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Russia says it has used hypersonic missiles in Ukraine

(Reuters) - Russia's defence ministry said on Saturday it had destroyed a large underground depot for missiles and aircraft ammunition in Ukraine's Ivano-Frankivsk region using hypersonic missiles, the Interfax news…

Ukraine ‘temporarily’ loses access to Sea of Azov – Defence Ministry

(Reuters) - Ukraine's defence ministry said late on Friday it lost access to the Sea of Azov "temporarily" as invading Russian forces were tightening their grip around the Sea's major…

Ukrainian navy: Russian vessel near Odessa retreated after being struck by Ukrainian gunfire

LVIV, Ukraine (Reuters) - Ukrainian naval forces defending the Odessa region hit a Russian vessel in the Black Sea with gunfire, Ukraine's navy said on Monday. "The enemy has retreated…

Cargo ship sinks off Odessa after explosion, crew members missing -ship manager

LONDON (Reuters) - The Estonian-owned cargo ship Helt sunk on Thursday off the Ukrainian port of Odessa after an explosion, the vessel’s manager said. Two crew members were in a…

Fighting under way near Kherson, Mykolaiv, Odessa – Ukrainian official

KYIV (Reuters) - Fighting was under way on Saturday near the southern Ukrainian cities of Mariupol, Kherson, Mykolaiv, and Odessa, an adviser to the Ukrainian president's office said. "Heavy fighting…

Ukraine says two commercial ships hit by Russian missiles near Odessa port

By Julia Payne LONDON (Reuters) -Ukraine said Russian warships shelled a Moldovan-flagged chemical tanker and a Panamanian-flagged cargo ship due to load grain near Odessa port in the Black Sea…

NATO leaves Black Sea exposed as Russia invades Ukraine

By John Irish, Robin Emmott and Jonathan Saul BUCHAREST (Reuters) - When Russia attacked Ukraine, the nearest naval vessel of a major NATO ally was in the Mediterranean. The last…

Ukraine says fierce fighting under way at numerous locations

KYIV (Reuters) - Ukraine on Thursday fought Russian forces along practically its entire border with Russia, and there was fierce fighting in the regions of Sumy, Kharkiv, Kherson, Odessa and…

18 people killed in Ukraine’s Odessa in missile attack – regional authorities

KYIV (Reuters) - Regional authorities of Ukraine's southern Odessa region said on Thursday that 18 people were killed in a missile attack. At least six people were killed in Ukraine's…

Russia has launched full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Kyiv says

KYIV (Reuters) - Russia has launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine and is targeting cities with weapons strikes, Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said in a tweet on Thursday. Interfax Ukraine…

Russia evacuates diplomats from Ukraine, takes down mission flags

KYIV/ODESSA, Ukraine (Reuters) - Russia has started evacuating diplomatic staff from all of its missions in Ukraine, TASS news agency reported on Wednesday, citing a representative of the Russian Embassy…