NATO warns of long Ukraine was as Russian assaults follow EU boost for Kyiv

NATO’s Stoltenberg says Russia’s war in Ukraine could last for years. Valeria Mongelli | Afp | Getty Images The war in Ukraine could last for years, the head of NATO said on Sunday, as Russia stepped up its assaults after the European Union recommended that Kyiv become a candidate to join the bloc. Jens Stoltenberg … Read more

Ukraine president hails troops; chemical plant sheltering civilians hit

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy speaks on June 6, 2022. As bitter fighting raged in the city of Sievierodonetsk, Ukraine’s president hailed his country’s fighters for defying Russian forces in his country’s eastern Donbas region. Ukrainian Presidency | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images As bitter fighting raged in the city of Sievierodonetsk, Ukraine’s president hailed his … Read more

Ukraine bans all imports from Russia

Ukraine has banned all imports from Russia, one of its key trading partners before the war with annual imports valued at about $ 6 billion, and called on other countries to follow and impose harsher economic sanctions on Moscow. “Today we officially announced a complete termination of trade in goods with the aggressor state,” Economy … Read more

Ukraine crisis: Zelenskyy urges Switzerland to crack down on Russian oligarchs

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy urged Switzerland on Saturday to crack down on Russian oligarchs who he said were helping to wage war on his country from the safety of “beautiful Swiss towns”. In an audiolink address to thousands attending an anti-war protest in Bern, Zelenskyy thanked Switzerland for its support since Russia launched its invasion … Read more

Israel, Ukraine deny report Naftali Bennett recommended yielding to Russian demands

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has held talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin and spoke by phone with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. A top Ukrainian adviser and an Israeli official on Saturday pushed back against a media report suggesting Israel tried to nudge Ukraine into caving to Russian demands during talks. Israel has been engaged … Read more

Ukraine President Zelenskyy signs request to join EU

Amid the ongoing war with Russia, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has signed a request to join the European Union (EU), news agency Reuters reported. Earlier today, Zelenskyy had asked the EU to allow Ukraine to gain membership under a special procedure immediately as it defends itself from invasion by Russian forces. “Our goal is to … Read more