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Usyk fighting for Ukraine, Joshua for future in rematch

Aug. 18, 2022 06:47 AM EDT

Dressed in traditional Cossack clothing, Oleksandr Usyk followed up his face-off with Anthony Joshua by performing a Ukrainian resistance song on stage. Clapping his hands rhythmically, Usyk — with a horseshoe mustache and those steely eyes of his — broke into “Oi u luzi...

Ukrainians flee grim life in Russian-occupied Kherson

Aug. 18, 2022 01:03 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — It was early one morning when life under Russian occupation became too much for Volodymyr Zhdanov: Rocket fire aimed at Ukrainian forces struck near his home in the city of Kherson, terrifying one of his two children. His 8-year-old daughter “ran in panic to...

Blasts in Crimea underscore Russian forces' vulnerability

Aug. 17, 2022 17:15 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A spate of explosions and fires has turned Russian-occupied Crimea from a secure rear base into a new battleground in the war, demonstrating both the Russians' vulnerability and the Ukrainians' capacity to strike deep behind enemy lines. Nine Russian warplanes...

Explosions rock Crimea in suspected Ukrainian attack

Aug. 16, 2022 20:23 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Explosions and fires ripped through an ammunition depot in Russian-occupied Crimea on Tuesday in the second suspected Ukrainian attack on the peninsula in just over a week, forcing the evacuation of more than 3,000 people. Russia blamed the blasts in the...

Satellite images show first ship out of Ukraine in Syria

Aug. 16, 2022 19:58 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The first shipment of grain to leave Ukraine under a wartime deal appears to have ended up in Syria — even as Damascus remains a close ally of Moscow, satellite images analyzed Tuesday by The Associated Press show. The arrival of the cargo ship...

Ukrainian military says it repelled more than dozen attacks

Aug. 15, 2022 19:00 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The Ukrainian military said Monday that it had repelled more than a dozen Russian attacks in the country’s east and north, including attempts to advance on key cities in the eastern industrial heartland known as the Donbas. In its regular Facebook update, the...

Hollywood, soccer stars appeal for more Ukraine donations

Aug. 15, 2022 16:11 PM EDT

BORODYANKA, Ukraine (AP) — Hollywood actor Liev Schreiber and former Ukraine soccer star Andriy Shevchenko appealed for international donations to Ukraine to continue during a visit Monday to a residential area outside Kyiv that suffered extensive damage by Russian bombardment. ...

In Ukraine, rebuilding starts with neighbors' help

Aug. 14, 2022 04:44 AM EDT

NOVOSELIVKA, Ukraine (AP) — As battles raged around Kyiv, one Russian advance was stopped in front of Maria Metla’s home. Artillery gutted most of the house, while the rest was pulverized by tank fire. Metla, 66, is now counting on her neighbors to have somewhere to live this...

Russian shelling heavy in east; Ukraine strikes key bridge

Aug. 13, 2022 14:31 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia's military pounded residential areas across Ukraine overnight, claiming gains, as Ukrainian forces pressed a counteroffensive to try to take back an occupied southern region, striking the last working bridge over a river in the Russian-occupied Kherson region,...

Ukrainian minister says Russia blocking access to medicines

Aug. 13, 2022 04:27 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s health minister has accused Russian authorities of committing a crime against humanity by blocking access to affordable medicines in areas its forces have occupied since invading the country 5 1/2 months ago. In an interview with The Associated...