Prolonged truce needed for Mariupol evacuations, Ukraine’s president says

KYIV, Ukraine – Civilians including women and children are still trapped inside Ukraine’s besieged city of Mariupol and a prolonged ceasefire is needed to ensure their evacuation as Russia presses its assault, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Thursday, May 5. After failing to capture the capital Kyiv in the early weeks of a war … Read more

Fighting rages outside Kyiv; Ukraine says evacuations threatened again

The cities of Kharkiv, Chernihiv, Sumy, and Mariupol remain encircled under heavy Russian shelling LVIV, Ukraine – Conflict raged northwest of Kyiv on Saturday, March 12, and other cities were encircled and under heavy shelling, while Ukrainian officials said fighting and threats of Russian air attacks were endangering attempted evacuations. Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk … Read more

Russia announces limited ceasefire in Ukraine to allow evacuations but continues broad offensive

Russia said its forces had stopped firing near two Ukrainian cities on Saturday, March 5, to allow safe passage to civilians fleeing fighting, but was continuing its broad offensive in Ukraine, where the capital Kyiv came under renewed assault. The Russian defense ministry said its units had opened humanitarian corridors near the cities of Mariupol … Read more