Ukraine endures punishing week of battlefield setbacks

A Russian railway locomotive moves past freight train wagons at the border railway station in Kybartai, Lithuania, on June 21. (Ints Kalnins/Reuters) The Kremlin has said Lithuania’s transit ban on European Union-sanctioned goods to Russia…

Russia’s blockade of Ukrainian grain a ‘real war crime’: EU

Anton Alikhanov, governor of the Kaliningrad region, at the annual St. Petersburg International Economic Forum on June 17. (Gleb Schelkunov/Kommersant/Sipa USA/AP) Lithuania’s decision to ban the transit of sanctioned materials to Russia through the Kaliningrad…

West could face long war in Ukraine: UK PM and NATO chief

CNN  —  The West must prepare for a long war in Ukraine as Russia makes incremental gains in a furious battle to control the country’s east, the NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and British Prime…

Zelensky meets with European leaders in Kyiv

Smoke and dirt rise from the city of Severodonetsk, Ukraine, during fighting on June 14. (Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images) Hundreds of civilians sheltering at the Azot chemical plant in Severodonetsk are no longer able to evacuate because…

Rebranded McDonald’s restaurants are unveiled in Russia

CNN  —  The golden arches and Big Mac may have gone, but Russians saw 850 McDonald’s restaurants reopen on Sunday under new branding and ownership, according to its owner Alexander Nikolaevich Govor. The American fast-food…

Norway donates self-propelled howitzers to Ukraine

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov attends a news conference after meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, in Ankara, on June 8. (Adem Altan/AFP/Getty Images) Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Wednesday that Russia’s intentions…