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Transnistria's FM: Integration with Russia remains possible

Jul. 22, 2022 07:54 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The foreign minister of Moldova's separatist Transnistria region said Friday that it is committed to achieving independence and possible unification with Russia, and that Moldova's becoming a candidate for European Union membership effectively ends any possibility of cooperation. ...

EU starts membership talks with Albania, North Macedonia

Jul. 19, 2022 11:15 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union started membership negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia on Tuesday, a long-delayed step in the Balkan nations' paths toward EU membership that gained momentum amid the war in Ukraine. Officially, the process kicked off with the...

Ukraine's Zelenskyy fires top security chief and prosecutor

Jul. 17, 2022 18:51 PM EDT

VINNYTSIA, Ukraine (AP) — As Russian troops pressed their offensive in Ukraine's east, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy fired his state security chief and prosecutor general on Sunday, citing hundreds of criminal proceedings into treason and collaboration by people within their departments...

Moldova gets support from partners amid series of hardships

Jul. 15, 2022 13:00 PM EDT

SIGHISOARA, Romania (AP) — Moldova received about 600 million euros in pledges at a donors conference Friday, an official said, to help the tiny country overcome rising inflation and the impact of Russia’s war in Ukraine. More than 500,000 refugees have fled to Moldova, which...

Putin to Ukraine: Russia has barely started its action

Jul. 07, 2022 20:05 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — With Russia's military action in Ukraine in its fifth month, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday warned Kyiv that it should quickly accept Moscow's terms or brace for the worst, adding ominously that Russia has barely started its action. Speaking at a meeting...

High cost of Russian gains in Ukraine may limit new advance

Jul. 05, 2022 14:47 PM EDT

After more than four months of ferocious fighting, Russia claimed a key victory: full control over one of the two provinces in Ukraine’s eastern industrial heartland. But Moscow’s seizure of the last major stronghold of Ukrainian resistance in Luhansk province came at a steep...

Ukraine to start electricity trading with EU neighbors

Jun. 28, 2022 09:53 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Ukraine will start trading electricity with neighboring European countries later this week as it continues to move away from Russia's sphere of influence, the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E) said on Tuesday. The...

Russians advance on war's front line in eastern Ukraine

Jun. 23, 2022 18:15 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The Russian military extended its grip on territory in eastern Ukraine as it seeks to cut supply lines and encircle frontline Ukrainian forces, while the Ukrainian military announced Thursday the arrival of powerful U.S. multiple-launch rocket systems it hopes will offer a...

Bulgarian political crisis casts shadow over Balkans summit

Jun. 23, 2022 16:56 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Leaders from the Western Balkans expressed frustration Thursday that they are still waiting in the European Union’s wings even as candidacy bids by Ukraine and Moldova were swiftly embraced by EU leaders. A Bulgarian government crisis tarnished a EU summit that...

European Union makes Ukraine a candidate for EU membership

Jun. 23, 2022 16:54 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union agreed Thursday to put Ukraine on a path toward EU membership, acting with uncharacteristic speed and unity to pull the embattled country further away from Russia’s influence and bind it more closely to the West. Meeting at a summit in Brussels,...