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Ukraine accuses Russian forces of blowing up a major dam on the Dnipro River and orders evacuations from flood zones

Jun. 06, 2023 00:33 AM EDT
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine accuses Russian forces of blowing up a major dam on the Dnipro River and orders evacuations from flood zones.

Counteroffensive? Probing defenses? A look at the fighting in Ukraine

Jun. 05, 2023 16:47 PM EDT

While Kyiv is keeping silent about the start of any counteroffensive, fighting is raging in several sections of the front line, signaling that the long-expected campaign could be getting underway. A video, released over the weekend by Ukraine, shows several of its soldiers in full...

At Normandy D-Day celebrations, echoes of Ukraine's looming fight

Jun. 05, 2023 14:49 PM EDT

STE MARE EGLISE, France (AP) — While U.S. military officers caution against too direct a comparison between the 1944 D-Day landings and Ukraine's upcoming counteroffensive, the echoes of what Kyiv faces today are a dominant theme of this year's commemorations of the young U.S. soldiers who died...

Russia says it thwarted attack in Donetsk; unclear if this was start of Ukrainian counteroffensive

Jun. 04, 2023 21:43 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia's Defense Ministry announced early Monday its forces had thwarted a large Ukrainian attack in the eastern province of Donetsk, though it's unclear if this was the start of a Ukrainian counteroffensive. The ministry, in a rare early morning video, said...

Iran's top leader defends hard-line approach toward West, blames protests on 'thugs and villains'

Jun. 04, 2023 09:53 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's supreme leader on Sunday defended his tough approach to the West, saying compromise would only invite further hostility from Iran's enemies and blaming recent anti-government protests on “thugs and villains.” Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's...

Homecoming on film: Award-winning Mariupol documentary screened for 1st time in Ukraine

Jun. 04, 2023 04:58 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The award-winning film “20 Days in Mariupol” made its premiere in Ukraine on Saturday, when it was seen for the first time by some of the Ukrainian medics and first responders who were chronicled in the documentary about how Russian forces bombed and blasted their way...

Ukraine says inspections found nearly a quarter of its air-raid shelters locked or unusable

Jun. 03, 2023 16:40 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Concerns around civilian safety spiked in Ukraine on Saturday, as officials announced that an inspection had found nearly a quarter of the country’s air-raid shelters locked or unusable, just days after a woman in Kyiv allegedly died waiting outside a shuttered shelter...

Blinken warns Ukraine cease-fire now would result in ‘Potemkin peace,' legitimizing Russian invasion

Jun. 02, 2023 16:37 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Friday that the United States and its allies should not support a cease-fire or peace talks to end the war in Ukraine until Kyiv gains strength and can negotiate on its own terms. As an anticipated Ukrainian...

Russian bombardment of Ukrainian capital kills at least 3, including child

Jun. 01, 2023 15:07 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia launched a pre-dawn missile barrage at the Ukrainian capital Thursday, killing three people, including a 9-year-old and her mother, and damaging apartment buildings, schools and a children’s hospital, officials said. It was the highest toll from a single attack on...

Russia says drones lightly damage Moscow buildings before dawn, while Ukraine's capital bombarded

May. 30, 2023 17:06 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A rare drone attack jolted Moscow early Tuesday, causing only light damage but forcing evacuations as residential buildings were struck in the Russian capital for the first time in the war against Ukraine. The Kremlin, meanwhile, pursued its relentless bombardment of Kyiv...