War in Ukraine - Diplomacy

EU leader says no to closing Ukraine airspace

European Union leader Charles Michel said Sunday closing Ukraine's airspace could spark a world war.

Putin blames Kyiv for failed Mariupol evacuations

Russian leader Vladimir Putin in a telephone call with the French president blamed Kyiv for failed civilian evacuations from the key Ukrainian port city of Mariupol which is surrounded by Russian troops, the Kremlin said Sunday.

Blinken pledges American support in Moldova

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is in Moldova pledging America's support to the small Western-leaning former Soviet republic that is coping with an influx of refugees from Ukraine and warily watching Russia's intensifying war with its neighbour.

Blinken meets Ukraine FM Kuleba in show of support

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken met Ukraine Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba on the Poland-Ukraine border Saturday in a show of solidarity on day 10 of Russia's invasion of its pro-Western neighbour.

Russian invasion reorders West's calculations on cost of war

No longer after winding down 20 years of war, President Joe Biden now finds the United States entrenched in a conflict in Ukraine, even without sending in U.S. troops, that could have a more far-reaching effect on a larger cross section of Americans than Afghanistan or Iraq ever did

Israeli PM Bennett meets with Putin

Israel's prime minister was meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Saturday.

China pushes 'direct' Russia-Ukraine negotiations as war rages

Beijing urged direct negotiations between Russia and Ukraine during a Saturday call between Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi and his American counterpart Antony Blinken, as the war following Moscow's invasion entered a tenth day.

Kremlin says needed 'harsh' fake news law due to 'information war'

The Kremlin on Saturday defended new legislation that could see people jailed for up to 15 years for publishing "fake news" about the Russian military, saying the country was facing "an information war".

Blinken arrives in Poland near border with Ukraine

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in Poland on Saturday for talks with officials as hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian refugees pour into the country to escape the conflict.

Europe's far right in quagmire over Ukraine war and Putin links

Russia's invasion of Ukraine has plunged far-right movements across Europe into an identity crisis, as they struggle to square their loyalty to Vladimir Putin with the public's overwhelming solidarity with Kiev.

UN Security Council to hold emergency meeting on Ukraine Friday: Diplomats

The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting requested by Britain Friday at 11:30 am (1630 GMT) after Russian forces attacked Europe's largest nuclear plant in Ukraine, diplomatic sources said.

Russia isolated as UN council votes to probe rights abuses in Ukraine

Russia appeared more isolated than ever following a historic vote at the UN Human Rights Council on Friday to launch an investigation into violations committed in Moscow's Ukraine war.

Ukraine wants special tribunal to judge Putin

The Ukrainian government and a former British prime minister are pushing for a special criminal tribunal to prosecute Russian President Vladimir Putin and his allies over the invasion of Ukraine.

West eyes more pressure on Russia after Ukraine nuclear plant attack

Western allies on Friday condemned Russia over the shelling of a nuclear plant in Ukraine, but pushed back against calls for a no-fly zone from Kyiv to halt Moscow's bombardments.

China seeks to unify public in support for Russia

As the West condemns Russia, President Vladimir Putin has vocal supporters in China, where the ruling Communist Party tells its people they are fellow targets of U.S.-led harassment.

Saudi crown prince offers war mediation in call with Putin

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman offered to host mediation talks between Russia and Ukraine in a phone call Thursday with Russian leader Vladimir Putin as the conflict entered its second week.

Russia says new round of talks expected soon

Russian negotiators in talks with Ukraine say another round of talks will likely be held shortly.

Ukraine and Russia begin 2nd round of talks

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's office says a second round of talks with Russia about the war in Ukraine has begun in neighboring Belarus.

Zelensky asks Putin to meet -- 'I don't bite'

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has called for Russian President Vladimir Putin to meet him, salting the proposal with sarcasm.

Putin tells Macron conflict to continue 'until the end'' unless negotiations meet his terms

A French official says French President Emmanuel Macron has spoken for 90 minutes by phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who told Macron that military operations in Ukraine are ``going according to plan.''

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