Russia invades Ukraine

DONETSK DISTRICT, UKRAINE - JULY 01: A fireball appears in the woods as a tank unit with the 14th M...
NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press

US announces $820M in Ukraine aid, including missile systems

The U.S. announced on Friday that it will provide Ukraine with $820 million in new military aid, including new surface-to-air missile systems and counter-artillery radars to respond to Russia's heavy reliance on long-range strikes in the war.
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ODESSA, UKRAINE - JULY 01: A destroyed building is seen after the Russian missile attack where 17 p...
Rob Picheta, Jonny Hallam, Cristiana Moisescu and Julia Presniakova CNN

Russian missile strikes on Odesa kill 20, including a child, after housing block hit overnight

At least 20 people, including a child, were killed when Russia launched overnight missile strikes at a residential building and a recreation center near Odesa, southern Ukraine, officials said on Friday.
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Soldiers survey damage and salvage items after a projectile and subsequent fire destroyed a warehou...
FRANCESCA EBEL, Associated Press

Russian forces leave Snake Island, keep up eastern assault

Russia has pulled back its forces from a Black Sea island where they have faced relentless Ukrainian attacks, but is keeping up its push to encircle the last bulwark of Ukraine’s resistance in the eastern province of Luhansk.
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US President Joe Biden, speaks with Jens Stoltenberg (unseen) NATO Secretaty General at the NATO le...
DARLENE SUPERVILLE and ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press

US to boost military presence in Europe for Russia threat

President Joe Biden says the U.S. is enhancing its military presence in Europe for the long haul to bolster regional security after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
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YURAS KARMANAU and FRANCESCA EBEL, Associated Press

Ukrainian officials say at least 2 dead as missile hits mall

Ukrainian officials say scores of civilians are feared killed or injured after a Russian rocket strike hit a crowded shopping mall in the central city of Kremenchuk.
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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg holds the closing press conference at NATO headquarters dur...
SAMUEL PETREQUIN, Associated Press

NATO to boost rapid reaction force, Ukraine military support

NATO chief says alliance aims to boost rapid reaction force numbers from the current 40,000 to over 300,000.
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Kiersten Nunez

Local nonprofit aims to fix lost homes in Ukraine

The nonprofit August Mission hopes to raise enough money to rehouse Ukrainians who lost their homes during the conflict against Russia.
7 days ago
The eastern Ukrainian city of Severodonetsk is now "completely under Russian occupation," according...
Tim Lister, Oleksandra Ochman, Olga Voitovych and Jeevan Ravindran, CNN

Ukrainian city of Severodonetsk now ‘completely under Russian occupation’ after months of fighting

The eastern Ukrainian city of Severodonetsk is "completely under Russian occupation," the city's head of military administration said Saturday, following months of grueling and bloody fighting.
8 days ago
In 1991, when actor Mila Kunis moved to the United States, her family left their home in what was t...
Gabriel Kinder, CNN

Mila Kunis responds to the war in Ukraine by raising millions of dollars to aid those who are suffering

In early March, Mila Kunis and her husband, Ashton Kutcher, launched Stand With Ukraine, with the goal of raising $30 million. To date, the campaign has raised more than $36 million, and more than 75,000 people have donated.
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Ashley Moser, KSL TV

Ukrainian ballerina takes the stage in local music video benefiting refugees

Music is a language we all understand, and a group of local artists, with the help of refugees, are sharing their talents in hopes of spreading a message of love.
13 days ago
Svitlana, a member of Ukraine's Territorial Defense Forces, stands above a trench dug out to serve ...
ANDREA ROSA and JAMEY KEATEN, Associated Press

Despite Western arms, Ukraine is outgunned in the east

Despite the heavy influx of weapons from the West, Ukrainian forces are outgunned by the Russians in the battle for the eastern Donbas region, where the fighting is largely being carried out by way of artillery exchanges.
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A Ukrainian flag flies next to a home that was heavily damaged by a Russian rocket attack on June 1...
JOHN LEICESTER and DAVID KEYTON, ASSOCIATED PRESS

Morale is concern as NATO chief warns war could last ‘years’

Four months of brutal fighting in Ukraine appear to be straining the morale of troops on both sides, prompting desertions and rebellion against officers’ orders, British defense officials said Sunday. NATO’s chief warned the war could drag on for “years.”
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A Ukrainian flag flies next to a home that was heavily damaged by a Russian rocket attack on June 1...
DAVID KEYTON and EFREM LUKATSKY, Associated Press

As Russia presses assault, Ukraine given possible path to EU

The European Union’s executive arm has recommended putting Ukraine on a path to membership.
16 days ago
The U.S. State Department said they are aware of reports that a third American who traveled to Ukra...
Michael Conte and Jennifer Hansler, CNN

US State Department: Third American reportedly missing in Ukraine

The U.S. State Department said they are aware of reports that a third American who traveled to Ukraine to fight against Russia has gone missing "in recent weeks."
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The Biden administration is expected to announce on June 15 an additional $1 billion in military ai...
Barbara Starr, Jeremy Herb and Oren Liebermann, CNN

Biden administration announces additional $1 billion in military aid for Ukraine

The Biden administration announced on Wednesday it was providing an additional $1 billion in military aid to Ukraine to fight Russia, a package that includes shipments of additional howitzers, ammunition and coastal defense systems.
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Mourning mass graves Ukraine...
OLEKSANDR STASHEVSKYI Associated Press

Ukraine forest near Bucha is site of mass grave exhumation

Ukraine's national police chief says authorities are investigating the killings of more than 12,000 Ukrainians nationwide in the war since the Russian invasion in February. Authorities in the Kyiv region near Bucha on Monday showed reporters several victims whose hands had been tied behind their backs.
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BAKHMUT, UKRAINE - JUNE 13: Holes are burned through a charred swing set from shrapnel after a proj...
Associated Press

The battle of Donbas could prove decisive in Ukraine war

Day after day, Russia is pounding the Donbas region of Ukraine with relentless artillery and air raids, making slow but steady progress to seize the industrial heartland of its neighbor.
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HANNA ARHIROVA, ASSOCIATED PRESS

Ukraine hails teen drone operator who spied Russian armor

As Russian tanks and trucks rumbled close to their village, a Ukrainian teenager and his father stealthily launched their small drone into the air.
21 days ago
FILE IMAGE: Zelensky Talks Arms Shipments And Progress Of War At Kyiv Press Conference  (Photo by J...
DAVID KEYTON and JOHN LEICESTER, ASSOCIATED PRESS

Ukraine: Russia said to be using more deadly weapons in war

Ukrainian and British officials warned Saturday that Russian forces are relying on weapons able to cause mass casualties as they try to make headway in capturing eastern Ukraine and fierce, prolonged fighting depletes resources on both sides.
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After helping in Poland, Whitney Holocomb is hoping to sponsor Ukrainians and bring them to Utah th...
Erin Cox, KSL TV

Utah woman hoping to sponsor Ukrainian refugees, bring them to Beehive State

A Utah woman who met Ukrainian refugees in Poland is trying to bring them to the Beehive State.
23 days ago
Smoke rises from a battlefield on June 08, 2022 near Sloviansk, Ukraine. In recent weeks, Russia ha...
BERNAT ARMANGUÉ and YURAS KARMANAU, Associated Press

As war in Ukraine drags on, fears of global food crisis grow

Ukrainian forces and Russian troops continue to battle back and forth in a key eastern city. At the same time, fears of a global food crisis have escalated because million of tons of grain have piled up in the besieged country’s silos.
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Russia has increased its firepower in the Donbas region of Ukraine....
JOHN LEICESTER and HANNA ARHIROVA Associated Press

Russia claims advances in Ukraine amid fierce fighting

Russia on Tuesday claimed to have taken control of 97% of one of the two provinces that make up Ukraine's Donbas, bringing the Kremlin closer to its goal of fully capturing the eastern industrial heartland of coal mines and factories.
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Svitlana Miller, founder of toukrainewithlove.org after delivering solar power generators to Ukrain...
Jed Boal, KSL TV

A Ukrainian, now living in Idaho, is delivering essential goods to Ukraine

Volunteers, some with Utah ties, are making a difference in the lives of those who are suffering, and those fighting back.
26 days ago
KYIV, UKRAINE - MAY 17: Protesters attend a rally in front of the Chinese embassy on May 17, 2022 i...
Associated Press

AP Exclusive: Ukraine recovers bodies from steel-plant siege

Russia has begun turning over the bodies of Ukrainian fighters killed at the Azovstal steelworks, the fortress-like plant in the destroyed city of Mariupol where their last-ditch stand became a symbol of resistance against Moscow’s invasion.
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