Ukraine’s Zelensky urges European unity; Russian reservists suffer heavy losses

‘We share your pain’: Putin meets with mothers of Russian soldiers President Vladimir Putin met on Friday with the mothers of Russian soldiers fighting in Ukraine, telling them that he and his country shared their pain. Sitting with the group of women around a table with tea and cake, Putin said he understood that nothing … Read more

Ukraine’s Zelensky urges European unity; Russian reservists suffer heavy losses

‘We share your pain’: Putin meets with mothers of Russian soldiers President Vladimir Putin met on Friday with the mothers of Russian soldiers fighting in Ukraine, telling them that he and his country shared their pain. Sitting with the group of women around a table with tea and cake, Putin said he understood that nothing … Read more

Russia can no longer rely on General Winter – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. KYIV – He helped beat Napoleon’s Grande Armée and Hitler’s Wehrmacht. General Winter was always supposed to be a good friend to Russian forces. But this year, his loyalties are less certain. President Vladimir Putin can no longer count on Russia’s old ally now … Read more

UK PM Sunak makes surprise trip to Kyiv, boosts defense aid

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak promised 125 anti-aircraft guns and other air-defense technology as he made an unannounced visit Saturday — his first — to Ukraine’s snow-blanketed capital for talks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. The air-defense package, which Britain valued at 50 million pounds ($60 million), comes as Russia has … Read more

Time for Ukraine to talk to Russia? ‘Nuts!’ – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. Jamie Dettmer is opinion editor at POLITICO Europe. LVIV, Ukraine – “One thing is for sure: the Ukrainians do not want any negotiations,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters Thursday in Moscow. And never has he uttered a truer word. They don’t. No one … Read more

G-20 to condemn Russia’s Ukraine invasion, urge an end

NUSA DUA, Indonesia (AP) — Leaders of most of the world’s economic powers are nearing approval of a declaration strongly denouncing Russia’s invasion that has devastated Ukraine and ruined the global economy. Even China, which has mostly declined to censure Russia until now, and India, which buys weapons from Russia, are providing encouraging words. On … Read more

Zelenskyy calls liberation of Kherson ‘beginning of the end’

Kherson, Ukraine (AP) — President Volodymyr Zelenskyy triumphantly walked the streets of the newly liberated city of Kherson on Monday, hailing Russia’s withdrawal as the “beginning of the end of the war,” but also acknowledging the heavy price Ukrainian troops are paying in their grinding effort to push back the invaders. The retaking of Kherson … Read more

Ukraine war: Kherson liberation ‘beginning of the end of the war’, says Zelenskyy

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has made his first visit to Kherson since the southern city was recaptured. He hailed the Russian withdrawal as the “beginning of the end of the war” but also acknowledged the heavy price Ukrainian soldiers are paying in their grinding effort to push back the invading force. Zelenskyy walked the streets … Read more

Zelenskyy says Ukrainian special military units in Kherson

MYKOLAIV, Ukraine (AP) – Ukraine’s president said Friday that special military units have entered Kherson, a major regional capital that Russian forces had captured early in the war. Residents took to the streets to celebrate Russia’s withdrawal, the latest pullback by Moscow as it faces intense resistance. In a video address hours after Russia said … Read more

Ukraine war: Donetsk ‘epicentre’ of fighting, Kherson latest, ‘genuine’ peace talks debated

1. Donetsk still the ‘epicentre’ of fighting in Ukraine war, Kyiv says Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on Monday that the Donetsk region in the east remained the “epicenter” of fighting in the conflict, with hundreds of Russians being killed every day. “The Donetsk region remains the epicenter of the greatest madness of the occupiers,” … Read more