EU weighs Ukraine candidacy as Russia inflicts ‘hell’ in east

A partially destroyed educational and laboratory building at a Kharkiv college struck by Russian rocket fire EU leaders met in Brussels on Thursday to discuss making Ukraine a candidate to join the bloc, a “decisive” moment likely to infuriate Russia as its forces battled stiff resistance to advance in the embattled eastern Donbas region. Western … Read more

Russia plans to execute foreigners caught in Mariupol, Ukraine

A Russian politician has delivered a staggering rant on live TV about exactly what Putin’s men plan to do with British fighters caught in Ukraine. Foreign fighters who crossed into Ukraine to join the war against Russia are facing a sickening execution at the hands of separatist authorities who want to send a message to … Read more

Russian warship’s ‘unacceptable provocation’ in NATO waters

A Russian warship has violated NATO waters twice in recent days, prompting a blunt admonition from the rest of the world. A Russian warship has violated NATO waters twice in “unacceptable provocation”. Denmark’s military says a Russian corvette entered its territorial waters in the early hours of Friday near the island of Christiansoe in the … Read more

Ukraine war: Russia scraps army age limit

Russia has made a desperate move to bolster its number of soldiers on the front line as the Ukraine war drags on. Russia’s parliament on Wednesday passed a law scrapping an upper age limit for people signing up to join the army, in a sign Moscow may be looking to recruit more troops for its … Read more

Ukraine warns only diplomacy can end war

Images of smoke rising from buildings and shelling is heard in the background as Russian forces attack the frontline city of Severodonetsk, one of several besieged in the besieged east of Ukraine. IMAGES Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has warned only a diplomatic breakthrough rather than an outright military victory can end Russia’s war on his … Read more

Ukraine orders end to defence of Mariupol

Ukraine on Friday ordered its last troops holed up in Mariupol’s besieged Azovstal steelworks to lay down their arms after nearly three months of desperate resistance against a ferocious Russian assault. Russia’s flattening of the strategic port city has drawn multiple accusations of war crimes, including a deadly attack on a maternity ward, and Ukraine … Read more

Ukraine steelworks troops surrender as Russian soldier says sorry

US President Joe Biden receives Finnish President Sauli Niinisto and Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson at the White House Russia said Thursday that 1,730 Ukrainian soldiers had surrendered this week at the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol, showing some emerging on crutches after a desperate battle that has become emblematic of the nearly three-month-old war. … Read more

Ukraine steelworks defenders surrender as Russian pleas for forgiveness

Vadim Shishimarin, a shaven-headed sergeant from Irkutsk in Siberia, is expected to be the first of many prosecuted by Ukraine Russia said Thursday that 1,730 Ukrainian soldiers had surrendered this week at the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol, showing some emerging on crutches after an all-out battle that has become emblematic of the nearly three-month-old … Read more

Ukraine steelworks defenders surrender but Kyiv vows ‘unbreakable’ spirit

The first war crimes trial since Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine, against a Russian soldier accused of killing an unarmed civilian, underway in Kyiv. Russian serviceman Vadim, 21, appears at a district court, Shi Shi Ukraine, accused of killing a 62-year-old man in north-east and charged with war crimes and premeditated murder. The trial, expected to … Read more

Russian pleads guilty as Ukraine holds first war crimes trial

A 21-year-old Russian soldier on Wednesday pleaded guilty to the cold-blooded murder of a Ukrainian civilian, as Kyiv began a judicial reckoning for alleged atrocities after nearly three months of war. Ukraine’s first trial for war crimes since Russia invaded on February 24 came as President Vladimir Putin was also forced to reckon with the … Read more