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Russia-Ukraine war

US announces $400m military aid package for Ukraine

Washington has announced a $400 million military aid package for Kyiv, the third slated for the embattled country after the passage last month of a national security supplemental that included $61 billion for Ukraine.

Russian army launches major offensive in Kharkiv region

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky says that Russian forces launched a new large-scale offensive on Ukraine's Kharkiv Region on Friday.

French forces to be targeted if deployed to Ukraine: Moscow

If French soldiers are deployed to the conflict zone in Ukraine, they will inevitably become a target for the Russian army, Russia's Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has warned at a briefing.

American support for NATO, Ukraine declining: Poll

American support is dropping for NATO and for backing Ukraine in its war against Russia, a survey by the Pew Research Center has showed.

US says paused shipment of bombs to Israel amid concerns over Rafah offensive

Washington has paused a shipment of bombs to Israel amid concerns over their potential use by Tel Aviv in the Rafah incursion in southetn Gaza, according to a US official.

EU proposes new choice to tap Russian money amid war: Report

The European Union will reportedly allow neutral member states to opt out of its plan to use the revenue generated from frozen Russian central bank reserves to buy weapons and ammunition for Ukraine and limit themselves to providing non-military aid to the country.

Lithuania says ready to send soldiers to Ukraine

Vilnius is prepared to deploy its troops on Ukrainian soil for a training mission, Financial Times daily reported on Wednesday, citing Lithuania's Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte.

Ukraine detains two officials for treason over alleged Russian plot to kill Zelensky

Ukraine has arrested two security officials allegedly involved in a Russian plot to assassinate President Volodymyr Zelensky, which Kyiv’s state security service (SBU) claimed it foiled.

Russia claims US ramped up search for alternative to Zelensky

The United States has ramped up its search for an alternative to Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky, according to Russia’s foreign intel service (SVR). SVR added the West is extremely concerned about the dynamics of public sentiment in Ukraine, noted by increased "apathy" and "distrust of state institutions".

Russia puts Ukraine president on wanted list

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky appeared on the Russian Interior Ministry’s wanted list on Saturday. The exact offense he is charged with remains unclear.

US admits recent military aid to Ukraine won’t stop Russian advances: Report

US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan has stated that the new assistance to Kiev recently approved by Washington will not be able to prevent "Russian advances in the coming period" on the battlefield, the Financial Times newspaper has reported.

Russia claims NATO using war games to ‘prepare for conflict’

NATO’s largest exercise since the Cold War are being held near Russia's border, indicating that the US-led bloc is “seriously preparing” for a potential conflict with Moscow, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has stated.

Ukrainians abroad furious over pressure to go home and fight against Russia: Report

The Ukrainian government is angering its citizens living abroad by its attempts to pressure them to return, enlist in the military, and fight Russian army, according to The Washington Post.

Russia warns West of ‘retaliatory blow’

Any Western-backed Ukrainian attack against "Russia’s Crimean Bridge or Crimea itself" will be met with a powerful revenge strike from Moscow, Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has cautioned.

Ukrainian FM accuses US of insufficient support amid Russia attacks

Western nations are lagging behind Russia in their endeavours to step up defense production, leading to doubts about the ability of the US and its allies to maintain the current world order, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba has argued.

Kremlin: US claims over Russia’s engagement in banned warfare against Ukraine baseless

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has rejected claims by Washington that Moscow has engaged in chemical warfare in the Ukraine conflict.

US imposes sanctions on hundreds of individuals, firms over Russia’s war in Ukraine

The United States has put new sanctions on hundreds of individuals and firms linked to Russia’s war in Ukraine, accusing Moscow of illegally using chemical weapons against Kiev forces.

Ukrainian official says F-16s could arrive in Kiev this month

US-made F-16 fighter jets could start arriving in Ukraine as early as this month, a senior Ukrainian military official has stated.

Russia says attacked Ukrainian military HQ

Russia has carried out a strike on the Ukrainian military headquarters commanding troops in the southern sector of the front, the Defense Ministry in Moscow announced Wednesday.

Ukraine running out of soldiers to fight Russian army: Report

The number and frequency of Ukrainian troops receiving training in US bases in Western Europe has dropped to almost zero in the last months, suggesting that Kiev is running out of men to fight Russian forces, US officials have told the Washington Post.

EU says Europeans won’t die for Ukraine’s Donbass

EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell has insisted that member states of the bloc don’t want their citizens to die in the Russia-Ukraine conflict, but that the bloc will keep supporting Kiev with military and financial aid.

Ukraine admits ‘tactical’ retreat from 3 villages

The Russian Army has continued their push further westward from Donetsk, forcing Ukrainian units to pull back from three more villages under heavy attacks by multiple brigades, Kiev’s top general has conceded.

Zelensky says working on getting long-term assistance package from US

The latest US aid package for Kiev, which was only approved by the US Congress after more than six months of partisan feuding, might be small potatoes compared to what Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has in mind for his biggest benefactor.

Russia says its response to West’s seizure of frozen assets to be tough

Moscow will give a harsh response if the West opts to seize its frozen assets, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has stated.

Ukraine downplays military death toll to avoid disrupting recruitment campaign: Report

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky statement about the military death count had to be presented as lower in order not to scare off mobilized citizens amid recruitment issues, The Washington Post has reported, citing a Ukrainian lawmaker who spoke on condition of anonymity.

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