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Former international mission worker is convicted of spying in Russian-held Donetsk

Jul. 12, 2024 11:27 AM EDT

A former staff member of an international monitoring mission in eastern Ukraine was convicted of spying by a court in the Moscow-occupied Donetsk, the Russian prosecutor general’s office said Friday. Vadym Golda — who was a security assistant for the Organization for Security and...

A Ukrainian drone triggers warehouse explosions in Russia as a war of attrition grinds on

Jul. 07, 2024 11:26 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A village in a border region of western Russia was evacuated Sunday following a series of explosions after debris from a downed Ukrainian drone set fire to a nearby warehouse, local officials said. Social media footage appeared to show rising clouds of black...

Zelenskyy appeals to West to relax targeting limits for Ukraine as glide bombs hammer front line

Jun. 30, 2024 21:14 PM EDT

DONETSK REGION, Ukraine (AP) — Drone footage from Ukraine’s military released Sunday has shown what appears to be bodies in a civilian area in the embattled eastern town of Toretsk, which has come under heavy Russian bombardment in recent days. The attacks in the war-torn...

Ukraine's Zelenskyy visits front-line troops under pressure from Russia's onslaught in eastern areas

Jun. 26, 2024 23:03 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and his Commander in Chief Oleksandr Syrskyi on Wednesday visited troops in the eastern Donetsk region who have weathered fierce Russian ground and air assaults in recent months. The Kremlin's army has escalated its...

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

Jun. 17, 2024 06:41 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...

A Ukrainian gymnast carried the Paris Olympic torch with an EU team, in a sign of support

May. 09, 2024 12:28 PM EDT

MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Ukrainian gymnast Mariia Vysochanska led a group of European athletes carrying the torch for the Paris Olympics through the Mediterranean city of Marseille on Thursday, in an important symbolic moment for her war-ravaged country. The torch relay in...

A 98-year-old in Ukraine walked miles to safety from Russians, with slippers and a cane

May. 01, 2024 07:40 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A 98-year-old woman in Ukraine who escaped Russian-occupied territory by walking almost 10 kilometers (6 miles) alone, wearing a pair of slippers and supported by a cane has been reunited with her family days after they were separated while fleeing to safety. ...

Ukraine's army chief reports tactical retreat in the east, and warns of front-line pressure

Apr. 28, 2024 13:28 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's troops have been forced to make a tactical retreat from three villages in the embattled east, the country's army chief said Sunday, warning of a worsening battlefield situation as Ukrainian forces wait for much-needed arms from a huge U.S. aid package to reach...

Ukrainian and Western leaders laud US aid package while the Kremlin warns of 'further ruin'

Apr. 21, 2024 19:02 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian and Western leaders on Sunday welcomed a desperately needed aid package passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, as the Kremlin warned that passage of the bill would “further ruin” Ukraine and cause more deaths. Ukrainian commanders and...