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Ukraine Breaking News Today Live on 03-08-2024

Stay on top of Russia-Ukraine war 03-08-2024 developments on the ground with KyivPost fact-based news, exclusive video footage, photos and updated war maps.

Ukraine Breaking News Today Live on 03-08-2024

Turkey Ready to Host Ukraine-Russia Peace Summit, Erdogan Says

Turkey Ready to Host Ukraine-Russia Peace Summit, Erdogan Says
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky attend a joint press conference at the Dolmabahce Presidental office in Istanbul on March 8, 2024. (Photo by OZAN KOSE / AFP)
NATO member Turkey has been positioning itself as a potential mediator between Moscow and Kyiv since Russia launched its invasion more than two years ago.

Average Salaries in Ukraine – An Illustration of Wartime Life and Economy

Average Salaries in Ukraine – An Illustration of Wartime Life and Economy
People queue to by a SIM card in a store in Kyiv on December 13, 2023. (Photo by SERGEI CHUZAVKOV / AFP)
The latest report from Ukraine’s State Statistics Service showed an increase in salary in different industries throughout 2023, but the numbers might not reveal the full picture.

Torture Part of Russia’s War Policy in Ukraine: UN Expert

Torture Part of Russia’s War Policy in Ukraine: UN Expert
A Ukrainian policeman walks in a basement of the regional police headquarters, allegedly used as a torture site of pro-Ukrainian citizens during the Russian occupation, in Kherson on January 31, 2023. After invading Russian forces retreated from southern Ukrainian city of Kherson, police have discovered detention facilities allegedly used to torture captured Ukrainians. All what was left is floors filled with trashed personal belongings, lonely chair in a dark basement room, and Russian anthem written on the walls. (Photo by Genya SAVILOV / AFP)
The UN expert said that the Russian army's torture of military and civilian prisoners is so widespread that it "cannot be described away as aberrant behavior or ad hoc behavior."

Ukraine to Receive €4.5 Billion Tranche in March from €50 Billion Aid Plan

Ukraine to Receive €4.5 Billion Tranche in March from €50 Billion Aid Plan
European Commission Executive Vice-President responsible for an Economy that Works for People Valdis Dombrovskis delivers a press conference as part of a meeting arranged by Sweden's EU Presidency in the Trade and Technology Council between the EU and the US (TTC) in Lulea, northern Sweden, on May 31, 2023. (Photo by Jonas EKSTROMER / TT News Agency / AFP) / Sweden OUT
Ukraine will receive the first tranche of EUR 4.5 billion under the Ukraine Facility program in March, and the second tranche of EUR 1.5 billion will be disbursed in April.

Czech-Led Collection Can Get Ukraine 300,000 Shells: PM

Czech-Led Collection Can Get Ukraine 300,000 Shells: PM
Czech President Petr Pavel attends a joint press conference with his french counterpart after a meeting at the Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic, on March 5, 2024. (Photo by Ludovic MARIN / AFP)
Since Europe struggled to provide munitions for Ukraine, President Pavel told a security conference in Munich last month that the Czech Republic could collect weaponry for Kyiv outside the continent.

Russian Milbloggers Irate at Kremlin ‘Lies’ About Dnipro Bridgehead as Kyiv Troops Gain Ground

Russian Milbloggers Irate at Kremlin ‘Lies’ About Dnipro Bridgehead as Kyiv Troops Gain Ground
An irritating Kyiv bridgehead Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu told Putin was totally “wiped out” is hanging tough weeks later, and now elite Ukrainian Marines have grabbed new real estate.

With Men on the Front, Women Descend Ukraine's Mines

With Men on the Front, Women Descend Ukraine's Mines
A conveyor belt operator, Tetyana Tarasova 31 (L), a mining electrician, Hanna Karpachyova (C), 30, and a mining electrician, Kateryna Petrenko (R), 30, pose at the mining area in one of the coal mines of DTEK Pavlogradvugillya, in the Dnipropetrovsk region, on February 27, 2024, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. (Photo by Anatolii STEPANOV / AFP)
Ukraine introduced historic changes to its labour laws just weeks after Russia invaded to allow women to take on work previously restricted to men.

India Bust Network Sending Citizens to Fight for Russia in Ukraine

India Bust Network Sending Citizens to Fight for Russia in Ukraine
The traffickers, operating as an organized network, lured Indian nationals with promises of lucrative jobs, then deployed them to frontline bases in the Russo-Ukrainian war against their will.

Washington Insider: What Biden’s State of the Union Means for Ukraine

Washington Insider: What Biden’s State of the Union Means for Ukraine
US President Joe Biden delivers the State of the Union address in the House Chamber of the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on March 7, 2024. (Photo by Mandel NGAN / AFP)
US President Joe Biden’s annual State of the Union address signaled that the threat of a Russia “on the march” should alarm everyone – not only supporters of Ukraine.

Hi-Tech & Drones in the New Ukraine

Hi-Tech & Drones in the New Ukraine
Kyiv Post speaks to Ukraine's Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation, Oleksandr Bornyakov, the man who is helping Ukraine to raise a drone army and navy in the midst of a war.

Eurotopics: Has the EU Got Its Defence Industrial Strategy Right?

Eurotopics: Has the EU Got Its Defence Industrial Strategy Right?
The EU Commission has presented a new strategy and legislative proposal for the European defence industry.

Zelensky to Visit Turkey, Meet Erdogan For Talks on Friday

Zelensky to Visit Turkey, Meet Erdogan For Talks on Friday
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) greets Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky at the Vahdettin Mansion in Istanbul on July 7, 2023. (Photo by HANDOUT / Press Office of the Presidency of Turkey / AFP)
As the Turkish presidency stated on Thursday, the focus of the discussion will be on Russia’s war against Ukraine, including efforts to establish a secure corridor in the Black Sea.

Russian Strike on Kharkiv Kills Two as Dozens of Drones Downed

Russian Strike on Kharkiv Kills Two as Dozens of Drones Downed
Chuguiv, Kharkiv region
Russia and Ukraine also said they downed dozens of drones overnight, as both sides keep trying to strike targets deep behind the stretched frontlines.

EXPLAINED: Chinese ‘Shuttle Diplomacy’ Between Ukraine, Russia – What’s the Implication?

EXPLAINED: Chinese ‘Shuttle Diplomacy’ Between Ukraine, Russia – What’s the Implication?
Li Hui, China's special envoy for Ukraine, attends a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister in Moscow on May 26, 2023. (Photo by Handout / RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY / AFP)
While Ukraine has been trying hard to get China on board its peace formula, the latest European tour of the Chinese diplomat is unlikely to yield any immediate results.

ISW Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment, March 7, 2024

ISW Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment, March 7, 2024
ISW - map.
Latest from the Institute for the Study of War.

Bashing Trump, Biden Vows ‘I Will Not Bow Down to Russia’

Bashing Trump, Biden Vows ‘I Will Not Bow Down to Russia’
US President Joe Biden delivers the State of the Union address in the House Chamber of the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on March 7, 2024. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP)
In the introduction to his annual State of the Union speech, American president takes on threats to democracy in Europe, and at home in the US

‘It’s a Victory for Freedom Today’ – War in Ukraine Update for March 8

‘It’s a Victory for Freedom Today’ – War in Ukraine Update for March 8
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken receives NATO ratification documents from Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson during a ceremony at the US State Department, as Sweden formally joins the North Atlantic alliance, in Washington, DC, on March 7, 2024. Kristersson hailed his country’s entry into NATO as a “victory for freedom,” as it turned the page on two centuries of non-alignment following Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine. The accession “is a victory for freedom today. Sweden has made a free, democratic, sovereign and united choice to join NATO,” he said at the ceremony. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP)
Zelensky to visit Turkey, talks to center on safe shipping; Sweden joins NATO, ending 200 years of neutrality; Vilnius and London to send critical weaponry to Kyiv; Small Russian gains near Kupyansk