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At UN, Russia's war in Ukraine is both text and subtext

Sep. 22, 2022 10:07 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — After two years of discourse dominated by the coronavirus pandemic, this year's U.N. General Assembly has a new occupant of center stage: the war in Ukraine. The pleas made by leaders from around the world for peace were both an altruistic amplification of...

Lavrov warns Moldova about threats to peacekeepers

Sep. 01, 2022 09:41 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's foreign minister warned Thursday that any actions seen as endangering a Russian peacekeeping contingent in a separatist region of Moldova would be considered as an attack on Russia itself. Sergey Lavrov's statement in an address at Russia's top foreign...

Bomb threats put tiny Moldova, Ukraine's neighbor, on edge

Aug. 19, 2022 02:00 AM EDT

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — For tiny Moldova, an impoverished, landlocked nation that borders war-torn Ukraine but isn't in the European Union or NATO, it's been another week plagued by bomb threats. On an overcast day outside the international airport serving Moldova's capital of...

Police in Moldova investigate string of bomb threats

Aug. 15, 2022 08:46 AM EDT

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Police in Moldova’s capital Chisinau were investigating a string of bomb threats Monday at locations including at the country’s supreme court and its international airport, authorities said. Police said that the nine bomb threats also targeted shopping...

Transnistria's FM: Integration with Russia remains possible

Jul. 22, 2022 07:54 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The foreign minister of Moldova's separatist Transnistria region said Friday that it is committed to achieving independence and possible unification with Russia, and that Moldova's becoming a candidate for European Union membership effectively ends any possibility of cooperation. ...

EU starts membership talks with Albania, North Macedonia

Jul. 19, 2022 11:15 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union started membership negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia on Tuesday, a long-delayed step in the Balkan nations' paths toward EU membership that gained momentum amid the war in Ukraine. Officially, the process kicked off with the...

Ukraine's Zelenskyy fires top security chief and prosecutor

Jul. 17, 2022 18:51 PM EDT

VINNYTSIA, Ukraine (AP) — As Russian troops pressed their offensive in Ukraine's east, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy fired his state security chief and prosecutor general on Sunday, citing hundreds of criminal proceedings into treason and collaboration by people within their departments...

Moldova gets support from partners amid series of hardships

Jul. 15, 2022 13:00 PM EDT

SIGHISOARA, Romania (AP) — Moldova received about 600 million euros in pledges at a donors conference Friday, an official said, to help the tiny country overcome rising inflation and the impact of Russia’s war in Ukraine. More than 500,000 refugees have fled to Moldova, which...

Putin to Ukraine: Russia has barely started its action

Jul. 07, 2022 20:05 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — With Russia's military action in Ukraine in its fifth month, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday warned Kyiv that it should quickly accept Moscow's terms or brace for the worst, adding ominously that Russia has barely started its action. Speaking at a meeting...

High cost of Russian gains in Ukraine may limit new advance

Jul. 05, 2022 14:47 PM EDT

After more than four months of ferocious fighting, Russia claimed a key victory: full control over one of the two provinces in Ukraine’s eastern industrial heartland. But Moscow’s seizure of the last major stronghold of Ukrainian resistance in Luhansk province came at a steep...