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Live updates | Russia-Ukraine War

May. 09, 2022 23:27 PM EDT

One of the Ukrainian fighters holding out in the Mariupol steelworks said Monday they were still defending the city. Valeri Paditel, who heads the border guards in the Donetsk region, said the fighters were “doing everything to make those who defend the city in the future proud.”...

AP Interview: Lithuania FM calls for regime change in Russia

May. 09, 2022 17:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lithuania’s top diplomat said Monday that removing Russian President Vladimir Putin from power is the only way to protect the West and its allies from future threats from Moscow, urging an even tougher stance than the U.S. and many NATO allies have been willing to pursue since...

Woman forced to land in Belarus gets 6 years in prison

May. 06, 2022 08:01 AM EDT

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — A woman who ran a Belarusian opposition messaging app channel and was arrested along with her activist boyfriend when an airliner they were on was forced to land in Belarus was convicted Friday of charges that included inciting social hatred. Following her...

Live updates | Pentagon: most Russian forces left Mariupol

May. 05, 2022 20:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon says the majority of Russian forces that had been around the port city of Mariupol have left and headed north, leaving roughly the equivalent of two battalion tactical groups there, or about 2,000 troops. Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said Thursday that...

US Cyber Command team helps Lithuania protect its networks

May. 05, 2022 17:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon's cyber arm says a team spent months working with officials in Lithuania to help protect government networks there from cyberattacks. The U.S. Cyber Command mission, known as a hunt forward operation, involved a specialized team that worked...

Presidents from countries on Russia's doorstep visit Ukraine

Apr. 13, 2022 22:32 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The presidents of four countries on Russia’s doorstep visited Ukraine on Wednesday and underscored their support for the embattled country, where they saw heavily damaged buildings and demanded accountability for what they called war crimes carried out by Russian forces. ...

Live Updates | Russia-Ukraine War

Apr. 13, 2022 21:00 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS— A U.N. task force is warning in a new report that Russia’s war against Ukraine threatens to devastate the economies of many developing countries that are now facing even higher food and energy costs and increasingly difficult financial conditions. U.N....

Live Updates | Russia-Ukraine War

Apr. 11, 2022 21:57 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS — Nearly two-thirds of all Ukrainian children have fled their homes in the six weeks since Russia’s invasion and the United Nations has verified the deaths of 142 youngsters although the number is almost certainly much higher, the U.N. children’s agency said Monday. ...

Live updates | Russia-Ukraine War

Apr. 04, 2022 23:51 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS — A top official in the global campaign against the use of land mines is urging Russia to halt the use in Ukraine of these weapons that too often kill and maim civilians. Alicia Arango Olmos, Colombia’s ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva and this year’s...

Live updates | Ukraine's leader asks help in Grammys video

Apr. 04, 2022 00:20 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has appeared in a video at the Grammy Awards asking for support in telling the story of Ukraine's invasion by Russia. During the pre-recorded message that aired on the show Sunday night, he spoke in English, likening the attack to...