Ukraine forces to retreat from battleground city: governor

Ukraine says their troops will ‘hold on as long as necessary’ Ukrainian forces will retreat from Severodonetsk in the face of a brutal Russian offensive that is reducing the battleground eastern city to rubble, a senior Ukrainian official said Friday. The news came shortly after the European Union made a strong show of support for … Read more

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

Ben Stiller meets Zelenskyy in Kyiv, tells president ‘You’re my hero’ – National

Actor and director Ben Stiller met Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv on Monday to mark World Refugee Day. Stiller, who was visiting Ukraine as a goodwill ambassador of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), gushed about Zelenskyy upon meeting, telling the president, “You’re amazing.” Stiller’s visit to the country comes as the … Read more

Ukrainian troops may have to retreat from flashpoint city: governor

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov pledged to ensure the safe passage of vessels from Ukraine concerns mount over grain stuck in Ukrainian ports Kyiv’s forces may have to retreat from the eastern city of Severodonetsk, a senior Ukrainian official granted on Wednesday, as diplomatic efforts intensified to unblock grain stuck in Ukraine’s ports. The strategic … Read more

Russia claims progress in fight for Ukraine flashpoint city

Russia claimed Tuesday that its forces had taken full control of residential neighborhoods in eastern Ukraine’s Severodonetsk, after Kyiv said its outnumbered troops were fighting on in the key eastern hub. The brutal weeks-long contest for the key city in the Lugansk region continued to grind on, with civilians fleeing and some 800 taking refuge … Read more

Fighting in Ukraine flashpoint city as grain export talks begin

Russia on Tuesday reported its forces had taken full control of residential neighborhoods in Ukraine’s flashpoint city of Severodonetsk, after Kyiv said its troops were fighting on in the key eastern hub despite being outnumbered. Amid stark warnings of global food shortages partly blamed on the war, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov arrived in Turkey … Read more

Ukraine president says ‘outnumbered’ in strategic city Severodonetsk

Russian shellings have left Ukrainian railway infrastructure in Kyiv in smouldering ruin in the first such strikes on the capital since April 28. Moscow states its missiles have “destroyed T-72 tanks supplied by eastern European countries and other armored vehicles,” while Ukrainian officials say the infrastructures are purely railway wagons repair facilities. Ukrainian troops suffered … Read more

Ukraine suffers setbacks in strategic city Severodonetsk

Lysychansk was among areas visited Sunday by President Volodymyr Zelensky Ukrainian troops suffered setbacks after retaking parts of flashpoint eastern city Severodonetsk from Russian forces, local officials said on Monday, as the see-saw battle raged on for the strategically important city. With Russia bringing the weight of its artillery to bear around Severodonetsk — the … Read more

Putin warns of strikes over missile supplies as blasts rock Kyiv

Ukrainian officials have said Russian missiles hit railway infrastructure sites in Kyiv Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Sunday that Moscow will hit new targets if the West supplies Ukraine with long-range missiles, hours after several explosions rocked the Ukrainian capital Kyiv. If Kyiv is provided with such missiles “we will draw the appropriate conclusions and … Read more

Explosions rock Kyiv as battle for Severodonetsk rages

In his nightly address, on the 100th day of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, President Volodymyr Zelensky pours scorn on the Russian army saying what remains of it is ‘war crimes, shame and hatred.’ Since Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered troops into Ukraine, thousands of people have been killed, millions felt fleeing and towns turned into … Read more