North of Kyiv, the Russians retreated. But the war never left.

The tanks are gone now, and the thousands of Russian soldiers who poured into northern Ukraine in February have retreated back across the border. But fear still prevails in this quiet village 6 miles from Ukraine’s border with Russia and Belarus. In the distance, Russian artillery shells rock the neighbor towns every day. Their explosions … Read more

Russians March On Severodonetsk As Ukraine Awaits New US Weapons

The Governor of Luhansk said Russian forces are now in control of around 70% of Severodonetsk. Soledar (Ukraine): Russian forces edged closer Wednesday to taking the key eastern Ukraine city of Severodonetsk but Kyiv’s hopes of holding off their invaders were boosted by a US pledge of more advanced missile systems to help their defence. … Read more

Ukraine: Russians withdraw from around Kharkiv, batter east

Fresh off his country’s Eurovision win, a defiant Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy vowed early Sunday to one day host the song contest in the embattled city of Mariupol, which is almost entirely in Russian hands aside from a stalwart group of a few hundred Ukrainian fighters who continue to hold out in a steel factory. … Read more

Explosions rock Kyiv again as Russians rain fire on Ukraine

Russia pounded targets from practically one end of Ukraine to the other Thursday, including Kyiv, bombarding the city while the head of the United Nations was visiting in the boldest attack on the capital since Moscow’s forces retreated weeks ago. Nearly a dozen people were wounded in the attack on Kyiv, including one who lost … Read more

Some civilians leave as Russians tighten noose on Mariupol

In Kyiv, Spain Prime Minister Pedro S├ínchez and Denmark’s Mette Frederiksen became the latest European leaders to show support with a visit KYIV: Only four buses with civilians managed to escape from Mariupol after several unsuccessful attempts, Ukrainian officials said Thursday, as thousands more remained trapped under relentless Russian against the last pockets of Ukrainian … Read more