Ukraine calls for more help as it holds off Russian forces during ongoing battle in east

Damaged cars sit along a road during heavy fighting at the front line in Severodonetsk in the Luhansk region of Ukraine, June 8, 2022.Oleksandr Ratushniak/The Associated Press Ukraine sought more help from the West on Friday, pleading for faster deliveries of weapons to hold off better-armed Russian forces and for humanitarian support to combat deadly … Read more

Elizabeth Olsen could have been in The Lobster

Elizabeth OlsenPhoto: Noam Galai (Getty Images) In a multiverse of infinite possibilities, there’s a world in which Elizabeth Olsen was in Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos’ oddball romance The Lobster. However, instead of being part of one of A24’s flagship films, her schedule was otherwise occupied with playing Wanda Maximoff in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a … Read more

Zelensky ‘speechless’ after shelling destroys museum dedicated to poet Hryhoriy Skovoroda

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Saturday he was speechless after Russian shelling destroyed a museum dedicated to the 18th-century philosopher and poet Hryhoriy Skovoroda. The overnight attack in the village of Skovorodynivka in eastern Ukraine hit the roof of the museum, setting the building ablaze and injuring a 35-year-old custodian. The most valuable items … Read more

About 100 civilians evacuated from bombed-out Mariupol steelworks; US House Speaker Pelosi meets with Ukrainian President Zelensky in Kyiv

Civilians who left the area near Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol at a temporary accommodation center during Ukraine-Russia conflict in the village of Bezimenne in the Donetsk Region, Ukraine May 1, 2022.ALEXANDER ERMOCHENKO/Reuters About 100 Ukrainian civilians were being evacuated from a ruined steelworks in the city of Mariupol on Sunday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky … Read more

Russian strike knocks out Odesa airport, says Ukrainian military

Rescuers work to remove debris from a building that was hit in a military strike, amid Russia’s invasion, in Odesa, Ukraine, April 24, 2022.STRINGER/Reuters Russian carried out missile strikes across southern and eastern Ukraine on Saturday, Ukrainian officials said, including one that destroyed the runway at the main airport in the strategic Black Sea port … 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