Tag: Bakhmut

  • Live: Ukrainian air defenses shoot down dozens of Russian drones overnight

    Live: Ukrainian air defenses shoot down dozens of Russian drones overnight

    Ukrainian air defenses shot down dozens of drones launched by Russia during overnight attacks, the military said on Thursday. The news comes after military officials said on Wednesday that Kiev troops had repelled “intense enemy attacks” near the eastern villages of Klishchiivka and Andriivka, which they had recaptured earlier this month. Follow our live blog…

  • Live: Ukraine says it has liberated an eastern village near Bakhmut

    Live: Ukraine says it has liberated an eastern village near Bakhmut

    Ukraine has recaptured the eastern village of Andriivka near the Russian-occupied city of Bakhmut, Deputy Defence Minister Hanna Maliar said on Thursday. The news came after Russian President Vladimir Putin accepted an invitation to visit North Korea, Pyongyang state media reported, as he and Kim Jong Un toasted “cooperation and friendship” during a meeting in…

  • Russian strikes on Ukraine kill 2 foreign aid workers, target Kiev

    Russian strikes on Ukraine kill 2 foreign aid workers, target Kiev

    Kyiv, Ukraine – Two foreign aid workers were reportedly killed in eastern Ukraine on Sunday when Russian shelling hit a van carrying a team of four working with a Ukrainian NGO, while dozens of Russian drones targeted Kiev, injuring at least one civilian. The four volunteers from the Road to Relief group, which helps evacuate…

  • Latest in Ukraine: More than 40 injured in Attack on Town in Kharkiv

    Latest in Ukraine: More than 40 injured in Attack on Town in Kharkiv

    Latest developments: Ukraine’s armed forces said they had destroyed a formation of Russian forces in Moscow-controlled Makiivka in the Donetsk region; Russian officials said one civilian was killed and 36 wounded in the attack by Ukrainian forces. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz called for the extension of an agreement allowing the…

  • Wagner group withdraws from Russian positions after ending rebellion

    Wagner group withdraws from Russian positions after ending rebellion

    Russian paramilitary Wagner group pulled its fighters from Rostov-on-Don, where they had seized the military headquarters, the regional governor said on Sunday. Wagner head Yevgeny Prigozhin halted his troops’ advance on Moscow late Saturday and said he would leave for Belarus to avoid facing charges. Follow our blog to see how the day’s events unfolded.…

  • Macron promises Zelensky more light tanks and armoured vehicles

    Macron promises Zelensky more light tanks and armoured vehicles

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky made a surprise visit to Paris for talks Sunday night with French President Emmanuel Macron, extending a multi-stop European tour that has elicited fresh pledges of military support as his country gears up for a counteroffensive against Russian occupation forces. The two leaders will discuss Ukraine’s military and humanitarian needs. Follow…

  • The US gives Ukraine $325 million in new military aid

    The US gives Ukraine $325 million in new military aid

    Stockholm – The United States on Wednesday announced $325 million in new military aid to Ukraine in a package expected to include more artillery rounds and High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) rockets, as Ukraine continues to burn through artillery ammunition at a high rate. Defense officials who spoke to VOA before the package was…

  • The United States provides $325 million in aid to Ukraine

    The United States provides $325 million in aid to Ukraine

    Stockholm – The United States on Wednesday announced $325 million in new military aid to Ukraine in a package expected to include more artillery rounds and High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) rockets, as Ukraine continues to burn through artillery ammunition at a high rate. Defense officials who spoke to VOA before the package was…

  • Live: Ukraine receives its first US Patriot air defense systems

    Live: Ukraine receives its first US Patriot air defense systems

    Ukraine on Wednesday received the first Patriots, seen as one of the US’s most advanced air defense systems, Kiev’s defense minister said. The delivery comes as Russia launched an overnight drone attack on the southern port city of Odesa. Follow FRANCE 24’s live blog for the latest developments on the war in Ukraine. All times…

  • Latest in Ukraine: NATO welcomes 31st member, Finland

    Latest in Ukraine: NATO welcomes 31st member, Finland

    New developments: – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Monday visited the village of Yahidne in northern Ukraine on the anniversary of its liberation, commemorating the brutal captivity of nearly 400 civilians by Russian invaders in a school basement for 27 days before their release. – Russian authorities accused Ukrainian intelligence services of having orchestrated a…

  • Latest on Ukraine: Finland joins NATO on Tuesday

    Latest on Ukraine: Finland joins NATO on Tuesday

    New developments: Poland said Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will visit the country on Wednesday for talks with President Andrzej Duda and to meet Ukrainians who have taken refuge in Poland. The Financial Times reported that Russian security officials are “confiscating passports of senior officials and state business executives” due to concerns about information leaks and…

  • EU’s von der Leyen plans conference on children taken by Russia

    EU’s von der Leyen plans conference on children taken by Russia

    EU chief Ursula von der Leyen announced Thursday she would help organise a conference on securing the return of Ukrainian children taken to Russia during the ongoing conflict. Read our live blog to see how all the day’s events unfolded. All times are Paris time (GMT+1). 10:02pm: EU chief von der Leyen plans conference on…

  • Live: Ukraine’s Zelensky exhorts EU to send more jets, missiles

    Live: Ukraine’s Zelensky exhorts EU to send more jets, missiles

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky asked European leaders on Thursday for more weapons, warning that “delays” in sending fighter jets and long-range missiles could extend the war, an EU official said. Follow our live blog for all the latest developments on the war in Ukraine. All times are Paris time (GMT+1). 7:20pm: Ukraine recognises ‘incorrect’ information…

  • Live: Ukrainas Zelenskij uppmanar EU igen att skicka jetplan, missiler

    Live: Ukrainas Zelenskij uppmanar EU igen att skicka jetplan, missiler

    Ukrainas president Volodymyr Zelensky bad de europeiska ledarna på torsdagen om fler vapen och varnade för att “förseningar” med att skicka stridsflygplan och långdistansmissiler kan förlänga kriget, sade en EU-tjänsteman. Följ vår liveblogg för den senaste utvecklingen om kriget i Ukraina. Alla tider är Paris-tid (GMT+1). 18:10: Ukraina hävdar att ryska styrkor drog sig tillbaka…

  • LIVE PODCAST: Joakim Paasikivi on the battle of Bakhmut

    LIVE PODCAST: Joakim Paasikivi on the battle of Bakhmut

    It has been described as a city of no major military strategic importance. Yet the battles for Bachmut continue day after day, month after month. Why this is so – it is a topic that we will tackle on stage at podcast party 2023, and that we will discuss with Joakim Paasikivi, lieutenant colonel and…

  • Live: Ukraine says ‘survived the hardest winter in our history’

    Live: Ukraine says ‘survived the hardest winter in our history’

    Ukraine has survived the “hardest winter” in its history, enduring months of Russian strikes on critical infrastructure, the country’s foreign minister said on Wednesday. The fight to defend the eastern city of Bakhmut from Russian forces intensified, President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Tuesday. Follow our live blog for the latest updates on the war in…

  • Russian forces launch a wave of attacks to encircle Bakhmut

    Russian forces launch a wave of attacks to encircle Bakhmut

    Ukraine has survived the “hardest winter” in its history during prolonged months of Russian attacks on critical infrastructure, the country’s foreign minister said on Wednesday, as Russian forces launched a wave of attacks on the town of Bakhmut. Read our live blog to see how all of today’s events unfolded. All times are Paris time…

  • Live: Spain’s prime minister arrives in Kiev for talks with Zelensky

    Live: Spain’s prime minister arrives in Kiev for talks with Zelensky

    Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez arrived in Kiev on Thursday for talks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky ahead of the one-year anniversary of the Russian invasion. US President Joe Biden on Wednesday criticized Russia’s decision to suspend a key nuclear treaty, but said there was no evidence Moscow was moving closer to actually using a…

  • Live: Moldova closes airspace a day after warning of Russian plot

    Live: Moldova closes airspace a day after warning of Russian plot

    Moldova temporarily closed its airspace on Tuesday, a day after the small eastern European country’s president claimed Russia was plotting to topple his government – a charge denied by Moscow. The move comes as NATO defense ministers gathered for talks on how to increase their military support to Ukraine. Follow FRANCE 24 for live updates.…

  • Live: EU adds Russia to its blacklist of tax havens

    Live: EU adds Russia to its blacklist of tax havens

    The European Union added Russia to its blacklist of tax havens, part of a series of economic measures taken against Moscow since its invasion of Ukraine. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told reporters it was more important that applications from Finland and Sweden to join NATO be ratified quickly than together as the alliance’s defense…

  • Tiotusentals dör i Ukraina medan väst ser på

    Tiotusentals dör i Ukraina medan väst ser på

    I en nyligen kolumnskrev militäranalytiker William Astore, “[Congressman] George Santos är ett symptom på en mycket större sjukdom: en brist på heder, en brist på skam, i Amerika. Heder, sanning och integritet verkar helt enkelt inte spela någon roll, eller spela någon större roll, i Amerika idag. Men hur har man en demokrati där det…

  • Putin supports the plan to expand the Russian armed forces to 1.5 million

    Putin supports the plan to expand the Russian armed forces to 1.5 million

    Russian President Vladimir Putin backed a defense minister’s proposal to strengthen the Russian military by more than 30% on Wednesday, as he said Moscow needed to learn from and address the problems it faces in Ukraine. Read our live blog to see how all of today’s events unfolded. All times are Paris time (GMT+1). This…

  • Curtailment of Kimer: Ukraine puts the brakes on noted Danish journal

    Curtailment of Kimer: Ukraine puts the brakes on noted Danish journal

    Up for the Cavling AwardNiels Kvale, head of DR’s foreign desk, maintains that Kimer’s inability to work in Ukraine will undoubtedly hamper DR’s coverage. “I would be lying if I said it doesn’t matter that our best employee, who has the most experience, speaks the language and has covered Ukraine for 12-14 years, is not…

  • EU agrees on fresh sanctions against Russia over war in Ukraine

    EU agrees on fresh sanctions against Russia over war in Ukraine

    The EU on Thursday agreed a fresh round of sanctions on Russia over the war in Ukraine, after complaints from hawkish eastern European leaders that some countries were trying to water them down. Diplomats said a compromise deal – thought to include targeting some 200 individuals – was reached on the sidelines of a leaders…

  • Live: EU agrees fresh sanctions against Russia over war in Ukraine

    Live: EU agrees fresh sanctions against Russia over war in Ukraine

    The EU on Thursday agreed a fresh round of sanctions on Russia over the war in Ukraine, after complaints from hawkish eastern European leaders that some countries were trying to water them down. Diplomats said a compromise deal – thought to include targeting some 200 individuals – was reached on the sidelines of a leaders…

  • Winter campaign

    Winter campaign

    As the conflict drags on for ten months, what initially seemed like a three-day rush to Kiev has slowed to a slow, grinding war of attrition. The front lines, with the major exceptions of Kharkiv and Kherson, have remained mostly static. In the Kharkiv region, Russians settled on the outskirts of the city of Kharkiv…

  • Live: European Union members near deal on Russian oil price cap

    Live: European Union members near deal on Russian oil price cap

    EU member states are close to agreement on a $60 dollar per barrel Russian oil price cap. Meanwhile, air raid alerts were issued across all of Ukraine on Thursday, as officials warned that Russia was preparing a new wave of missile and drone strikes. Follow our blog for all the latest developments. All times are…

  • Eastern European countries support more refugees from Ukraine

    Eastern European countries support more refugees from Ukraine

    Eastern European countries such as Slovakia and Hungary are bracing for an increase in the number of refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine in the coming months as winter approaches. Russia has targeted power and heating plants in Ukraine in recent months. Temperatures drop below zero Celsius (32 degrees Fahrenheit), with minus 20 degrees Celsius…

  • Russia stops participation in UN agreement that allows Ukraine to export grain

    Russia stops participation in UN agreement that allows Ukraine to export grain

    Moscow has suspended implementation of a UN-brokered grain export deal that has allowed more than 9 million tonnes of grain to be exported from Ukraine, helping to ease the global food crisis and lower prices. The Russian Defense Ministry said it would no longer guarantee the safety of cargo ships participating in the UN-led initiative,…

  • Zelenskyy says that only the way for talks is direct with Putin

    Zelenskyy says that only the way for talks is direct with Putin

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on Wednesday that he would be open to negotiations with Russia, but only direct talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin. In a video link to the World Economic Forum, Zelenskyy said there was a potential to find a diplomatic way out of the conflict if Putin “understands reality.” Zelenskyy added…