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Top Russian military officer put in charge of Ukraine action

Jan. 11, 2023 15:12 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s top military officer was put in charge of troops fighting in Ukraine on Wednesday, a move that appears to reflect the Kremlin’s dissatisfaction with the current leadership and flaws in the military's performance. Russia’s Defense Ministry said that Gen....

Kremlin warning: More US arms to Ukraine will aggravate war

Dec. 21, 2022 20:48 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The Kremlin warned Wednesday that increasing the supply of U.S. arms to Ukraine would aggravate the devastating 10-month war ignited by Russia's invasion, and Russia's defense minister called for expanding Moscow's military by at least 500,000 troops. Speaking...

Russian military announces plan to expand, create new units

Dec. 21, 2022 16:35 PM EST

Russia on Wednesday announced an ambitious plan to beef up its military from 1 million to 1.5 million and create multiple new units, an attempt to bolster the forces that have lost momentum and many soldiers in the war in Ukraine. Russia’s military chief cited NATO’s plans to...

Russia rejects $60-a-barrel cap on its oil, warns of cutoffs

Dec. 03, 2022 16:03 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian authorities rejected a price cap on the country's oil set by Ukraine’s Western supporters and threatened Saturday to stop supplying the nations that endorsed it. Australia, Britain, Canada, Japan, the United States and the 27-nation European Union...

Where's Putin? Leader leaves bad news on Ukraine to others

Nov. 18, 2022 02:15 AM EST

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — When Russia's top military brass announced in a televised appearance that they were pulling troops out of the key city of Kherson in southern Ukraine, one man missing from the room was President Vladimir Putin. As Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and Gen....

Russia withdrawing, Ukrainian official fears 'city of death'

Nov. 10, 2022 17:18 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia said it began withdrawing troops from a strategic Ukrainian city Thursday, creating a potential turning point in the grinding war, while a Ukrainian official warned that Russian land mines could render Kherson a “city of death.” Ukrainian officials...

Russia claims pullout from occupied city; Ukraine skeptical

Nov. 09, 2022 19:42 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia's military said Wednesday it will withdraw from the only Ukrainian regional capital it captured, but Kyiv was skeptical and an analyst warned this could be a ruse to lure the country's forces into a deadly trap. A forced pullout from the city of Kherson would mark one...