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Zelensky at European Parliament: Ukraine’s path to Europe is ‘our people’s way home’
In a historic visit to Brussels on Feb. 9, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky addressed the European Parliament as the first anniversary of Russia’s full-scale invasion approaches, saying that the EU and Ukraine are fighting together against the “biggest anti-European force of the modern world." Thanking EU leaders for their
Ukraine won't surrender Bakhmut, says Zelensky as Russia advances near
President Volodymyr Zelensky says Ukraine "won't hand over Bakhmut." "We will fight as long as we can," he said during a joint press conference with European Union leadership. According to Zelensky, Russia will soon launch a major offensive in the east and northeast, targeting cities like Bakhmut and Lyman. The
Who are officials ousted in Zelensky's largest reshuffle since start of full-scale war?
President Volodymyr Zelensky on Jan. 24 launched the biggest government reshuffle since the beginning of Russia's full-scale invasion in February 2022. A deputy head of the President's Office, a deputy prosecutor general, several deputy ministers, and several governors were ousted following a number of scandals, including corruption ones. Some saw
Zelensky to parliament: ‘Ukraine is on track to victory that all generations have dreamed of’
On Dec. 28, President Volodymyr Zelensky delivered his annual speech to the Ukrainian parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, during its last session this year. His address was held behind closed doors and was delayed for about 90 minutes due to an air raid alert in Kyiv, according to lawmaker Yaroslav Zhelezniak.
Condemning ‘Putin’s inhumane brutal war,’ Biden pledges to ‘give Ukraine what it needs to succeed on battlefield’
President Volodymyr Zelensky flew to Washington, D.C., on Dec. 21 to meet his U.S. counterpart Joe Biden, leaving the country for the first time since Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February to discuss bilateral cooperation between the two nations. Biden and U.S. First Lady Jill
Dispatch from Kherson: Celebrating locals share stories, welcome Zelensky
KHERSON – When liberation came, many Kherson residents could barely believe the ordeal was over. Kherson was the only regional capital that Russians managed to capture, back in the first days of the full-scale invasion. A brutal occupation then ensued, with many residents being suppressed, robbed, abducted, tortured or killed. In
Zelensky on Russia's mass missile attack: 'They won't change our confidence in Ukraine's victory'
“Russians purposefully chose such a time and such targets to cause as much damage as possible,” he said.
Zelensky at Harvard University: ‘Prevention key to lasting peace’
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Amid mounting fears of Russia using nuclear weapons in its war against Ukraine, President Volodymyr Zelensky spoke to an audience at Harvard University on Sept. 27 of the importance of preventing further Russian escalation before any devastating consequences occur. “To react after the strikes happen, (means) you are
Zelensky: 90 days ahead will be more crucial for Ukraine than past 30 years of independence
President Volodymyr Zelensky took part in the 17th annual Yalta European Strategy (YES) conference where he spoke about the country's EU membership, the Russian-orchestrated energy crisis, and what Ukraine needs to win the war. The president emphasized that there are "three fundamental conditions for achieving peace – weapons, ammunition, finances," adding
Explainer: What’s behind Zelensky’s public ousting of top officials
Editor's Note: Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova and Security Service Head Ivan Bakanov were fired by parliament on July 19, 10 hours after the article was published. President Volodymyr Zelensky dropped major news on a typically slow Sunday evening, removing from office two of his staunchest allies – Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova
Eugene Czolij: EU must wholeheartedly grant Ukraine candidate status for EU membership
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - MARCH 01: A demonstrator holds a banner with messages in support of the Ukrainian people during a demonstration in front of the European Parliament on March 01, 2022 in Brussels, Belgium. Hundreds of people gathered in front of the European Parliament to show their support for the
Leaders of France, Germany, Italy visit Ukraine to underscore support despite criticism
French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi made their first wartime visit to Kyiv on June 16. Romanian President Klaus Iohannis joined them in Ukraine's capital. The four leaders visited Irpin, a Kyiv suburb, where Russian troops committed atrocities. After their return, Macron,
Zelensky gives press conference in Kyiv subway, doesn't hold back on Russian 'bastards'
On April 23, two months into Russia's all-out-war against Ukraine, one metro station in Kyiv got crowded again. President Volodymyr Zelensky gave an unusual press conference for Ukrainian and foreign journalists on the platform of the Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square) metro station in the heart of Ukraine's capital. The most
EU Council president visits Russian war crime scenes, says EU must do more for Ukraine
BORODYANKA, Kyiv Oblast – Walking through the town of Borodyanka, 40 kilometers northwest of Kyiv, European Union Council President Charles Michel wasn’t hiding his grief. Visiting the largely destroyed Ukrainian town that he has likely never heard of until recently, the official was trying to carefully pick words of support.
Eugene Czolij: Bucha is a wake-up call for more effective measures to support Ukraine
Images of dead civilians lying on the streets of Bucha, a suburb of Kyiv, with their hands tied behind their backs shocked the international community and shamed Putin’s apologists, including all those who had felt sympathy for the “young demoralized Russian soldiers” – as these atrocities were committed by Russian
Zelensky addresses US Congress: 'Right now, the destiny of our country is being decided'
"Today the Ukrainian people are defending not only Ukraine. We are fighting for the values of Europe and the world, sacrificing our lives in the name of the future."