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Ukraine war latest: Ukraine signs long-term security agreement with Netherlands

Ukraine war latest: Ukraine signs long-term security agreement with Netherlands

Key developments on March 1: * Rutte signs Dutch-Ukrainian long-term security agreement in Kharkiv * Military: Ukraine partially retakes ground near Avdiivka while Russia pushes toward Chasiv Yar * Defense Ministry: Ukraine downs 13 Russian aircraft in February * Russian proxy says air defense active in occupied Crimea amid reported explosions * WSJ: Russia's peace

Ukraine war latest: Ukraine withdraws from 2 more villages near Avdiivka, downs 2 Russian warplanes in single day

Ukraine war latest: Ukraine withdraws from 2 more villages near Avdiivka, downs 2 Russian warplanes in single day

by The Kyiv Independent news desk

Key developments on Feb. 27: * Military: Ukraine withdraws from Stepove and Severne villages near Avdiivka * Air Force: Ukraine downs 2 Russian Su-34 planes in single day * Ukraine reports heavy battles in Bakhmut direction as Russia pulls in reserves * NATO members say they are not considering sending troops to Ukraine * Macron

Ukraine war latest: Ukraine withdraws from Lastochkyne, Syrskyi prepares two war plans contingent on US aid

Ukraine war latest: Ukraine withdraws from Lastochkyne, Syrskyi prepares two war plans contingent on US aid

by The Kyiv Independent news desk

Key developments on Feb. 26: * Military: Ukraine withdraws from Lastochkyne near Avdiivka * Syrskyi drawing up two war plans contingent on US aid, Zelensky says * Scholz again rules out Germany's delivery of long-range Taurus missiles * Kuleba calls for Europe to suspend ammunition sales to third countries * Military intelligence: Russia plans to

Ukraine war latest: 31,000 Ukrainian soldiers, 180,000 Russians killed in war, says Zelensky

Ukraine war latest: 31,000 Ukrainian soldiers, 180,000 Russians killed in war, says Zelensky

Key developments on Feb. 24-25: * Zelensky: 31,000 Ukrainian soldiers killed in Russia's war * Western allies reaffirm support for Ukraine on 2nd anniversary of full-scale invasion * Yermak: Ukraine could invite Russia to global peace summit in future * Budanov: Russia's goals for 2024 same as previous two years * Umerov: 'Corruption during

Ukraine war latest: Ukrainian military says strike kills around 60 Russian soldiers in occupied Kherson Oblast

Ukraine war latest: Ukrainian military says strike kills around 60 Russian soldiers in occupied Kherson Oblast

by The Kyiv Independent news desk

Key developments on Feb. 22: * Military: Ukrainian strike in occupied Kherson Oblast kills around 60 Russian soldiers * US State Department: 'We do not believe Putin has advantage in the war' * SBU: Russian strikes with North Korean missiles have killed 24 civilians in Ukraine * Denmark signs 10-year security agreement with Ukraine,

Ukraine war latest: BBC reports Ukrainian HIMARS strike in occupied Donetsk Oblast kills dozens of Russian troops

Ukraine war latest: BBC reports Ukrainian HIMARS strike in occupied Donetsk Oblast kills dozens of Russian troops

by The Kyiv Independent news desk

Key updates on Feb. 21: * BBC reports Ukrainian HIMARS strike in occupied Donetsk Oblast kills dozens of Russian troops * Reuters: Iran supplies 'hundreds of ballistic missiles' to Russia * Russia used 2 Zircon hypersonic missiles in Feb. 7 attack, expert says * Report: North Korean missiles used by Russia against Ukraine contain

Ukraine war latest: Russian troops killed wounded Ukrainian soldiers in Avdiivka after promising to evacuate them, military says

Ukraine war latest: Russian troops killed wounded Ukrainian soldiers in Avdiivka after promising to evacuate them, military says

by The Kyiv Independent news desk

Key developments on Feb. 19: * Military: Russian troops killed wounded Ukrainian soldiers in Avdiivka after promising to evacuate them * Commander: Some units of 3rd Assault Brigade were 'completely surrounded' in Avdiivka but managed to escape * NBC: Biden administration considering supplying Ukraine with long-range ATACMS missiles * Air Force: Ukraine shoots down

Ukraine war latest: Ukraine says it repelled Russian offensive in Zaporizhzhia Oblast

Ukraine war latest: Ukraine says it repelled Russian offensive in Zaporizhzhia Oblast

by The Kyiv Independent news desk

Key developments on Feb. 17-18: * Ukraine says it repelled Russian offensive in Zaporizhzhia Oblast * ISW: Russia could replicate Avdiivka's capture tactics if West continues to delay aid * Kuleba meets with Chinese FM in Munich * Russian missile attack on Kramatorsk, Sloviansk kills civilians Ukrainian forces defeated a Russian offensive in Zaporizhzhia

Ukraine war latest: US Senate passes Ukraine aid bill, House speaker signals desire to obstruct passage

Ukraine war latest: US Senate passes Ukraine aid bill, House speaker signals desire to obstruct passage

by The Kyiv Independent news desk

Key developments on Feb. 13 * Syrskyi: Ukraine shifts to defense to drain Russian troops * US Senate passes $60 billion in aid for Ukraine, but bill faces uphill battle in Republican-led House * Military: Ukraine reinforcing Avdiivka as Russia continues its offensive * Military intelligence: Russia reportedly buying Starlink in 'Arab countries' * Dnipro

Ukraine war latest: Russia stops using 'human wave' attacks in Avdiivka, deploys small assault groups instead, commander says

Ukraine war latest: Russia stops using 'human wave' attacks in Avdiivka, deploys small assault groups instead, commander says

Key developments on Feb. 12: * Russia stops using 'human wave' attacks in Avdiivka, instead deploys small assault groups, says commander * IMF delegation, vice-president of German parliament arrive in Kyiv * Military intelligence says Iran and Hezbollah train Russian drone operators in Syria * Minister: Ukraine will produce thousands of long-range drones in

Ukraine war latest: Ukraine to create separate military branch dedicated to drones

Ukraine war latest: Ukraine to create separate military branch dedicated to drones

by The Kyiv Independent news desk

Key developments on Feb. 6: * Zelensky: Ukrainian military to create separate branch dedicated to drones * SBU uncovers alleged Russian spy network, including Ukrainian intelligence officers * Russian media: Output of Russian oil refineries drops by 4% following drone attacks * Defense Ministry: Ukrainian special forces capture Russian equipment from Black Sea drilling

Ukraine war latest: Reshuffling Ukrainian army leadership is up to Zelensky, Sullivan says

Ukraine war latest: Reshuffling Ukrainian army leadership is up to Zelensky, Sullivan says

Key developments on Feb. 3-4: * Military intelligence reports assassination attempt on Russian military pilot * Reshuffling Ukrainian army leadership is up to Zelensky, Sullivan says * Budanov: Ukraine sunk Russian corvette on Feb. 1 with 6 naval drones * Zelensky, Syrskyi visit front-line troops * Military: Russian sabotage group fought off near border in

Ukraine war latest: EU leaders agree to $54 billion funding for Kyiv; Russian ship sunk near occupied Crimea

Ukraine war latest: EU leaders agree to $54 billion funding for Kyiv; Russian ship sunk near occupied Crimea

by The Kyiv Independent news desk

Key developments on Feb. 1: * All 27 EU leaders agree on 50 billion euro ($54 billion) aid package for Ukraine * Military intelligence: Russian missile ship sunk off occupied Crimea. * Foreign volunteers killed by Russian attack in Kherson * White House won't discuss separating aid to Ukraine from security bill * China cautions

Ukraine war latest: 207 Ukrainian POWs return home; Ukraine says Russian airbase in Crimea struck

Ukraine war latest: 207 Ukrainian POWs return home; Ukraine says Russian airbase in Crimea struck

by The Kyiv Independent news desk

Key developments on Jan. 31: * Zelensky: 207 Ukrainian prisoners return home from Russian captivity, almost half of them Mariupol defenders * Ukrainian commander says Russian airbase in Crimea hit in attack * Military intelligence confirms Russia used North Korean shells in Ukraine * Germany hands over IRIS-T anti-air missiles, armored vehicles, other equipment

Ukraine war latest: Cabinet of Ministers submits updated draft law on mobilization to parliament

Ukraine war latest: Cabinet of Ministers submits updated draft law on mobilization to parliament

by The Kyiv Independent news desk

Key updates on Jan. 30: * Cabinet of Ministers submits updated draft law on mobilization to parliament * Military intelligence: Russia shows no intent to return bodies of POWs allegedly on crashed Il-76 * Official: Russia launches 5 attacks with chemical weapons on southeastern front lines in past day * Businessman, law enforcement officers

Ukraine war latest: Kyiv denies Russia captured village in Kharkiv Oblast

Ukraine war latest: Kyiv denies Russia captured village in Kharkiv Oblast

Key developments on Jan. 29: * Ukraine refutes Russia captured Tabaivka village near Kupiansk * Contradicting reports point at dismissal of Zaluzhnyi as top commander; Zelensky's office denies it * Hungarian foreign minister arrives for bilateral meeting in Ukraine * Netherlands allocates $132 million in new military aid funding package for Ukraine * US inspectors

Ukraine war latest: Kyiv would win faster if allowed to hit deep inside Russia with Western weapons, Navy commander says

Ukraine war latest: Kyiv would win faster if allowed to hit deep inside Russia with Western weapons, Navy commander says

by The Kyiv Independent news desk

Key developments on Jan. 28: * Sky News: Ukrainian Navy Commander signals Kyiv would win faster if there's permission to fire Western weapons deep inside Russia * Germany's finance minister says Europe must do more to support Ukraine * Washington Post: Russia aims to create new world order via alliance with China * SBU

Ukraine war latest: Russia blocks international commission from investigating Il-76 crash, Ukraine says

Ukraine war latest: Russia blocks international commission from investigating Il-76 crash, Ukraine says

by The Kyiv Independent news desk

Key developments on Jan. 26: * Military intelligence: Russia currently refuses international commission to investigate Il-76 plane crash * Bloomberg: Putin signals openness to peace talks, US is skeptical * Prosecutor’s Office: Russian shelling of Donetsk Oblast town kills woman * Ukraine retrieves bodies of 77 fallen soldiers Russia has not passed on

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