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Ukraine president visits front-line areas as new phase nears

Mar. 23, 2023 14:34 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president on Thursday made his third visit in two days to areas that have felt the brunt of Russia’s war, with a trip to the southern Kherson region that was retaken from the Kremlin’s forces, and as a senior Kyiv commander hinted that a brewing Ukrainian...

Russian advance stalls in Ukraine's Bakhmut, think tank says

Mar. 12, 2023 16:10 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia’s advance seems to have stalled in Moscow's campaign to capture the eastern Ukrainian city of Bakhmut, a leading think tank said in an assessment of the longest ground battle of the war. The Washington-based Institute for the Study of War said there...

In liberated Ukraine city, civilians still pay price of war

Mar. 06, 2023 02:49 AM EST

IZIUM, Ukraine (AP) — In this war-scarred city in Ukraine's northeast, residents scrutinize every step for land mines. Behind closed doors, survivors wait in agony for the bodies of loved ones to be identified. The hunt for collaborators of the not-so-long ago Russian occupation poisons...

Russian shelling hits Ukrainian town; Bakhmut battle rages

Mar. 05, 2023 13:08 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian shelling destroyed homes and killed one person in northern Ukraine's Kharkiv province, the region's governor said Sunday, while fighting raged in the fiercely contested eastern city of Bakhmut. The town of Kupiansk is about 30 kilometers (18 miles) from...

War, anger cloud Ukrainian athletes' path to Paris Olympics

Mar. 02, 2023 03:00 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian diver Stanislav Oliferchyk proudly bears the name of his late grandfather, who died in brutalized Mariupol. Russia's troops turned the Ukrainian port city into a killing zone in the process of capturing it. The elder Stanislav could no longer get the cancer...

Ukraine's northeastern front could decide new battle lines

Feb. 28, 2023 06:40 AM EST

KUPIANSK, Ukraine (AP) — A tank carrying Ukrainian infantry speeds toward a target position marked with a metal sheet. The soldiers climb down, hurl grenades and unleash a crackle of machine-gun fire. Then they repeat the moves, getting faster with every iteration. It's only a...

Ukrainians reflect on anniversary of Russian invasion

Feb. 26, 2023 16:10 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The anniversary on Friday of Russia's invasion of Ukraine was a somber day for many of the country's 43 million people. Here's a selection of what some of them said: ___ “I can sum up the last year in three words: Fear, love, hope." —-...

For Ukrainian circus performers, future still up in the air

Feb. 16, 2023 09:55 AM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Nearly a year since fleeing Ukraine for Hungary amid the bombs and terror of Russia's invasion, more than 100 young circus performers still hold intensive daily training sessions in Budapest while waiting to see what an uncertain future holds. The group,...

Russia strikes Kharkiv and Zaporizhzhia, escalating attacks in south and east as air raid sirens go off across Ukraine.

Feb. 10, 2023 00:56 AM EST
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia strikes Kharkiv and Zaporizhzhia, escalating attacks in south and east as air raid sirens go off across Ukraine.

Ukraine defense minister expects help from West on warplanes

Feb. 05, 2023 14:13 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's defense minister expressed confidence Sunday that Western allies would agree to the country's latest weapons request — warplanes to fight off Russian forces that invaded nearly a year ago. Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov told a news conference in...