Ukrainian military operations have destroyed 15 Russian warships in the Black Sea and damaged 12 others since the start of the full-scale invasion, Navy spokesperson Dmytro Pletenchuk reported on Nov. 17.
Naftogaz, Ukraine's state-owned oil and gas giant, said on Nov. 17 that a new natural gas deposit was discovered in the Carpathians, offering what could be a promising outlook for Ukraine's domestic gas production amid war.
Bulgaria has had to walk a fine line, trying to covertly support Ukraine without provoking Russia. The Balkan state has been historically influenced by Moscow. Opinions on Ukraine are split among its 6.7 million people, many of whom buy into Kremlin propaganda. The new coalition government elected in June
"With this substantial amount, we send a clear signal that we are determined to continue our support to Ukraine, now and in the future," Dutch Defense Minister Kajsa Ollongren said on X.
Ukraine needs more powerful air defense systems, such as Patriot and IRIS-T air defense systems, to better protect its critical infrastructure from Russian attacks, Maksym Timchenko, CEO of Ukraine's largest private energy company DTEK, said on Nov. 17.
One of Ukraine's worst fears appears to have come to pass: a key ally announced a halt to military aid. Slovakia, Ukraine's small eastern neighbor of 5.4 million people, gave generously from its Soviet-era arsenal and welcomed Ukrainian refugees after the full-scale war began. Now, a recent election handed
Yet even the announcement itself appeared to nudge the citizens to respond negatively, presenting the potential accession of Ukraine as an undesirable event.
Ukraine's military intelligence: Blast kills at least 3 Russian officers at military headquarters in occupied Melitopol
The explosion was allegedly carried out by representatives of the local resistance movement.
The attack took place in the part of Kherson close to the Dnipro River. These areas suffer the worst from Russian shelling.
KHERSON – Sitting in a pitch-dark kitchen with just the flashlight on, 70-year-old Viacheslav Bezprozvanyi warned of an incoming shelling as soon as he heard a swish over him. Split seconds later, a thick thud of shelling hit the ground a few hundred meters away. The house shook, knocking off a
Editor’s note: Some soldiers interviewed for this story declined to give their last names due to security issues amid the ongoing war in Ukraine. DONETSK OBLAST – More than a month after his first assault operation near Bakhmut, 23-year-old soldier Oleksandr Mikulak still blames himself for not saving a comrade.
Key developments on Oct. 23: * Ukraine conducts 'high-value' assassinations inside Russia, says media * Military enlistment officials suspected of illegally acquiring $7 million * Official: 5 victims of Russian attack on postal depot in intensive care * Bild: German defense ministry concerned about insufficient funds for Ukraine in 2024 * Lithuanian Foreign Minister: Russia
Western allies pledge F-16s, air defense, and ammunition as Stoltenberg closes day 1 of NATO minister meeting
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg closed day one of the defense ministerial meeting on Oct. 11, welcoming allies’ newly pledged military aid for Ukraine – which includes F-16 fighter jets, crucial air defense systems for winter, and much-needed ammunition. Speaking at a press conference at Brussels’ NATO headquarters, Stoltenberg applauded the
“As we look at what it will take to provide initial capability, this will take months, as we've said before. The earliest is next spring when we can begin to see additional capability,” Austin said in response to a question from the Kyiv Independent at a press conference in Brussels on Oct. 11.
The National Guard of Ukraine's 5th Separate Slobozhanska Brigade awarded their service dogs for helping protect the country amid war, the Interior Ministry said on Oct. 7.
Russian forces launched a cluster bomb attack on southeastern Zaporizhzhia Oblast, killing a woman and wounding two people, regional governor Yurii Malashko reported on Oct. 7.
More than 200 Ukrainian companies began developing drones, growing domestic production by a hundredfold in a year, Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said on Oct. 7.
Four people were wounded in Russia's overnight missile strike on southern Odesa Oblast, regional governor Oleh Kiper reported on Oct. 7.
Russia plans to reverse the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT), Mikhail Ulyanov, the country's permanent representative to international organizations in Vienna, said on Oct. 6.
Key developments on Sept. 17: * Ukraine’s military says it liberated village of Klishchiivka near Bakhmut * US senators: 'Not sending ATACMS to Ukraine will only prolong war’ * UK Defense Ministry: Russia likely reinforcing defenses around Tokmak in Zaporizhzhia Oblast * Canada pledges nearly $25 million to bolster Ukraine's air defense Ukraine’
Canadian Defense Minister Bill Blair announced on Sept. 17 that Canada will provide $33 million CAD ($24.4 million) to a U.K.-led partnership delivering much-needed air defense equipment to Ukraine.
Russian shelling wounded a policeman in the village of Sadove in Kherson Oblast, Kherson Oblast Military Administration reported on Sept. 17. The policeman reportedly received an injury to his back, although his condition is stable.
The detonation of a Russian mine in a field in southern Kherson Oblast killed a 45-year-old man and injured a 26-year-old man, Governor Oleksandr Prokudin reported on Sept. 17. The two men had reportedly been working in a field near Beryslav when their tractor drove over the mine, setting it off.
Russian forces have likely bolstered their defenses around the occupied town of Tokmak in the southeastern oblast of Zaporizhzhia, the U.K. Defense Ministry said on Sept. 17.
U.S. senators Tom Cotton, Roger Wicker, Susan Collins, and Lindsey Graham sent a letter to U.S. President Joe Biden urging him to send Ukraine MGM-140 Army Tactical Missile Systems (ATACMS).
DONETSK OBLAST – Ukrainian soldier Oleksandr Navarenko says his unit was under heavy Russian tank fire last summer in Zaporizhzhia Oblast when the idea for a life-saving robot came to him. “Why use people when you can use machines?” the 59-year-old combat engineer told the Kyiv Independent, wondering why humans still
Key developments on Sept. 12: * General Staff: Ukraine advances south and southeast of Robytne, Zaporizhzhia Oblast * Putin claims over 500,000 new recruits joined Russian military over past year * Russian shelling of Donetsk Oblast kills 2, injures 3 * Navy: Ukraine's control of Black Sea oil rigs a serious 'security issue'
Ukraine war latest: Top US general says Ukraine has 30-45 days for the offensive before weather worsens
Key developments on Sept. 10: * Top US General: Ukraine has about 30-45 days for the offensive before weather worsens * Foreign volunteers' car struck by Russian shelling near Chasiv Yar: 2 killed, 2 wounded * Local authorities: Russian overnight drone attack wounds 4 in Kyiv Oblast * Military: Southern forces liberate another 1.
Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley said on Sept. 10 that Ukraine likely has about 30 to 45 days for the counteroffensive before the weather worsens on the ground.
South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol pledged $2.3 billion in aid for Ukraine to help the country rebuild itself and provide humanitarian support to those in need amid Russia's ongoing full-scale war, Seoul-based news agency Yonhap reported on Sept. 10.
More than 420,000 Russian soldiers are deployed across occupied Ukrainian territories, Vadym Skibitsky, deputy head of Ukraine's military intelligence, said on Sept. 9.