Russia unleashed another wave of attacks early Tuesday on the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, killing at least one and prompting evacuations, extending a day of terror for the city’s residents that started with midday strikes. Explosions rang out in different parts of Kyiv overnight, according to local and military officials, sparkingContinue Reading

Explosions echoed across Ukraine’s capital for hours before dawn on Sunday as air defense teams raced to combat the largest swarm of Russian attack drones targeting Kyiv since the war began more than 15 months ago. The Ukrainian Air Force said it had shot down 58 out of 59 Iranian-madeContinue Reading

CIPHER BRIEF REPORTING — Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine last year, the U.S. has allocated more than $75 billion in military, economic, and humanitarian support to Kyiv, in what amounts to the largest series of US-aid packages to a European country since the days of Harry Truman’s Marshall Plan. “We’ve given from theContinue Reading

At least one person was killed and another was injured on Sunday morning in Kyiv as Russia fired its latest wave of missiles and drones at the Ukrainian capital. A 41-year-old man died after fragments from a drone that was shot down fell on a gas station in western Kyiv,Continue Reading

CIPHER BRIEF REPORTING – With world attention focusing in on Turkey’s presidential run-off election, where incumbent Recep Tayyip Erdogan is locked in what is perhaps the most serious challenge of his career, global interest is homing in on a relative political outsider who could reshape a key, albeit complicated, NATO member. KemalContinue Reading

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday urged the West to comply immediately with Russia’s demand, accusing the United States and its allies of maintaining a military presence on the doorstep of our home. The Kremlin said on Friday that it expected the United States to respond next month to Moscow’sContinue Reading

As passengers on the first direct flight from Russia to Georgia in more than three years disembarked on Friday, they were met by protesters cursing their arrival. Shouts of “Why did you come here? Your country is an occupier!” echoed through the arrivals hall at Tbilisi International Airport. Outside, aContinue Reading

In early June, at the behest of the Biden administration, German leaders assembled top economic officials from the Group of 7 nations for a video conference with the goal of striking a major financial blow to Russia. The Americans had been trying, in a series of one-off conversations last year,Continue Reading

Ukraine’s air defenses shot down dozens of Russian missiles in the skies above Kyiv early Thursday, casting flaming debris over the Ukrainian capital on the same day that an explosion derailed a Russian freight train in Crimea, the latest in a series of blasts in Russian-occupied territory. Russia’s railway operatorContinue Reading

A fresh push by Britain and the Netherlands to provide Ukraine with F-16 fighter planes has exposed the latest fault line among Western allies who have wrangled repeatedly over sending powerful weapons of war, once again pitting a reluctant United States against some of its closest European partners. Several EuropeanContinue Reading