War in Ukraine - Military

Ukraine clocks Kherson wins, Zelensky urges more EU help

Ukraine said Thursday it had recaptured swathes of fresh territory from Russian troops as Kyiv urged Europe to help its forces expel Moscow's army once and for all.

Ukraine says recaptured vast tracts of key Kherson region

Ukraine said Thursday it had recaptured over 400 square kilometres (155 square miles) in Kherson in less than a week, after Moscow claimed to have annexed the southern region.

Russian rockets slam into Ukrainian city near nuclear plant

Seven Russian rockets slammed into residential buildings in the southern Ukrainian city of Zaporizhzhia before dawn Thursday, killing one person and trapping at least five in the city close to Europe's biggest nuclear power plant, the governor of the mostly Russian-occupied region said.

EU should give tanks to Ukraine: European Parliament chief

The European Union should deliver tanks to Ukraine and speed up the procedure of having the country join the bloc, European Parliament speaker Roberta Metsola told AFP Wednesday.

IAEA chief says on way to Kyiv for nuclear plant talks

The UN nuclear agency chief on Wednesday said he was travelling to Kyiv to discuss creating a security zone around Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia atomic plant, after Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his government to take it over.

Putin decrees Russia takeover of Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday ordered his government to take over operations at Europe's largest nuclear power station in the Russia-annexed region of Zaporizhzhia in southern Ukraine.

Biden announces new $625M security aid for Ukraine

US President Joe Biden told his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky on Tuesday that another $625 million in military assistance, including HIMARS multiple rocket launchers, is on the way, the White House said.

Russian army maps show lost ground in key Kherson region

Russia's forces occupying Ukraine's southern Black Sea region of Kherson have suffered serious territorial losses to Kyiv's troops over recent days, maps published by Moscow's defence ministry showed Tuesday.

Retreating Russians leave their comrades' bodies behind

Russian troops abandoned a key Ukrainian city so rapidly that they left the bodies of their comrades in the streets, offering more evidence Tuesday of Moscow's latest military defeat as it struggles to hang on to four regions of Ukraine that it illegally annexed last week.

Russian forces under pressure in south Ukraine

A Kremlin-installed official in the south Ukraine region of Kherson urged residents to remain calm Tuesday as reports were surfacing that Kyiv's forces were making sweeping gains into Russian-controlled territory.

Ukraine presses counteroffensive after Russian setback

Russia attacked the Ukrainian president's hometown with suicide drones on Sunday, and Ukraine pushed ahead with its counteroffensive after taking back control of a strategic eastern city.

Russia should use low-yield nuclear weapons in Ukraine: Chechen leader

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov said Saturday that Russia should consider using low-yield nuclear weapons after Moscow's troops were forced out of a key town in eastern Ukraine.

Ukraine forces entering key town in Russia-annexed region

Ukraine said Saturday its forces were entering the key eastern town of Lyman, located in one of the four Ukrainian regions that Russia annexed despite international condemnation.

Putin accuses the West of sabotaging Baltic Sea pipelines

Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused the West of sabotaging the Russia-built gas pipelines under the Baltic Sea to Germany.

Russian forces 'partially encircled' in key Ukraine town: Rebel leader

A pro-Russia ally said Friday that Russian troops were "partially surrounded" in the key Ukrainian town of Lyman and that Kyiv's forces were recapturing villages in the area.

Explainer: Why is Russia sending oil and gas workers to fight in Ukraine?

Russia's effort to conscript 300,000 reservists to counter Ukraine's military advances in Kharkiv has drawn a lot of attention from military and political analysts. But there's also a potential energy angle.

4 regions of Ukraine to be folded in Russia Friday: Kremlin

Russia confirmed on Thursday it will formally annex parts of Ukraine where occupied areas held Kremlin-orchestrated ``referendums'' on living under Moscow's rule that the Ukrainian government and the West denounced as illegal and rigged.

US announces $1.1 billion more in military aid for Ukraine

The US will provide an additional $1.1 billion in aid to Ukraine, with funding for about 18 more advanced rocket systems and other weapons to counter drones that Russia has been using against Ukrainian troops, the Biden administration announced Wednesday.

Moscow says occupied Ukraine regions made 'free choice in favour of Russia'

Moscow's foreign ministry said Wednesday that Russian-occupied regions in Ukraine made a "conscious and free choice" to join Russia after Kremlin proxies organised so-called referendums in the territories they control.

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