Latest Ukraine government News

Zelenskyy says Ukraine has taken back control in areas of Kharkiv region, aerial attacks continue

May. 25, 2024 11:55 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian forces have secured “combat control” of areas where Russian troops entered the northeastern Kharkiv region earlier this month, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said. Meanwhile, two people were killed Saturday in an aerial attack on the city of...

On a visit to his Belarusian ally, Putin questions Zelenskyy's legitimacy as Ukraine's leader

May. 24, 2024 12:43 PM EDT

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin visited his Belarusian counterpart and close ally for talks Friday in Minsk, after which he questioned whether Volodymyr Zelenskyy has the legitimacy to negotiate on Ukraine's behalf. Russia is willing to hold talks about...

Russia smashes train tracks in a battered Ukrainian border region where children are being evacuated

May. 24, 2024 07:40 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A nighttime Russian attack destroyed train tracks and rolling stock in Ukraine’s northeastern Kharkiv region, officials said Friday, and authorities organized the evacuation of children from the area that is being pummeled by the Kremlin’s forces in a powerful new...

With Ukraine losing ground, allies debate how to squeeze cash for Kyiv out of frozen Russian assets

May. 23, 2024 13:01 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Ukraine's allies are wrestling with how to squeeze money out of frozen Russian assets to support Kyiv's war effort, a debate getting more urgent as Russia gains territory on the battlefield and as the outlook for Ukraine’s state finances looks shakier. ...

US will announce $275 million more in artillery and ammunition for Ukraine, officials say

May. 23, 2024 11:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is expected to announce an additional $275 million in military aid for Ukraine on Friday as Kyiv struggles to hold off advances by Russian troops in the Kharkiv region, two U.S. officials say. This will be the fourth installment of military aid...

Russian missiles kill 7 in Ukraine's second-largest city as Moscow's troops press offensive

May. 23, 2024 11:02 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian missiles slammed into Ukraine’s second-largest city in the country's northeast and killed at least seven civilians early Thursday, officials said, as Kyiv’s army labored to hold off an intense cross-border offensive by the Kremlin’s larger and better-equipped...

Russian attacks on Ukraine power grid touch Kyiv with blackouts ahead of peak demand

May. 22, 2024 03:55 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Sustained Russian attacks on Ukraine's power grid in recent weeks have forced leaders of the war-ravaged country to institute nationwide rolling blackouts. Without adequate air defenses to counter assaults and allow for repairs, though, the shortages could still worsen as...

Germany's foreign minister says in Kyiv that air defenses are an 'absolute priority' for Ukraine

May. 21, 2024 10:37 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Sending air defense systems to Ukraine to help protect it from Russian cruise missiles, rockets and drones is an “absolute priority,” Germany’s foreign minister said in Kyiv on Tuesday after visiting a local power plant that was largely reduced to ruins by a recent...

Pentagon vows to keep weapons moving to Ukraine as Kyiv faces a renewed assault by Russia

May. 20, 2024 16:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin committed Monday to keeping U.S. weapons moving to Ukraine as Kyiv faces one of its toughest moments against a renewed assault by Russia. Austin and as many as 50 defense leaders from Europe and around the world met Monday to...

At least 11 killed as Russia presses forward with its offensive in northeastern Ukraine

May. 19, 2024 10:57 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — At least 11 people were reported killed in attacks in Ukraine’s war-ravaged northeast on Sunday as Russia pushed ahead with its renewed offensive. In the Kharkiv region, the focus of the offensive, the Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor's Office said six people were...