Zelensky Thanks Allies Following German, US Tank Announcements

On Wednesday, January 25, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky thanked Western allies for their support, after Germany and the United States announced they would supply modern battle tanks to Ukraine. Earlier on Wednesday, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz gave the green light for the delivery of German-made Leopard II tanks after weeks of pressure from Kyiv and … Read more

Funerals Begin For Victims of Helicopter Crash That Killed Ukraine’s Interior Minister

Uniformed police lined the streets of Kyiv on Saturday, January 21, as funerals took place for the victims of a helicopter crash that killed 14 people, including former Ukrainian Interior Minister Denys Monastyrskyi. Monastyrskyi, his deputy, Yevhen Yenin, state secretary Yuri Lubkovich and several other ministry officials were killed on Wednesday when a State Emergency … Read more

US Defense Secretary to Push for German Approval on Tanks for Ukraine

US Sectary of Defense Lloyd J Austin III arrived in Berlin on Wednesday night, January 18, for meetings with German officials as the US seeks to exert pressure on Berlin to approve the transfer of tanks to Ukraine. In a press statement on Wednesday, the US Department of Defense said one of the secretary’s priorities … Read more

Christians Attend Mass at Historic Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra as Ukraine Celebrates Orthodox Christmas

Eastern Orthodox Christians attended Mass at the Dormition Cathedral in Kyiv’s historic Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra on Saturday, January 7, as Ukraine celebrated Orthodox Christmas. The service was the first time the independent Orthodox Church of Ukraine had held a Christmas liturgy in the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra for over 300 years, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) reported. The … Read more

Japanese Journalist Injured in Strikes on Kyiv

A Japanese journalist was among at least 21 people who were injured in a Russian bombing on the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv on Saturday, December 31, that killed at least one person, according to Ukrainian and Japanese government officials. Ko Sekita, who works for the Asahi Shimbun, one of Japan’s leading newspapers, was taken to … Read more

‘What Exactly Will You Fight for?’ Ukrainian Defense Minister Addresses Russians Amid Claims of Second Mobilization Wave

In a video released early on December 31, Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov addressed Russians, warning them of a second wave of mobilization early in the new year. Speaking in Russian, Reznikov said that in early 2023, Russia planned to close border exits to men, declare martial law, and launch another wave of mobilization. He … Read more

Odesa Residents Flock to Library, Cafes in Search of Power Amid Widespread Blackouts

Amid severe power outages, residents in the southern Ukrainian port city of Odesa sort out generator-powered cafes and public places for their electricity needs on Friday, November 25. Widespread Russian missile strikes earlier in the week heavily damaged energy infrastructure across Ukraine, including in the capital Kyiv. Officials in multiple major cities reported water supplies … Read more

Russia Rehearses Nuclear Response Amid ‘Dirty Bomb’ Allegations

Russia test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile on Wednesday, October 26, as it persisted with claims that Ukraine was planning to use a ‘dirty bomb’ — a claim NATO and Ukraine say is entirely false. Footage posted by Zvezda, a media channel operated by Russia’s Ministry of Defense, shows the missile being launched from the Plesetsk … Read more

Zelensky Dismisses Russian Claims Ukraine Could Use a ‘Dirty Nuclear Bomb’

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky dismissed Russian claims that Ukraine could use a “dirty nuclear bomb” after Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu held separate phone calls with counterparts from top NATO member states on Sunday, October 23. In his nightly address on Sunday, Zelensky said the actions of Russian forces in Ukraine showed the world that … Read more

Strikes Destroy Homes, Kindergarten in Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia

At least two people were killed and 23 were wounded after missiles struck homes, infrastructure, and a kindergarten in the Ukrainian city of Zaporizhzhia early on Monday, October 10, according to Zaporizhzhia City Council. The strikes were among many launched that morning against cities in Ukraine, including Kyiv, Lviv, and Dnipro, and came a day … Read more