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Russian POWs get to make phone calls home. Ukrainians don't. A growing movement wants that to change

May. 27, 2024 02:16 AM EDT

FAR WESTERN UKRAINE (AP) — Precious few choices are available to Alexander, a 26-year-old Russian soldier, since his capture: Clothes, meals and the hours of his day are rigidly accounted for in the camp for prisoners of war. But Ukraine allows Alexander to call home to his family...

The death toll in Kharkiv attack rises to 14 as Zelenskyy warns of Russian troop movements

May. 26, 2024 06:55 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — President Volodymyr Zelenskyy warned Sunday that Russia is preparing to intensify its offensive along Ukraine’s northern border, as the death toll rose to 14 in an aerial bomb attack on a large construction supplies store in the city of Kharkiv. The bombing...

Lithuanians return to the polls with incumbent president favored to win 2nd election round

May. 26, 2024 03:06 AM EDT

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Lithuanians return to the polls Sunday for the second round of the Baltic country's presidential election as incumbent President Gitanas Nausėda seeks to hold off Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė and secure another five-year term. The 60-year-old...

At least 12 children injured after strong wind in Russia’s Krasnodar blew off a school's roof

May. 25, 2024 05:36 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Strong wind blew off the roof of a school in Russia’s southern Krasnodar region on Saturday morning, injuring at least 12 children, local officials said. A warning was issued across the region on Friday for hurricane-force winds, Russian state news agency Ria...

Case dismissed against Maryland couple accused of patient privacy violations to help Russia

May. 24, 2024 15:44 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A federal judge has tossed a case against a Maryland couple accused of divulging patients' medical records as part of a conspiracy to aid Russia after its invasion of Ukraine. U.S. District Court Judge Stephanie Gallagher on Wednesday said the government...

Blinken will head to eastern Europe as concerns mount about Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia

May. 24, 2024 13:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel to eastern Europe next week as concerns mount about Russia’s advances in Ukraine, potential Russian interference in neighboring Moldova and pro-Moscow legislation being promoted in the former Soviet republic of Georgia, the State...

On a visit to his Belarusian ally, Putin questions Zelenskyy's legitimacy as Ukraine's leader

May. 24, 2024 12:43 PM EDT

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin visited his Belarusian counterpart and close ally for talks Friday in Minsk, after which he questioned whether Volodymyr Zelenskyy has the legitimacy to negotiate on Ukraine's behalf. Russia is willing to hold talks about...

European Union criticizes Russia for removing Estonian buoys, demand an explanation from Moscow

May. 24, 2024 10:31 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell on Friday called the removal of Estonian buoys by Russian border guards on a river separating the Baltic country from Russia “unacceptable,” and demanded an explanation from Moscow and the immediate return of the orange floats....

Russia smashes train tracks in a battered Ukrainian border region where children are being evacuated

May. 24, 2024 07:40 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A nighttime Russian attack destroyed train tracks and rolling stock in Ukraine’s northeastern Kharkiv region, officials said Friday, and authorities organized the evacuation of children from the area that is being pummeled by the Kremlin’s forces in a powerful new...

American soldier arrested in Russia over an alleged theft will remain in custody, state media report

May. 24, 2024 08:26 AM EDT

An American soldier arrested in Russia's far eastern city of Vladivostok on charges of stealing lost an appeal against his detention and will remain in custody, Russian state news agency RIA Novosti reported Friday, citing court officials. The soldier, identified by court officials...