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Ukraine downs Russian strategic bomber after airstrike kills eight, Kyiv says

Kyiv/Dnipro, Ukraine Reuters Ukraine shot down a Russian strategic bomber 300 kilometres from its border on Friday after the warplane took part in an airstrike that killed at least eight people, including two children, in the central Dnipropetrovsk region, Kyiv said. Missiles rained down on the city of Dnipro and the surrounding region in the […]

Ukraine seeks G7, NATO help for battered air defences

Capri, Italy Reuters Ukraine warned foreign ministers from the Group of Seven major powers on Thursday they had to change strategy if they wanted Kyiv to withstand increasingly destructive Russian air assaults. G7 ministers meeting on the island of Capri acknowledged the need to get more air defence systems to Ukraine and applauded Ukrainian Foreign […]

Russia launches largest missile attack on Kyiv in weeks

Kyiv, Ukraine Reuters Russia staged its largest missile attack in weeks on Kyiv and the surrounding region on Thursday, injuring at least 17 people and damaging schools, residential buildings and industrial facilities, officials said. The air force said its defences shot down all the inbound missiles that were fired after a 44-day pause in such […]

Ukraine welcomes Western allies’ air defence coalition

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy meets with German Defence Minister Boris Pistorius, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in Kyiv, Ukraine on 21st November, 2023

Reuters President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and his defence minister welcomed the formation by Ukraine’s Western allies on Thursday of a 20-nation “coalition” to boost air defences, seen as a key element in the country’s campaign against Russian forces. Zelenskiy said the group, one of several devoted to specific areas of Ukraine’s defence, was formed at a […]

Russia declares end of Ukraine mobilisation campaign, US sending more arms

Ukraine Mykolaiv mortar fire

Frontlines north iof Kherson, Ukraine Reuters Russia said on Friday it had finished calling up reservists to fight in Ukraine, having drafted hundreds of thousands in a month and sending more than a quarter of them already to the battlefield after a divisive mobilisation campaign that was its first since World War II. The United […]

Ukraine seeks more Western air defence help, NATO tightens security

Ukraine Kyiv destroyed car

Kyiv, UkraineReuters Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy continued his appeals to leaders of the Group of Seven nations on Tuesday for more air defence capabilities as the G7 vowed to support Kyiv for “as long as it takes.”  NATO said it was closely monitoring Russia’s nuclear forces following a string of Russian battlefield defeats in Ukraine […]

Kyiv rocked by blasts from Russian cruise missiles, Ukraine says

Ukraine Kyiv missile strikes

Kyiv, UkraineReuters Russia struck Ukraine’s capital Kyiv with missiles early on Sunday for the first time in more than a month, while Ukrainian officials said a counter-attack on the main battlefield in the east had retaken half of the city of Sievierodonetsk. Dark smoke could be seen from many miles away after the attack on […]