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Ukrainian troops pull back again as Russia's onslaught pushes ahead in eastern Ukraine

Feb. 26, 2024 14:54 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian troops have pulled out of a village in the east of the country, an army spokesman said Monday, as Russian forces display advantages in manpower and ammunition on the battlefield at the start of the war ’s third year. The latest setback for Kyiv’s...

Russia takes control of a city in eastern Ukraine after Ukrainian troops withdraw

Feb. 17, 2024 18:07 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia said its forces took complete control Saturday of a city in eastern Ukraine that was the focus of intense combat for months, a development that Moscow could use to boost morale as the second anniversary of its full-scale invasion of Ukraine approaches with the war...

Under bombing in eastern Ukraine and disabled by illness, an unknown painter awaits his fate

Jan. 29, 2024 20:17 PM EST

SLOVIANSK, Ukraine (AP) — Mykola Soloviov, 88, is a painter the world does not know. His landscapes of eastern Ukraine, records of a lost time, lie tucked away in a modest home under threat of Russian attack. Soloviov can’t hear or walk and barely speaks. Disabled since a 2017...

At least 27 people are reported killed in an attack on Donetsk in Russian-occupied Ukraine

Jan. 21, 2024 14:51 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Moscow-installed officials said Ukrainian shelling killed at least 27 people and wounded 25 on Sunday at a market on the outskirts of Donetsk, a Russian-occupied city in the eastern part of the country. Among the injured in the suburb of Tekstilshchik were two...

Russian shelling kills 11 in Donetsk region while Ukraine claims it hit a Crimean air base

Jan. 06, 2024 11:39 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Eleven people were killed Saturday in Russian shelling in Ukraine’s partially occupied Donetsk province, according to regional Gov. Vadym Filashkin. Five children were among the dead and eight further people were wounded in the attack on the Pokrovsk district, he said. ...

Ukraine says it shot down Russian fighter jets and drones as the country officially marks Christmas

Dec. 25, 2023 12:14 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Monday hailed the shooting down of two Russian fighter jets on Christmas Eve and said “this Christmas sets the right mood for the entire year ahead.” In a Christmas message marking the first time the country has...

Ukraine faces heavy attack from air and cyberspace while Zelenskyy in US presses for more funding

Dec. 12, 2023 12:13 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine came under heavy attack from the air and from cyberspace on Tuesday, local officials said, as nearly 600 Russian shells, rockets and other projectiles rained down on a southern region and unidentified hackers knocked out phone and internet services of the country’s...

Ukraine says any Russian presidential voting in its occupied regions would be 'null and void'

Dec. 09, 2023 15:31 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine on Saturday condemned Russia’s intention to organize presidential election voting in occupied Ukrainian territory next year. The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said any such balloting held in the occupied regions in the country would be “null and...