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

What next? Ukraine’s allies divided over Russia endgame

PARIS / BERLIN / WASHINGTON, June 13 (Reuters) – Is it better to engage with Russian President Vladimir Putin over his invasion of Ukraine or to isolate him? Should Kyiv make concessions to end the war, or would that embolden the Kremlin? Are ramped up sanctions on Russia worth the collateral damage? These are some … Read more

Ukrainians left with one way out of Sievierodonetsk as fierce fighting rages

Sievierodonetsk epicentre of Donbas battle Severe fighting in city – Zelenskiy Escape routes narrow after second of three bridges destroyed KYIV, June 13 (Reuters) – Ukrainian defenders were fighting fiercely for “every meter” of Sievierodonetsk, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said, as Russian forces destroyed a bridge to another city across the river, leaving stranded civilians with … Read more

Ukraine says still controls Sievierodonetsk plant sheltering hundreds

Russia targets Sievierodonetsk in eastern advance Shelling causes fire at chemical plant, governor says Ukraine urges West to deliver more heavy arms swiftly KYIV, June 12 (Reuters) – Bitter fighting raged in Sievierodonetsk, but the region’s governor said Ukraine remained in control of an industrial area and chemical plant in the eastern city where hundreds … Read more

Intense fighting reported in Ukraine’s bombed-out Sievierodonetsk

Ukrainian, Russian forces fighting street by street City under day, night shelling, says Ukraine Sievierodonetsk key to Russia’s war objective Briton, Moroccan sentenced to death in separatist Donbas Rising concerns over food crisis as Russia blockades ports KYIV, June 10 (Reuters) – Ukrainian forces were holding their positions in intense street fighting and under day … 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