Amid war, Russia, Ukraine seal landmark grain deal to relieve global food crisis

The two sides inked separate but identical agreements in the presence of UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and Turkish President ISTANBUL: Ukraine and Russia on Friday signed a landmark deal aimed at relieving a global food crisis caused by blocking Black Sea grain deliveries, ending months of negotiations and sending wheat prices tumbling to levels … Read more

Emmanuel Macron says Russia can’t win in Ukraine after strike on mall

France’s president said Tuesday that Russia “cannot and should not win” in Ukraine, voicing the West’s continued support for Kyiv following Moscow’s horrific missile attack on a shopping mall that underscored the war’s terrible toll on civilians. Ukrainian leaders denounced the strike, which killed 18 in the central city of Kremenchuk, as a war crime … Read more

PM Modi highlights India’s climate performance; leaders pledge to stand by Ukraine

Asserting that India’s dedication to climate commitments is evident from its performance, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday hoped that rich countries of G-7 will support India’s efforts in combating climate change and invited them to tap the huge market for clean energy technologies emerging in the country. In his remarks at the session on … Read more

Coal dust and methane below, Russian bombs above

When Aleksander Maryinych enters a metal cage and descends into darkness with dozens of other miners for his six-hour shifts, the concussive thumps of an artillery war are replaced by the clatter of rail carts and the grind of machinery carving deep into the earth. Plumes of dust and smoke from Russian bombardment are exchanged … Read more

Russia unleashes a missile barrage, while inching ahead in eastern Ukraine

From the skies above Belarus to the north and the waters of the Black Sea to the south, Russian forces unleashed a fusillade of cruise missiles across Ukraine on Saturday, Ukrainian officials said, in one of the most widespread and coordinated aerial assaults in weeks. Even as Russia pounded civilian and military infrastructure from the … Read more

Ukraine confirms fall of Sievierodonetsk after weeks-long fight

Pro-Russian separatists said Moscow’s forces were now attacking the last major Ukrainian-held bastion in eastern Luhansk province, Sievierodonetsk’s twin city Lysychansk on the opposite bank of the Siverskyi Donets river. The fall of Sievierodonetsk – once home to more than 100,000 people, now a wasteland – was Russia’s biggest victory since capturing the port of … Read more

Russian Missiles Strike Across Ukraine As War Enters 5th Month

Russia invaded Ukraine on February24. Kyiv: Russian missiles rained down across Ukraine on Saturday, hitting military facilities in the west and the north as well as a southern city as the biggest land conflict in Europe since World War Two entered its fifth month. Russian artillery and air strikes pounded the twin cities of Sievierodonetsk … Read more

A sleepy Baltic rail line gets a geopolitical wake-up call

As war rages in Ukraine, fueling ever-growing tensions between NATO and Russia, a sleepy Baltic railway station with no passengers and few trains this week found itself at the center of a perilous new confrontation between East and West. The station stands on the border between Lithuania, a NATO member and strong supporter of Ukraine, … Read more

Amid Russian Invasion, EU Grants Candidate Status To Ukraine, Moldova

Zelensky said that “Ukraine’s future is within the EU”. Kyiv: European Union leaders granted candidate status Thursday to Ukraine and Moldova in a strong show of support against Russia’s invasion, as the United States said it was sending Kyiv more high-precision missile systems. The West’s latest attempts to rally behind Ukraine came as Russia closed … Read more

After a pivotal period in Ukraine, US officials predict the war’s path

Written by Helene Cooper, Eric Schmitt and Julian E. Barnes When Russia shifted its military campaign to focus on eastern Ukraine this spring, senior officials in the Biden administration said the next four to six weeks of fighting would determine the war’s eventual path. That time has passed, and officials say the picture is clear: … Read more