Biden set for critical talks on Ukraine this week with Denmark's Frederiksen, UK's Sunak
President Joe Biden is welcoming Denmark and Britain’s prime ministers this week to Washington for talks that will focus heavily on the war in Ukraine—including the recently-launched effort to train, and eventually equip, Ukraine with F-16 fighter jets.
European summit opens in Moldova with Ukraine war, regional conflicts on agenda
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has arrived at a sprawling summit of some 50 European leaders in Moldova, becoming the focal point of an event that seeks to quell regional conflicts and shore up unity in the face of Russia’s war.
Biden's shift on F-16s for Ukraine came after months of internal debate
President Joe Biden’s decision to allow allies to train Ukrainian forces on how to operate F-16 fighter jets — and eventually to provide the aircraft themselves — seemed like an abrupt change in position but was in fact one that came after months of internal debate and quiet talks with allies.
African leaders to broach thorny issue of paying Russia for fertilizers in Kyiv and Moscow talks
A delegation of six African leaders set to hold talks with Kyiv and Moscow aim to “initiate a peace process” but also broach the thorny issue of how a heavily-sanctioned Russia can be paid for the fertilizer exports Africa desperately needs, a key mediator in the talks said.
Ukrainian president meets with world leaders at G7 as Russia claims a key victory in the war
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy huddled with some of his biggest backers at the Group of Seven meeting in Hiroshima on Sunday, hoping to add to the momentum for his country’s war effort even as Russia claimed a symbolic victory on the battlefield.
Putin, Zelenskyy agree to meet with 'African leaders peace mission,' says South Africa president
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa says his Russian and Ukrainian counterparts have agreed to separate meetings with a delegation of African heads of state to discuss a possible plan to end the war in Ukraine.
Council of Europe summit in Iceland seeks to hold Russia to account for Ukraine war
Leaders from across the continent are heading toward Iceland for a rare summit of the 46-nation Council of Europe that will once more step up support for member state Ukraine and condemn expelled Russia for inflicting war on its neighbor.
Zelenskyy's European tour aimed to replenish Ukraine's arsenal and build political support
European leaders have promised Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy an arsenal of missiles, tanks and drones during a whirlwind three-day visit to Italy, the Vatican, Germany, France and the U.K. The trip aimed to replenish Ukraine’s depleted weapons supplies ahead of a long-anticipated spring offensive.
Zelenskyy to make surprise visit to Paris for talks with French President Macron
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will make a surprise visit to Paris for talks Sunday night with French President Emmanuel Macron, extending a multi-stop European tour that has elicited fresh pledges of additional military support as his country gears up for a counteroffensive against Russian occupation forces.
Ukraine's Zelenskyy arrives in Berlin to meet German leaders, discuss arms deliveries
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy arrived in Berlin early Sunday for talks with German leaders about further arms deliveries to help his country fend off the Russian invasion and rebuild what’s been destroyed by more than a year of devastating conflict.
Ukraine says it has retaken territory near embattled eastern city of Bakhmut
Ukrainian military commanders say their troops had recaptured more territory from Russian forces at the scene of the war’s longest and bloodiest battle, for the eastern city of Bakhmut, but it wasn’t clear if this marked the start of Kyiv’s long-expected counteroffensive.
Analysis: China's Ukraine plan mixes peace, self-interest
Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s plan to send an envoy to Ukraine allows his government to deflect criticism of its support for Moscow and pursue a bigger role as a diplomatic force, but Xi faces daunting obstacles if he is serious about trying to help end the 14-month-old war.
Brazil's welcome of Russian minister prompts US blowback
Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov traveled to the Brazilian capital Monday and expressed gratitude for Brazil’s push for an end to hosilities in Ukraine — even as that same effort has irked both Kyiv and the West, and by afternoon had prompted an unusually sharp rebuke from the White House.
US investigating whether Ukraine war documents were leaked
The Justice Department has launched an investigation into the possible release of Pentagon documents that were posted on several social media sites and appear to detail U.S. and NATO aid to Ukraine, but may have been altered or used as part of a misinformation campaign.
Zelenskyy boosts ties with Poland, warns of peril in Bakhmut
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy won new pledges of military and economic cooperation on a state visit to staunch ally Poland, and he also said that Kyiv’s troops battling in the eastern city of Bakhmut could pull out if they face a threat of being encircled by Russian forces.
Ukraine marks grim Bucha anniversary, calls for justice
Ukrainians are commemorating the anniversary of the liberation of Bucha after a brutal Russian occupation a year ago left behind hundreds of dead civilians, some with signs of torture, establishing the town near Kyiv as an epicenter of the war’s atrocities.
Officials: US to send ammunition, tanker trucks to Ukraine
Several officials say the U.S. will announce that it will send Ukraine $350 million in weapons and equipment as fierce battles with Russian forces continue for control of the city of Bakhmut, and troops prepare for an expected spring offensive.