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Ukraine’s top EU negotiator says war-torn country won’t seek ‘discount’ on entry commitments

Jun. 24, 2024 02:13 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s top official for Europe says the war-torn country is on an “irreversible” course of Western integration after the European Union agreed to formally start entry negotiations this week. The decision to launch accession talks this week is a “big...

Ukrainian drones and missiles kill 6 in Russia and Crimea, fresh bombing of Kharkiv leaves 1 dead

Jun. 23, 2024 16:47 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian authorities said six people died and over 100 were wounded in Ukrainian drone and missile attacks on Sunday, while the second day of Russia's aerial bombing of Kharkiv in northeastern Ukraine killed at least one person. Among the dead were five people...

As U.S.-supplied weapons show impact inside Russia, Ukrainian soldiers hope for deeper strikes

Jun. 22, 2024 14:29 PM EDT

KHARKIV REGION, Ukraine (AP) — Weeks after the decision allowing Ukraine to use U.S.-supplied weapons for limited strikes in Russian territory, the country is having some success in halting Russia’s new push along the northeast front, but military commanders are clamoring for restrictions on...

3 dead in bombing of Kharkiv as Russia launches missiles on Ukrainian energy facilities

Jun. 22, 2024 12:22 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — At least three people were killed in a Russian bombing attack on Ukraine’s second city, Kharkiv, on Saturday afternoon, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said. Another 38 people were wounded in the attack, Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov said. Four aerial...

Ukraine may fire US-provided missiles into Russia wherever it is coming under attack, Pentagon says

Jun. 21, 2024 11:35 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ukraine’s military is allowed to use longer-range missiles provided by the U.S. to strike targets inside Russia across more than just the front lines near Kharkiv if it is acting in self-defense, the Pentagon said. President Joe Biden initially loosened the...

Ukraine claims three oil refinery strikes inside Russia as Moscow says naval attack thwarted

Jun. 21, 2024 11:16 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The Ukrainian military launched a wave of drones that struck three oil refineries inside southern Russia overnight, a security official said Friday, as Ukraine tries to disrupt the infrastructure that supplies the Russian military. Russia said its air defenses...

EU nations agree to start membership negotiations next week with Ukraine and Moldova

Jun. 21, 2024 09:42 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union agreed Friday to start membership negotiations with embattled Ukraine and Moldova, another step in the nations' long journey to move closer to the West and mute Russia's influence. Belgium, which currently holds the presidency of the EU, said...

Navigating through darkness: Ukraine’s emergency blackouts return after Russia pounds infrastructure

Jun. 21, 2024 01:22 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — During daytime, entire districts of Ukraine's capital are disconnected from the power grid to save energy. Traffic lights stop, choking traffic, accompanied by the constant rumble of generators installed outside cafes and shops. Ukraine, including Kyiv, is...

US will redirect air defense interceptor missiles to Ukraine that other allies had on order

Jun. 20, 2024 20:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House announced Thursday that it will rush delivery of air defense interceptor missiles to Ukraine by redirecting planned shipments to other allied nations, as Washington scrambles to counter increased Russian attacks on Ukrainian energy infrastructure. ...

Russia obliterates Ukraine's front-line towns faster with hacked bombs and expanded air base network

Jun. 20, 2024 11:42 AM EDT

KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — The first shock wave shattered aisles stacked almost to the ceiling with home improvement products. The next Russian bomb streaked down like a comet seconds later, unleashing flames that left the megastore an ashen shell. A third bomb failed to detonate when...