How far are Ukraine and Russia from the negotiations? | War news between Russia and Ukraine

Over the past week, Ukrainian and Russian officials have issued several public statements expressing their willingness to resume dialogue, blaming each other for delaying a possible negotiated settlement after nearly nine months of fighting. But experts have said the prospect of meaningful conversations remains a long way off. Ukraine, they say, will try to make … Read more

Ukrainian troops enter Kherson after Russian retreat | War news between Russia and Ukraine

Kherson residents celebrated as Ukrainian troops recaptured the city after Russia withdrew its troops from the western bank of the Dnieper River. On Friday, the withdrawal was completed at 5 a.m. Moscow time (02:00 GMT), and not a single military unit was left behind, Russian news agencies quoted the Defense Ministry as saying. However, Ukraine … Read more

Kiev soldiers reach the center of the city of Kherson

sSouth Korea has reportedly signed a confidential deal to send artillery shells to Ukraine for the first time via the United States, in a move that may bring Seoul into conflict with Pyongyang and Moscow. writes Nicola Smith, the Telegraph’s Asia correspondent. Under the agreement, reported by the Wall Street Journal, the US will purchase … Read more

US buys South Korean howitzer rounds to send to Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — The US will buy 100,000 rounds of howitzer artillery from South Korean manufacturers to deliver to Ukraine, a US official said Thursday in a deal the two governments have been working on for some time. The deal comes as Ukrainian leaders push for more weapons and aid to capitalize on a counter-offensive … Read more

IMF and Bangladesh reach preliminary deal for $4.5 billion loan | Business and economic news

Rising energy and food prices, fueled by the war between Russia and Ukraine, and dwindling forex reserves have hit Bangladesh. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has tentatively approved a $4.5 billion bailout program to Bangladesh, with the country’s finance minister saying the deal would help prevent economic instability from escalating into crisis. Bangladesh’s economy, worth … Read more

EU ‘will find it hard to look Ukraine in the eye’ after failing to provide aid

Kiev is struggling to fill a massive basic services black hole and cover its budget deficit during Russia’s brutal invasion. The International Monetary Fund estimates that Ukraine needs between €3 billion and €4 billion in foreign aid per month for its public services alone. “We expect the next payment of two and a half billion … Read more

Turkey demands that Sweden take concrete steps ahead of NATO approval | War news between Russia and Ukraine

Ankara demands that Sweden and Finland extradite Kurdish rebels before lifting a veto on their membership bids. Ankara has conveyed its request to Sweden to work to counter “terrorism” threats before approving the country’s application to join NATO, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said. “We understand their security concerns and we want Sweden to … Read more

‘Hundreds’ of Russians are killed daily as Donetsk is ‘strewn with bodies’

The towns of Bakhmut and Avdiivka outside Donetsk have suffered the worst fighting on the frontline, with officials describing the appalling conditions for the civilians residing there. At least three people were killed in the region on Monday, the Donetsk governor said on Tuesday. Many of the dead and prisoners in eastern Ukraine appear to … Read more

North Korea rejects claims of arms shipments to Russia | War news between Russia and Ukraine

Arms sales are said to be indicative of deepening ties between the two isolated countries as Pyongyang prepares for a nuclear test. North Korea has rejected the United States’ claims that it is covertly shipping weapons to Russia for its war in Ukraine, saying it has never sold weapons to Moscow and has no intention … Read more

Russia has ‘nothing to say’ over reported US de-escalation talks | War news between Russia and Ukraine

The Kremlin has declined to comment on media reports suggesting high-level talks have taken place between the US and Russia. The Kremlin has declined to comment on a Wall Street Journal report alleging that the United States held secret talks with top Russian officials about preventing further escalation in the war in Ukraine. According to … Read more