Situated in Easter Europe, Ukraine is the second largest country by area in Europe by area after Russia. Ukraine shares its international borders with Russia, Belarus, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Moldova, and has a coastline along the Sea of Azov and the Black Sea. Its capital is Kyiv. In 1922, the Bolsheviks forcibly reconstituted the Ukrainian People's Republic into the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, which became a founding member of the Soviet Union in 1922. Ukraine's freedom took place on 24 August 1991, when the Ukrainian parliament adopted the Act of Independence, following the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Leonid Kravchuk was elected as the first president of Ukraine. In recent times, Russia under President Vladimir Putin began building up troop strengths along its border with Ukraine in 2021. Putin announced a More
Moscow and Kyiv blamed each other for the collapse of the dam on Tuesday, which unleashed flood water from the Dnipro River on a wide area of southern Ukraine.
When Putin sent troops into Ukraine on Feb. 24 last year, he called it "a special military operation" - a euphemism the Kremlin, Russian ministers and state media mostly stuck to, even coining a new Russian acronym, the "SVO".
With the Ukraine conflict becoming a war of attrition, the US has been quick to shift its attention to the Taiwan Strait and the Indo-Pacific where the weightier challenge of countering Chinese influence in the region beckons. But despite all the aggressive optics, all sides are clear they do not want any sort of military hostilities, given the economic stakes
Residents sloshed through knee-deep waters in inundated homes as videos posted on social media showed scenes including rescue workers carrying people to safety and what looked like the triangular roof of an entire building that had been uprooted drifting downstream. Footage taken from the air showed waters filling the streets of Russian-controlled Nova Kakhovska on the eastern side of the river.
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NATO wants to bring Sweden into the fold by the time United States President Joe Biden and other allied leaders meet July 11-12 in Vilnius, Lithuania, but Turkiye and Hungary have yet to endorse the move.
The prosecutors said in comments sent to Reuters that they had started "urgent investigations" into the destruction of the Nova Kakhovka hydroelectric dam.
Ukraine accused Russia of blowing up the dam from the inside in a deliberate war crime. Russian-installed officials gave conflicting accounts, some blaming Ukrainian shelling, others saying the dam had burst on its own.
"All were shot down, there were no hits," Serhiy Popko, head of Kyiv's military administration, said on the Telegram messaging app.
Macron now recognises the threat posed by Putin and acknowledges that EU enlargement, a process that in 2019 he warned would weaken the bloc, was now a question of security and stability. He has apologised for not listening to his allies, but are they any more ready to listen to him?
It was not immediately clear whether or not the reported attack represented the start of a Ukrainian counteroffensive which Kyiv has been promising for months to recapture territory taken by Russian forces after the invasion of February 2022.
In recent town hall events, Trump, the favorite for the Republican presidential nomination, said that he wanted the war to end, but that he would help Ukraine and Russia negotiate a settlement.
Polish documentary filmmaker Maciek Hamela's 'In the Rearview', a heartrending account of the cost of war, showed at a parallel selection of the recent 76th Cannes Film Festival.
Since Russia invaded Ukraine last year, the war has been defined by moments of happenstance and terror: Mere minutes or yards sometimes dictate who lives or dies, from front-line battlefields to Ukraine’s dense cities and Russia’s border regions, where some authorities have recently described Ukrainian shelling and announced evacuations.
Nothing has gone right for the US and NATO since the initial phase of the war. Attempts to isolate Russia have failed. European economies have been stung badly by the war while others saved themselves and Russia by purchasing discounted Russian crude. Even the war theatre in Ukraine isn’t looking the way NATO envisioned it
Ukrainian drones struck wealthy districts of Moscow, Russia said in what one politician called the most dangerous attack since World War Two. Meanwhile, Kyiv was also hit from the air for the third time in 24 hours.
The White House said it did not support attacks inside of Russia and that it was still gathering information on the incident, which Putin called an attempt to scare and provoke Moscow.
The attack came just weeks after the Kremlin was hit in a drone strike that Russia blamed on Ukraine.
Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said two people were injured, one of whom was hospitalised, in the early morning attack. The residents of several parts of two apartment blocks had been evacuated but later returned.
Calling it a "massive" attack launched in several waves, Serhiy Popko, the head of Kyiv's military administration, said on the Telegram messaging app that Russia conducted the assault using Iranian-made Shahed drones only.
"A massive attack!" Mayor Vitali Klitschko said on the Telegram messaging app. "Do not leave shelters."
Reuters witnesses said residents headed for shelters in metro stations as the sky above Kyiv filled with blast clouds and smoke trails.
Valery Zaluzhny, commander-in-chief of Ukraine's armed forces, said on social media that a total of "up to 40 missiles" and "around 35 drones" had been launched, of which 37 and 29 were downed.
Ukrainian military said it had downed 58 of the 59 launched drones, described by the air force as a record assault with the Iranian-made "kamikaze" drones. President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said all 36 drones targeting Kyiv had been destroyed.
Ukraine has not publicly acknowledged launching attacks against targets inside Russia.