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Ukrainian high jumper keeps her eye on the raised bar, but her mind is fixed on the war

Jul. 08, 2024 11:53 AM EDT

MONTE GORDO, Portugal (AP) — Kateryna Tabashnyk’s success depends upon utter concentration on the here and now, on the height of the bar in front of her and her body’s ability to leap it. That focus and drive is a requirement for all high-level athletes. But the 30-year-old...

Ukrainian drones and missiles kill 6 in Russia and Crimea, fresh bombing of Kharkiv leaves 1 dead

Jun. 23, 2024 16:47 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian authorities said six people died and over 100 were wounded in Ukrainian drone and missile attacks on Sunday, while the second day of Russia's aerial bombing of Kharkiv in northeastern Ukraine killed at least one person. Among the dead were five people...

As U.S.-supplied weapons show impact inside Russia, Ukrainian soldiers hope for deeper strikes

Jun. 22, 2024 14:29 PM EDT

KHARKIV REGION, Ukraine (AP) — Weeks after the decision allowing Ukraine to use U.S.-supplied weapons for limited strikes in Russian territory, the country is having some success in halting Russia’s new push along the northeast front, but military commanders are clamoring for restrictions on...

3 dead in bombing of Kharkiv as Russia launches missiles on Ukrainian energy facilities

Jun. 22, 2024 12:22 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — At least three people were killed in a Russian bombing attack on Ukraine’s second city, Kharkiv, on Saturday afternoon, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said. Another 38 people were wounded in the attack, Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov said. Four aerial...

Ukraine may fire US-provided missiles into Russia wherever it is coming under attack, Pentagon says

Jun. 21, 2024 11:35 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ukraine’s military is allowed to use longer-range missiles provided by the U.S. to strike targets inside Russia across more than just the front lines near Kharkiv if it is acting in self-defense, the Pentagon said. President Joe Biden initially loosened the...

Russia obliterates Ukraine's front-line towns faster with hacked bombs and expanded air base network

Jun. 20, 2024 11:42 AM EDT

KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — The first shock wave shattered aisles stacked almost to the ceiling with home improvement products. The next Russian bomb streaked down like a comet seconds later, unleashing flames that left the megastore an ashen shell. A third bomb failed to detonate when...

Russian warships reach Cuban waters ahead of military exercises in the Caribbean

Jun. 12, 2024 17:43 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — A fleet of Russian warships reached Cuban waters on Wednesday ahead of planned military exercises in the Caribbean that some see as a projection of strength as tensions grow over Western support for Ukraine. The fleet, made up of a frigate, a nuclear-powered...

Ukraine's air force may keep some F-16 warplanes abroad to protect them from Russian strikes

Jun. 10, 2024 08:19 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine may keep some of the F-16 fighter jets it's set to receive from its Western allies at foreign bases to protect them from Russian strikes, a senior Ukrainian military officer said Monday. Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands and Norway have committed to...

Ukraine says it struck a top fighter plane deep inside Russia

Jun. 09, 2024 13:41 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine on Sunday said its forces hit an ultra-modern Russian warplane stationed on an air base nearly 600 kilometers (370 miles) from the front lines. Kyiv’s main military intelligence service shared satellite photos it said showed the aftermath of the...

US to send new $225 million military aid package to Ukraine, officials say.

Jun. 06, 2024 17:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will send about $225 million in military aid to Ukraine, U.S. officials said Thursday, in a new package that includes ammunition Kyiv’s forces could use to strike threats inside Russia to defend the city of Kharkiv from a heavy Russian assault. The...