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Russia-Ukraine war

Ukraine demands Israel-style security guarantees

Ukraine wants security guarantees from its Western backers similar to the level of protection that the US provides Israel with, President Volodymyr Zelensky’s chief of staff, Andrey Yermak, has stated.

NATO says members must choose Ukraine aid over own defense

Ukraine’s backers should prioritize donating weapons to Kiev over their own defense capabilities, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has stated.

Ukraine can’t hold lines without ‘rapid resumption’ of US aid: Report

The Institute for the Study of War (ISW) has warned Russia is gaining the initiative on the battlefield and that Ukraine “cannot hold the present lines now without the rapid resumption” of US aid, highlighting the dire situation Kyiv is in while the US Congress debates sending more weapons.

US says west exploring all options on frozen Russian assets

No option has been taken off the table as the G-7 countries continue to discuss the possibility of using the Russian assets frozen by the West to aid Ukraine, Reuters has reported, citing a senior US Treasury official.

Zelensky calls on West to treat Ukraine like Israel

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has urged the collective West to become involved in the conflict with Russia and protect Kiev similar to how it aided Israel during the Iranian missile and drone attacks over the weekend.

Zelensky says Ukraine struggling in Donbass, blames west

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has admitted that the situation on the front line in the war with Russia is deteriorating, blaming the West for its “limited” military assistance.

Ex-UK defence minister says London should consider sending troops to Ukraine

The UK should consider sending troops to Ukraine, a former defence minister has stated days after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky warned Kiev was at risk of losing its war with Moscow.

Ukrainian soldiers feel betrayed by new conscription rules: Report

Ukrainian forces hoping to be demobilized after three years are reportedly dismayed after a provision granting them leave was left out of a newly adopted mobilization bill, multiple Western outlets have claimed.

Germans do not believe Ukraine can win war against Russia: Survey

The vast majority of Germans do not believe that Ukraine can prevail against Russia, even with Western military equipment at its disposal, a new poll conducted on behalf of the broadcaster ZDF has suggested. Only one in ten Germans thinks that Kiev can win, the survey found.

Russia says launched massive strike on Ukrainian energy infrastructure

The Russian Defense Ministry announced the country's armed forces have unleashed a wave of powerful high-precision strikes on Ukrainian energy and oil facilities across the country. The attack was carried out in retaliation for recurring strikes on Russian territory, Moscow claimed.

Ukrainian FM ups urgency for more arms, says ‘nice and quiet diplomacy didn’t work’

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said in an interview published Wednesday that he plans to sharpen his rhetoric in requests to Western allies for more weapons.

Ukraine has plan for new counteroffensive: Zelensky

Western military technology can enable Kiev to launch a new counteroffensive against Russia, Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky has stated.

China says supports holding conference on Ukraine with participation of Moscow, Kiev

Beijing supports holding an international conference on settling the Ukrainian crisis with the participation of Moscow and Kiev, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has stated.

Russia says Ukrainian drone attack on nuclear plant ‘dangerous provocation’

A Ukrainian drone strike on the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant is a “dangerous provocation” which could lead to seriously negative consequences, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov has warned.

Ukraine ‘hostage’ to US politics: Zelensky

Ukraine's issues have become caught up in US domestic politics and this jeopardizes its ability to fight against the Russian armed forces, President Vladimir Zelensky has complained. At this stage, he explained, Kiev would agree to any kind of support from Washington, even in the form of a loan.

Ukraine lacks weapons to stop Russian army: Zelensky

Ukraine does not have sufficient weapons to conduct offensive operations against the Russian armed forces or to disrupt its progress, President Volodymyr Zelensky has admitted.

US says Ukraine to become a member of NATO

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken reaffirmed Washington's commitment for Kiev to eventually join NATO but held back commitments ahead of the alliance’s annual summit, which will take place in Washington in July.

Russia warns France sending soldiers to Ukraine to have “catastrophic” consequences for Paris

Sending troops to Ukraine would be disastrous for Paris, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu told his French counterpart, Sebastien Lecornu, during a rare phone call on Wednesday.

NATO members agree to work on long-term military support for Ukraine

NATO member states have agreed to start planning military support for Ukraine on a long-term basis.

Western states assisting Ukraine attack deep inside Russia: Report

Western countries are helping Ukraine to fly kamikaze drones deep inside Russian territory, CNN has reported, citing a source close to Kiev’s drone program.

Russia claims Ukraine has lost over 80k troops since January

Ukraine has lost more than 80,000 forces since the beginning of the year, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu claimed on Tuesday, adding that the Russian military is continuing to reduce “the enemy’s combat potential".

Ukraine attacks oil refinery in Tatarstan, deepest inside Russian territory since outbreak of war

Russian authorities say that Ukrainian drones have targeted industrial facilities in the Republic of Tatarstan, marking Kyiv’s deepest raid inside Russian territory since the war broke out.

UK sources say Kiev ‘disappointed’ with London over war with Moscow

Ukraine is “disappointed with Britain’s stance” on the conflict with Russia, sources in the UK defense sector have told the Daily Mail.

Ukraine may soon ‘fall’: Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron believes that Ukraine’s fall is imminent, the European edition of Politico has reported, referring to its sources.

UN chief to EU: Stop adopting ‘double standards’ on Ukraine and Gaza

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has asked the European Union leaders to show the same concern for civilians in the Gaza Strip as in Ukraine. While the EU has funnelled tens of billions of euros into repelling Russian forces in Ukraine, it is only now preparing to formally ask Israel not to invade Rafah in Gaza.

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