Key developments on March 2-3: * Russian drone attack on Odesa kills 12, including 5 children * Air Force: Ukraine downs another Russian Su-34 jet * Russian air activity over Ukraine reduced after recent significant aircraft losses, Air Force says * UK Defense Ministry: Average number of daily Russian losses reaches new high in
Editor’s Note: This story contains descriptions of graphic scenes. Yuliia Solomko couldn’t fall asleep late on the night of Feb. 9. Kharkiv, her hometown, was under yet another heavy Russian attack. Worse, she could hear explosions coming from the neighborhood where her best friend and her family lived.
Olha Pankova, 39, had hoped to spend the rest of her life in Avdiivka. She had built a lovely home for herself and her children and wanted to grow old in the small Donetsk Oblast town, once home to almost 30,000 residents. But that was before Russia turned her
For Olha Kurtmallaieva, Jan. 31 was a day of dashed hopes. On that day, Ukraine and Russia carried out their 50th prisoner exchange since 2022, with Ukraine bringing home over 200 POWs – nearly half of them were soldiers who had for three months bravely defended the southern coastal city of
Ukraine war latest: Russia stops using 'human wave' attacks in Avdiivka, deploys small assault groups instead, commander says
Key developments on Feb. 12: * Russia stops using 'human wave' attacks in Avdiivka, instead deploys small assault groups, says commander * IMF delegation, vice-president of German parliament arrive in Kyiv * Military intelligence says Iran and Hezbollah train Russian drone operators in Syria * Minister: Ukraine will produce thousands of long-range drones in
On Feb. 7, Russia launched its latest large-scale attack against Ukraine, targeting Kyiv and other oblasts. At least five people were killed and dozens were wounded.
Key developments on Jan. 29: * Ukraine refutes Russia captured Tabaivka village near Kupiansk * Contradicting reports point at dismissal of Zaluzhnyi as top commander; Zelensky's office denies it * Hungarian foreign minister arrives for bilateral meeting in Ukraine * Netherlands allocates $132 million in new military aid funding package for Ukraine * US inspectors
Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba believes it's realistic for Ukraine to regain control over its airspace in 2024, he said during the press conference with his Lithuanian counterpart, Gabrielius Landsbergis, in Kyiv on Jan. 27.
A 13-year-old girl died in hospital after being injured in the Russian air attack on the village of Malyi Burluk, near Kupiansk, on Jan. 17, Kharkiv Oblast Governor Oleh Syniehubov reported on Jan. 27.
Ukraine and Lithuania have determined joint steps in scaling up drone production for Ukraine’s Armed Forces, Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said during the press conference with his Lithuanian counterpart, Gabrielius Landsbergis, in Kyiv on Jan. 27.
In between rescue missions in eastern Ukraine, in the midst of heavy combat, Yuliia Romanenko got some elating news: she was expecting a child. But she did not even consider quitting her job as a combat medic with the 67th Mechanized Brigade, which was fighting near Bakhmut, the hottest front
Ukraine war latest: Russian mass missile strike on Ukraine kills 9, injures over 80, including children
Key developments on Jan. 23: * Russia launches mass missile attack against Ukraine, killing 9, injuring over 80, including children * Ukraine downs 21 out of 41 Russian missiles * Russian attack on Kharkiv leaves 11,000 people without power * Russia using relatively accurate, recently designed North Korean missiles against Ukraine, NYT reported
Key developments on Jan. 8: * Russian mass attack against Ukraine kills 4, injures 45 * Military says Russia keeps 19,000 troops on Ukraine's northern border * Russian troops reportedly drop bomb on settlement in occupied Luhansk Oblast * Scholz criticizes EU for providing insufficient military aid to Ukraine Russian troops launched another
Ukrainian poet and soldier Maksym Kryvtsov, 33, has been killed on the front line, the writers' association PEN Ukraine said in a statement on Jan. 7.
Russian attacks on settlements near Kupiansk in Kharkiv Oblast on Jan. 7 killed one person and injured two, including a teenager, Kharkiv Oblast Prosecutor’s Office reported.
Key developments on Jan. 3: * 230 Ukrainians, POWs and civilians, return home from Russian captivity in largest prisoner exchange since start of full-scale war * NATO-Ukraine Council to hold emergency meeting in response to Russia's mass strikes on Ukraine, Kuleba says * NATO agrees on deal to buy 1,000 Patriot missiles
Power has been fully restored in Kyiv as of 4:20 p.m., following Russia’s Jan. 2 large-scale attack, Ukrainian private energy company DTEK reported.
The Air Force intercepted all 10 Kinzhals Russia launched on Jan. 2, using the U.S.-designed Patriot air defense systems.
Russian forces launched at least 99 missiles of various types and 35 Shahed "kamikaze" drones against Ukraine on Jan. 2, costing Russia nearly $620 million, Forbes estimated.
Russia's Jan. 2 large-scale attack against Ukraine killed five and injured 129 people as of 6 p.m., the State Emergency Service reported.
Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda and Latvian President Edgars Rinkevics called for more air defense systems for Ukraine following Russia's Jan. 2 large-scale missile attack against the country.
The number of injured in the Russian Jan. 2 large-scale missile attack has risen to 52 civilians in Kharkiv, including six children, as of 3 p.m., Ukraine’s National Police reported.
A Russian aircraft "made an emergency release of an aircraft ordnance" over the Russian village of Petropavlovka, Voronezh Oblast, at around 9 a.m. on Jan. 2, Russian state-controlled news site RIA Novosti reported, citing the Russian Defense Ministry.
Every head turns in a downtown café in Kyiv when U.S. citizens Ron Wallace and Michael Edison enter. Edison, 61, is wearing a cowboy hat and a vyshyvanka – a traditional Ukrainian embroidered shirt – while 62-year-old Wallace is dressed in a kilt, part of his bagpiper uniform. He’s also
Russia unleashed its largest air attack on Ukraine on Dec. 29, targeting multiple Ukrainian regions with 158 missiles and drones. The attack killed 30 people and injured over 160 as of 7:30 p.m., according to Interior Minister Ihor Klymenko.
"The explosive blast and debris damaged multi-story buildings in one of the districts of the regional center," he wrote on Telegram, adding that people might be under the rubble of one of the damaged buildings.
In Kyiv, several apartment buildings, warehouses, an office center, a residential house, and a metro station were damaged in different neighborhoods during the morning attack, Serhii Popko, head of the Kyiv City Military Administration, reported.
Ukraine had high hopes for 2023. Many dreamed the war would end with Ukraine’s victory and that they would finally be able to visit liberated Crimea after nine years of Russian occupation. But Russia’s brutal attacks against civilian infrastructure continued, and with them, the death toll has continued
According to the Prosecutor General’s Office, the attack damaged residential houses and some locals' cars. The village was shelled with Smerch multiple launch rocket systems and artillery, reads the report.
This time, the NGO rescued an eight-year-old boy, Yelysei, who lived with his grandmother in an occupied part of Kherson Oblast. When the boy’s grandmother died, "Russian occupation authorities immediately placed the child in an orphanage," Kuleba said.