Zelenskyy visits frontline troops in Ukraine’s Donetsk

A handout photo made available by the Ukrainian Presidential Press Service shows Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky recording his speech to Ukrainians in front of the sign of the city of Sloviansk, Donetsk area, Ukraine, 06 December 2022 amid to the Russian invasion. EFE/EPA/PRESIDENTIAL PRESS SERVICE

Lviv, Ukraine, Dec 6 (EFE).- Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Tuesday visited the town of Sloviansk in the Donetsk region to meet with troops on the eastern frontline, to mark the Day of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. “I meet with our fighters on the front on this day. Today we are in Donbas. The combat … Read more

Russia wants West to recognize annexed territories before peace talks

Kherson, Ukraine.- Victor Tsap walks past his destroyed house outside Kherson in the village of Pravdyne, southern Ukraine, 30 November 2022. EFE/EPA: ROMAN PILIPEY

Moscow, Dec 2 (EFE).- Russia on Friday said the United States and other Western countries’ refusal to recognise territories in eastern and southern Ukraine it annexed illegally in September was hindering peace negotiations. At a White House press conference alongside French president Emmanuel Macron on Thursday evening, US president Joe Biden said he was willing … Read more

Ukraine says OSCE should carry on without Russia

Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Poland Zbigniew Rau (R) and Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba attend a meeting of the Ministerial Council of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), concluding Poland's OSCE Chairmanship in Lodz, Poland, 01 December 2022. EFE/EPA/Roman Zawistowski POLAND OUT

Lodz, Poland, Dec 1 (EFE).- Ukraine’s foreign minister, Dmytro Kuleba, said Thursday that Russia should be removed from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. Ukraine’s top diplomat made the statements ahead of a Thursday ministerial meeting in Poland titled ‘OSCE at the crossroads’. “I dared to disagree with the title. OSCE is on … Read more

European Parliament declares Russia as a ‘state sponsor of terrorism’

Self-proclaimed Donetsk People Republic militia fire a 2A36 Giatsint-B 152 mm field gun at a position not far from Avdeevka, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, 22 November 2022. EFE/EPA: ALESSANDRO GUERRA

Strasbourg, France, Nov 23 (EFE).- The European Parliament on Wednesday declared Russia a “state sponsor of terrorism” over its attacks against the population of Ukraine. The majority of EP lawmakers voted in favor of the resolution on the grounds of “deliberate attacks and atrocities committed by Russian forces and their proxies against civilians in Ukraine, … Read more

Russian strike kills newborn in Ukraine as child death toll creeps up

A girl wearing winter clothes holds a piece of bread in her hand

A girl eats bread in the line for humanitarian aid on the central square of Kherson, Ukraine, 18 November 2022. Ukrainian troops entered Kherson on 11 November after Russian troops had withdrawn from the city. Kherson was captured in the early stage of the conflict, shortly after Russian troops had entered Ukraine in February 2022. EFE/EPA: OLEG PETRASYUK

Lviv, Ukraine, Nov 23 (EFE).- Russia has killed at least 438 children since it began its invasion of Ukraine in February, including a newborn baby who was killed in a strike on a Zaporizhizhia hospital overnight, Ukraine’s prosecutor general said Wednesday. “As of the morning of November 23, 2022, more than 1,279 children were affected … Read more

Russia installs conscript center at Georgian border amid Ukraine draft orders

Russian men with their luggage walk along a road after passing through customs at the Georgia-Russia border checkpoint of Verkhnii Lars, Georgia, 27 September 2022. EFE/EPA/ZURAB KURTSIKIDZE

Moscow, Sep 28 (EFE).- Russia has set up a conscript center on the Georgian border and has begun to issue draft orders to men who fall under its list to fight in Ukraine amid partial mobilization, Russian news agency TASS informed on Wednesday.   The center that was installed at the Verkhny Lars crossing, the only … Read more

Ukraine urges allies to condemn referendums as pro-Russians declare victory

A woman casts her ballot during voting in a so-called referendum on the joining of Russian-controlled regions of Ukraine to Russia, in a hospital in Berdyansk, Zaporizhzhia region, Ukraine, 25 September 2022. EFE/EPA/STRINGER

Lviv, Ukraine, Sep 28 (EFE).- Ukraine on Wednesday urged the international community to condemn the annexation referendums held in Russian-occupied territories as separatist leaders said they were traveling to Moscow to formalize the results, which have been dismissed by Kyiv and its allies.   “Ukraine calls on all states and international organizations to immediately condemn the … Read more