Russia-Ukraine war anniversary: Western leaders in Kyiv as Russian drone hits Odesa

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Western leaders came to Kiev on Saturday to mark the anniversary the second anniversary of the large-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen traveled overnight by train to Kiev, together with Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo and Canadian Prime Minister … Read more

Two years after Russia’s invasion, Ukraine reorients its strategy to focus on defence

Two years after Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, 2022, the lack of troops and ammunition and the depth of Russian field fortifications are forcing Kiev to adopt a more defensive strategy. While it waits for more Western support, the Ukrainian military awaits better days. Is “defend now, attack better later” Ukraine’s best shot? Two … Read more

Western officials and Kremlin critics blame Putin and his government for Navalny’s death in prison

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — World leaders and Russian opposition activists wasted no time Friday in blaming President Vladimir Putin and his government for the reported death of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny. “It is clear that he was killed by Putin,” said Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, who visited Germany as he sought help for his … Read more

Ukraine May Have Deployed One Its Best Brigades To Try Saving Avdiivka

Soldiers of the 3rd Assault Brigade. Photo of the 3rd Assault Brigade Ukraine strengthens Avdiivka. And there are good reasons to believe that it will fortify the eastern city – currently the site of Russia’s winter offensive – with one of the best brigades in the Ukrainian army. The 3rd Assault Brigade. The only The … Read more

Russia using Musk’s Starlink, Ukraine army intelligence says – POLITICO

“Yes, there have been recorded cases of the use of these devices by the Russian occupiers. This is becoming systematic,” Andrii Yusov, a representative of Ukraine’s Defense Intelligence Service, told Ukrainian website RBC-Ukraine. Musk’s satellite service, which uses thousands of small satellites in low Earth orbits to broadcast internet services, has been hailed as a … Read more