Author: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

The United States has announced additional rounds of weapons for Ukraine valued at around $1 billion as Ukraine presses the West to deliver more military aid in the face of a Russian offensive in the eastern Donbas region. U.S. President Joe Biden said he informed Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy that the United States would provide the assistance, including additional artillery and coastal-defense weapons, as well as ammunition for artillery and advanced rocket systems. “We also remain committed to supporting the Ukrainian people whose lives have been ripped apart by this war,” Mr. Biden said in a statement, saying that he…

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The actress Angelina Jolie has made an unexpected visit to the western Ukrainian city of Lviv. Ms. Jolie met with orphaned and displaced children, including several who evacuated from Mariupol, Ukraine, as Russia continued its attack. She also met with doctors and volunteers caring for the children. “The purpose of Angelina’s visit is to bear witness to the human impact of the conflict, and to support the civilian population,” her spokesman said. The actress praised Ukrainians for their “resilience and courage and dignity.” The impact the war is having on a generation of Ukrainian children is devastating to see,” she…

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United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has decried the “absurdity” of Moscow’s war in Ukraine as Russia steps up its large-scale offensive in the east more than two months after it invaded its neighbor. The U.N. chief, who arrived in Kyiv on April 28 following talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow the day...

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U.S. President Joe Biden has approved $800 million in new military assistance for Ukraine to fight Russia, including helicopters, artillery, ammunition and other weapons. Mr. Biden announced the new package of aid on April 13 after a call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. “This new package of assistance will contain many of the highly effective weapons systems we have already provided and new capabilities tailored to the wider assault we expect Russia to launch in eastern Ukraine,” Mr. Biden said in a statement. The United States will continue to facilitate the transfer of weapons from allies and partners around the…

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U.S. President Joe Biden has approved $800 million in new military assistance for Ukraine to fight Russia, including helicopters, artillery, ammunition and other weapons. Mr. Biden announced the new package of aid on April 13 after a call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. “This new package of assistance will contain many of the highly effective weapons systems we have already provided and new capabilities tailored to the wider assault we expect Russia to launch in eastern Ukraine,” Mr. Biden said in a statement. The United States will continue to facilitate the transfer of weapons from allies and partners around the…

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The presidents of Poland and all three Baltic states visited the town of Borodyanka, northwest of Kyiv, on April 13 in a show of support for Ukraine. Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda said the town was “permeated with pain and suffering” after civilians were murdered and tortured there and residential homes and other civilian infrastructure were bombed. “It is hard to believe that such war atrocities could be perpetrated in 21st-century Europe, but that is the reality. This is a war we must win,” Mr. Nauseda said in a statement. Mr. Nauseda also posted a photo of all four presidents with…

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Ukrainian Foreign Affairs Minister Dmytro Kuleba has called on North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) members to provide Kyiv with all the weapons it needs in its battle with Russian forces as Vladimir Putin’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine entered its seventh week. “My agenda is very simple. It has only three items on it. Its weapons,...

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The United Nations General Assembly has voted to suspend Russia from the Human Rights Council over reports of “gross and systematic violations and abuses of human rights” by invading Russian troops in Ukraine. The resolution received 93 votes in favor, 24 against and 58 abstentions. The U.S.-initiated resolution adopted by the 193-member General Assembly expres­sed...

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Russia has continued shelling and launching missile strikes in Ukraine’s northern city of Chernihiv despite pledging it would reduce military activity around the area as Ukraine’s military dismissed the Russian promises and braced for further heavy fighting in the east. In an overnight video address, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Ukraine was seeing a build-up...

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U.S. President Joe Biden says President Vladimir Putin miscalculated Western resolve before launching Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine and didn’t think Western countries would remain unified in their use of sanctions and support for arming Ukrainian forces. Mr. Biden told reporters at a news conference in Brussels that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine had built greater...

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The United Nations General Assembly has adopted a nonbinding resolution demanding the protection of civilians and civilian infrastructure in Ukraine and an immediate halt to the war. The resolution, approved on March 24 at U.N. headquarters in New York, was favored by 140 countries in the 193-member assembly. Four countries – Syria, Belarus, North Korea...

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The mayor of the besieged Ukrainian city of Mariupol says more than 1,000 people were sheltering in a theater that was hit by a Russian air strike on March 16, leaving many civilians trapped and an unknown number of casualties. Mayor Vadym Boichenko posted the information on his Telegram channel early on March 17, calling...

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