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Ukraine Wins Candidate Status in Bid for EU Membership

Ukraine has been given candidate status for membership into the EU, putting the war-torn country on a path for approval that could take years. European Union leaders voted without opposition on Thursday, moving the country one step closer to its...

US Astronaut’s ISS Return, Courtesy of Russia, Hangs in Balance: NASA

US astronaut Mark Vande Hei is slated to share a ride back from the International Space Station (ISS) aboard Russia's Soyuz capsule later this month, despite tensions over the war in Ukraine, NASA said on Monday. Russia-US cooperation aboard the...

NATO Chief Tells Putin to “Stop This War” as Military Alliance Strengthens

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to “immediately” stop the war in Ukraine, adding that efforts to undermine the alliance had failed. “President Putin must stop this war immediately (and) engage in diplomacy in...

Nearly Three Million Ukrainian Refugees After Russian Invasion: UN

The number of Ukrainian refugees fleeing the country after the Russian invasion approached three million on Tuesday, the United Nations said. Data from the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) suggests about 2.95 million people have left Ukraine thus far. The UNHCR...

Russia Asked China for Ukraine Military Assistance, US Officials Say

Russia asked China for military support as well as economic assistance for its invasion of Ukraine, CNN reported on Sunday. The requests came after the invasion occurred, with one official declining to detail the Chinese reaction but indicated that they...

Letter “Z” Becomes a Symbol of Russia in Ukraine Invasion

Over the weekend, Russian gymnast Ivan Kuliak's decision to wear the "Z" symbol while on the World Cup podium, a symbol which is linked to support for Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, grew global attention. The symbol has...

Russia Ignores Ceasefire for Civilian Evacuation in Mariupol, Ukraine says

Russia and Ukraine agreed to a temporary ceasefire in the cities of Mariupol and Volnovakha so that civilians can leave safely.

Is Ukraine’s Zelensky an Unlikely Leonidas Facing Onslaught?

Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky rejects the notion that he is similar to King Leonidas of the Spartans, who faced down the Persians at the Battle of Thermopylae in the year 480 BC. "I don't want Ukraine's history to be a...

Ukrainian President Zelensky Survives Three Assassination Attempts

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has now survived three different assassination attempts, according to a new report in the Times of London. Assassins have attempted to kill the valiant, defiant Ukrainian leader using a variety of means since since Russia invaded...

No Guarantee There Will Be No Conflict With NATO, Russia Says

A senior official in Russia's government warned that military support given to Ukraine from countries that are part of NATO threatened to bring about conflict with the US and its allies in Europe after the invasion of Ukraine. On Monday,...