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Live Updates: Russia-Ukraine War

Oct. 05, 2022 07:22 AM EDT

MOSCOW — The Kremlin held the door open for expanding areas of Ukraine under Russian control following the absorption of four regions it currently holds. Speaking in a conference call with reporters, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said “certain territories will be reclaimed, and...

Putin signs annexation of Ukrainian regions as losses mount

Oct. 05, 2022 05:47 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed laws formally absorbing four Ukrainian regions into Russia, even as its military struggles to control the territory that was illegally annexed. The documents finalizing the annexation, carried out in defiance of...

President Vladimir Putin signs laws absorbing four Ukrainian regions into Russia, in defiance of international law.

Oct. 05, 2022 02:44 AM EDT
MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin signs laws absorbing four Ukrainian regions into Russia, in defiance of international law.

The AP Interview: Ukraine aims to restart occupied reactors

Oct. 04, 2022 21:13 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine is considering restarting Europe’s largest nuclear plant to ensure its safety just weeks after fears of a radiation disaster at the Russian-occupied facility, the president of the company that operates the plant said Tuesday. The Zaporizhzhia Nuclear...

Retreating Russians leave their comrades' bodies behind

Oct. 04, 2022 17:00 PM EDT

LYMAN, Ukraine (AP) — Russian troops abandoned a key Ukrainian city so rapidly that they left the bodies of their comrades in the streets, offering more evidence Tuesday of Moscow's latest military defeat as it struggles to hang on to four regions of Ukraine that it illegally annexed last week. ...

Live Updates: Russia-Ukraine War

Oct. 04, 2022 15:47 PM EDT

Russian state-owned energy giant Gazprom says it may halt gas deliveries to Moldova, Europe’s poorest country, if it fails to pay its latest bill by Oct. 20 as its contract stipulates. In a statement Tuesday, Gazprom said it had repeatedly allowed Moldovan national gas supplier...

Britain's Wallace calls Ukraine war a 'wakeup call' for NATO

Oct. 04, 2022 15:18 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Britain's defense secretary said Tuesday that Russia's war on Ukraine has been a “wake-up call” for NATO members, making them realize that their militaries need to be better and invest more in defense. British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace said many...

Estonian PM says West should heed, not appease Putin threats

Oct. 04, 2022 15:10 PM EDT

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Estonia's prime minister said Tuesday that the West must not give in to Moscow's nuclear threats or premature peace proposals but stand firmly in support of Ukraine as the invaded country fights to rid its occupied territories of Russian soldiers. Kaja...

What's Putin thinking? Tough to know for nuclear analysts

Oct. 04, 2022 02:47 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Will President Vladimir Putin pull the nuclear trigger? For Kremlin watchers trying to figure out whether the Russian leader’s nuclear threats are just bluffs, there is no more pressing -- or tough -- question. For now, analysts cautiously suggest that...

Governor again suspends Georgia gas taxes into mid-November

Oct. 03, 2022 21:18 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's governor is extending the suspension of the state's motor fuel tax through Nov. 11. Gov. Brian Kemp on Monday signed an executive order extending the suspension for a fifth time, meaning the suspension will be in place through the Nov. 8 election when Kemp,...