ukraine war

Ukraine hopes to swap steel mill fighters for Russian POWs

Ukrainian fighters extracted from the last bastion of resistance in Mariupol were taken to a former penal colony in enemy-controlled territory, and a top military official hoped they could be...

Zelensky opens Cannes Film Festival, links war and cinema

The 75th Cannes Film Festival kicked off Tuesday with an eye turned to Russia's war in Ukraine and a live satellite video address from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, who called on a new generation...

Finland, Sweden submit NATO membership application

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday that Finland, Sweden have officially applied to join the world’s biggest military alliance, a move driven by security concerns over Russia’s war in Ukraine.

US dog rescue group heads to Europe to save displaced Ukraine pets

The Florida-based Big Dog Ranch Rescue packed up and went to Eastern Europe to help displaced dogs from war-torn Ukraine find safe, loving homes.

Russia moves nuclear-capable missiles to border with Finland: report

Russia has reportedly moved missiles capable of firing nuclear warheads close to its border with Finland amid heightened threats over the latter's bid to join NATO.

Pregnant Ukrainian blogger got death threats after Russia accused her of being crisis actor

The woman pictured pregnant and covered in blood as she fled a blown-up maternity hospital revealed that she got bombarded with death threats after Russia accused her of being a...

Ukraine IDs Russian 'war criminal' soldier accused of gang-raping young girl

The Security Service of Ukraine accused Bulat Fassakhov, a Russian soldier, of taking part in the gang-rape of a young girl, after also raping a woman near Kyiv.

Putin rumored to have undergone new surgery amid health woes

Russian President Vladimir Putin reportedly underwent surgery to remove fluid from his abdomen amid mounting speculation that his health is in decline.

Biden to meet with Sweden, Finland leaders to boost Nordic NATO bid

President Biden will meet with the president of Finland and prime minister of Sweden later this week after both nations began the formal process of applying for NATO membership.

Ukraine mounts effort to rescue last fighters at steel mill

Hundreds of Ukrainian soldiers laid down their arms at the Azovstal steel works in Mariupol overnight, part of a negotiated end to a weeks-long stalemate at the Ukrainian Alamo.