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Wagner chief offered to give Russian troop locations to Ukraine, leak says

Yevgeniy Prigozhin offered to tell Ukraine where Russian troops were located if they pulled back from Bakhmut, where Wagner mercenaries were taking heavy losses

By Shane Harris and Isabelle KhurshudyanMay 14, 2023

Ukraine’s Zelensky visits Germany, turning a page on fragile ties

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's trip to Berlin follows Germany's announcement of a $2.95 billion package of military aid for his country.

By Loveday Morris and Kate BradyMay 14, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: France to train and equip several Ukrainian battalions with armored vehicles and light tanks

Germany’s latest military package is likely to include Leopard tanks, other armored vehicles and reconnaissance drones, a top Ukrainian official said.

By Loveday Morris, Kate Brady, Niha Masih, Annabelle Timsit, Leo Sands, Maham Javaid and Brittany ShammasMay 14, 2023

NATO races to bridge divisions over Ukraine membership

Discussions have intensified in the weeks before NATO leaders gather to cement plans for strengthening the alliance's defenses against Russia.

By Missy Ryan and Emily RauhalaMay 14, 2023

Sweden wins Eurovision contest marked by kitsch and tributes to Ukraine

At the 67th Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool, wartime tributes jostle against kitsch and extreme silliness.

By Karla AdamMay 14, 2023

Kemal Dervis, taskmaster who helped rescue Turkey’s economy, dies at 74

Kemal Dervis was known for his blunt assessments of the Turkish economy, forcing through unpopular austerity measures.

By Brian MurphyMay 13, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: Zelensky meets pope, hails ‘important meeting for approaching victory’ alongside Italian PM

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was in Rome to meet the Italian prime minister and the pope Saturday.

By Stefano Pitrelli, Andrew Jeong, Victoria Bisset, Claire Parker and Nick ParkerMay 13, 2023

Zelensky says ‘peace plan must be Ukrainian’ after meeting Pope Francis

Zelensky is rallying his European allies this weekend ahead of a planned counteroffensive on the battlefield.

By Stefano Pitrelli and Claire ParkerMay 13, 2023

Zelensky interview transcript: ‘Ukraine must win’

In an interview with The Washington Post, Ukraine's president discussed the much anticipated counteroffensive, leaked U.S. intelligence documents and the U.S. presidential election.

By Washington Post StaffMay 13, 2023
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Zelensky, in private, plots bold attacks inside Russia, leak shows

THE DISCORD LEAKS | Intercepts reveal Zelensky's aggressive instincts, a marked contrast to his image as the stoic statesman weathering Russia’s onslaught.

By John Hudson and Isabelle KhurshudyanMay 13, 2023

Inside a Ukrainian military hospital, gruesome wounds and resilience

The hospital is a few hours’ drive from the bloodiest battles— some patients arrive already stabilized; others show up near death.

By Kamila Hrabchuk and Alice Martins May 13, 2023

Meet the people caught up in Russia’s crackdown on dissent

The number of political criminal cases has spiked, with students, an essayist, a theater director and a former law enforcement worker facing years in prison.

By Francesca EbelMay 13, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: Wagner chief calls on Russian defense leaders to ‘stop lying’ about battlefield strength

The Ukrainian and Russian sides have given conflicting statements on whether Ukraine’s counteroffensive has begun, amid fierce fighting for the city of Bakhmut.

By Andrew Jeong, Victoria Bisset, Robyn Dixon, David L. Stern, Natalia Abbakumova, Claire Parker and Mikhail KlimentovMay 12, 2023

How Ukrainian forces denied Russia victory in Bakhmut by Victory Day

A surprise offensive outside the city and dogged resistance in the center kept Putin from being able to trumpet the conquest of Bakhmut on Russia's May 9 holiday.

By Siobhán O'Grady, Kamila Hrabchuk and Kostiantyn KhudovMay 12, 2023

Serbians hand in thousands of guns after two mass killings

Citizens surrendered nearly 6,000 weapons and 300,000 rounds of ammunition in the first three days of an amnesty. Serbia also committed to new gun-control policies.

By Frances VinallMay 12, 2023

Why is Eurovision a big deal? A guide for perplexed Americans.

The United Kingdom is hosting this year's competition, the biggest, and strangest, live music event on the planet.

By Karla AdamMay 11, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: Battle for Bakhmut intensifies; U.S. authorizes transfer of forfeited Russian assets to Ukraine

Ukraine needs more time before launching its long-anticipated spring counteroffensive against Russian forces, President Volodymyr Zelensky said.

By Niha Masih, Siobhán O'Grady, Kamila Hrabchuk, Victoria Bisset, David L. Stern, Natalia Abbakumova, Brittany Shammas and Lesley WroughtonMay 11, 2023

Italy calls crisis meeting as pasta prices jump almost 20 percent

As Italy’s government meets to discuss the cause of the pasta price jump, one social media user said, “I can gnocchi believe the prices, I’d re-fusilli to pay.”

By Stefano Pitrelli, Annabelle Timsit and Niha MasihMay 11, 2023

Ukraine achieving some success in besieged Bakhmut, Russia says

Russian and Ukrainian forces engaged in heavy fighting in the eastern city, officials of both countries said, but accounts differed on whether it was the start of Kyiv’s much-anticipated spring counteroffensive.

By David L. Stern, Siobhán O'Grady and Kamila HrabchukMay 11, 2023

Ukraine’s cultural counteroffensive: The rush to erase Russia’s imprint

In one of the most profound examples of how President Vladimir Putin’s invasion has backfired, Ukrainians are now trying to erase Russia from their landscape.

By Ruby Mellen, Zoeann Murphy, Kostiantyn Khudov and Kasia StrekMay 11, 2023