Zelenskyy welcomes US aid package ahead of talks to deploy arms to Ukraine

US President Joe Biden (R) welcomes Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky (L) to the South Lawn of the White House Washington, DC, USA, 21 December 2022. EFE/EPA/JIM LO SCALZO

Lviv, Ukraine, Jan 20 (EFE).- Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, on Friday thanked the US for a new $2.5 billion defense aid package as Nato and its allies were due to meet to coordinate arms supplies to Kyiv. “Thank you Potus for providing Ukraine with another powerful defense support package worth $2.5 billion,” Zelenskyy said on … Read more

Ukraine first lady calls for international unity to end war

- Olena Zelenska, First Lady of Ukraine speaks during the 53rd annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland, 17 January 2023. EFE/EPA/GIAN EHRENZELLER

Davos, Switzerland, Jan 17 (EFE).- The first lady of Ukraine, Olena Zelenska, on Tuesday urged global businesses and political leaders meeting in Davos this week to use their influence and to show resolve and unity in confronting Russia’s aggression against her country. “I am meeting at the Davos forum because deep inside we believe there … Read more

Deaths from Russian missile strike on Ukraine apartment building climb to 35

Rescue workers continue their work at the site of a damaged residential building in Dnipro, southeastern Ukraine, 15 January 2023, amid Russia's invasion. EFE-EPA/OLEG PETRASYUK

Lviv, Ukraine, Jan 16 (EFE).- The number of people killed by a Russian missile strike on a multi-story apartment block in the eastern Ukrainian city of Dnipro has risen to 35, including two children, the local governor said Monday. At least 75 people, including 14 children, were injured in the powerful blast that on Saturday … Read more

Ukraine denies Russian claims of Soledar capture

Soledar (Ukraine).- A handout satellite image made available by Maxar Technologies shows destroyed buildings in Soledar, Ukraine, 11 January 2023. EFE/EPA/MAXAR TECHNOLOGIES HANDOUT

Moscow/Lviv, Jan 13 (EFE).- Russia said Friday that its forces had taken control of the town of Soledar in the eastern Ukrainian region of Donetsk, a claim which Ukraine has denied. “The liberation of the town of Soledar was completed on January 12,” Russian defense ministry spokesman Lt. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said in the daily … Read more

Over half of Ukraine’s Bakhmut has been destroyed, says Kyiv

A rescuer tries to put out a fire of a private building after Russian shelling in the Ivanivka village near Bakhmut of the Donetsk area, Ukraine, 02 January 2023 amid the Russian invasion. EFE/EPA/GEORGE IVANCHENKO

Lviv, Ukraine, Jan 5 (EFE).- At least 60% of the embattled eastern Ukrainian city of Bakhmut has been destroyed amid fierce fighting between Ukrainian and Russian forces, local authorities reported Thursday. Pavlo Kyrylenko, head of the Donetsk region military administration, told local media that hostilities have devastated the strategic city, which used to have more … Read more

Putin warns of Nato role in Ukraine as Zelenskyy travels to US

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during an expanded meeting of the Russian Defence Ministry Board at the National Defence Control Centre in Moscow, Russia, 21 December 2022. EFE/EPA/SERGEY FADEICHEV/KREMLIN / POOL MANDATORY CREDIT

Moscow, Dec 21 (EFE).- Russian president Vladimir Putin warned a meeting of the top brass of the Russian defense ministry on Wednesday of Nato’s growing role in the war in Ukraine, as Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy was visiting the United States to shore up military support. Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu denounced that there are … Read more

Zelenskyy asks US Congress for more help to hasten victory

US President Joe Biden (R) and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky (L) hold a press conference in the East Room of the White House Washington, DC, USA, 21 December 2022. EFE/EPA/JIM LO SCALZO

Washington, Dec 21 (EFE).- Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, said Wednesday to the United States congress that their support is “vital” not only to resist the Russian invasion, but to achieve a “turning point” in the battlefield and to hasten victory. “Ukraine stands on its lines and will never surrender,” he said in his speech at … Read more

Ukrainian forces make gains in Kherson, Kharkiv

Ukrainian soldiers on his APC next to the village of Kamyanka, Izyum district, Ukraine on 04 October 2022. EFE/EPA/ATEF SAFADI

Lviv, Ukraine, Oct 5 (EFE).- Ukrainian forces continued to make “significant gains” against Russian occupiers in the southern Kherson region, one of the territories Moscow says it has annexed, according to a United States think tank, which concurred with claims by Kyiv and its Western allies. The Institute for the Study of War said in … Read more