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Putin declares victory in eastern Ukraine region of Luhansk

Jul. 04, 2022 16:14 PM EDT

POKROVSK, Ukraine (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday declared victory in the eastern Ukrainian region of Luhansk, one day after Ukrainian forces withdrew from their last remaining bulwark of resistance in the province. Russia’s Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu...

Putin's week: Facing NATO expansion, West's unity on Ukraine

Jul. 01, 2022 02:20 AM EDT

It has not been an easy week for Russian President Vladimir Putin. He took his first foreign trip since the invasion of Ukraine to shore up relations with troublesome Central Asian allies. He watched as NATO declared Moscow its main enemy and invited Russia's neighbors Sweden and...

Live updates | Spain's king hosts NATO leaders' gala dinner

Jun. 28, 2022 16:49 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the G-7 summit, the annual meeting of the leading democratic economies, which this year is being held in the Bavarian Alps in Germany; and on the NATO summit in Madrid, where leaders begin gathering later Tuesday: ___ Russia’s war on...

EXPLAINER: How a G-7 ban on Russian gold would work

Jun. 28, 2022 07:10 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia appears to have defaulted on its foreign debt for the first time since the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution, and the U.S. and its allies are taking aim at the former Soviet Union's second largest export industry after energy — gold. On Tuesday, the Group of...

EXPLAINER: G7 provides forum for like-minded democracies

Jun. 27, 2022 04:44 AM EDT

ELMAU, Germany (AP) — In 1975, leaders of the world’s wealthy democracies gathered to deal with an energy crisis sparked by a war and rampant inflation. Those same sore points are bedeviling their successors representing 46% of the global economy at this week's Group of Seven summit, with high...

Russia fires missiles across Ukraine, cements gains in east

Jun. 25, 2022 20:33 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces were seeking to swallow up the last remaining Ukrainian stronghold in the eastern Luhansk region, pressing their momentum after taking full control Saturday of the charred ruins of Sievierodonetsk and the chemical plant where hundreds of Ukrainian troops and...

The AP Interview: Estonian PM says Russia not weary of war

Jun. 23, 2022 15:51 PM EDT

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — The West should not underestimate Russia’s military capabilities in Ukraine, Estonia’s leader told The Associated Press, saying that as the war enters its fifth month, Moscow’s forces are in it for the long haul. Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas...

Google exec to UN: Ukraine 'a crystal ball' for info warfare

Jun. 21, 2022 14:24 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A Google executive warned the U.N. Security Council Tuesday that cyberattacks, disinformation and other forms of information warfare being waged in Ukraine are a “crystal ball" for future problems elsewhere. “States must find a way to turn the volume down...

Nobel sold for Ukrainian kids shatters record at $103.5M

Jun. 21, 2022 10:12 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Nobel Peace Prize auctioned off by Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov to raise money for Ukrainian child refugees sold Monday night for $103.5 million, shattering the old record for a Nobel. A spokesperson for Heritage Auctions, which handled the sale, could not...

Polish official: Europe can't defend itself without the US

Jun. 21, 2022 08:36 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s foreign minister said Tuesday the current security crisis on the continent shows that Europe can't defend itself without the United States, but that NATO members in the region should take more responsibility for their own protection. “Poland...