A serviceman mourns next to a Ukrainian flag at a makeshift memorial for fallen soldiers at Independence Square in Kyiv, on November 10 2023, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Sergei SUPINSKY / AFP

‘One war for another’: Ukrainian refugees return from Israel

Tetiana Kocheva fled her home in Ukraine’s northeastern city of Kharkiv after Russia invaded last year, taking refuge in Israel’s coastal town of Ashkelon, near Gaza.  Her husband had worked…

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A view of a damaged office block of the Moscow International Business Center (Moskva City) following a reported drone attack in Moscow on August 1.//AF{P

Drone hits office tower in Moscow: mayor

A drone hit an office tower in Moscow on Tuesday that was struck over the weekend, while at least one other drone was downed, the city’s mayor said. “Several drones…

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Why allowing Ukraine to ship grain during Russia’s war matters to the world

Agreements that the United Nations and Turkey brokered with Ukraine and Russia to allow food and fertilizer to get from the warring nations to parts of the world where millions…

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NATO, be careful what you wish for

The latest NATO summit in Lithuania seemed to please the Western alliance and Ukraine, its key beneficiary. If nothing else, they have come up with a strong plan to help…

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NATO’s common defense pledge that stands in the way of Ukraine’s admission while at war

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy may have gotten support and vague assurances from NATO leaders in Vilnius this week, but he ultimately returns home without a clear commitment that his country…

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NATO prepared to back Ukraine in its fight against Russia but not to extend membership

NATO leaders prepared to provide Ukraine with more military assistance for fighting Russia but only vague assurances of future membership as the alliance’s summit draws to a close on Wednesday….

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How many Russians have died in Ukraine? Data shows what Moscow hides

Nearly 50,000 Russian men have died in the war in Ukraine, according to the first independent statistical analysis of Russia’s war dead. Two independent Russian media outlets, Mediazona and Meduza,…

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Cambodian PM Hun Sen urges Ukraine not to use US cluster bombs

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, whose country still grapples with deadly war remnants, on Sunday urged Ukraine not to use cluster bombs, after Washington announced plans to send the weapons…

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US to send Ukraine cluster munitions, NATO makes membership pledge

The United States announced on Friday that it would supply Ukraine with widely banned cluster munitions for its counteroffensive against occupying Russian forces, and NATO’s leader said the military alliance…

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A resident walks in front of a heavily damaged residential building in the frontline town of Avdiivka, Donetsk region, on June 28, 2023, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. (Photo by Genya SAVILOV / AFP)

Ukraine says Russian troops advancing in ‘fierce fighting’

Ukraine said on Sunday that Russian troops were advancing in four areas in the east of the country amid “fierce fighting” but reported its forces moving forward in the south….

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Wagner chief Yevgeny Prigozhin’s forces had entered the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don after vowing to topple the top military brass © Handout / TELEGRAM/ @concordgroup_official/AFP

Putin slams ‘treason’ as forces tackle Wagner revolt

President Vladimir Putin warned Saturday that treason against his rule threatens Russia with civil war, as Moscow’s military launched an operation to tackle a revolt by the Wagner mercenary group.  The rapidly…

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Mercenary boss seizes southern city in Russia’s first insurrection for decades

Russian President Vladimir Putin vowed to crush an armed mutiny after the private army of mercenary boss Yevgeny Prigozhin seized control of a southern city as part of an attempt…

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FILE – In this handout photo taken from video released by Prigozhin Press Service on Friday, March 3, 2023, Yevgeny Prigozhin, the owner of the Wagner Group military company, addresses Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy asking him to withdraw the remaining Ukrainian forces from Bakhmut to save their lives, at an unspecified location in Ukraine. Prigozhin’s criticism of the top military brass is in stark contrast with more than two decades of rigidly controlled rule by President Vladimir Putin without any sign of infighting among his top lieutenants. (Prigozhin Press Service via AP, File)

Russian mercenary chief says his forces are rebelling, some left Ukraine and entered city in Russia

The owner of the Wagner private military contractor made his most direct challenge to the Kremlin yet, calling for an armed rebellion aimed at ousting Russia’s defense minister. The security…

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U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, June 19, 2023. REUTERS/Leah Millis/Pool

Xi, Blinken agree to stabilize US-China relations in Beijing talks

China and the United States agreed on Monday to stabilize their intense rivalry so it does not veer into conflict, but failed to produce any major breakthrough during a rare visit to Beijing by U.S. Secretary…

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G7 leaders’ statement: Ukraine has budget support for 2023 and early 2024

Group of Seven (G7) leaders on Friday said they had ensured that Ukraine had the budget support it needs for this year and early 2024 as they renewed their commitment to provide…

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Zelenskyy says ‘counteroffensive, defensive actions’ taking place in Ukraine

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Saturday that counteroffensive and defensive actions are underway against Russian forces, asserting that his top commanders are in a “positive” mindset as their troops engaged…

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Houses are seen underwater in the flooded village of Dnipryany, in Russian-occupied Ukraine, Wednesday, June 7, 2023, after the collapse of Kakhovka Dam. (AP Photo)

Drone footage of collapsed Ukrainian dam shows ruined structure, devastation and no sign of life

Exclusive drone footage of the collapsed Ukrainian dam and surrounding villages under Russian occupation shows the ruined structure falling into the flooded river and hundreds of submerged homes, greenhouses and…

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This handout SkySat image taken and released by Planet Labs PBC on June 6, 2023 shows water flowing through the damaged Kakhovka HPP dam in southern Ukraine. / AFP

War zone villagers flee after massive Ukraine dam destroyed

A torrent of water burst through a massive dam on the Dnipro River that separates Russian and Ukrainian forces in southern Ukraine on Tuesday, flooding a swathe of the war zone, forcing villagers…

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Indonesia proposes peace plan for Russia-Ukraine war; says conflict is no advantage for anyone

Indonesia’s defence minister proposed a plan Saturday to end the war between Russia and Ukraine at a defence summit in Singapore, an initiative that drew quick criticism from attendees. “I…

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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg arrives at Oslo City Hall during NATO’s informal meeting of foreign ministers in Oslo, Norway June 1, 2023. Hanna Johre/NTB/via REUTERS

NATO squabbles over speedy accession of Ukraine as decisive summit looms

Moscow cannot stop Ukraine from becoming a NATO member, the alliance’s chief Jens Stoltenberg said on Thursday, as divisions among allies about the speed of Kyiv’s accession became apparent only…

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Visiting Moldova, Zelenskiy says Ukraine ready for NATO membership

President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said during a trip to Moldova on Thursday that Ukraine was ready to be in the NATO military alliance, and that Kyiv was waiting for the bloc…

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Russia launched ‘largest drone attack’ on Ukrainian capital before Kyiv Day; 1 killed

Ukraine’s capital was subjected to the largest drone attack since the start of Russia’s war, local officials said, as Kyiv prepared to mark the anniversary of its founding on Sunday….

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Indonesia says it’s ready to broker Ukraine-Russia peace efforts

Indonesia is ready to broker peace efforts between Ukraine and Russia, said Indonesian President Joko Widodo during a bilateral meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, on the sidelines of the…

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Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky attends a bilateral meeting with US President Joe Biden during the G7 Leaders’ Summit in Hiroshima on May 21, 2023. (Photo by Brendan SMIALOWSKI / AFP)

Zelensky seeks diplomatic, military support in Hiroshima

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will plead for diplomatic and military support in Hiroshima Sunday as he addresses G7 allies and a few nations who have pointedly declined to condemn Russia’s…

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A full 60.9 million new internal displacements were meanwhile reported in 2022 including in Sudan © – / AFP/File

More than 71 mn people internally displaced worldwide in 2022

A “perfect storm” of overlapping crises forced tens of millions to flee within their own country last year, sending the number of internally displaced people to a record high, monitors said on Thursday. An…

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(File AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Real or not, reported Kremlin drone attack unsettles Russia

As Russian officials tell it, two Ukrainian drones flew into the very heart of Moscow under the cover of darkness, reaching the Kremlin before they were shot down at the…

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(File) Sputnik/Alexei Danichev/Pool via REUTERS

Russia says Ukraine tried to kill Putin with drone attack on Kremlin

Russia accused Ukraine on Wednesday of attacking the Kremlin with drones overnight in a failed bid to kill President Vladimir Putin. There was no immediate comment from Ukrainian authorities on the statement from Moscow,…

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People pay their respects in front of a damaged multistory residential building, where a Russian strike killed 23 people, in Uman, Cherkasy region, on April 30, 2023. (Photo by Genya SAVILOV / AFP)

34 wounded in Russian strikes on central Ukraine

Russian missile attacks across Ukraine early Monday wounded 34 people in the central Dnipropetrovsk region, including children, regional authorities said. The barrage followed another wave of attacks last week that…

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Russian missile and drone attack in Ukraine kills 23 people

Russia fired more than 20 cruise missiles and two drones at Ukraine early Friday, killing at least 23 people, almost all of them when two missiles slammed into an apartment…

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World military spending up to an all-time high – Watchdog

Global military spending grew for the eighth consecutive year in 2022 to an all-time high of $2.24 trillion, with a sharp rise in Europe, chiefly due to Russian and Ukrainian…

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U.S. airmen with the 436th Aerial Port Squadron use a forklift to move 155 mm shells ultimately bound for Ukraine, April 29, 2022, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

White House announces new artillery ammunition for Ukraine

The White House on Wednesday announced a new package of artillery ammunition for Ukraine as the pro-Western country gears up for an expected counter-offensive against Russian invasion. Press Secretary Karine…

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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with Governor of Primorsky Region Oleg Kozhemyako at Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow, Russia April 10, 2023. Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin via REUTERS/File Photo

Putin visits military headquarters in Ukraine’s Kherson region

Russian President Vladimir Putin has visited military headquarters in Ukraine’s Kherson and Luhansk regions which are partly held by Russia, the Kremlin said on Tuesday. Putin attended a military command meeting in the Kherson region to…

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Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang speaks during a joint press conference with German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing Friday, April 14, 2023. (Suo Takekuma/Pool Photo via AP)

China vows not to sell arms to any party in Ukraine war

China won’t sell weapons to either side in the war in Ukraine, the country’s foreign minister said Friday, responding to Western concerns that Beijing could provide military assistance to Russia….

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A Ukrainian APC seen on the road on the frontline in Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Sunday, April 9, 2023. (AP Photo/Libkos)

What we know so far on the leaked Pentagon documents

It’s been less than a week since news of highly classified military documents on the Ukraine war surfaced, sending the Pentagon into full-speed damage control to assure allies and assess…

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Macron says ‘counting’ on Xi to ‘bring Russia to its senses’

French President Emmanuel Macron told his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on Thursday that he was counting on him to “bring Russia to its senses” over its war in Ukraine. The…

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Finland to join NATO Tuesday April 4

Finland’s accession to NATO on Tuesday will be a direct result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said, adding the alliance would ensure that Sweden also becomes a full-fledged member. DIPLOMACY…

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Ukraine calls Russia UN presidency a ‘slap in the face’

Ukraine on Saturday branded Russia’s presidency of the UN Security Council for the month of April “a slap in the face”, joining a chorus of outrage from Western countries. Moscow…

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Putin says Moscow to place nuclear weapons in Belarus, US reacts cautiously

Russia will station tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus, President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday, sending a warning to NATO over its military support for Ukraine and escalating a standoff with the West. Although…

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UN accuses Russia, Ukraine forces of ‘summary executions’ of prisoners

The United Nations said Friday it was “deeply concerned” by what it said were summary executions of prisoners of war by both Russian and Ukrainian forces on the battlefield. The…

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Sputnik/Pavel Bednyakov/Pool via REUTERS

ICC judges issue arrest warrant for Putin over war crimes in Ukraine

The International Criminal Court (ICC) issued an arrest warrant on Friday against Russian President Vladimir Putin, accusing him of the war crime of illegally deporting hundreds of children from Ukraine. The bold legal move will obligate the court’s…

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Slovakia sends MIG-29 fighter jets to Ukraine

Slovakia on Friday became the second of Ukraine’s allies to provide MIG-29 fighter jets which Kyiv believes are crucial to repel Russia’s year-long invasion. Slovakia joined Poland, which announced its delivery of…

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Poland to be 1st NATO member to give Ukraine fighter jets

WARSAW, Poland — Poland said Thursday it plans to give Ukraine about a dozen MiG-29 fighter jets, which would make it the first NATO member to fulfill Kyiv’s increasingly urgent…

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Now late in the season, the melting slopes are topped up daily by snow cannons run on generators © Attila KISBENEDEK / AFP

‘Forget the war’: Ukraine ski slope offers respite from conflict

Far from the Ukraine war’s frontlines, only the whirring of generator-powered ski lifts disturbs the calm at Bukovel in the country’s west, a winter resort nestled in the pine-forested Carpathian…

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China urges Russia-Ukraine talks, UN supports no nukes clause

China called Friday for urgent peace talks as it released its plan to end the war in Ukraine, but several Western powers rebuffed the proposals while warning against Beijing’s closening…

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David Daly, ambassador of the European Union to Thailand,addresses the “12 Moments for Ukraine” event at the Bangkok Arts and Culture Center. (Photo courtesy of Delegation of the European Union to Thailand)

Bangkok-based diplomats show support for Ukraine

Diplomats and representatives from 36 countries and civil society joined a public solidarity event in Bangkok today (Friday), to mark the first anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The event,…

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Bad week for world peace

More resounding than explosions in Ukraine are words uttered over the past few days by top politicians of the rival superpowers. The statements did not quite offer anything new that…

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“Formula for Peace” to end Russia-Ukraine conflicts

Considering the time frame, it is not correct to assume that russia’s war against Ukraine started after 24, February 2022. In February last year, the world witnessed the escalation of…

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Germany’s foreign minister Annalena Baerbock address the United Nations General Assembly before a vote for a U.N. resolution upholding Ukraine’s territorial integrity and calling for a cessation of hostilities after Russia’s invasion, Thursday Feb. 23, 2023 at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

UN approves resolution calling for Russia to leave Ukraine

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly approved a nonbinding resolution Thursday that calls for Russia to end hostilities in Ukraine and withdraw its forces, sending a strong message…

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Russia’s President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with China’s Director of the Office of the Central Foreign Affairs Commission Wang Yi during a meeting in Moscow, Russia February 22, 2023. Sputnik/Anton Novoderezhkin/Pool via REUTERS

U.S. concerned by China-Russia ties as Putin signals Xi visit

The United States is concerned by greater alignment between China and Russia, the U.S. State Department said on Wednesday after Russian President Vladimir Putin hailed “new frontiers” in ties with Beijing and signalled China’s Xi Jinping…

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Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang looks on during his meeting with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry in Cairo, Egypt, January 15, 2023. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

China says it is ‘deeply worried’ about escalation of Ukraine conflict

China is “deeply worried” about the escalation of the Ukraine conflict and the possibility of the situation spiralling out of control, China’s foreign minister Qin Gang said on Tuesday. Beijing,…

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A year of disinformation around the war in Ukraine

The war in Ukraine has been accompanied by a ferocious battle of disinformation, waged in particular by pro-Russian agitators seeking to distort and shift the blame for many atrocities on…

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UK supporting Ukraine to ensure victory ‘this year’: PM

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Wednesday told parliament the UK would continue “to support Ukraine to ensure decisive military victory on the battlefield, this year”. “(Russian President) Vladimir Putin’s…

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TOKYO, JAPAN – JANUARY 31: NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg and Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida hold a joint media briefing on January 31, 2023 in Tokyo, Japan. Takashi Aoyama/Pool via REUTERS

NATO, Japan pledge to strengthen ties in face of ‘historic’ security threat

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg and Japanese premier Fumio Kishida pledged on Tuesday to strengthen ties, saying Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and its growing military cooperation with China had created the…

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Russia decries German decision to send tanks to Ukraine, West applauds

Germany will send Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine and approve their re-export from partner countries, German government spokesperson Steffen Hebestreit said on Wednesday. Russia has cast deliveries of heavy weapons to Ukraine as proof that the…

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Taiwan’s chief U.S. envoy Bi-khim Hsiao speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2023. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Envoy says Taiwan learns from Ukraine war

Taiwan has learned important lessons from Ukraine’s war that would help it deter any attack by China or defend itself if invaded, the self-ruled island’s top envoy to the U.S….

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A woman reacts near the site where a helicopter crashed near a kindergarten in Brovary, outside the capital Kyiv, killing Sixteen people, including two children and Ukrainian interior minister, on January 18, 2023, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. (Photo by Sergei SUPINSKY / AFP)

Ukraine minister among dead in helicopter crash

Ukraine’s interior minister was among more than a dozen people killed in a helicopter crash Wednesday near a kindergarten outside Kyiv, spurring condolences from allies. Officials initially said that 18…

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This photograph taken on January 14, 2023 shows a destroyed car and a residential building that were destroyed by a missile strike in Dnipro.(Photo by vitalii matokha / AFP)

Ukraine says key infrastructure hit, 14 killed in Russian strikes

Ukraine said Russia had unleashed a fresh barrage of missiles Saturday, killing at least 14 people, as Britain became the first Western country to offer it the heavy tanks it…

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A satellite view shows a destroyed school and buildings in south Soledar, Ukraine, January 10, 2023. Satellite image 2023 Maxar Technologies./Handout via REUTERS

Russia claims control of Soledar, Ukraine says fighting ongoing

Russia said on Friday that its forces had taken control of Soledar in eastern Ukraine, in what would be a rare success for Moscow after months of battlefield reverses, but Kyiv said its troops were still fighting in…

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US to send Ukraine dozens of Bradleys in $2.85B aid package

The U.S. will send Ukraine nearly $3 billion in military aid, in a massive new package that will for the first time include several dozen Bradley fighting vehicles, U.S. officials…

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Putin says ready for Ukraine talks if Kyiv accepts ‘new territorial realities’

President Vladimir Putin told Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan he was open to dialogue with Ukraine if Kyiv accepts territories occupied by Moscow as Russian, the Kremlin said Thursday.  “Putin again confirmed Russia’s openness to serious dialogue on…

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A man loads luggages on his car in front of a damaged residential building after shelling on Ukrainian city of Kherson on December 25, 2022, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. (Photo by Dimitar DILKOFF / AFP)

Ukrainian drone downed in Russian air base, 3 killed: agencies

(AFP) – Russian air defence troops downed a Ukrainian drone as it approached an air base in southern Russia and three people died after being struck by debris, Russian news…

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U.S. President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden welcome Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington, U.S., December 21, 2022. REUTERS/Leah Millis

Ukrainian Americans see Zelenskiy visit as promising sign, urge more U.S. support

Ukrainian Americans in Washington saw President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s U.S. visit as a promising sign that displayed strong relations between the countries but also urged more American assistance to defend against…

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File Photo (Sputnik/Alexei Danichev/Kremlin via REUTERS)

Putin says situation extremely difficult in Russian-annexed Ukrainian regions

Russian President Vladimir Putin said the situation in four areas of Ukraine that Moscow has unilaterally declared part of Russia was proving “extremely difficult”, one of his clearest public admissions…

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Local residents gather near a residential building as a critical power infrastructure object burns after a Russian drone attack, amid Russia’s attack on Ukraine, in Kyiv, Ukraine December 19, 2022. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

IMF approves program for Ukraine to help promote donor financing

The International Monetary Fund said on Monday it has approved a four-month program for Ukraine aimed at maintaining economic stability following Russia’s invasion of the country, and helping promote donor…

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FILE PHOTO: Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS

Ukraine’s Zelenskiy asks Western leaders for wide range of weapons systems

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Monday asked Western leaders meeting in Latvia, including British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, to supply a wide range of weapons systems. “I ask you to…

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Representatives of the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize laureates, from left: Natalia Pinchuk, the wife of Nobel Peace Prize winner Ales Bialiatski, Yan Rachinsky, chairman of the International Memorial Board and Oleksandra Matviychuk, head of the Ukraine’s Center for Civil Liberties pose with awards during the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony at Oslo City Hall, Norway, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022. This year’s Nobel Peace Prize was shared by jailed Belarus rights activist Ales Bialiatski, the Russian group Memorial and the Center for Civil Liberties in Ukraine. The Norwegian Nobel Committee said the laureates “have made an outstanding effort to document war crimes, human right abuses and the abuse of power. Together they demonstrate the significance of civil society for peace and democracy.” (AP Photo/ Markus Schreiber)

Nobel Peace Prize winners blast Putin’s invasion of Ukraine

The winners of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize from Belarus, Russia and Ukraine shared their visions of a fairer world and denounced Russian President Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine during…

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A flag flies in a square in the course of the Ukraine-Russia conflict in the city of Melitopol in the Zaporizhzhia region, Russian-controlled Ukraine October 13, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko/File Photo

Ukraine attacks occupied Melitopol, Russian side says two killed

Ukraine attacked occupied Melitopol in the country’s southeast on Saturday evening, the Russian-installed and exiled Ukrainian authorities of the strategically located city said. The pro-Moscow authorities said a missile attack…

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‘No diplomatic solution’ to Ukraine war: Nobel winner

There is no prospect of a negotiated end to the war in Ukraine, according to Irina Scherbakova, one of the co-founders of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Russian rights organisation Memorial. “I am absolutely convinced that there is…

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Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting with members of the Security Council via a video link from the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow, Russia December 2, 2022. Sputnik/Mikhail Metzel/Pool via REUTERS

Putin insincere about peace talks, takes war to new level of ‘barbarism’ – a top U.S. diplomat

Russian President Vladimir Putin is not sincere about peace talks with Ukraine while he is taking the war to a new level of “barbarism” by trying to turn off the…

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Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy is seen on the screen as he speaks during the 68th Annual Session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly in Madrid, Spain, November 21, 2022. REUTERS/Juan Medina/File Photo

Ukrainians suffer in cold, darkness as president implores U.N. to punish Russia

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy urged the United Nations Security Council to act against Russia over air strikes on civilian infrastructure that again plunged Ukrainian cities into darkness and cold as…

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People who lost relatives in the downing of MH17, hug at a bus stop after the court’s verdict at Schiphol airport, near Amsterdam, Netherlands, Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022. A Dutch court has convicted two Russians and a Ukrainian of the murders of 298 people who died in the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine. One Russian was acquitted for lack of evidence. (AP Photo/Phil Nijhuis)

3 convicted in 2014 downing of Malaysian jet over Ukraine

A Dutch court on Thursday convicted three men of murder for their role in shooting down a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet with a Russian surface-to-air missile, killing all 298 people aboard the…

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UN, Russia grain, fertiliser exports talks end without breakthrough

United Nations chiefs held talks with Russian officials Friday on the Black Sea agreements on exporting grain and fertilisers, eight days before one of the deals is set to expire….

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Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba (L) shakes hands with Cambodia’s Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn (R) during the signing ceremony of the Instrument of Accession to the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia (TAC) by Ukraine, in Phnom Penh on November 10, 2022. (Photo by TANG CHHIN SOTHY / AFP)

Ukraine signs ASEAN cooperation pact, Zelenskyy’s video address denied

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia  — Ukraine signed a cooperation treaty with ASEAN on Thursday in a largely symbolic act that comes as Kyiv tries to mobilize international support for the war…

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Ukrainian servicemen ride a 2S7 Pion self-propelled gun, as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, near a frontline in Kherson region, Ukraine November 9, 2022. REUTERS/Viacheslav Ratynskyi

Russia says troops leaving strategic Kherson, Ukraine doubts full pullout

Moscow ordered troops to withdraw from near the strategic southern Ukrainian city of Kherson in a major setback as a top U.S. general estimated Russia has suffered more than 100,000 killed or…

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Russia seeks sanctions exemptions for state bank in Ukraine grain deal talks – sources

Russia wants the West to ease restrictions on state agriculture lender Rosselkhozbank to facilitate Russian grain exports, according to four sources familiar with the request, made during talks to extend…

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ainian servicemen fire a self-propelled howitzer toward Russian positions, amid Russia’s attack on Ukraine, on a frontline in Mykolaiv region, Ukraine November 2, 2022. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko/File Photo

Russia signals retreat in southern Ukraine but Kyiv fears trap

A Russian-installed official in southern Ukraine said Moscow will likely pull its troops from the west bank of the Dnipro River in Kherson and urged civilians to leave, possibly signalling…

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(File) His Excellency Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia

Cambodia offers to host Russia-Ukraine talks during ASEAN summit

Cambodia has offered to use the upcoming ASEAN summit in Phnom Penh next week to host talks between Russia and Ukraine, according to a senior official of the Cambodian Foreign…

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So far in the war, none of the seven world heritage sites have been damaged Fabrice COFFRINI AFP

UN satellite analysis tracks Ukraine cultural damage

The United Nations is using before-and-after satellite imagery to monitor the cultural destruction inflicted by Russia’s war in Ukraine, announcing Wednesday it will launch its tracking platform publicly within weeks. The UN’s culture agency UNESCO said…

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Thailand’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Don Pramudwinai

Thailand abstained on UN vote to have its voice heard – FM Don

Thailand abstained from the UN resolution to condemn Russia’s annexation of eastern regions of Ukraine last week because it wants its voice on the crisis to be heard, according to…

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Smokes rises on outskirts of the city during a Russian missile attack, as their invasion of Ukraine continues, in Kyiv, Ukraine October 18, 2022. REUTERS/Stringer

Two killed in Kyiv as Russia attacks Ukrainian energy facilities

A Russian missile strike killed two people in Kyiv as Moscow pounded Ukrainian energy facilities on Tuesday, causing explosions, fires and power outages. Thick smoke rose into the sky after several loud…

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Firefighters work after a drone attack on buildings in Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, Oct. 17, 2022. Waves of explosive-laden suicide drones struck Ukraine’s capital as families were preparing to start their week early Monday, the blasts echoing across Kyiv, setting buildings ablaze and sending people scurrying to shelters. (AP Photo/Roman Hrytsyna)

Suicide drones strike fear in Ukraine’s capital, killing 4

Waves of explosives-laden suicide drones struck Ukraine’s capital Monday, setting buildings ablaze, tearing a hole in one of them and sending people scurrying for cover or trying to shoot them…

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An activist Oleg Slabochpitsky, 33-years-old, removing a road sign reading ‘Moskovska Str’ or ‘Moscow Street’, after Kyiv City Hall recently voted to rename 142 streets whose names refer to Russia, in Kyiv. (Photo by Sergei SUPINSKY / AFP)

Thailand’s abstention in UN vote on Russia’s annexation ‘a pointless exercise to please Moscow’

Thailand’s decision to abstain from voting on a United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) resolution that rejected Russia’s annexation of four eastern regions in Ukraine, far from proving its neutrality, is…

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A Russian military truck drives past an unexploded munition during Ukraine-Russia conflict in the Russia-controlled village of Chornobaivka, Ukraine July 26, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

Russia, under pressure in southern Ukraine, captures villages in east

Russian-backed forces have made some advances in eastern Ukraine, Britain said on Friday, even as Moscow’s hold weakens in the south, where a Russian-installed official has offered to help residents…

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An armoured truck of pro-Russian troops is parked near Ukraine’s former regional council’s building during Ukraine-Russia conflict in the Russia-controlled city of Kherson, Ukraine July 25, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

Ukraine says more than 600 settlements liberated in past month, including 75 in Kherson

Ukraine’s armed forces have liberated more than 600 settlements from the Russian occupation in the past month, including 75 in the highly strategic Kherson region, Ukraine’s Ministry for Reintegration of…

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Thailand believes condemnation will reduce chances of resolving conflict in Ukraine

Thailand abstained during the UN vote to condemn Russia’s annexation of four regions of Ukraine because it believes that such condemnation, when the situation in Ukraine is escalating, will reduce…

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A general view shows voting results during a UN General Assembly emergency meeting to discuss Russian annexations in Ukraine at the UN headquarters in New York City on October 12, 2022. The United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday overwhelmingly voted to condemn Russia’s annexations of parts of Ukraine after Moscow vetoed a similar effort in the Security Council. Ed JONES / AFP

Thailand abstains in UN vote condemning Russia’s “illegal referenda” in Ukraine

Thailand has abstained, as did China and India, in a vote on the UN resolution not to recognise the four regions of Ukraine which Russia has claimed, following referenda held…

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Live video monitors show United Nations Ambassador from Russia, Vasily Nebenzya, addressing the U.N. General Assembly before a vote on a resolution condemning Russia’s illegal referendum in Ukraine, Wednesday Oct. 12, 2022 at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

UN demands Russia reverse ‘illegal’ annexations in Ukraine

The U.N. General Assembly voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to condemn Russia’s “attempted illegal annexation” of four Ukrainian regions and demand its immediate reversal, a sign of strong global opposition to the…

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Cars are on fire after Russia’s missile attack in Kyiv, Ukraine October 10, 2022. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

Why Russia’s missiles on Ukraine have limited impact

Russia’s biggest air strikes against Ukraine since the start of the war killed at least 19 people, drove thousands of Ukrainians back into air raid shelters and knocked out electricity…

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This infrared satellite image shows damage to the Kerch Bridge, which connects the Crimean Peninsula with Russia crossing a strait between the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov, and rail cars on fire on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022. | Maxar Technologies via AP

Putin calls Kerch Bridge attack ‘a terrorist act’ by Kyiv

Russian news reports say President Vladimir Putin is calling the attack on the Kerch Bridge to Crimea a terrorist act carried out by Ukrainian special services. “There’s no doubt it…

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This photograph taken on October 7, 2022 shows destroyed buildings in Yats’kivka, on the east bank of the Oskil River, eastern Ukraine. (Photo by SERGEY BOBOK / AFP)

IMF releases $1.3 bn in emergency aid for Ukraine

(AFP) – The International Monetary Fund announced Friday it will provide $1.3 billion in emergency aid to Ukraine through its new food crisis assistance program. The package will help meet…

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Berit Reiss-Andersen, head of the Nobel Committee, announces the winner of this year’s Peace Prize at the Nobel Institute in Oslo, Norway, Friday, Oct. 7, 2022. (Heiko Junge/NTB Scanpix via AP)

Nobel Peace Prize to activists from Belarus, Russia, Ukraine

Human rights activists from Ukraine, Belarus and Russia won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, a strong rebuke to Russian President Vladimir Putin, whose invasion of Ukraine ruptured decades of…

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How real are Putin’s nuclear threats in Ukraine?

Russian President Vladimir Putin warns that he won’t hesitate to use nuclear weapons to ward off Ukraine’s attempt to reclaim control of Moscow-occupied areas that the Kremlin is about to…

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Ukrainian servicemen ride a tank along a main road, as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, in the town of Izium, recently liberated by Ukrainian Armed Forces, in Kharkiv region, Ukraine September 20, 2022. REUTERS/Umit Bektas/File Photo

G7 countries agree on unity in Ukraine support -Japan foreign minister

Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven (G7) advanced economies confirmed in a meeting in New York on Wednesday their cooperation in extending support for Ukraine, Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi…

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AFP File photo: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

UN chief warns education becoming ‘great divider’

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Monday that unequal education was quickly dividing the planet as he sought to keep development on the agenda ahead of a week of diplomacy focused on global crises….

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Forensic technicians carry a bodybag at the site of a mass grave in a forest on the outskirts of Izyum, eastern Ukraine on 18 September, 2022 / AFP

Kremlin dismisses mass burial discoveries as ‘lies’

The Kremlin on Monday denied its forces were responsible for large-scale killings in east Ukraine and accused Kyiv of fabricating its discoveries of mass graves in recaptured territory. In the latest incident spurring fears of an…

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A Ukrainian serviceman walks among graves of mostly unidentified civilians and Ukrainian soldiers at an improvised cemetery in the town of Izium, recently recently liberated by the Ukrainian Armed Forces during a counteroffensive operation, amid Russia’s attack on Ukraine, in Kharkiv region, Ukraine September 15, 2022. REUTERS/Oleksandr Khomenko

Ukraine says hundreds of bodies found in mass burial site

Ukrainian officials said on Friday they had found hundreds of bodies, some with their hands tied behind their backs, buried in territory recaptured from Russian forces, in what President Volodymyr…

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File photo (Sergei Bobylev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Putin vows to press attack on Ukraine; courts India, China

SAMARKAND, Uzbekistan (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin vowed Friday to press his attack on Ukraine despite Ukraine’s latest counteroffensive and warned that Moscow could ramp up its strikes on…

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Russian President Vladimir Putin talks to Chinese President Xi Jinping during a meeting on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Samarkand, Uzbekistan September 15, 2022. Sputnik/Alexandr Demyanchuk/Pool via REUTERS

Putin says Xi has questions and concerns over Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said he understood that Xi Jinping had questions and concerns about the situation in Ukraine but praised China’s leader for what he said was a “balanced”…

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FILE – Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, and Russian President Vladimir Putin pose for a photo at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit in Qingdao in eastern China’s Shandong Province on June 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)

Putin, Xi meet for high-stakes talks in challenge to West

Russia’s Vladimir Putin and China’s Xi Jinping gather with other Asian leaders in the ancient Silk Road city of Samarkand from Thursday for a regional summit touted as a challenge to Western global influence. Xi and Putin will be…

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A Ukrainian service member stands on a Russian 2S19 Msta-S self-propelled howitzer captured during a counteroffensive operation, amid Russia’s attack on Ukraine, in Kharkiv region, Ukraine, in this handout picture released September 12, 2022. Press service of the 25th Airborne Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine/Handout via REUTERS

Ukraine calls for more Western arms after Russia pullback

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy is calling on the West to speed up deliveries of weapons systems as Ukrainian troops move to consolidate control over a large swath of northeastern territory…

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