War in Ukraine - Diplomacy

Russian officer suspended after thousands called up in error

An enlistment officer in a far eastern Russian region has been suspended after thousands of people were mistakenly called up to fight in Ukraine, a local official said on Monday.

US announces 'severe' sanctions on Russia over annexations

The United States on Friday announced "severe" new sanctions on Russia in response to what President Joe Biden called Moscow's "fraudulent" claim to have annexed four Ukrainian regions.

US will 'never' recognize Russia's Ukraine annexation attempts: W.House

The United States will "never" recognize Russian attempts to annex parts of Ukraine and is preparing new economic sanctions on Moscow, the White House said Wednesday.

Occupied Ukrainian regions to ask Putin to annex them

Russian-installed officials in occupied regions of Ukraine said Wednesday they would ask President Vladimir Putin to incorporate them into Russia, a day after claiming that their residents overwhelmingly supported such a move in Kremlin-orchestrated votes widely viewed as illegitimate.

Voting to wrap up in Russia-held areas of Ukraine

The final day of voting was taken place in Russian-held regions of Ukraine Tuesday, a referendum that is expected to serve as a pretext for their annexation by Moscow but that is rejected as a sham by Kyiv and its Western allies.

Kazakhstan to ensure safety of Russians fleeing draft: President

Kazakhstan will ensure the care and safety of Russians fleeing a "hopeless situation," the president of the Central Asian country said on Tuesday, as Russian men fled the Ukraine military call-up.

On Ukraine, Russia says that it had 'no choice'

Russia made its case to the world Saturday for its war in Ukraine, repeating a series of grievances about its neighbor and the West to tell the U.N. General Assembly meeting of leaders that Moscow had "no choice'' but to take military action.

Belarus foreign minister blames NATO, West for Ukraine war

In the eyes of Belarus' foreign minister, the root cause of the war in Ukraine dates back 30 years ago to the end of the Cold War.

As Ukraine worries UN, some leaders rue what's pushed aside

In speech after speech, world leaders dwelled on the topic consuming this year's U.N. General Assembly meeting: Russia's war in Ukraine.

Russian FM, at UN, slams West for 'grotesque' Russophobia

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov bitterly criticized Western nations Saturday over the Ukraine war, telling the United Nations that the United States and its allies sought to "destroy" his country.

Explainer: What's behind referendums in occupied Ukraine?

Four occupied regions in Ukraine are set to start voting Friday in Kremlin-engineered referendums on whether to become part of Russia, setting the stage for Moscow to annex the areas in a sharp escalation of the nearly seven-month war.

US to step up its criticism of Russia at UN Security Council

The United States and its allies plan to ramp up criticism of Russia for its war in Ukraine on Thursday and press other countries to join in their forceful condemnations of the conflict.

EU talks up Russia sanctions but consensus may prove elusive

The European Union appears determined to respond to new Russian attempts to annex parts of Ukraine with more sanctions, but finding a consensus among member countries is becoming increasingly difficult as measures meant to punish Moscow bite into their own economies.

Turkey condemns Russia's 'illegitimate' votes in Ukraine

Turkey on Wednesday condemned Russia's "illegitimate" plans to hold annexation referendums in four Moscow-controlled regions of Ukraine.

Biden condemns Russia as Ukraine asks for support

President Joe Biden said Wednesday that Russia has "shamelessly violated the core tenets" of the United Nations charter with its ``brutal, needless war'' with Ukraine on saying its Western allies should increase military aid to Kyiv and further isolate Moscow after President Vladimir Putin suggested Russia could use nuclear weapons in Ukraine.

NATO chief slams Putin's 'reckless nuclear rhetoric'

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg accused President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday of "dangerous" rhetoric after Russia's leader hinted Moscow could use nuclear weapons over the war in Ukraine.

Zelensky says does not believe Putin will use nuclear arms

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky told German media on Wednesday he does not believe Russia will use nuclear weapons, after President Vladimir Putin said Moscow would use all means to protect its territory.

NATO says Russian-planned votes in Ukraine are 'further escalation' of war

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg on Tuesday denounced plans by Russian-backed forces to hold referendums in Ukraine, warning that they were yet another escalation in the war brought on by the Kremlin.

Biden to urge UN Security Council reforms

US President Joe Biden plans to urge reform of the UN Security Council when he attends the General Assembly, White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said Tuesday.

Macron calls Russian referendums in Ukraine a 'travesty'

French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday denounced pro-Russian separatists' plans for referendums in Ukraine, saying any vote for annexation would be legally meaningless.

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