KYIV, Ukraine — When Russia annexed Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula and threw its support behind separatists in the country’s east more than seven years ago, Kyiv’s underfunded and disorganized armed forces struggled to mount a credible response. Now, amid fears that a Russian troop buildup near Ukraine’s border could signal aContinue Reading

Comment on this story Comment BRUSSELS — European Union leaders endorsed a plan Thursday for sending Ukraine 1 million rounds of artillery ammunition within the next 12 months to help the country counter Russia’s invasion forces. EU foreign and defense ministers approved the plan for a fast-track purchasing procedure earlierContinue Reading

KYIV, Ukraine — Russian and Ukrainian officials on Tuesday gave conflicting accounts of what appeared to be a brazen attack late Monday on Russian cruise missiles being transported by train in the occupied Ukrainian Crimean Peninsula. A Ukrainian military spokesperson indicated that Kyiv was behind the explosion that reportedly destroyedContinue Reading