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A woman and children place flags for friends who are in the Ukrainian military at Independence Square in Kyiv on Saturday.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 25, 2024
Ukraine marks second anniversary of Russian invasion, determined despite setbacks
Western leaders gathered in Kyiv to pledge support for Ukraine amid U.S. reluctance, while its troops suffer growing losses on the battlefield.
A Ukrainian serviceman with the call sign "Skorpion" prepares to fire a multiple launch rocket system toward Russian troops near a front-line, at an undisclosed location in the Donetsk region, Ukraine, on Feb. 4.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 22, 2024
Ukraine outnumbered, outgunned and ground down by Russia
Heavy casualties at the hands of Russian forces have been compounded by dreadful conditions on the eastern front.
Ukrainian police officers and rescue workers clear away the rubble of a destroyed house after a Russian rocket attack in Kramatorsk, Donetsk region, on Saturday.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 19, 2024
Ukraine’s allies are gaming out a world where the U.S. retreats
NATO members are beginning to doubt the U.S. will maintain its traditional role of protecting Europe as part of the alliance.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy speaks during the Munich Security Conference on Saturday.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 18, 2024
‘Dictators do not go on vacation,’ Zelenskyy warns Washington and Europe
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called on world leaders not to abandon his country saying that Russia would continue to test the international order.
Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy takes a video in front of a road sign with the words "Avdiivka this is Ukraine" as he visits in the front-line town of Avdiivka Donets region, Ukraine, on Dec. 29.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 9, 2024
Zelenskyy’s ugly fight with top general exposes split in Ukraine
The Ukrainian president's public fallout with commander-in-chief Valeriy Zaluzhnyi has come at the worst possible time.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy visits a frontline in the Zaporizhzhia region, Ukraine, on Sunday.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 5, 2024
Zelenskyy hints at major shake-up of Ukraine’s government
The Ukrainian president said that a broad overhaul of Ukraine’s military and civilian leadership was needed to reboot the country’s war effort.
Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy welcomes Gen. Valeriy Zaluzhnyi to a ceremony in Kyiv on Aug. 24 last year.
Feb 3, 2024
The most popular man in Ukraine has become a problem for Zelenskyy
Two years into the war, setbacks on the battlefield have soured Gen. Valeriy Zaluzhnyi's relationship with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
Recruits in the Spartan storm brigade of the Ukrainian National Guard practice at the unit's base in Kharkiv, Ukraine, on April 20, 2023.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 1, 2024
Ukraine to tighten army mobilization rules as early conscripts tire
Last month the military proposed mobilizing 450,000 to 500,000 more people, taking into account the military's plans and projections of possible losses.
Hints of Russian President Vladimir Putin's openness to talks — even if disingenuous — could help sow division among Ukraine’s allies and isolate Kyiv.
WORLD / Politics
Jan 26, 2024
Putin sends U.S. signal on Ukraine talks, sensing advantage in war
Russian president may consider not opposing NATO membership for Ukraine, if Kyiv accepts Kremlin control over territory it has come to occupy, sources say.
A church service was held on Wednesday for the 74 people killed in the Russian IL-76 military transport plane crash in the Belgorod region that borders Ukraine.
WORLD / Politics
Jan 25, 2024
Military plane crashes in Russia, killing all on board, Moscow says
Russia accused Ukrainian forces of launching missiles from the nearby Kharkiv region of Ukraine that struck the aircraft, but the claims could not be verified.
A vehicle carrying Chinese Prime Minister Li Qiang arrives during an official visit in Kehrsatz, near Bern, in Switzerland, on Monday. Li is visiting Switzerland to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos.
WORLD / Politics
Jan 16, 2024
China set to woo global elites with large delegation at Davos forum
Chinese Prime Minister Li Qiang will make a special address on Tuesday, and will be the most senior Chinese official to attend Davos since President Xi Jinping in 2017.
People take shelter in a subway station in Kyiv amid a Russian missile attack on Friday.
Dec 30, 2023
Russia pounds Ukrainian cities in one of largest air attacks of war
Russia targeted Ukrainian cities with more than 150 missiles and drones Friday morning, in what Ukrainian officials said was one of the largest air assaults of the war.
Russian conscripts watch a tank demonstration in Moscow in August 2022. Despite its bravado in public, the Kremlin has indicated its interest in striking a deal to halt the war so long as it could still declare victory.
WORLD / Politics
Dec 24, 2023
Putin quietly signals he is open to a ceasefire in Ukraine
The repeated interest in cutting a deal exemplifies how opportunism and improvisation have defined his approach to the war behind closed doors.
Russia's President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting near Moscow on Dec. 12.
WORLD / Politics
Dec 20, 2023
U.S. allies brace for high cost of defeat as Ukraine aid stalls
Russian victory in Ukraine would be felt around the world as U.S. partners and allies questioned Washington’s promises of defense.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy pays his respects at the graves of Ukrainian soldiers in Lviv on Friday.
Dec 16, 2023
Zelenskyy returns to Ukraine with little aid and a raft of needs
Political infighting in Washington and the European Union has blocked further aid to Ukraine.
U.S. President Joe Biden and Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelenskyy speak during a news conference in Washington on Tuesday. Zelenskyy came to the U.S. Congress to appeal for more aid to resist Russia's invasion, and Republican leaders told him to first wait for an elusive U.S. deal on immigration.
WORLD / Politics
Dec 13, 2023
Zelenskyy meets U.S. Republicans in push for aid to fight Russia
Some Republicans oppose more aid, saying any further money must be paired with changes to immigration policy at home.
U.S. President Joe Biden shakes hands with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv on Feb. 20.
WORLD / Politics
Dec 12, 2023
Biden and Zelenskyy: Odd couple brought together by war
The two men have little in common on the surface, but since Russia invaded Ukraine, have become firm allies.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy greets U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen in Kyiv on Feb. 27. Zelenskyy's chief of staff Andriy Yermak said on Tuesday that the postponement of U.S. assistance for Kyiv being debated in Congress would create a "big risk" of Ukraine losing the war with Russia.
WORLD / Politics
Dec 6, 2023
Ukraine sees 'big risk' of losing war if U.S. postpones vital aid
Remarks by Zelenskyy's chief of staff are some of the frankest yet from a senior official as uncertainty swirls over the future of assistance packages.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy unexpectedly canceled a scheduled videolink appeal to U.S. senators for more funding.
WORLD / Politics
Dec 6, 2023
U.S. senators face off at Ukraine briefing after Zelenskyy pulls out
Several Republican senators walked out of a classified briefing on Ukraine as it descended into a row over the border crisis.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Ukraine's president, speaks during a news conference in Kyiv in Nov. 21.
WORLD / Politics
Nov 30, 2023
Zelenskyy faces manpower dilemma in Ukraine’s stalled offensive
Both sides have recruitment issues almost two years into the war


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