Ukraine war: Volodymyr Zelensky blasts Israel over refusal to sanction Russia

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has not minced words in criticizing a particular country for its refusal to sanction Russia. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Thursday intensified his criticism of Israel’s refusal to sanction Russia, during an address by the Jewish leader to the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Zelensky’s speech four months into Russia’s war on … 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

Ukraine mechanics turn rally cars into ‘combat buggies’

Since the start of the war, Volodymyr Tarkhov says he and his friends have converted around 30 ordinary passenger cars for the military At a workshop in Zaporizhzhia in southern Ukraine, mechanics are hard at work turning rally cars into vehicles that can be used to fight Russian troops on the frontline. They change mufflers, … Read more

‘We prepare for worst’, says governor of Ukraine frontline region

In Lysychansk, there are signs of preparations for street fighting: soldiers digging in, putting up barbed wire and police placing burnt-out vehicles sideways across roads to slow traffic The governor of the eastern region now seeing heavy fighting with Russia, Sergiy Gaiday, opened the pockets of his flack jacket Saturday to show gun cartridges and … Read more

EU backs Ukraine’s ‘European dream’ as Russia cuts gas supplies

Map of Ukraine showing position of military forces in Ukraine as of June 17, 0700 GMT Europe feels a powerful symbol of solidarity with Ukraine on Friday, when Brussels backed Kyiv’s bid for EU candidate status, even as Russia shelled frontline Ukrainian cities and cut back gas supplies to the West. With the European Commission’s … Read more

Russians bid to encircle Severodonetsk, Zelensky pleads for arms

Maksym Katerin stands in the yard of his damaged house after his mother and stepfather were killed during shelling in Lysychansk Russian forces on Tuesday stepped up efforts to cut off troops in the key industrial city of Severodonetsk in the east of the country despite Ukrainians insisting they were holding on. Moscow has laid … Read more

Ukraine hits Russian targets, France offers Odessa help

Ukraine tried to push back Russian troops in the east and south on Friday as France offered to help ensure access to the port of Odessa and ease a global grain crisis. The United Nations and Western countries meanwhile fresh raised concerns over death handed sentences by pro-Russian separatists to two Britons and a Moroccan … Read more

The Mariupol diary: Ukraine war seen by 8-year-old boy

The family used to live near the Azovstal steel works — the site of a last stand by Ukrainian soldiers The horrors of the bloodiest chapter so far in the Ukraine conflict are poignantly captured in the words and drawings of an eight-year-old boy. Yegor Kravtsov kept a secret diary in Mariupol the Ukrainian forces … Read more

Ukraine says troops may have to pull back from flashpoint city

Russian forces have wrought destruction since the February 24 invasion of Ukarine 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 city has become the focus of Russia’s offensive as it seeks … 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