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 […]
Chancellor Olaf Scholz of Germany meeting with troops in front of a Leopard 2 tank in Ostenholz, Germany, in October.Credit…Ronny Hartmann/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images As Ukraine redoubles its pleas for more advanced weapons during what could be a pivotal week of diplomacy, pressure is mounting on Germany to authorize the export to Ukraine of […]
WASHINGTON — President Volodymyr Zelensky’s triumphant visit to Washington ended with promises of billions more in U.S. support for Ukraine, but not what he wanted most: American battle tanks, fighter jets and long-range precision missiles. The United States has repeatedly said there are weapons it will not send to Ukraine to battle Russia’s invading forces. […]
More than three dozen people have been killed since Russia intensified strikes against civilian areas on Monday, according to Ukrainian officials.
The country’s leader, Kim Jong-un, has inspected a recent flurry of missile tests, vowing to increase — and never give up — his nuclear weapons.
The newly announced U.S. shipment of weaponry includes armored vehicles that can clear minefields ahead of major ground movements. Russia said it foiled Ukraine’s attempts this week to strike Crimea.