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

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

‘You Will Never Stand Alone’: Biden and Zelensky Hold Joint Press Conference Following Bilateral Meeting

In a joint White House press conference following bilateral talks on December 21, US President Joe Biden praised Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky’s leadership, saying Zelensky had “inspired” the people of Ukraine and “the entire world.” Noting the visit to Washington was Zelensky’s first trip abroad since Russia invaded Ukraine in February, Biden said it was … 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

Zelensky Says ‘Dozens of Settlements’ Retaken From Russia-Claimed Regions, Discusses Talks With India and Italy

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said “dozens of settlements” had been retaken in multiple regions claimed by Russia following recent votes decried by Kyiv and the West as illegitimate referendums. In his nightly address on Tuesday, October 4, Zelensky singled out Kherson Oblast, where he named eight settlements northeast of the regional capital, Kherson, that he … Read more

Zelensky Urges Russian Citizens to Oppose Military Mobilization

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called on Russian citizens to resist military mobilization, which sparked protests in parts of Russia, in his nightly address on Thursday, September 22. During his address, Zelensky switched to Russian to “explain to the Russians what is happening.” “Protests against mobilization took place in the cities of Russia – albeit not … Read more

Zelensky Calls Pressure on Russia ‘Insufficient’, Addresses Attacks on Power Plants in Kharkiv Oblast

Ukrainian President Volomyr Zelensky accused Russia of using the fear of a nuclear disaster as well as energy and food supply vulnerabilities to carry out a campaign of “terror”. In his nightly address on Monday, September 12, Zelensky said “insufficient pressure” had been applied on Moscow, pointing to repeated shelling at the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power … Read more

Zelensky Praises EU Proposal to Suspend Simplified Visa Arrangement With Russia

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky reacted to the European Commission’s (EC) proposal to “fully suspend” the EU’s simplified visa arrangement with Russia on September 6. In his nightly address, Zelensky said that while it was “not yet a complete visa ban”, it demonstrated to citizens of Russia “that they bear [some] moral responsibility for their state’s … Read more

Zelensky Addresses Nation on Independence Day

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky congratulated the nation on its resilience and celebrated Ukraine’s continued independence in a speech from Kyiv shared on social media on Wednesday, August 24. Zelensky said: “On February 24, we were told: you have no chance. On August 24, we say: Happy Independence Day, Ukraine!”, according to a translation issued by … Read more