Zelensky, Johnson meet on defense, security issues

This handout picture taken and released by Ukrainian Presidential Press-Service on June 17, 2022, shows Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky (right) welcoming Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, before talks in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv. (STR / UKRAINIAN PRESIDENTIAL PRESS-SERVICE / AFP) KYIV - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky met with visiting British...

Flood of refugees puts bloc under strain

In this file photo taken on June 02, 2022, refugees from Ukraine line up for information at a booth at a job fair for Ukrainians organized by the Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) in Berlin on June 2, 2022. (JOHN MACDOUGALL / AFP) European countries have opened up to...

US not providing Ukraine with long-range rocket systems

Ukrainian tanks move in Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, May 30, 2022. (FRANCISCO SECO) WASHINGTON/MOSCOW/KYIV/ANKARA – The United States will not provide Ukraine with long-range rocket systems capable of hitting targets inside Russia, President Joe Biden said on Monday, despite pleas from Ukraine for the advanced weaponry. “We are not going...

Russia, Ukraine say peace talks on hold

An aerial view taken on April 12, 2022, shows the city of Mariupol, during Russia's special military operation on Ukraine. (ANDREY BORODULIN / AFP) MOSCOW/KYIV - Russian and Ukrainian officials said on Tuesday that negotiations on a solution to the current crisis have been suspended as the process is mired...

Ukraine to continue evacuation from Mariupol

This handout satellite image released on April 30, 2022 by Maxar Technologies shows the Azovstal steel plant, Mariupol's last holdout, where hundreds of civilians are sheltering with Ukrainian troops on April 29, 2022. (SATELLITE IMAGE  ©2022 MAXAR TECHNOLOGIES / AFP) Ukraine will continue the evacuation from the besieged city of...

Von der Leyen supports speedier Ukraine membership process

A handout photo released by Ukrainian Presidential Press Service shows Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky (right) shaking hands with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen (center) next to European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell during their meeting in Kyiv on April 8, 2022. (STRINGER...

Russia urges Washington to stop escalating tensions

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov arrives to attend security talks on soaring tensions over Ukraine, at the US permanent Mission, in Geneva, on Jan 10, 2022. (DENIS BALIBOUSE / POOL / AFP) MOSCOW / UNITED NATIONS / KYIV - Washington must stop escalating tensions if it wishes to normalize ties with...

Russia launches procedure to quit Council of Europe

National and European Union flags fly at The Council of Europe in Strasbourg, eastern France on Feb 24, 2022, as representatives debate the situation in Ukraine after Russia launched a special military operation against Ukraine. (PATRICK HERTZOG / AFP) MOSCOW/KYIV/WASHINGTON/ANKARA/UNITED NATIONS – Russia sent a notice of withdrawal from the Council...

Putin approves sending foreign volunteers to Donbass

Ukrainian servicemen help an elderly woman in the town of Irpin, Ukraine, March 6, 2022, as Russian troops continued to shell encircled cities and the number of Ukrainians forced from their country continued to grow. (ANDRIY DUBCHAK / AP) MOSCOW/KYIV/ANTALYA/GENEVA – Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday that he supported...

Russia says nuclear triad put on high alert

President Vladimir Putin speaks as he visits the construction site of the National Space Agency in Moscow, Russia, Feb 27, 2022. Putin ordered Russia’s deterrence forces to be placed on "a special mode of combat duty" in a Sunday meeting with top defense officials. (SERGEI GUNEYEV, SPUTNIK, KREMLIN POOL VIA...

Ukraine president seeks trilateral meeting with US, Russia

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky gives a news conference following the Crimean Platform Summit in Kiev on Aug 23, 2021. (ANATOLII STEPANOV / AFP) KIEV - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has proposed holding a trilateral meeting with US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin, Interfax-Ukraine news agency reported Friday,...