Latest Ukraine News

Russian POWs get to make phone calls home. Ukrainians don't. A growing movement wants that to change

May. 27, 2024 02:16 AM EDT

FAR WESTERN UKRAINE (AP) — Precious few choices are available to Alexander, a 26-year-old Russian soldier, since his capture: Clothes, meals and the hours of his day are rigidly accounted for in the camp for prisoners of war. But Ukraine allows Alexander to call home to his family...

The death toll in Kharkiv attack rises to 14 as Zelenskyy warns of Russian troop movements

May. 26, 2024 06:55 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — President Volodymyr Zelenskyy warned Sunday that Russia is preparing to intensify its offensive along Ukraine’s northern border, as the death toll rose to 14 in an aerial bomb attack on a large construction supplies store in the city of Kharkiv. The bombing...

Biden's message to West Point graduates: You're being asked to tackle threats 'like none before'

May. 25, 2024 16:14 PM EDT

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — President Joe Biden on Saturday told graduates of the U.S. Military Academy that their class is being called upon to tackle threats across the globe and preserve the country's ideals at home “like none before.” Biden said the phrase, the class motto, was...

G7 officials make progress but no final deal on money for Ukraine from frozen Russian assets

May. 25, 2024 14:54 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Finance officials from the Group of Seven rich democracies said they had moved toward agreement on a U.S. proposal to squeeze more money for Ukraine from Russian assets frozen in their countries. But the ministers left a final deal to be worked out ahead of a June summit...

Zelenskyy says Ukraine has taken back control in areas of Kharkiv region, aerial attacks continue

May. 25, 2024 11:55 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian forces have secured “combat control” of areas where Russian troops entered the northeastern Kharkiv region earlier this month, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said. Meanwhile, two people were killed Saturday in an aerial attack on the city of...

US announces $275M in new military assistance for Ukraine

May. 24, 2024 15:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration announced on Friday an additional $275 million in military aid for Ukraine as Kyiv struggles to hold off advances by Russian troops in the Kharkiv region. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the package, which was previewed on Thursday...

Blinken will head to eastern Europe as concerns mount about Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia

May. 24, 2024 13:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel to eastern Europe next week as concerns mount about Russia’s advances in Ukraine, potential Russian interference in neighboring Moldova and pro-Moscow legislation being promoted in the former Soviet republic of Georgia, the State...

On a visit to his Belarusian ally, Putin questions Zelenskyy's legitimacy as Ukraine's leader

May. 24, 2024 12:43 PM EDT

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin visited his Belarusian counterpart and close ally for talks Friday in Minsk, after which he questioned whether Volodymyr Zelenskyy has the legitimacy to negotiate on Ukraine's behalf. Russia is willing to hold talks about...

US pushes for Ukraine aid, united front against China's trade practices at G7 finance meeting

May. 24, 2024 09:37 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The U.S. sought to build support for squeezing more money for Ukraine out of frozen Russian assets and for uniting against China’s trade practices as finance ministers from the Group of Seven rich democracies opened a two-day meeting on Friday on the shores of northern...

Russia smashes train tracks in a battered Ukrainian border region where children are being evacuated

May. 24, 2024 07:40 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A nighttime Russian attack destroyed train tracks and rolling stock in Ukraine’s northeastern Kharkiv region, officials said Friday, and authorities organized the evacuation of children from the area that is being pummeled by the Kremlin’s forces in a powerful new...