The men were found guilty of firing rockets indiscriminately toward civilian areas in Ukraine’s second war crimes trial since Moscow’s attempt at a full-scale invasion began in February.
Brutal fighting in Ukraine’s east is a battle for lives and land, but it pivots on rail lines. Train transport is vital to Russia’s conquest, starting with the dense track networks of Donbas region.
The bloc’s agreed-to embargo would exempt imports via pipeline and mark a sixth sanctions package.
Across Ukraine, farmers are navigating mines, traversing bombed bridges and risking dangerous maneuvers at overworked ports to circumvent a Russian blockade and get their grains to a world desperate for them.
The European Union has a plan to stop buying Russian natural gas within five years by installing wind turbines and solar panels on a massive scale, but a gauntlet of environmental groups, local opposition and bureaucracy stands in the way.
Kyiv’s fresh appeals to Western nations came as Russia’s offensive threatened the final Ukrainian strongholds in the Luhansk region and Ukraine’s president traveled to Kharkiv for the first time since the full-scale invasion began.
Anna Ivanova has emerged as a symbol for Russian propaganda, inspiring monuments across the country. But her tale is one of grief and poverty in the post-Soviet world.
Russia’s president, speaking with his French and German counterparts, also warns that the West’s supply of weapons to Kyiv could exacerbate the crisis.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky dismissed suggestions that his country should cede territory, comparing them to attempts to appease Nazi Germany, as Russia stepped up its attacks in Ukraine’s east.
The move could, if it went ahead, increase grain exports and help relieve rising food inflation and shortages.
As borrowing costs surge for countries like Italy, officials at the European Central Bank say they aren’t ready to discuss shrinking their $5.33 trillion bond holdings.
Authorities on the island of Jersey are in an awkward standoff with one of their best known customers.
Officials say the efforts to repair Ukraine’s armored vehicles are part of a larger commitment to restore the Soviet-style equipment in Ukraine’s possession.
Bridging water in combat is dangerous, complex and demands precise coordination, say veterans. Moscow’s forces have failed repeatedly.
For two centuries, Sweden has shunned military alliances. Its decision last week to seek NATO membership fundamentally alters the Scandinavian country’s security posture.
The Turkish president, who says that Stockholm aids Kurdish rebels, is seeking a shift in relations with Washington.
The French president’s new administration blends high-profile dignitaries with conservatives from his previous term as he looks to rebuild his bipartisan coalition ahead of parliamentary elections.
The comments add pressure on the European Central Bank to reverse its negative rate policy despite concerns about a recession.
On the European stage, Viktor Orban has become the last barrier to a sweeping embargo against Russian oil on the grounds that it would devastate his small nation’s economy.
Some of Europe’s biggest natural-gas utilities have agreed to new payment terms with Russia’s Gazprom, defusing the threat of a sharp cutoff of Russian gas to the region after President Vladimir Putin demanded payment in rubles.