World - War in Ukraine

EU, G7, Australia reach deal on price caps for Russian fuel

European Union member states, the Group of Seven industrialized countries, and Australia said Friday that they have reached an agreement on price caps for Russian petroleum products.

Western allies pledge precision rockets, missile systems to Kyiv

Western allies pledged precision rockets and missile systems to Ukraine on Friday, after President Volodymyr Zelensky called for sophisticated weapons to help retain control of the embattled eastern city of Bakhmut.

Putin commemorates Stalingrad battle, echoing Ukraine fight

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday attended commemorations of the 80th anniversary of the Soviet victory over Nazi forces in the battle of Stalingrad, a long and grueling fight that resonates in the current conflict in Ukraine.

Russia slams Macron comments on Ukraine arms deliveries and warns Israel

Russia on Wednesday criticised comments by French President Emmanuel Macron, who refused this week to rule out delivering fighter jets to Ukraine, while warning Tel Aviv against supplying arms to Kyiv.

Ukraine raids homes, offices in graft clampdown

Ukraine on Wednesday expanded a clampdown on corruption with coordinated searches of residences linked to a high-profile oligarch and former interior minister, and tax offices in the capital, a senior official said.

Ukraine hopes for progress on path to EU at Kyiv summit Friday

Ukraine will hold a summit with the European Union in Kyiv this week, the government announced Tuesday, as it expressed hope the conference would bring the war-battered nation closer to membership in the bloc almost a year after Russia launched its invasion.

NATO chief wants more 'friends' as Russia, China move closer

China's growing assertiveness and collaboration with Russia poses a threat not only to Asia but also to Europe, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday as he sought stronger cooperation and more ``friends'' for NATO in the Indo-Pacific region.

Ukraine PM says EU-Ukraine summit to take place in Kyiv Friday

Ukraine's prime minister said a Ukraine-European Union summit will take place in Kyiv on Friday, as the war-torn country battles to repel the Russian invasion.

Lithuania argues against hosting Russian envoys in EU

Lithuania's foreign minister on Tuesday urged European Union countries not to host Russian ambassadors, as diplomatic tensions between the Baltics and Moscow rise following the invasion of Ukraine.

Hungary blasts Sweden's 'stupidity' on NATO row with Turkey

Hungary accused Sweden of "stupidity" Tuesday over an extremist incident in Stockholm that led Turkey to suspend NATO accession talks with the Nordic country and its neighbour Finland.

Japan & NATO must 'remain united and firm' in response to China, Russia threats: Stoltenberg

Japan and NATO must "remain united and firm" in the face of security threats posed by China, North Korea and Russia's war in Ukraine, Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday in Tokyo.

Talk of fighter jets for Kyiv puts strains on Western unity: AP report

Ukraine's push for fighter jets to help beat back Russia's invasion force risks straining the unity of Ukraine's Western allies, amid fears that the move could escalate the nearly year-long conflict and draw them deeper into the war.

France, Australia to supply Ukraine with artillery shells

France and Australia will jointly supply Ukraine with 155 mm shells needed for artillery provided by the West since Russia's invasion, defence ministers Sebastien Lecornu and Richard Marles said Monday.

NATO chief asks S. Korea to 'step up' military support for Ukraine

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg asked South Korea on Monday to "step up" military support for Ukraine, suggesting it reconsider its policy of not exporting weapons to countries in conflict.

Erdogan says Finland may join NATO without Sweden

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said for the first time Sunday that Ankara could accept Finland into NATO without its Nordic neighbour Sweden.

Friends remember volunteer killed trying to help civilians at a front-line Ukrainian town

Friends and volunteers gathered in Kyiv's St Sophia's Cathedral on Sunday to say goodbye to volunteer Andrew Bagshaw who was killed with his colleague Christopher Parry while they were evacuating people from a front-line Ukrainian town.

New Czech president expected to foster EU, Ukraine ties

Newly-elected Czech president Petr Pavel, a former NATO general, will promote close ties with the European Union and offer firm support for Ukraine in the face of the Russian invasion, analysts said.

Finnish, Swedish FMs: NATO membership process hasn't stopped

The foreign ministers of Sweden and Finland reiterated in separate interviews published Saturday that the process for the two Nordic nations to join NATO is continuing despite Turkey's president saying Sweden shouldn't expect his country to approve its membership.

Ukraine: 'Fast-track' talks underway for missiles, planes

Ukraine and its Western allies are engaged in “fast-track” talks on the possibility of equipping the invaded country with long-range missiles and military aircraft, a top Ukrainian presidential aide said Saturday.

At Ukraine front, embattled Bakhmut residents desperate for water

First Valentyna's gas was cut when Russia's invasion came to Bakhmut in Ukraine's Donetsk region.

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