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Putin Says Russia Is Ready to Negotiate, but Ukraine Refuses

Russia is ready to negotiate over Ukraine but Kyiv and its Western backers had refused to engage in talks, President Putin told an interview.

US to Send Ukraine $1.85bn Military Aid Package and Patriot Missiles System

On Wednesday, President Joe Biden announced that Ukraine will receive a Patriot missile battery and up to $1.85 billion worth of military equipment and ammunition from the US. The announcement came amid Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's visit to Washington...

Russia Warns Greece Not to Send S-300 Missiles to Ukraine

Russia on Monday warned Greece that a potential delivery of Greece’s S-300 missile defense system to Ukraine would be considered "a very provocative move." The spokesperson of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said that the Russian armed forces will...

Russia Intensifies Bombing as Ukraine Braces for New Offensive

Russia fired 76 missiles and carried out drone attacks across Ukraine on Friday, officials said, striking the capital Kyiv and other cities as Kyiv says Putin is preparing a major offensive in the new year. Power was completely down in...

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Blasts Russia Church’s ‘Pan-Slavism’

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew blasted what he called the "pan-Slavism" of the Russian Church under the leadership of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow in a wide-ranging speech last week in Abu Dhabi. Speaking at the “World Policy Conference – For a Reasonably...

Ancient Greek City of Chersonesus in Crimea Founded 2,500 Years Ago

The UNESCO-listed city of Chersonesus (Greek: Χερσόνησος), located on the southwestern part of the Crimean peninsula—now part of Russia after its 2014 invasion of the area—was an ancient Greek colony founded approximately 2,500 years ago. Settlers from Heraclea Pontica in...

Germany to Declare the Holodomor in Soviet Ukraine a Genocide

Next week, the German government will vote on a resolution to recognize the Holodomor as a genocide. The Holodomor, known as the "Terror Famine" or "Great Famine" led to the starvation of millions of Ukrainians under the rule of...

Blackout in Ukraine as Russia Strikes Ukrainian Energy Grid

Satellite images captured on November 24 show vast tracts of Ukraine in almost complete darkness. The satellite imagery shows the impact of recent Russian missile strikes against the the beleaguered nation’s energy grid. On Wednesday, Russia launched a wave of...

Explosions Recorded at Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Plant in Ukraine

Powerful explosions were recorded at the Zaporizhzhia Russian-occupied nuclear power plant in Ukraine on Saturday night and on Sunday, shaking the area. According to the International Atomic Energy Agency, more than a dozen blasts from apparent shelling caused damage to...

Poland Missile Was Ukrainian Stray, Not Fired From Russia, NATO Says

NATO announced on Wednesday that the missile that hit Poland on Tuesday night was "most probably" a stray fired from Ukraine rather than from Russia as originally thought. Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said at a press conference that the blast...