The human rights group accused the Ukrainian military of establishing bases and weapons systems in school and hospitals.
A series of blasts Friday at the plant, which the Russian military is using as cover for artillery attacks, renewed concerns of a radiation catastrophe.
Severe equipment and manpower problems could slow President Vladimir V. Putin’s mission as the war enters its sixth month.
A deal allowing ships to start carrying grain from Ukraine solved a logistical problem, but it left a more pressing one for Ukrainian farmers: growing and reaping crops in a war zone.
The president’s announcement is the broadest government directive issued thus far in the war, coming after months of relentless Russian bombardment.
Ukraine said it was ready for Black Sea grain shipments to resume, while the top Russian and American diplomats talked about a prisoner swap involving the basketball star Brittney Griner.
At least 50 captured fighters died in a blast at a prison in eastern Ukraine, with no clarity on exactly what happened and each country blaming the other.
The Biden administration is wary of making the designation despite strong calls from Congress and pleas from Ukraine.
Russia is moving “maximum” forces to the south, which presents a role reversal from the eastern Donbas region: Ukraine is on the offensive and Russians holding a key city risk being cut off.
Painting will not stop missiles. Music will not end suffering. But culture is not powerless — and a visit to Ukraine reaffirmed what it can do at its best.
The only way to prevent that dynamic from getting out of control is to start talking before it’s too late.
Holding together despite some nations’ dependence on Russia, the European Union agreed to make voluntary savings mandatory if the Kremlin suddenly decides to turn off the taps over its invasion of Ukraine.
With soldiers, artillery and subversives, Ukraine has been laying the groundwork to retake Kherson, which Russia has held for months. But a counterattack would require huge resources, and could come at a heavy toll.
Pushing back against skepticism that Western weapons will allow them to turn the tide against Russia, Ukrainians point to successful attacks using new long-range rocket systems.
Attacks on a strategically important bridge and other Russian positions in the Kherson Province over the last two days raise a question: Is Ukraine preparing a larger counteroffensive?
Ukraine repelled the effort to capture its second-largest city, but the artillery attacks did not stop. Many residents who left have returned but fear that a new offensive is imminent.
Beyond logistical issues, the uneven flow of arms to Ukraine hints at differences among allies about whether Russia should be punished or eventually accommodated.
Missiles struck Vinnytsia, hundreds of miles from the front lines, and other cities, claiming dozens of lives, as Russia keeps up pressure despite pausing its eastern offensive.
Debate over a Ukrainian nationalist leader’s role in the Holocaust has exposed how views of the past shape European allies’ relationships with Kyiv.
NATO is making one bet and Russia another.
Russian forces in eastern Ukraine are regrouping, with a new offensive expected, but they continue to rain death and destruction on cities and towns.
Boris Johnson may be a polarizing figure in Britain, but in Ukraine he is widely adored for his unstinting support since the conflict with Russia.
The Russian and Ukrainian armies have both been badly mauled, raising questions about how long they can keep fighting as they have, particularly the outgunned Ukrainians.
The Russians’ growing use of imprecise Soviet-era missiles to terrorize civilians reflects the daunting outlook of its offensive despite incremental gains, analysts say.
Many of the fighters for Ukraine’s western territorial defense units were assigned benign tasks away from the fighting when they first joined. Then they were called to the front to fight.
The Kremlin’s explanations have sometimes satisfied the Russian people, but they fall apart under closer scrutiny abroad.
The continent’s leaders increasingly want to understand how the war with Russia might end.
Applying the lessons of taekwondo, the regional military leader has rallied the embattled southern city of Mykolaiv.
Group of 7 leaders meeting in Germany were receptive to a Biden administration plan to cap the price of Russian oil in world markets, limiting Kremlin revenue.
Videos of the site, near the railway station in the city of Kremenchuk, in central Ukraine, showed a fire raging as emergency workers worked frantically to try to extinguish the flames.
With the withdrawal from Sievierodonetsk, the fighting shifts to neighboring Lysychansk, the last city in the Luhansk region still under Ukrainian control.
Without its Black Sea coast, a landlocked Ukraine would struggle. Mykolaiv is determined that won’t happen.
Bridges are critical in the battle for Sievierodonetsk and Lysychansk, separated by a river. Shelling has mostly destroyed them, but that didn’t stop one woman from walking across to buy some basics.
As Russia makes slow but steady progress, the arrival of new weapons systems will help Ukraine hang onto territory, U.S. officials and analysts say.
The area around Sievierodonetsk and Lysychansk is about three-quarters encircled by Russians, leaving only a slender gap there for Ukrainian troops to maneuver.
The president’s trip aimed to highlight Ukraine’s grip on the area and to lift the spirits of an embattled populace.
War is not far away, but a city that has always lived for the moment proclaims that culture will help Ukraine prevail.
Seeking to overcome tensions with Kyiv, President Emmanuel Macron of France and Chancellor Olaf Scholz of Germany backed away from Moscow diplomacy, at least for now.
In their first wartime visit to Kyiv, the leaders of France and Germany countered doubts about their commitment to Ukraine defeating Russia, but did not promise the weapons Ukrainians have called for.
Chancellor Olaf Scholz of Germany and President Emmanuel Macron of France have had strained relations with Ukraine’s leaders since Russia invaded, struggling to balance support for Kyiv with the rising economic costs of the war.
Some NATO countries are wary of sending heavy weapons, hoping for a negotiated truce, but the alliance insists publicly that it is committed to helping Ukraine defeat Russia.
Olaf Scholz’s indecisiveness is more than a political failure.
Arming Ukraine is not turning the tide. Is the answer vastly more weapons, as Ukraine says, or a bitter truce?
With the Ukrainians running short of guns and ammunition, and pressures growing on Western governments, Moscow’s fortunes may be rising.
President Volodymyr Zelensky has framed the battle in Sievierodonetsk as pivotal to the broader fight for the Donbas. Amid relentless Russian attacks, Ukraine holds on and waits for Western weapons.
The Kremlin says it has rebuilt rail and road links to Crimea, while appointing proxy officials in an effort to create facts on the ground.
Intelligence agencies know far more about Russia’s military, even as the United States ships billions of dollars in weapons to the Ukrainians.
Sievierodonetsk, now site of the most intense combat, is “dead,” President Volodymyr Zelensky said, but letting it go might be worse than shedding blood to hold it.
The monks and nuns cloistered in a monastery complex in eastern Ukraine absorb daily bombardments from Russian artillery. And yet they remain loyal to the Russian Orthodox Church.
Vladimir Putin threatened “to strike targets we haven’t hit before” if Western nations proceed with plans to send long-range missiles to Ukraine.