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Russian attacks on Ukraine power grid touch Kyiv with blackouts ahead of peak demand

May. 22, 2024 03:55 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Sustained Russian attacks on Ukraine's power grid in recent weeks have forced leaders of the war-ravaged country to institute nationwide rolling blackouts. Without adequate air defenses to counter assaults and allow for repairs, though, the shortages could still worsen as...

Germany's foreign minister says in Kyiv that air defenses are an 'absolute priority' for Ukraine

May. 21, 2024 10:37 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Sending air defense systems to Ukraine to help protect it from Russian cruise missiles, rockets and drones is an “absolute priority,” Germany’s foreign minister said in Kyiv on Tuesday after visiting a local power plant that was largely reduced to ruins by a recent...

Pentagon vows to keep weapons moving to Ukraine as Kyiv faces a renewed assault by Russia

May. 20, 2024 16:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin committed Monday to keeping U.S. weapons moving to Ukraine as Kyiv faces one of its toughest moments against a renewed assault by Russia. Austin and as many as 50 defense leaders from Europe and around the world met Monday to...

At least 11 killed as Russia presses forward with its offensive in northeastern Ukraine

May. 19, 2024 10:57 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — At least 11 people were reported killed in attacks in Ukraine’s war-ravaged northeast on Sunday as Russia pushed ahead with its renewed offensive. In the Kharkiv region, the focus of the offensive, the Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor's Office said six people were...

Ukraine's divisive mobilization law comes into force as a new Russian push strains front-line troops

May. 18, 2024 18:26 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A divisive mobilization law in Ukraine came into force on Saturday, as Kyiv struggles to boost troop numbers after Russia launched a new offensive that some fear could close in on Ukraine’s second-largest city. The legislation, which was watered down from its...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

May. 17, 2024 18:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md.; Victoria Nuland, a former top State Department official in the Biden administration; Marc Lotter, chief communications officer for the America First Policy Institute. ___ NBC's “Meet the...

Putin says Russia wants a buffer zone in Ukraine's Kharkiv but has no plans to capture the city

May. 17, 2024 17:54 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday during a visit to China that Moscow’s offensive in Ukraine’s northeastern Kharkiv region aims to create a buffer zone but that there are no plans to capture the city. The remarks were Putin’s first on the...

Ukraine says it has checked Russia's offensive in a key town, but Moscow says it will keep pushing

May. 16, 2024 20:49 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian units locked in street battles with the Kremlin’s forces in a key northeastern Ukraine town have halted the Russian advance, military officials in Kyiv claimed Thursday, though a senior Moscow official said the frontline push had enough resources to keep going. ...

China and Russia reaffirm their close ties as Moscow presses its offensive in Ukraine

May. 16, 2024 16:42 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Thursday reaffirmed their “no-limits” partnership that has deepened as both countries face rising tensions with the West, and they criticized U.S. military alliances in Asia and the Pacific region. ...

Blinken's Kyiv song choice raises eyebrows as Ukraine fights fierce Russian attacks

May. 15, 2024 14:49 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Fresh from a day of delivering optimistic prognoses about how Ukraine would fare in the war with Russia despite gloomy news from the front lines, U.S. Secretary of State and amateur musician Antony Blinken may have thought he had the perfect upbeat song to perform with a Kyiv...