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.
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.
KYIV, Ukraine, March 26: Kyiv said its forces were "managing to stabilise" the situation around Bakhmut, a now-destroyed city in eastern Ukraine that has seen the longest battle of the Russian invasion.
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.
It has been a year since the Russia-Ukraine war. The war is still going on and shows no signs of stopping. Thousands have already died, injured and maimed, thousands of houses and structures have been destroyed. This war has not brought benefits to anyone, nor will it in the future. No one wins this war and war is not a solution. So it is better to sit on the negotiation table to solve the problem and establish peace.
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.
KHROMOVE, (Ukraine), March 6: Pressure from Russian forces mounted Saturday on Ukrainians hunkered down in Bakhmut, as residents attempted to flee with help from troops who Western analysts say may be preparing to withdraw from the key eastern stronghold.
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.
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.
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.
FRONTLINE WEST OF KHERSON, Ukraine/KYIV, Nov 5: Russian President Vladimir Putin publicly endorsed the evacuation of civilians from parts of Ukraine's southern Kherson region on Friday, the latest sign of Russia's retreat in one of the most bitterly contested areas in Ukraine.
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.
ASTANA, Oct 15: Russia should be finished calling up reservists in two weeks, President Vladimir Putin said on Friday, promising an end to a divisive mobilization that has seen hundreds of thousands of men summoned to fight in Ukraine and huge numbers flee the country.
SAMARKAND, Uzbekistan, Sept 17: President Vladimir Putin on Friday brushed off a lightning Ukrainian counter-offensive with a smile but warned that Russia would respond more forcefully if its troops were put under further pressure.
Aug 21: The daughter of an ultra-nationalist Russian ideologue who advocates Russia absorbing Ukraine was killed in a suspected car bomb attack outside Moscow, Russian state investigators said on Sunday.
KYIV, July 23: The United States promised more military support for Ukraine, including drones, and is doing preliminary work on whether to send fighter aircraft, as fighting raged on in the east of the country five months into Russia's invasion.
May 26: Russia launched a fresh assault on Ukrainian-held twin cities in the battlefield Donbas region, threatening to close off the last main escape route for civilians trapped in the path of the advance. read more
POKROVSK, Ukraine, May 21: Russia claimed to have captured Mariupol on Friday in what would be its biggest victory yet in its war with Ukraine, after a nearly three-month siege that reduced much of the strategic port city to a smoking ruin, with over 20,000 civilians feared dead.
KYIV, May 7: Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said diplomatic efforts were underway to save the remaining fighters holed up inside the Azovstal steelworks in the city of Mariupol, as more civilians were evacuated from the bombed-out plant.
The Russian invasion of Ukraine is being compared to the Italian invasion of Ethiopia. Indeed, if Cambodia, Rwanda, Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen and now Ukraine are to keep repeating, where then is the value of the UN?
KYIV, April 29: Russia killed a journalist from the U.S.-backed broadcaster Radio Liberty in a missile attack on Kyiv during a visit to the Ukrainian capital by the secretary-general of the United Nations, the broadcaster said on Friday.
BRUSSELS, April 23: Climate change campaigners held a wave of protests for Earth Day on Friday, pushing demands such as an immediate halt to European imports of Russian oil and gas, and an end to building fossil fuel infrastructure.
KYIV, Ukraine, April 17: Russian forces accelerated scattered attacks on Kyiv, western Ukraine and beyond Saturday in an explosive reminder to Ukrainians and their Western supporters that the whole country remains under threat despite Moscow’s pivot toward mounting a new offensive in the east.
KYIV, Ukraine, April 16: The bodies of more than 900 civilians have been discovered in the region surrounding the Ukrainian capital following Russia’s withdrawal — most of them fatally shot, police said Friday, an indication that many people were “simply executed.
KYIV, Ukraine, April 15: The flagship of Russia’s Black Sea fleet, a guided-missile cruiser that became a potent target of Ukrainian defiance in the opening days of the war, sank Thursday after it was heavily damaged in the latest setback for Moscow’s invasion.
IRPIN, Ukraine, April 1: Russia allowed gas to keep flowing to Europe on Friday despite a deadline for buyers to pay in roubles or be cut off, and peace talks resumed, with Moscow saying it would respond to a Ukrainian offer.
KIEV, March 31: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Wednesday that he has discussed support for Ukraine with U.S. President Joe Biden. "Talked about specific defensive support, a new package of enhanced sanctions, macro-financial and humanitarian aid," Zelensky tweeted after the talks.
BUCHA/LVIV, Ukraine, March 26: Moscow signalled on Friday it was scaling back its ambitions in Ukraine to focus on territory claimed by Russian-backed separatists in the East as Ukrainian forces went on the offensive to recapture towns outside the capital Kyiv.
LVIV, Ukraine, March 25: Ukrainian troops are recapturing towns east of the capital Kyiv and Russian forces who had been trying to sieze the city are falling back on their overextended supply lines, Britain said on Friday.
LVIV/KHARKIV, Ukraine/ BRUSSELS, March 24: Ukraine's leader called for solidarity on Thursday, a month since Russia's invasion began, warning he would see who sells out at summits in Europe where bolstering sanctions and NATO is planned but restrictions on energy could prove divisive.
KYIV/LVIV, Ukraine, March 19: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy called on Saturday for comprehensive peace talks with Moscow to stop its invasion of his homeland, warning it would otherwise take Russia "several generations" to recover from losses suffered in the war.
March 19: Russian President Vladimir Putin appeared at a huge flag-waving rally at a packed Moscow stadium Friday and lavished praise on his troops fighting in Ukraine, three weeks into the invasion that has led to heavier-than-expected Russian losses on the battlefield and increasingly authoritarian rule at home.
KYIV/LVIV, Ukraine, March 19: Russia said its forces were "tightening the noose" around the besieged Ukrainian port of Mariupol on Friday and concern grew over mass civilian casualties as the United States again warned China against aiding Moscow in its invasion.
KYIV/LVIV, Ukraine, March 18: Russia fired missiles at an airport near Lviv on Friday, a city where hundreds of thousands of refugees are sheltering far from Ukraine's battlefields, as Moscow tries to regain the initiative in its stalled campaign against Ukraine.
LVIV, Ukraine, March 15: The United States warned China against providing military or financial help to Moscow after its invasion of Ukraine, as sanctions on Russian political and business leaders mounted and civilians sought to flee intense fighting on the ground.
MARIUPOL, Ukraine, March 14: A pregnant woman and her baby have died after Russia bombed the maternity hospital where she was meant to give birth, The Associated Press has learned. Images of the woman being rushed to an ambulance on a stretcher had circled the world, epitomizing the horror of an attack on humanity’s most innocent.
LVIV, Ukraine, March 12: Ukraine was at a turning point in the war with Russian forces appearing to be regroup for a possible assault on Kyiv, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said, as the United States imposed new sanctions on senior Kremlin officials and Russian oligarchs.
LVIV, Ukraine, March 12: Russia widened its offensive in Ukraine on Friday, striking airfields in the west and a major industrial city in the east, while the huge armored column that had been stalled for over a week outside Kyiv appeared to have spread out near the capital.
MARIUPOL, Ukraine, March 11: Russian strikes hit near airports Friday in the western Ukrainian cities of Ivano-Frankiivsk and Lutsk, far from Russia’s main offensive, possibly indicating a new direction in the war.
As Russia’s war on Ukraine entered Day 10, Russian President Vladimir Putin warned that Ukrainian statehood is in jeopardy and pinned the blame for the war on Ukrainian leadership. Meanwhile, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy urged Ukrainians to resist and made a “desperate plea” to U.S. Senators on Saturday to help his country get more planes. The plea comes as Russian forces continued to batter strategic locations with missiles and artillery and after NATO’s refusal to impose a no-fly zone.
LVIV, Ukraine/KYIV, March 5: Russia blocked Facebook and some other websites on Friday and passed a law that gave Moscow much stronger powers to crack down on independent journalism, prompting the BBC, Bloomberg and other foreign media to suspend reporting in the country.
KATHMANDU, March 2: As many as 302 Nepalis affected by the Russia-Ukraine conflict have reached safe destinations. Addressing a meeting of the High Level Committee on Assistance and Rescue of Nepalis Affected by Russia-Ukraine Conflict Tuesday evening, Nepali Ambassador to Germany, Ram Kaji Khadka said that Nepalis have so far reached Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Moldova from Ukraine in search of a safe place.
Feb 26: As Russian forces moved deeper into Ukraine on Friday, sports bodies moved quickly to strip Russia of events, with St Petersburg losing the Champions League final while the Formula One Grand Prix will not be held in Sochi.