War in Ukraine - Diplomacy

Hungary's Orban calls for Russian-US peace talks for Ukraine

Hungary's nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban Saturday called for US-Russian peace talks to end the war in Ukraine, lashing out at the European Union's strategy on the conflict.

EU imposes more sanctions on Moscow over Ukraine invasion

The European Union imposed more sanctions on Russia over the war in Ukraine on Thursday after the bloc's 27 members backed measures that include a ban on gold imports, further restrictions on the country's biggest bank and tighter export controls on some high-technology goods.

Russia peace talks with Ukraine 'make no sense' now: Lavrov

Russia said Wednesday that holding peace talks with Ukraine made no sense "in the current situation" as Moscow presses ahead with its offensive in the pro-Western country.

Syria formally breaks diplomatic ties with Ukraine

Syria said Wednesday it is formally breaking diplomatic ties with Ukraine in response to a similar move by Kyiv.

Olena Zelenska, Ukraine first lady, on high-profile US trip

Ukraine's first lady, Olena Zelenska, met with Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday as she began a series of high-profile appearances in Washington that will include a session with US counterpart Jill Biden.

EU ministers insist Russia sanctions working

European foreign ministers insisted Monday that sanctions imposed on Russia to punish it for invading Ukraine are working -- despite the threat to the EU's own energy supplies.

Ukraine's Zelenskyy fires top security chief and prosecutor

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy fired the head of the country's security service and its prosecutor general on Sunday, citing hundreds of criminal proceedings into treason and collaboration by people within their departments.

Russian, Ukrainian militaries discuss freeing grain exports

Military delegations from Russia and Ukraine held their governments' first face-to-face talks in months Wednesday as they tried to reach an agreement on a United Nations plan to export blocked Ukrainian grain to world markets through the Black Sea.

Russia and Ukraine try to solve grain crisis in Turkey

Russia and Ukraine met UN and Turkish officials on Wednesday in a bid to break a months-long impasse over grain exports that has seen food prices soar and millions face hunger.

Putin fast-track Russian citizenship to all Ukraine: Decree

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday issued a decree to fast-track citizenship for all Ukrainians, more than four months into Moscow's military offensive in Ukraine.

Russia blocks German newspaper Die Welt website

Russia has blocked the website of German daily Die Welt after it was added to a growing list of banned sites by the regulator, Russian news agencies reported Sunday.

Western plan to isolate Russia at G20 failed: Moscow

The West's plan to isolate Russia at the G20 summit over Russia's military offensive in Ukraine did not work out, the foreign ministry said on Friday.

G-20 diplomats fail on unity over Ukraine, war's impact

Deeply divided top diplomats from the world's richest and largest developing nations failed to find common ground Friday over Russia's war in Ukraine and how to deal with its global impacts, leaving prospects for future cooperation in the forum uncertain.

China's Wang meets Lavrov in Bali ahead of G20 talks

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Bali Thursday to discuss Moscow's invasion of Ukraine ahead of a G20 ministerial meeting overshadowed by the war.

Russia hopes 'more professional people' will lead UK

The Kremlin said Thursday it hoped that "more professional people" would come to power in Britain after the BBC reported Boris Johnson will resign as Conservative party leader.

Lavrov says Putin-Macron call leak breached 'diplomatic etiquette'

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday that the publication of a call between President Emmanuel Macron and Russian leader Vladimir Putin was a breach of "diplomatic etiquette".

Russia foreign minister visits Mongolia in drive for support

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met with leaders in Mongolia on Tuesday during a trip to Asia to seek support amid his country's diplomatic isolation by the West and punishing sanctions leveled over its invasion of Ukraine.

NATO poised to sign accession protocols for Sweden, Finland

The 30 NATO allies are set to sign off on the accession protocols for Sweden and Finland on Tuesday, sending the membership bids of the two nations to the alliance capitals for legislative approvals.

Documentary reveals recordings of tense Macron-Putin dialogue amid Ukraine crisis

``Vladimir .... tell me what your intentions are.''

Russian diplomats to depart Bulgaria amid soaring tensions

Two Russian airplanes were set to depart Bulgaria on Sunday with scores of Russian diplomatic staff and their families amid a mass expulsion that has sent tensions soaring between the historically close nations, a Russian diplomat said.

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