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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...

Russia said eyeing eastern Ukraine push; Kyiv targets graft

Feb. 01, 2023 19:53 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia is mustering its military might in the Luhansk region of Ukraine, officials said Wednesday, in what Kyiv suspects is preparation for an offensive as the first anniversary of Moscow’s invasion approaches. Also Wednesday, President Volodymyr...

Ukraine: 'Fast-track' talks underway for missiles, planes

Jan. 28, 2023 15:27 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine and its Western allies are engaged in “fast-track” talks on the possibility of equipping the invaded country with long-range missiles and military aircraft, a top Ukrainian presidential aide said Saturday. Mykhailo Podolyak, an adviser to Ukrainian...

Brutality of Russia's Wagner gives it lead in Ukraine war

Jan. 27, 2023 15:49 PM EST

Fierce battles in eastern Ukraine have thrown a new spotlight on Russia's Wagner Group, a private military company led by a rogue millionaire with longtime links to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Wagner has spearheaded the push to jump-start Russia's stalemated offensive in...

Ukraine forces pull back from Donbas town after onslaught

Jan. 25, 2023 09:56 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian forces have conducted an organized retreat from a town in the eastern region of the Donbas, an official said Wednesday, in what amounted to a rare but modest battlefield triumph for Russia after a series of setbacks in its invasion that began almost 11 months ago. ...

Ukrainian civilians vanish and languish in Russian-run jails

Jan. 17, 2023 05:51 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Alina Kapatsyna often dreams about getting a phone call from her mother. In those visions, her mother tells her that she’s coming home. Men in military uniforms took 45-year-old Vita Hannych away from her house in eastern Ukraine in April. She never returned....

‘What madness looks like’: Russia intensifies Bakhmut attack

Jan. 10, 2023 17:18 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces are escalating their onslaught against Ukrainian positions around the wrecked city of Bakhmut, Ukrainian officials said, bringing new levels of death and devastation in the grinding, monthslong battle for control of eastern Ukraine that is part of Moscow's...

Russia says 63 of its soldiers killed in Ukrainian rocket strike in Moscow-controlled part of Donetsk region

Jan. 02, 2023 09:20 AM EST
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia says 63 of its soldiers killed in Ukrainian rocket strike in Moscow-controlled part of Donetsk region.

Putin claims Moscow ready for Ukraine talks as attacks go on

Dec. 25, 2022 11:12 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — President Vladimir Putin claimed that Russia is ready for talks to end the war in Ukraine even as the country faced more attacks from Moscow — a clear sign that peace wasn't imminent. Putin said in a state television interview, excerpts of which were...

Ukrainians hail Zelenskyy after US visit dismissed by Putin

Dec. 22, 2022 16:07 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainians hailed President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's wartime visit to the United States as a success, while Russian officials said Thursday that it only fueled the conflict. The U.S. has announced a new $1.8 billion military aid package, including supplies of the...