Late News on the Russia-Ukraine War

From the Wall Street Journal:

Ukraine: The war entered its 100th day with no end in sight, death tolls and destruction mounting and prolonged repercussions on global food and energy supplies. The civilian and military death tolls, numbers of refugees and the economic impact of the war provide evidence of the extent of the devastation.

Even the official refugee count—6.8 million people had fled Ukraine as of May 29—vastly understates the exodus.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky released a somber, defiant video asserting that “victory will be ours.”

In the Donbas area of Ukraine, Russian forces advanced behind heavy artillery barrages, sending thousands of civilians fleeing.

Latest News in Russia-Ukraine War

From the Wall Street Journal:

Ukraine: Russian forces took parts of the eastern Ukrainian city of Severodonetsk, as Moscow continued its push in the Donbas area. The strategically imporant city’s large rail-cargo station would be an asset for Russia’s military, which depends on trains to move troops and munitions.

Two Russian soldiers were found guilty of firing rockets indiscriminately toward civilian areas and given prison terms of 11 years and six months, in Ukraine’s second war crimes trial since Russia invaded in February.

Latest News in Russia-Ukraine War

From the Wall Street Journal:

Ukraine: Russia is moving to tighten its hold over occupied parts of Ukraine as its military campaign to take more territory in the eastern Donbas region stalls in the face of Ukrainian resistance. Ukrainian reconnaissance teams are working to impede Russian units that are usually larger and better armed than Ukrainian forces. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky warned that fighting is set to intensify.

Ukrainian prosecutors identified eight Russians they said were responsible for the killing of a village mayor, her husband and son.

Latest News in Russia-Ukraine War

From a Wall Street Journal story headlined “Latest news in the Russia-Ukraine War”:

Ukraine: Ukrainian forces began a counteroffensive toward the eastern city of Izyum, attempting to disrupt Russian supply lines into Donbas, while continuing to clear villages north of Kharkiv.

Republican senators led by Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) traveled to Kyiv to meet with President Volodymyr Zelensky on Saturday. The Ukrainian president said the visit was a powerful signal of bipartisan support for Ukraine from Congress and the American people.

Russia: Russian President Vladimir Putin told Finnish President Sauli Niinistö that joining the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, a move backed by the country’s leadership, would be a mistake.

Latest News on Russia-Ukraine War

From the Wall Street Journal:

Ukraine: Civilians who have been trapped for weeks in Mariupol and other Russian-occupied towns have been trickling into Ukrainian-controlled territory as Russia continues its offensive in Ukraine’s east and targets the strategic port city of Odessa.

A group of civilians from Mariupol, including around 150 who were trapped in the besieged Azovstal steel plant, arrived at a processing center in Zaporizhzhia on Tuesday.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, addressing The Wall Street Journal’s CEO Council Summit in London, said global companies have a critical role to play in isolating Russia and helping Ukraine restore its economy. He pledged attractive conditions for global companies to invest after the war ends.

Late Night News on the Russia-Ukraine War

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Latest News in the Russia-Ukraine War

Ukraine: The last Ukrainian troops holding out in besieged Mariupol rejected Moscow’s ultimatum on Sunday that they surrender or face destruction by Russian forces, as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky warned an all-out Russian assault on the troops would endanger further peace negotiations.

The United Nations’ human-rights agency said it has recorded 1,982 civilian deaths from the war, the majority from shelling, rockets, missiles and airstrikes. It warned that the actual figures could be considerably higher.