FILE – A dump track unloads grain in a granary in the village of Zghurivka, Ukraine, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022. A ship approached Ukraine on Friday, Aug. 12, 2022, to pick up wheat for hungry people in Ethiopia, in the first food delivery to Africa under a U.N.-brokered plan to unblock grain trapped by Russia’s war and bring relief to some of the millions worldwide on the brink of starvation. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky, File)

Ship heads to Ukraine to get grain for food-starved Africa

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A ship approached Ukraine on Friday to pick up wheat for hungry people in Ethiopia, in the first food delivery to Africa under a U.N.-brokered plan…

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A Ukrainian service member stands in a front of a residential building damaged by a shelling, as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, in the town of Okhtyrka, in the Sumy region, Ukraine March 24, 2022. Iryna Rybakova/Press service of the Ukrainian Ground Forces/Handout via REUTERS

Amnesty regrets ‘distress’ caused by report rebuking Ukraine

KYIV (Reuters) – Amnesty International apologised on Sunday for “distress and anger” caused by a report accusing Ukraine of endangering civilians which infuriated President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and triggered the resignation of its Kviy office head. The rights group published…

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A firefighter works to douse a fire in a building, as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, in Mykolaiv, in this handout picture released on July 31, 2022. State Emergency Service of Ukraine in Mykolaiv Region/Handout via REUTERS

Russian strikes kill Ukrainian grain tycoon; drone hits Russian naval base

KYIV, July 31 (Reuters) – Russian missiles pounded the southern Ukrainian port city of Mykolaiv on Sunday, killing the owner of a major grain exporter, while a drone strike on Russia’s Black Sea naval base in Sevastopol was launched from within the city…

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A combine harvests wheat during Ukraine-Russia conflict in the Russia-controlled village of Muzykivka in the Kherson region, Ukraine July 26, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

Ukraine’s Zelenskiy says harvest could be halved by war

ODESA, July 31 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s president said on Sunday that the country’s harvest could be half its usual amount this year due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. “Ukrainian harvest this…

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An interior view shows a classroom of a professional college heavily damaged by a Russian missile strike, as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, in Kharkiv, Ukraine July 30, 2022. REUTERS/Sofiia Gatilova

Russia invites U.N., Red Cross experts to probe Ukraine jail deaths

ODESA, Ukraine, July 31 (Reuters) – Russia on Sunday invited United Nations and Red Cross experts to probe the deaths of dozens of Ukrainian prisoners held by Moscow-backed separatists, while Ukraine’s president…

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Law enforcement officers block a street following a reported combat drone attack on the Russian Black Sea Fleet’s headquarters in Sevastopol, Crimea July 31, 2022. REUTERS/Stringer

Russian official says Ukraine carried out drone attack on Black Sea fleet HQ

July 31 (Reuters) – A senior official in Russian-annexed Crimea accused Ukraine on Sunday of carrying out a drone attack ahead of planned celebrations to mark Navy Day, injuring five and forcing…

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A damaged operating theatre is seen in a hospital in Trostyanets which staff said Russian troops attacked with tanks during their occupation of the town, Ukraine, March 30, 2022. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Ukraine says 18 medics killed, hundreds of facilities damaged since invasion

KYIV, July 24 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s health ministry said at least 18 medical personnel had been killed and nearly 900 medical facilities damaged or destroyed by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine,…

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Emergency crew work amidst collapsed building site in Chuhuiv Town, Kharkiv, Ukraine, in this handout image obtained by REUTERS on July 16, 2022. State Emergency Service of Ukraine/Handout via REUTERS

Russia preparing for next stage of offensive, Ukraine says

KYIV, July 17 (Reuters) – Russia is preparing for the next stage of its offensive in Ukraine, a Ukrainian military official said, after Moscow said its forces would step up military operations…

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Farmers harvest wheat as Vuhlehirsk’s heat power plant burns in the distance after a shelling, amid Russia’s attack on Ukraine, in the Donbas region, Ukraine July 13, 2022. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Breakthrough at Ukraine grain export talks as heavy shelling continues

ISTANBUL/UNITED NATIONS, New York, July 14 (Reuters) – Ukraine, the United Nations and Turkey hailed progress at talks aiming to resume Black Sea grain exports blocked by Russia and ease the risk…

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Rescuers work at a site of a shopping mall hit by a Russian missile strike, as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, in Kremenchuk, in Poltava region, Ukraine June 27, 2022. Picture taken June 27, 2022. REUTERS/Anna Voitenko

Rescuers dig for survivors after Russian missiles pound Ukrainian shopping mall

KREMENCHUK, Ukraine (Reuters) – Firefighters and soldiers searched on Tuesday for survivors in the rubble of a shopping mall in central Ukraine after a Russian missile strike killed at least 16 people in an attack condemned by the United Nations and…

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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a BRICS+ meeting during the BRICS summit via a video link in the Moscow region, Russia June 24, 2022. Sputnik/Mikhail Metzel/Kremlin via REUTERS

Russia’s Putin to make first foreign trips since launching Ukraine war

LONDON, June 26 (Reuters) – Vladimir Putin will visit two small former Soviet states in central Asia this week, Russian state television reported on Sunday, in what would be the…

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US President Joe Biden waves as he disembarks from Air Force One upon his arrival at the Franz Josef Strauss Airport in Munich, southern Germany on June 25, 2022, on the eve of the G7 summit. (Photo by Christof Stache / AFP)

Ukraine, hunger, inflation: G7 leaders navigate myriad of crises

G7 leaders including US President Joe Biden gather on Sunday in southern Germany, seeking emphatic backing for Ukraine against Russia’s invasion while grappling with the intensifying global fallout of the…

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President Joe Biden, center, is accompanied by Bavarian Prime Minister Markus Soeder, second right, after arriving at Franz-Josef-Strauss Airport near Munich, Germany Saturday, June 25, 2022, ahead of the G7 summit. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Biden’s mission in Europe: Shore up alliance against Russia

President Joe Biden is out to sustain the global alliance punishing Russia for its invasion of Ukraine as he embarks on a five-day trip to Europe as the 4-month-old war…

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Dmitry Muratov speaks during the auction of his 2021 Nobel Peace Prize medal by Heritage Auctions in New York City, New York, U.S., June 20, 2022. REUTERS/David ‘Dee’ Delgado

Russian journalist’s Nobel Peace Prize fetches record $103.5 mln at auction to aid Ukraine children

June 21 (Reuters) – Dmitry Muratov, the co-winner of the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize and the editor of one of Russia’s last major independent newspapers, auctioned off his Nobel medal for a record $103.5 million to aid children displaced by the war in Ukraine. All…

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NATO’s Stoltenberg says Russia’s war in Ukraine could last for years. (Valeria Mongelli | Afp)

NATO warns of long Ukraine war as Russian assaults follow EU boost for Kyiv

KYIV, June 19 (Reuters) – The war in Ukraine could last for years, the head of NATO said on Sunday, as Russia stepped up its assaults after the European Union recommended that…

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A photo of Yuliia Paievska, known as Taira, looks in a mirror and turns off her camera in Mariupol, Ukraine, on Feb. 27, 2022. (Yuliia Paievska via AP)

Russia frees captive medic who filmed Mariupol’s horror

A celebrated Ukrainian medic whose footage was smuggled out of the besieged city of Mariupol by an Associated Press team was freed by Russian forces on Friday, three months after…

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A satellite image shows a close up view of a damaged bridge, in Rubizhne, Ukraine June 11, 2022. Maxar Technologies/Handout via REUTERS

No way out for Ukrainians in embattled city as Russian forces destroy last bridge

KYIV (Reuters) – Russian forces cut off all routes for evacuating citizens from the eastern Ukrainian city of Sievierodonetsk by destroying the last bridge linking it to a Ukrainian held city on the other side of the river, a Ukrainian official said….

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Ukraine Deputy Foreign Minister Dmytro Senik, US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin, South Korea Defence Minister Lee Jong-sup, Netherlands Defence Minister Kajsa Ollongren, Singapore Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen, China’s State Councilor and Defence Minister General Wei Fenghe and Laos’ Major General Chanthong Sonetaath chat before the ministerial working lunch during the 19th Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore on Jun 11, 2022. (Photo: Reuters/Caroline Chia)

South Korea says it will boost defence capacity to counter North Korean threat

SINGAPORE, June 12 (Reuters) – South Korean Defence Minister Lee Jong-sup said on Sunday that his country would enhance its defence capabilities and work closely with the United States and Japan to counter North…

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A employee stands next to a facility of the Darnytsia Car Repair Plant damaged by missile strikes, as Russia’s attacks Ukraine in continues, in Kyiv, Ukraine June 5, 2022. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

Russia strikes Kyiv for first time in weeks as battle rages in east

KYIV (Reuters) – Russia struck Ukraine’s capital Kyiv with missiles on Sunday for the first time in more than a month, while Ukrainian officials said a counter-attack on the main battlefield in the east had retaken half of the city of Sievierodonetsk….

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In this image taken from video released by Russian Defense Ministry Press Service on Saturday, May 28, 2022, a new Zircon hypersonic cruise missile is launched by the frigate Admiral Gorshkov of the Russian navy from the Barents Sea. Russia’s Defense Ministry said the Russian navy successfully launched a new hypersonic missile from the Barents Sea. The ministry said the recently developed Zircon hypersonic cruise missile had struck its target about 1,000 kilometers away. (Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP)

Russia test-fires its latest hypersonic Zircon missile

The Russian navy on Saturday conducted another test of a prospective hypersonic missile, a demonstration of the military’s long-range strike capability amid the fighting in Ukraine. The Defense Ministry said…

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Russian Sgt. Vadim Shishimarin listens to his translator during a court hearing in Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, May 23, 2022. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Russian soldier gets life for killing Ukrainian civilian

KYIV (AP) — A Ukrainian court sentenced a captured Russian soldier to the maximum penalty of life in prison for killing a civilian, and the Kremlin hinted that it may…

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Ukrainian servicemen sit in a bus after leaving Mariupol’s besieged Azovstal steel plant, near a penal colony, in Olyonivka, in territory under the government of the Donetsk People’s Republic, eastern Ukraine, Friday, May 20, 2022. (AP Photo)

Russia claims to have taken full control of Mariupol

Russia claimed to have captured Mariupol on Friday in what would be its biggest victory yet in its war with Ukraine, after a nearly three-month siege that reduced much of…

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U.S. spends on Ukraine conflicts more than $100 million per day

The US Senate approves roughly $40 billion in new aid to Ukraine. The bill, which was passed by the House of Representatives earlier this month, brings U.S. spending on the…

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US, Russia trade blame on food insecurity

The United States and Russia blamed each other Thursday for the worsening food situation around the world as the war in Ukraine unfolds. Washington called on Russia to allow exports…

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NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg displays documents as Sweden and Finland applied for membership in Brussels, Belgium, Wednesday May 18, 2022. (Johanna Geron, Pool via AP)

NATO chief hails ‘historic moment’ as Finland, Sweden apply

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday that the military alliance stands ready to seize a historic moment and move quickly on allowing Finland and Sweden to join…

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U.S. President Joe Biden participates virtually with the ASEAN summit from an auditorium at the White House in Washington, U.S. October 26, 2021. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

ASEAN seeks US support for peace efforts in Ukraine

ASEAN hopes the US will play a constructive role in backing an ASEAN effort to maintain peace and stability, to mitigate the negative impacts of the Ukraine conflict. Director General…

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European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen delivers her speech during a debate on the social and economic consequences for the EU of the Russian war in Ukraine, Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)

EU leader calls for Russian oil ban in new set of sanctions

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s top official on Wednesday called on the 27-nation bloc to ban oil imports from Russia in a sixth package of sanctions targeting Moscow for…

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Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida inspects the honour guard at Government House in Bangkok on May 2, 2022, on his official visit to Thailand. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Japan’s reaffirms middle-of-the-road approach to diplomacy

During his three-nation visit to ASEAN member countries over the past five days, Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida demonstrated his country’s middle-of-the-road approach to diplomacy when it comes to special…

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File photo: What’s happening in Ukraine may be aiding NATO expansion REUTERS/Chingis Kondarov

Putin claims victory in Mariupol; Ukrainian fighters hold on

KYIV, April 21 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed victory on Thursday in the biggest battle of the Ukraine war, declaring the port city of Mariupol “liberated,” although hundreds…

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A cat walks next to a tank of pro-Russian troops in front of an apartment building damaged during Ukraine-Russia conflict in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine April 19, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

No surrender in Mariupol as Russian deadline expires

April 20 (Reuters) – A Russian ultimatum to Ukrainian troops in Mariupol to surrender or die expired on Wednesday afternoon with no mass capitulation, but the commander of a unit…

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A Ukrainian serviceman stand next to a Javelin anti-tank missile, as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, at a position in Donetsk Region, Ukraine April 18, 2022. REUTERS/Serhii Nuzhnenko/File Photo

Russia launches ‘Battle of Donbas’ on eastern front, Ukraine says

LVIV/KYIV, April 19 (Reuters) – Russian forces tried to push through Ukrainian defences along almost the entire front line in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday, launching what President Volodymyr Zelenskiy called…

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Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting on the country’s agricultural and fish industries via a video link at a residence outside Moscow, Russia April 5, 2022. Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin via REUTERS

After week of silence, Putin says Russia will achieve ‘noble’ aims in Ukraine

LONDON, April 12 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin defended Russia‘s assault on Ukraine in a rare public appearance on Tuesday, the first time he has addressed the conflict since Moscow withdrew its forces from northern Ukraine after they were halted…

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Refugee women with children walk to boarding transport at the central train station in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, April 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

UN: Nearly two-thirds of Ukraine’s children have fled homes

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Nearly two-thirds of all Ukrainian children have fled their homes in the six weeks since Russia’s invasion, and the United Nations has verified the deaths of…

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Natalia Titova, 62, reacts as she shows her house, which was destroyed by Russian shelling, amid Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine in Chernihiv, Ukraine April 9, 2022. Natalia and her family were staying in the basement, “When the rocket hit our house, we ran into the street, it was very scary” she said. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Ukraine calls for more sanctions, weapons to stop Russia’s ‘catastrophe’

KYIV, April 10 (Reuters) – President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said Russia’s aggression was never limited to just Ukraine and the whole of Europe was a target as he urged the West to impose…

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The Ambassador: H.E. Waldemar Dubaniowski highlights Poland’s solidarity with Ukraine, ties with Thailand

   

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Policemen work to identify civilians who were killed during the Russian occupation in Bucha, Ukraine, on the outskirts of Kyiv, before sending the bodies to the morgue, Wednesday, April 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

Mariupol’s dead put at 5,000 as Ukraine braces in the east

ANDRIIVKA, Ukraine (AP) — The mayor of the besieged port city of Mariupol put the number of civilians killed there at more than 5,000 Wednesday, as Ukraine collected evidence of…

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President Volodymyr Zelensky, of Ukraine, addresses a meeting of the United Nations Security Council in New York City on April 5, 2022.

Zelensky tells UN to ‘act immediately’ on Russia or close

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky challenged the United Nations to “act immediately” or “dissolve yourself altogether” during a blistering address Tuesday in which he showed harrowing footage of dead bodies — including children…

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Twitter moves to limit reach of Russian govt accounts

Twitter announced Tuesday it was introducing new measures against Russian government accounts to reduce the impact of official propaganda on the social network.  The official accounts will no longer be…

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Soldiers walk amid destroyed Russian tanks in Bucha, in the outskirts of Kyiv, Ukraine, Sunday, April 3, 2022. Ukrainian troops are finding brutalized bodies and widespread destruction in the suburbs of Kyiv, sparking new calls for a war crimes investigation and sanctions against Russia. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

Ukraine accuses Russia of massacre, city strewn with bodies

BUCHA, Ukraine (AP) — As foreign outrage mounts over evidence of possible executions and other atrocities by Russian forces in Ukraine, Germany’s defense minister says Europe must consider stepping up…

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Thailand, China share some common aims on Ukraine

Thailand and China share four common aims concerning the situation of Ukraine after their consultation in Huangshan in Anhui, China, over the weekend, according to an informed source. The source…

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Firefighters work at a residential building damaged by shelling during Ukraine-Russia conflict in the separatist-controlled city of Donetsk, Ukraine March 30, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

Ukraine and Russia: What you need to know right now

April 3 (Reuters) – Ukraine said its forces had retaken all areas around Kyiv, while the mayor of Bucha near the capital said 300 residents had been killed during a month-long occupation…

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A ‘No War’ sign stuck on a portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin, on the window of a children’s library in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, March 29, 2022. (AP Photo)

Realities of war threaten to overwhelm rhetoric

Ask Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky what he wants more now, worldwide expression of sympathy or what he deems a fraction of western tanks, warplanes and anti-warship systems that he suggests…

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Russian President Vladimir Putin on March 30, 2022. (Photo by Mikhail Klimentyev / SPUTNIK / AFP)

Putin misled by ‘yes men’ in military afraid to tell him the truth, White House and EU officials say

WASHINGTON, March 30 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin was misled by advisers who were too scared to tell him how poorly the war in Ukraine is going and how…

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Channel 5 chief removed after Russia news exchange plan

The chief of TV Channel 5 was today sacked, just over one week after he met the Russian ambassador to Thailand to discuss news cooperation between the army-run broadcaster and…

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Reba McEntire performs “Somehow You Do” from “Four Good Days” at the Oscars on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

A moment of silence, and a plea, for Ukraine at Oscars

For 30 seconds, the Oscars went silent for Ukraine. A tribute that started with words from the Ukrainian-born Mila Kunis ended with the Academy Awards fading to black about midway through Sunday’s…

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People watch as smoke rises after an airstrike, as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, in Lviv, Ukraine March 26, 2022. REUTERS/Pavlo Palamarchuk

Rockets strike Ukraine’s Lviv as Biden says Putin ‘cannot remain in power’

WARSAW/LVIV, Ukraine, March 27 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden described Russian leader Vladimir Putin as a butcher who “cannot remain in power” after meeting Ukrainian refugees in Poland, as…

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Front row from 3rd L: Belgium’s Prime Minister Alexander De Croo , NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, US President Joe Biden, Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pose with the leaders of the US-led military alliance as they pose for a family photo at NATO Headquarters in Brussels on March 24, 2022. (Photo by JOHN THYS / AFP)

Europe’s security challenges in the years ahead

NATO’s emergency summit in Brussels has shown Europe’s willingness to come together and increase their overall defence cooperation. A joint statement, issued on Thursday, says that the NATO leaders have…

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A man holds his head as he stands in his apartment in a multi-story house that was destroyed following a Russian attack in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Thursday, March 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

Ukraine says Moscow is forcibly taking civilians to Russia

KYIV (AP) — Ukraine accused Moscow on Thursday of forcibly taking hundreds of thousands of civilians from shattered Ukrainian cities to Russia, where some may be used as “hostages” to…

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Thailand’s army-run TV channel meets Russian, Ukrainian embassies, defends the move

Thailand’s army-run Channel 5 executives on Thursday met with the Ukrainian Chargé d’affaires to Thailand, three days after meeting the Russian ambassador to Thailand for cooperation in news coverage, while defending the…

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People gather in Habima Square in Tel Aviv, Israel, to watch Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in a video address to the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, Sunday, March 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

Zelenskyy evokes Holocaust as he appeals to Israel for aid

JERUSALEM (AP) — Ukraine’s president on Sunday called on Israel to take a stronger stand against Russia, delivering an emotional appeal that compared Russia’s invasion of his country to the…

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Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu attends a news conference after talks with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Moscow, Russia March 16, 2022. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/Pool

Turkey says Russia and Ukraine nearing agreement on ‘critical’ issues

ISTANBUL, March 20 (Reuters) – Turkey’s foreign minister said in an interview published on Sunday that Russia and Ukraine were nearing agreement on “critical” issues and he was hopeful for a ceasefire if…

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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi poses for a picture prior to meeting U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Rome, Italy October 31, 2021. Tiziana Fabi/Pool via REUTERS

China on the right side of history over Ukraine war – foreign minister

SHANGHAI, March 20 (Reuters) – China stands on the right side of history over the Ukraine crisis as time will tell, and its position is in line with the wishes of most…

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Rescuers work at the site of the National Academy of State Administration building damaged by shelling in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Friday, March 18, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Marienko)

Putin rallies behind troops while lethal fire rains down

As Russian troops rained lethal fire on Ukrainian cities, Vladimir Putin appeared at a huge flag-waving rally to lavish praise on his Russian forces, while Ukrainian’s president accused the Kremlin…

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Ukrainian servicemen walk near a destroyed bridge as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues, in the town of Irpin outside Kyiv, Ukraine, March 12, 2022. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Ukraine food supply falling apart, U.N. says; Russian missiles strike Lviv

KYIV/LVIV, Ukraine, March 18 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s food supply system is falling apart under Russia’s invasion, with infrastructure destroyed and shops and warehouses growing empty, the United Nations said on…

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Russia’s advance in Ukraine stalls; U.S. warns China on aiding Moscow

KYIV/LVIV/WASHINGTON, Ukraine, March 17 (Reuters) – As Russian troops appeared to stall in their advance on Ukrainian cities, the United States voiced concern on Thursday that China might assist Moscow…

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In this image from video provided by the Ukrainian Presidential Press Office and posted on Facebook Tuesday, March 15, 2022, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy speaks in Kyiv, Ukraine. (Ukrainian Presidential Press Office via AP)

Zelenskyy tells US Congress, ‘We need you right now’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy cited Pearl Harbor and the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 on Wednesday as he appealed to the U.S. Congress to do more…

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Children sit on a bus for further transport after crossing the Ukrainian border with Poland at the Medyka border crossing, southeastern Poland, on March 14, 2022. (Photo by Louisa GOULIAMAKI / AFP)

More than three million flee Ukraine war, half of them children: UN

Geneva (AFP) – More than three million people have fled Ukraine since Russia invaded on February 24, nearly half of them minors, with a child becoming a refugee every second, the…

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Firefighters look at a residential building that was hit by a shell as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, in the Obolon district in Kyiv, Ukraine, March 14, 2022. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Kyiv apartment block shelled but Ukraine peace talks begin with some hopes intact

LVIV, Ukraine, March 14 (Reuters) – Ukraine said it had begun “hard” talks on a ceasefire, immediate withdrawal of troops and security guarantees with Russia on Monday, despite the fatal shelling of a residential building in Kyiv….

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US journalist shot dead in Ukraine

A US journalist was shot dead and another wounded on Sunday in Irpin, a frontline suburb of Kyiv that has witnessed some of the fiercest fighting since Russia invaded Ukraine….

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Russian-Ukraine conflict lurching globe toward food crisis: FAO expert

A wider conflict between Russia and Ukraine has cut off the supply chain of grain from Europe’s breadbasket while driving up food prices, which could threaten to lurch the world…

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Ukrainian servicemen walk near a destroyed bridge as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues, in the town of Irpin outside Kyiv, Ukraine, March 12, 2022. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Russia strikes military base near Polish border, 35 dead, Ukraine says

LVIV, Ukraine, March 13 (Reuters) – A Russian missile attack on a large Ukrainian military facility near the border with NATO member Poland on Sunday killed 35 people and wounded…

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Former French Foreign Legion member identified as Mornay walks around the border crossing in Medyka, southeastern Poland, on Friday, March 11, 2022. At Poland’s Medyka border, Mornay is one of seven former members of the French Foreign Legion, an elite military force, who are voluntarily providing their own security to refugees and are on the lookout for traffickers. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)

Concern grows over traffickers targeting Ukrainian refugees

SIRET, Romania (AP) — One man was detained in Poland suspected of raping a 19-year-old refugee he’d lured with offers of shelter after she fled war-torn Ukraine. Another was overheard…

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(FILES) This file photo taken on October 12, 2021, shows the Youtube logo on a smartphone screen in Moscow, Russia. – YouTube announced on February 26, 2022, it would block certain Russian channels from monetizing their videos, among other restrictions, due to Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine. (Photo by Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP)

YouTube expands block of Russian state media to apply globally

YouTube on Friday broadened its blocking of Russian state-linked media channels to apply internationally after initially barring them only in Europe following Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine. Russia’s internationally condemned attack…

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Ukrainian servicemen ride on top of an armored personnel carrier speeding down a deserted boulevard during an air raid alarm, in Kyiv, Ukraine, Tuesday, March 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

Russian forces regroup near Kyiv after setbacks

LVIV, Ukraine, March 11 (Reuters) – Russian forces bearing down on Kyiv are regrouping northwest of the Ukrainian capital, satellite pictures showed, in what Britain said could be preparation for…

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A photograph taken on March 7, 2022 shows EU flags and Ukrainian flags flying near the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France. (Photo by Frederick FLORIN / AFP)

European Union dashes Ukraine’s hopes of quick membership

VERSAILLES, France, March 10 (Reuters) – European Union leaders on Thursday condemned the “unspeakable suffering” Russia was inflicting on Ukraine but at a summit in France they refused Kyiv’s appeal…

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Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha attends a news conference with his Malaysian counterpart Ismail Sabri Yaakob at the Government House in Bangkok on February 25, 2022. (Photo by Jack TAYLOR / AFP)

Tightrope walk for Thai government as Ukraine invasion brings new challenges

The reverberations from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine are being felt around the globe. The war itself has severely disrupted the production and export of oil, gas, fertilizers, as well as…

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Ukraine accuses Russia of genocide after bombing of children’s hospital

LVIV, Ukraine, March 9 (Reuters) – Ukrainian’s president accused Russia of carrying out genocide after officials said Russian aircraft bombed a children’s hospital on Wednesday, burying patients in rubble despite…

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Ukraine lessons for everyone but Russia

To Vladimir Putin, the serious economic sanctions and major diplomatic embarrassment were not something to learn from. He had expected it, which leaves a question of what the current war…

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China’s Xi urges ‘maximum restraint’ over Ukraine in call with Macron, Scholz

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday urged “maximum restraint” over Ukraine, calling the crisis “deeply worrying” in a video summit with his French and German counterparts Emmanuel Macron and Olaf Scholz. Xi’s comments come more than a week…

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People rest in a temporary shelter for Ukrainian refugees, located near the Polish-Ukrainian border in a former shopping center in Przemysl, Poland, on March 8, 2022. (Photo by Louisa GOULIAMAKI / AFP)

Shell says it will stop buying Russian oil, natural gas, as over two million flee Ukraine

Energy giant Shell said Tuesday that it will stop buying Russian oil and natural gas and shut down its service stations, aviation fuels and other operations in the country amid…

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A display shows fuel prices per litre at a gas station in Ebersburg near Fulda, Germany March 7, 2022. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen

Russia warns on oil import ban as little progress is made at Ukraine talks

LVIV/IRPIN, Ukraine, March 8 (Reuters) – Fears of an energy war between Russia and the West grew on Tuesday after the United States pushed its allies to ban Russian oil…

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A general view of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, Netherlands, December 9, 2019. REUTERS/Eva Plevier

Russia boycotts UN court hearing on Ukraine invasion

AFP – Russia did not attend a hearing Monday at the UN’s top court where Ukraine asked for an immediate halt to Moscow’s invasion. The no-show was criticised by the…

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A general view of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, Netherlands, December 9, 2019. REUTERS/Eva Plevier

Ukraine and Russia to face off at World Court over genocide claim

THE HAGUE, March 7 (Reuters) – Ukraine will ask the United Nations’ top court on Monday to issue an emergency ruling requiring Russia to stop its invasion, arguing that Moscow’s…

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Russian embassy warns outsiders not to volunteer to fight in Ukraine

The Russian Embassy in Bangkok has warned outsiders, including Thais, not to volunteer to fight against Russian forces in Ukraine, saying that they will be regarded as mercenaries and will…

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The big screen displays a Ukraine flag with a Crystal Palace logo on it as a message of support REUTERS/David Klein

FACTBOX-Sporting world reacts to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

March 5 (Reuters) – Following is a summary of measures taken by sports federations following the International Olympic Committee’s recommendations to ban Russian and Belarusian athletes and officials from competing in events…

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Service members of pro-Russian troops in uniforms without insignia drive tanks during Ukraine-Russia conflict on the outskirts of the separatist-controlled city of Donetsk, Ukraine March 5, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

Ukraine and Russia: What you need to know right now

March 6 (Reuters) – The number of Ukrainian refugees was expected to reach 1.5 million on Sunday as Russia continued its attack for an 11th day, and President Putin said…

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Visa, Mastercard suspend operations in Russia

Card payment giants Visa and Mastercard announced Saturday they will suspend operations in Russia, the latest major US firms to join the business freeze-out of Moscow over its invasion of Ukraine. “Noting the…

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A father presses his palms against the window as he says goodbye to his daughter on a train to Lviv at the Kyiv station, Ukraine, Friday, March 4. 2022. The father has to stay behind to fight in the war while his family leaves the country to seek refuge in a neighboring country. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Thais told to beware of Russia’s sharp power, uphold principles rather than taking sides

Thailand, notably its divided society, must act on principles rather than taking sides or remaining neutral over a Russia-Ukraine conflict that is set to develop into a new cold war…

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Ukrainians put out fire at nuclear complex after Russian attack – officials

LVIV, Ukraine, March 4 (Reuters) – A fire that broke out in a training building near the largest nuclear power plant in Europe during intense fighting between Russian and Ukrainian…

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Thailand expresses grave concern over Ukraine crisis at UN General Assembly

At the 11th Emergency Special Session of the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, Thailand expressed grave concern over the worsening hostilities and violence in Ukraine. Dr. Suriya Chindawongse, Thailand’s Permanent…

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Stanislav, 40, says goodbye to his son David, 2, and his wife Anna, 35, on a train to Lviv at the Kyiv station, Ukraine, Thursday, March 3. 2022. Stanislav is staying to fight while his family is leaving the country to seek refuge in a neighbouring country. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Europe’s largest nuclear power plant on fire after shelling

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces pressed their attack on a crucial energy-producing city by shelling Europe’s largest nuclear plant early Friday, sparking a fire and raising fears that radiation…

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A family arrives at the border crossing in Medyka, Poland, Wednesday, March 2, 2022, after fleeing from the Ukraine. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Ukraine refugee count tops 1 million; Russians besiege ports

KYIV (AP) — More than 1 million people have fled Ukraine following Russia’s invasion, in the swiftest refugee exodus this century, the United Nations said Thursday, as Moscow said it was ready…

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Dr. Suriya Chindawongse, Permanent Representative of Thailand to the United Nations

At UN, Thailand votes to condemn Russia’s aggression in Ukraine

During the 11th Emergency Special Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), Thailand has joined 140 countries voting in favour of the resolution to condemn Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, while…

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A general view shows the results of the voting during the 11th emergency special session of the 193-member U.N. General Assembly on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, at the United Nations Headquarters in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., March 2, 2022. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

U.N. General Assembly in historic vote denounces Russia over Ukraine invasion

UNITED NATIONS, March 2 (Reuters) – The United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday overwhelmingly voted to reprimand Russia for invading Ukraine and demanded that Moscow stop fighting and withdraw its…

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Sixteen Thai evacuees from Ukraine test positive for COVID-19

Sixteen of the 96 Thai evacuees from Ukraine, who arrived in Bangkok today, have tested positive for COVID-19 and are now isolated at the quarantine centre at Bamrasnaradura Infectious Diseases…

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A civilian trains to throw Molotov cocktails to defend the city, as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues, in Zhytomyr, Ukraine March 1, 2022. REUTERS/Viacheslav Ratynskyi

Russia says it has captured biggest Ukrainian city yet

WASHINGTON/KYIV (Reuters) – Russia said it had seized its biggest city yet in Ukraine on Wednesday, while stepping up its lethal bombardment of the main cities that its invasion force has so far failed to tame in the face…

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Three Thai evacuees from Ukraine have COVID-19

Three of the first 38 Thais evacuated from Ukraine to Bangkok this morning (Wednesday) have tested positive for COVID-19. On arrival, all 38 were immediately taken to Bamrasnaradura Infectious Diseases…

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Thai exports in January reach three-year high

Thai exports for the month of January reached a three year high, growing by about 8% year on year and worth about US$21.25 billion, said Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanawisit today…

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A civilian trains to throw Molotov cocktails to defend the city, as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues, in Zhytomyr, Ukraine March 1, 2022. REUTERS/Viacheslav Ratynskyi

Ukrainian Embassy in Bangkok appeals for people to join fight against Russia

The Ukrainian Embassy in Bangkok has posted a notice on its Facebook page appealing to foreign citizens to help Ukraine in fighting Russia’s aggression. Anybody interested in joining the fight…

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