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Ukraine's foreign minister seeking 'common ground' with China in talks on ending war with Russia

Jul. 24, 2024 06:34 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Ukraine's Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has said he is seeking “common ground” in talks this week with his Chinese counterpart on ending his country's war with Russia. Kuleba met Wednesday with Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Guangzhou, a major commercial and...

Thousands in Ukraine attend funeral of former lawmaker and critic of Russia who was killed in Lviv

Jul. 23, 2024 01:36 AM EDT

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — Several thousand mourners attended the funeral Monday in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv for a former lawmaker best known for her campaign to promote the Ukrainian language who was fatally shot in the street by an unknown assailant. Iryna Farion, 60, was...

The first 2 of 14 new F-16 fighter jets from the US land in Slovakia

Jul. 22, 2024 19:02 PM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia received on Monday the first two of the 14 new F-16 military jets from the United States whose delivery was pushed back two years due to the coronavirus pandemic and a lack of chips. President Peter Pellegrini hailed the arrival of the F-16s at...

Biden's withdrawal injects uncertainty into wars, trade disputes and other foreign policy challenges

Jul. 22, 2024 18:14 PM EDT

Joe Biden's withdrawal from the U.S. presidential race injects greater uncertainty into the world at a time when Western leaders are grappling with wars in Ukraine and Gaza, a more assertive China in Asia and the rise of the far right in Europe. During a five-decade career in...

Biden’s withdrawal from the US presidential race spells new uncertainty for Ukraine

Jul. 22, 2024 16:04 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden’s decision to end his campaign for reelection brings a new element of uncertainty for Ukraine, which is struggling to fend off Russian military advances even as it worries about the future of American support. The prospect of victory...

Civilians killed and wounded as Russia and Ukraine trade attacks. Russia claims gains in the east

Jul. 21, 2024 16:25 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia and Ukraine exchanged drone, missile and shelling attacks on Sunday. At least two people were killed in Ukrainian strikes on the partly Russian-occupied Donetsk region, Russian state media said, while Ukrainian officials said Russian strikes wounded at least five...

Blinken points to wider pledges to support Ukraine in case US backs away under Trump

Jul. 20, 2024 11:49 AM EDT

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Ukraine is on its way to being able to “stand on its own feet” militarily, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Friday, noting that more than 20 other countries have pledged to maintain their own military and financial aid to the country even if the U.S. were to withdraw...

Ukrainian former lawmaker killed in suspected assassination as civilians die in Russian airstrikes

Jul. 20, 2024 09:35 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A Ukrainian former lawmaker best known for her crusade to promote the Ukrainian language has died after being shot in the street by an unknown assailant. Iryna Farion, 60, initially survived the assault in the western city of Lviv on Friday, but later died from...

Blinken points to wider pledges to support Ukraine in case US backs away under Trump

Jul. 19, 2024 20:03 PM EDT

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Ukraine is on its way to being able to “stand on its own feet” militarily, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Friday, noting that more than 20 other countries have pledged to maintain their own military and financial aid to the country even if the U.S. were to withdraw...

Ukraine's Zelenskyy urges Britain to help it strike deeper inside Russia as he addresses UK Cabinet

Jul. 19, 2024 07:23 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — President Volodymyr Zelenskyy urged Britain’s new government to help Ukrainian forces attack deeper inside Russia to stop deadly missile strikes on his country, as he gave a rare address by a foreign leader to a U.K. Cabinet meeting. Zelenskyy said “long-range...