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With Ukraine losing ground, allies debate how to squeeze cash for Kyiv out of frozen Russian assets

May. 23, 2024 03:19 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Ukraine's allies are wrestling with how to squeeze money out of frozen Russian assets to support Kyiv's war effort, a debate that is ever more urgent as Russia gains territory on the battlefield and as the outlook for Ukraine’s state finances looks shakier. ...

Russian attacks on Ukraine power grid touch Kyiv with blackouts ahead of peak demand

May. 22, 2024 03:55 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Sustained Russian attacks on Ukraine's power grid in recent weeks have forced leaders of the war-ravaged country to institute nationwide rolling blackouts. Without adequate air defenses to counter assaults and allow for repairs, though, the shortages could still worsen as...

Russian general who criticized equipment shortages in Ukraine is arrested on bribery charges

May. 21, 2024 11:03 AM EDT

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — A Russian general who was relieved of duty last year after complaining about problems faced by his troops in Ukraine has been arrested on charges of widescale bribery, Russian news reports said Tuesday. The arrest of Maj. Gen. Ivan Popov, who had commanded...

Germany's foreign minister says in Kyiv that air defenses are an 'absolute priority' for Ukraine

May. 21, 2024 10:37 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Sending air defense systems to Ukraine to help protect it from Russian cruise missiles, rockets and drones is an “absolute priority,” Germany’s foreign minister said in Kyiv on Tuesday after visiting a local power plant that was largely reduced to ruins by a recent...

Pentagon vows to keep weapons moving to Ukraine as Kyiv faces a renewed assault by Russia

May. 20, 2024 16:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin committed Monday to keeping U.S. weapons moving to Ukraine as Kyiv faces one of its toughest moments against a renewed assault by Russia. Austin and as many as 50 defense leaders from Europe and around the world met Monday to...

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...

AP Week in Pictures: Europe and Africa

May. 17, 2024 02:52 AM EDT

May 10-16, 2024 Prime Minister Robert Fico of Slovakia was shot and wounded while greeting a crowd. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken played guitar in Kyiv while on a visit to Ukraine. Malians replastered the world’s largest mud brick building at the Great...

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. ...

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. ...