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Desperate for soldiers, Ukraine weighs unpopular plan to expand the draft

Feb. 22, 2024 00:22 AM EST

LYMAN, Ukraine (AP) — When the Russian army mounted a full-scale invasion two years ago, Ukrainian men zealously rushed to recruitment centers across the country to enlist, ready to die in defense of their nation. Today, with Russia in control of roughly one-quarter of Ukraine and...

AP PHOTOS: War-themed murals in Kyiv honor Ukraine's fallen soldiers

Feb. 22, 2024 00:15 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Set against the blue and yellow of Ukraine’s flag, the vast image of a masked fighter holding a grey-and-white cat towers over a street on the side of an apartment block in Kyiv. The painting depicts volunteer Oleksiy Movchan, a 49-year-old who was killed by...

The humanitarian appeal for Ukraine is only 10% funded for 2024, UN envoy says

Feb. 21, 2024 20:04 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The U.N.’s humanitarian appeal to meet needs in Ukraine is only 10% funded for 2024, the country’s resident coordinator said Wednesday, putting in jeopardy crucial assistance needed to reach those in need across frontline areas. Denise Brown, the U.N’s...

Greek prime minister asks India to build global partnerships amid Ukraine and Middle East wars

Feb. 21, 2024 09:19 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Wednesday asked India to play a leading role in building international partnerships to meet the unprecedented challenges brought by the wars in Ukraine and the Middle East and changes in climate and energy security. "We...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Feb. 21, 2024 07:15 AM EST

Charlotte Observer/Raleigh News and Observer. February 14, 2024. Editorial: Thom Tillis defies Trump, tells colleagues to ‘grow a spine’ on Ukraine Last week we wrote about Sen. Thom Tillis and his disappointing decision to withhold support for the bipartisan...

How the Kremlin weaponized Russian history — and has used it to justify the war in Ukraine

Feb. 21, 2024 07:06 AM EST

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Earlier this month, when Tucker Carlson asked Vladimir Putin about his reasons for invading Ukraine two years ago, Putin gave him a lecture on Russian history. The 71-year-old Russian leader spent more than 20 minutes showering a baffled Carlson with dates and names going...

For many Ukrainians, life is split in two: Before and after the war. This is one family's story

Feb. 21, 2024 00:16 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Kateryna Dmytryk had been waiting for this moment for almost two years — nearly all of her young son’s life. Side by side, they ran, 2-year-old Timur leading the way as snow crunched beneath their feet. A slender, pale man made his way to the pair from the...

Biden wants people to know most of the money he's seeking for Ukraine would be spent in the US

Feb. 20, 2024 21:51 PM EST

MESQUITE, Texas (AP) — At a bustling construction site outside of Dallas, there are hopes that Congress can finally pass nearly $95 billion in foreign aid including funding for Ukraine — because factory jobs in the United States depend on that money. Aerospace and defense company...

Ukraine's Zelenskyy says foreign aid delays are making life 'very difficult' on the front line

Feb. 20, 2024 16:10 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Delays in weapons deliveries from Western allies to Ukraine are opening a door for Russian battlefield advances, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says, making the fight “very difficult” along parts of the front line where the Kremlin’s forces captured a strategic...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Feb. 20, 2024 13:27 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Feb. 17 The Washington Post on suicides in federal prisons Convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein’s suicide and mob boss Whitey Bulger’s murder both made headlines as shocking failures...