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Ukraine troops ‘outnumbered Russia’s 8 times’ in counterattack

Ukrainian forces outnumbered Russian troops by eight times during the rapid Ukrainian counteroffensive in the northeastern Kharkiv region, a Russian-installed official said. Russian shelling has...

Russia destroys bridge over Ukrainian river, cutting escape route

Tehran (The Times Groupe)- Russian troops have destroyed a bridge connecting the embattled Ukrainian city of Sievierodonetsk with another city across the river, cutting off a possible evacuation route for civilians, local officials said on Sunday.

EU Commission chief visits Kyiv to discuss Ukraine’s candidacy bid

Kyiv (The Times Groupe)- Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal met with European Commission head Ursula von der Leyen on Saturday at Kyiv, as heavy fighting continues in eastern Ukraine.

Russia announces deputy foreign minister met U.S. ambassador

Moscow (The Times Groupe)- The Russian foreign ministry said on Friday that Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov met with U.S. ambassador John Sullivan.

NATO conducting air defense exercises in Poland, Baltic region

Brussels (The Times Groupe)- The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is conducting exercises in Poland and the Baltic states to improve its air defense capabilities.

Switzerland rejects Denmark’s arms request

Bern (The Times Groupe)- Swiss Government said it will not honor Denmark's request to send nearly two dozen Swiss-made armored personnel carriers to Ukraine, citing Swiss neutrality law that prohibits the export of military hardware to a country at war.

Putin Treated for Cancer in April, U.S. Intelligence: Newsweek

Washington (The Times Groupe)- After the end of May, the intelligence community produced its fourth comprehensive assessment of Vladimir Putin's health. According to three U.S. intelligence leaders who have read the classified reports, Putin seems to have reemerged after receiving treatment for advanced cancer in April.

EU officially adopts sixth sanctions package against Russia

Brussels (The Times Groupe)- As the war in Ukraine continues, the European Union adopted its sixth sanctions package against Russia on Friday.

Number of mercenaries in Ukraine halved since February, Russia claims

Moscow (The Times Groupe)- The number of foreign mercenaries in Ukraine has nearly halved from 6,600 to 3,500 since the Russia-Ukraine war began in late February, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Thursday.

Macron proposed UN vote to Putin to lift Odesa port blockade

Paris (The Times Groupe)- French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday urged his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to take the issue of lifting the blockade of the port of Odesa to the UN, in order to allow Ukrainian cereals stuck there to be exported.

European leaders agree on Russian oil embargo

Brussels (The Times Groupe)- Member states of the European Union agreed late Monday to reduce their purchase of oil from Russia by 90% by the end of the year.

Ukraine claims 30,000 Russian troops killed since start of war

Kyiv (The Times Groupe)- The Ukrainian General Staff announced on Saturday that at least 30,000 Russian soldiers have been killed during the war in Ukraine.

Russia says it gained full control of Lyman city in eastern Ukraine

Moscow (The Times Groupe)- The Russian Defense Ministry announced on Saturday that the city of Lyman in Donetsk in eastern Ukraine was fully under Russian control.

German, French leaders urge swift cease-fire, troop withdrawal in call with Putin

Berlin (The Times Groupe)- The German and French leaders called on the Russian president on Saturday to agree to "an immediate cease-fire and a withdrawal of Russian troops" from Ukraine.

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