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Live Updates: Russia-Ukraine War

Sep. 30, 2022 13:02 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — BRUSSELS — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says the 30-member military alliance has conveyed to Russia that there would be “severe consequences" if it uses nuclear weapons against Ukraine. But Stoltenberg was non-committal on Ukrainian President...

Putin illegally annexes Ukraine land; Kyiv seeks NATO entry

Sep. 30, 2022 12:38 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin signed treaties Friday to illegally annex more occupied Ukrainian territory in a sharp escalation of his seven-month invasion. Ukraine's president countered with a surprise application to join the NATO military alliance. ...

Live Updates: Russia-Ukraine War

Sep. 30, 2022 00:26 AM EDT

KIYV, Ukraine (AP) — UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council has scheduled a vote for Friday afternoon on a resolution that would condemn Russia for its “illegal so-called referenda” in four Ukrainian regions and declare that they “have no validity.” The U.S.- and...

Russia to annex more of Ukraine on Friday at the Kremlin

Sep. 29, 2022 18:05 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia planned to annex more of Ukraine on Friday in an escalation of the seven-month war that was expected to isolate the Kremlin further, draw more international punishment and bring Ukraine extra military, political and economic support. The annexation —...

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...

Live Updates: Russia-Ukraine War

Sep. 28, 2022 15:26 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — KYIV, Ukraine — The governor of Ukraine's Luhansk region says the number of local voters cited by pro-Russia officials as having participated in a “referendum” on living under Russian rule is inconsistent with the number of people residing in the area after seven months...

Official: Ukraine will fight for land Russia likely to annex

Sep. 28, 2022 14:14 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine is determined to reclaim territory that Russia is likely to annex following stage-managed voting in occupied areas and takes seriously Moscow's threats to use nuclear weapons in the war with its neighbor, an adviser to Ukraine’s president said Wednesday. ...

Ukraine's president: No talks with Putin if its land annexed

Sep. 27, 2022 20:25 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Ukraine’s president warned Tuesday that Russia’s just concluded “sham referendums” and attempts to annex Ukrainian territory rule out any talks with Moscow as long as Vladimir Putin remains president, and called for Russia’s “complete isolation” and tough new...

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. ...

Advanced anti-aircraft weapons head to Ukraine in 2 months

Sep. 27, 2022 17:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon will deliver the first two advanced NASAMS anti-aircraft systems to Ukraine in the next two months, providing Kyiv with a weapon that it has pressed for since earlier this year. Air Force Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder told Pentagon reporters on Tuesday that...