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Ukraine feels abandoned amid US impeachment drama

Nov. 15, 2019 2:25 PM EST

Ukraine is at the center of today’s east-west geopolitical battle, but it’s feeling increasingly alone and abandoned by its U.S. backers amid the impeachment drama unfolding in Washington. The U.S. ambassador — who was pushed out earlier this year and testified Friday in Congress —...

Poland threatens to stop importing gas from Russia

Nov. 15, 2019 8:13 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's state gas company said Friday it will stop importing natural gas from Russia’s Gazprom when a long-term contract expires in three years, unless it can secure better commercial terms. The announcement comes as Poland has been working to reduce its dependence on Russian...

Correction: Ukraine-World War II story

Nov. 14, 2019 5:28 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — In a Nov. 13 story about Ukraine’s capital Kyiv renaming streets, The Associated Press cited a Jewish organization’s leader as saying one of the streets had been named after Ivan Pavlenko, whom the leader identified as a Nazi collaborator. The Kyiv city government says the...

MH17 probe reveals close ties between Russia, Ukraine rebels

Nov. 14, 2019 10:04 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An international team of investigators piecing together a criminal case in the July 2014 shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine said Thursday that evidence suggests links between Russia and separatists in the region were closer than previously...

Kazakhstan offers to host Russia-Ukraine meeting

Nov. 12, 2019 8:10 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Kazakhstan's ex-president said Tuesday he offered to host the leaders of Russia and Ukraine for talks on settling the conflict in eastern Ukraine, but the Kremlin was noncommittal about such an encounter. The fighting between Russia-backed separatist rebels and Ukrainian troops in Ukraine's...

Turkish patrol kills Syrian protester amid shaky truce

Nov. 8, 2019 1:09 PM EST

IDIL, Turkey (AP) — A Syrian protester was killed after a Turkish military vehicle ran him over on Friday as it drove through an angry crowd protesting a joint Turkish-Russian patrol in northeastern Syria, Kurdish forces and a Syria war monitoring group said. The fatal incident reflects the increasingly...

Trump says he is weighing Putin invitation to Russia parade

Nov. 8, 2019 12:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he's weighing an invitation from Russian President Vladimir Putin (POO'-tihn) to attend the May 9 Victory Day parade in Moscow. Trump tells reporters he appreciates the invitation from Putin, but the parade falls "right in the middle of political season," so...

UN court says it has jurisdiction in Ukraine-Russia case

Nov. 8, 2019 11:36 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — In a legal victory for Kyiv, the United Nations' highest court ruled Friday that it has jurisdiction in a case brought by Ukraine alleging that Russia breached treaties on terrorist financing and racial discrimination in eastern Ukraine and Crimea. The decision by the...

Russian foreign minister lambasts US over arms control

Nov. 8, 2019 6:58 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's foreign minister said Friday that the world is becoming increasingly unstable because the U.S. doesn't want to abide by arms control regimes. Speaking at a conference on disarmament in Moscow, Sergey Lavrov accused the U.S. of seeing arms control treaties as a constraint to its...

Russian sports leaders fight over doping data breach

Nov. 7, 2019 4:29 PM EST

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — For years, Russian leaders portrayed pursuit of the doping scandal that has paralyzed the country's Olympic aspirations as a mission driven by political interests in the West. On Thursday, fissures erupted between their own countrymen, ratcheting up the tension in advance of a...