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Fall of Mariupol appears at hand; fighters leave steel plant

Mariupol appeared on the verge of falling to the Russians on Tuesday as Ukraine moved to abandon the steel plant where hundreds of its fighters had held out for months under relentless bombardment in the last bastion of resistance in the devastated city. The capture of Mariupol would make it the biggest city to be

Patrick J. Buchanan

Opinion: Why Would US Give a War Guarantee — to Finland? – Patrick Buchanan

Seeing Russia invade Ukraine, historically neutral Finland has undergone a late conversion and decided to join NATO immediately. Why? Because NATO membership means the world’s strongest power, the United States, under Article 5 of NATO, would go to war against Russia, should it cross Finland’s border. Nervous about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s intentions, Finland wants

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Small wins buoy Ukraine; West says Russians losing momentum

Photo: Ukrainian flags flutter outside a destroyed cultural center in Derhachi, eastern Ukraine Almost three months after Russia shocked the world by invading Ukraine, its military faces a bogged-down war, the prospect of a bigger NATO, and an opponent buoyed Sunday by wins on and off the battlefield. Top diplomats from NATO met in Berlin

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Ukraine: Russians withdraw from around Kharkiv, batter east

Russian troops were withdrawing from around Ukraine’s second-largest city after bombarding it for weeks, the Ukrainian military said Saturday, as Kyiv and Moscow’s forces engaged in a grinding battle for the country’s eastern industrial heartland. Ukraine’s military said the Russian forces were pulling back from the northeastern city of Kharkiv and focusing on guarding supply

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Russia pummels port of Odesa in attempt to disrupt supplies

Photo: An Ukrainian firefighter works near a destroyed building on the outskirts of Odesa, Ukraine Russia pummeled the vital port of Odesa, Ukrainian officials said Tuesday, in an apparent effort to disrupt supply lines and Western weapons shipments as Ukraine’s foreign minister appeared to suggest the country could expand its war aims. With the war

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Last women and children evacuated from Ukrainian steel mill

Photo: Smoke rises from the Metallurgical Combine Azovstal in Mariupol during shelling Russian forces kept up their barrage of southern Ukraine, hitting the major Black Sea port of Odesa with cruise missiles and bombarding the steelworks up the coast in Mariupol, where Ukrainian fighters remained trapped underground after the last civilians were brought out to

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