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Russia demands US, NATO response next week on Ukraine

Jan. 14, 2022 09:54 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Friday strongly reaffirmed its demand that NATO doesn't expand eastward despite the rejection of that by the military alliance amid a Russian troop buildup near Ukraine. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov warned that Moscow wouldn't wait indefinitely for the...

Russia's talk of troops in Latin America called 'bluster'

Jan. 13, 2022 22:53 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia raised the stakes Thursday in its dispute with the West over Ukraine and NATO's expansion when a top diplomat refused to rule out a military deployment to Cuba and Venezuela if tensions with the United States escalate. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov...

Troops to staff nursing facilities to free up hospital beds

Jan. 13, 2022 18:25 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin National Guard troops will help fill staffing shortages at skilled nursing facilities over the coming weeks in hopes of opening up more beds and relieving pressure on hospitals overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients, Gov. Tony Evers announced Thursday. ...

Russia, US take tough stands ahead of more talks on Ukraine

Jan. 11, 2022 15:04 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow and Washington both took uncompromising stands Tuesday ahead of more talks amid a Russian troop buildup near Ukraine, with the U.S. rebuffing a demand to halt NATO expansion and the Kremlin saying it will quickly see if it's worthwhile to even keep negotiating. ...

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...

EXPLAINER: Main issues at Russia-US security talks

Jan. 10, 2022 06:46 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian diplomats are meeting this week with officials from the United States and its NATO allies for security negotiations in three European cities. Russian and U.S. negotiators launched the talks in Geneva on Monday. They will be followed by Russia-NATO talks in...

US, Germany say Russia poses 'urgent' challenge to stability

Jan. 05, 2022 16:05 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Germany said Wednesday that Russia’s military buildup near Ukraine’s border poses an “immediate and urgent challenge” to European security and that any intervention will draw severe consequences. But the country's top diplomats left...

Blinken: Russian military buildup near Ukraine is an 'immediate and urgent challenge to peace and stability in Europe'

Jan. 05, 2022 13:08 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Blinken: Russian military buildup near Ukraine is an 'immediate and urgent challenge to peace and stability in Europe.'

Kentucky National Guard sending about 200 soldiers to Kosovo

Jan. 05, 2022 04:21 AM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky National Guard is sending about 200 soldiers to Kosovo for a year to provide security. The 1st Battalion, 149th Infantry is deploying this week. Units from Barbourville, Middlesboro and Ravenna will make up Task Force Mountain Warrior to provide...

20 Kentucky National Guard soldiers prepare for deployment

Jan. 04, 2022 04:01 AM EST

MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — Twenty military police officers with the Kentucky National Guard are preparing to deploy to Kosovo for a yearlong mission. Soldiers with the 438th Military Police Company based out of Murray are expected to deploy Wednesday, a statement from the National Guard...