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Ukrainian Troops Surrendering at Mariupol Registered as POWs

KYIV, Ukraine — The fate of hundreds of Ukrainian fighters who surrendered after holding out against punishing attacks on Mariupol’s steel factory hung in the balance Thursday, amid international fear..


The Ukrainian Musicians Fighting Russia Through Song

When Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky appeared in a recorded video before the tuxedoed glitterati gathered in Las Vegas for the Grammy Awards ceremony in April, he spoke of how the brutality Rus..


Finland and Sweden Joining NATO Is the Latest Example of Putin Miscalculating the Ukraine War

That distant boom you heard last week was Vladimir Putin’s head exploding as he heard the news of a formal request from both Finland and Sweden to join NATO. These are two highly capable and professio..


The Vatican Foreign Minister’s Visit to Ukraine Highlights the Delicate Position of the Catholic Church

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican’s foreign minister, Archbishop Paul Gallagher, is heading to Kyiv this week as the Holy See seeks to balance its concern for Ukrainians with its efforts to keep open a chann..


Ukraine Says Mission at Mariupol Steel Plant Is Complete

KYIV, Ukraine — The regiment that doggedly defended a steel mill as Ukraine’s last stronghold in the port city of Mariupol completed its mission Monday after more than 260 fighters, including some bad..


Mitch McConnell and GOP Senators Meet President Zelensky in Surprise Kyiv Stop

WASHINGTON — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell and a delegation of GOP senators met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv during an unannounced visit Saturday, delivering the late..


‘I Can’t Say No to Mothers in Need.’ The Foreign Women Joining Ukraine’s Fight Against Russia

Sandra Anderson Eira doesn’t go short of appreciation. Fighting on the front line in Ukraine, the 35-year-old says locals have given her chocolate, roses, and even pairs of socks.

“There have also be..


What Life Is Like For Ukrainian Refugees Living on a Cold-War Era Gunboat

Julia Martyshkina did not expect to find herself living under the sea. But when she fled Ukraine on the first day of war, she did not expect much. As the sound of explosions on Feb. 24 sent her heart ..


The History Behind Victory Day in Russia

Victory Day is always a big holiday in Russia: It marks the Soviet Union’s victory over Nazi Germany in World War II, a conflict during which more than 8 million Soviet soldiers died.

But this year, ..


Russia’s War on Ukraine Is a Threat to Press Freedom, Report Says

Journalism is coming under increasingly intense pressure in Ukraine, exacerbated by the war, as press freedom remains restricted in well over two thirds of the world, according to Reporters Without Bo..