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Delays in promised Western military aid to Ukraine are costing lives, the defense minister says

Feb. 25, 2024 15:07 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Half of all Western military support promised to Ukraine fails to arrive on time, complicating the task of military planners and ultimately costing the lives of soldiers in Russia's war, Ukraine's defense minister said Sunday. Rustan Umerov, speaking at the...

31,000 Ukrainian troops killed since the start of Russia's full-scale invasion, Zelenskyy says

Feb. 25, 2024 14:54 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Sunday that 31,000 Ukrainian soldiers have been killed in action in the two years since Russia launched its full-scale invasion. Zelenskyy said that the number was far lower than estimates given by Russian President...

The pope delivers Sunday prayers from the Vatican window a day after suffering a mild flu

Feb. 25, 2024 07:28 AM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis was well enough on Sunday to celebrate his weekly Angelus prayer from the Vatican window overlooking St. Peter’s Square, a day after cancelling his engagements because of a mild flu. A brief announcement on Saturday from the Vatican press office...

A majority of voters in South Carolina’s Republican primary oppose continued Ukraine aid, AP VoteCast shows

Feb. 24, 2024 17:06 PM EST
Washington (AP) — A majority of voters in South Carolina’s Republican primary oppose continued Ukraine aid, AP VoteCast shows.

Western leaders rally around Kyiv to mark 2 years since Russia's full-scale invasion

Feb. 24, 2024 16:05 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — President Volodymyr Zelenskyy welcomed Western leaders to Kyiv Saturday to mark the second anniversary of Russia's full-scale invasion, as Ukrainian forces run low on ammunition and foreign aid hangs in the balance. Allies from the EU and the Group of Seven...

After 2 years of war, questions abound on whether Kyiv can sustain the fight against Russia

Feb. 24, 2024 00:12 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The future looks bleak for war-weary Ukraine: It is beset by shortages in soldiers and ammunition, as well as doubts about the supply of Western aid. Ukrainian forces also face a Russian enemy that has recently seized the initiative on the battlefield. Two...

Ukraine's top diplomat tells skeptics at the UN that his country will win the war

Feb. 23, 2024 23:07 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Ukraine’s foreign minister on Friday told skeptics who believe Ukraine can’t win the war with Russia that they will be proven wrong: “Ukraine will win the war.” Dmytro Kuleba, speaking at the United Nations on the eve of the second anniversary of...

Ukraine claims it downed another Russian early warning and control plane in a major blow to Moscow

Feb. 23, 2024 22:00 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian forces downed a Russian early warning and control aircraft Friday, the air force chief said — a major win for the country as its army fights to repel persistent Russian attacks along the front line as the war enters its third year. Gen. Mykola...

US and EU pile new sanctions on Russia for the Ukraine war's 2nd anniversary and Navalny's death

Feb. 23, 2024 21:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and European Union on Friday heaped hundreds of new sanctions on Russia in connection with the second anniversary of its invasion of Ukraine and in retaliation for the death of noted Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny last week in an Arctic penal colony. ...

Thousands of Ukrainians live in agony and uncertainty as they search for their missing loved ones

Feb. 23, 2024 16:22 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Iryna Reva stares at her phone, replaying the last video her 25-year-old son Vladyslav sent her from the front line before the volunteer soldier disappeared 19 months ago in a battle with Russian forces in Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk region. Reva is one of the...