Ukraine repels some Russian attacks but combat rages at steel mill

Ukraine repels some Russian attacks but combat rages at steel mill

Smoke rises above a burning oil storage in the course of Ukraine-Russia conflict on the outskirts of Donetsk, Ukraine May 4, 2022.ALEXANDER ERMOCHENKO/Reuters Heavy fighting raged Thursday at the shattered steel plant in Mariupol as Russian forces attempted to finish off the city’s last-ditch defenders and complete the capture of the strategically vital port. The … Read more

EU proposes Russian oil ban to make Putin pay ‘high price’ for Ukraine

EU proposes Russian oil ban to make Putin pay ‘high price’ for Ukraine

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen speaks during a debate regarding economic sanctions against Russia, during a plenary session at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France, on May 4.PATRICK HERTZOG/AFP/Getty Images The EU proposed its toughest sanctions yet against Russia on Wednesday, including a phased oil embargo, as Kyiv said Moscow was intensifying … Read more

Russian missiles target Lviv, a major transfer point for Ukraine’s weapon supplies from Poland

Russian missiles target Lviv, a major transfer point for Ukraine’s weapon supplies from Poland

Smoke rises from Russian missile strikes in Lviv, on May 3, 2022. Russian missiles on Tuesday struck power substations in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv, knocking out electricity to parts of the city, the mayor, Andriy Sadovyi, reported on Twitter.FINBARR O’REILLY /The New York Times News Service Russian rockets have hit dozens of targets … Read more

Russia says it struck Western weapons supplied to Ukraine as Pelosi visits Kyiv – National

Russia says it struck Western weapons supplied to Ukraine as Pelosi visits Kyiv – National

US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi met Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv to vow continued support for Ukraine’s fight against Russia, as Moscow said it had struck at weapons supplied by Western nations in the country’s south. Footage posted by Zelenskyy on Twitter on Sunday showed him, flanked by an armed escort and … Read more

About 100 civilians evacuated from bombed-out Mariupol steelworks; US House Speaker Pelosi meets with Ukrainian President Zelensky in Kyiv

About 100 civilians evacuated from bombed-out Mariupol steelworks;  US House Speaker Pelosi meets with Ukrainian President Zelensky in Kyiv

Civilians who left the area near Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol at a temporary accommodation center during Ukraine-Russia conflict in the village of Bezimenne in the Donetsk Region, Ukraine May 1, 2022.ALEXANDER ERMOCHENKO/Reuters About 100 Ukrainian civilians were being evacuated from a ruined steelworks in the city of Mariupol on Sunday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky … Read more

Russia has already ‘failed’ in Ukraine, US says amid promise for more military aid – National

Russia has already ‘failed’ in Ukraine, US says amid promise for more military aid – National

The United States promised on Monday to reopen its embassy in Kyiv soon, as Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Secretary of State Antony Blinken visited Ukraine’s capital and hailed its success so far against Russia’s invasion. Both men said the fact they were able to come to Kyiv was proof of Ukraine’s tenacity in forcing … Read more

The disappeared in Ukraine: Beyond the war’s death toll, thousands of Ukrainians have gone missing. Their families are desperate for answers

The disappeared in Ukraine: Beyond the war’s death toll, thousands of Ukrainians have gone missing.  Their families are desperate for answers

When Russian forces stormed the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol, Nazar Litvinov took shelter with his girlfriend, her family and more than a thousand other civilians in the local drama theatre. Cellphone reception was spotty in the besieged city, but Litvinov would regularly scramble up to the eighth floor of a nearby building to check … Read more

Russians try to storm Mariupol steel plant, missiles hit Odesa, killing six

Russians try to storm Mariupol steel plant, missiles hit Odesa, killing six

Members of the emergency team work near a residential building damaged by a missile strike amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, in Odesa, Ukraine, April 23, 2022.STRINGER/Reuters Russian forces in Ukraine tried to storm a steel plant housing soldiers and civilians in the southern city of Mariupol on Saturday in an attempt to crush the last … Read more

Moscow aims to capture southern Ukraine: Russian general

Moscow aims to capture southern Ukraine: Russian general

An emergency management specialist stand near damages residential buildings in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine, on April 21.ALEXANDER ERMOCHENKO/Reuters A Russian general said on Friday that Moscow wants to seize all of southern and eastern Ukraine, far wider war aims than it had acknowledged as it presses on with a new offensive after … Read more

How Ukrainian resistance continues to disrupt Vladimir Putin’s plans to take over

How Ukrainian resistance continues to disrupt Vladimir Putin’s plans to take over

Maksim Syroizhko kisses his girlfriend, Yana Matvapaeva, next to sandbags at an underpass at Independence Square in Kyiv, on April 21. The couple said that they had not seen one another since Feb. 27, when the war with Russia began.David Guttenfelder/The New York Times News Service If Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion were going to … Read more