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Ukraine says 9 Russian warplanes destroyed in Crimea blasts

Aug. 10, 2022 14:15 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's air force said Wednesday that nine Russian warplanes were destroyed in a deadly string of explosions at an air base in Crimea, amid speculation the blasts were the result of a Ukrainian attack that would represent a significant escalation in the war. ...

Russian journalist detained, charged over war criticism

Aug. 10, 2022 12:55 PM EDT

Russian authorities detained a former state TV journalist who quit after making an on-air protest against Moscow’s war in Ukraine and charged her Wednesday with spreading false information about Russia’s armed forces, according to her lawyer. Marina Ovsyannikova was charged over...

EXPLAINER: Fighting in Ukraine endangers big nuclear plant

Aug. 10, 2022 08:18 AM EDT

Russia and Ukraine have accused each other of shelling Europe's largest nuclear power plant, stoking international fears of a catastrophe on the continent. A look at the plant and the situation around it: EUROPE'S BIGGEST NUCLEAR PLANT The Zaporizhzhia plant is in...

Russians buy last goods from H&M, IKEA as stores wind down

Aug. 10, 2022 07:40 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russians are snapping up Western fashion and furniture this week as H&M and IKEA sell off the last of their inventory in Russia, moving forward with their exit from the country after it sent troops into Ukraine. Sweden-based H&M and Netherlands-based IKEA had...

Large explosions rock Russian military air base in Crimea

Aug. 09, 2022 19:24 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Powerful explosions rocked a Russian air base in Crimea and sent towering clouds of smoke over the landscape Tuesday in what may mark an escalation of the war in Ukraine. At least one person was killed and several others were wounded, authorities said. ...

Russian diplomat chides US for rushing nuclear inspections

Aug. 09, 2022 15:34 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A senior Russian diplomat said Tuesday that Moscow's decision to declare a freeze on U.S. inspections of its nuclear arsenals under a key arms control treaty was triggered by Washington's push for a quick visit by inspectors. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov...

Russia extends opposition activist's detention for 2 months

Aug. 09, 2022 13:18 PM EDT

A Moscow court on Tuesday extended the detention of Vladimir Kara Murza Jr., a prominent opposition activist who has been jailed since April on charges of spreading “false information” about Russia’s military operation in Ukraine. Russia adopted a law criminalizing spreading...

Ukrainian resistance grows in Russian-occupied areas

Aug. 09, 2022 03:06 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — In a growing challenge to Russia's grip on occupied areas of southeastern Ukraine, guerrilla forces loyal to Kyiv are killing pro-Moscow officials, blowing up bridges and trains, and helping the Ukrainian military by identifying key targets. The spreading...

US pledges $1 billion more rockets, other arms for Ukraine

Aug. 08, 2022 17:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration said Monday it was shipping its biggest yet direct delivery of weapons to Ukraine as that country prepares for a potentially decisive counteroffensive in the south against Russia, sending $1 billion in rockets, ammunition and other material to Ukraine...

Russia halts U.S. inspections of its nuclear arsenals

Aug. 08, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Monday announced a freeze on U.S. inspections of its nuclear arsenals under a pivotal arms control treaty, claiming that Western sanctions have hampered similar tours of U.S. facilities by Russian monitors. The move reflects soaring tensions between Moscow...