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Russian Deputy PM visits ruined Ukrainian city of Mariupol

(Reuters) - Russian Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin has visited Mariupol, the country's most senior government official yet to set foot in the Ukrainian southern port city after weeks of…

Mariupol authorities say Russia violates ceasefire during evacuation operation

KYIV (Reuters) - Local authorities in the Ukrainian city of Mariupol accused Russian forces on Friday of opening fire on a car on its way to evacuate civilians from a…

Britain says Russia continued ground assault on Azovstal steel plant for second day

(Reuters) - Russian forces in Ukraine's Mariupol continued their ground assault on the Azovstal steel plant for a second day, British military intelligence said in a tweet on Friday. Ukrainian…

Russia fights for control of Ukraine’s Mariupol stronghold

By Natalia Zinets and Francesco Guarascio KYIV/BRUSSELS (Reuters) -Russian forces battled on Wednesday for control of the last stronghold in Ukraine's besieged city of Mariupol, Ukrainian officials said, and the…

Ukraine says Russia is trying to increase tempo of eastern offensive

KYIV (Reuters) - Ukraine's defence ministry said on Wednesday that Russia was attempting to increase the tempo of its offensive in the east of the country. Defence Ministry spokesman Oleksandr…

Ukraine formally closes seaports captured by Russia

KYIV (Reuters) - Ukraine has formally closed its four Black and Azov sea ports, which Russian forces have captured, the Ukrainian agriculture ministry said on Monday. The Azov Sea ports…

Russian forces pummel Ukrainian fighters holed up in Mariupol steel plant – mayoral aide

(Reuters) - Russian forces were on Wednesday pounding a huge steel works in Mariupol where the southern Ukrainian city's last defenders and some civilians are holed up, a local official…

Russia’s Lavrov dismisses Kyiv’s proposal to stage peace talks in Mariupol

(Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday dismissed Kyiv's proposal to hold peace talks in the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol and said it was too early to…

Russia says it will halt hostilities to let civilians leave besieged steel plant on Monday

(Reuters) - Russia's defence ministry said its troops would halt hostilities to allow civilians to leave the besieged steel plant Azovstal in Ukraine's port city of Mariupol from 1400 Moscow…

Ukraine’s Zelenskiy, Turkey’s Erdogan discuss Mariupol

KYIV (Reuters) - Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Sunday that he had talked with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the eve of the Turkish president's talks with…

UK says Russian forces made no major gains in the last 24 hours

(Reuters) - Russian forces have made no major gains in the last 24 hours despite increased activity, as Ukrainian counterattacks continue to hinder their efforts, British military intelligence said on…

Russia says it plans full control of Donbas and southern Ukraine; Moldova protests

(Reuters) -Russia plans to take full control of Donbas and southern Ukraine during the second phase of what it calls its special military operation, the deputy commander of Russia's central…