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Ukraine live briefing: At least 2 dead in strikes on Kyiv; Russian military airfield attacked, officials say

The strikes in Kyiv came after a slew of drone attacks targeted at least six Russian regions, officials there said.

August 30, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: Prigozhin buried in private; Russia intercepts drones apparently targeting airports

Wagner Group boss Yevgeny Prigozhin was buried, absent any public display or pomp, on Tuesday in a cemetery in St. Petersburg, local media outlets reported.

August 29, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: Russia calls Prigozhin assassination claims ‘lies’ as investigations continue

The Kremlin dismissed speculation that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the killing of Wagner mercenary chief Yevgeniy Prigozhin.

August 25, 2023

Russia launches moon mission in first attempt in almost a half-century

Russia hailed the Luna-25 rocket launch as a “new page” in its space exploration. The spacecraft is in a race to land on the moon’s icy south pole.

August 11, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: Co-founder of Russian tech giant Yandex calls war ‘barbaric’

Russia's Defense Ministry said nine drones targeting Crimea crashed into the Black Sea and two drones were downed over Moscow.

August 10, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: Rescue workers deployed to Crimea after alleged drone attack; Christie visits Kyiv

Earlier on Friday, Russia said its naval base at Novorossiysk was attacked by sea drones overnight. A Ukrainian official said a Russian warship was damaged.

August 4, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: F-16 training to begin this month, Zelensky says

The Biden administration agreed in May to allow allies to send U.S.-made F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine. Kyiv and Kherson came under attack, officials said.

August 3, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: Moscow says drone hits skyscraper again; Kherson and Kharkiv report strikes

Russia claimed to have thwarted several drones targeting Moscow. A Russian strike destroyed a dormitory in Kharkiv, Ukraine.

August 1, 2023

Drones hit glitzy Moscow buildings as Ukraine says Russians should feel war

Moscow-City, a complex of skyscrapers in the Russian capital, has become a repeat target as senior Ukrainian officials warn Russians to expect more attacks.

August 1, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: Saudis to host peace talks, Journal reports; Zelensky visits troops near Bakhmut

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky visited forces near Bakhmut, he said Saturday

July 29, 2023