Ukrainian city warned to evacuate before Russian attack

KRAMATORSK, Ukraine — A day after Russian President Vladimir Putin declared victory in seizing an eastern Ukrainian province essential to his war aims, the mayor of a city in the path of Moscow’s offensive warned residents on Tuesday to evacuate before of an expected attack. The Sloviansk mayor’s warning highlighted fears that Russian forces are … Read more

NATO to sign accession protocols for Sweden and Finland | NATO news

Despite the alliance agreement, parliamentary approval in Turkey could still pose problems for final membership. North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) member states are due to sign the accession protocols of Finland and Sweden, days after Turkey lifted its veto against historic Nordic expansion. The move on Monday will pave the way for what is expected … Read more

Russia-Ukraine War: List of Major Events, Day 132 | Russia-Ukraine War News

As the Russia-Ukraine war enters its 132nd day, we take a look at key developments. Here are the top events so far on Tuesday, July 5th. Get the latest updates here. fighting Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said his troops “have no alternative” but to “retreat and destroy the offensive potential” of Russian forces as the … Read more

Displaced Ukrainians near Kyiv fear for war-damaged homes

BORODYANKA, Ukraine — Valentyna Klymenko tries to return home as late as possible to avoid the darkness of her war-damaged home outside the Ukrainian capital. She visits friends, goes to the well to get water or looks for a place to charge her cell phone. Klymenko, 70, then returns alone to an apartment that used … Read more

‘We have to break them… we have no alternative’, warns Zelensky

youKrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said his armed forces were undaunted in their efforts to “break” Moscow’s will to pursue a nearly five-month war. This comes as Russian Vladimir Putin hailed his military’s victory in the grueling battle of Luhansk. Russia captured the eastern Ukrainian city of Lysychansk on Sunday, ending one of the biggest battles … Read more

US ambassador urges China to stop spreading Russian ‘lies’

BEIJING (Reuters) – The U.S. ambassador to China has urged the Foreign Ministry in Beijing to stop spreading Russia’s “lies”, in an extraordinarily direct and public rebuke from the country’s top American diplomat. Ambassador Nicholas Burns made the “request” in response to a question at a government-backed forum on Monday about what China could do … Read more

Live news Ukraine-Russia: Kyiv prepares for Donetsk battles | Russia-Ukraine War News

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says his troops “have no alternative” but to “retreat and destroy the offensive potential” of Russian forces as the battle moves from Luhansk to neighboring Donetsk. President Vladimir Putin congratulated Russian troops on “liberating” Ukraine’s eastern Luhansk region. Luhansk governor Serhiy Haidai reveals that Ukrainian forces that withdrew from Lysychansk are … Read more

Russian cosmonauts aboard the space station celebrate the capture of Luhansk

Russia announced on Sunday that it had gained full control over the Luhansk region. Russian cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station on Monday celebrated Russia’s capture of Ukraine’s eastern Luhansk region, a significant milestone for Moscow in the war. Roscosmos, the Russian space agency, described Moscow’s capture of the Luhansk region as “a day of … Read more

Putin declares victory in Luhansk’s Donbas region

POKROVSK, Ukraine — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday declared victory in the Luhansk region of eastern Ukraine, a day after Ukrainian forces withdrew from their last stronghold of resistance in the province. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu informed Putin in a televised meeting on Monday that Russian forces had taken control of Luhansk, which … Read more

Russia-Ukraine War: Zelenskyy promises to retake Lysychansk | Russia-Ukraine War News

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy acknowledged that his forces had withdrawn from the bombed city of Lysychansk, the last Ukrainian stronghold in the eastern province of Luhansk. But he vowed Sunday night to regain control of lost territory with the help of Western long-range weapons. Russia said capturing Lysychansk less than a week after taking neighboring … Read more