Ukraine awaits chance to meet China’s Xi Jinping, but will Kiev’s voice be heard?

On March 22, 2023, Ukrainian soldiers drove a BMP infantry fighting vehicle to Bakhmut in eastern Ukraine. Aris Messinis | AFP | Getty Images Uncharacteristically tight-lipped about Chinese President Xi Jinping’s high-profile visit to Moscow this week, Ukraine watched as Russia rolled out the red carpet for the Chinese leader and waited its turn to … Read more

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Britain says Russia made progress in Lugansk Members of Ukraine’s 95th Air Assault Brigade defend an area near the combat front outside Kremina, Ukraine, January 12, 2023. Spencer Pratt | Getty Images News | Getty Images Fighting in and around Bakhmut, eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk region, continues to be in the spotlight, but in neighboring Lugansk, … Read more

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Xi-Putin summit: What to expect on day two This is the second day of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state visit to Moscow. Xi and his host, Russian President Vladimir Putin, are expected to hold more talks today and sign a number of bilateral agreements. The two presidents reportedly held talks for at least four hours … Read more

Putin makes surprise trip to Russian-occupied Mariupol after ICC issues arrest warrant

Russian President Vladimir Putin. Sputnik | Reuters A day after being charged with war crimes by the International Criminal Court, President Vladimir Putin made a surprise visit to the Russian-occupied Ukrainian city of Mariupol, the worst-hit of his year-long invasion place of destruction. On Saturday night, state television showed Putin touring around the city, meeting … Read more

Kiev says top Ukrainian officials discussed military aid in phone call with U.S. defense officials

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images Three senior U.S. security officials had a video call with a group of Ukrainian counterparts to discuss military aid to Kiev, U.S. President Volodymyr Zelensky’s chief of staff said Saturday. “We discussed the further delivery of necessary assistance to our country, especially vehicles, weapons and … Read more

Trump and DeSantis: Two of the biggest names in the GOP in 2024 mean bad news for Ukraine

CNN — russia may be in trouble vicious attack on ukrainebut President Vladimir Putin has won big elsewhere — in the Republican presidential primary. The two top potential Republican candidates — former president donald trump and florida governor ron desantis — are making it clear that if they make it to the White House, the … Read more

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Russia extends key food deal with Ukraine by 60 days, Russian official says Maltese-flagged bulk carrier Zante carries rapeseed from Ukraine on its way to Belgium as it transits the Bosporus Strait due to Russia’s withdrawal from the Black Sea Grains Agreement in Istanbul, Turkey, November 2, 2022. Chris McGrath | Getty Images A key … Read more

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Executed soldier was Moldovan citizen, defense ministry says A Ukrainian soldier watches as a self-propelled 220mm multiple rocket launcher “Bureviy” fires at Russian positions on the eastern Ukraine front, Nov. 29, 2022. Anatoly Stepanov | AFP | Getty Images In images that emerged last week, a Ukrainian soldier who appeared to be executed by Russian … Read more

Kevin McCarthy’s bets on Ukraine, debt ceiling and Jan. 6 may not last

CNN — House Speaker Kevin McCarthy Possibly the only senior Western official unwilling to board a train to Kiev to stand with Ukraine’s warrior president. But California Republicans decided against Vladimir Zelensky’s invitation, at CNN Exclusive Interviewin keeping with the central premise of his speech — appeasing the Republican radicals who kept him in power. … Read more

Zelensky invites House Speaker Kevin McCarthy to visit Ukraine

CNN — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky Invite House Speaker Kevin McCarthy to visit Ukraine to see for himself what’s happening on the ground — an invitation from the GOP Facing the chasm Should the U.S. continue to provide aid to countries under Russian attack. “Mr. McCarthy, he has to come here and see how we … Read more