Russian forces turn sights on Lysychansk in battle for eastern Ukraine

Russian missiles strike Kyiv for the first time in weeks Biden condemns attack as act of “barbarism” G7 countries meet in Germany KYIV / POKROVSK, Ukraine, June 27 (Reuters) – Russian forces were fighting on Monday to achieve one of their strategic objectives in Ukraine as Moscow-backed separatists said they were pushing into Lysychansk, the … Read more

Ukraine suffers major setback after the fall of Sievierodonetsk

KYIV / POKROVSK, June 26 (Reuters) – Ukraine special forces remained in Sievierodonetsk directing artillery fire against Russian-backed troops, said an adviser to Ukraine’s president, after the city fell into a major setback for Kyiv as it struggles to keep control of the of the east. Ukrainian shelling on Saturday forced Russian troops to suspend … Read more

Russian missiles strike across Ukraine, says Kyiv

Ukraine says Russia launches widespread shelling Shelling hit chemical plant where civilians trapped Ukraine forces withdraw from Sievierodonetsk Dozens of missiles hit Ukrainian military bases KYIV, June 25 (Reuters) – Russian missiles rained down across Ukraine on Saturday, hitting military facilities in the west and the north as well as a southern city as the … Read more

Ukraine president expects Russia attacks to intensify with EU summit this week

EU to decide on Ukraine membership bid Zelenskiy says Battle for Donbas to intensify City of Sievierodonetsk focus of Russian attacks NATO’s Stoltenberg says war could last for years KYIV, June 20 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy predicted Russia will escalate its attacks this week as European Union leaders consider whether to back his … Read more

‘Brutal’ battle for Ukraine’s Sievierodonetsk will determine the fate of the Donbas, president says

Sievierodonetsk battle key to Donbas – Zelenskiy Industrial city is being destroyed, Luhansk governor Ukrainian troops pull back to city outskirts Russian troops outnumber Ukrainian in Donbas – US KYIV / SLOVIANSK, Ukraine, June 9 (Reuters) – The battle for the Ukrainian city of Sievierodonetsk is brutal and will determine the fate of the Donbas … Read more

Battle in Ukraine’s east rages, Zelenskiy vows to retake territory

Street-to-street fighting in the eastern city of Sievierodonetsk Satellite imagery shows damage in beleaguered Sievierodonetsk Ukraine to launch ‘Book of Executioners’ to detail war crimes US adds more sanctions, World Bank adds to Ukraine help KYIV, June 8 (Reuters) – Ukrainian forces struggled to hold their ground in bloody street-to-street fighting in the eastern frontline … Read more

Russia strikes Kyiv for the first time in weeks as battle rages in east

Explosions rock Ukrainian capital; one wounded Kyiv, Moscow both claim gains around Sievierodonetsk Governor says Ukrainian troops control half of the city Russian general killed in eastern Ukraine – report KYIV, June 5 (Reuters) – Russia struck Ukraine’s capital Kyiv with missiles early on Sunday for the first time in more than a month, while … Read more

Russia strikes Kyiv again after weeks, Putin warns West on missile supplies

One hospitalized in Kyiv, no immediate reports of death Putin warns US against supplying Ukraine longer-range missiles Zelenskiy travels close to front-line near Sievierodonetsk Ukrainian troops control half of Sievierodonetsk -Gaidai KYIV, June 6 (Reuters) – Russia struck Kyiv with missiles for the first time in more than a month, while President Vladimir Putin warned … Read more

Russia takes most of the Sievierodonetsk city in eastern Ukraine

Russian assault has turned Sievierodonetsk to wasteland Shelling makes it impossible to evacuate civilians, Ukraine says Russia cuts more gas to Europe after EU agrees oil ban KYIV, May 31 (Reuters) – Ukraine said on Tuesday that Russia had taken control of most of the eastern industrial city of Sievierodonetsk, a bombed-out wasteland whose capture … Read more

Russian forces advance in factory city, US to send precision rockets to Ukraine

Advanced US rockets will not be fired into Russia – official Russia conducts nuclear drills Russian forces tighten grip on city of Sievierodonetsk Russia cuts more gas to Europe after EU agrees oil ban KYIV, June 1 (Reuters) – Russian troops on Wednesday pressed their assault on a factory city targeted in their push to … Read more