Ukraine ordered its soldiers to retreat from their remaining foothold in the embattled city of Severodonetsk. “Remaining in positions that have been relentlessly shelled for months just doesn't make sense,” Luhansk’s regional governor said Friday.
The Kremlin announced this week that the Geneva Conventions, created to protect soldiers detained during wartime, do not apply to two American volunteers who were captured by Russian forces.
The European Parliament voted on Thursday in favor of granting European Union candidate status to Ukraine as fighting in the war-torn country continues, four months on.
On May 19, Erdogan announced that Turkey would block fast-track NATO membership for Finland and Sweden, which requires unanimous support from member states, over his contention that the two nations are “guesthouses for terrorist organizations.”
A U.S. citizen who volunteered to fight in Ukraine was killed in combat last month, the State Department confirmed. Stephen Zabielski, 52, died on May 15 in the village of Dorozhniank, according to an obituary published earlier this month.
General Sir Patrick Sanders, who started in the top position on Monday, addressed troops and civil servants for the first time in an internal message on Thursday.
The European Commission on Friday recommended that Ukraine, which has been at war since Russia invaded in February, become a candidate for European Union membership.
President Biden says he feared that if the United States had not stepped up to help Ukraine defend itself from Russia’s military invasion, there would have been “chaos” in Europe — and Russian President Vladimir Putin’s war would have continued westward.
A third U.S. veteran has been reported missing while fighting Russian forces in Ukraine, the State Department said on Thursday.
Two U.S. veterans who had been serving as volunteers in Ukraine have reportedly been captured. Their comrades told Yahoo News that they were informed that the two men were taken prisoner on June 9 during a battle northeast of Kharkiv.
President Biden on Wednesday announced that the United States will send an additional $1 billion in military aid and $225 million in humanitarian assistance to Ukraine amid Russia’s ongoing war.
A Russian-backed separatist official said that at least 1,200 civilians, including 127 children, are being “held hostage” at a chemical plant in the besieged Ukrainian city of Severodonetsk.
A military official in the Russian-backed separatist region of Donetsk issued a stark warning to the remaining Ukrainian fighters in the besieged city of Severodonetsk: “Surrender or die.”
The United States and Europe have banded together to back Ukraine's war effort, but can that solidarity hold up as the conflict grinds on with no resolution in sight?
It has been 102 days since Russia began its brutal invasion of Ukraine. Despite tensions rising, NATO began naval exercises in the Baltic Sea along with aspiring members Finland and Sweden. Spain and the U.K. promised Kyiv weaponry with Russian President Vladimir Putin retaliating with a warning that Moscow would hit new targets if it continued.
The U.K. is set to send multiple launch rocket systems to the Ukrainian military in a bid to help counter Russia's brutal attacks.
The shows of machismo once associated with Vladimir Putin disappeared long ago from the Kremlin’s propaganda repertoire, replaced by carefully managed images that have only stoked questions about his health. The speculation led to a remarkable response from the Kremlin over the weekend.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky warned of famine and a hunger “catastrophe,” as he accused Russia of blocking grain exports from his war-torn country — which the U.S. has described as an effort “to break the spirit of the Ukrainian people.”
The Kremlin’s top diplomat on Friday accused the West of waging “total war” and promoting “the culture of canceling Russia,” in blistering remarks that underscore how Moscow sees the war in Ukraine as an existential struggle to remake the geopolitical order.
Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, a staunch ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, threatened to attack Poland over its support for Ukraine.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky responded Wednesday to the mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, that left 19 students and two teachers dead, offering his condolences to the families of the victims, the people of the United States and President Biden.
It has been three months since Russia began its brutal invasion of Ukraine, which Russian President Vladimir Putin hailed as a “special military operation” in order to “de-Nazify” its neighbor.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues to be hampered by consistent military assistance to Ukraine from allies in Europe and elsewhere, U.S. military leaders said on Monday after a meeting with allies who made new pledges of weaponry.
The head of Ukraine’s Defense Intelligence claimed that Russian President Vladimir Putin survived an assassination attempt two months ago.
“More than half of mass shooters exhibited clear warning signs before committing their crimes, which makes such laws worthwhile.”
“It’s very difficult to determine if a person with no obvious criminal or mental illness history poses such a threat.”
“We will not end mass shootings, but smart public policy can reduce them.”
"A wider net is bound to ensnare many people who do not actually pose a threat.”
“They may also further dissuade gun owners from seeking mental health treatment if they fear their guns could be seized.”