As Russia Makes Life Hell In East, EU Debates Granting Ukraine Candidacy

Lysychansk – located just across the Donets river – is now coming under heavy bombardment. Kyiv: EU leaders will gather in Brussels Thursday to discuss calls to formally grant war-torn Ukraine “candidate status” to join the bloc, the Russian forces slowly advance in the eastern Donbas region despite fierce resistance from Kyiv’s military. Ukrainian President … Read more

Ukraine Says Severodonetsk Not Cut Off Despite Russian Onslaught

On Monday, the Ukrainian army said Moscow’s forces had pushed its troops back from the city centre. Kyiv: Ukrainian authorities said Tuesday a third bridge to Severodonetsk has been destroyed but that the eastern city is not cut off, despite Russian forces bearing down after weeks of bloody battles. The head of the city’s administration, … Read more

Pope Francis To Meet Ukrainian Officials Soon To Discuss Possible Trip

The Ukraine war has forced the Vatican to carry out the delicate diplomatic balancing act. Vatican City: Pope Francis said on Saturday he would meet soon with Ukrainian officials to discuss the possibility of a visit to their country. The Pope disclosed the coming meeting in a question-and-answer session with children in one of the … Read more