Latest Russian armed forces News

Shift in war's front seen as grain leaves Ukraine; plant hit

Aug. 07, 2022 14:21 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Six more ships carrying agricultural cargo held up by the war in Ukraine received authorization Sunday to leave the country’s Black Sea coast as analysts warned that Russia was moving troops and equipment in the direction of the southern port cities to stave off a Ukrainian...

Russian forces begin assault on two eastern Ukraine cities

Aug. 06, 2022 11:11 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces began an assault Saturday on two key cities in the eastern Donetsk region and kept up rocket and shelling attacks on other Ukrainian cities, including one close to Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, Ukraine's military and local officials said. ...

Russians shell city near Europe's largest nuclear plant

Aug. 04, 2022 13:07 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces shelled a Ukrainian city close to Europe's biggest nuclear power plant Thursday, reinforcing warnings from the U.N. nuclear chief that the fighting around the site could lead to a disastrous accident. Dnipropetrovsk's regional governor said...

Russia declares Ukrainian military unit a terrorist group

Aug. 02, 2022 09:44 AM EDT

The Russian Supreme Court on Tuesday declared Ukraine’s Azov Regiment a terrorist organization banned in Russia, a designation that fuels the Kremlin's narrative of the war in Ukraine and that may expose Ukrainian prisoners of war held by Moscow to terrorism charges. Azov, which...

Kremlin strongly backs Beijing as Pelosi's Taiwan trip looms

Aug. 02, 2022 07:48 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin on Tuesday strongly warned the United States against provoking China with a possible trip to Taiwan by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, saying it will raise tensions to a new dangerous level. Pelosi left Malaysia on Tuesday and was expected to visit...

Ukraine seeks to retake the south, tying down Russian forces

Aug. 01, 2022 02:32 AM EDT

Even as Moscow's war machine crawls across Ukraine's east, trying to achieve the Kremlin's goal of securing full control over the country's industrial heartland, Ukrainian forces are scaling up attacks to reclaim territory in the Russian-occupied south. The Ukrainians have used...

Drone explosion hits Russia's Black Sea Fleet headquarters

Jul. 31, 2022 16:32 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A small explosive device carried by a makeshift drone blew up Sunday at the headquarters of Russia's Black Sea Fleet on the Crimean Peninsula, wounding six people and prompting the cancellation of ceremonies there honoring Russia's navy, authorities said. ...

Ukrainian court lowers Russian soldier's war crimes sentence

Jul. 29, 2022 06:30 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — An appeals court in Kyiv on Friday reduced to 15 years the life sentence of a Russian soldier convicted in the first war crimes trial since Russia invaded Ukraine in February. The trial has been closely watched as an early test of whether it’s possible to...

Russia attacks Kyiv area for the first time in weeks

Jul. 28, 2022 15:06 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces launched a missile attack on the Kyiv area for the first time in weeks Thursday and pounded the northern Chernihiv region as well, in what Ukraine said was revenge for standing up to the Kremlin. Ukrainian officials, meanwhile, announced a...

US rocket system enables Ukraine to pummel key supply bridge

Jul. 27, 2022 16:58 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian troops used American-supplied precision rocket launchers to knock out a strategic bridge used by Russia to supply its forces in southern Ukraine's occupied Kherson region, officials said Wednesday. Ukraine also claimed to have destroyed an enemy...