Ukraine: Russia bombs Kharkiv and urges Donbass to attack

KHARKIV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s second-largest city, Kharkiv, was rocked by a deadly Russian bombing attack on Friday as Moscow continued its offensive to capture key points in the eastern Donbass region with more shelling of residential areas. The shelling of Kharkiv, which local officials said left at least nine people dead, raised fears that Russia … Read more

Kremlin: Kremlin accuses Ukraine of ‘contradictory’ statements on peace talks

The Kremlin said on Friday it blamed Ukraine for the stalled peace talks between the two countries, saying it was unclear what Kyiv wanted. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on a call with reporters: “Ukrainian leaders constantly make contradictory statements. This does not allow us to fully understand what the Ukrainian side wants.” Ukrainian President … Read more

Ukraine says war in east is at ‘maximum intensity’

Ukraine said on Thursday the war in the east of the country had reached its fiercest level yet as it urged Western allies to match words with support against invading Russian forces. The Kremlin on Thursday accused Western countries of blocking ships carrying grain from leaving Ukrainian ports, dismissing accusations that Russia was to blame.

Ukraine says war in east is at ‘maximum intensity’

Ukraine said on Thursday the war in the east of the country had reached its fiercest level yet as it urged Western allies to match words with support against invading Russian forces. The Kremlin on Thursday accused Western countries of blocking ships carrying grain from leaving Ukrainian ports, dismissing accusations that Russia was to blame. … Read more

Ukraine says war in the east is at ‘maximum intensity’

Ukraine said on Thursday the war in the east of the country had reached its fiercest level yet as it urged Western allies to match words with support against invading Russian forces. The Kremlin on Thursday accused Western countries of blocking ships carrying grain from leaving Ukrainian ports, dismissing accusations that Russia was to blame. … Read more

Putin’s airborne forces suffer heavy losses after tactical failures

V Ladimir Putin’s airborne forces suffered heavy casualties after being thrown into battles better suited to heavier armored infantry units, British defense chiefs said on Thursday. They pointed out that the elite VDV, Russia’s airborne forces, had been involved in a number of “tactical failures” in Mr Putin’s war in Ukraine which began just over … Read more

Fighting rages as Russia eyes protracted war in Ukraine

In Ukraine’s second-largest city, Kharkiv, the metro reopened on Tuesday after months of use as a bomb shelter Russia signaled on Tuesday that it was preparing for a long war in Ukraine as the conflict entered its fourth month with heavy fighting in the east but signs of some normality returning elsewhere. “We will continue … Read more

Missiles, helicopters: 20 countries offer new weapons to Ukraine

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – About 20 countries offered new security assistance programs to Ukraine to combat invading Russian forces at a meeting of allies on Monday, the U.S. Defense Secretary said. Lloyd Austin. In their second meeting, nearly four dozen countries and organizations forming the Ukraine Defense Contact Group met online to discuss aid to Ukraine, … Read more

kyiv court convicts Russian of war crimes as Zelensky woos Davos

Map of Ukraine showing the position of military forces in Ukraine as of May 23, 07:00 GMT A Ukrainian court on Monday found a young Russian soldier guilty of war crimes for killing a civilian and sentenced him to life in prison, in the first such verdict since the invasion of Russia three months ago. … Read more