Russia's Putin tells soldiers he will run for president again
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday told soldiers who had fought in Ukraine that he would run for the top job again in the 2024 election - a move that will allow the former KGB spy to stay in power until at least 2030.
Psychological support for Ukrainian soldiers in wartime
Ukraine sends psychologists to help the soldiers under unrelenting stress and exhaustion on the frontlines as the war drags on.
Families of Ukrainian troops call for break from war
Gathering regularly in Kyiv over the past few months, Ukrainian women are increasingly calling for a break for their husbands, sons, brothers and fathers fighting on the front line. Citing the men’s deteriorating physical and mental cond...
Ukraine aid bill blocked in U.S Senate
Legislation that would provide new security assistance for Ukraine and Israel was blocked in the U.S. Senate as Republicans demanded tougher measures to control immigration at the U.S. border with Mexico.
Putin visits Middle East as Ukraine's foreign aid dwindles
Ukraine is having trouble getting other economic and humanitarian assistance delivered as aid from the U.S. is stalled in Congress. Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin is shoring up support from his allies in the Middle East.
Ukraine says two dead in south after Russian attacks
Ukraine said at least two people were killed and four injured by Russian shelling in the Kherson region, while air defences downed 10 Russian drones overnight. Kherson was recaptured by Ukrainian forces in November 2022 but has since fac...
Ukrainian airpower based on Soviet-era technology
Ukraine is still waiting for its allies to provide modern aircraft like F-16 fighter jets to help in the fight to take back territory from Russia. For now, the army and air force have to make do with equipment that has been flying since ...
Zelensky cancels U.S Senate briefing amid funding row
Several Republican senators walked out of a classified briefing on Ukraine as it descended into a row over the border crisis, after President Volodymyr Zelensky unexpectedly canceled a video link appearance to appeal for continued US fun...
Explained: What does 2024 hold for Ukraine?
More than 21 months into Russia's war on Ukraine, fierce fighting rages with no end in sight and neither side has landed a telling blow on the battlefield. Ilan Rubens explains the current state of the Ukrainian counter-offensive and the...
Ukrainian children taken to Russia to be released
Six Ukrainian children taken to Russia after Moscow's invasion last year - will be reunited with their families. It's the result of a new round of negotiations by Qatari mediators.
Some Russian women demand men return from Ukraine front
A growing movement of Russian women is demanding the return from the front of their husbands, sons and brothers who were mobilized after a decree by President Vladimir Putin in September last year. Maria Andreeva is one of them.
White House warns Putin could win if Ukraine aid dries up
The White House issued a dire warning that U.S. aid for Ukraine will run out by the end of the year, adding that Russian President Vladimir Putin could win the war if Congress fails to agree fresh funding.
Ukraine’s natural resources: Russia accused of committing 'ecocide
The war in Ukraine has led to the destruction of many of the country's natural resources. Farmland has been hard-hit, and reduced grain output has impacted the world’s food supply. Prosecutors are gathering evidence, in the hope of tryi...
Decade of war takes its toll on eastern Ukrainians
As 2024 approaches, so does the 10-year anniversary of Russia’s war in eastern Ukraine. For volunteer aid worker Yevhen Tkachov, it's a milestone that leaves him pessimistic for the future, despite the surge in patriotism the country exp...
OSCE meeting opens with fury over Russia's participation
Delegates from over 50 nations gather in Skopje for the 30th OSCE Ministerial Council. The focus on regional security is overshadowed by condemnation of Russia's war in Ukraine, prompting some countries like Ukraine, Estonia, Latvia, Lit...
Ukrainian soldiers face second winter of conflict
Ukrainian soldiers face their second winter of conflict, worrying about relentless Russians and dwindling support at home.
Russia advancing on Ukraine's Avdiivka from all sides
Before the war, 30,000 people lived in the eastern Ukrainian town of Avdiivka. As fighting continues, only around 1,350 remain. Russian troops have been pressing land and air-based attacks on Avdiivka, since mid-October as the focal poin...
Ukraine, Gaza are very different wars: NATO chief
The war in Gaza has been high on the agenda at a NATO summit in Brussels. The alliance's chief Jens Soltenberg has denied NATO is applying double standards when it comes to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, and Israel's bombardment of Gaza.
Assassination attempt on wife of Ukraine spy chief
The wife of Ukraine's military spy chief has been poisoned with heavy metals and is undergoing treatment, a spokesperson for the agency says. Marianna Budanova is the wife of Kyrylo Budanov, who has been prominently involved in clandesti...
Russian election hopeful wants to end Ukraine war
Yekaterina Duntsova, who wants to run for president, told Reuters the Kremlin should end the conflict in Ukraine, free political prisoners and undertake major reform to halt the slide towards a new era of "barbed wire" division between R...
Storms, power outages hit Ukraine as troops dig in for winter
Tens of thousands of Russian and Ukrainian troops are digging in for a long and hard winter as temperatures continue to plunge. Powerful storms have knocked out power for thousands of people across the country, reviving memories of last ...
Over 26,000 Ukrainians have 'disappeared since the invasion'
There's growing frustration in Ukraine among families whose loved ones have gone missing during the war with Russia. Ukraine says more than 26,000 people – both military personnel and civilians – have disappeared.
In-Depth: The men who fled Russia's mobilisation
Last September, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a partial mobilization of 300,000 reservists, which saw a disproportionate number of men from Russia's ethnic minorities called up to the front. Many fled to neighbouring countri...
'Largest drone attack' since Ukraine war began
Ukraine says Russia has carried out the largest drone attack on Kyiv, since the start of the war. Military officials say nearly all of the 75 drones were shot down over the Ukrainian capital.
Kyiv hit by largest drone attack since the war began
Ukraine's capital experienced the brunt of what the military said was the largest Russian drone attack on the country since Moscow's full-scale invasion in February 2022.
'End attack on Ukraine': Scholz to Putin in first G20 call since war
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said he urged Vladimir Putin to end Moscow's war on Ukraine and withdraw all troops from the country, in the first G20 video call the Russian president participated in since the conflict.
Russian drones change Ukraine’s tactics on eastern front
A year and a half into the war, Russia and Ukraine have adapted their strategies. Ukrainian units on the frontline in the east are learning to protect valuable artillery against Russian drones.
As men fight, women keep Ukraine coal mines going
After more than a thousand of its workers went to fight Russia's invasion, a colliery in eastern Ukraine suffered a huge staff shortage. Its answer was to allow women to work underground for the first time in its history.
Ukraine marks anniversary of Maidan ‘Revolution of Dignity’
Ukraine’s pro-democracy, pro-Europe demonstrations a decade ago marked the “first victory” in its war with Russia, President Zelenskyy declared on the anniversary of the popular protest movement Tuesday.
Maidan anniversary: The revolution that transformed Ukraine
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has called the huge pro-democracy protests that toppled a Russian-backed leader in Kyiv 10 years ago the country's "first victory" in its war with Russia. We take a look back at the Maidan revolutio...