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For many Ukrainians, life is split in two: Before and after the war. This is one family's story

Feb. 21, 2024 00:16 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Kateryna Dmytryk had been waiting for this moment for almost two years — nearly all of her young son’s life. Side by side, they ran, 2-year-old Timur leading the way as snow crunched beneath their feet. A slender, pale man made his way to the pair from the...

As the Ukraine war enters a third year, Putin waits for Western support for Kyiv to wither

Feb. 20, 2024 00:08 AM EST

When the invasion of Ukraine began in February 2022, some analysts predicted it might take as few as three days for Russian forces to capture the capital of Kyiv. With the war now entering its third year, Russian President Vladimir Putin seems to be trying to turn that initial...

Japan vows support to Ukraine while hosting conference focused on war-torn country's reconstruction

Feb. 19, 2024 09:07 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has pledged Monday his country's long-term commitment to Ukraine's reconstruction, calling it a future investment, while stressing support for the war-torn country about to mark the second anniversary of Russia's invasion. In his...

6 people are killed, 18 injured by a missile strike in the Russian city of Belgorod, officials say

Feb. 15, 2024 08:13 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A missile strike on the Russian city of Belgorod near the Ukraine border on Thursday killed six people, including a child, and injured 18 others, a Russian official said. It was the latest in exchanges of long-range missile and rocket fire in Russia's war on Ukraine. ...

GOP Speaker Johnson says House won't be 'rushed' to approve aid for Ukraine as $95B package stalls

Feb. 14, 2024 17:59 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Speaker Mike Johnson said Wednesday the U.S. House will not feel “rushed” to pass the $95.3 billion foreign aid package for Ukraine, Israel and other allies, signaling a further stall over sending military hardware and munitions Kyiv badly needs to fight Russia. ...

Biden says Trump sowing doubts about US commitment to NATO is 'un-American'

Feb. 13, 2024 15:59 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday said Donald Trump's comments calling into question the U.S. commitment to defend its NATO allies from attack were “dangerous” and “un-American,” seizing on the former president's comments that sowed fresh fears among U.S. partners about its...

Biden warns opposing Ukraine funding plays 'into Putin's hands,' but faces resistance in House

Feb. 13, 2024 15:55 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday called for House Republicans to urgently bring a $95.3 billion aid package for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan to a vote, warning that refusal to take up the bill, passed by the Senate in the morning, would be “playing into Putin’s hands.” ...

Defense Secretary Austin is hospitalized with bladder issue, transfers powers to his deputy

Feb. 12, 2024 07:00 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin was hospitalized again Sunday to address a bladder issue as he continues to recover from prostate cancer and has transferred authorities to his deputy, the Pentagon said. Austin was diagnosed with prostate cancer in December and...

Russia launches barrage of 45 drones over Ukraine as Kyiv changes more military leaders

Feb. 11, 2024 21:00 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces launched 45 drones over Ukraine in a five-and-a-half-hour barrage Sunday, officials said, as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy continued the reshuffle of his war cabinet as the war enters its third year. In a statement, the Ukrainian air...

The Senate is pushing past far-right objections to aiding Ukraine. But next steps are uncertain

Feb. 09, 2024 21:36 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Senate is plodding past far-right Republican opposition to helping Ukraine fight Russia, working through the weekend on a $95.3 billion military aid package for Kyiv, Israel and other allies that could be President Joe Biden's last chance for now to deliver substantial...