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Ukraine Breaking News Today Live on 02-23-2024

Stay on top of Russia-Ukraine war 02-23-2024 developments on the ground with KyivPost fact-based news, exclusive video footage, photos and updated war maps.

Ukraine Breaking News Today Live on 02-23-2024

TALKING SUBSTANCE: Negotiations Won’t Work. Lessons Learned over 2 years of Full Scale War

TALKING SUBSTANCE: Negotiations Won’t Work. Lessons Learned over 2 years of Full Scale War
What's transpired over the past two years, its significance, and on how it might shape Ukraine's and Europe's future in the premiere episode of Talking Substance.

Zelensky Calls for Fast Deliveries of Air Defense Systems, Fighter Jets

Zelensky Calls for Fast Deliveries of Air Defense Systems, Fighter Jets
Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky (R) and Denmark's Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen give a press conference after a meeting in Lviv on February 23, 2024 amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. (Photo by Mads Claus Rasmussen / Ritzau Scanpix / AFP)
Ukraine relies on Western military backing to help it defend against Russian attacks, which have accelerated as Moscow seeks to take advantage of Kyiv's stretched resources on the battlefield.

Odesa Plays Puccini in Italian Parliament to Remember Full-Scale Invasion

Odesa Plays Puccini in Italian Parliament to Remember Full-Scale Invasion
Repetitions before the concert.
As Italy and Ukraine get ready to sign a security agreement, their cultural bonds are secured with a performance by the Odesa Orchestra in the Italian parliament.

Veselka: The Rainbow Ukraine Feeds New York

Veselka: The Rainbow Ukraine Feeds New York
People wait outside to get a seat in Veselka. Photo Sipa US (Alamy).
Set in Manhattan’s hippest neighborhood, this Ukrainian coffee shop with humble origins has seduced refugees, artists and Hollywood stars alike. Now it’s starring in its own film.

Emboldened in Ukraine, Russia Marks Patriotic Holiday

Emboldened in Ukraine, Russia Marks Patriotic Holiday
In this pool photograph distributed by Russian state agency Sputnik, Russia's President Vladimir Putin attends a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier by the Kremlin Wall to mark the Defender of the Fatherland Day in Moscow on February 23, 2024. (Photo by Alexander KAZAKOV / POOL / AFP)
Ukraine has had success in the Black Sea but been weakened on land by the blocking of US aid, its failed counter-offensive and worsening ammunition shortages.

Ukraine: Counting the Human Cost of The War

Ukraine: Counting the Human Cost of The War
EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / Women sit on a bench next to a grave of a Ukrainian serviceman who died in combat, in a cemetery in the town of Brovary, outside of Kyiv on April 23, 2023, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. (Photo by Dimitar DILKOFF / AFP)
The exact number of casualties is impossible to establish, with both sides giving little information about their losses, to avoid undermining morale among the troops and wider public.

What 24 February 2022, Means for Us – Garton Ash, Dickinson, Bociurkiw, Hodges

What 24 February 2022, Means for Us – Garton Ash, Dickinson, Bociurkiw, Hodges
Two years on, leading specialists comment on what Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine signifies for them.

More than 60% of Germans Support Arms Increase for Ukraine

More than 60% of Germans Support Arms Increase for Ukraine
The German flag flutters in the breeze on the roof of the Reichstag, the building housing the German lower House of Parliament (Bundestag), on July 23, 2022 in Berlin. (Photo by David GANNON / AFP)
Germans are divided on how Russia's war against Ukraine should end and on whether Russia would continue its invasion to other countries.

Kremlin Follows Up Medvedev Call for Odesa to Rejoin Russia With Drone Strike Killing Three

Kremlin Follows Up Medvedev Call for Odesa to Rejoin Russia With Drone Strike Killing Three
Former Russian President Medvedev told the world all Russia wants Odesa, a famously Russian-speaking city on Ukraine’s Black Sea coast, to “come home.” Deadly kamikaze drones hit hours later.

Poland Honors Victims of Russian Aggression, Urges EU and NATO to Keep Supporting Ukraine

Poland Honors Victims of Russian Aggression, Urges EU and NATO to Keep Supporting Ukraine
Polish Sejm. Illustrative photo: pap.pl
The Polish parliament has expressed its gratitude to the brave Ukrainians who “not only protect their own borders but also deter Russian imperialism.”

'To Dent Russia’s War Machine': EU Adopts 13th Package of Sanctions

'To Dent Russia’s War Machine': EU Adopts 13th Package of Sanctions
High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell speaks to the media ahead of a Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) meeting at the EU headquarters in Brussels, on February 19, 2024. (Photo by Kenzo TRIBOUILLARD / AFP)
The European Council adopts its thirteenth package of sanctions against Russia on the second anniversary of its invasion of Ukraine.Josep Borrell reaffirms EU's resolve to "dent Russia’s war machine."

Russia Focuses Attacks on Ukraine 'Hot Spot' Maryinka

Russia Focuses Attacks on Ukraine 'Hot Spot' Maryinka
Russia claimed to have captured Maryinka, west of Donetsk, in December 2023, while Ukraine said its forces remained on the outskirts. Fighting was frozen mainly until recent days.

New Survey Says 40 Percent of Ukrainians Believe Victory Will Come in 1-2 Years

New Survey Says 40 Percent of Ukrainians Believe Victory Will Come in 1-2 Years
Ukraine supporters carry a huge Ukrainian flag and balloons in the colors of Europe as they demonstrate in Aachen, western Germany, where Ukraine's President and the people of Ukraine are awarded the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen 2023 (Karlspreis) on May 14, 2023.(Photo by Wolfgang STEIL / AFP)
The majority expect Ukraine to win have no idea when the victory in the war will come and the number of “don’t knows” is increasing.

Ukrainian Troops' Angry Push for New Recruits

Ukrainian Troops' Angry Push for New Recruits
Ukrainian soldiers stand at their position in the Donetsk region, on December 10, 2023, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. (Photo by Anatolii Stepanov / AFP)
Fatigue and calls to give soldiers relief pose a dilemma for military leaders who need more manpower to hold off Russian attacks.

US to Level More Sanctions as Russia Claims Fresh Gains in Ukraine

US to Level More Sanctions as Russia Claims Fresh Gains in Ukraine
On Thursday, the Russian defense ministry announced the capture of Pobeda ('victory' in Russian), a frontline village about five kilometers (three miles) west of Donetsk city.

‘Russian Madness Has to Lose This War’ – War in Ukraine Update for Feb 23

‘Russian Madness Has to Lose This War’ – War in Ukraine Update for Feb 23
Romanian Air Force F-16s military fighter jets participate in NATO's Baltic Air Policing Mission in Lithuanian airspace near Siauliai, on May 23, 2023. (Photo by PETRAS MALUKAS / AFP)
President Zelensky addresses insane Moscow statements; Ukraine prepares for F-16s; Medvedev says Russia must take Kyiv and Odesa, either now or later.

Three Killed in Russian Drone Attack in Odesa; 8 Injured as ‘Shahed’ Strikes Dnipro High-Rise

Three Killed in Russian Drone Attack in Odesa; 8 Injured as ‘Shahed’ Strikes Dnipro High-Rise
Russian troops launched 31 Shahed drones over Ukraine, with Ukrainian Air Defense Forces successfully downing 23.

IMF Approves $880 Million for Ukraine

IMF Approves $880 Million for Ukraine
The aid, announced almost two years to the day after Russian forces poured across the border, must still be approved by the IMF executive board.

ISW Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment, February 22, 2024

ISW Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment, February 22, 2024
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