Ukraine Live Update

May 23, 2022

Starbucks is leaving Russia.

Starbucks announced on Monday that it was officially exiting Russia, with 130 stores run by a licensee there closing. The company has also halted the shipment of any Starbucks products.

American artillery enters the fight in Ukraine.

Camouflaged in a heap of branches cut from near by trees,the weapon that Ukraine hopes will make a critical difference in its war with Russia is all but invisible from more than a few feet away.

‘They basically got everything wrong’: A Russian diplomat speaks out on the war.

Boris Bondarev says President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia could have spent the last two decades “developing the country” but instead turned it “into some kind of total horror, a threat to the world.”

A top German official said he sees an E.U. oil embargo breakthrough ‘within days.’

A breakthrough in weekslong negotiations over a European Union embargo on Russian oil that have been stalled by Hungary is imminent, Germany’s vice chancellor and energy minister, Robert Habeck, said on Monday.

Zelensky says Russian forces killed 87 people in an attack.

On May 17, local officials said that at 5 a.m., Russian forces had fired four missiles from an aircraft at Desna, a settlement on the eastern bank of the Dnieper River, where there is a substantial military training center. Two of the missiles hit a building, said the head of the provincial military administration, Vyacheslav Chaus, at the time.