Ukraine war live updates: Russian strikes overnight kill civilians; Estonia calls China peace plan ‘extremely unfair’

Several civilians killed in overnight Russian strikes: Ukrainian news agency A residential building damaged after Russia conducted a drone attack in the town of Rzhyshchiv in Kyiv, Ukraine, on March 22, 2023. Oleksii Chumachenko | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images Several people were killed in Russian strikes on different parts of Ukraine overnight, Ukrainian state … Read more

Estonia says China’s peace plan to end Ukraine’s war is ‘extremely unfair’

China’s peace proposal to end the war in Ukraine is “extremely unfair,” since the plan doesn’t respect the territorial integrity of the country, said the permanent secretary of Estonia’s Ministry of Defense. Beijing issued a 12-point peace plan in February.  It is the duty of “the wider global community” to help Ukraine, said Kusti Salm. … Read more

China’s liaisons with Russia are fueling an awkward split among European leaders

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, March 21, 2023. Xinhua News Agency | Xinhua News Agency | Getty Images BRUSSELS — China’s relationship with Russia is causing unease and division in the European Union, with some in the bloc arguing that it’s time to rethink their … Read more

Ukraine wants to win China over as Russia’s invasion continues. Some say it shouldn’t bother trying

Ukrainian servicemen head toward Bakhmut in a BMP infantry fighting vehicle, in eastern Ukraine on March 22, 2023. Aris Messinis | AFP | Getty Images Ukraine was uncharacteristically tight-lipped about Chinese President Xi Jinping’s high-profile visit to Moscow this week, watching on as Russia rolled out the red carpet for China’s leader and waiting for … Read more

Ukraine war live updates: Russian offensive in Bakhmut could be stalling; Moscow official says West wants to tear Russia apart

The West wants to tear Russia apart, senior Moscow official claims Security Council Deputy Chairman Dmitry Medvedev told Russian media Thursday that the West’s “desire is very simple – to destabilize the political situation, divide the country into several parts that would be large enough, make agreements with each of these parts, denuclearize and demilitarize … Read more

Ukraine war live updates: Ukraine hit with deadly strikes after China’s Xi leaves Moscow; Zelenskyy visits frontline city Bakhmut

White House downplays Putin awarding Russian pilot involved in downing U.S. drone over Black Sea The U.S. military released newly declassified footage Thursday showing a Russian fighter jet intercepting its MQ-9 Reaper drone. U.S. Department of Defense The White House downplayed Russian President Vladimir Putin’s presentation of an award to one of the pilots involved … Read more