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Live Updates: Russia-Ukraine War

Sep. 29, 2022 04:24 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — STOCKHOLM — A fourth leak to the Nord Stream pipelines conveying natural gas from Russia to Germany has been reported off southern Sweden. Earlier, three leaks had been reported on the two underwater pipelines. Seismologists detected two explosions were...

US announces $1.1 billion more in military aid for Ukraine

Sep. 28, 2022 16:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will provide an additional $1.1 billion in aid to Ukraine, with funding for 18 more advanced rocket systems and other weapons to counter drones that Russia has been using against Ukrainian troops, the Biden administration announced Wednesday. The latest...

Russia poised to annex occupied Ukraine after sham vote

Sep. 28, 2022 16:13 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia positioned itself Wednesday to formally annex parts of Ukraine where occupied areas held a Kremlin-orchestrated “referendum” on living under Moscow’s rule that the Ukrainian government and the West denounced as illegal and rigged. Armed troops had...

Kremlin announces vote, paves way to annex part of Ukraine

Sep. 27, 2022 18:20 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The Kremlin paved the way Tuesday to annex more of Ukraine and escalate the war by claiming that residents of a large swath overwhelmingly supported joining with Russia in stage-managed referendums the U.S. and its Western allies have dismissed as illegitimate. ...

Moscow patriarch: Russian war dead have their sins forgiven

Sep. 27, 2022 15:54 PM EDT

Russian soldiers who die in the line of duty in Ukraine have all of their sins forgiven, the patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church proclaimed in a sermon, comparing their sacrificial death to that of Jesus. The assertion, made on Sunday, ratchets up Moscow Patriarch Kirill's...

Russian military recruiter shot amid fear of Ukraine call-up

Sep. 26, 2022 19:02 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A young man shot a Russian military officer at close range at an enlistment office Monday, an unusually bold attack reflecting resistance to Russian President Vladimir Putin's efforts to mobilize hundreds of thousands of more men to wage war on Ukraine. The...

Ukrainians scared by Russia's preordained referendums

Sep. 26, 2022 07:28 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — After seven months of war, many Ukrainians fear even more suffering and political repression as referendums orchestrated by the Kremlin portend Russia’s imminent annexation of four occupied regions. Many residents fled the regions before the so-called...

Russia's call-up splits EU; Ukraine says it shows weakness

Sep. 25, 2022 16:48 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia’s rush to mobilize hundreds of thousands of recruits to staunch stinging losses in Ukraine is a tacit acknowledgement that its “army is not able to fight,” Ukraine’s president said Sunday, as splits sharpened in Europe over whether to welcome or turn away...

UN rights experts present evidence of war crimes in Ukraine

Sep. 23, 2022 13:33 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — A team of experts commissioned by the U.N.’s top human rights body to look into rights violations in Ukraine said Friday its initial investigation turned up evidence of war crimes in the country following Russia’s invasion nearly seven months ago. The experts from...

Tears and hugs for Russians called up to fight in Ukraine

Sep. 22, 2022 16:42 PM EDT

ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine (AP) — Russia escalated its military and political campaign Thursday to capture Ukrainian territory, rounding up Russian army reservists to fight, preparing votes on annexing occupied areas and launching new deadly attacks. A day after President Vladimir Putin...