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Sri Lankans describe abuse as Russian captives in Ukraine

Sep. 24, 2022 11:32 AM EDT

KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — A group of Sri Lankans held captive by Russian forces in an agricultural factory in eastern Ukraine said Saturday that they were beaten and abused for months before escaping on foot as the Russians withdrew from the Kharkiv region this month. Recounting...

Occupied Ukraine holds Kremlin-staged vote on joining Russia

Sep. 23, 2022 17:03 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A Kremlin-orchestrated referendum got underway Friday in occupied regions of Ukraine that sought to make them part of Russia, with some officials carrying ballots to apartment blocks accompanied by gun-toting police. Kyiv and the West condemned it as a rigged election whose...

UN rights experts present evidence of war crimes in Ukraine

Sep. 23, 2022 13:33 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — A team of experts commissioned by the U.N.’s top human rights body to look into rights violations in Ukraine said Friday its initial investigation turned up evidence of war crimes in the country following Russia’s invasion nearly seven months ago. The experts from...

In Ukraine's retaken battlefields, soldiers recover bodies

Sep. 22, 2022 03:04 AM EDT

PRUDYANKA, Ukraine (AP) — The four soldiers lay in the grass, sleeping bags and cans of food, some opened, scattered around them. Beneath nearby trees, their cars were smashed and torn by shrapnel. The men had been dead for months. This region of rolling fields and woodland near...

Putin orders partial military call-up, sparking protests

Sep. 21, 2022 22:25 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a partial mobilization of reservists Wednesday to bolster his forces in Ukraine, a deeply unpopular move that sparked rare protests across the country and led to almost 1,200 arrests. The risky order follows humiliating...

After Russian occupation, traumatized Ukrainian city emerges

Sep. 20, 2022 14:02 PM EDT

IZIUM, Ukraine (AP) — The school was a shattered mess. Its six-month life as a Russian base and mechanic shop ended in August with a Ukrainian missile strike. Its years educating Izium's youth were over, but it had one last gift for the residents who needed so much: the wood that...

Ukraine warns of 'nuclear terrorism' after strike near plant

Sep. 19, 2022 20:45 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A Russian missile blasted a crater close to a nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine on Monday, damaging nearby industrial equipment but not hitting its three reactors. Ukrainian authorities denounced the move as an act of “nuclear terrorism.” The missile...

Zelenskyy promises no 'lull' in taking back Ukrainian towns

Sep. 18, 2022 16:31 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy promised his country there would be no letup in the counteroffensive that has reclaimed towns and cities from Russian troops, as shelling continued Sunday across a wide stretch of Ukraine. Zelenskyy ran...

Ukraine alleges torture at village near Russian border

Sep. 18, 2022 16:35 PM EDT

KOZACHA LOPAN, Ukraine (AP) — In a dank basement behind the local supermarket, metal bars cordon off a corner of the room to form a large cell. A dirty sleeping bag and duvets show three sleeping spots on top of sheets of Styrofoam for insulation from the damp earth floor. In the corner, two...

For Russia's Putin, military and diplomatic pressures mount

Sep. 17, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin mounted on the battlefield and in the halls of global power as Ukrainian troops pushed their counteroffensive Saturday to advance farther into Ukraine's partly recaptured northeast. Western officials and analysts...