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Ukraine live briefing: Europe to run F-16 training for Kyiv; Bakhmut handover to Russian military underway, Wagner says
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Ukraine live briefing: Europe to run F-16 training for Kyiv; Bakhmut ...
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Netherlands Likely to Send F-16s to Ukraine After Pilot Training: The Netherlands will likely send F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine after pilot training ...
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Netherlands Likely to Send F-16s to Ukraine After Pilot Training
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The F-16 Jets Kyiv Wants Won’t Fly in Ukraine Any Time Soon: Ukraine faces a long wait before it can deploy F-16s against Russia, as US and European allies begin ...
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The F-16 Jets Kyiv Wants Won’t Fly in Ukraine Any Time Soon
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Bloomberg: Netherlands likely to provide Ukraine with F-16 fighter jets: The Netherlands will likely send an unspecified number of its 42 F-16 fighter jets to ...
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Bloomberg: Netherlands likely to provide Ukraine with F-16 fighter jets
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Denmark and The Netherlands to lead training of Ukrainian F-16 pilots: Denmark and the Netherlands have taken the initiative to lead the training of Ukrainian ...
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Denmark and The Netherlands to lead training of Ukrainian F-16 pilots
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The F-16 fighter jets Kyiv wants won’t fly in Ukraine in near future: Ukraine faces a long wait before it can deploy F-16s against Russia, as US and European ...
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The F-16 fighter jets Kyiv wants won’t fly in Ukraine in near future
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Netherlands may be the first country to send F-16s to Ukraine - Bloomberg: The Netherlands currently has 42 F-16 fighter jets in its inventory ...
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Netherlands may be the first country to send F-16s to Ukraine - Bloomberg
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Russia claims to have captured another village in Kharkiv region, Ukraine struggles on eastern front
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Russia claims to have captured another village in Kharkiv region ...
Quick Glance: Russian Strikes Kill Two in Ukraine's Kharkiv as Moscow Intensifies Attacks
  • Russian guided bombs have killed at least two people and injured 13 in Ukraine’s northeastern city of Kharkiv, local officials say.

  • Kharkiv and the surrounding region have faced intensified Russian attacks targeting civilians and infrastructure.

  • President Zelenskyy accuses Russia of aiming to destroy Kharkiv while Putin claims it's about creating a buffer zone.

  • Ukrainian forces are fighting back against the offensive and waiting for crucial weapon deliveries from Western allies.
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Decorated Ukrainian pilot killed in action: Lieutenant Colonel Vasyliuk, the brigade’s chief of staff and a deputy commander of an aviation squadron ...
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Decorated Ukrainian pilot killed in action
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Boxing Preview: Fury, Usyk set for historic fight, who snatches the big crown?: Fury and Usyk, two unbeaten heavyweight boxers, will clash in a high-stakes fight ...
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Boxing Preview: Fury, Usyk set for historic fight, who snatches the big ...
Quick Glance: Tyson Fury battles Oleksandr Usyk for undisputed heavyweight title in Saudi Arabia
  • Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk will face off in the ring this weekend to crown the first undisputed heavyweight champion in nearly a quarter-century.

  • Both fighters are undefeated and aiming to achieve a feat not seen since Lennox Lewis in 1999 - holding all major title belts in their division.

  • Taking place in Saudi Arabia, this fight signifies a monumental moment in boxing history as the two fighters compete for heavyweight supremacy.

  • The showdown promises a captivating tactical battle between Fury and Usyk, with both fighters leveraging their strengths to make history in the ring.
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Georgian president vetoes 'foreign agents' bill: Georgia's pro-Western President Salome Zourabichvili said on May 18 that she vetoed the ...
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Georgian president vetoes 'foreign agents' bill
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Taiwan's FM: 'If Russia can do that to Ukraine, China might do the same to Taiwan'
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Taiwan's FM: 'If Russia can do that to Ukraine, China might do ...
Quick Glance: Taiwan's Lai Ching-te Assumes Office Amid Beijing's Close Watch
  • President-elect of Taiwan, Lai Ching-te, will be inaugurated amidst escalating pressure from Beijing.

  • China labels Lai as a dangerous separatist who threatens war and decline on the self-ruled island.

  • The transition of power will be closely monitored by China and the United States, Taiwan's key partner and weapons provider.

  • Lai is expected to continue the policies of his predecessor while addressing his stance towards China in his inaugural speech.
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Our readers' questions about the war, answered. Vol. 6: Editor's note: We asked members of the Kyiv Independent community to share the questions they ...
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Our readers' questions about the war, answered. Vol. 6
Quick Glance: Ukraine's Significant Drone Strike on Russian Oil Infrastructure
  • Ukraine executed a comprehensive drone attack on Russian oil infrastructure, targeting Sevastopol, the headquarters of the Black Sea Fleet in the Russian-occupied Crimea peninsula.

  • This operation is considered one of the largest coordinated drone assaults by Ukraine on Russia, with specific figures yet to be independently verified.

  • According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, a substantial number of Ukrainian drones were successfully intercepted in various regions.

  • Continuing the drone operations, Ukraine aims to disrupt Russian oil facilities while managing Russia's recent offensive in the Kharkiv region, strategizing to counter Russian advancements.
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Russian court seizes two European banks’ assets amid Western sanctions: Freezing hundreds of billions of dollars in lenders’ assets was part of dispute over gas ...
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Russian court seizes two European banks’ assets amid Western sanctions
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Author of famous Azovstal photos on documenting Ukraine’s iron resistance in Mariupol
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Author of famous Azovstal photos on documenting Ukraine’s iron resistance ...
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Polish PM: Warsaw to spend $2.5 billion to secure Russia, Belarus border: Poland plans to invest 10 billion zlotys ($2.55 billion) in strengthening its borders ...
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Polish PM: Warsaw to spend $2.5 billion to secure Russia, Belarus border
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Ukraine’s Zelenskyy rejects Macron’s Olympic truce proposal: Moscow would use any suspension of hostilities to press its military advantage ...
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Ukraine’s Zelenskyy rejects Macron’s Olympic truce proposal
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Air Force: Ukraine downs all 13 Russian drones overnight: Ukrainian air defenses downed all 13 Shahed-type attack drones launched by Russia overnight on May 18 ...
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Air Force: Ukraine downs all 13 Russian drones overnight
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Volodymyr Selenskyj on the current state of the Ukraine war: Weapons shortage and Russia's greatest advantage
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Volodymyr Selenskyj on the current state of the Ukraine war: Weapons ...
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Ukraine gamble pays off: Republicans face little backlash in primaries: Despite months of fear and loathing over votes on Ukraine aid, recent Republican ...
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Ukraine gamble pays off: Republicans face little backlash in primaries
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Russians Poured Over Ukraine’s Border. There Was Little to Stop Them.: The stunning incursion into the Kharkiv Region lays bare the challenges facing Ukraine’s ...
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Russians Poured Over Ukraine’s Border. There Was Little to Stop Them.
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"Where's mom?" - Ukrainian boy abducted by Russians: Sasha and his family lived in Mariupol. In the first month of the Russian invasion in 2022 ...
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Ukraine's divisive mobilization law comes into force as a new Russian push strains front-line troops
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Ukraine's divisive mobilization law comes into force as a new Russian push ...
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Gazprom subsidiary sues: Russia confiscates Deutsche Bank assets: Russia responds to sanctions imposed by the West - now it hits Deutsche Bank. Specifically ...
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Gazprom subsidiary sues: Russia confiscates Deutsche Bank assets
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Russian forces use border-town captives as ‘human shields,’ Ukrainian officials say
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Russian forces use border-town captives as ‘human shields ...
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Massive Ukrainian drone attack on Crimea causes power outages in Sevastopol: Kyiv says it has had some success pushing back against a renewed Russian offensive ...
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Massive Ukrainian drone attack on Crimea causes power outages in ...
Quick Glance: Ukrainian Drone Attack Results in Power Outages in Sevastopol
  • A comprehensive attack with Ukrainian drones on Crimea caused power outages in the city of Sevastopol and set a refinery ablaze in southern Russia, as reported by Russian authorities.

  • The drone attacks were a counterstrike by Kyiv during Moscow's offensive in northeastern Ukraine, increasing pressure on Ukrainian forces waiting for weapon deliveries.

  • According to the Russian Defense Ministry, 51 Ukrainian drones were shot down over Crimea, 44 over Krasnodar, and six over Belgorod. In addition, six sea drones in the Black Sea were destroyed by Russian warplanes and patrol boats.

  • Ukrainian drones also targeted Novorossiysk, a key port on the Black Sea. The governor of the Krasnodar region, Veniamin Kondratyev, stated that downed drone fragments caused fires but no casualties.
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Ukrainians in Kharkiv vow to stay despite Russia's advance: KHARKIV, Ukraine -- When Russian troops launched cross-border attacks in Ukraine's northeastern ...
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Ukrainians in Kharkiv vow to stay despite Russia's advance
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Russia wants to negotiate over Ukraine, the USA remains firm: There seems to be a certain war-weariness in the Kremlin. But the Americans are not thinking about ...
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Russia wants to negotiate over Ukraine, the USA remains firm
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Zelensky: Slovenia confirms participation in Ukraine's peace summit, will soon sign bilateral security agreement
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Zelensky: Slovenia confirms participation in Ukraine's peace summit ...
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Ukraine’s Zelenskyy signs law allowing some convicts to serve in the army: Between 10,000 to 20,000 convicts are expected to be mobilized.
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Ukraine’s Zelenskyy signs law allowing some convicts to serve in the army
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EU enlargement: Why the USA is making money from Ukraine's cheap grain exports: Ukraine wants to export cheap grain to the EU on a permanent basis ...
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EU enlargement: Why the USA is making money from Ukraine's cheap grain ...
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Fury Vs Usky: Ukrainian Prepared for Title Bout With App He Co-Founded: Oleksandr Usyk used an app he co-founded to find sparring partners to prep for title bout ...
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Fury Vs Usky: Ukrainian Prepared for Title Bout With App He Co-Founded
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Putin queries political legitimacy of Ukrainian President Zelenskiy in absence of elections
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Putin queries political legitimacy of Ukrainian President Zelenskiy in ...
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Nearly 10,000 evacuated from Ukraine’s Kharkiv: Governor: Nearly 10,000 people have been forced to leave their homes in Ukraine’s northeastern Kharkiv region ...
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 Nearly 10,000 evacuated from Ukraine’s Kharkiv: Governor
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What Ukraine Needs From NATO: Advanced Weapons—and Clarity on What Membership Will Require
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What Ukraine Needs From NATO: Advanced Weapons—and Clarity on What ...
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High blood toll: Russia attacks near Kharkiv - Putin accepts heavy losses: The losses in the Ukraine war are steadily increasing. The numbers have been exploding ...
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High blood toll: Russia attacks near Kharkiv - Putin accepts heavy losses
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Pentagon: Washington has not changed position on Ukrainian strikes in Russia with US arms
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Pentagon: Washington has not changed position on Ukrainian strikes in ...
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Weichert: Tense situation: "Russians are moving closer to the city limits of Kharkiv"
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Weichert: Tense situation:
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Interview: Crimean Tatar Leader Reflects On Stalin-Era 'Genocide,' Resistance And Resilience
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Interview: Crimean Tatar Leader Reflects On Stalin-Era 'Genocide ...
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Russia intercepted more than 100 Ukrainian drones overnight, Moscow says: Russia intercepted more than 100 Ukrainian drones overnight in the south of the country ...
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Russia intercepted more than 100 Ukrainian drones overnight, Moscow says
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Ukrainian strike on Crimea airbase destroys three Russian warplanes, satellite firm says
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Ukrainian strike on Crimea airbase destroys three Russian warplanes ...
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NATO cities in his sights: Putin propagandist lays claim to Helsinki and Warsaw: Helsinki and Warsaw are Russian cities, Kiev anyway. Putin propagandist Solovyov ...
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NATO cities in his sights: Putin propagandist lays claim to Helsinki and ...
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Ukrainian drones hit military facilities in Russia, Crimea overnight: Ukrainian drones attacked several military facilities in Russia and in occupied Crimea ...
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Ukrainian drones hit military facilities in Russia, Crimea overnight
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“Where is Mama?” – How a Ukrainian boy was abducted by Russian forces: Sasha and his family lived in Mariupol. In the first month of the full-scale invasion ...
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“Where is Mama?” – How a Ukrainian boy was abducted by Russian forces
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Putin: No conquest of Kharkiv planned for the time being: Russian President Putin has described the creation of a buffer zone as the goal of the Russian ...
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Putin: No conquest of Kharkiv planned for the time being
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Ukraine strikes back: massive drone attacks in Crimea and Russia: A massive Ukrainian drone attack has led to power cuts in Sevastopol on the Crimean peninsula ...
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Ukraine strikes back: massive drone attacks in Crimea and Russia
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Ukraine reports no shortages of artillery shells for first time: Zelenskyy: The refreshed artillery is now helping to blunt Russian advances around Kharkiv ...
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Ukraine reports no shortages of artillery shells for first time: Zelenskyy
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EU suspends 4 more Russian propaganda outlets: Voice of Europe, RIA Novosti, Izvestia, and Rossiyskaya Gazeta were recognized as such that spread and supported ...
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EU suspends 4 more Russian propaganda outlets