Zelenskyy tells Davos: We want more sanctions and more weapons

DAVOS, Switzerland — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Monday urged the global community to impose further sanctions on Russia, as he accused the West of costing tens of thousands of lives by not targeting Russia earlier.  During a virtual address to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Zelenskyy called for an immediate ban on Russian oil — a barely … Read more

Russian sentenced to life in Ukraine’s 1st war crimes trial

A Ukrainian court has sentenced a 21-year-old Russian soldier to life in prison for killing a Ukrainian civilian By ELENA BECATOROS, OLEKSANDR STASHEVSKYI and RICARDO MAZALAN Associated Press May 23, 2022, 10:25 AM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article KYIV, Ukraine — A Ukrainian court sentenced a 21-year-old Russian soldier … Read more

Ukraine must ‘decide its own future,’ Poland’s Duda tells MPs in Kyiv

Poland’s president told Ukrainian lawmakers that “only Ukraine has the right to decide about its future,” in a speech that was the first in-person address by a foreign head of state at Ukraine’s parliament since the Russian invasion. “Nothing about you without you,” Andrzej Duda told the assembly in Kyiv on Sunday, while slamming the “worrying … Read more

Europe’s leaders fall out of key on Ukraine

Press play to listen to this article BERLIN — In the latest installment of the Eurovision Song Contest, Europeans seized the opportunity to show solidarity with Ukraine and thumb their noses at Vladimir Putin. But away from the enthusiasm for Ukraine’s winning entry at that festival of campy pageantry, shallow symbolism and bad English, the … Read more

Bombarded at home, Ukraine finds symbolic win at Eurovision

TURIN, Italy — While in the third month of fighting Russia’s invasion at home, Ukraine came out victorious at Europe’s musical competition Eurovision. Swept along on a wave of solidarity, the Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra racked up a record popular vote after performing a catchy folk-rap tune and sending an emotional plea for the bombarded … Read more

Ukraine opens first war crimes trial of captured Russian

KYIV, Ukraine — Journalists packed a small courtroom in Kyiv for the trial of a captured Russian soldier accused of killing a Ukrainian civilian in the early days of the war — the first of dozens of war crimes cases that Ukraine’s top prosecutor said her office is pursuing. As the trial of 21-year-old Russian … Read more

Russia pounds Ukraine’s vital port of Odesa, Mariupol plant

ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine — Russian forces pounded away at the vital port of Odesa, Ukrainian officials said Tuesday, as part of an apparent effort to disrupt supply lines and weapons shipments. On the other end of the southern coast, they hammered a steel plant where Ukrainian fighters are denying Moscow full control of another critical port. … Read more

As war rages, Ukraine contemplates years of recovery

Press play to listen to this article KYIV — Ukraine’s capital is free, for now, of Russian forces bearing down on its borders. But Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko concedes that doesn’t mean everyone can return safely.  It could take “a year” to clean up explosives left in the region, Klitschko recently told a delegation of … Read more

No end in sight for Ukraine war as Russia’s President Putin hails Victory Day

ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine — Russian President Vladimir Putin used a major patriotic holiday Monday to again justify his war in Ukraine but did not declare even a limited victory or signal where the conflict was headed, as his forces continued to pummel targets across the country with few signs of significant progress. The Russian leader oversaw … Read more

Zelenskyy tells Putin not to ‘appropriate’ victory against Nazis

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Monday told Russia’s Vladimir Putin not to use his Victory Day speech to “appropriate” the defeat of the Nazis in World War II, a conflict in which millions of Ukrainians died. “We will not allow anyone to annex this victory, we will not allow it to be appropriated,” the Ukrainian … Read more