Volodymyr Zelensky

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Biden Makes Ill-Timed Gaffe on World Stage

He introduces Ukraine's Zelensky as 'President Putin' before catching himself

(Newser) - A few weeks ago, the gaffe might not have drawn much attention. But with the world's focus on President Biden's performance at the NATO summit, Biden misspoke in a headline-making way Thursday while introducing Ukraine leader Volodymyr Zelensky during a NATO speech:
  • "Now, I want to hand

Biden Forcefully Tells NATO Ukraine Will Defeat Russia

President announces nations will send embattled ally air defense systems

(Newser) - "Russia is failing," President Biden told NATO leaders on Tuesday. "The war will end with Ukraine remaining a free and independent country." The assessments came in an address kicking off a summit in Washington that marks the alliance's 75th anniversary. "Biden's words were...

G7 Nations to Ukraine's Rescue? A $50B Deal Is in the Works

G7 nations have reportedly agreed to loan money to Ukraine, with Russian assets as collateral

(Newser) - As Ukraine continues to plead for aid in its fight against Russia , Group of Seven negotiators have struck a "provisional" agreement to lend Kyiv about $50 billion, reports Bloomberg . Profits from about $280 billion of frozen Russian assets would be used as collateral for the loan, which would start...

Biden Apologizes to Zelensky
Biden Apologizes to Zelensky

Biden Apologizes to Zelensky

He says 'very conservative members' held up package of military aid to Ukraine

(Newser) - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky thanked President Biden for America's support in his country's fight against Russia—and Biden apologized for the six-month delay to the latest military aid package. "I apologize for the weeks of not knowing what's going to pass in terms of funding because...

Zelensky: Ukraine Has 'Combat Control' in Kharkiv

President says his forces have wrested back control of areas that Russia had entered this month

(Newser) - Ukrainian forces have secured "combat control" of areas where Russian troops entered the northeastern Kharkiv region earlier this month, President Volodymyr Zelensky said. Meanwhile, two people were killed Saturday in an aerial attack on the city of Kharkiv, which is the region's capital, according to local officials. Kharkiv...

Sources: Putin Wants a Ceasefire, but With Strings

Russian leader is said to want to keep all territories under his current control, sources tell Reuters

(Newser) - Vladimir Putin insists that Russia is ready to keep fighting in Ukraine, but he's reportedly also amenable to "freeze the war" there—with one big condition. Russian sources tell Reuters that their leader is prepared to negotiate a ceasefire, but one recognizing that territory currently under Russian control...

Zelensky Dismisses Putin Nuke Threats: 'Loves His Own Life'

Ukrainian president talks to 'NYT' on Russia, NATO support, and what he plans to do after the war

(Newser) - There's no sign that Russia's two-year-plus invasion into Ukraine will end anytime soon, partly because Ukraine is now in a "critical time," with "its army in retreat and a new package of American arms yet to arrive in sufficient quantities," reports the New York ...

Russia Captures Villages as Ukrainians Flee
Ukrainians Flee as Villages
in Northeast Fall

Ukrainians Flee as Villages in Northeast Fall

Zelensky pleads for delivery of promised military aid

(Newser) - The Russian Defense Ministry said Saturday that its forces have captured five villages as part of a renewed ground assault in northeastern Ukraine. Ukrainian officials haven't officially confirmed whether Russian had taken the villages, which lie in a contested "gray zone" on the border of Ukraine's Kharkiv...

2 Ukrainian Colonels Accused in Plot to Kill Zelensky

They were allegedly recruited by Russia

(Newser) - Two of Volodymyr Zelensky's own colonels are accused of joining a Russian plot to assassinate him. Multiple assassination plots have surfaced previously, but the BBC notes this one stands apart because of the military officers involved. They were allegedly working with Russia's FSB—successor to the KGB—and...

Poland: We Stopped Plot to Kill Zelensky

Worker at Polish airport accused of conspiring with Russian agents

(Newser) - A Polish man has been arrested on allegations that he was trying to help Russia assassinate Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky, prosecutors in Poland said Thursday. The man, identified only as Pawel K., allegedly planned to pass on security information about Poland's Rzeszow-Jasionka airport, which is near the Ukraine border...

In Ukraine, a 'New Attempt at Terror' by Russia

Blast rocks Odesa during a visit by Zelensky and Greece's prime minister

(Newser) - The sound of a large explosion reverberated around the Ukrainian port of Odesa as President Volodymyr Zelensky and Greece's prime minister ended a tour of the war-ravaged southern city Wednesday. Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said the delegations were getting into their vehicles when they heard the blast, which...

Zelensky Gives Rare Update on Death Toll Among Troops

President says 31,000 of his nation's troops have been killed in Russian invasion

(Newser) - In the first public revelation of his nation's losses, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Sunday that at least 31,000 troops have been killed fighting off the Russian invasion. Tens of thousands of civilians in occupied areas also have died, he said. Ukraine has been secretive about casualties in...

2 Years Later, Ukraine's Troops Are 'Sitting Here With Nothing'

Zelensky welcomes Western leaders to mark anniversary of Russian invasion

(Newser) - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky welcomed Western leaders to Kyiv on Saturday to mark the second anniversary of Russia's full-scale invasion, as Ukrainian forces run low on ammunition and weapons, and foreign aid hangs in the balance. Zelensky posted a video from the Hostomel Airport, along with Italian Premier Giorgia...

After City Falls, Biden Criticizes Congress to Zelensky

Troops defending Avdiivka had to ration ammunition, White House says

(Newser) - Hours after the loss of an eastern Ukrainian city, President Biden told the nation's leader that Congress' failure to approve military aid is to blame. "Ukraine's military was forced to withdraw from Avdiivka after Ukrainian soldiers had to ration ammunition due to dwindling supplies as a result...

As Russia Makes 'Major Gain,' a Warning From Zelensky

Ukraine president says 'artificial deficit' of weapons could give Russia too much breathing room

(Newser) - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky warned allies on Saturday that an "artificial deficit" of arms for his country risks giving Russia breathing space, highlighting the need for artillery and long-range weapons after his military chief said he was withdrawing troops from the eastern city of Avdiivka, "the first major...

Ukraine Says It Shot Down 40 of 45 Russian Drones
Russia Sends
45 Drones
Into Ukraine

Russia Sends 45 Drones Into Ukraine

Zelensky makes more changes in military leadership

(Newser) - Russian forces launched 45 drones over Ukraine on Sunday in a 5½-hour barrage, officials said, as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky continued the reshuffle of his war cabinet at the beginning of war's third year. The Ukrainian air force said it had shot down 40 of the Iranian-made Shahed...

Zelensky Signals Strategic Shift in War Is Coming

Ukraine leader replaces his top general amid stalemate with Russia

(Newser) - Ukraine's president replaced his top general Thursday in a shake-up aimed at reigniting momentum in the deadlocked war with Russia. After days of speculation that change was coming, President Volodymyr Zelensky said on social media that he was thankful for the service of the outgoing Gen. Valerii Zaluzhnyi—a...

Russian Plane Crashes With 65 Ukrainian POWs Aboard

They were being moved to the border region for a prisoner exchange, Russia said

(Newser) - A military transport plane that Russia said was carrying 65 Ukrainian prisoners of war crashed Wednesday morning in a Russian region near Ukraine, and a local governor wrote on Telegram there were no survivors. The AP reports a total of 74 people were said to be aboard. Russia's foreign...

Zelensky Slams Trump Claims on Russian War: 'Very Dangerous'

Ukraine leader is nervous of possible return to WH for Trump, who said he could stop war in 24 hours

(Newser) - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said he was worried by the prospect of Donald Trump returning to the White House, branding Trump's claim that he could stop Ukraine's war with Russia in 24 hours as "very dangerous." In an interview with the UK's Channel 4 News...

Ukraine Says It Was Hit by Biggest Barrage of the War

Kyiv says Russia fired 122 missiles, 36 drones

(Newser) - Russia launched 122 missiles and 36 drones against Ukrainian targets, officials said Friday, killing at least 18 civilians across the country in what an air force official said was the biggest aerial barrage of the 22-month war. The Ukrainian air force intercepted 87 of the missiles and 27 of the...

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