EXPLAINER: Why Did Russia Invade Ukraine? Experts say the cause of the military conflict can be tied to a complicated history, Russia’s tensions with NATO and the ambitions of Vladimir...
Soviet-era helicopters used by Ukraine in battleAssociated Press Videos6 hours ago
Ukraine is using Soviet-era attack helicopters at the front lines in the fight against Russian troops. The conflict is largely an artillery war, with territory being fought inch by inch under a barrage of shells and missiles. But pilots flying the helicopters say Ukraine’s aviation capabilities play a significant role in the fight. (March 24) (AP video/Vasilisa Stepanenko)
- 02:01Soviet-era helicopters used by Ukraine in battleAssociated Press VideosUkraine is using Soviet-era attack helicopters at the front lines in the fight against Russian troops. The conflict is largely an artillery war, with territory being fought inch by inch under a barrage of shells and missiles. But pilots flying the helicopters say Ukraine’s aviation capabilities play a significant role in the fight. (March 24) (AP video/Vasilisa Stepanenko)6 hours ago
- 02:08Wounded Ukraine soldiers evacuated from war zoneAssociated Press VideosUkrainian volunteers load six wounded soldiers onto a medical evacuation bus in the Donetsk region. Some are still wearing their combat boots, with small flecks of black soil from the battlefield clinging to their torso, bare under the emergency blanket. (March 23)(AP video/Vasilisa Stepanenko)1 day ago
- 01:39Russian missile strikes residential building in UkraineABC News VideosAt least one person was killed and scores of people, including children, were injured in the attack in Zaporizhzhia.2 days ago
- 02:41Russia hits Ukraine with missiles, drones as Xi departsReuters VideosSTORY: Russia blasted an apartment block in Ukraine with missiles on Wednesday and swarmed cities with drone attacks overnight, in a display of force as President Vladimir Putin bid farewell to his visiting "dear friend" and Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping. Security camera footage captured the moment a Russian missile slammed into the side of an apartment building in the Ukrainian city of Zaporizhzhia. Flames explode from blast, followed by plumes of smoke, as pedestrians flee in terror. Reuters journalists filmed the aftermath of the shattered building. Resident Ivan Nalyvaiko said "When I got out there was destruction, smoke, people screaming, debris. Then the firefighters and rescuers came." 81-year-old Oleksandra Pavlova said she was lucky she made it to the hallway after the blast destroyed her home. Sitting in an ambulance, she said, "I have nowhere to sleep." A local official said the strike left one dead and 33 injured, including three children. And at a hospital outside Kyiv a teacher is treated for burns from a Russian strike on a dormitory. "When the blast wave hit and the ceiling started to crumble we were all together at that moment, there was a lot of smoke and our clothes caught fire. I am so happy my children were smart enough to tear their clothes off quickly, we were a bit slower and we suffered some burns but it really doesn't matter because we are alive." The bombardment came as Xi wrapped up his visit to Moscow. Hosting Xi this week was Putin's grandest diplomatic gesture since he launched the war a year ago and became a pariah in the West. The two men referred to each other as "dear friend," promised economic cooperation, condemned the West and described relations as the best they have ever been. Xi departed telling Putin: "Now there are changes that haven't happened in 100 years. When we are together, we drive these changes." Washington criticized the timing of the trip, just days after the International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant for Putin on war crimes charges. In Washington Wednesday , U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken told a Senate committee that the world was watching this war to see whether or not Russia's aggression would win the day, or go down in defeat. “The stakes in Ukraine go well beyond Ukraine. [flash] I think, if China is looking at this, and they are looking at it very carefully, they will draw lessons for how the world comes together or doesn’t to stand up to this aggression.” Despite the bloodiest fighting of the war, which both Ukraine and Russia describe as a meat grinder, the front line has barely moved for four months.2 days ago
- 01:22Blinken: China watching the world's response to war in UkraineReuters VideosSTORY: Speaking on the heels of a visit to Moscow by Chinese President Xi Jinping, Blinken said if Russia was allowed to attack its neighbor with impunity, it would "open a Pandora's box" for would-be aggressors and lead to a "world of conflict." Russia's invasion has led to debates over how the war will affect China's military thinking regarding Taiwan, the self-governing island that Beijing sees as sovereign Chinese territory. "I think if China’s looking at this – and they are looking at it very carefully – they will draw lessons for how the world comes together, or doesn’t, to stand up to this aggression," Blinken said at a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing. Xi and Russian President Vladimir Putin greeted one another as "dear friend" when they met in the Kremlin, and discussed China's proposals for a resolution to the Ukraine conflict.2 days ago
- 00:57Japanese PM declares support for UkraineAssociated Press VideosJapanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida reiterated his support for Ukraine during a visit to neighbouring Poland on Wednesday (Mar 22).2 days ago
- 04:45Russian missiles bombard Ukraine again after Xi’s Moscow visitABC News VideosABC News’ Tom Soufi Burridge reports on the implications of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Moscow as Ukrainian cities face another barrage of Russian missiles.2 days ago
- 02:13China's Xi leaves Moscow as Russian missiles and drones attack UkraineCBS News VideosFlanked by close ally Russian President Vladmir Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping ended his three-day state visit to Moscow with a joint statement on the war in Ukraine. But as Xi was leaving for Beijing, which has cast itself as a peacemaker in the conflict, Russia struck Ukraine with drones and missiles. Ramy Inocencio reports.2 days ago
- 00:39Missile Strikes Civilian Building in UkraineAssociated Press VideosUkraine’s president posted video missile slamming into an apartment building in the southeastern city of Zaporizhzhia. (Mar. 22)2 days ago
- 00:41Moment missile strikes apartments in UkraineReuters VideosSTORY: Reuters was able to verify the location from the buildings which matched file imagery of the area as well as verified aftermath video filmed at the same location. Reuters footage showed two nine-story residential buildings damaged. Firefighters and an ambulance were at the site. On the messaging app Telegram, Zelenskiy said Russia was "shelling the city with bestial savagery." The Zaporizhzhia regional military administration said two missiles hit the building, but it did not immediately report casualties.2 days ago
- 02:05Putin and Xi Jinping discuss war in UkraineCBS News VideosRussian President Vladimir Putin hosted Chinese President Xi Jinping for a second day of talks, this time focusing on the war in Ukraine. Xi said China remains impartial and stands on the side of peace. Ramy Inocencio has more.3 days ago
- 01:14China not impartial 'in any way' on war in Ukraine -WHReuters VideosSTORY: Xi's visit to Moscow - long touted by the Kremlin as a show of support from its most powerful friend - featured plenty of demonstrative bonhomie. The two leaders referred to each other as dear friends, promised economic cooperation and described their countries' relations as the best they have ever been. A joint statement included familiar accusations against the West - that Washington was undermining global stability and NATO barging into the Asia-Pacific region.3 days ago
- 01:37Pentagon: M1 Abrams Tanks to arrive in Ukraine by FallAssociated Press VideosPentagon: M1 Abrams Tanks to arrive in Ukraine by Fall3 days ago
- 01:19US to 'expedite delivery' of Abrams tanks to Ukraine -PentagonReuters VideosSTORY: In January, the Biden administration pledged to supply Ukraine with 31 advanced M1A2 Abrams tanks after months of shunning the idea of deploying the difficult-to-maintain tanks to Ukraine. The new plan would give Ukraine the M1A1 SA Abrams tank variant, which can run on diesel fuel like the majority of the Ukrainian fleet.3 days ago
- 02:30Putin, Xi discuss Chinese peace proposal for UkraineReuters VideosSTORY: Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese leader Xi Jinping sought to cement their nations' "no limits" partnership in a lengthy meeting in Moscow on Tuesday. The two leaders discussed plans to ramp up Russian energy exports to China, hopes that Chinese firms would replace western businesses in Russia, and the Chinese leader's proposed peace plan for the war in Ukraine. Putin said Russia was satisfying what he called "the growing Chinese energy demands." Xi thanked Putin for the invitation to Russia and said, "the cooperation in trade, investment, energy, culture, humanitarian and inter-regional areas is developing." Russian media reported the two men spoke for more than four hours on Monday and enjoyed a state dinner at the Kremlin, warmly praising each other as a "dear friend." Xi's visit is a boost to Putin as he struggles to make ground in the year-long invasion of Ukraine. While China has sought to cast itself as a potential peace-maker in the conflict, Beijing's proposed cease-fire has so far been largely dismissed in the West as a ploy to buy Putin time. Ukrainian and Western officials fear a ceasefire would merely freeze the front lines, handing Russia an advantage following a series of setbacks since it launched its invasion in February last year. In contrast with the face-to-face meetings in Moscow, Xi may only speak to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy by telephone, if at all. But in a surprise visit pointedly coinciding with Xi's Moscow talks, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida arrived in Kyiv on Tuesday to deliver a message of solidarity and support for Ukraine. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken criticized Xi's visit, which comes after the International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant for Putin for alleged war crimes. "That President Xi is traveling to Russia days after the International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant for President Putin suggests that China feels no responsibility to hold the Kremlin accountable for the atrocities committed in Ukraine, and instead of even condemning them, it would rather provide diplomatic cover for Russia to continue to commit those very crimes." China has refrained from condemning Russia or referring to Moscow's intervention in its neighbor as an "invasion". It has also criticized Western sanctions on Russia. Foreign policy analysts said while Putin would be looking for strong support from Xi over Ukraine, they doubted his Moscow visit would result in any direct military backing. Washington has said in recent weeks it fears China might arm Russia, a plan Beijing has denied.3 days ago
- 03:41Putin meets with China's Xi Jinping as Japanese prime ninister visits UkraineCBS News VideosRussian President Vladimir Putin is hosting a second day of meetings with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping. Meanwhile, Japan's prime minister is in Ukraine for a show of support. CBS News anchors Lana Zak and Lilia Luciano spoke with the former U.S. ambassador to Russia, John Sullivan, about the geopolitical implications of these meetings.3 days ago
- 01:30Japan’s Prime Minister Visits Ukraine Amid Xi-Putin SummitWSJJapanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida arrived in Ukraine on Tuesday. He is expected to speak with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Photo: Lori Sagisawa/Kyodo News/Associated Press3 days ago
- 01:59Xi and Putin meet as US voices skepticism over Chinese peace plan for UkraineABC News VideosU.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken voiced skepticism over China’s “peace proposal,” saying any plan that keeps Russian troops in Ukraine’s sovereign territory is a stalling tactic.3 days ago
- 00:58Kishida heads to Ukraine for talks with ZelenskyyAssociated Press VideosJapan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida landed in Poland and was heading to Kyiv early Tuesday for talks with Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. (March 21)3 days ago
- 00:57White House urges Xi to press Putin on UkraineReuters VideosSTORY: John Kirby, the White House national security spokesperson, told reporters the United States is concerned that Xi, currently on a trip to Moscow, will reiterate calls for a ceasefire that would leave Russian forces inside Ukrainian sovereign territory. Kirby said Xi should speak with Ukrainian President Volodomyr Zelenskiy about the impact of the war on Ukraine.3 days ago
- 03:55China's Xi Jinping meets with Putin in Russia for the first time since war in Ukraine beganCBS News VideosChina's President Xi Jinping is in Russia where he met with President Vladimir Putin. Nina Khrushcheva, a professor of international affairs for The New School, joins CBS News' Tony Dokoupil and Lilia Luciano to discuss the significance of this trip. She also discusses Putin's visit to Mariupol, in eastern Ukraine, over the weekend.4 days ago
- 01:38Putin visits Crimea on anniversary of annexation from UkraineABC News VideosRussian President Vladimir Putin made his visit to the Ukrainian land occupied by his forces, coming just after the International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant for Putin.5 days ago
- 03:13ICC issues arrest warrant for Putin for Ukraine war crimesCBS News VideosThe International Criminal Court on Friday issued an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin for the alleged abduction and deportation of Ukrainian children amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Moscow denies the allegations and said it does not recognize the ICC. Ramy Inocencio reports.7 days ago
- 00:31Ukraine war: NATO state Slovakia donates warplanesReuters VideosSTORY: Slovakia joined Poland, which announced its delivery of the planes on Thursday (March 16). Prime Minister Eduard Heger said Slovakia would also donate part of its KUB air-defense system. Its fleet of 11 MiG-29 planes was retired last summer and most of them are not in operational condition. It will send those that are operational and the rest will go for spare parts.7 days ago
- 01:38Xi will go to Moscow with Ukraine questions loomingReuters VideosSTORY: Chinese President Xi Jinping's much-anticipated trip to Russia to visit President Vladimir Putin will come as early as Monday, both governments have announced, with the big question of how this may impact the Ukraine war looming over the event. China's foreign ministry said Friday (March 17) that the visit was based on, quote, "strategic mutual trust" and "neighborly friendship," and that China would uphold an objective and fair position on Ukraine. The Kremlin says "important" bilateral documents will be signed, without elaborating. Ukraine's allies in the U.S. and Europe have said that they are concerned China may start sending weapons to Russia that would be used in the conflict. Xi's government has denied having any such plan, while criticizing Western arms shipments to Ukraine's military. China's 12-point peace plan for the war is likely to be discussed and there are unconfirmed media reports that Xi may hold a phone call with Ukraine's President Zelenskiy after the trip. Beijing has called for negotiations between Moscow and Kyiv but they've been met so far with a lukewarm reception. Russia has said Ukraine must accept the loss of four regions and Crimea, which it forcibly annexed in 2014. China is a big buyer of Ukrainian grain. But its alliance with Russia has also tightened in the wake of the war, with China exercising an increasingly dominant position between the two. Their trade relationship has also increased as Russia's economy grapples with Western sanctions.7 days ago
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