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Ukrainian president says Russian troops remain near Ukraine

Jun. 02, 2021 12:58 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president said Wednesday that Russia has maintained a massive military presence near his country's borders. Speaking during a meeting with a group of visiting U.S. senators, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy charged that Moscow had...

Sudan general: Military to review navy base deal with Russia

Jun. 02, 2021 11:56 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A top Sudanese military official said the government will review an agreement with Russia to establish a navy base in the African country. The remarks about the deal, which dates back to the government of now-deposed Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and...

Russia to form 20 new military units in west to counter NATO

May. 31, 2021 10:53 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's military will form 20 new units in the country's west this year to counter what it claims is a growing threat from NATO, the defense minister said Monday. Sergei Shoigu made the announcement at a meeting with top military officials. He pointed to...

Russia deploys nuclear-capable bombers to Syria for training

May. 25, 2021 13:00 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military said Tuesday it has deployed three nuclear-capable long-range bombers to its base in Syria, a move that could strengthen Moscow's military foothold in the Mediterranean. Russia's Defense Ministry said that three Tu-22M3 bombers have...

US, Russia hold parallel military drills in the Balkans

May. 20, 2021 16:28 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia and Russia launched joint military exercises near Serbia's capital Thursday as U.S.-led forces held massive drills in neighboring Balkan states in what appeared to be Moscow’s resolve to maintain influence in the European region torn by wars during the...

US, Russia at odds over military activity in the Arctic

May. 20, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

REYKJAVIK. Iceland (AP) — The Biden administration is leading a campaign against Russian attempts to assert authority over Arctic shipping and reintroduce a military dimension to discussions over international activity in the area. As Russia assumed the rotating...

Top US, Russia diplomats spar firmly but politely in Iceland

May. 20, 2021 05:40 AM EDT

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Top diplomats from the United States and Russia sparred politely in Iceland during their first face-to-face encounter, which came as ties between the nations have deteriorated sharply in recent months. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and...

Top US, Russia diplomats spar firmly but politely in Iceland

May. 19, 2021 20:21 PM EDT

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Top diplomats from the United States and Russia sparred politely in Iceland on Wednesday in their first face-to-face encounter, which came as ties between the nations have deteriorated sharply in recent months. U.S. Secretary of State Antony...

US-Russia showdown looms as top diplomats meet in Iceland

May. 18, 2021 13:41 PM EDT

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Top diplomats from the United States and Russia are set to square off this week in Iceland for their first face-to-face encounter that comes as ties between the nations have deteriorated sharply in recent months. U.S. Secretary of State Antony...

Russia's northernmost base projects its power across Arctic

May. 18, 2021 10:32 AM EDT

NAGURSKOYE, Russia (AP) — During the Cold War, Russia's Nagurskoye airbase was little more than a runway, a weather station and a communications outpost in the Franz Josef Land archipelago. It was a remote and desolate home mostly for polar bears, where temperatures...