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Russia says more Ukrainian fighters have surrendered in Mariupol

Ukrainian soldiers, many of whom were wounded, moved to Russian-controlled towns The United States reopens the Kyiv embassy Ukraine says saboteurs targeted a Russian armored train Kyiv/MARIPOL, Ukraine, May 19 (Reuters) – Nearly 700 additional Ukrainian fighters have surrendered in Russia-controlled Mariupol, Moscow said, as it consolidated major gains in the south, while the United … Read more

Ukraine war pushes Brussels to break taboo with joint arms spending plan – POLITICO

Click play to listen to this article On Wednesday, the European Commission will roll out a plan under which it will take on a new defense leadership role by helping member states coordinate their increased military spending. The Russian invasion of Ukraine caused drastic changes in European defense policy, pushed Sweden and Finland toward NATO … Read more

Ukraine claims to have made battlefield successes in the northeast as the Russians retreat

Ukraine says its forces have moved across the Russian border Russia warns of consequences for Finland and Sweden NATO move NATO Secretary General says Russia’s attack will not be planned The situation is still difficult in the south RUSSKA LOZOVA (Ukraine/Kyiv) (Reuters) – Ukrainian forces in a counterattack against Russian forces in the country’s northeast … Read more

The battle for Ukraine’s Donbass region rages

Russian forces make some progress in Donbass – Ukrainian army Ukraine says it is in a state of attack near Izyum Finland’s president confirms candidacy for NATO membership The Russian Donbass Campaign Lost Its Momentum – British Army RUSSIA LOZova, Ukraine (Reuters) – Russia bombed positions in eastern Ukraine on Sunday as it sought to … Read more

Replenishing US arms supplies is an ‘urgent’ issue amid massive shipments to Ukraine

The United States is expected to double its military aid to Ukraine in the coming days as the Senate is expected to pass a bill giving Kyiv billions of additional weapons and military aid. But the sheer volume of US arms donations has sharply reduced its own supply — and analysts warn that it will … Read more

Occupation police beat mourners at the funeral of the slain Palestinian journalist

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli police officers accused Palestinian mourners who carried the coffin of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh on Friday before thousands led her coffin through Jerusalem’s Old City in a wave of grief and anger over her death. Gathering around Abu Aqla’s coffin, dozens of Palestinians, some of them waving Palestinian flags … Read more

Ukraine says it damaged a Russian ship and is seeking to evacuate injured Mariupol fighters

Ukraine says it damaged a Russian supply ship in the Black Sea Relatives of Mariupol fighters beg for their rescue Finland wants security after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine Sweden expected to follow suit in trying to join the alliance KHARKIV, Ukraine (Reuters) – Ukraine said it had damaged a Russian navy logistics ship near Snake … Read more

Gas supply crisis in Europe worsens after Russia imposes sanctions

Russia imposes sanctions on European companies affiliated with Gazprom The Polish operator of the Yamal-Europe division was also affected Germany loses 10 million cubic meters per day of gas supply Dutch gas prices closed 12% higher BERLIN (Reuters) – Pressure on Europe to secure alternative gas supplies increased on Thursday as Moscow imposed sanctions on … Read more

NATO welcomes Nordic members as Ukraine pushes Russian forces back

Finland expected to announce its attempt to join NATO Ukraine stops the main route for transporting Russian gas to Europe Russia imposes sanctions on Gazprom units in Europe and the United States Ukrainian forces seek to cut Russian supply lines on the battlefield Kyiv/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Finland is expected to announce on Thursday its intention … Read more

Partition and Delay – POLITICO

When it comes to refugees, the EU’s treatment of those fleeing the war in Ukraine is the exception – to a dark and deadly rule. Millions of Ukrainians who took refuge in the European Union received a very different welcome from those fleeing other conflicts, including the wars in Syria and Afghanistan, where some of … Read more