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Russian onslaught targets more Ukrainian towns and villages as Ukraine says it shot down 2 warplanes

Feb. 29, 2024 06:45 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces are pushing hard against more Ukrainian towns and villages in eastern and southeastern Ukraine as Moscow tries to press its current advantage in weapons and troops, Kyiv officials said Thursday. Despite Russia’s apparent offensive momentum on...

US adults fracture along party lines in support for Ukraine military funding, AP-NORC poll finds

Feb. 29, 2024 00:04 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Russia makes battlefield advances and Ukrainian soldiers run short on ammunition, U.S. adults have become fractured along party lines in their support for sending military aid to Kyiv, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research....

Ukraine's Zelenskyy pleads for more ammunition at Albania summit of southeastern European nations

Feb. 28, 2024 10:59 AM EST

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Ukraine’s president pleaded Wednesday for more ammunition to repel Russian advances as he co-hosted a summit with Albania's government to build further support for Kyiv among southeastern European countries while signs of war fatigue grow. Ukrainian...

Today in History: February 28, Pope Benedict XVI becomes first pope in six centuries to resign

Feb. 28, 2024 00:17 AM EST

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Feb. 28, the 59th day of 2024. There are 307 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 28, 2013, Benedict XVI became the first pope in 600 years to resign, ending an eight-year pontificate....

Ukrainian President Zelenskyy lands in Saudi Arabia to push for peace and a POW exchange with Russia

Feb. 27, 2024 11:49 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodomyr Zelenskyy arrived in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday and met the kingdom's powerful crown prince to push for a peace plan and the return of prisoners of war from Russia. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has sought to...

Ukrainian troops pull back again as Russia's onslaught pushes ahead in eastern Ukraine

Feb. 26, 2024 14:54 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian troops have pulled out of a village in the east of the country, an army spokesman said Monday, as Russian forces display advantages in manpower and ammunition on the battlefield at the start of the war ’s third year. The latest setback for Kyiv’s...

Delays in promised Western military aid to Ukraine are costing lives, the defense minister says

Feb. 25, 2024 22:17 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Half of all Western military support promised to Ukraine fails to arrive on time, complicating the task of military planners and ultimately costing the lives of soldiers in Russia's war, Ukraine's defense minister said Sunday. Rustan Umerov, speaking at the...

31,000 Ukrainian troops killed since the start of Russia's full-scale invasion, Zelenskyy says

Feb. 25, 2024 14:54 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Sunday that 31,000 Ukrainian soldiers have been killed in action in the two years since Russia launched its full-scale invasion. Zelenskyy said that the number was far lower than estimates given by Russian President...

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says 31,000 Ukrainian soldiers have been killed since Russia began its full-scale invasion

Feb. 25, 2024 10:50 AM EST
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says 31,000 Ukrainian soldiers have been killed since Russia began its full-scale invasion.

Western leaders rally around Kyiv to mark 2 years since Russia's full-scale invasion

Feb. 24, 2024 16:05 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — President Volodymyr Zelenskyy welcomed Western leaders to Kyiv Saturday to mark the second anniversary of Russia's full-scale invasion, as Ukrainian forces run low on ammunition and foreign aid hangs in the balance. Allies from the EU and the Group of Seven...