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Ukraine and Russia exchange drone attacks while Russia continues its push in the east

May. 19, 2024 05:49 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia said it shot down some 60 drones and several missiles over its territory while Ukraine in turn said it destroyed over 30 Russian drones. At least four people were reported killed in an attack on the outskirts of Kharkiv on Sunday as Russia pushed ahead with its renewed...

Ukraine's divisive mobilization law comes into force as a new Russian push strains front-line troops

May. 18, 2024 18:26 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A divisive mobilization law in Ukraine came into force on Saturday, as Kyiv struggles to boost troop numbers after Russia launched a new offensive that some fear could close in on Ukraine’s second-largest city. The legislation, which was watered down from its...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

May. 17, 2024 18:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md.; Victoria Nuland, a former top State Department official in the Biden administration; Marc Lotter, chief communications officer for the America First Policy Institute. ___ NBC's “Meet the...

Putin says Russia wants a buffer zone in Ukraine's Kharkiv but has no plans to capture the city

May. 17, 2024 17:54 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday during a visit to China that Moscow’s offensive in Ukraine’s northeastern Kharkiv region aims to create a buffer zone but that there are no plans to capture the city. The remarks were Putin’s first on the...

Ukraine says it has checked Russia's offensive in a key town, but Moscow says it will keep pushing

May. 16, 2024 20:49 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian units locked in street battles with the Kremlin’s forces in a key northeastern Ukraine town have halted the Russian advance, military officials in Kyiv claimed Thursday, though a senior Moscow official said the frontline push had enough resources to keep going. ...

China and Russia reaffirm their close ties as Moscow presses its offensive in Ukraine

May. 16, 2024 16:42 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Thursday reaffirmed their “no-limits” partnership that has deepened as both countries face rising tensions with the West, and they criticized U.S. military alliances in Asia and the Pacific region. ...

Blinken's Kyiv song choice raises eyebrows as Ukraine fights fierce Russian attacks

May. 15, 2024 14:49 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Fresh from a day of delivering optimistic prognoses about how Ukraine would fare in the war with Russia despite gloomy news from the front lines, U.S. Secretary of State and amateur musician Antony Blinken may have thought he had the perfect upbeat song to perform with a Kyiv...

Ukrainian troops pull out of some areas and Zelenskyy postpones foreign trips amid Russian offensive

May. 15, 2024 14:00 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian forces withdrew from some parts of the country's northeast and battled Russian troops in other areas Wednesday, as President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's decision to postpone all his upcoming foreign trips underscored the seriousness of the threat his soldiers face. ...

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's office says he has postponed upcoming foreign visits amid a Russian offensive

May. 15, 2024 06:17 AM EDT
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's office says he has postponed upcoming foreign visits amid a Russian offensive.

Blinken in Kyiv tries to rally sagging Ukrainian spirits as Russia makes new military gains

May. 14, 2024 18:16 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken sought Tuesday to rally the spirits of glum Ukrainians facing a fierce new Russian offensive, assuring them during a visit to Kyiv that they are not alone and that billions of dollars in American military aid on its way after months of...