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Pentagon Finds $3B Accounting Error in Aid to Ukraine

And it could be a huge boost to the war effort

(Newser) - The Pentagon says it has overestimated the value of the weapons it has sent to Ukraine by at least $3 billion—an accounting error that could be a boon for the war effort because it will allow the Defense Department to send more weapons now without asking Congress for more...

G7 Leaders in Hiroshima Vow to Support Ukraine

Zelensky will attend summit on Sunday

(Newser) - Leaders of the world’s most powerful democracies vowed Friday to tighten punishments on Russia for its 15-month invasion of Ukraine, days before Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky joins the Group of Seven summit in person on Sunday. "Our support for Ukraine will not waver," the G7 leaders said...

Ukraine Says It Shot Down 29 of 30 Russian Missiles

One missile got through in Odesa region

(Newser) - Russia fired 30 cruise missiles against different parts of Ukraine early Thursday in the latest nighttime test of Ukrainian air defenses, which shot down 29 of them, officials said. One person died and two were wounded by a Russian missile that got through and struck an industrial building in the...

'Unstoppable' Russian Missiles May Be Stoppable After All

Ukraine says it shot down volley of 6 Kinzhal hypersonic missiles overnight

(Newser) - Overnight, Russia launched 18 missiles at Kyiv, six of them said to be "unstoppable" hypersonic Kinzhal missiles that travel at up to 10 times the speed of sound. Although people on the ground were said to be hurt by falling debris, Ukraine on Tuesday said it shot down all...

Russian, South African Generals Meet After US Arms Accusation

American ambassador had suggested weapons were shipped to aid Ukraine invasion

(Newser) - Russia's top army general and his South African counterpart discussed "military cooperation" while meeting Monday in Moscow, the Russian Defense Ministry said. The announcement came hours after South African President Cyril Ramaphosa denied accusations by the US that his country was siding with Russia in the war in...

Report: Wagner Chief Sought Secret Deal With Ukraine

'Washington Post' reports that Prigozhin offered to reveal Russian troop positions

(Newser) - The chief of the Wagner Group told Ukrainian officials earlier this year that he would give Kyiv information on Russian troop positions in return for Ukrainian forces withdrawing from the Bakhmut area, the Washington Post reports, citing what it says are previously unreported intelligence files leaked on Discord. The proposal,...

Leaks Show a Surprisingly Aggressive Zelensky

Ukraine leader privately pressing for attacks inside Russia, reports 'Washington Post'

(Newser) - Volodymyr Zelensky apparently isn't satisfied with merely repelling Russian troops. The Washington Post reports that in private talks with his generals, he has been pushing for aggressive attacks within Russia and even for occupying Russian villages. The story is another based on leaked US intelligence reports that first surfaced...

Zelensky Lobbies Pope, Italy&#39;s Leaders
In Rome, Zelensky
Pressures Pope

In Rome, Zelensky Pressures Pope

President asks Francis for a direct condemnation of Russian invasion

(Newser) - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky went to Rome on Saturday to make a direct appeal to the pope to support his government's approach to achieving peace—after finding Francis' proposals unsettling. While there, Zelensky also met with Italy's president and prime minister, who offered enthusiastic backing. "We bet...

Amid Air Raids, Ukrainian Group Preps for Eurovision

Tvorchi, featuring Andrii Hutsuliak and Jeffrey Kenny, will perform 'Heart of Steel' Saturday in UK

(Newser) - Last year, Ukraine's Kalush Orchestra took home the grand prize at Eurovision for "Stefania," just a few months after the Russian invasion that has upended life there since. Per NPR , there's now a "special spotlight" on Ukraine for its entry this year into the international...

AFP Journalist Killed in Ukraine
AFP Journalist
Killed in Ukraine

AFP Journalist Killed in Ukraine

Arman Soldin, 32, was video coordinator for Agence France-Presse

(Newser) - French international news agency Agence France-Presse says its Ukraine video coordinator was killed Tuesday during a rocket attack near the eastern Ukrainian city of Bakhmut, the AP reports. Arman Soldin, 32, was with a team of AFP journalists traveling with Ukrainian soldiers when the group came under fire from Grad...

Putin's Victory Day Celebration Isn't What It Once Was

Less than half the number of military vehicles as there were in 2021 showed up for Moscow parade

(Newser) - Every year on May 9, Russia celebrates Victory Day, a commemoration of the day when Russia defeated Nazi Germany during World War II. NBC News calls the holiday "the most sacred day on the calendar for Putin's Russia," and one that "has held tremendous sentimental value...

Head of Russia&#39;s Wagner Group Loses It in Graphic Video
Wagner Boss:
Russia Is
Sending More

Wagner Boss: Russia Is Sending More Ammunition

Mercenary chief Yevgeny Prigozhin had threatened to pull his forces out of Ukraine's Bakhmut

(Newser) - The head of the Wagner Group says his tirade was successful. Yevgeny Prigozhin had threatened to withdraw his mercenary troops, who have been part of Russia's war against Ukraine, unless Kremlin officials send him more ammunition. On Sunday, he announced that Wagner will be able to "continue fighting"...

Ukraine Credits Downing to US Patriot Missile

Putin has billed the hypersonic missile as unstoppable

(Newser) - Ukraine said Saturday it used a US-made Patriot missile to bring down one of Russia's most dangerous weapons for the first time—a hypersonic Kinzhal missile. Several US officials confirmed the downing over Kyiv on Thursday night, the New York Times reports, which would indicate that the missile Russian...

Ukrainian, Russian Delegates Scuffle at Turkey Summit

'Paws off Ukraine!' one delegate said after attacking Russian delegate who snatched his flag

(Newser) - A summit of Black Sea nations took place this week in the Turkish capital of Ankara, a few hundred miles away from Ukraine, but the distance didn't stop tensions from the Russian invasion there from bubbling over into the hallways of Turkey's parliament building. The AP reports that...

Newspaper Gets Creative to Inform Russians About War

Finnish paper hides news about Ukraine in a popular video game available to Russians

(Newser) - Finland's biggest daily newspaper has found a creative way to inform Russians about the war in Ukraine, reports Reuters . Knowing that Moscow censors any news about the war, the Helsingin Sanomat turned to the world of video games. The popular game "Counter-Strike" encourages users to create their own...

Drones Marked 'For the Kremlin' Attack Ukraine

Meanwhile, the ICC raises Ukrainian flag as President Zelensky visits The Hague

(Newser) - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was in the Netherlands on Thursday for a surprise visit to the city that's home to the International Criminal Court, which has issued an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin. Zelensky's visit to The Hague, which hosts the ICC and the United Nations'...

EU Targets Ships 'Going Dark' to Evade Russian Sanctions

EU thinks there are some big sanctions loopholes that are helping Moscow refill its war chest

(Newser) - Wars tend to bring innovations—and European Union officials say Russia has been finding innovative ways to dodge sanctions in the 14 months since it launched its war in Ukraine. Sources tell Bloomberg that EU leaders are working with the US and other allies on a fresh package of penalties...

Zelensky: No, We Did Not Send Drones to Assassinate Putin
Russia: US Ordered
Drone Attack on Putin

Russia: US Ordered Drone Attack on Putin

Washington denies the allegation: 'We had nothing to do with this'

(Newser) - Russia on Thursday claimed the United States orchestrated the alleged drone attack on the Kremlin, which Russian officials paint as a Ukrainian assassination attempt on President Vladimir Putin. "We are well aware that decisions on such a level of terrorist attacks are made not in Kyiv, but in Washington,...

Tinder Just Dumped Russia
to Russia:
We're Done

Tinder to Russia: We're Done

Parent company Match Group is going to be out by June 30

(Newser) - In addition to not being able to get their Pepsi , McDonald's , Netflix , and Starbucks , Russians now won't be able to swipe right or left on Tinder. As Quartz reports, the Match Group—which runs dating sites like, Tinder, Hinge, and PlentyofFish—has decided to call it...

Russia: Ukraine Sent Drones to Assassinate Putin

But Kremlin says it brought down the drones and Putin wasn't home anyway

(Newser) - Russia claims it has averted an assassination attempt on Vladimir Putin, and it alleges Ukraine was behind the plot. The Kremlin on Wednesday said it brought down two drones overnight using what the BBC calls "electronic radar assets." Russia claims the drones were targeting Putin's Kremlin residence,...

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