Russia captures 5 villages in Ukraine’s northeast, forces 1,700 to flee – National

Moscow’s forces have captured five villages as part of a renewed ground assault in Ukraine’s northeast, the Russian Defense Ministry said Saturday. Ukrainian journalists reported Friday that Russian troops took the villages of Borysivka, Ohirtseve, Pylna and Strilecha, all of which lie in a militarily contested “gray zone” on the border of Ukraine’s Kharkiv region … Read more

Russia carries out largest air strike of Ukraine war on energy facilities – National

Russia on Friday staged its largest air strike on Ukrainian energy infrastructure of the war, hitting a vast dam, killing at least five people and leaving more than a million others without electricity, Kyiv said. Ukraine, which has long urged allies to supply more air defenses, said its energy system had received emergency power supplies from … Read more

Biden announces new U.S. sanctions on Russia 2 years into Ukraine war – National

Descrease article font size Increase article font size U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday announced Washington would issue more than 500 new sanctions targeting Russia as the United States seeks to increase pressure on Moscow to mark the second anniversary of its war in Ukraine. The United States will also impose new export restrictions on nearly 100 entities … Read more