Emergency and rescue personnel operate and clear the rubble of the destroyed building of Ohmatdyt Children’s Hospital following a missile strike in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv on July 8, 2024. (Roman Pilipey/AFP via Getty Images) (LONDON) — First responders spent the night in Kyiv digging through the rubble at the children’s hospital and other […]

Natalia Kushnir/ABC News (KYIV, Ukraine) — Ukraine on Tuesday launched its Unmanned Systems Forces, a new branch of its military focused on drone warfare that officials said was the first of its kind. “Ukraine is the only country in the world that has created the Unmanned Systems Forces, and this gives hope for the creation […]

omersukrugoksu/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — ​​Ukraine said it is battling 30,000 Russian soldiers at the border near Kharkiv, as thousands of civilians have been evacuated due to heavy fighting in the region. The National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine told ABC News on Monday that Russia is using 30,000 of its 50,000 soldiers amassed […]

This photograph shows a view of an apartment building which partially collapsed after being damaged by what Russian authorities described as a Ukrainian strike, in Belgorod on May 12, 2024. — Stringer/AFP via Getty Images (LONDON) — A 10-story residential building in Belgorod, Russia, was struck overnight by a Ukrainian missile, a local governor said. […]

filo/Getty Images (LONDON) — Ukraine said it “destroyed” another one of Russia’s warships in the Black Sea on Wednesday — a claim not yet confirmed by Moscow. Ukrainian naval drones struck the Caesar Kunikov landing ship, part of the Russian Navy’s Black Sea Fleet, near the city of Alupka on the southern edge of the […]

South Korean Defense Ministry via Getty Images (KYIV, Ukraine) — Ukraine has used U.S.-supplied ATAMCS long-range missiles for the first time in its war against Russia, hitting two Russian airbases in occupied Ukrainian territory in strikes that Ukraine and some Russian sources said had caused significant damage. The missiles hit a Russian military airfield in […]

Artem Hvozdkov/Getty Images (KYIV, Ukraine) — There is mounting evidence that Ukraine has been taking heavy casualties in its counteroffensive, which began roughly ten weeks ago. ABC News spoke with two former U.S. soldiers who are contracted in a special forces division of the Ukrainian military and who were both injured during an operation in […]

Glowimages/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — It’s too soon to make “definitive assessments” about the Ukrainian counteroffensive officially underway for more than a week, Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Thursday, but he also said Ukraine “is making steady progress.” While Ukraine has sustained some battlefield losses of armored vehicles, including […]

pop_jop/Getty Images (KYIV, Ukraine) — Ukraine on Thursday began its long-awaited counteroffensive against Russia, officials told ABC News. Well-trained Ukrainian troops had been gathering at strategic locations near the front lines in recent days, Western officials said last week. Two Ukrainian officials, including a source close to President Volodymry Zelenskyy confirmed to ABC News that […]

Serhii Mykhalchuk/Global Images Ukraine via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Paramilitary organizations making the largest cross-border attack inside Russia since the war began have maintained they’re fighting for Ukraine and reportedly claimed to have conducted another operation Thursday. But more than a week after verified images appeared to show that the fighters were equipped with U.S.-supplied military […]

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