Ukraine calls on West to impose travel ban on Russians as Moscow steps up assault

Ukraine calls on West to impose travel ban on Russians as Moscow steps up assault

A Ukrainian commander on the front line near Pokrovske in Ukraine’s Dnipro Region, Aug. 5, 2022.DAVID GUTTENFELDER/The New York Times News Service Ukraine’s president called on the West to impose a blanket travel ban on Russians, an idea that has found support among some EU member states but angered Moscow which pressed on with a … Read more

Ukraine’s Zelensky fires security service chief and top state prosecutor

Ukraine’s Zelensky fires security service chief and top state prosecutor

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky issued executive orders late on Sunday sacking the head of Ukraine’s powerful domestic security agency, the SBU, and the prosecutor general. The orders dismissing SBU chief Ivan Bakanov, a childhood friend of Zelensky, and Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova, who led the effort to prosecute Russian war crimes in Ukraine, were published … Read more

Russia threatens broad Ukraine offensive as US presses China over war stance

Russia threatens broad Ukraine offensive as US presses China over war stance

A firefighter hoses down a house on fire after cluster rockets hit a residential area, in Konstantinovka, eastern Ukraine, Saturday, July 9, 2022.Nariman El-Mofty/The Associated Press Ukrainian defenders battled on Saturday to contain Russian forces along several fronts, officials said, as the United States urged China to align itself with the West in opposing the … Read more

Zelensky sacks Ukraine’s envoy to Germany, other ambassadors

Zelensky sacks Ukraine’s envoy to Germany, other ambassadors

This handout picture taken and released by the Ukrainian Presidential press service on July 9, 2022, shows Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky (2ndL) sitting in front of President of French Senate Gerard Larcher (4thR) and a delegation of the upper house of the French Parliament during their meeting in Kyiv, amid the Russian invasion of UkraineSTRINGER/AFP/Getty … Read more

‘Don’t become tired’: Ukraine’s Zelenskyy urges Canadian students to help keep the war front and center

‘Don’t become tired’: Ukraine’s Zelenskyy urges Canadian students to help keep the war front and center

Spreading information around the world about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is as important as distributing guns and bullets for the country’s defence, Ukrainian President Volodomyr Zelenskyy told students at the University of Toronto on Wednesday. In a speech and question-and-answer session by video from Kyiv, the Ukrainian capital, Zelenskyy, dressed in a military-style camouflage vest, … Read more

NATO warns of long war in Ukraine as Russian assaults follow EU boost for Kyiv

NATO warns of long war in Ukraine as Russian assaults follow EU boost for Kyiv

A member of the Ukrainian territorial police surveys the ruins of a bridge that connected Lysychansk and Sievierodonetsk, the last Ukrainian-held cities in Luhansk Oblast, on June 8, 2022.IVOR PRICKETT/The New York Times News Service The head of NATO said on Sunday the war in Ukraine could last years and Ukrainian forces faced intensified Russian … Read more

Ukraine gets possible path to EU membership, aid pledges from Britain

Ukraine gets possible path to EU membership, aid pledges from Britain

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky welcoming Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson, before talks in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv.STR/AFP/Getty Images The European Union’s executive arm recommended putting Ukraine on a path to membership Friday, a symbolic boost for a country fending off a Russian onslaught that is killing civilians, flattening cities and threatening its very survival. In … Read more

Zelensky visits Kharkiv region; Ukrainian defenders hold out in Donbas city under heavy Russian fire

Zelensky visits Kharkiv region;  Ukrainian defenders hold out in Donbas city under heavy Russian fire

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky talks with servicemen during his visit to the Kharkiv region on May 29.STR/AFP/Getty Images Ukrainian forces endured heavy artillery barrages on Sunday as they held off Russian attempts to capture Sievierodonetsk, the largest city Ukraine still controls in the eastern region of Luhansk, officials said. Russian shelling has destroyed all of … 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

Ukraine repels assaults in east as Russia presses to control Mariupol

Ukraine repels assaults in east as Russia presses to control Mariupol

Graves of civilians are seen next to apartment buildings in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine April 10, 2022.ALEXANDER ERMOCHENKO/Reuters Ukrainian troops have repulsed several Russian assaults in the country’s east, British intelligence said on Monday, while President Volodymyr Zelensky said thousands of Russian soldiers were massing for a new offensive. Russian forces were … Read more