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[l] at 4/22/24 1:30pm
U.S. President Joe Biden assured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in a phone call on April 22 that he will immediately sign legislation providing military aid as soon as it reaches his desk, and the aid will be dispatched quickly to Ukraine.

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[l] at 4/22/24 9:30am
On the eve of the Ukraine aid vote in the U.S. House of Representatives, gunners with Kyiv's 148th Separate Artillery Brigade told RFE/RL that Ukraine would lose the war without more ammunition. Among their weapons is the M777 howitzer provided by the United States. The gunners say it's the main thing keeping Russian tanks from overrunning Ukrainian infantry.

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[l] at 4/22/24 9:11am
Ten years after witnessing Russian-backed separatists attempt to seize her native city of Kharkiv, photographer Olga Ivashchenko returned to witness what may be the beginning of another attempt by Russia to seize Ukraine's second city by force.

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[l] at 4/22/24 8:09am
A Ukrainian drug smuggler says he'd rather be in the army than in jail -- and he may get his chance if a law is passed allowing convicts to be recruited for the war with Russia. RFE/RL gained exclusive access to a Ukrainian prison as legislation was being debated in the Ukrainian parliament, where lawmakers are considering what kind of prisoners would be allowed to serve. The Justice Ministry says Ukraine is not forming anything like Wagner, the Russian mercenary group notorious for...

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[l] at 4/22/24 4:32am
One of the few reporters granted access to cover combat on the front lines, RFE/RL photojournalist Serhiy Nuzhnenko ventured deep into the Donbas to document a weary Ukrainian artillery unit as it battled Russian forces.

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[l] at 4/22/24 4:23am
Ukrainians welcomed news that the U.S. House of Representatives had passed a long-delayed aid bill critical to Ukraine's defense against Russia’s ongoing invasion. Speaking to RFE/RL on April 21, many Kyiv residents expressed hope, saying the $61 billion package could help slow advancing Russian forces.

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[l] at 4/22/24 3:33am
European Union foreign ministers are meeting in Luxembourg to discuss bolstering the bloc's support for Kyiv as the head of Ukraine's military intelligence warned the situation in the war with Russia could worsen amid intensifying air attacks.

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[l] at 4/22/24 12:06am
The Ukrainian Air Force shot down five combat drones and one reconnaissance drone launched by Russia in the early hours of April 22.

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[l] at 4/21/24 11:51pm
RFE/RL's Ukraine Live Briefing gives you the latest developments on Russia's ongoing invasion, Western military aid, global reaction, and the plight of civilians. The Live Briefing presents the latest developments and analysis, updated throughout the day.

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[l] at 4/21/24 11:37pm
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said in an interview with a U.S. broadcaster on April 21 that Russia wants to occupy Chasiv Yar in the Donetsk region before May 9, the day that Russia celebrates as Victory Day to mark the defeat of Germany in World War II.

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[l] at 4/21/24 10:56am
Ukraine says its navy struck another ship belonging to Russia's Black Sea Fleet.

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[l] at 4/21/24 10:46am
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said he sees "a chance for victory" for Ukraine over invading Russian forces after passage of a long-delayed aid bill critical to Ukraine's defense by the U.S. House of Representatives.

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[l] at 4/21/24 3:20am
Ukraine plans to resume minor amounts of electricity exports on April 21, but it expects substantial power imports during peak consumption periods, the Energy Ministry said.

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[l] at 4/21/24 2:00am
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy issued an immediate decree on April 20 banning members of the military from online gambling sites.

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[l] at 4/21/24 1:39am
The exiled widow of the late Russian opposition leader Aleksei Navalny has said "nobody knows" what to expect from Russian President Vladimir Putin and warned that the revanchist Kremlin leader could use nuclear weapons if he felt the need. 

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[l] at 4/20/24 2:00pm
A Russian strategic bomber aircraft was likely brought down by the Ukrainian Air Force, according to an estimate by the British Defense Ministry, "the first instance of a strategic bomber being shot down by Ukrainian air-defense systems."

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[l] at 4/20/24 1:37am
Ukrainian and Russian forces attacked the opposing side's energy infrastructure and armament-production sites overnight into April 20, officials said, as the warring forces intensified drone and missile strikes ahead of a vote in the U.S. Congress on desperately needed military aid to Ukraine.

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[l] at 4/19/24 12:21pm
Russell Bentley, a U.S. national, has died in the Russian-controlled city of Donetsk in Ukraine, Margarita Simonyan, the head of Russia's state media outlet RT, wrote on Telegram on April 19.

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[l] at 4/19/24 11:17am
A Russian Tu-22M3 long-range warplane crashed in Russia's southern Stavropol region on April 19. Ukraine's air force says it was the first time it had shot down a Tu-22M3. The Russian Defense Ministry said the crash was due to a technical malfunction.

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[l] at 4/19/24 11:04am
With rare bipartisan momentum, the U.S. House of Representatives pushed ahead on April 19 on a foreign aid package of $95 billion for Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan, and humanitarian support as a robust coalition of lawmakers helped it clear a procedural hurdle to reach final votes this weekend.

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