World - War in Ukraine

Kyiv repels Russia air strikes: Ukraine officials

Russian forces launched overnight air attacks on Kyiv, military officials in the Ukrainian capital said Friday, adding that all the missiles were intercepted and destroyed.

Russia will not achieve military victory in Ukraine: Top US officer

Russia will not achieve a military victory in Ukraine, top US officer General Mark Milley said Thursday, while also cautioning that Kyiv is unlikely to force out all of Moscow's troops anytime soon.

Russia signs deal to deploy tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus

Russia and Belarus signed a deal on Thursday formalizing the procedure for deploying Russian nuclear weapons on Belarusian territory.

Russia to shut Swedish consulate, expel five diplomats

Moscow said Thursday it was expelling five Swedish diplomats and closing Russia's general consulate in Gothenburg and Sweden's diplomatic mission in Saint Petersburg.

Wagner says transferring Bakhmut positions to Russian army

The head of Russia's Wagner mercenary group said Thursday his forces had started transferring their positions in the flashpoint eastern Ukrainian town of Bakhmut to the Russian military.

Zelensky says Russia 'terrorising' Ukraine as 36 drones downed

President Volodymyr Zelensky accused Russia of terrorising Ukrainians on Thursday, as his military announced it had shot down 36 Iranian-made attack drones deployed by Moscow's forces.

Russian attacks on Ukraine healthcare slammed at WHO

WHO member states voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to condemn the devastating health impacts triggered by Russia's invasion of Ukraine, exactly 15 months into the war.

Russia condemns 'illogical' US aircraft carrier visit to Norway

Russia's embassy in Norway on Tuesday harshly criticised a planned visit by a US aircraft carrier to Oslo as an "illogical and harmful" show of force.

Drone attacks overnight in Russian border region: governor

A Russian official in the southern Belgorod region bordering Ukraine said Wednesday that the territory was targeted by numerous drones overnight, following an armed incursion into the territory from Ukraine.

China's premier hails close ties in talks with Russian PM

China's premier on Wednesday hailed the "strategic cooperative partnership" between Beijing and Moscow as he hosted the Russian prime minister, with the two sides expected to sign a number of economic and infrastructure deals.

What we know about groups behind the Russia incursion

Two groups of Russian volunteers fighting for Ukraine have jointly claimed responsibility for an armed incursion into Russia's Belgorod region.

Russia pushed back, destroyed Ukraine border assault group

Russia said Tuesday that its armed forces had beaten back and then wiped out a group of militants and military hardware that were dispatched to its southern Belgorod region from Ukraine.

Russia's war on Ukraine pushes overhaul of NATO defences

US troops stage an airborne assault. British marines conduct a nighttime beach landing. French paratroopers drop from the skies after flying across Europe.

Ukraine says 'has nothing to do' with Russia incursion group: Presidency

Ukraine on Monday denied being involved in an incursion into Russian territory, after Moscow said it was fighting a group of saboteurs who had crossed into Russia's Belgorod border region.

Ukraine 'sabotage' group crosses into Russia: Russian governor

Russian troops and intelligence agents were seeking to "eliminate" a Ukrainian "sabotage" group that crossed the Russian border, a regional governor said on Monday.

Wagner fighters to leave Bakhmut by 1 June

The head of Russia's Wagner mercenary group said on Monday his fighters would leave Bakhmut by June 1 and transfer control to the Russian army, after claiming to have fully captured the city.

Russia targets Ukraine's Dnipro with drones, missiles

Russian forces targeted the eastern Ukrainian city of Dnipro overnight with 16 missiles and 20 attack drones, Ukraine's army said Monday.

Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant cut off from power grid

Ukraine's occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant has been cut off from the power grid again, its Russian administrators and the Ukrainian atomic agency said on Monday, a potentially dangerous incident that has become more frequent due to shelling.

Bakhmut: From 'city of wine and roses' to 'hell on Earth'

The city of Bakhmut, whose capture was claimed by Russia on Saturday and denied by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Sunday, had a population of around 72,000 people before the war.

G7 ends with Ukraine in focus as Zelenskyy meets world leaders and Russia claims disputed gains

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy huddled with some of his biggest backers as the Group of Seven summits closed in Hiroshima on Sunday, building momentum for his country's war effort even as Russia claimed a battlefield victory that was quickly disputed by Ukraine.

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