The Ukrainian roundup

The Ukrainian roundup

May 21 (Reuters) - Russia pressed for control of Ukraine's Donbas region, claiming victory in the months-long battle for Mariupol's Azovstal steel plant and launching a major offensive on the remaining Ukrainian-held…
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The Ukrainian roundup

The Ukrainian roundup

May 20 (Reuters) - Ukraine's industrial Donbas region, the focus of recent Russian offensives, has been destroyed, President Zelenskiy said as some of the world's richest countries pledged to bolster Kyiv with…
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The Ukrainian roundup

The Ukrainian roundup

May 18 (Reuters) - Finland and Sweden formally applied to join NATO on Wednesday, prompted by Russia's invasion of Ukraine and triggering one of the most significant changes in Europe's security architecture…
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The Ukrainian roundup

The Ukrainian roundup

May 15 (Reuters) - A Ukrainian counteroffensive was underway near the Russian-held town of Izium, but its military said Russian forces were advancing elsewhere in the key Donbas region, Ukraine said.  FIGHTING,…
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The Ukrainian roundup

The Ukrainian roundup

May 13 (Reuters) - Ukrainian forces destroyed a pontoon bridge and parts of Russian armoured column as it tried to cross a river in the Donbas region, video footage released by Ukraine's…
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The Ukrainian roundup

The Ukrainian roundup

May 12 (Reuters) - Finland said on Thursday it would apply to join NATO "without delay", with Sweden expected to follow suit, suggesting Russia's invasion of Ukraine will bring about the very…
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The Ukrainian roundup

The Ukrainian roundup

May 11 (Reuters) - Flows of Russian gas to Europe through a transit point into Ukraine dried up on Wednesday, while Kyiv reported battlefield gains over invading Russian forces that could signal…
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The Ukrainian roundup

The Ukrainian roundup

May 6 (Reuters) - Ukraine said a new attempt was under way on Friday to evacuate scores of civilians trapped in a heavily bombed steel works in the city of Mariupol, after…
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The Ukrainian roundup

The Ukrainian roundup

May 5 (Reuters) - Civilians will need to be dug from bunkers under a steel works that is the last holdout of resistance in Ukraine's Mariupol, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said, after a…
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The Ukrainian roundup

The Ukrainian roundup

May 4 (Reuters) - The European Union's chief executive proposed a phased oil embargo on Russia, as well as sanctions on its top bank and a ban on Russian broadcasters, in its…
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The Ukrainian roundup

The Ukrainian roundup

May 1 (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi met Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in Kyiv, the latest show of support for Ukraine's fight against Russia by a senior Western…
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The Ukrainian roundup

The Ukrainian roundup

Ukraine acknowledged on Friday it was taking heavy losses in Russia's assault in the east but said Russian losses were even worse, as U.S. President Joe Biden called on Congress…
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The Ukrainian crisis roundup

The Ukrainian crisis roundup

April 27 (Reuters) - Russian energy giant Gazprom  said it had halted gas supplies to Bulgariaand Poland for failing to pay for gas in roubles, the Kremlin's toughest response yet to sanctions imposed…
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The Ukrainian crisis roundup

The Ukrainian crisis roundup

April 23 - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy warned late on Friday that Russia's invasion was just the beginning and Moscow has designs on countries beyond Ukraine, after a Russian commander said…
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The Ukrainian crisis roundup

The Ukrainian crisis roundup

April 22 (Reuters) - Russia pressed its new offensive in eastern Ukraine while in the port city of Mariupol, teams of volunteers collected corpses from the ruins after Moscow declared victory there…
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The Ukrainian crisis roundup

The Ukrainian crisis roundup

April 21 (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin claimed victory in the biggest battle of the Ukraine war on Thursday, declaring the port of Mariupol "liberated" after nearly two months of siege, despite…
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The Ukrainian crisis roundup

The Ukrainian crisis roundup

April 20 (Reuters) - Ukrainian officials said they hoped to get thousands of women and children out of the besieged southeastern city of Mariupol as Russia pressed ahead with a new offensive…
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The Ukrainian crisis roundup

The Ukrainian crisis roundup

April 17 (Reuters) - There were no signs of Ukrainian forces in Mariupol laying down their arms three hours after an 0300 GMT surrender ultimatum by Russia took effect in the strategic…
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The Ukrainian crisis roundup

The Ukrainian crisis roundup

Powerful explosions were heard in Kyiv early on Friday, and air raid sirens blared across Ukraine as residents braced for new Russian attacks after Moscow's lead warship in the Black…
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The Ukrainian crisis roundup

The Ukrainian crisis roundup

April 13 (Reuters) - Russia is beefing up its forces for a new assault on Ukraine's eastern Donbas region, setting the stage for a protracted battle that is certain to inflict heavy…
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The Ukrainian crisis roundup

The Ukrainian crisis roundup

April 9 (Reuters) - Ukraine called on civilians in the eastern Luhansk region to flee from Russian shelling after officials said more than 50 civilians trying to evacuate by rail from a…
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The Ukrainian crisis roundup

The Ukrainian crisis roundup

April 8 (Reuters) - More than 30 people were killed and over 100 wounded in a Russian rocket strike on a railway station packed with women, children and elderly evacuees in eastern…
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The Ukrainian crisis roundup

The Ukrainian crisis roundup

April 7 (Reuters) - Fearing a new offensive in the six-week-old war, Ukraine rushed to evacuate civilians as Russian forces pounded cities and towns in the east and south, and Kyiv called…
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The Ukrainian crisis roundup

The Ukrainian crisis roundup

April 6 (Reuters) - Artillery pounded key cities in Ukraine on Wednesday, as its president urged the West to act decisively in imposing new and tougher sanctions being readied against Russia in…
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