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Ukraine's leader takes UN to task as 'retired superhero'

Sep. 22, 2021 20:17 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Leaders who are “playing” at unity and stuffing pressing problems into an overflowing bag of woe. A world that's in the same boat, but first-class passengers get the lifeboats. A United Nations that resembles ”a retired superhero" that has lost sight of what it...

Shooting at Russian university leaves 6 dead, 28 hurt

Sep. 21, 2021 01:15 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A student opened fire Monday at a university in Russia, leaving six people dead and 28 hurt before being shot by police and detained, officials said. Other students and staff locked themselves in rooms during the attack and video on Russian news sites showed some students...

Ukraine says Russia has detained over 50 Crimean Tatars

Sep. 04, 2021 15:21 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — More than 50 Crimean Tatars have been detained by Russian law enforcement officers in Crimea, Ukrainian officials said Saturday. Ukraine's human rights ombudswoman Lyudmyla Denisova said Russia’s Federal Security Service, the FSB, detained five...

US commits to $60 million in aid to Ukraine before WH visit

Aug. 31, 2021 19:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is promising up to $60 million in military aid to Ukraine in advance of a White House meeting on Wednesday between President Joe Biden and his counterpart in Kyiv, Volodymyr Zelenskyy. The Biden administration said in a notification...

Ukraine leader stresses NATO, EU ties on independence day

Aug. 24, 2021 08:02 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president on Tuesday urged closer ties between the ex-Soviet nation and NATO and the European Union in a speech marking the 30th anniversary of Ukraine's independence. Ukraine celebrated its independence day on Tuesday with a military...

Putin launches construction of new warships amid tensions

Aug. 23, 2021 10:07 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday launched the construction of new nuclear submarines and other warships, part of a sweeping military modernization effort amid tensions with the West. Speaking in a video call, Putin gave orders for two nuclear...

Ukraine's leader vows to do all he can to bring back Crimea

Aug. 23, 2021 09:00 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president on Monday vowed to do all he can to bring back the peninsula of Crimea, annexed by Russia seven years ago, and urged international allies to support the effort. President Volodymyr Zelenskyy spoke at the Crimean Platform summit,...

Crimean Tatars bemoan their plight as Ukraine hosts summit

Aug. 22, 2021 05:13 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Erfan Kudusov fled Crimea with his wife and four children after Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Black Sea peninsula in 2014, along with many other Crimean Tatars who resented Moscow’s rule. For Kudusov and others in Crimea, the Russian...

UK protests Russian refusal to renew BBC journalist's visa

Aug. 13, 2021 14:16 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has refused to renew a visa for a BBC journalist in Moscow — an effective expulsion amid simmering tensions with Britain — a move that the British government and the BBC condemned Friday as an assault on media freedom. Rossiya 24 said late...

Russian defense chief hails joint military drills with China

Aug. 13, 2021 09:42 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's defense minister on Friday hailed joint war games with China this week as a sign of increasingly close military cooperation that should expand further. Sergei Shoigu flew to China to attend the drills that wrapped up Friday in the Ningxia Hui...