War in Ukraine - Diplomacy

'We prepare for worst', says governor of Ukraine frontline region

The governor of the eastern Ukrainian region now seeing heavy fighting with Russia, Sergiy Gaiday, opened the pockets of his flak jacket Saturday to show gun cartridges and a tourniquet.

Zelensky hails EU backing as intense shelling hits Donbas

President Volodymyr Zelensky hailed Brussels' support for Ukraine's European Union bid as a historic achievement, as his country's eastern Donbas region faced intense Russian shelling.

British PM Johnson in Kyiv on second visit: Zelensky

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was back in Kyiv Friday on what was his second visit in just over two months, President Volodymyr Zelensky said, hailing Britain's "resolute" support for Ukraine.

Russia says EU 'manipulating' Ukraine with possibility of membership

Russia's foreign ministry on Friday accused Brussels of "manipulating" Ukraine after the EU Commission recommended the pro-Western country be granted candidate status for joining the 27-nation bloc.

War in Ukraine: Latest developments

Here are the latest developments in the war in Ukraine:

EXPLAINER: Why Ukraine's request to join is big test for EU

Ukraine's request to join the European Union may advance Friday with a recommendation from the EU's executive arm that the war-torn country deserves to become a candidate for membership in the 27-nation bloc.

Leaders pledge arms and EU path for Ukraine in Kyiv visit

The leaders of four European Union nations visited Ukraine on Thursday, vowing to back Kyiv's bid to become an official candidate to join the bloc in a high-profile show of support for the country fending off a Russian invasion.

Macron, Scholz, Draghi vow to back Ukraine in visit to war-torn Kyiv

The leaders of major EU powers France, Germany and Italy vowed Thursday to help Ukraine defeat Russia and to rebuild its shattered cities, in a visit to a war-torn Kyiv suburb.

French, German, Italian leaders arrive in Kyiv

The leaders of France, Germany, Italy and Romania arrived in Kyiv on Thursday in a show of collective European support for Ukraine as it tries to resist Russia's invasion, marking the highest-profile visit to Ukraine's capital since Russia invaded its neighbor.

Russia's war on Ukraine will shape the Czech EU presidency

Russia's invasion of Ukraine and what Europe must do to counter the consequences of that have become the key task for the Czech Republic's upcoming presidency of the 27-nation European Union.

China's Xi reasserts support for Russia on security issues

Chinese President Xi Jinping reasserted his country's support for Russia on issues of sovereignty and security in a phone call with Russian leader Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, state media said.

Former Kurdish rebel has key role in Sweden's NATO bid: AP report

When Turkey's president rails against ``terrorists'' in the Swedish Parliament, Amineh Kakabaveh is convinced he is talking about her.

Group of NATO leaders pledge support for Ukraine

The leaders of seven NATO nations from across Europe pledged their support Tuesday for Sweden and Finland's bids to join the alliance and for providing more heavy weapons to help Ukraine battle Russia.

Russia blacklists 49 UK citizens, including journalists

Russia on Tuesday said it was blacklisting 49 UK citizens, including defence officials and prominent journalists and editors from the BBC, The Financial Times and The Guardian.

Turkey has "legitimate concerns" over terrorism: NATO Chief

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Sunday that Turkey has ``legitimate concerns'' over terrorism and other issues that need to be taken seriously.

UK urged to aid Moroccan facing death penalty in Ukraine war

The UK's government Sunday came under pressure to win the release of a Moroccan man who has been sentenced to death alongside two Britons by a pro-Russian court in Ukraine.

Germany's Scholz tries to unblock North Macedonia's EU bid

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz visited North Macedonia and Bulgaria on Saturday in a bid to resolve the dispute between both countries that has seen European Union membership talks with both North Macedonia and Albania blocked.

First Russian passports handed out to Ukrainians in occupied south: Agencies

Authorities in the Moscow-occupied city of Kherson in southern Ukraine handed out Russian passports to local residents for the first time on Saturday, news agencies reported.

EU chief visits Ukraine to discuss its bid to join bloc

EU chief Ursula von der Leyen visited Ukraine on Saturday to discuss with President Volodymyr Zelensky his country's bid to get candidacy status to join the European Union.

Zelensky praises British 'leadership' in Ukraine war

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky on Friday praised British leadership and its support for Kyiv's fight against Russia during an unannounced visit from UK Defence Secretary Ben Wallace.

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