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‘Our music conquers Europe’: Zelensky praises Ukraine Eurovision win

Ukraine's Kalush Orchestra won the Eurovision Song Contest in Italy on Saturday with their entry "Stefania", riding a wave of public support to claim an emotional victory that was welcomed by the country's president...Read More

Eurovision: With Russia excluded, Ukraine wins the political contest

Italy will host the final of the 66th Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday evening with one country notably absent: Russia was excluded from the competition in February following its invasion of Ukraine. Despite the competition organisers' insistence that the contest is a...

Live: Fighting rages in Donbas, Russian forces appear stalled

Russian forces appeared to be stalled in Ukraine’s eastern Donbass region despite "significant efforts" in the Izium and Severodonetsk areas to make a breakthrough to Kramatorsk, the major city in the Ukrainian-controlled part of the coal basin. Follow FRANCE...

Replenishing US arms supplies a matter of ‘urgency’ amid huge shipments to Ukraine

The US is expected to amplify its military assistance to Ukraine in the coming days as the Senate is anticipated to pass a bill giving Kyiv billions of additional weapons and military assistance. But the sheer extent of US arms...

Live: Ukraine makes steady progress in Kharkiv region

Fighting was intense around the northeastern city of Kharkiv on Friday as Ukrainian forces continued to make relatively steady progress in the region, according to a FRANCE 24 team reporting in the country’s second-largest city. Britain’s Defense Ministry said...

Russian blockade of Ukraine’s ports puts global food supply at risk

The Russian blockade of Ukraine’s Black Sea ports risks causing a global food crisis, given that Ukraine is one of the world’s top agricultural exporters. Analysts say this shows how Russia is weaponising food in its geopolitical games –...

Finland’s leaders back joining NATO in policy shift triggered by Ukraine war

Finland must apply to join the NATO military alliance "without delay", Finnish President Sauli Niinisto and Prime Minister Sanna Marin said on Thursday, signalling a major policy shift triggered by Russia's invasion of Ukraine...Read More

On the front lines with volunteer Ukrainian soldiers near Izium

Heavy fighting is under way just 10 kilometres from the front lines near Izium in the Donetsk region, with both Ukrainian and Russian lines targeting each other’s positions. Here in the trenches, volunteers from across Ukraine and abroad are...

Putin uses anniversary of Europe’s WWII victory to justify Ukraine invasion

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday sought to cast Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine as a necessary move against "aggression" despite no evidence that Russia was under imminent threat from either Ukraine or NATO. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, for his...

Macron calls for ‘European political community’ that could include Ukraine, UK

France's President Emmanuel Macron said Monday it would take "decades" for a candidate like Ukraine to join the EU, and suggested building a broader political community of democratic states around the bloc...Read More
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