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US sharing real-time intelligence with Ukraine: White House

US sharing real-time intelligence with Ukraine: White House

March 4, 2022, 2:15 pm

WASHINGTON -- The US has been sharing real-time intelligence with Ukraine on what is happening on the ground amid its war with Russia, the White House said Thursday. "We have consistently been sharing intelligence that includes information the Ukrainians can use to inform and develop their… Read More

Fire at Ukraine's nuclear power plant hasn't affected equipment

Fire at Ukraine's nuclear power plant hasn't affected equipment

March 4, 2022, 2:13 pm

ANKARA/KYIV, Ukraine -- A fire at Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant “has not affected essential equipment,” the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said early Friday, citing local sources. The announcement by the UN’s nuclear watchdog came shortly after Ukraine’s foreign… Read More

Russia, Ukraine agree to organize humanitarian corridors

Russia, Ukraine agree to organize humanitarian corridors

March 4, 2022, 1:48 pm

KIEV/MOSCOW – Russia and Ukraine agreed to organize humanitarian corridors to evacuate civilians in the second round of talks in Belarus on Thursday, Advisor to the Head of the President's Office of Ukraine Mykhailo Podoliak confirmed on Twitter. "There is a solution only for the organization of… Read More

'Can't lose faith': Ukrainians cling to hope in Kyiv's subway

'Can't lose faith': Ukrainians cling to hope in Kyiv's subway

March 3, 2022, 11:12 am

KYIV, Ukraine – In Kyiv, the sounds of sirens and explosions ring out all through the day and night. With no end in sight to Russia’s war on Ukraine, many in the Ukrainian capital are still seeking shelter in what seems to be the safest place: underground. Subway stations, underground car… Read More

New round of talks with Ukraine set for Thursday morning: Russia

New round of talks with Ukraine set for Thursday morning: Russia

March 3, 2022, 11:09 am

ANKARA – The second round of talks between Russia and Ukraine will be held on Thursday morning, a Russian official announced on Wednesday evening. The two sides will meet in the Belovezhskaya Pushcha area in Brest, a city in Belarus near the Polish border, according to Vladimir Medinsky, head of… Read More

21 civilians killed in Russian attacks on Kharkiv governorate

21 civilians killed in Russian attacks on Kharkiv governorate

March 2, 2022, 8:19 pm

KHARKIV, Ukraine – At least 21 civilians have been killed and 112 others injured in Russian attacks on Ukraine's northeastern governorate of Kharkiv, its governor said Wednesday. Oleh Synyehubov said on his Telegram channel that over the last 24 hours, the city has faced intense missile and… Read More

Biden stresses 'sustained' US aid for Ukraine

Biden stresses 'sustained' US aid for Ukraine

March 2, 2022, 10:13 am

WASHINGTON – The US will maintain its support for Ukraine in the face of Russia's ongoing assault on the eastern European nation, US President Joe Biden told Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Tuesday. Biden discussed Washington's "continued backing for Ukraine as it defends itself… Read More

Russia-Ukraine peace talks begin

Russia-Ukraine peace talks begin

February 28, 2022, 7:51 pm

ANKARA – Peace talks between Ukraine and Russia began on Monday, five days after Moscow launched a war against its western neighbor. Ukraine's delegation arrived on Monday morning at the Gomel region of Belarus, which borders both sides to the conflict. The Russian delegation had come to the… Read More

G7 to take further steps if Russia does not stop its 'aggression'

G7 to take further steps if Russia does not stop its 'aggression'

February 28, 2022, 1:37 pm

ISTANBUL – The leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) industrialized nations said Sunday they will continue to take steps if Russia does not stop its “war of aggression” against Ukraine. The leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK, and the US held a video conference chaired by… Read More

UN votes to convene General Assembly session on Ukraine

UN votes to convene General Assembly session on Ukraine

February 28, 2022, 11:07 am

WASHINGTON – The United Nations Security Council voted on Sunday to convene a special General Assembly session to discuss Russia's military actions in Ukraine on Monday. The resolution that called for the rare emergency session was approved by 11 nations, while Russia voted no and three… Read More

Ukraine takes Russia to International Court of Justice

Ukraine takes Russia to International Court of Justice

February 28, 2022, 9:46 am

ISTANBUL – Ukraine has taken Russia to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the country’s president said Sunday. “Ukraine has submitted its application against Russia to the ICJ. Russia must be held accountable for manipulating the notion of genocide to justify aggression,” Volodymyr… Read More

Russian delegation in Belarus for peace talks

Russian delegation in Belarus for peace talks

February 27, 2022, 7:44 pm

MOSCOW – Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov announced on Sunday that Russia's delegation for the peace talks with Ukraine arrived in the Belarusian city of Gomel. Representatives of the presidential administration and foreign and defense ministries were included in the delegation, Peskov told… Read More

Western nations agree to disconnect Russian banks from SWIFT

Western nations agree to disconnect Russian banks from SWIFT

February 27, 2022, 2:15 pm

BERLIN – The United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Canada, the United States, France and the European Commission agreed to impose new "tough financial sanctions" on Russia, including disconnecting some of its banks from the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) system,… Read More

Ukraine shoots down Russian fighter jets, aircraft: Kyiv

Ukraine shoots down Russian fighter jets, aircraft: Kyiv

February 26, 2022, 2:54 pm

KYIV, Ukraine – Ukraine has shot down two Russian fighter jets, an IL-76 aircraft and a helicopter, Ukrainian officials said Saturday. The head of the Vinnytsia Regional State Administration, Serhiy Borzov, said on social media that Ukraine shot down a Russian SU-25 fighter jet near Kalynivka in… Read More

UK closes airspace to Russian planes

UK closes airspace to Russian planes

February 26, 2022, 2:44 pm

LONDON – The British government closed its airspace to all Russian aircraft late Friday. The closure to all Russian jets follows a similar ban by Moscow against UK aircraft and is intended to increase pressure on the Russian government following its invasion of Ukraine. “(Russian President… Read More

Ukraine president says ‘enemy sabotage groups’ have entered Kyiv

Ukraine president says ‘enemy sabotage groups’ have entered Kyiv

February 25, 2022, 10:59 am

KYIV, Ukraine – Ukraine’s president said Friday that “enemy sabotage groups” have entered the capital Kyiv and called on the public to be careful and follow curfew rules. In a video message on Facebook, Volodymyr Zelensky said the Ukrainian army has managed to protect almost the entire… Read More

Ukraine declares general mobilization as Russian attacks continue

Ukraine declares general mobilization as Russian attacks continue

February 25, 2022, 10:42 am

ISTANBUL – Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy signed a decree early Friday on a general mobilization of the population as Russian attacks continued. The general mobilization was announced “in connection with the military aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine and in order… Read More

Biden has no intention to send US troops to fight in Ukraine

Biden has no intention to send US troops to fight in Ukraine

February 25, 2022, 10:40 am

WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden has no intention of sending US troops to fight in Ukraine, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Thursday. "That has not changed," Psaki said at a press conference. She said Washington will respond to Russia with strong economic measures due to its military… Read More

Ukraine declares martial law as Russia launches military ops

Ukraine declares martial law as Russia launches military ops

February 24, 2022, 8:12 pm

KYIV – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy Thursday announced martial law across the country as Russian troops entered the border and hit targets around Kyiv. In a video posted on his Telegram channel, Zelenskyy said Russia launched strikes against Ukrainian military facilities and border… Read More

NATO condemns Russia’s 'reckless, unprovoked attack' on Ukraine

NATO condemns Russia’s 'reckless, unprovoked attack' on Ukraine

February 24, 2022, 1:59 pm

WASHINGTON – NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Thursday strongly condemned Russia’s "reckless and unprovoked attack on Ukraine," saying it puts at risk countless civilian lives. "Once again, despite our repeated warnings and tireless efforts to engage in diplomacy, Russia has chosen… Read More