KYIV, Ukraine, Feb 18: Ukraine withdrew troops from the besieged eastern stronghold of Avdiivka to save the lives of its soldiers, President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Saturday, handing Russia its biggest symbolic victory since May.

KATHMANDU, Feb 16: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) has announced that Russia will compensate the families of Nepalis who joined the Russian Army and lost their lives in the war against Ukraine.

A Russian military transport plane crashed Wednesday in a border region near Ukraine, and Moscow accused Kyiv of shooting it down, saying all 74 people aboard were killed, including 65 Ukrainian prisoners of war headed for a swap. Russia offered no evidence and Ukraine didn’t immediately confirm or deny it.

Shelling in the center of the Russian border city of Belgorod Saturday killed 21 people, including three children, local officials reported.

DANG, Dec 11: Pratik Pun from Tulsipur Sub-metropolitan City-19 Bijauri, Dang, who had gone to Russia on a student visa, was tempted to join the Russian army for financial benefits. After spending two months in Moscow, Pratik's desire to become a citizen of Russia along with the desire to earn money led him to join the Russian army. Finally, participating in the war between Ukraine and Russia, he was captured by the Ukrainian army.

KATHMANDU, Dec 7: The identity of another Nepali Prisoner of War (POW) in Ukraine has been revealed.

KATHMANDU, Dec 6: The identity of a Nepali prisoner of war (POW) in Ukraine has been revealed.

KATHMANDU, Dec 4: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) officially confirmed on Monday the deaths of six Nepali nationals who were fighting alongside the Russian army in Ukraine.

ILAM, Nov 30: Yankila Sherpa of Ilam Municipality-9 was shocked when she received unexpected information from her ward office. She looked at her seven-year-old son's face. She said, “No, I did not believe the news that was said to have been received through the Department of Consular Services.”

BRUSSELS, Nov 27: NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Monday that Ukraine was still inflicting major losses on Russia, despite Kyiv not managing to regain captured territory.

KIEV, Nov. 18: Ukraine will build a "dry port" in the western Zakarpattia region to boost grain exports to the European Union (EU), local authorities said Thursday.

CHERNIHIV, Ukraine, Aug 20: A Russian missile strike on Ukraine's northern city of Chernihiv killed at least five people and wounded dozens on Saturday, authorities said, hours after President Vladimir Putin met Moscow's top army commanders.

Chairman Oli says Nepal should have stayed neutral instead of casting vote in favor of Ukraine in the UN forums.

KYIV, UKRAINE, July 21: Ukrainian forces are using United States-supplied cluster munitions on the battlefield, the White House said, as Kyiv seeks momentum in its grinding counteroffensive. Washington provided the weapons to Ukraine for the first time earlier this month as Kyiv attempts to dislodge entrenched Russian forces and retake land lost in the early months of Moscow's invasion last year.

BRUSSELS: Nearly 50,000 Russian men have died in the war in Ukraine, according to the first independent statistical analysis of Russia’s war dead.

KYIV, Ukraine: Ukrainian authorities on Wednesday arrested a man they accused of helping Russia direct a missile strike that killed at least 11 people, including three teenagers, at a popular pizza restaurant in eastern Ukraine.

The greatest challenge to Russian President Vladimir Putin in his more than two decades in power fizzled out relatively peacefully Saturday after the rebellious mercenary commander who ordered his troops to march on Moscow abruptly reached a deal with the Kremlin to go into exile and sounded the retreat.

June 24: President Vladimir Putin vowed Saturday to defend Russia against an armed rebellion by mercenary chief Yevgeny Prigozhin, who led his troops out of Ukraine and into a key city south of Moscow.

The owner of the Wagner private military contractor made his most direct challenge to the Kremlin yet on Friday, calling for an armed rebellion aimed at ousting Russia’s defense minister. The security services reacted immediately by calling for the arrest of Yevgeny Prigozhin.

UKRAINE, April 4: Ukraine has received the first tranche of USD 2.7 billion from a new International Monetary Fund (IMF) EEF program, CNN reported quoting Ukrainian Finance Minister Sergii Marchenko.

We live in an age of great power competition, and extreme volatility. The unprecedented rise of China began geopolitical realignments in different parts of the globe. The process was further accelerated by the outbreak of Covid- 19 pandemic, war in Ukraine and other multiple crises raising several questions on the US-led existing liberal international order, a new global order in the post-Cold War that is struggling to be born in place of the old order, and the multipolar world.

After more than a year of fighting, it is clear that neither side in the Russia-Ukraine war can win on the battlefield. A negotiated ceasefire is the only way out of the current military deadlock, and it must happen before Russia and China cement a strategic axis that weakens the West and leaves Taiwan more vulnerable than ever.

WASHINGTON: Russia threatened to escalate attacks in Ukraine after the British government announced it would provide a type of munition to Ukraine that Moscow falsely claims has nuclear components.

HELSINKI, March 21: For the sixth year running, Finland was named the world's happiest country in an annual UN-sponsored index Monday that saw acts of kindness grow in Ukraine despite the Russian invasion.

MOSCOW, March 21: Xi Jinping hailed his landmark visit to Moscow Monday as giving "new momentum" to Chinese-Russian ties ahead of talks with Vladimir Putin on Beijing's proposals to stop the fighting in Ukraine.

STOCKHOLM, March 14: Arms imports into Europe almost doubled in 2022, driven by massive shipments to Ukraine, which has become the world's third-largest destination, researchers said Monday.

KYIV, Ukraine, Russia unleashed a missile barrage targeting energy infrastructure across Ukraine early Thursday, hitting residential buildings and killing at least six people in the largest such attack in three weeks, officials said.

TALLINN, March 6 : Estonians go to the polls on Sunday to elect a new parliament in a vote that could bolster far-right nationalists, who have campaigned on opposing further arms deliveries to Ukraine.

Last week, US President Joe Biden made an unannounced trip to Ukraine and subsequently announced a considerable aid amount to Ukraine in its war against Russia, while Russian President Vladimir Putin vowed his commitment to protect Russian security by “ramping up nuclear capabilities” while marking the first anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

KYIV, Feb 25: Ukraine honored its dead and vowed to keep fighting on Friday while Russia told the world to accept "the realities" of its war but faced new Western sanctions on the invasion's anniversary.

Nepal and a Year of Russia-Ukraine War

February 25, 2023 07:50 am

Friday marks the first anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, a tragic event that has had a profound impact not just on Ukraine and its people but also on the international community. As a nation that believes in the rule-based international order, Nepal has consistently stood against any form of aggression towards sovereign countries.

WASHINGTON DC, Feb 24: Nepal has voted in favour of the United Nations (UN) non-binding resolution that condemns Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The resolution calls for Russia to end its hostilities in its neighbour and withdraw its forces from Ukraine.

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 22: Russia has urged U.N. states to vote against an "unbalanced and anti-Russian" move at the General Assembly by Ukraine and others to mark one year since Moscow invaded, as China said on Tuesday it could release a "position paper" on the war within days.

KYIV, Nov 27: Ninety years ago, millions perished in Ukraine in a manmade famine under Joseph Stalin that many in the country call genocide. For Ganna Pertchuk, the current Russian invasion is a case of history repeating itself.

KYIV, Nov 23: Russia launched fresh missile strikes across Ukraine on Wednesday, hitting at least one critical infrastructure in Kyiv as explosions were reportedly heard in several parts of the country.

Ukrainians brace for bleak winter

November 22, 2022 20:46 pm

KYIV, Nov 22: Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has appealed to Ukrainians to conserve energy amid relentless Russian strikes that have already halved the country's power capacity. According to Reuters, the United Nations' health body has warned of a humanitarian disaster in Ukraine this winter.

KHERSON, Ukraine/ANKARA Nov 15: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Monday visited Kherson, the biggest prize his troops have won so far, vowing to press on until Kyiv reclaims control of all its occupied territory.

MYKOLAIV, Ukraine, Nov 13: Ukrainian police officers and TV and radio services returned Saturday to the southern city of Kherson following the withdrawal of Russian troops, part of fast but cautious efforts to make the only regional capital captured by Moscow’s forces livable after more than eight months under occupation.

WASHINGTON, Nov 9: The US on Tuesday (local time) said that India should decrease its dependence on Russia and reiterated that the US is committed to working with India on its transition away from Russia.

WASHINGTON, Nov 6: A train crossed from North Korea into Russia on Friday, two days after the United States said it had information indicating Pyongyang is covertly supplying Russia with artillery shells for its war in Ukraine, a Washington think tank said, citing commercial satellite imagery.

KYIV, Nov 4: A Russian-installed occupation official in southern Ukraine said on Thursday Moscow was likely to pull its troops from the west bank of the Dnipro River, signalling a huge retreat that, if confirmed, would be a major turning point in the war.

KYIV/MYKOLAIV, Ukraine, Nov 2: Russia ordered civilians to leave a swath of Ukraine along the eastern bank of the Dnipro River, a major extension of an evacuation order that Kyiv says amounts to the forced depopulation of occupied territory.

KYIV, Ukraine, Nov 1: A massive barrage of Russian cruise missile and drone strikes hit critical infrastructure in Kyiv, Kharkiv and other Ukrainian cities on Monday morning, knocking out water and power supplies in apparent retaliation for what Moscow alleged was a Ukrainian attack on its Black Sea Fleet.

KYIV, Oct 31:  Twelve ships carrying grain left Ukrainian ports on Monday despite Russia having abandoned a U.N.-backed deal to guarantee exports from the war zone, suggesting Moscow had stopped short of reimposing a blockade that might have caused world hunger.

KYIV, Ukraine, Oct 31: U.S. President Joe Biden has warned that global hunger could increase because of Russia’s suspension of a U.N.-brokered deal to allow safe passage for ships carrying Ukrainian grain.

ZDVYZHIVKA, Ukraine, Oct 27: Even by the standards of the important military officers who came and went in this tiny village, the man walking behind the Kamaz truck stood out.

WASHINGTON, Oct 26: The United States is considering sending older HAWK air defense equipment from storage to Ukraine to help it defend against Russian drone and cruise missile attacks, two U.S. officials told Reuters.

KYIV, Oct 21: Ukrainians endured power curbs including the first blackouts imposed by grid authorities since the war began on Thursday to allow the repair of infrastructure destroyed by Russian air strikes as Kyiv's forces pressed on towards the city of Kherson.

KIVSHARIVKA, Ukraine, Oct 19: Nine-year-old Artem Panchenko helps his grandmother stoke a smoky fire in a makeshift outdoor kitchen beside their nearly abandoned apartment block. The light is falling fast and they need to eat before the setting sun plunges their home into cold and darkness.

KYIV/WASHINGTON, Oct 18: The United States will hold Russia accountable for "war crimes", the White House said on Monday, hours after Russia attacked Ukrainian cities with drones during morning rush hour, killing at least four people in an apartment building in Kyiv.