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Blinken stresses US resolve in call with Russian diplomat

May. 12, 2021 14:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken told his Russian counterpart on Wednesday that the Biden administration will not waver in responding to aggression from Moscow in the United States or elsewhere. The State Department said Blinken made that point in a...

Ukraine charges Putin ally Medvedchuk with treason

May. 11, 2021 20:59 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine has indicted a top opposition figure who is a close ally of Russia's president with treason and attempts to steal natural resources from Russia-annexed Crimea. Along with the Tuesday indictment of Viktor Medvedchuk, security service agents...

School shooting in Russia kills 9 people; suspect arrested

May. 11, 2021 15:57 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A gunman launched an attack on a school in the Russian city of Kazan that left at least nine people dead Tuesday — including seven youngsters — and sent students hiding under their desks or running out of the building. At least 21 others were...

Romanian leader tells Biden more NATO troops needed in east

May. 10, 2021 15:27 PM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's president told U.S. counterpart Joe Biden on Monday that more NATO troops are needed on the alliance's eastern flank given Russia actions that are perceived as threatening by many in the region. The appeal by President Klaus Iohannis...

3 Portuguese immigration officials imprisoned over killing

May. 10, 2021 10:58 AM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A court on Monday sentenced three Portuguese immigration inspectors to between nine and seven years in prison for the killing of a Ukrainian immigrant who was in custody at Lisbon airport. The three inspectors were convicted of grievous bodily...

Ukraine's leader marks end of WWII in village near Russia

May. 08, 2021 12:46 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s president marked the anniversary of World War II's end in Europe by visiting a village along the Russian border, where tensions had escalated during a recent Russian military buildup. President Volodymyr Zelenskyy visited the village of...

Ukraine says 2 soldiers killed in east amid Russia tensions

May. 07, 2021 14:24 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The Ukrainian military said Friday two soldiers were killed and another was wounded under fire from Russia-backed separatist rebels in the country's east, where hostilities have increased sharply in recent months. According to Ukraine's military, 36...

Blinken reaffirms US support for Ukraine amid Russia tension

May. 06, 2021 13:04 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken reaffirmed Washington’s support for Ukraine at a meeting Thursday with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in the wake of Kyiv’s heightened tensions with Russia, fueled by Moscow’s recent troop buildup near their border. ...

US top diplomat Blinken in Ukraine for talks with president

May. 05, 2021 17:58 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has arrived for a one-day visit that is highly anticipated in the country as it faces heightened tensions with Russia. The top American diplomat arrived late Wednesday. He is to meet with President Volodymyr...

Blinken takes anti-graft message, old Russia foe to Ukraine

May. 05, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in Ukraine on Wednesday carrying a tough anti-graft message and strong U.S. backing for the country’s response to Russian aggression. Blinken has also brought along a familiar face in the long-running Washington-Moscow tug-of-war...