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Peace in sight? Paris summit seeks solution for Ukraine war

Dec. 9, 2019 6:12 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — A long-awaited summit in Paris on Monday is aiming to find a way to end the war in Ukraine, after five years and 14,000 lives lost in a conflict that has emboldened the Kremlin and reshaped European geopolitics. The leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France are holding a series of...

Protesters: Ukraine's leader must defend nation at summit

Dec. 8, 2019 10:26 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Several thousand people rallied Sunday in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv to demand that the president defend the country's interests in this week's summit with Russia, Germany and France on ending the war in eastern Ukraine. Many Ukrainians are concerned that President Volodymyr...

Ukraine faces new challenges in peace talks with Russia

Dec. 8, 2019 6:54 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — When new Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy sits down Monday for peace talks in Paris with Russian President Vladimir Putin in their first face-to-face meeting, the stakes couldn't be higher. More than five years of fighting in eastern Ukraine between government troops and...

Ukraine's leader hopes for lasting truce, prisoner swap

Dec. 7, 2019 7:05 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s new president has said he believes an international summit next week will help achieve a lasting cease-fire in the country’s separatist conflict. Volodymyr Zelenskiy said late Friday ahead of talks with the leaders of Russia, France and Germany in Paris on...

New Ukrainian leader heads to high-stakes meeting with Putin

Dec. 6, 2019 3:57 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — For new Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a summit meeting with Russia, France and Germany marks a decisive moment in his push to end more than five years of fighting with Moscow-backed separatists in the eastern part of his country. While the Kremlin may share that objective, there...

Giuliani in Ukraine as Congress moves closer to impeachment

Dec. 5, 2019 1:33 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani was in Ukraine on Thursday, reviving the efforts that landed him and Trump in the impeachment inquiry now roiling Washington. The inquiry was triggered by a July 25 phone call in which Trump pressured Ukrainian President...

Joe Biden sees fundraising improvement after rough summer

Dec. 3, 2019 11:06 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden took in more than $15 million for his White House run over the past two months, a sum that shows the former vice president’s fundraising operation has rebounded slightly after a lackluster summer in which he trailed his leading rivals. Biden’s campaign would not...

Clarification: Election 2020-Biden Fundraising story

Dec. 3, 2019 10:45 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Dec. 2, The Associated Press reported that Joe Biden raised $15.6 million for his Democratic presidential bid over the months of July, August, and September. The story should have noted that while the former vice president’s campaign reported raising that much money, he...

AP Interview: Boxing champ Klitschko proud to be Ukrainian

Nov. 28, 2019 9:38 AM EST

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — As world heavyweight boxing champions for more than a decade, Wladimir Klitschko and his brother Vitali helped establish Ukraine on the sports map. Now that Ukraine and its capital city of Kyiv — where Vitali is mayor — are part of the United States’ daily news...

Trump knew of whistleblower before releasing Ukraine aid

Nov. 28, 2019 12:19 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was briefed on the whistleblower complaint about his dealings with Ukraine before the White House released nearly $400 million in military aid to Kyiv, officials say, shedding new light on events that triggered the impeachment inquiry. Trump was told about the...