Ukrainian forces say they have fulfilled their “combat mission” in besieged Mariupol

Buses carrying service members of Ukrainian forces from the besieged Azovstal steel mill drive away under escort of the pro-Russian military in the course of Ukraine-Russia conflict in Mariupol, Ukraine, Monday, May 16. More than 260 people have been rescued from the besieged Azovstal plant – including 53 seriously wounded, Ukraine’s Deputy Defense Minister Hanna … Read more

Live Updates: Russia’s war in Ukraine

A drone image shows some of the dozens of burnt-out armored vehicles on the banks of the Siverskyi Donets River near Bilohorivka, Ukraine on May 12. (From Ukrainian Airborne Forces Command) Satellite imagery and first-hand testimony have provided a fuller picture of the multiple and disastrous efforts by Russian forces to cross the Siverskyi Donets … Read more

Ukraine is entering a “long” phase of war, defense minister says

A satellite view of the damage to the eastern end of the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol, Ukraine, on May 12. (Maxar Technologies) Ukrainian officials say that the besieged soldiers at the Azovstal steel plant have again come under Russian bombardment. Petro Andriushchenko, an adviser to Mariupol’s mayor, said that aircraft had dropped heavy bombs … Read more

Live Updates: Russia’s war in Ukraine

The Ukrainian military has acknowledged Russian advances in some areas in the east of the country – though it says the extent of the progress is difficult to measure. In its daily operational update, the General Staff said Russian forces had crossed the Siverskiy Donets river in the direction of Lyman, which is in the … Read more

Ukrainians eliminate at least 2 pontoon bridges near Bilohorivka, satellite and drone images show

Russian soldiers stand near trucks in Kherson, Ukraine on March 7. (Olexandr Chornyi / AP) A resident of the southern Ukrainian city of Kherson said that her city is like a “zombie apocalypse” since Russian troops took over. The woman, who requested to be identified as Tanya, said in an interview on CNN International that … Read more

Live updates: Russia’s war in Ukraine

Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov speaks during a news conference in Moscow, Russia, on March 17. (Evgenia Novozhenina / Reuters) Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Russia does not want a continent-wide war in Europe, but added a note of caution surrounding the intentions surrounding the Western governments supporting Ukraine. “If you are concerned about … Read more

Belarus is moving special forces to border with Ukraine

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba speaks during a joint news conference with German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock, in Kyiv, Ukraine, on May 10. (Valentyn Ogirenko / Reuters) German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock had an “open, friendly conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, together with Dutch Foreign Minister Hoekstra,” a source in the German delegation said. … Read more

Live updates: Russia’s war in Ukraine

As the doctor enters the room on rounds, Dmytro Kaliuzhnyi sits quietly on his hospital bed. He absent-mindedly answers their routine questions as his bandages and wounds are carefully checked. The 19-year-old still appears to be in a state of shock. It’s hardly surprising, given that less than a month ago his body was riddled … Read more