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Russia-Ukraine war set to grind on as peace conference packs little punch

Russia and Ukraine are set to remain locked in battle for the foreseeable future after an international gathering billed as a first step toward peace delivered no eye-catching diplomatic breakthrough that might suggest a coming end to Europe’s biggest ...
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy walks during the Summit on peace in Ukraine, in Obbürgen, Switzerland, Sunday, June 16, 2024. (Michael Buholzer/Keystone via AP)
June 17, 2024 at 1:10 AM

Nations resume talks on peace in Ukraine with Russia absent

Nearly 80 countries have jointly called for the “territorial integrity” of Ukraine to be the basis for any peace agreement to end Russia’s two-year war
June 17, 2024 at 1:10 AM
Thailand's Vice Minister Russ Jalichandra attends a plenary session, during the Summit on peace in Ukraine, in Obbürgen, Switzerland, Sunday, June 16, 2024. (Urs Flueeler/Keystone via AP)
June 16, 2024 at 4:30 PM

LGBT soldiers in Ukraine hope service is changing attitudes as they rally for rights

Several hundred LGBTQ Ukrainian servicemen and their supporters have marched in central Kyiv to demand more rights and highlight their service to their country in its war with Russia
June 16, 2024 at 4:30 PM
LGBT Ukrainian soldiers take part in a pride march in Kyiv, Ukraine, Sunday, June 16, 2024. Several hundred LGBT Ukrainian servicemen and other protesters joined a pride march in central Kyiv Sunday seeking legal reforms to allow people in same-sex partnerships to take medical decisions for wounded soldiers and bury victims of the war with Russia that extended across Ukraine more than two years ago. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
June 16, 2024 at 1:53 AM

Vice President Harris among other world leaders at peace summit for Ukraine

Meeting in Switzerland, Vice President Kamala Harris met with President Zelenskyy and announced another $1.5 billion in aid to Ukraine.
June 16, 2024 at 1:53 AM
VIDEO: Vice President Harris among other world leaders at peace summit for Ukraine
June 15, 2024 at 9:30 PM

Harris, Zelenskyy join world leaders to discuss peace plan in Ukraine

Vice President Harris announced another $1.5 billion from USAID for Ukrainian infrastructure and humanitarian needs.
June 15, 2024 at 9:30 PM
US Vice President Kamala Harris is welcomed by Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy during the Summit on peace in Ukraine, in Stansstad near Lucerne, Switzerland, on June 15, 2024.
June 15, 2024 at 9:10 PM

World leaders to meet at Swiss resort to discuss Ukraine; Russia notably absent

Dozens of world leaders have converged on a Swiss resort to discuss how to bring peace to war-ravaged Ukraine, though any hopes of a real breakthrough are muted by the absence of Russia
June 15, 2024 at 9:10 PM
Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy attends a news conference at the Ukraine peace summit in Buergenstock, Switzerland, Saturday, June 15, 2024. Switzerland is hosting scores of world leaders this weekend to try to map out the first steps toward peace in Ukraine. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)
June 15, 2024 at 9:24 AM

Newly blinded Ukrainian commander helps others losing eyesight

Col. Oleh Avtomeenko was wounded while performing a combat mission in Donetsk region, on the first days of the Russian full-scale invasion in late February 2022.
June 15, 2024 at 9:24 AM
Col. Oleh Avtomeenko at the training centre in Lviv, Ukraine, in March 2024.
June 14, 2024 at 2:48 PM

G7 leaders strike deal on using Russian assets to back $50B loan to Ukraine

President Joe Biden and key allies have agreed to use interest from frozen Russian assets to back a $50 billion loan for Ukraine's war efforts and economic reconstruction.
June 14, 2024 at 2:48 PM
VIDEO: G7 leaders strike deal on using Russian assets to back $50B loan to Ukraine
June 14, 2024 at 2:48 PM

Zelenskyy addresses G7 summit

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy spoke at the G7 summit in Italy with U.S. President Joe Biden to announce a bilateral security agreement to strengthen defense against Russia.
June 14, 2024 at 2:48 PM
VIDEO: Zelenskyy addresses G7 summit
June 14, 2024 at 2:47 PM

Biden signs security agreement with Ukraine at G7 summit

President Joe Biden and Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, signed a security agreement to bolster Ukraine’s defenses for 10 years.
June 14, 2024 at 2:47 PM
VIDEO: Biden signs security agreement with Ukraine at G7 summit
June 14, 2024 at 1:26 PM

NATO approves a plan to speed security aid and training to Ukraine

NATO defense ministers have approved a plan to provide reliable long-term security aid and military training for Ukraine
June 14, 2024 at 1:26 PM
Germany's Defense Minister Boris Pistorius, left center, waits for the start of a group photo of NATO defense ministers at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Friday, June 14, 2024. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
June 14, 2024 at 11:04 AM

Biden, Zelenskyy sign new 10-year security agreement

President Joe Biden and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy held a press conference Thursday on the sidelines of the G7 summit in Italy.
June 14, 2024 at 11:04 AM
President Joe Biden and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy shake hands, during a press conference, on the day of a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G7 summit, in Fasano, Italy, June 13, 2024.
June 13, 2024 at 8:34 PM

President Biden strengthens Ukraine's defense with bilateral security agreement

In a round robin, ABC News correspondents Selena Wang, Mick Mulroy, and Patrick Reevell discuss the impacts of this historical agreement.
June 13, 2024 at 8:34 PM
VIDEO: President Biden strengthens Ukraine's defense with bilateral security agreement
June 13, 2024 at 6:14 PM

Ukrainian winemakers visit California's Napa Valley to learn how to heal war-ravaged vineyards

A group of Ukrainian winemakers has visited California’s Napa Valley to learn about organic farming and how to heal land scarred by bombs and littered with mines
June 13, 2024 at 6:14 PM
Ukrainian winemaker Georgiy Molchanov, left, asks a question to Ivo Jeramaz, right, during a tour of a Grgich Hills Estate's vineyard Wednesday, June 5, 2024, in American Canyon, Calif. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez)
June 13, 2024 at 4:40 PM

Ukraine-Russia war at top of agenda at G7 Summit

ABC News senior White House correspondent Selina Wang is in Bari, Italy, with the latest on the G7 summit.
June 13, 2024 at 4:40 PM
VIDEO: Ukraine-Russia war at top of agenda at G7 Summit
June 13, 2024 at 2:20 PM

G7 leaders agree to lend Ukraine $50 billion using frozen Russian assets

The money would come from interest accrued on some $300 billion.
June 13, 2024 at 2:20 PM
A family photo during a welcome ceremony on day one of the 50th G7 summit at Borgo Egnazia on June 13, 2024 in Fasano, Italy.
June 12, 2024 at 7:54 PM

Biden, Zelenskyy to sign US-Ukraine security agreement at G7 summit

"We'll be sending Russia a signal of our resolve," an official said.
June 12, 2024 at 7:54 PM
President Joe Biden shakes hands with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Paris, June 7, 2024.
June 12, 2024 at 7:05 PM

US and Ukraine to sign a major security agreement at the G7: sources

The agreement will help Ukraine develop military capacity and production, sources said.
June 12, 2024 at 7:05 PM
VIDEO: US and Ukraine to sign major security agreement at the G7: Sources
June 12, 2024 at 6:54 PM

Russia fires more missiles and drones at Ukraine

Russian forces have launched new deadly attacks on Ukraine, killing at least nine people a day before a high-profile meeting where leaders of countries that are some of Ukraine’s biggest backers are to discuss how to slow Moscow’s offensive
June 12, 2024 at 6:54 PM
In this photo provided by the Ukrainian Emergency Service, emergency workers rest as they clear the rubble after a Russian missile hit the area, in Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine, Wednesday, June 12, 2024. (Ukrainian Emergency Service via AP)
June 12, 2024 at 5:22 PM

At G7, Biden to push $50B loan to Ukraine using frozen Russian assets

The summit starts Thursday in Italy.
June 12, 2024 at 5:22 PM
President Joe Biden walks off Marine One to board Air Force One, June 12, 2024, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Biden is traveling to Italy for the G7 summit.
June 12, 2024 at 10:06 AM

Ukrainian military creates new Unmanned Systems Forces branch for drone warfare

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.
June 12, 2024 at 10:06 AM
An uncrewed drone is seen in Kyiv, Ukraine, on Tuesday as the country's military launches its Unmanned Systems Forces, a new branch of its military focused on drone warfare.
June 12, 2024 at 3:58 AM

Zelenskyy appeals for help with Ukraine's energy network as recovery conference opens

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has appealed for short-term help in repairing his country’s electricity network and long-term investment in its energy system
June 12, 2024 at 3:58 AM
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy speaks during the opening ceremony of the recovery conference in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 11, 2024. Germany is hosting a conference to gather support for Ukraine's recovery from the destruction wreaked by Russia's war, sending a new signal of solidarity with Kyiv at the start of a week of intense diplomacy. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
June 11, 2024 at 3:58 PM

US lifts weapons ban on a high-profile Ukrainian military unit with a checkered past

The United States has lifted a ban on providing American weapons and training to a controversial Ukrainian military unit that was key to the defense of the major port city of Mariupol
June 11, 2024 at 3:58 PM
Rescue workers and police officers carry an injured person by a stretcher to an ambulance from a building which was destroyed by a Russian airstrike in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Monday, June 10, 2024. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
June 10, 2024 at 5:18 PM

The US, Poland to help Ukraine counter Kremlin disinformation

The United States and Poland have launched an international operation based in the Polish capital whose mission is to help Ukraine counter Russian disinformation
June 10, 2024 at 5:18 PM
June 10, 2024 at 1:10 PM

90 countries to attend Swiss-hosted Ukraine peace summit that Russia is snubbing

Switzerland’s president says nearly 90 countries and organizations, half from Europe, have confirmed attending the Swiss-hosted Ukraine peace summit over the weekend
June 10, 2024 at 1:10 PM
Swiss Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis, right, and Swiss Federal Councillor Viola Amherd take part in a media conference on the peace conference in Bern, Switzerland,Monday, June 10, 2024. Switzerland’s president says nearly 90 countries and organizations, half from Europe, have confirmed attending the Swiss-hosted Ukraine peace summit on June 15-16 despite Russia’s refusal to participate. Viola Amherd told reporters Monday that the summit will aim to chart a path toward possible peace nearly 28 months after Russian forces invaded Ukraine. (Peter Schneider/Keystone via AP)
June 10, 2024 at 12:38 PM

Ukraine's air force may keep F-16 warplanes abroad to protect them from Russia

A senior Ukrainian military officer says that the country's air force may keep some of the F-16 fighter jets it’s set to receive from its Western allies at foreign bases to protect them from Russian strikes
June 10, 2024 at 12:38 PM
FILE - Belgium's Prime Minister Alexander De Croo, right, and Belgium's Defense Minister Ludivine Dedonder, left, pose with Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in front of an F-16 at Melsbroek military airport in Brussels, on May 28, 2024. Ukraine may keep some of the F-16 fighter jets it's set to receive from its Western allies at foreign bases to protect them from Russian strikes, a senior Ukrainian military officer said Monday June 10, 2024. Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands and Norway have committed to providing Ukraine with over 60 U.S.-made F-16 fighter jets to help it fend off Russian attacks. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File)
June 9, 2024 at 6:06 PM

Ukraine says it struck one of Russia's most advanced warplanes

Ukraine says its forces have hit an ultra-modern Russian warplane stationed on an air base nearly 370 miles from the front lines
June 9, 2024 at 6:06 PM
In this photo taken on Friday, April 26, 2024 and released by the Russian Defense Ministry Press Service, a Russian soldier stands by a 2A65 "Msta-B" howitzer at a position in an undisclosed location in Ukraine. (Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP)
June 8, 2024 at 10:00 PM

Permission to win: Ukraine needs more from Biden than weapons to defeat Russia

Ukraine needs more from Biden than weapons to defeat Russia, according to experts.
June 8, 2024 at 10:00 PM
Ukrainian soldiers prepare to fire 120mm mortar towards Russian position on the front line at undisclosed location in Donetsk region, Ukraine, June 4, 2024.
June 6, 2024 at 2:44 PM

Exclusive: Biden tells Muir US weapons will not be used to strike Moscow, Kremlin

President Biden tells David Muir U.S. weapons will not be used to strike Moscow or the Kremlin in response to Putin’s statement about authorization of American weapons inside Russia.
June 6, 2024 at 2:44 PM
VIDEO: Exclusive: Biden tells Muir US weapons will not be used to strike Moscow or Kremlin
June 3, 2024 at 4:59 PM

Kamala Harris will represent the US at a Swiss 'peace summit' for Ukraine

Vice President Kamala Harris will represent the U.S. at this month’s Swiss-organized global peace summit on the war in Ukraine promoted by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy
June 3, 2024 at 4:59 PM
Vice President Kamala Harris speaks during a campaign event at Girard College, Wednesday, May 29, 2024, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Joe Lamberti)
June 2, 2024 at 2:35 PM

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin meets with Zelenskyy

The Pentagon says that the U.S. Defense secretary reiterated the U.S.'s unwavering support for Ukraine during a security summit in Singapore.
June 2, 2024 at 2:35 PM
VIDEO: US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin meets with Zelenskyy
May 31, 2024 at 8:24 PM

Biden gives permission to Ukraine to strike inside Russian territory with US weapons

President Joe Biden has given Ukraine permission to strike inside Russia near the area of Kharkiv using American-provided weapons, a U.S. official confirmed to ABC News.
May 31, 2024 at 8:24 PM
VIDEO: Biden gives permission to Ukraine to strike inside Russian territory with US weapons
May 31, 2024 at 7:33 PM

Biden signals policy shift on Russia-Ukraine war

President Joe Biden has given Ukrainian forces permission to strike inside Russia with American weapons. This only applies to the border region near Kharkiv, and not for long-range strikes.
May 31, 2024 at 7:33 PM
VIDEO: Biden signals policy shift on Russia-Ukraine war
May 31, 2024 at 2:47 PM

Ukraine given permission to use US weapons in Russia

President Biden gave the green light for Ukraine to launch American-supplied weapons into Russia, with President Vladimir Putin calling the move an escalation.
May 31, 2024 at 2:47 PM
VIDEO: Ukraine given permission to use US weapons in Russia
May 31, 2024 at 1:15 PM

Biden permits Ukraine to carry out limited strikes within Russia

President Joe Biden has authorized Ukraine to utilize U.S.-provided munitions against military targets in only a limited area of Russia to avoid sparking a wider conflict with the West.
May 31, 2024 at 1:15 PM
VIDEO: Biden permits Ukraine to carry out limited strikes within Russia
May 26, 2024 at 1:49 AM

Russian missile strike hits shopping center in Kharkiv

The large shopping complex in Ukraine’s second-largest city may have had up to 200 people inside at the time of the strike.
May 26, 2024 at 1:49 AM
VIDEO: Russian missile strike hits shopping center in Kharkiv
May 23, 2024 at 9:55 AM

Ukrainian colonel presses for more US arms amid Russian offense: Reporter’s notebook

ABC News sat down with Col. Oleksandr Bakulin, commander of Ukraine’s 57th brigade, in a rare interview as his unit battles a Russian offensive near Kharkiv.
May 23, 2024 at 9:55 AM
Col. Oleksandr Bakulin, of Ukraine's 57th Motorized Brigade, speaks with ABC News' Foreign Correspondent James Longman in a secret location near Kharkiv, Ukraine.
1 month ago

Austin says 'expectation' is Ukraine won't use US weapons outside its territory

Russia has made "tactical gains" in the Kharkiv region of Ukraine, a military expert told ABC News.
1 month ago
Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin holds a joint press conference following a meeting of the Ukraine Defense Contact Group at the Pentagon, May 20, 2024, in Arlington, Va.
1 month ago

Deadly strike on beach resort outside Kharkiv

Six people were killed in the Russian attack. Plus, more villages are being evacuated.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Deadly strike on beach resort outside Kharkiv
1 month ago

‘It is time’ to help Ukraine hit bases in Russia: Victoria Nuland

ABC News’ Martha Raddatz interviews Victoria Nuland on “This Week.”
1 month ago
VIDEO: 1-on-1 with Victoria Nuland
1 month ago

Ukraine’s second-largest city under bombardment by Russia

ABC News’ James Longman reports on the latest in Ukraine on “This Week.”
1 month ago
VIDEO: Ukraine’s second-largest city under bombardment by Russia
1 month ago

Fighting rages near Ukraine’s 2nd-largest city

ABC News’ James Longman reports from Kharkiv, where the latest Russian offensive threatens Ukraine’s second-largest city.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Fighting rages near Ukraine’s 2nd-largest city
1 month ago

Fighting in Ukraine rages near Kharkiv

Thousands have fled Ukraine's second-largest city as Ukrainian troops struggle to hold Russia at bay in the east.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Fighting in Ukraine rages near Kharkiv
1 month ago

Fighting rages near Ukraine's 2nd largest city

Vladimir Putin says Russia wants a buffer zone outside Kharkiv with no plans to take the city.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Fighting rages near Ukraine's 2nd largest city
1 month ago

Ukrainian President Zelenskyy speaks out amid Russian assault

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy tells ABC News about the latest Russian offensive, "The situation is very serious. We cannot afford to lose Kharkiv."
1 month ago
VIDEO: Ukrainian President Zelenskyy speaks out amid Russian assault
1 month ago

Zelenskyy says he blames the world for what’s happening in Kharkiv

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy canceled his trip to Spain and said it was important for him to be with the wounded soldiers.
1 month ago
Zelenskyy says he blames the world for what’s happening in Kharkiv
1 month ago

Zelenskyy speaks out amid Russian assault

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy speaks exclusively to ABC News’ James Longman inside a hospital in Kharkiv.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Zelenskyy speaks out amid Russian assault
1 month ago

'The world's fault': Zelenskyy speaks out amid Russian assault

ABC News had an exclusive interview with the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Thursday.
1 month ago
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy speaks with ABC News Foreign Correspondent James Longman in Kharkiv, Ukraine, on May 16, 2024.
1 month ago

Ukraine withdraws troops near Kharkiv; Russia enters Vovchansk in new offensive

Russia's new offensive gained momentum around Ukraine's second-largest city, dealing a blow to Kyiv as it struggles to contain this new front in the war amid delays from the U.S.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Ukraine withdraws troops near Kharkiv; Russia enters Vovchansk in new offensive
1 month ago

US to send additional $2 billion in Ukraine aid, Blinken says

Secretary of State Blinken announced the additional aid in Kyiv on Wednesday.
1 month ago
Secretary of State Antony Blinken attends a joint press conference with Ukrainian Foreign Minister following their talks in Kyiv, May 15, 2024.