Russia-Ukraine live news: Donbas fully destroyed, says Zelenskyy | Russia-Ukraine war News

Russia-Ukraine live news: Donbas fully destroyed, says Zelenskyy | Russia-Ukraine war News

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says country’s eastern Donbas region has been “completely destroyed” by Russian forces. US President Joe Biden applauds Congress for approving a $40bn aid package for Ukraine. The Biden administration announces an additional $100m in security assistance to Kyiv, including artillery, radars and other equipment. Ex-Russian President Dmitry Medvedev declares the West … Read more

Captive medic’s bodycam shows firsthand horror of Mariupol

Captive medic’s bodycam shows firsthand horror of Mariupol

KHARKIV, Ukraine — A celebrated Ukrainian medic recorded her time in Mariupol on a data card no bigger than a thumbnail, smuggled out to the world in a tampon. Now, she is in Russian hands, and Mariupol itself is on the verge of falling. Yuliia Paievska, who as medic went by Taira, used a body … Read more

Finland and Sweden in NATO could bring mighty militaries to Russia’s front door

Finland and Sweden in NATO could bring mighty militaries to Russia’s front door

Data: Global Firepower Index; Table: Axios Visuals Sweden and Finland’s membership in NATO would integrate two of Europe’s most highly capable and modern militaries right on Russia’s doorstep, according to rankings and data from the Global Firepower Index. Why it matters: Sweden and Finland are seeking to join to obtain security guarantees from the world’s … Read more

Failure to open ports in Ukraine a “declaration of war” on global food security, says WFP chief

Failure to open ports in Ukraine a “declaration of war” on global food security, says WFP chief

A farmer wears a bulletproof vest during crop sowing which takes place 30 km from the front line in the Zaporizhzhia Region, southeastern Ukraine, on April 8. (Dmytro Smoliyenko/Ukrinform/Future Publishing/Getty Images) A failure to open closed ports in Ukraine to ship grains out will bring millions of people to the brink of starvation, said the … Read more

US reopens Ukraine embassy as tide turns against Russian invasion

US reopens Ukraine embassy as tide turns against Russian invasion

The State Department reopened the US embassy in Kyiv on Wednesday — more than three months after shutting down operations ahead of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement that Ukraine’s stunning initial success in fighting off Moscow’s drive at the capital allowed for the embassy to reopen. “Today … Read more