Exclusive: How a 15-year-old Ukrainian drone pilot helped destroy a Russian army column – National

Exclusive: How a 15-year-old Ukrainian drone pilot helped destroy a Russian army column – National

KYIV, Ukraine — As the Russian army made its move on Kyiv in late February, the Ukrainian defenses enlisted a drone pilot to pinpoint a column of military vehicles approaching the capital from the west. The civilian who took on the task sent his drone up in a field near his house and found the … Read more

US intel helping Ukraine target, kill generals won’t stop Russia, officials say – National

US intel helping Ukraine target, kill generals won’t stop Russia, officials say – National

The Kremlin said on Thursday that the United States, Britain and other NATO countries were “constantly” feeding intelligence to Ukraine but this would not stop Russia from achieving its military objectives there. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov was responding to a New York Times report that the United States had provided intelligence that helped Ukrainian forces … Read more

Large explosions rock Kyiv after UN chief meets with Ukraine’s Zelenskyy – National

Large explosions rock Kyiv after UN chief meets with Ukraine’s Zelenskyy – National

Two powerful explosions rocked central Kyiv on Thursday evening, shortly after UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. The explosions, which Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said took place in the Shevchenkivskyi district near the city center at about 8 pm local time, sent large plumes of black smoke into the air. At … 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

Finland inches closer to NATO with parliament supporting military alignment – National

Finland inches closer to NATO with parliament supporting military alignment – National

Finland inched closer to joining NATO on Wednesday after its major parliamentary groups expressed support for some form of a military alliance as a response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The Finnish Parliament on Wednesday began debating the possibility of Finland, which shares a long border with Russia, joining NATO. Read more: Russia could move … Read more

Russia tests nuclear-capable missile that Putin says has ‘no analogs in the world’ – National

Russia tests nuclear-capable missile that Putin says has ‘no analogs in the world’ – National

Russia said on Wednesday it had conducted a first test launch of its Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile, a new addition to its nuclear arsenal which President Vladimir Putin said would give Moscow’s enemies something to think about. Putin was shown on television being told by the military that the missile had been launched from Plesetsk … Read more

Mariupol may only have a ‘few days or hours left,’ Ukraine commander says – National

Mariupol may only have a ‘few days or hours left,’ Ukraine commander says – National

A Russian ultimatum to Ukrainian troops in Mariupol to surrender or die expired on Wednesday afternoon with no mass capitulation, but the commander of a unit believed to be holding out in the besieged city said his forces could survive just days or hours. Thousands of Russian troops backed by artillery and rocket barrages were … Read more

Russia is attacking Ukraine’s Donbas. Here’s how the war may change – National

Russia is attacking Ukraine’s Donbas.  Here’s how the war may change – National

Russia has started its long-awaited offensive in Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region in an effort to cut off the territory and finally obtain a battlefield victory. In the lead-up to Monday’s attack, Russian forces were regrouping in the east after failing to capture a single major Ukrainian city when it began a widespread invasion on Feb. … Read more

Russia issues ultimatum to Mariupol defenders as ‘Battle of the Donbas’ begins – National

Russia issues ultimatum to Mariupol defenders as ‘Battle of the Donbas’ begins – National

Russian forces tried to push through Ukrainian defenses along almost the entire front line in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday, launching what President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called the “Battle of the Donbas” – the long-awaited second phase of the war. A “very large part of the entire Russian army is now focused on this offensive,” Zelenskyy said … Read more

Over 900 civilian bodies found around Kyiv following Russia’s withdrawal: police – National

Over 900 civilian bodies found around Kyiv following Russia’s withdrawal: police – National

The bodies of more than 900 civilians have been discovered in the region surrounding the Ukrainian capital following Russia’s withdrawal — most of them fatally shot, police said Friday, an indication that many people were “simply executed.” The jarring number emerged shortly after Russia’s Defense Ministry promised to step up missile attacks on Kyiv in … Read more