Author: RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service

As Moscow struggles to achieve ‘minimal gains’ The Ukrainian military used modern Western-made artillery to strike and seriously damage a strategic bridge in Moscow-occupied southern Ukraine as Russia’s top diplomat warned that Moscow’s “geographical” objectives in the war had changed and now extend beyond the previously stated goal of occupying the eastern Donetsk and Luhansk...

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Russia’s military kept up its relentless artillery bombardment of civilian-populated areas as the death toll from fighting in the east and south of Ukraine continued to climb amid what Kyiv said were failed attempts by Russian forces to gain ground. Ihor Terekhov, the mayor of Kharkiv, said one of the most densely populated areas of...

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Ukrainian forces have struck at least three Russian military sites in southern Ukraine as they intensified their counteroffensive in the region, while Russia maintained its shelling of towns and cities in the east, south and center of the country. Among the bloodiest of the attacks on July 14, Ukrainians authorities reported that three missiles hit the historic town of Vinnytsia, 270 kilometers west of Kyiv, killing at least 12 people and injuring dozens more. President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called the attack “an open act of terrorism.” Meanwhile, on the diplomatic front, a breakthrough appeared to be near on July 14 in…

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Ukraine says its forces have forced Russian troops off of Snake Island in the Black Sea, a claim Russia denied with Moscow calling it a withdrawal of its forces as a “gesture of goodwill” to show the country isn’t impeding efforts to allow the export of agricultural products. The report came on June 30 as...

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelens-kyy has called for the United Nations to send a special representative or the secretary general to the site of a missile strike on a shopping mall in the city of Kremen-chuk. Mr. Zelenskyy said this would allow the U.N. to independently gather information and “see that this indeed was a Russian...

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Russian forces pounded the Donbas region in eastern Ukraine on June 22 as they sought to completely encircle the last pocket of Ukrainian resistance in the embattled cities of Lysychansk and Severo-donetsk in the Luhansk region. Serhiy Hayday, head of the military administration in Luhansk region, where the twin cities are located, said Ukrainian forces...

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Russian forces, backed by massive artillery power, pressed ahead with their offensive to completely encircle Ukraine’s last pocket of resistance in the Luhansk region as Kyiv announced the arrival of the first U.S. long-range weapons systems the outgunned Ukrainians have been waiting on for months. Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov said on June 23 that...

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All four European leaders who visited Ukraine on June 16 support “immediate” European Union candidate status for Ukraine, French President Emmanuel Macron said after a meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv. Mr. Macron, speaking at a joint news conference in Kyiv alongside the leaders of Germany, Italy and Romania, added that France would...

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Kyiv has defied a Moscow ultimatum to surrender Severodonetsk despite the Russians controlling most of the key eastern city as Western defense ministers gather in Brussels to decide on sending more heavy weapons to the outgunned and outnumbered Ukrainian forces. Russia has told Ukrainian defenders holed up in the Azot chemical plant in the city...

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All bridges out of the eastern Ukrainian city of Severodonetsk have been destroyed and conditions for people remaining in the city are “extremely difficult,” the military governor for the Luhansk region told RFE/RL. “All the bridges have been destroyed, so it is impossible to bring anything to the city today, unfortunately,” said Serhiy Hayday, adding...

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The battle for the eastern Ukrainian city of Severodonetsk could be decisive for the fate of the Donbas, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said, as Russian forces concentrated their artillery power on the strategically important industrial hub, forcing the Ukrainian defenders to retreat to the outskirts of the city. “According to the results of this day, the...

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Ukrainian forces have been pushed to the outskirts of the eastern city of Severodonetsk, the region’s governor said on June 8 as the Turkish and Russian foreign affairs ministers concluded talks in Ankara on a plan to open a sea corridor to allow exports of Ukrainian grain. Luhansk governor Serhiy Hayday said Ukrainian forces control...

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