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LGBTQ soldiers in Ukraine hope their service is changing attitudes as they rally for legal rights

Jun. 16, 2024 10:50 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Several hundred LGBTQ Ukrainian servicemen and their supporters marched in central Kyiv Sunday to demand more rights and highlight their service to their country in its war with Russia. The servicemembers — many wearing rainbow and unicorn patches on their...

Ukraine employs a flexible defense while waiting for new Western ammo to get to the front

Jun. 15, 2024 00:09 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian firepower has been improving since U.S. lawmakers approved a much-needed military aid package this spring, though not quickly enough to halt the Russian offensive in eastern Ukraine. Although the influx of Western munitions has shrunk Kyiv's glaring...

Putin offers truce if Ukraine exits Russian-claimed areas and drops NATO bid. Kyiv rejects it

Jun. 14, 2024 13:45 PM EDT

Russian President Vladimir Putin promised Friday to “immediately” order a cease-fire in Ukraine and start negotiations if Kyiv began withdrawing troops from the four regions annexed by Moscow in 2022 and renounced plans to join NATO. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy rejected what he...

NATO approves a plan to speed security aid and training to Ukraine's beleaguered armed forces

Jun. 14, 2024 09:00 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO defense ministers on Friday approved a plan to provide reliable long-term security aid and military training for Ukraine after delays in Western deliveries of funds, arms and ammunition helped invading Russian forces to seize the initiative on the battlefield. ...

Putin promises a cease-fire in Ukraine if Kyiv withdraws troops from occupied regions and renounces plans to join NATO

Jun. 14, 2024 06:37 AM EDT
MOSCOW (AP) — Putin promises a cease-fire in Ukraine if Kyiv withdraws troops from occupied regions and renounces plans to join NATO.

9 killed in Russian aerial attacks on Ukraine ahead of G7 summit aimed at slowing Moscow's offensive

Jun. 12, 2024 15:19 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces launched new deadly attacks on Ukraine, killing at least nine people on Wednesday, a day before the leaders of countries that are some of Ukraine’s biggest backers were to discuss how to slow Moscow's offensive. Ukrainian authorities said that...

US will send Ukraine another Patriot missile system after Kyiv's desperate calls for air defenses

Jun. 11, 2024 23:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States will send Ukraine another Patriot missile system, two U.S. officials said Tuesday, answering Kyiv's desperate calls for more air defenses as it battles an intense Russian assault on the northeastern Kharkiv region. The officials said President...

Biden administration sending Ukraine another Patriot missile system, two US officials say, as Kyiv begs for air defenses

Jun. 11, 2024 17:36 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Biden administration sending Ukraine another Patriot missile system, two US officials say, as Kyiv begs for air defenses.

Ukraine says it struck a top fighter plane deep inside Russia

Jun. 09, 2024 13:41 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine on Sunday said its forces hit an ultra-modern Russian warplane stationed on an air base nearly 600 kilometers (370 miles) from the front lines. Kyiv’s main military intelligence service shared satellite photos it said showed the aftermath of the...

Biden apologizes to Zelenskyy for monthslong congressional holdup to weapons that let Russia advance

Jun. 07, 2024 15:14 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — President Joe Biden on Friday for the first time publicly apologized to Ukraine for a monthslong congressional holdup in American military assistance that let Russia make gains on the battlefield. Biden met in Paris with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who...