World - War in Ukraine

Lithuania argues against hosting Russian envoys in EU

Lithuania's foreign minister on Tuesday urged European Union countries not to host Russian ambassadors, as diplomatic tensions between the Baltics and Moscow rise following the invasion of Ukraine.

Hungary blasts Sweden's 'stupidity' on NATO row with Turkey

Hungary accused Sweden of "stupidity" Tuesday over an extremist incident in Stockholm that led Turkey to suspend NATO accession talks with the Nordic country and its neighbour Finland.

Japan & NATO must 'remain united and firm' in response to China, Russia threats: Stoltenberg

Japan and NATO must "remain united and firm" in the face of security threats posed by China, North Korea and Russia's war in Ukraine, Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday in Tokyo.

Talk of fighter jets for Kyiv puts strains on Western unity: AP report

Ukraine's push for fighter jets to help beat back Russia's invasion force risks straining the unity of Ukraine's Western allies, amid fears that the move could escalate the nearly year-long conflict and draw them deeper into the war.

France, Australia to supply Ukraine with artillery shells

France and Australia will jointly supply Ukraine with 155 mm shells needed for artillery provided by the West since Russia's invasion, defence ministers Sebastien Lecornu and Richard Marles said Monday.

NATO chief asks S. Korea to 'step up' military support for Ukraine

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg asked South Korea on Monday to "step up" military support for Ukraine, suggesting it reconsider its policy of not exporting weapons to countries in conflict.

Erdogan says Finland may join NATO without Sweden

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said for the first time Sunday that Ankara could accept Finland into NATO without its Nordic neighbour Sweden.

Friends remember volunteer killed trying to help civilians at a front-line Ukrainian town

Friends and volunteers gathered in Kyiv's St Sophia's Cathedral on Sunday to say goodbye to volunteer Andrew Bagshaw who was killed with his colleague Christopher Parry while they were evacuating people from a front-line Ukrainian town.

New Czech president expected to foster EU, Ukraine ties

Newly-elected Czech president Petr Pavel, a former NATO general, will promote close ties with the European Union and offer firm support for Ukraine in the face of the Russian invasion, analysts said.

Finnish, Swedish FMs: NATO membership process hasn't stopped

The foreign ministers of Sweden and Finland reiterated in separate interviews published Saturday that the process for the two Nordic nations to join NATO is continuing despite Turkey's president saying Sweden shouldn't expect his country to approve its membership.

Ukraine: 'Fast-track' talks underway for missiles, planes

Ukraine and its Western allies are engaged in “fast-track” talks on the possibility of equipping the invaded country with long-range missiles and military aircraft, a top Ukrainian presidential aide said Saturday.

At Ukraine front, embattled Bakhmut residents desperate for water

First Valentyna's gas was cut when Russia's invasion came to Bakhmut in Ukraine's Donetsk region.

Belgium steps up Ukraine aid with missiles, ammo, guns

Belgium announced a new package of military aid for Ukraine on Friday, promising cash, missiles, machine guns, and armored vehicles to help fight off the Russian onslaught.

Russia declares critical news outlet Meduza 'undesirable'

Russian authorities declared the independent news website Meduza an undesirable organization Thursday, the latest in a series of actions against groups and publications that are critical of Russia.

Cyberattacks target websites of German airports, admin

The websites of German airports, public administration bodies and financial sector organisations have been hit by cyberattacks instigated by a Russian "hacker group", authorities said Thursday.

Russia's Lavrov on surprise visit to Eritrea

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov arrived in Eritrea on Thursday for a one-day surprise visit, the information ministry announced, as part of an African tour aimed at drumming up support for Moscow.

French foreign minister visits under-fire Ukrainian City

French Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna on Thursday arrived in Ukrainian city Odessa in a visit aimed at underscoring France's support for Ukraine against the Russian invasion.

Russia fires dozens of missiles, drones at Ukraine

Russian forces fired more than 30 missiles at targets across Ukraine early on Thursday, hours after two dozen Iran-made attack drones were shot down by air defences, the Ukrainian military said.

Zelenskyy says US tanks keep Ukraine on 'path to victory'

Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Wednesday thanked US President Joe Biden for his decision to send Abrams tanks to his war-torn country.

Norway will send Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine: Defence minister

Norway will send Leopard 2 battle tanks to Ukraine as part of Western aid, its defence minister announced Wednesday, joining other European countries.

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