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

Ukrainians Flee Mariupol as Russian Forces Push to Take Port City

ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine—The battle for the southern port city of Mariupol intensified Tuesday with fleeing civilians describing Russian and Ukrainian forces locked in street-by-street warfare through the city’s downtown as Moscow’s airstrikes gutted entire neighborhoods. Nearly a month after Russia invaded Ukraine, it is on the verge of taking Mariupol in what would be the first … Read more

Why would Russia use the Kinzhal in Ukraine?

A MiG-31K fighter jet with a Kinzhal hypersonic missile flies over Moscow’s Red Square during the Victory Day military parade in 2018. Sefa Karacan | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images Russia’s purported use of hypersonic missiles in Ukraine in recent days is not only a sign that the military could be resorting to using more … 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-Ukraine war updates for March 18, 2022

Zelenskyy calls for talks with Russia, says it’s time to restore Ukraine’s territorial integrity Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy makes a speech on evaluation the 22nd day of the Russia-Ukraine war during virtually addressing in Kyiv, Ukraine on March 17, 2022. Anadolu Agency | Getty Images Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has urged Russia to come to the table for … Read more

Survivors Rescued From Ukrainian Theater That Was Hit by Russian Airstrike

About 1,300 remained trapped in the basement of the theater, Lyudmyla Denisova said. She said it was difficult to be certain of the number of survivors and she declined to confirm any casualties. “We hope that they will be alive but as of now we have no information about them,” she said during a local … Read more

Desperation Mounts for Ukrainians in Mariupol as Russia Tries to Capture Key City

LVIV, Ukraine—Rescuers dug through the debris of a bombed theater in Mariupol where hundreds of Ukrainian civilians had sought shelter as Russian forces continued to shell the southern port city and other urban areas across the country. The entrance to a bomb shelter under the theater in Mariupol was blocked when the building partially collapsed … Read more

How much can — and will — China help Russia as its economy crumbles?

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin (R) shakes hands with his China’s counterpart Xi Jinping during a signing ceremony following the Russian-Chinese talks on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok on September 11, 2018. Sergei Chriikov | AFP | Getty Images Sanctions, asset freezes and withdrawals of international companies are hammering the Russian economy … 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