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Ukraine leader alleges Russia-backed coup planned next week

Nov. 26, 2021 17:46 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Friday claimed that his country's intelligence service has uncovered plans for a Russia-backed coup d'etat in the country set for next week that allegedly involves one of Ukraine's richest oligarchs. Both...

NATO chief warns Russia of 'costs' if it moves on Ukraine

Nov. 26, 2021 14:20 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg warned Russia Friday that any attempt to invade Ukraine would have costs, as concern mounts about a Russian military buildup near its former Soviet neighbor’s borders. Ukraine says Moscow kept about 90,000 troops...

Merkel voices 'full solidarity' with Poland over Belarus

Nov. 25, 2021 11:59 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed her “full solidarity” Thursday with Warsaw over Poland's tense border situation with Belarus. Merkel reiterated her accusation that Belarus was carrying out a “hybrid attack” by luring migrants...

Over 1,000 anti-vaccine protesters rally in Ukraine capital

Nov. 24, 2021 13:18 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — More than 1,000 anti-vaccine demonstrators rallied in the Ukrainian capital Wednesday to denounce coronavirus restrictions, in the second such protest this month. The protesters, many of them members of radical nationalist groups, gathered outside...

EU urged not to forget Belarus as bloc prepares sanctions

Nov. 24, 2021 12:20 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belarus opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya appealed Wednesday to the European Union not to forget the plight of ordinary citizens and political prisoners in the former Soviet country. Tsikhanouskaya's plea came as the EU prepares new sanctions in...

EXPLAINER: Is Russia going to invade Ukraine?

Nov. 24, 2021 11:18 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Ukrainian and Western officials are worried that a Russian military buildup near Ukraine could signal plans by Moscow to invade its ex-Soviet neighbor. The Kremlin insists it has no such intention and has accused Ukraine and its Western backers of making...

Russia, China sign roadmap for closer military cooperation

Nov. 23, 2021 13:29 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's defense chief on Tuesday signed a roadmap for closer military ties with China, pointing to increasingly frequent U.S. strategic bomber flights near both countries' borders. During a video call, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and his Chinese...

Belarus says it has helped more than 100 migrants leave

Nov. 23, 2021 11:56 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Belarusian authorities say they have helped more than 100 migrants leave the country on Monday and more are prepared to leave Tuesday, a statement that comes after almost two weeks of tensions at Belarus' border with Poland, where hundreds of people remain stuck. ...

North Dakota farmer accused in Ukraine assassination plot

Nov. 23, 2021 10:21 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota farmer has been accused of attempting to arrange the assassination of a Ukrainian official and has been detained in the country. North Dakota's congressional delegation has asked the U.S. Department of State to ensure the well-being...

Russia rejects Western concerns about Ukraine as smokescreen

Nov. 22, 2021 12:33 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin on Monday strongly rejected the U.S. claims of a Russian troop buildup near Ukraine, saying it could be a ruse intended to cover up what it described as Ukrainian leadership's aggressive intentions. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov dismissed...