Biden urges Congress to approve new funding for Kyiv: ‘We can’t let Putin win’

(File). US President Joe Biden speaks at the National Association of Counties (NACo) 2023 Legislative Conference in Washington, DC, 14 February 2023. EFE/EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

Washington, Dec 6 (EFE).- US President Joe Biden on Wednesday urged Congress to approve new funding for Ukraine, warning that if Russian leader Vladimir Putin wins, the war “will not stop.” “We can’t let Putin win,” he said on the same day the Democratic-majority Senate voted to approve a $105 billion spending package that includes … Read more

Putin addresses Gaza situation on whirlwind tour of Persian Gulf

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud (R) attend a meeting at Al Yamamah Palace in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 06 December 2023. EFE/EPA/SERGEI SAVOSTYANOV / SPUTNIK / KREMLIN POOL MANDATORY CREDIT

Cairo/Moscow, Dec 6 (EFE) – Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has rarely traveled abroad this year, made an exception and visited the Persian Gulf countries on Wednesday to discuss the situation in the Middle East with the leaders of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Putin first met with President Sheikh Mohammed bin … Read more

US charges 4 Russian military officers with war crimes against an American in Ukraine

US Attorney General Merrick Garland (L) speaks in front of FBI Director Chris Wray (R) during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, DC, USA, 06 December 2023. EFE/EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

Washington, Dec 6 (EFE). – The United States on Wednesday indicted four Russian military officers for war crimes allegedly committed in Ukraine against a US civilian who was abducted, tortured and interrogated, according to the indictment. This is the first time the US has brought such charges under its jurisdiction, said Attorney General Merrick Garland … Read more

Russia harasses Ukrainian rear as winter slows down war efforts

People walk past snow covered, destroyed Russian machinery displayed in Kyiv, Ukraine, 27 November 2023 amid the Russian invasion. EFE/EPA/SERGEY DOLZHENKO

Kyiv/Moscow, Dec 3 (EFE). – The Russian army harasses Ukraine with missiles, artillery and Shahed drones while the arrival of winter hinders troop movements on both sides and slows down war actions on the battlefield. “On the night of December 3, the enemy attacked Ukraine with 12 Shahed UAVs launched from Russia’s Primorsko-Akhtarsk and an … Read more

Russian delegation headed by natural resources minister visits North Korea

Flags of North Korea (L) and Russia fly during a visit of Russian President Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to the Vostochny cosmodrome, outside the town of Tsiolkovsky (former Uglegorsk), some 180km north of Blagoveschensk in Amur region, Russia, 13 September 2023. EFE-EPA/ARTEM GEODAKYAN/SPUTNIK/KREMLIN / POOL MANDATORY CREDIT/FILE

Seoul, Nov 15 (EFE).- A Russian government delegation headed by Natural Resources and Ecology Minister Alexander Kozlov is in Pyongyang to participate in a cooperation forum on trade, science and technology, North Korean state agency KCNA reported Wednesday. The Russian delegation, which also includes Sports Minister Oleg Matytsin, arrived Tuesday and was received at the … Read more

UN condemns deaths of patients, health workers due to Gaza hospital siege

Smoke rises in the northern Gaza Strip following an Israeli airstrike, as seen from Sderot, Israel, 13 November 2023. EFE-EPA/ABIR SULTAN

Geneva, Nov 13 (EFE).- Bombings and armed clashes have continued around Gaza’s main hospital, Al Shifa, leaving three nurses and 12 others, including two premature babies, killed, the United Nations has said. According to the daily report of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs published on Sunday, the latest attacks caused damage … Read more

Putin oversees land, sea and air maneuvers of Russia’s nuclear forces

Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) attends a training to test the strategic deterrence forces via a video link in Moscow, Russia, 25 October 2023. EFE/EPA/GAVRIIL GRIGOROV / SPUTNIK / KREMLIN POOL MANDATORY CREDIT

Moscow, Oct 25 (EFE).- Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday directed from the Kremlin land, sea and air maneuvers of Russia’s nuclear forces. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu briefed the Kremlin on the progress of the exercises, which included the launch of ballistic and cruise missiles, the participation of nuclear submarines and two Tu-95 strategic bombers. … Read more

Ukrainian engineers design anti-mine ‘spider’ boots to prevent amputations

Igor Yefimenko leads a group of Kharkiv engineers that have designed "spider" anti-mine boots in response to the rising number of amputations Ukrainian soldiers are suffering on the front line.EFE/ Rostyslav Averchuk

By Rostyslav Averchuk Kharkiv, Ukraine, Oct 17 (EFE).- A group of Kharkiv engineers have designed “spider” anti-mine boots in response to the rising number of amputations Ukrainian soldiers are suffering on the front line. Russia has turned Ukraine into one of the most mined countries in the world and, as a result, thousands of Ukrainians … Read more

Ukraine steps up pressure on Crimea after key Black Sea conquest

A handout picture made available by the Governor of Sevastopol Mikhail Razvozhaev's telegram channel shows Mikhail Razvozhaev speaking on the phone at the scene of a missile attack on the Sevastopol Shipyard in Crimea, 13 September 2023. EFE/EPA/GOVERNOR OF SEVASTOPOL MIKHAIL RAZVOZHAEV HANDOUT HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES

Marcel Gascón Kiev, Sept 15 (EFE).- Between Wednesday and Thursday, in less than 48 hours, Ukraine launched two rounds of attacks that damaged a shipyard in Sevastopol, Crimea, where they knocked out an amphibious assault ship and a submarine, and damaged two patrol boats used by Russia to control the Black Sea. At the same … Read more

At least 7 wounded in Russian missile strike on Ukraine’s Dnipro

File photo of a Patriot missile system unit. EFE/FILE/Franck Robichon

Kyiv, Aug 24 (EFE).- At least seven civilians suffered wounds in a Russian missile strike on the southeastern Ukrainian city of Dnipro on Thursday, the regional military administration said. Regional military head Serhiy Lysak said the Russian missile hit a critical “transport infrastructure facility” in Dnipro, 500 km southeast of the Ukrainian capital. Lysak said … Read more

UN reaches out to Russia to preserve Black Sea grain deal

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. EFE/EPA/SERGEY DOLZHENKO/FILE

United Nations, Jul 12 (EFE).- United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has offered Russia assistance in facilitating financial transactions in a bid to secure Moscow’s support for extending the accord that has allowed Ukraine to export more than 30.2 million tons of grain since July 2022, the UN said Wednesday. “As you know, the secretary-general has … Read more

Ukraine “deserves” to be in NATO, Turkey’s Erdogan says

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) and Ukraine's Volodymyr Zelenskyy hold a joint press conference in Istanbul on 7 July 2023. EFE/EPA/TOLGA BOZOGLU

Ankara, Jul 8 (EFE).- “There is no doubt that Ukraine deserves membership of NATO,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said early Saturday during a joint press conference with Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelenskyy. The two men faced reporters after nearly three hours of talks at the Vahdettin Mansion in Istanbul that included discussion of Kyiv’s NATO … Read more