Russian Forces Expand Donbas Assault, Take Heavy Losses

KYIV, Ukraine—Russian forces were pushing to encircle two cities in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday, part of an all-out assault to take control of the Donbas area, which is making progress but at a cost for Moscow. Fighting was centered around two cities on either side of the Siverskyi Donets River, Severodonetsk and Lysychansk. The two … Read more

Poland’s President Addresses Ukraine’s Parliament, Calls for Removal of All Russian Troops

KYIV, Ukraine—In a surprise visit to Kyiv on Sunday, Polish President Andrzej Duda said that only Ukraine should decide any terms upon which it pursues peace with Moscow, and called for a complete removal of all Russian troops in Ukraine, breaking with European leaders who have suggested the partly-occupied country should accede to some of … Read more

Ukraine’s Military Gains Raise Kyiv’s War Aims as Russia Shells Eastern Cities

As Ukraine’s military continues to take back Russian-occupied territory in Ukraine, outperforming expectations among leaders globally about its abilities before Russia’s invasionambitions are growing in Kyiv about what would define victory. Ukrainian forces in the northeastern region of Kharkiv have regained territory at the Russian border, the regional governor, By Sinegubovsaid Monday. Russian forces continued … Read more

Embattled Ukraine Soldiers in Mariupol Say They Will Fight to the End

Ukrainian forces besieged by Russian troops in Mariupol vowed Sunday to fight till the end, as the government in Kyiv braced for the possibility of heavy strikes on Monday, when Russia commemorates the Soviet Union’s victory in World War II. Ukrainian troops who have been defending Mariupol and are holed up inside the massive Azovstal … Read more

Rescuers Look for Survivors at Kyiv Apartment Block Hit During U.N. Chief’s Visit to Ukraine

KYIV, Ukraine—Rescue workers sifted through the debris of a 21-story apartment block that was struck by a Russian missile here as the head of the United Nations was visiting the Ukrainian capital, while Ukrainian forces stepped up their efforts to prevent Russian troops from advancing from positions in the east of the country. Kyiv Mayor … Read more

Russia’s Black Sea Flagship Abandoned, Damaged After Ukraine Claims Missile Strike Sank It

KYIV, Ukraine—The flagship of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet, the missile cruiser Moskva, was seriously damaged and abandoned by its crew after its ammunition blew up, Russia’s Defense Ministry said. A Ukrainian military spokesman said the ship had been hit by cruise missiles, causing it to capsize and start to sink. The Moskva’s entire crew, which … Read more