Ammunition inside a Ukrainian self-propelled howitzer near Kreminna, Ukraine, last week.Credit…Nicole Tung for The New York Times BRUSSELS — A number of countries announced new military aid packages for Ukraine on Thursday, the day before their defense ministers are to gather at Ramstein Air Base in Germany to coordinate their help for Ukraine. The meeting […]
BERLIN — Within hours of being sworn into office, Germany’s new defense minister will be expected to hold talks with the U.S. defense secretary. A day later, he will represent Germany’s armed forces at a meeting with European allies awaiting critical decisions on the war in Ukraine. That would not be an easy first week […]
BRUSSELS — Ukraine is redoubling its pleas for more advanced weapons like tanks and air defense missiles in a pivotal week of diplomacy involving its American and European allies, as they debate how best to help Kyiv’s forces take the battlefield initiative ahead of an expected new Russian offensive. Ukraine’s new push began in earnest […]
The PMC Wagner Center, which is associated with the founder of the Wagner Group, in St. Petersburg, Russia.Credit…Olga Maltseva/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images It has been a remarkable transformation. Nearly a year since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the head of Russia’s largest mercenary group, who had long denied ties to the military, has become in […]
Emergency personnel responding to the site of a strike in Kyiv, Ukraine, on Wednesday.Credit…Andrew Kravchenko/Associated Press KYIV, Ukraine — A barrage of Russian missiles hit Ukraine on Wednesday, killing at least 10 people and leaving Kyiv and other cities without power, in what appeared to be one of the most damaging attacks in weeks. The […]
Berlin sent the first of four sophisticated missile systems to help Ukraine counter Russian airstrikes. Defense officials from more than 50 countries were discussing how to speed weapons to Kyiv in response to Moscow’s deadly missile barrage.