Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 132

As the Russia-Ukraine war enters its 132nd day, we take a look at the main developments. Here are the key events so far on Tuesday, July 5. Get the latest updates here. Fighting Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said his troops have “no alternative” but to “push back and destroy the offensive potential” of Russian forces, as … Read more

Ukraine war: ‘We need to break them … we have no alternative,’ warns Zelensky

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said his armed forces were undeterred in their efforts to “break” Moscow’s will to pursue a nearly five-month war. It comes as Russia’s Vladimir Putin hailed his military’s victory in the grueling battle of Luhansk. Russia captured the city of Lysychansk in eastern Ukraine on Sunday, bringing an end to … Read more

With Hints Of Yellow In Sea Of Red, White And Blue, Montgomery County Town Honors Ukrainian Refugees

GLENSIDE, Pa. (CBS) — Refugees who escaped the war in Ukraine are celebrating the Fourth of July in the Delaware Valley. In Glenside, Montgomery County, residents honored Ukrainians during the Independence Day celebration. It’s a small town with a big parade that brings people out in droves from all backgrounds and all ages. READ MORE: … Read more

Griner sends letter to President Biden pleading for his help

Brittney Griner made an appeal to President Joe Biden in a letter passed on to the White House through her representatives saying she feared she may never return home and asking that he not “forget about me and the other American Detainees.” Griner’s agent says the letter was delivered on Monday. The Phoenix Mercury All-Star … Read more

Ukraine, Zelensky wish US a happy July 4th, release video of military band playing ‘Star-Spangled Banner’

(The Hill) — Ukrainian officials including President Volodymyr Zelensky wished the U.S. a happy Independence Day on Monday as the nation fights for its own independence against the ongoing Russian invasion. “I appreciate the leadership assistance of the United States in Ukraine’s defending of common values — freedom, democracy and independence,” Zelensky tweeted, wishing Americans … Read more

Flyers prospect Ivan Fedotov sent to Arctic after forced conscription into Russian military, reports say

After he was reportedly detained and forced to enlist in the Russian military on Friday, Flyers goalie prospect Ivan Fedotov was briefly hospitalized before he was shipped off to serve in the country’s Far North. Fedotov suffered gastritis beginning Friday due to the stress of being detained and conscripted in St. Petersburg, his lawyer Alexei … Read more

Pope denies resignation rumors, hopes to visit Kyiv, Moscow

ROME — Pope Francis has dismissed rumors he plans to resign anytime soon, and says that he hopes to visit Moscow and Kyiv after traveling to Canada later this month. Francis also told Reuters in an interview published Monday that the idea “never entered my mind” to announce a planned retirement at the end of … Read more

“Putin’s ideology is homophobia”: Ukraine’s LGBTQ+ community fights for freedom on the frontline

Kyiv Pride was never supposed to be held outside of Ukraine’s capital, but among the rainbow flags at Warsaw Pride in neighboring Poland, Ukraine’s ubiquitous blue and yellow stood out. “I’m here because I can’t go to Pride in Ukraine,” one participant said. “We’re all people regardless of who you love.” Central Europe’s biggest Pride … Read more

Zelenskyy vows to retake Lysychansk as Ukrainian troops retreat

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has acknowledged that his forces have withdrawn from the bombed-out city of Lysychansk, the last Ukrainian stronghold in the eastern Luhansk province. But he pledged late on Sunday to regain control of the lost territory with the help of long-range Western weapons. Russia said its capture of Lysychansk less than a … Read more

Ukraine war: Zelensky vows to retake lost Lysychansk

President Volodymyr Zelensky acknowledged Kyiv’s forces had withdrawn from Lysychansk in the eastern Donbas region after a grinding Russian assault, but vowed to regain control over the area with the help of long-range Western weapons. Russia said its capture of the city of Lysychansk less than a week after taking neighbouring Sievierdonetsk gave it full … Read more