Biden Meets NATO Allies Seeking More Support for Ukraine

BRUSSELS—President Biden met with NATO leaders Thursday to agree on new measures to help Ukraine battle Russia’s invasion and address growing concerns Moscow might use chemical, biological or other unconventional weapons in its monthlong war. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s emergency summit is the first in a day-long string of gatherings Mr. Biden has planned … Read more

Russia’s Halting Progress in Attack on Ukraine Puts Focus on Resupply Efforts

KYIV, Ukraine—Russia appears to be preparing to reset its forces after more than three brutal weeks of combat and limited ground gains in its assault on Ukraine, while the situation in the embattled port city of Mariupol worsened. Ukraine’s military said early Sunday that Russian forces were largely busy replenishing losses in people and equipment … Read more

Ukrainian Forces Try to Hold Mariupol as Combat Reaches City Streets

KYIV, Ukraine—Fighting between Russian and Ukrainian forces has reached the streets of the port city of Mariupol, officials said Saturday, a strategic objective for Moscow as it attempts to open an overland corridor to the annexed region of Crimea and shift the momentum in its three-week-old invasion. During weekslong bombardment and attack, Ukrainians said they … Read more

Russia Bombards Kyiv as European Leaders Head to Ukraine’s Capital

KYIV, Ukraine—A delegation of European heads of state headed to Kyiv to meet with President Volodymyr Zelensky as Russia lobbed more missiles at the embattled Ukrainian capital amid heightened fighting in the city’s outskirts. One missile destroyed a building associated with an arms maker in central Kyiv in a predawn strike, blowing the windows out … Read more

U.S., Poland Look at Providing Soviet-Era Aircraft to Ukraine

The US is exploring a deal in which Poland would send Soviet-era aircraft to Ukraine in return for American F-16 jet fighters, US officials said Saturday, in the latest bid to help Ukraine respond to Russia’s invasion. The deal would require White House approval and congressional action, US officials said. The disclosure of a possible … Read more

February Hiring Strongest Since Summer; Unemployment Falls to Pandemic Low

The US economy posted the strongest job growth in seven months in February and the unemployment rate fell to the lowest level since the pandemic, signs of a strong labor market ahead of a pivotal Federal Reserve meeting. Employers added a seasonally adjusted 678,000 workers to their payrolls last month, the strongest gain since last … Read more

Russian Forces Advance in Southern Ukraine as Cease-Fire Talks End

KYIV, Ukraine—Moscow deepened its military offensive in southern Ukraine, penetrating the city of Kherson and pushing toward Zaporizhya, as Russian and Ukrainian negotiators agreed to establish “humanitarian corridors” to allow civilians to leave besieged cities. Negotiators, however, failed to reach any agreement on an overall cease-fire, and Russian President Vladimir Putin signaled that he is … Read more