Money for Ukraine tops G7 agenda; inflation, food a concern

Finance leaders of the US, Japan, Canada, Britain, Germany, France and Italy – the G7 – are holding talks as Ukraine, invaded by Russia on February 24, is struggling to fend off the attack and is running out of cash KOENIGSWINTER, Germany – Group of Seven financial leaders are likely to agree on Thursday and … Read more

Russia says more Ukraine fighters surrender in Mariupol; US reopens Kyiv embassy

Russia said on Wednesday, May 18, nearly 700 more Ukrainian fighters had surrendered in Mariupol, while the United States became the latest Western country to reopen its Kyiv embassy after a three-month closure. More than a day after Ukraine announced it had ordered its garrison in Mariupol to stand down, the ultimate outcome of Europe’s … Read more

Russia uses new generation of laser weapons in Ukraine

Asked if such weapons are being used in Ukraine, Yury Borisov, Russian deputy prime minister in charge of military development, says: ‘Yes. The first prototypes are already being used there.’ He says the weapon was called ‘Zadira.’ LONDON, UK – Russia on Wednesday, May 18, said it was using a new generation of powerful laser … Read more

Ukraine counter-attacks Russian forces in the east

RUSKA LOZOVA, Ukraine – Russia attacked positions in eastern Ukraine as it tries to encircle Ukrainian forces in the Donbas and fend off a counteroffensive around the city of Izium. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Russia’s offensive in Donbas had stalled and Ukraine could win the war, an outcome few military analysts predicted at the … Read more

Frontlines moving in ‘Battle of the Donbas’ as Ukraine mounts counter-offensive

KYIV, Ukraine – A Ukrainian counteroffensive was underway near the Russian-held town of Izium, but its military reported on Sunday, May 15, that Russian forces were advancing elsewhere in the Donbas region, which has become the main theater of war over the past month. Having resisted fiercely since Russia launched its invasion on February 24, … Read more

Ukraine collects Russian dead as war rages on multiple fronts

KYIV, Ukraine – The bodies of Russian soldiers killed in Ukraine were brought to a rail yard outside Kyiv and stacked with hundreds of others in a refrigerated train, waiting for the time when they can sent back to their families. “Most of them were brought from the Kyiv region, there are some from Chernihiv … Read more

Ukraine begins first war crimes trial of Russian soldier

The Kyiv district court’s website says Vadim Shishimarin is accused of ‘violations of the laws and norms of war’ KYIV, Ukraine – A Ukrainian court held a preliminary hearing on Friday, May 13, in the first war crimes trial arising from Russia’s February 24 invasion, after charging a captured Russian soldier with the murder of … Read more

NATO to welcome Nordic members as Ukraine pushes back Russian forces

On the frontlines, Ukraine says it pushed back Russian forces in the east and shut gas flows on a route through Russian-held territory, raising the specter of an energy crisis in Europe Finland is expected to announce on Thursday, May 12, its intention to join NATO with Sweden likely to follow soon after, diplomats and … Read more

Ukraine to halt some Russian gas flows, claims battlefield gains

Ukraine’s gas operator says it will redirect gas from the Sokhranivka transit point, which is in an area occupied by Russian forces, to another in a Ukraine-controlled area KHARKIV, Ukraine – Ukraine prepared to suspend the flow of some Russian gas to Europe through a key transit point on Wednesday, May 11, as it claimed … Read more

US Congress plans nearly $40 billion more for Ukraine, COVID aid to wait

The new proposal includes an additional $3.4 billion for military aid and $3.4 billion in humanitarian aid WASHINGTON, DC, USA – US congressional Democrats agreed to rush $39.8 billion in additional aid for Ukraine, two sources familiar with the proposal said on Monday, May 9, easing fears a delayed vote could interrupt the flow of … Read more