Ukraine warns Russia that 500,000 troops are gathering at the border for offensive

Ukraine warns Russia that 500,000 troops are gathering at the border for offensive

Ukraine warns that Moscow is regrouping hundreds of thousands of troops at the border for a massive new offensive just weeks before the one-year anniversary of the Russian invasion. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky delivered a grim message to the West on Thursday when he predicted that the Kremlin was building up its troops to “revenge”. … Read more

Russia hits civilian targets again, EU officials visit Kiev

Russia hits civilian targets again, EU officials visit Kiev

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian missiles hit residential areas in an eastern Ukrainian city for the second time in 24 hours on Thursday, as top European Union officials held talks with the government in Kyiv over the war with Russia is approaching the one-year milestone. The latest attacks in Kramatorsk came as rescue crews searched … Read more

The war’s longest battle exacts a high price in ‘heart of Ukraine’

The war’s longest battle exacts a high price in ‘heart of Ukraine’

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Visitors used to browse Bakhmut’s late 19th-century buildings, enjoy strolls in the rose-lined lakeside park and savor the sparkling wines produced in historic underground caves. At that time, this city in eastern Ukraine was a popular tourist destination. Not anymore. The longest battle of the Russian war has turned this city … Read more

Following tank pledges, Ukraine seeks Western fighter jets

Following tank pledges, Ukraine seeks Western fighter jets

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine is urging its Western allies to supply it with fighter jets, a week after winning pledges of advanced modern tanks to help it beat back the Russian invasion force after nearly a year of fighting. Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov was due to be in Paris on Tuesday to discuss … Read more

Ukraine’s Zelenskyy says Russia’s ‘great revenge’ has begun | War news Russia-Ukraine

Ukraine’s Zelenskyy says Russia’s ‘great revenge’ has begun |  War news Russia-Ukraine

Russia has begun its “great revenge” for Ukraine’s resistance to its invasion, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said, as Russian troops claimed a series of mounting gains in the east of his country. Zelensky has been warning for weeks that Moscow wants to step up its attack on Ukraine after about two months of virtual stalemate … Read more

Croatian President Sends Western Weapons to Ukraine | War news Russia-Ukraine

Croatian President Sends Western Weapons to Ukraine |  War news Russia-Ukraine

President Zoran Milanovic has repeatedly criticized Western policies towards Russia and the Balkans. The Croatian president on Monday criticized Western countries for supplying heavy tanks and other weapons to Ukraine in its campaign against invading Russian forces, saying those arms shipments will only prolong the war. Zoran Milanovic told reporters in the Croatian capital that … Read more

Germany warns of arms race as Ukraine pushes for missiles and fighter jets

Germany warns of arms race as Ukraine pushes for missiles and fighter jets

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz warns of a race to arm Ukraine with powerful weapons as Ukraine ramps up its call for fighter jets and long-range missiles. Scholz made a breakthrough with President Biden earlier this month by sending modern tanks to Ukraine, but said fighter jets are a non-starter. “I can only advise against entering … Read more

Erdogan could approve Finland’s NATO offer, ‘shock’ Sweden

Erdogan could approve Finland’s NATO offer, ‘shock’ Sweden

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s president has suggested his country approve Finland’s application for NATO membership before taking action against Sweden, while the Turkish government issued a travel warning for European countries over anti-Turkish demonstrations and what it described as Islamophobia. The travel warning published late on Saturday followed demonstrations outside the Turkish embassy last weekend … Read more

German Scholz denounces ‘bidding war’ over jets for Ukraine | War news Russia-Ukraine

German Scholz denounces ‘bidding war’ over jets for Ukraine |  War news Russia-Ukraine

The chancellor’s comments follow repeated requests from Ukrainian politicians for fighter jets after battle tanks were pledged for the war against Russia. Chancellor Olaf Scholz again opposed demands in Germany and from Ukrainian officials for fighter jets to repel the Russian invasion, urging Western countries not to engage in a “bidding war” for advanced weapons. … Read more