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Russia-Ukraine war

Russia: US prolonging Ukraine conflict, UK blocking peace deal

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has said Ukraine abandoned a draft peace treaty with Russia in 2022 under British pressure. Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu has also stated the US is behind the Ukraine conflict and is deliberately trying to prolong the fighting.

Russia says repelled Ukraine drone raid on energy infrastructure

Russia repelled a wave of attempted Ukrainian drone strikes on oil refineries and energy infrastructures in the southern Krasnodar Region on Saturday, the local governor said Saturday.

US secretly shipped long-range ATACMS missiles to Ukraine: Report

Washington secretly sent Kiev an unspecified number of longer-range ATACMS missiles last month, an anonymous US government official has confirmed.

Over %50 of Americans unhappy with congress voting $61bn to Ukraine

A total of 51% of Americans disapprove of the decision by the US House of Representatives to support President Joe Biden's $61 billion aid package for Ukraine, while only 39% think otherwise, the Daily Express US has reported, citing a poll conducted by the Washington-based Democracy Institute.

US announces $1 billion military aid package for Ukraine

The U.S. Defense Department announced a $1 billion package for Ukraine shortly after President Joe Biden signed a national security supplemental into law, aiming to deliver critical artillery rounds and air defense munitions to Kyiv in the war with Russia.

Ukrainian drones strike Russian oil facilities

Ukrainian drones have targeted energy infrastructure in Russia’s Smolensk Region, local Governor Vasily Anokhin has stated.

US Senate passes Ukraine, Israel funding after months-long stalemate

The US Senate on Tuesday passed a package to provide billions in aid to Israel, Ukraine and Taiwan, sending the legislation to President Joe Biden’s desk to become law after a rocky six months of political battles.

Poll: Ukrainians’ approval of US leadership significantly dropped

Ukrainians’ approval of the US leaders significantly dropped in 2023, according to a survey from Gallup.

Russia claims Ukraine has lost almost half a million troops since start of war

Ukrainian military losses since February 2022 have reached almost 500,000, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu claimed on Tuesday.

Russia warns New US aid package will just kill more Ukrainians

Washington’s $61 billion pledge to Kiev will make little difference on the battlefield, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov has said, adding it will lead to new casualties among Ukrainians.

UK announces largest-ever aid package for Ukraine

The United Kingdom has jumped on the Ukraine aid bandwagon, revealing plans to provide the largest package of British military assistance, as Washington inches closer to approving some $61 billion in new funding for Kiev.

Ukraine believes US assistance won’t stop Russian army

A new US aid package will harden Ukraine’s resistance but will not be enough to stem the tide in the conflict with Russia, officials in Kiev and military analysts have told the Financial Times.

Biden assures Zelensky US will ‘quickly provide’ security package

US President Joe Biden on Monday spoke with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to assure him Washington will provide more aid as soon as the Senate passes the national security package, the White House announced.

US ‘not funding’ war in Ukraine: Zelensky

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has reiterated that the United States is “not funding” war in his country, emphasizing that Washington is helping "protect democracy" throughout the region.

NATO chief says member states have military personnel in Ukraine

NATO member states have military personnel stationed at their respective embassies in Kiev performing advisory functions, the military alliance Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has told MSNBC News.

Washington pumping Kiev with arms to protract war ‘up till last Ukrainian’: Moscow

The United States is prepared to pour weapons into Ukraine as long as necessary and spares no Ukrainian lives to make sure that its proxy continues fighting Moscow, including via terrorist attacks and killings of journalists, the Russian Foreign Ministry has stressed.

US House approves aid for Ukraine, Israel

US House lawmakers in both parties have joined forces to send a massive package of foreign aid to the Senate, ending a long and bitter stalemate over the fate of the legislation and all but ensuring the delivery of billions of dollars in new help to embattled allies across the globe.

Russia says foiled massive Ukrainian drone attack

Russian air defenses successfully intercepted several Ukrainian drone raids across the western part of the country overnight, destroying dozens of aircraft, the Defense Ministry announced Saturday.

CIA chief warns Ukraine could lose war without US boost

CIA Director Bill Burns has warned Ukraine could lose the war by the end of 2024 without more funding from the US, delivering his most specific comments yet on a possible defeat as Kyiv struggles against a much larger Russian army.

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.

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