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Hungary’s Orban, a NATO outlier on Ukraine, talks ‘peace mission’ with Trump

WASHINGTON —  Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban met with Donald Trump on Thursday and the pair discussed the “possibilities of peace,” a spokesperson for the prime minister said as he pushes for a cease-fire in Ukraine. Trump and Orban met…

Biden announces new $225 million military aid package for Ukraine

President Joe Biden announced a significant new military aid package for Ukraine Thursday at the NATO summit in Washington. The president made the announcement about the $225 million package during a meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. The Presidential Drawdown…

‘Putin shall not prevail’ in Ukraine, Norway’s foreign minister tells VOA

This week’s NATO summit in Washington marks 75 years of alliance among countries all over the world. Among the founding members is Norway. Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Espen Barth Eide spoke with VOA regarding the possibility of Ukraine joining…

As summit wraps, Russia increases pressure on NATO

With massive missile attacks on Ukraine this week and an announcement that it is resuming production of long-range missiles, Moscow is raising pressure on NATO allies as leaders of the alliance meet in Washington. Marcus Harton narrates this report by…

Zelenskyy optimistic about wider use of Western arms

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy expressed optimism Wednesday that his forces will be given more freedom to use Western-supplied arms to strike Russian targets, something Ukrainian officials have pleaded for to better defend against Russia’s invasion. As Zelenskyy visited Capitol Hill…

Kremlin tries to cover its tracks in Kyiv children’s hospital bombing

As the bombing of a children’s hospital in Kyiv was being condemned worldwide, Russian officials denied their country’s responsibility for the attack and even tried to shift blame to Ukraine and its Western backers. Monday’s strike on the Okhmatdyt hospital…

Russia’s missile attack leaves scores of Kyiv residents homeless

In Ukraine, Kyiv’s largest children’s hospital and some residential buildings were damaged by a Russian missile attack on July 8. The next day, residents were allowed to briefly go back to collect some personal belongings. Anna Kosstutschenko spoke to some…

US veteran killed in Ukraine finally laid to rest in California

American soldier Jericho Magallon went to fight in Ukraine in March 2022. He was killed in September near Bakhmut. In late June, his body was brought back home to California for a funeral. VOA’s Russian Service spoke with his mother…

Ukraine reports downing 14 aerial drones as Russia attacks port of Odesa

Ukrainian officials said a Russian missile attack Wednesday on the port of Odesa killed at least two people. The attack was part of the what the Ukrainian military said was five ballistic and guided missiles and 20 drones that Russia…

NATO leaders meet Wednesday at Washington summit

NATO leaders gathered Wednesday in Washington for a summit working session as they seek to boost the alliance’s support for Ukraine and enhance their own defense and deterrence efforts. Those talks have been going on for months at lower levels,…