missile attack on shopping mall

Moscow says a fire in a mall was caused by a raid on an arms depot 36 people missing after attack far from the front line “I flew on my head first, shrapnel hit my body,” says one survivor. Ukraine announces separate missile attack in Dnipro The G7 countries announced their goal in setting the … Read more

Russian forces set their sights on Lyschansk in the battle for eastern Ukraine

Ukraine needs a modern air defense system – Zelensky The United States announces a missile defense system for Ukraine – source Russian missiles hit Kyiv for the first time in weeks Biden condemns Kyiv attack, describing it as a “barbaric” act Kyiv/POKROVSK, Ukraine (Reuters) – Russian forces were battling on Monday for Lyschansk, the last … Read more

Sievierodonetsk falls into the hands of Russia after one of the bloodiest battles of the war

The capture of Sievierodonetsk is a huge gain for Russia Ukraine says it is carrying out a ‘tactical withdrawal’ Dozens of missiles hit Ukrainian military bases Kyiv/POKROVSK, Ukraine (Reuters) – Russian forces have fully occupied the eastern Ukrainian city of Severodonetsk on Saturday, both sides said, underlining the biggest setback on the Kyiv battlefield in … Read more

Ukrainians prepare to withdraw from the besieged city of Severodonetsk as Russians advance slowly

Ukraine’s EU candidacy will strengthen Europe – Zelensky Ukrainian forces take new positions in Severodonetsk Russia bombs targets across the Donbass River The war marks four months since the invasion Kyiv (Reuters) – Ukraine on Friday signaled the withdrawal of its forces from the city of Severodonetsk, which has seen weeks of fierce fighting, in … Read more

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