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Russia Launches Massive Offensive in Eastern Ukraine

Ukraine confirmed on Monday that Russia has started a massive offensive to establish full control over the eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk. "We can now confirm that Russian troops have begun the battle for the Donbas, which they have...

Putin Provokes Russian Nationalist Fervor in Moscow Rally

Russian President Vladimir Putin stimulated the nationalist fervor of tens of thousands of Russians as he appeared in a Moscow rally on Friday hailing the "special operation" in Ukraine. Speaking in a rare public appearance at the Luzhniki stadium he...

Heavyweight Boxers Klitschko Brothers Vow to Fight for Ukraine

Heavyweight boxers the Klitschko brothers vowed to fight for Ukraine on Friday after the Russian invasion reached the capital of their country. Kyiv mayor Vitali Klitschko and his brother, Wladimir Klitschko, who had offered their services to their country at...

The History of Donbass’ Donetsk and Luhansk Regions

When Russian President Vladimir Putin officially recognized the independence of the regions of Donetsk and Luhansk, known together as the Donbas, in eastern Ukraine, it was yet another pivotal, wrenching moment in the long and turbulent history of the...

Ukraine Forces, Russia-Backed Rebels Exchange Fire

Ukraine's Army and Russia-backed rebels have accused each other of opening fire in separate incidents in the eastern part of Ukraine. Ukrainian defense officials have accused the rebels in Donbas of shelling a village in the Ukraine-controlled area. "The Russian occupation...