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High-level talks in Ukraine yield little reported progress

Aug. 18, 2022 18:54 PM EDT

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — Turkey's leader and the U.N. chief met in Ukraine with President Volodymr Zelenskyy on Thursday in a high-powered bid to ratchet down a war raging for nearly six months. But little immediate progress was reported. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he...

Blasts in Crimea underscore Russian forces' vulnerability

Aug. 17, 2022 17:15 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A spate of explosions and fires has turned Russian-occupied Crimea from a secure rear base into a new battleground in the war, demonstrating both the Russians' vulnerability and the Ukrainians' capacity to strike deep behind enemy lines. Nine Russian warplanes...

Ukrainian military says it repelled more than dozen attacks

Aug. 15, 2022 19:00 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The Ukrainian military said Monday that it had repelled more than a dozen Russian attacks in the country’s east and north, including attempts to advance on key cities in the eastern industrial heartland known as the Donbas. In its regular Facebook update, the...

Russian forces begin assault on two eastern Ukraine cities

Aug. 06, 2022 11:11 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces began an assault Saturday on two key cities in the eastern Donetsk region and kept up rocket and shelling attacks on other Ukrainian cities, including one close to Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, Ukraine's military and local officials said. ...

Report: Ukrainian bases in communities endangering civilians

Aug. 04, 2022 16:44 PM EDT

POKROVSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian forces have exposed civilians to Russian attacks at times by basing themselves in schools, residential buildings and other places in populated areas, according to a report Amnesty International published Thursday. Ukrainian President Volodymyr...

Family: 2 Americans captured in Ukraine sent to prison

Jul. 29, 2022 11:17 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Two Americans captured while fighting with the Ukrainian Army apparently have been sent to a prison where they are spending all their time together, the family of one of the men said. Alex Drueke, who was captured with fellow veteran and Alabama resident...

Russia attacks Kyiv area for the first time in weeks

Jul. 28, 2022 15:06 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces launched a missile attack on the Kyiv area for the first time in weeks Thursday and pounded the northern Chernihiv region as well, in what Ukraine said was revenge for standing up to the Kremlin. Ukrainian officials, meanwhile, announced a...

New Russian airstrikes target Black Sea regions of Ukraine

Jul. 26, 2022 16:13 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia targeted Ukraine’s southern Black Sea regions of Odesa and Mykolaiv with airstrikes Tuesday, hitting private buildings and port infrastructure with missiles fired from long-range bomber aircraft, the Ukrainian military said. In the Odesa region,...

Airstrikes kill more Ukrainians despite grain export deal

Jul. 22, 2022 16:42 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Emergency workers recovered three bodies from a school hit by a Russian strike in eastern Ukraine, officials said Friday, one of a string of attacks on the nation. The casualties in the city of Kramatorsk followed a barrage Thursday on a densely populated area...

Russia pounds major Ukrainian city after expanding war aims

Jul. 21, 2022 15:41 PM EDT

KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian shelling pounded a densely populated area in Ukraine's second-largest city Thursday, killing at least three people and injuring at least 23 others with a barrage that struck a mosque, a medical facility and a shopping area, according to officials and witnesses. ...