Latest Ukraine News

2 Russian villages evacuated after fire at munitions depot

Aug. 19, 2022 07:05 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The residents of two villages in Russia’s Belgorod region on Ukraine’s northeastern border were evacuated after a fire at a munitions depot near the village of Timonovo. The fire is the latest in a series of destructive incidents on Russian-occupied territory in Ukraine...

Malaysia's Mahathir says US seeking to provoke war in Taiwan

Aug. 19, 2022 06:39 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Friday accused the U.S. of trying to provoke a war in Taiwan, and in a wide-ranging interview also said he expects Malaysia’s graft-tainted ruling party to hold general elections in the coming months. ...

Doctors stay in Ukraine's war-hit towns: 'People need us'

Aug. 19, 2022 06:35 AM EDT

ZOLOCHIV, Ukraine (AP) — Dr. Ilona Butova almost looks out of place in her neatly pressed lavender scrubs as she walks through a door frame that hangs from a crumbled wall into what used to be an administrative office of her hospital in Zolochiv. Not one building in the facility in...

Bomb threats put tiny Moldova, Ukraine's neighbor, on edge

Aug. 19, 2022 02:00 AM EDT

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — For tiny Moldova, an impoverished, landlocked nation that borders war-torn Ukraine but isn't in the European Union or NATO, it's been another week plagued by bomb threats. On an overcast day outside the international airport serving Moldova's capital of...

The AP Interview: Refugee head sees lesson in Ukraine crisis

Aug. 19, 2022 01:36 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Europe's embrace of millions of Ukrainians who fled Russia's invasion showed that it's possible to welcome large numbers of asylum-seekers, and the approach should be replicated to receive those fleeing other nations, the head of the U.N. refugee agency said. In an...

High-level talks in Ukraine yield little reported progress

Aug. 18, 2022 18:54 PM EDT

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — Turkey's leader and the U.N. chief met in Ukraine with President Volodymr Zelenskyy on Thursday in a high-powered bid to ratchet down a war raging for nearly six months. But little immediate progress was reported. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he...

Stars Coffee, anyone? Starbucks successor opening in Russia

Aug. 18, 2022 15:01 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — People in Moscow who were disappointed when Starbucks closed its coffee shops after Russia sent troops into Ukraine may now feel a caffeine jolt of hope: A nearly identical operation is opening in the capital. The name's almost the same: Stars Coffee. The logo could...

EU-mediated Serbia-Kosovo meeting ends without agreement

Aug. 18, 2022 14:57 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The leaders of Serbia and Kosovo failed Thursday to reach an agreement on longstanding border and mutual recognition issues that have spiked tensions in the Balkans and added to Europe's instability during the war in Ukraine, the European Union's foreign policy chief said. ...

Truck driver acquitted in crash appears in immigration court

Aug. 18, 2022 14:52 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A commercial truck driver from Ukraine who was taken into custody by immigration officials shortly after he was acquitted of causing the deaths of seven motorcyclists will ask for relief from possible removal from the United States, his attorney said at a hearing Thursday. ...

Estonian minister defends visa ban against Russian tourists

Aug. 18, 2022 13:40 PM EDT

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Estonia’s foreign minister on Thursday defended his country’s decision to bar Russian tourists, saying they are shirking their “moral responsibility” to stand up to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s regime and its “genocidal war” in Ukraine. ...