Protesters will obstruct a highway in Prague on Feb. 19 to bring attention to the demands of Czech farmers, who say EU policies and imports from Ukraine are hurting the agriculture sector.
The production of mortar shells increased 42 times in 2023, and artillery shells production more than doubled. Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said he expects even more growth to occur in 2024.
DTEK, Ukraine’s main private energy company, said on Feb. 13 that one of its thermal power plants was targeted in an overnight Russian attack. The shelling “severely damaged” the plant.
The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) decided that Russian and Belarusian national and club teams will not participate in the 2024/2025 championship season.
Czech President Petr Pavel has endorsed modifications to the Lex Ukraine law, which governs the status of Ukrainians who have migrated to Czechia since the start of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine.
Reuters: White House open to border negotiations with Senate Republicans to expedite Ukraine funding bill
U.S. President Joe Biden's administration is open to compromising on border security provisions with Senate Republicans, in hopes of securing additional funding for Ukraine and Israel, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters.
The Kyiv-based Theater on Podil announced in a Facebook statement that Ukrainian actor Vasyl Kukharskyi died on Dec. 7. Kukharskyi was 42 years old.
The officials met as part of the U.S.-Ukraine Defense Industrial Base Conference, which aims to enhance collaboration and production between U.S. and Ukrainian defense companies and increase overall weapons production.
Sixty votes were needed to take up and advance the bill on Dec. 6, but the Senate voted against it in a 49-51 vote, with all Republicans opposing the legislation.
Sullivan: 'We need to see Congress step up in bipartisan way' to support Biden's Ukraine aid proposal
The U.S. Congress should support President Joe Biden’s aid request to Ukraine as soon as possible in order to prevent Russian advances, U.S. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said in a press briefing on Dec. 4.
Russian forces attacked border areas and settlements of Sumy Oblast on Dec. 4, firing 11 times and causing at least 57 explosions, the local military administration reported via Telegram.
The proposed bill states the possibility of banning any religious organizations affiliated with war propaganda or justifying the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Senators from both sides have spoken in favor of a “one-and-done” Ukraine aid package, which could be passed before the expiration of the current spending bill on November 17.
The Slovak Defense Ministry had prepared a new assistance package for Ukraine that President Zuzana Čaputová could have signed while Fico's predecessor was still in office. However, the president declined, saying the parliamentary elections must be respected.
FIFA announced that under-17 athletes from Russia will now be able to participate in international football competitions under neutral colors.
Germany announced it will send additional air defense systems to Ukraine to protect its grain shipments from Russian attacks, Bloomberg reported on Oct. 4.