Frank Langfitt

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Russia intends to annex Kherson in southern Ukraine

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Russians have occupied Kherson in southern Ukraine since the early days of the invasion, and are trying to turn it into a Russian city.


A member of Ukraine's parliament now trains a recon and sabotage unit to fight Russia

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Col. Roman Kostenko, a Ukrainian lawmaker, has built a reconnaissance and sabotage team to target Russian forces. His ultimate goal: free his family village from Russian control.


Finland and Sweden announce they want to join NATO, marking a big blow to Putin

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Finland changed its policy toward the military alliance after troops invaded Ukraine. Sweden has avoided all military alliances, but like Finland, has also grown closer and closer to NATO over time.


Finnish government leaders say their country must join NATO without delay

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Finland is on the brink of joining NATO. Finns have their own memories of Russian aggression.


Russia's war in Ukraine could become a 'frozen conflict,' analysts say

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

As the Russian and Ukrainian armies battle over the country's east and south, analysts say the war could become what's called a "frozen conflict."


People in Ukraine pay close attention to Putin's speech on Victory Day

Monday, May 09, 2022

Russia celebrates Victory Day to mark the end of World War II. The day is being marked completely different in Ukraine. A lot of people are sheltering indoors after Russia invaded its neighbor.


Russian troops continue push into east and south Ukraine

Saturday, April 30, 2022

Russian forces in Ukraine continue their offensive in the east and south of the country. Meanwhile, Ukrainian forces have been training to use the weapons that the U.S. and NATO are sending their way.


Why Russia's rocket attack on Kyiv is seen as an insult to the U.N.

Friday, April 29, 2022

"It is a war zone, but it is shocking that it happened close to us," Saviano Abreu, a spokesman for the U.N.'s humanitarian office, was quoted as saying. The attack killed one person: a journalist.


Russian missile hits Kyiv just after the head of the U.N. spoke there

Friday, April 29, 2022

Attacks on Ukraine's capital had mostly stopped until Thursday's missile strike. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was in Kyiv trying to negotiate humanitarian corridors for civilians.


Russian-occupied area of Moldova blames Ukrainian militants for explosions

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Trans-Dniester doesn't usually get much attention. But European leaders are watching it closely because it hosts about 1,500 Russian troops and shares a 250-mile border with Ukraine.


U.S. defense secretary 'wants to see Russia weakened' as Ukraine's railways are hit

Monday, April 25, 2022

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said the U.S. wants to see the Russian military weakened on the battlefield. Meanwhile, Russian missiles struck railway infrastructure in central and western Ukraine.


The Russia-Ukraine war drives countries to consider NATO membership

Friday, April 22, 2022

Vladimir Putin ordered the Russian invasion of Ukraine, in part, to prevent it from joining NATO. The war has so frightened Finland and Sweden that they are looking to join the military alliance.


With war next door, Moldova faces a dilemma as Eastern Europe's most vulnerable state

Friday, April 15, 2022

One of Europe's poorest countries, Moldova has a separatist region that hosts 1,500 Russian troops. Since the Ukraine war, Moldova has applied to join the EU, even as it keeps a policy of neutrality.


Finland moves closer to seeking NATO membership as the war in Ukraine unites Europe

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Russia's war in Ukraine continues to unite Europe. Finland is now moving closer to seeking NATO membership. On Wednesday, the country released a report that could move it closer to a NATO bid.


Police fine Britain's Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak for attending parties in lockdown

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his finance minister are being fined for attending parties prohibited during the pandemic lockdowns. Opposition members called on them both to resign.


Russia continues to have an big impact in parts of Eastern Europe, like Moldova

Tuesday, April 05, 2022

Russia has stationed troops in Transnistria, Moldova, since the break up of the Soviet Union. It illustrates Russia's influence and the political complexity of this frontline state in Eastern Europe.


After Ukraine, Eastern Europe worries where Putin might strike next

Thursday, March 31, 2022

When the war in Ukraine began, many in neighboring Moldova feared Russian troops would attack there next. Eastern Europe's most vulnerable front-line state wants to protect itself from Russia.


Moldova, sandwiched between Romania and Ukraine, eyes Russia's actions

Thursday, March 24, 2022

Russia's war on Ukraine has shaken Europe's political landscape. And perhaps the most vulnerable front-line country is the tiny, former Soviet republic Moldova.


Russia's invasion of Ukraine transforms Europe's political and military landscape

Thursday, March 24, 2022

As Russia's war in Ukraine grinds through its fourth week, President Vladimir Putin's greatest accomplishment so far may be one he never intended: a unified Europe.


NATO is facing pressure to provide more support to Ukraine

Monday, March 21, 2022

As President Biden heads to Brussels for a NATO summit this week and the Russians continue to bomb Ukrainian cities, pressure is building on the military alliance to do more.