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Russia to annex more of Ukraine on Friday at the Kremlin

Sep. 29, 2022 18:05 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia planned to annex more of Ukraine on Friday in an escalation of the seven-month war that was expected to isolate the Kremlin further, draw more international punishment and bring Ukraine extra military, political and economic support. The annexation —...

Live Updates: Russia-Ukraine War

Sep. 29, 2022 16:37 PM EDT

KIYV, Ukraine (AP) — WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is denouncing the referendums underpinning Russia’s planned annexation of four Ukrainian regions as a “sham” and vows that the United States will never recognize the land as Russian territory. Speaking Thursday to...

US announces $1.1 billion more in military aid for Ukraine

Sep. 28, 2022 16:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will provide an additional $1.1 billion in aid to Ukraine, with funding for 18 more advanced rocket systems and other weapons to counter drones that Russia has been using against Ukrainian troops, the Biden administration announced Wednesday. The latest...

Russia poised to annex occupied Ukraine after sham vote

Sep. 28, 2022 16:13 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia positioned itself Wednesday to formally annex parts of Ukraine where occupied areas held a Kremlin-orchestrated “referendum” on living under Moscow’s rule that the Ukrainian government and the West denounced as illegal and rigged. Armed troops had...

Live Updates: Russia-Ukraine War

Sep. 28, 2022 15:26 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — KYIV, Ukraine — The governor of Ukraine's Luhansk region says the number of local voters cited by pro-Russia officials as having participated in a “referendum” on living under Russian rule is inconsistent with the number of people residing in the area after seven months...

Official: Ukraine will fight for land Russia likely to annex

Sep. 28, 2022 14:14 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine is determined to reclaim territory that Russia is likely to annex following stage-managed voting in occupied areas and takes seriously Moscow's threats to use nuclear weapons in the war with its neighbor, an adviser to Ukraine’s president said Wednesday. ...

EU plans Russia trade sanctions over 'sham' Ukraine votes

Sep. 28, 2022 11:26 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union countries should impose “biting sanctions” on Russian trade and hit officials responsible for “sham referendums” held in parts of Ukraine as Moscow ramps up the war, senior EU officials said Wednesday. European Commission President Ursula von...

Ukraine's president: No talks with Putin if its land annexed

Sep. 27, 2022 20:25 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Ukraine’s president warned Tuesday that Russia’s just concluded “sham referendums” and attempts to annex Ukrainian territory rule out any talks with Moscow as long as Vladimir Putin remains president, and called for Russia’s “complete isolation” and tough new...

Kremlin announces vote, paves way to annex part of Ukraine

Sep. 27, 2022 18:20 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The Kremlin paved the way Tuesday to annex more of Ukraine and escalate the war by claiming that residents of a large swath overwhelmingly supported joining with Russia in stage-managed referendums the U.S. and its Western allies have dismissed as illegitimate. ...

Live Updates: Russia-Ukraine War

Sep. 27, 2022 15:05 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine — Pro-Moscow officials say residents in one of the four occupied areas of Ukraine voted to join Russia in Kremlin-orchestrated referendums. According to Russia-installed election officials in Zaporizhzhia, 93.11% of the ballots cast in the vote were in support of the...