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

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

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

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

Russia launches overnight missile attack on Kyiv

A bomb shelter construction outside of a kindergarten in Kyiv, Ukraine, 04 September 2023 amid the Russian invasion. EFE-EPA FILE/SERGEY DOLZHENKO

Kyiv, Sep 6 (EFE).- Russian forces launched a new missile attack on the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv overnight, the head of the city’s military administration said. A bomb shelter construction outside of a kindergarten in Kyiv, Ukraine, 04 September 2023 amid the Russian invasion. EFE-EPA FILE/SERGEY DOLZHENKO “Another missile attack by the enemy on a … 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

US to provide cluster munitions to Ukraine

US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan briefs reporters at the White House in Washington on 7 July 2023. EFE/EPA/SHAWN THEW

Washington, Jul 7 (EFE).- President Joe Biden’s administration said Friday that the United States government it will supply Ukraine with cluster munitions for use against Russian invaders, a move opposed by the United Nations, Human Rights Watch and even NATO allies such as Germany. “We recognize that cluster munitions create a risk of civilian harm … Read more

Russia has committed war crimes in Ukraine: UN

(L-R)Commissioner of Inquiry on Ukraine Jasminka Dzumhur, Chair of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine Erik Mose and Commissioner of Inquiry on Ukraine Pablo de Greiff speak about the release of a comprehensive report by the UN Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine to the Human Rights Council, during a press conference at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, 16 March 2023. EFE/EPA/MARTIAL TREZZINI

Geneva, Mar 16 (EFE).- Russian authorities have committed war crimes not only across various regions in Ukraine but also in Russia, a UN-commissioned investigative body reported on Thursday. The Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine said in a report that Russian forces have carried out crimes against humanity during the wave of attacks on … Read more