Ukraine shoots down seventh Russian fighter jet in a week

Ukraine shoots down seventh Russian fighter jet in a week

Ukraine’s armed forces have shot down seven Russian fighter jets in the space of a week, according to Kyiv’s military. The commander of Ukraine’s air force, Lieutenant General Mykola Oleshchuk, said in a statement on Wednesday that Kyiv had destroyed an Su-34 fighter-bomber. Russian Sukhoi Su-35S fighter aircraft, Su-34 military fighter jets and Su-30SM jet … Read more

China responds to possible US sanctions for helping Russia’s Ukraine war

China responds to possible US sanctions for helping Russia’s Ukraine war

China blasted the “long-arm jurisdiction” of the U.S. in response to news Congress is weighing sanctions over alleged Chinese assistance to Russia. “We follow an objective and impartial position on the Ukraine crisis and have worked actively to promote peace talks,” said Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Mao Ning at a press conference on Tuesday. “We … Read more

NATO chief notes “dilemma” in supplying F-16s to Ukraine

NATO chief notes “dilemma” in supplying F-16s to Ukraine

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday that it’s unclear when Ukraine will receive its long-awaited F-16 fighter jets, saying that Western allies are working hard to get Kyiv’s pilots up-to-speed on the modern aircraft. “It’s impossible to say exactly when because it’s a dilemma,” Stoltenberg told Radio Liberty. “We all want the F-16s to … Read more

Supporting Ukraine and Israel Will Help Deter Aggression Around the World

Supporting Ukraine and Israel Will Help Deter Aggression Around the World

The U.S. Senate voted 70-29 last week to approve more than $95 billion in assistance to Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan. The bill’s fate in the House of Representatives remains uncertain. As our representatives in Congress contemplate next steps, it is worth surveying the increasingly connected threats Americans and our allies confront. Americans tend to miss … Read more

Russia’s ambassador reveals where Ukraine peace talks stand two years on

Russia’s ambassador reveals where Ukraine peace talks stand two years on

Russia’s top envoy to the United States revealed to Newsweek where Moscow stands in seeking to achieve a peace agreement in the war in Ukraine ahead of the second anniversary of the devastating conflict. “We are adamant: sooner or later peaceful agreements will be achieved against the efforts of the Kiev regime patrons,” Russian Ambassador … Read more

Russia loses military kit worth “millions” in Ukraine drone strike

Russia loses military kit worth “millions” in Ukraine drone strike

Russia lost military equipment worth “millions” in a Ukrainian drone strike that targeted a warehouse in Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk region, Telegram channels reported on Tuesday. Ukraine’s Bulava strike unit destroyed two Russian T-72 tanks, S-60 anti-aircraft guns, a BMP-3 Russian infantry fighting vehicle, Ural-4320 off-road vehicles, and a rare BMPT, also known as the “Terminator,” … Read more

Two years after the Russian invasion, land mines plague one-third of Ukraine

Two years after the Russian invasion, land mines plague one-third of Ukraine

WASHINGTON — Two years after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the country has become one of the most mine-littered nations on the planet. Eleven of Ukraine’s 27 regions are strewn with mines, according to Human Rights Watch. All told, about 30% of Ukraine’s territory is infested with land mines, an area roughly equivalent to the state of … Read more

Ukraine war map shows latest Russian advances

Ukraine war map shows latest Russian advances

Offensive operations by Russian forces around Avdiivka have slowed significantly following their capture, it has been reported, with a map showing the current state of play in Ukraine’s Donetsk oblast. Following months of fierce fighting that have seen huge Russian losses, Ukraine announced that it had retreated from Avdiivka. Russian media touted its biggest gain … Read more

Russian pilot who defected to Ukraine found shot to death

Russian pilot who defected to Ukraine found shot to death

A Russian helicopter pilot who defected to Ukraine last year has been found dead in southeastern Spain, according to Ukrainian and Spanish media reports. Maxim Kuzminov, who piloted a Russian Mi-8 helicopter into Ukrainian territory in August 2023, was discovered in an underground parking lot in the town of Villajoyosa, close to the Spanish port … Read more

Joe Biden criticizes House Republicans over Ukraine aid

Joe Biden criticizes House Republicans over Ukraine aid

President Joe Biden criticized House republicans on Monday over opposition to additional aid to Ukraine. As the second anniversary of Russia launching its full-scale invasion of Ukraine approaches this month, U.S. support for additional Ukrainian aid is dwindling among Republicans in Congress. The Senate passed a $95.34-billion foreign aid package last week which includes $61 … Read more