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Russia strikes Ukraine housing; detains refugees at border

Oct. 06, 2022 17:39 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian missiles hit apartment buildings in the southern Ukrainian city of Zaporizhzhia on Thursday, killing at least seven people, with at least five others missing, in a region that Moscow has illegally annexed, a local official said. Two strikes damaged...

Russia seeks secret UN vote on condemning Ukraine annexation

Oct. 06, 2022 13:45 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia called for a secret ballot vote next week on a Western-backed resolution that would condemn its “attempted illegal annexation” of part of four Ukrainian regions and demand that Moscow immediately reverse its actions. Russia apparently hopes it would get more...

Putin signs annexation of Ukrainian regions as losses mount

Oct. 05, 2022 18:48 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the final papers Wednesday to annex four regions of Ukraine while his military struggled to control the new territory that was added in violation of international laws. Ukrainian law enforcement officials, meanwhile,...

Live Updates: Russia-Ukraine War

Oct. 05, 2022 15:42 PM EDT

Russian President Vladimir Putin has declared that Russia is taking ownership of Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant, Europe's largest. Putin signed a decree Wednesday ordering the creation of a state company to manage the facility and said all workers now need Russian...

Retreating Russians leave their comrades' bodies behind

Oct. 04, 2022 17:00 PM EDT

LYMAN, Ukraine (AP) — Russian troops abandoned a key Ukrainian city so rapidly that they left the bodies of their comrades in the streets, offering more evidence Tuesday of Moscow's latest military defeat as it struggles to hang on to four regions of Ukraine that it illegally annexed last week. ...

Live Updates: Russia-Ukraine War

Oct. 04, 2022 15:47 PM EDT

Russian state-owned energy giant Gazprom says it may halt gas deliveries to Moldova, Europe’s poorest country, if it fails to pay its latest bill by Oct. 20 as its contract stipulates. In a statement Tuesday, Gazprom said it had repeatedly allowed Moldovan national gas supplier...

Frustration with Ukraine war spills out on Russian state TV

Oct. 03, 2022 17:33 PM EDT

Russia’s retreat from a key Ukrainian city over the weekend elicited outcry from an unlikely crowd – state-run media outlets that typically cast Moscow’s war in glowing terms. A series of embarrassing military losses in recent weeks has presented a challenge for prominent hosts...

Ukraine claws back more territory Russia is trying to absorb

Oct. 03, 2022 15:15 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian forces scored more gains in their counteroffensive across at least two fronts Monday, advancing in the very areas that Russia is trying to absorb and challenging Moscow's effort to engage fresh troops and its threats to defend incorporated areas by all means. ...

Live Updates: Russia-Ukraine War

Oct. 03, 2022 12:26 PM EDT

The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, the U.N.’s nuclear watchdog, said the director general of Ukraine’s and Europe’s largest power plant, Ihor Murashov, has been released from Russian custody after his detention last week. “I welcome the release,” IAEA...

Ukraine presses on with counteroffensive; Russia uses drones

Oct. 02, 2022 16:09 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia attacked the Ukrainian president’s hometown and other targets Sunday with suicide drones, and Ukraine took back full control of a strategic eastern city in a counteroffensive that has reshaped the war. Russia’s loss of the eastern city of Lyman,...