Ukraine says its troops have retaken ground from Russia in eastern city

SIEVIERODONETSK, Ukraine – Ukraine said it clawed back a chunk of the industrial center of Sievierodonetsk in combat that appeared on Saturday, June 4, to be stymieing a Russian drive to capture the ruined city, the focus of Moscow’s offensive to take the eastern Donbas region . Sergiy Gaidai, governor of Luhansk province, told national … Read more

Russian troops enter outskirts of key city in Ukraine’s Donbas

Incessant shelling leaves Ukrainian forces defending ruins in Sievierodonetsk, but their refusal to withdraw slows a massive Russian offensive across the Donbas region in eastern Ukraine Russian troops entered the outskirts of the Ukrainian city of Sievierodonetsk, a regional governor said on Monday, May 30, describing the fighting as “very fierce” in a city that … Read more

Clashes between gov’t troops, NPA displace families in Ifugao town

The social welfare office of Asipulo town is providing critical incidence stress debriefing and other activities to the evacuees ILOCOS SUR, Philippines – Clashes between government troops and the New People’s Army (NPA) in Asipulo, Ifugao, have forced 37 families to evacuate, the Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office (MSWDO) said. In an online interview … Read more

Russian forces edge closer to encircling Ukraine troops in east

Advancing Russian forces came closer to surrounding Ukrainian troops in the east, briefly seizing positions on the last highway out of a crucial pair of Ukrainian-held cities before being beaten back, a Ukrainian official said on Thursday, May 26. Three months into its invasion of Ukraine, Russia has abandoned its assault on the capital Kyiv … Read more

Russia launches all-out assault to encircle Ukraine troops in east

Exactly three months after Russia invaded Ukraine, authorities in the second-largest city Kharkiv are expected to open the underground metro, where thousands of civilians had sought shelter for months under relentless bombardment Russian forces were launching an all-out assault to encircle Ukrainian troops in twin cities straddling a river in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday, May … Read more

Ukrainian troops evacuate from Mariupol, ceding control to Russia

Ukraine’s military said on Tuesday, May 17, it was working to evacuate all remaining troops from their last stronghold in the besieged port of Mariupol, ceding control of the city to Russia after months of bombardment. The evacuation likely marked the end of the longest and bloodiest battle of the Ukraine war and a significant … Read more

Russia tells Ukrainian troops in Mariupol to lay down arms

‘Our soldiers are blocked, the wounded are blocked. There is a humanitarian crisis…, the guys are defending themselves,’ says Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy Russia told Ukrainian forces fighting in the besieged southern port of Mariupol to lay down their arms starting 6 am Moscow time (0300 GMT; 11 am Philippine time) on Sunday, April 17, … Read more

Ukraine says 2,500-3,000 of its troops killed in war, no count of civilian deaths

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy says 19,000 to 20,000 Russian soldiers had been killed in the war, now in its eighth week KYIV, Ukraine – Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said about 2,500 to 3,000 Ukrainian troops have been killed in seven weeks of war with Russia and about 10,000 have been injured. There was no count … Read more

West showcases unity against Russia as NATO adds more troops to eastern flank

NATO, which has already massively increased its presence on its eastern borders since the start of the war, agrees to set up four new combat units in Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, and Slovakia BRUSSELS, Belgium – Western leaders showcased their unity against Russia’s war in Ukraine on Thursday, March 24, with Washington seeking more military aid … Read more

Philippine lawyers join calls for Russia to withdraw troops from Ukraine

‘The aggression against Ukraine…if allowed, will embolden future acts of aggression by other states similarly disinclined to respect the international rule of law, especially in the territorial and maritime disputes in Asia,’ says the Philippine Society of International Law MANILA, Philippines – Filipino lawyers have added their voice to strong calls demanding Russia’s “immediate, complete, … Read more