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UK's Prince Charles visits Ukrainian refugees in Romania

May. 25, 2022 14:16 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Britain's Prince Charles traveled to Romania's capital Wednesday to visit refugees, mostly women and children, from Russia’s war in Ukraine who have found safety in the neighboring Eastern European country. The Prince of Wales visited the Romexpo Donation...

'This has to end': Jill Biden sees Ukraine moms' heartbreak

May. 07, 2022 15:24 PM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Jill Biden heard heartbreaking stories Saturday from Ukrainian women and children who fled Russia’s war and found safe haven in Romania, with one mother telling the U.S. first lady of a harrowing escape after being holed up in a cramped, cold basement with her...

Jill Biden brings thanks, ketchup to US troops in Romania

May. 06, 2022 15:54 PM EDT

MIHAIL KOGALNICEANU AIR BASE, Romania (AP) — Delivering good cheer — and gallons of ketchup — Jill Biden on Friday thanked U.S. troops deployed to Romania for serving as a check against Russian aggression as she opened a two-country European trip to learn about the refugee crisis caused by...

Look for the orange vest: Ukrainians in Romania help others

May. 01, 2022 09:17 AM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Elena Trofimchuk fled Ukraine to Romania more than a month ago. She now sees Bucharest’s North Railway Station as a second home. She doesn’t live there, but it’s where she spends most of her day welcoming fellow Ukrainian refugees escaping from...

Far from home, Ukrainian refugees pray at Easter for peace

Apr. 24, 2022 11:10 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Far from home and unsure when or even if they will ever get back, Ukrainians displaced by war gathered at churches across Eastern Europe on Sunday to celebrate the Orthodox Easter holiday in safety and to pray for an end to the fighting with Russia. ...

Car rams Russian Embassy gate in Romania, driver dead

Apr. 06, 2022 08:52 AM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A car carrying containers of flammable materials crashed into the gate of the Russian Embassy in the Romanian capital early Wednesday, bursting into flames and killing the driver, police said. The sedan rammed into the gate at about 6 a.m. Wednesday but...

Live updates | Russia-Ukraine War

Apr. 05, 2022 22:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden approved a $100 million transfer of Javelin anti-armor missiles to Ukraine on Tuesday, according to an administration official. The transfer brings the total of U.S. military assistance for Ukraine to $2.4 billion since Biden took office last...

US to seek Russia's suspension from Human Rights Council

Apr. 04, 2022 20:36 PM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The United States plans to seek a vote this week to suspend Russia from its seat on the U.N.’s top human rights body, pointing to increasing signs that Russian troops may have committed war crimes in Ukraine, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Monday. ...

Live updates: Russians destroy Chernobyl laboratory

Mar. 22, 2022 22:19 PM EDT

LVIV, Ukraine -- Russian military forces have destroyed a new laboratory at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant that among other things works to improve management of radioactive waste, the Ukrainian state agency responsible for the Chernobyl exclusion zone said Tuesday. The Russian...

Harris: US dedication to collective NATO defense 'ironclad'

Mar. 11, 2022 10:16 AM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris said Friday that Washington’s dedication to the collective defense of NATO is “ironclad” as she visited allied Romania, which has experienced a flood of refugees from neighboring Ukraine amid Russia’s invasion there. ...