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

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

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

Kamala Harris to meet with Poland’s President after US rejects Polish proposal to get jets to Ukraine

CNN — Vice President Kamala Harris is scheduled to meet with Polish President Andrzej Duda in Warsaw on Thursday, where she’s tasked with smoothing over a relationship with a key ally after the US rejected Poland’s surprise proposal to facilitate the transfer of its Soviet-era fighter jets to Ukraine. Harris’ meeting with the hard-right nationalist … 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

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

No Radiation Leaks Reported After Russians Take Ukrainian Nuclear Plant

KYIV, Ukraine—Russian shelling in southern Ukraine sparked a fire at Europe’s largest nuclear power plant before Russian troops took control of the area, according to local authorities and international observers, raising fears that Moscow’s increasingly indiscriminate war could cause a global environmental disaster. The fire, extinguished Friday morning, erupted at the Zaporizhzhia power plant’s training … Read more

Biden’s message to Americans worried about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: ‘We are going to be OK’

CNN — President Joe Biden sent a message of empathy to the American people worried about the effects that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine may have on gas prices and other everyday goods that have already been getting more expensive. Speaking to political leaders in Washington, Biden started his State of the Union address by sending … Read more

Ukraine, Russia Fail to Agree on Cease-Fire, as Moscow Shelling Kills Civilians

KYIV, Ukraine—Talks between Russia and Ukraine on a potential cease-fire ended with no deal on Monday as Moscow intensified its assault, killing at least 10 civilians in a shelling attack on residential neighborhoods in the eastern city of Kharkiv and pursuing efforts to seize the capital, Kyiv. Ukrainian and Russian negotiators, who met in Belarus … Read more