Since Moscow’s troops and tanks rolled into Ukraine in February, the war has seen many twists and turns.
Moscow wants to capture the city to give a ‘success story' to its public after a string of battlefield losses
Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says the situation “remains very difficult” in several frontline cities in eastern Ukraine's Donetsk and Luhansk provinces.
Russian President Putin acknowledges that his army could be fighting in Ukraine for a long time, but for now there will be no second call-up of soldiers, as conflict enters its 287th day.
Ukraine appears to expose Russian air defence gaps with long-range strikes as fighting enters its 286th day and attention turns to use of drones in the conflict between the European neighbours.
To help Ukraine's 43 million people maintain their resolve in fighting — now on its 280th day — NATO allies are considering sending Patriot missiles, angering Russia, and boosting provisions of blankets, generators and other basic necessities.
Iran has acknowledged for the first time that it supplied Russia with drones, insisting the transfer came before the war in Ukraine that enters its 255th day.
The Russian Defence Ministry cited an alleged Ukrainian drone attack on Saturday against Russia’s Black Sea Fleet ships moored off the coast of occupied Crimea as the reason for the move.
Russia says reservists have been called up, with Moscow fighting to turn the tide after defeats in Ukraine have left the key southern city of Kherson in Kiev's sights, as the conflict continues onto its 247th day.
Ukrainian troops are holding out against repeated attacks near two key towns in the eastern Donbass region, President Zelenskyy says, describing the Russian tactics as "crazy," as fighting enters its 246th day.
Russian authorities, who initially dismissed talk of evacuating Kherson, sharply changed course this week, warning that the city could come under massive Ukrainian shelling and encouraging residents to leave.
The mayor’s office in a key eastern Ukrainian city controlled by pro-Kremlin separatists was struck by rockets, Russian state agencies report, as fighting enters its 235th day.
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