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Ukrainian officials thank the US for its latest military aid to help stop Russia's onslaught

Apr. 24, 2024 05:21 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian officials on Wednesday expressed thanks for a fresh batch of U.S. military aid that threw Kyiv’s armed forces a lifeline in their more than two-year war with Russia, even though the vital new supplies aren’t expected to have an immediate impact on the...

Pentagon set to send $1 billion in new military aid to Ukraine once Biden signs bill

Apr. 23, 2024 22:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is poised to send $1 billion in new military aid to Ukraine, U.S. officials said Tuesday as the Senate moved ahead on long-awaited legislation to fund the weapons Kyiv desperately needs to stall gains being made by Russian forces in the war. The...

Aid approval brings Ukraine closer to replenishing troops struggling to hold front lines

Apr. 22, 2024 09:28 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian commander Oleksiy Tarasenko witnessed a frightening shift last month in Russia's efforts to punch through Kyiv’s defense of the industrial region known as the Donbas. Standing against Russia’s unyielding advance in the strategic front-line town of...

NATO secretary-general says some allies have air defense systems they could give to Ukraine

Apr. 19, 2024 12:35 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg on Friday pressed member countries to give more Patriot missile systems to Ukraine as President Volodymyr Zelenskyy repeated Kyiv's almost daily appeals for more Western air defense equipment. “NATO has mapped out existing...

Ukraine claims it shot down a Russian strategic bomber as Moscow's missiles kill 8 Ukrainians

Apr. 19, 2024 12:10 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s air force claimed Friday it shot down a Russian strategic bomber, but Moscow officials said the plane crashed in a sparsely populated area due to a malfunction after a combat mission. Neither claim could be independently verified. Previous Ukrainian...

Russia reports downing 5 Ukrainian military balloons in Kyiv's latest apparent war innovation

Apr. 18, 2024 06:30 AM EDT

Russian air defenses downed what authorities described as five Ukrainian balloons overnight, the defense ministry in Moscow said Thursday, as the sides kept up long-range strikes that have featured heavily in what has largely become a war of attrition. Neither Russian nor Ukrainian...

Russian missiles slam into a Ukraine city and kill 17 people as the war approaches a critical stage

Apr. 17, 2024 11:01 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Three Russian missiles slammed into a downtown area of the northern Ukrainian city of Chernihiv on Wednesday, hitting an eight-floor apartment building and killing at least 17 people, authorities said. At least 61 people, including three children, were wounded...

Ukrainian president signs controversial law to boost conscription to fend off Russia's aggression

Apr. 16, 2024 10:43 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy signed a controversial law Tuesday, days after it was passed by parliament, potentially helping Kyiv to boost conscription to replenish depleted forces to fend off Russia's continued aggression. The mobilization law,...

More civilians die in Ukraine as analysts warn that delays in US aid will hamper Kyiv's forces

Apr. 14, 2024 23:32 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — More civilians died across Ukraine on Sunday as analysts warned that delays in U.S. military assistance would see Kyiv struggle to fight off Russian offensives. One man was Sunday killed after a Russian drone hit the truck he was driving in the Sumy region, the...

Ukraine's military chief warns of 'significantly' worsening battlefield situation in the east

Apr. 13, 2024 13:06 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's military chief on Saturday warned that the battlefield situation in the industrial east has “significantly worsened in recent days,” as warming weather allowed Russian forces to launch a fresh push along several stretches of the more 1,000 km-long (620-mile)...