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Russia and Ukraine swap 95 prisoners of war each in their latest exchange

Jul. 17, 2024 08:53 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine and Russia exchanged 95 prisoners of war each, officials in both countries said Wednesday, three weeks after their last swap and as part of what have been occasional agreements to send captured troops home. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and...

Ukraine faces twin challenges of fighting Russia and shifting political sands in the US

Jul. 17, 2024 01:04 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — After almost 30 months of war with Russia, Ukraine’s difficulties on the battlefield are mounting even as its vital support from the United States is increasingly at the mercy of changing political winds. A six-month delay in military assistance from the...

From basement to battlefield: Ukrainian startups create low-cost robots to fight Russia

Jul. 15, 2024 21:58 PM EDT

NORTHERN UKRAINE (AP) — Struggling with manpower shortages, overwhelming odds and uneven international assistance, Ukraine hopes to find a strategic edge against Russia in an abandoned warehouse or a factory basement. An ecosystem of laboratories in hundreds of secret workshops is...

Ukraine needs 25 Patriot air defense systems and more F-16 warplanes, President Zelenskyy says

Jul. 15, 2024 09:29 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine needs 25 Patriot air defense systems to fully defend its airspace and protect the entire country from Russian missile attacks, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Monday, adding that he also wants Western partners to send more F-16 warplanes than those already pledged....

After embrace at NATO summit, Zelenskyy takes his case for US military aid to governors

Jul. 13, 2024 14:01 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Away from Washington, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy sought to broaden support for U.S. military aid by telling state governors Friday that the world’s leaders should see for themselves the carnage wrought since Russia invaded his country more than two years ago....

Shelling kills 4 in Ukraine as a drone attack sparks fire at an oil depot in Russia

Jul. 13, 2024 13:19 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian shelling of Ukraine killed four people on Saturday, officials said, as the two countries exchanged drone attacks, one of which set ablaze a Russian oil depot. Two people died in Ukraine’s partly occupied Kherson region and two were wounded in the...

Biden's supporters want to 'let Joe be Joe' — but his stumbles are now under a bigger spotlight

Jul. 13, 2024 00:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is on a public and private blitz to shake off concerns about his cognitive capacities. But with public doubts about his fitness to serve unabating, Biden’s every move is now under a withering microscope as any potential stumble risks becoming...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Jul. 12, 2024 16:27 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. ___ Michigan bill does not prohibit...

Russian assassination plots against those supporting Ukraine uncovered in Europe, official says

Jul. 12, 2024 14:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Western intelligence agencies have uncovered Russian plots to carry out assassinations, arson and other sabotage in Europe against companies and people linked to support for Ukraine’s military — one of the most serious being a plan to kill the head of a German arms...

UN demands Russia immediately return Europe's biggest nuclear plant to Ukraine

Jul. 12, 2024 01:27 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly adopted a resolution Thursday demanding that Russia urgently withdraw its military and personnel from Europe’s largest nuclear power plant and immediately return the facility to Ukraine. The resolution also reiterates the...