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Ukraine Breaking News Today Live on 02-21-2024

Stay on top of Russia-Ukraine war 02-21-2024 developments on the ground with KyivPost fact-based news, exclusive video footage, photos and updated war maps.

Ukraine Breaking News Today Live on 02-21-2024

Media Investigation Identifies 45,000 Russian Soldiers Killed in Ukraine

Media Investigation Identifies 45,000 Russian Soldiers Killed in Ukraine
(FILES) Destroyed Russian armored vehicles line the street in the city of Bucha, west of Kyiv, on March 4, 2022. The UN Human Rights Council on March 4, 2022, overwhelmingly voted to create a top-level investigation into violations committed following Russia's invasion of Ukraine. More than 1.2 million people have fled Ukraine into neighbouring countries since Russia launched its full-scale invasion on February 24, United Nations figures showed on March 4, 2022. (Photo by ARIS MESSINIS / AFP)
It only included the names of soldiers publicly identified in open-source data – mainly obituaries – and warned the real toll may be twice as high.

Should Western Support for Ukraine Be Increased or Reduced?

Should Western Support for Ukraine Be Increased or Reduced?
Kyiv Post took to the streets of Kyiv and Washington DC and found that most passerby supported further aid to Ukraine for a variety of reasons.

'There to Die': Nepali Mercenaries Fight for Russia in Ukraine

'There to Die': Nepali Mercenaries Fight for Russia in Ukraine
Surya Sharma, who joined the Russian army as a mercenary to fight in the invasion of Ukraine and asked to use a pseudonym for legal reasons, walks along a street in Kathmandu on February 6, 2024. Nepali mercenaries are fighting for Russia in Ukraine, lured to kill far from their Himalayan homeland by promises of a passport and cash, but wounded returnees warn anyone tempted to join the war: "Do not come." (Photo by Prakash MATHEMA / AFP)
While Nepali soldiers-for-hire can bank in a month nearly double what they could earn in a year back home, conditions are brutal and many have been killed or wounded.

HIMARS Blamed for Bloody Strike on Russian Unit Standing in Field to Wait for General

HIMARS Blamed for Bloody Strike on Russian Unit Standing in Field to Wait for General
If reports from both sides of the line are to be believed, hundreds of men from a Siberian infantry unit were standing in the open getting ready to be inspected by a Major General.

Displaced Ukrainians in Australia Uncertain About Future

Displaced Ukrainians in Australia Uncertain About Future
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The Australian Federation of Ukrainian Organizations (AFUO) is calling on the government to cut out some of the obstacles that it says are making it difficult for Ukrainians to work and get visas.

Europeans Pessimistic on Ukraine's Chances of Victory: Survey

Europeans Pessimistic on Ukraine's Chances of Victory: Survey
Supporters of Ukraine hold signs and wave flags during a Stand with Ukraine rally at Copley Square in Boston, Massachusetts, on February 26, 2023. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso / AFP)
Only 10 percent of Europeans believe Ukraine can defeat Russia on the battlefield. The poll comes as Kyiv has acknowledged facing frontline difficulties, and doubts swirl over Western backing.

Ukrainian Air Force Downs Seventh Russian Fighter-Bomber in Recent Days

Ukrainian Air Force Downs Seventh Russian Fighter-Bomber in Recent Days
Russian Sukhoi Su-35S fighter aircrafts, Su-34 military fighter jets and Su-30SM jet fighters fly over the Kremlin and Red Square in downtown Moscow to mark the 75th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, May 9, 2020. (Photo by Yuri KADOBNOV / AFP)
Ukraine has recently shot down seven Russian fighter-bombers, the latest another Su-34. Air Force officials haven’t released the location or methods of the engagement.

Eleven Ukraine Сhildren Returned From Russia

Eleven Ukraine Сhildren Returned From Russia
Sergiy, 36, stands with his nephews Zhasmin (10,L) and Lev (13) after Ukrainian children crossed the border from Belarus to Ukraine, in the Volyn region, on February 20, 2024, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine.(Photo by Roman PILIPEY / AFP)
Emerging from the darkness at a humanitarian crossing on the Belarus border, the children hugged family members who had been waiting for more than six hours.

US-Russian Woman Arrested in Russia for Treason

US-Russian Woman Arrested in Russia for Treason
Ksenia Karelina. Photo: Vkontakte.
Russia's FSB said the woman had been "proactively collecting funds... which were subsequently used to purchase tactical medical items, equipment, and ammunition for the Ukrainian armed forces".

ISW Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment, February 20, 2024

ISW Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment, February 20, 2024
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