Russian FM says he plans to attend OSCE meeting in North Macedonia
Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says he plans to travel to NATO member North Macedonia later this week to attend a conference of a top trans-Atlantic security and rights group, a trip that would mark his first visit to a NATO country since Moscow sent troops to Ukraine.
Powerful storm pounds the Black Sea region, leaving more than a half-million people without power
A powerful weekend storm in the Black Sea region toppled trees, tore down power lines and caused coastal flooding, and government officials and media reports said more than half a million people were without power in southern Russia and Ukraine.
Ukrainian marines claim multiple bridgeheads across a key Russian strategic barrier
Ukraine’s marine corps says it has secured multiple bridgeheads on the eastern bank of the Dnieper River in the Kherson region in fighting it described as having caused thousands of Russian casualties and destroyed dozens of ammunition warehouses, armored vehicles and other weaponry.
Ukraine says it now has a foothold on the eastern bank of the Dnieper River near Kherson city
A top Ukrainian official says its troops have established a beachhead on the eastern bank of the Dnieper River near Kherson, an important advance in overcoming one of Russia’s most significant strategic barriers in the war.
Activist hands ICC evidence he says implicates Belarus president in transfer of Ukrainian children
An exiled Belarus activist has presented a second dossier of evidence to the International Criminal Court that he says proves the personal involvement of President Alexander Lukashenko in the illegal transfer of children to Belarus from Russian-occupied towns in Ukraine.
Ukraine's president rules out holding elections next spring and calls for unity in fighting Russia
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has ruled out a presidential vote next spring and is urging his countrymen to avoid political divides, saying the country must concentrate all its resources on fighting Russian aggression.
Russian forces make renewed push to take eastern Ukraine towns with drones, missiles and mortars
Ukrainian officials say at least two civilians were killed and others wounded across Ukraine in the past 24 hours as Russian forces continued to shell areas across the country and pushed forward near an embattled eastern city.
Ukraine uses US-provided long-range ATACMS missiles against Russian forces for the first time
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has confirmed that the United States quietly delivered a small number of the long-range ballistic missiles Ukraine said it urgently needed, and Ukraine has started using them on the battlefield against Russia.
Russia is defeated in its bid to regain a seat on the UN's top human rights body
Russia has been defeated in its bid to regain a seat in the United Nations premiere human rights body by a significant majority in an election in the General Assembly, which voted last year to suspend Moscow after its invasion of Ukraine.
Global Red Cross urges ouster of Belarus chapter chief who boasted of bringing in Ukrainian children
The international Red Cross is calling for the ouster of the head of the Belarus Red Cross, who stirred international outrage for boasting that it was actively ferrying Ukrainian children from Russian-controlled areas to Belarus.
Congress didn't include funds for Ukraine in its spending bill. How will that affect the war?
When U.S. lawmakers approved a spending bill Saturday that averted a widely expected government shutdown, the measure didn’t include the $6 billion in military assistance that Ukraine said it urgently needed.
Europe Union's top diplomat dismisses concern about bloc's long-term support for Ukraine
The European Union’s foreign policy chief led a delegation of top diplomats on an unannounced visit to Kyiv and dismissed concerns about political tension in the bloc over its long-term support for Ukraine’s fight against Russia.
Slovakia election pits a pro-Russia former prime minister against a liberal pro-West newcomer
Voters in Slovakia are casting ballots in an early parliamentary election that pits a populist former prime minister who campaigned on a pro-Russia and anti-American message against a liberal, pro-West newcomer.
Russia's Black Sea Fleet commander among 34 killed in a missile strike in Crimea, Ukraine claims
Ukrainian officials say the missile that blasted the Crimean headquarters of Russia’s navy last week killed 34 officers, including the fleet commander, though it provided no evidence to support its claim.
Grain spat drags Ukraine's ties with ally Poland to lowest point since start of Russian invasion
A dispute about whether Ukrainian grain should be allowed to enter the domestic markets of Poland and other European Union countries has pushed the tight relationship between Kyiv and Warsaw to its lowest point since Russia invaded Ukraine last year.