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Russia moves more troops westward amid Ukraine tensions

Jan. 18, 2022 15:58 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia is a sending an unspecified number of troops from the country’s far east to Belarus for major war games, officials said Tuesday, a deployment that will further beef up Russian military assets near Ukraine amid Western fears of a planned invasion. Amid the...

Ukraine hacks add to worries of cyber conflict with Russia

Jan. 14, 2022 17:48 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Hackers on Friday temporarily shut down dozens of Ukrainian government websites, causing no major damage but adding to simmering tensions while Russia amasses troops on the Ukrainian border. Separately, in a rare gesture to the U.S. at a time of chilly relations, Russia said...

No Ukraine breakthrough, but NATO and Russia eye more talks

Jan. 12, 2022 14:02 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The United States and NATO rejected key Russian security demands for easing tensions over Ukraine but left open Wednesday the possibility of future talks with Moscow on arms control, missile deployments and ways to prevent military incidents between Russia and the West. ...

No progress seen after Russia-US talks over Ukraine tensions

Jan. 10, 2022 16:28 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — The United States and Russia locked horns over Ukraine and other security issues Monday with no sign of progress from either side at highly anticipated strategic talks. Low expectations from both Washington and Moscow about the high-stakes session in Geneva appeared...

US, NATO rule out halt to expansion, reject Russian demands

Jan. 07, 2022 16:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and NATO on Friday roundly rejected Russian demands that the alliance not admit new members amid growing concerns that Russia may invade Ukraine, which aspires to join the alliance. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and NATO Secretary General...

US and Russia face deep differences ahead of Ukraine talks

Jan. 01, 2022 09:30 AM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — After tough talk between Presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin over the Russian troop buildup on the Ukraine border, both sides insist they are hopeful that a pathway to easing tensions could open during diplomatic talks set for January. But with less...

US and Russia face deep differences ahead of Ukraine talks

Dec. 31, 2021 20:08 PM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — After tough talk between Presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin over the Russian troop buildup on the Ukraine border, both sides insist they are hopeful that a pathway to easing tensions could open during diplomatic talks set for January. But with less...

Russian FM: Security talks with US to start after holidays

Dec. 27, 2021 12:25 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Talks between Russia and the United States on Moscow’s demand for Western guarantees precluding NATO’s expansion to Ukraine will start immediately after the new year holiday period, Russia's top diplomat announced Monday. “It is with the U.S. that we will carry...

Putin blames West for tensions, demands security guarantees

Dec. 21, 2021 15:31 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian president on Tuesday reiterated his demand for guarantees from the U.S. and its allies that NATO will not expand eastwards, blaming the West for “tensions that are building up in Europe.” Russian President Vladimir Putin's speech at a meeting with...

Russia envoy: Moscow may up the ante if West ignores demands

Dec. 18, 2021 04:49 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia may take unspecified new measures to ensure its security if the U.S. and its allies continue to take provocative action and ignore Moscow's demand for guarantees precluding NATO's expansion to Ukraine, a senior diplomat said Saturday. Deputy Foreign Minister...