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 […]
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 […]
Students and transit workers joined a walkout that started at oil refineries. The unrest is a growing problem for President Emmanuel Macron, whose government was already embattled in Parliament.
The International Atomic Energy Agency chief said he had discussed the “increasingly difficult and challenging work conditions” at the plant during meetings with Russian and Ukrainian officials.
Russia’s barrage of missile attacks this week has not changed the course of the ground war, though its forces are on the offensive in one area of the east.
Ukraine has been pushing a counteroffensive in the Kherson region, but Russia had been preparing for weeks and there was no indication of a mass withdrawal.
Both sides are preparing for a protracted war, but Ukraine has an incentive to counterattack this fall, before the rainy season.