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

Biden, Western allies gather at tense moment in Ukraine war

BRUSSELS (AP) — As the war in Ukraine grinds into a second month, US President Joe Biden and Western allies are gathering to chart a path to ramp up pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin while tending to the economic and security fallout that’s spreading across Europe and the world. Over the course of Thursday, … 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 pushes war in Ukraine close to U.S. NATO allies’ border with airstrikes near Poland as talks continue

Kyiv — A Russian airstrike on a residential building in Ukraine‘s capital city killed at least one person and wounded several others on Monday. Russia insists it doesn’t target civilians, but its forces have intensified their attacks on urban areas since Vladimir Putin ordered the invasion of Ukraine on February 24. Another round of direct … Read more

Russian Missiles Strike Ukrainian Military Training Base Near Polish Border

A Russian airstrike killed 35 people at a Ukrainian military training center about 10 miles from the Polish border early Sunday, one day after Moscow warned the West that it would consider arms deliveries to Ukraine as legitimate targets. Eight missiles hit the facility at Yavoriv, ​​a base where until last month the US National … Read more

U.S. Stocks Mixed After Putin Claims Progress in Ukraine Talks

US stocks wobbled Friday and oil prices advanced, extending a volatile stretch for markets as investors assessed developments from the war in Ukraine. The blue-chip Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 97 points, or 0.3%, in afternoon trading. The S&P 500 was down about 0.2%, while the Nasdaq Composite fell about 1%. Stock futures had turned … Read more

US strikes harder at Putin, banning all Russian oil imports

WASHINGTON (AP) — Striking harder at Russia’s economy, President Joe Biden on Tuesday ordered a ban on Russian oil imports in retaliation for Vladimir Putin’s onslaught in Ukraine. The major trade action, responding to the pleas of Ukraine’s embattled leader, thrust the US out front as Western nations seek to halt Putin’s invasion. Americans will … Read more

Russia sets cease-fire for evacuations but battles continue

LVIV, Ukraine — Russia announced yet another limited cease-fire and the establishment of safe corridors to allow civilians to flee some besieged Ukrainian cities Monday. But the evacuation routes led mostly to Russia and its ally Belarus, drawing withering criticism from Ukraine and others. Ukrainian officials accused Moscow of resorting to “medieval siege” tactics in … Read more

Zelensky calls for no-fly zone and harsher sanctions on Russia in Zoom meeting with US lawmakers

CNN — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky told US lawmakers Saturday his country urgently needs more assistance from the US, including the establishment of a no-fly zone over Ukraine, as it fights against Russia’s invasion. During an hourlong Zoom meeting Saturday morning with members of Congress, Zelensky thanked the US for the support it has delivered … Read more