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World leaders head to Switzerland for Ukraine peace summit

Leaders from nearly 90 countries will gather in Switzerland this weekend to discuss ending Russia’s war in Ukraine. The Swiss and Ukrainian governments organized the summit at the request of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. VOA’s Myroslava Gongadze reports. Camera: Daniil…

Swiss-hosted summit aims to start peace process for Ukraine

Washington —  The Swiss-hosted Ukraine Peace Summit will take place Saturday and Sunday at the Burgenstock Resort on Lake Lucerne with about 90 countries participating. The Swiss government says the summit aims to “inspire a future peace process” that could…

US, Kyiv and NATO allies blast Putin’s cease-fire conditions for Ukraine

The United States, Ukraine and NATO have dismissed conditions for a Ukraine cease-fire set Friday by Russian President Vladimir Putin, who said he would halt his offensive in Ukraine provided Kyiv withdraws from territories claimed by Moscow and abandons its…

G7 leaders focus on Russia, Chinese trade practices, AI ethics

Leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy democracies aim Friday to forge a united stand on economic security threats they say China poses to the global economy — including its overcapacity in electric vehicles, support for Russia’s war machine and…

Russia, Ukraine exchange drone, missile attacks

Kyiv, Ukraine —  Kyiv and Moscow staged dozens of drone and missile attacks overnight, officials said Friday, leaving several wounded in Ukraine and damaging a fuel reservoir site in a Russian border region. The two sides have stepped up cross-border…

Biden arrives at G7 in Italy with sanctions for Russia, support for Ukraine, but no deal on Gaza

Brindisi, Italy —  U.S. President Joe Biden arrived in Brindisi, Italy, late Wednesday ahead of his meeting with leaders of the Group of Seven industrialized democracies. He came armed with fresh sanctions for Russia, a new bilateral security agreement for…

What would Trump’s and Biden’s second-term policy on Ukraine look like?

Foreign policy experts differ over what direction U.S. Ukraine policy will take if Donald Trump returns to the White House, with predictions ranging from more robust U.S. support to heavy pressure on Kyiv to concede all the land it has…

US says transparency will be key to Ukraine energy sector upgrade

Russia’s intensive bombardment of Ukraine in recent months has significantly diminished the country’s ability to generate energy. This week, during Ukraine’s Recovery Conference in Berlin, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy appealed for help in repairing Ukraine’s electricity network and for long-term…

US, Ukraine to sign security agreement

U.S. President Joe Biden and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy are set to sign a long-term defense and security agreement Thursday at the Group of Seven summit in Italy. Signing the agreement, said White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan, notifies…

US expands sanctions against Russia

The United States widened sanctions on Russia Wednesday, targeting more than 300 new entities and people “whose products and services enable Russia to sustain its war effort and evade sanctions.” A U.S. Treasury Department statement said the list includes dozens…