European Union grants Ukraine candidacy status after nearly two-decade struggle

Masi Nayyem shows where he was injured during a combat mission in Dnipro, Ukraine.Anton Skyba/The Globe and Mail Masi Nayyem was lying in a hospital bed with a white bandage over his right eye and much of his head, looking very much like an avatar of this war-battered country. He lost his eye in a … Read more

NATO warns of long war in Ukraine as Russian assaults follow EU boost for Kyiv

A member of the Ukrainian territorial police surveys the ruins of a bridge that connected Lysychansk and Sievierodonetsk, the last Ukrainian-held cities in Luhansk Oblast, on June 8, 2022.IVOR PRICKETT/The New York Times News Service The head of NATO said on Sunday the war in Ukraine could last years and Ukrainian forces faced intensified Russian … Read more

Leaders of Germany, France, Italy, Romania meet Zelensky in Ukraine, dangling hope of EU membership

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky shakes hands with France’s President Emmanuel Macron as German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi and Romanian President Klaus Iohannis look on June 16, 2022 in Kyiv, Ukraine. The leaders made their first visits to Ukraine since the country was invaded by Russia on February 24th.Alexey Furman/Getty Images The … Read more

Ukrainian and Russian troops fight street-by-street to win control of city of Sievierodonetsk

Members of a foreign volunteers unit which fights in the Ukrainian army take positions in Sievierodonetsk, Ukraine, on June 2.SERHII NUZHNENKO/Reuters Ukrainian and Russian troops fought street by street for control of the industrial city of Sievierodonetsk on Monday in the pivotal battle of the Kremlin offensive in Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region. Which side had … Read more

Exclusive: How a 15-year-old Ukrainian drone pilot helped destroy a Russian army column – National

KYIV, Ukraine — As the Russian army made its move on Kyiv in late February, the Ukrainian defenses enlisted a drone pilot to pinpoint a column of military vehicles approaching the capital from the west. The civilian who took on the task sent his drone up in a field near his house and found the … Read more

Russia tightens grip on Ukrainian city, raps US for supplying rockets

A Ukrainian serviceman patrols a village near the frontline in the Donetsk oblast region, eastern Ukraine.Bernat Armangue/The Associated Press Russian forces tightened their grip on an industrial Ukrainian city as part of their drive to control the eastern Donbas region and targeted rail links used to ferry in weapons from Kyiv’s Western allies as the … Read more

Ukraine rejects concessions as Russia attacks in east

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is seen on a video at the Russia House, transformed into ‘Russian Warcrimes House’ and showing a picture exhibition documenting alleged war crimes committed by Russian troops in Ukraine, during the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos on May 22.FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images Ukraine ruled out a ceasefire or any territorial … Read more

Red Cross registers Ukrainian POWs from Mariupol as Russia vows to try fighters for war crimes

Serhii Tsybulchenko, left, and his son-in-law Ihor Trotsak, right, who fled with their family from the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol, arrive at a reception center for displaced people in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine, Tuesday, May 3, 2022.Francisco Seco/The Associated Press The fate of hundreds of Ukrainian fighters who surrendered after holding out against punishing attacks on … Read more

Russian missiles target Lviv, a major transfer point for Ukraine’s weapon supplies from Poland

Smoke rises from Russian missile strikes in Lviv, on May 3, 2022. Russian missiles on Tuesday struck power substations in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv, knocking out electricity to parts of the city, the mayor, Andriy Sadovyi, reported on Twitter.FINBARR O’REILLY /The New York Times News Service Russian rockets have hit dozens of targets … Read more

Lifting sanctions against Russia part of peace talks with Ukraine, Lavrov says

Lifting sanctions imposed on Russia is part of peace negotiations between Moscow and Ukraine, which are “difficult” but continue daily, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in remarks published early on Saturday. Kyiv on warned Friday that talks on ending Russia’s invasion, now in its third month, were in danger of collapse. “At present, the … Read more