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EXPLAINER: What's behind Russia-Ukraine tensions?

Dec. 07, 2021 09:37 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Ukrainian and Western officials are worried that a Russian military buildup near Ukraine could signal plans by Moscow to invade its ex-Soviet neighbor. The Kremlin insists it has no such intention and has accused Ukraine and its Western backers of making the claims...

Biden to warn Putin of economic pain if he invades Ukraine

Dec. 07, 2021 07:32 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is ready to warn Vladimir Putin during a video call Tuesday that Russia will face economy-jarring sanctions if it invades neighboring Ukraine as Biden seeks a diplomatic solution to deal with the tens of thousands of Russian troops massed near the Ukraine...

Ukraine: Russia sends troops to war-torn east amid tensions

Dec. 07, 2021 07:12 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian authorities on Tuesday charged that Russia is sending tanks and snipers to the line of contact in war-torn eastern Ukraine to “provoke return fire,” an accusation that comes amid fears that a Russian troop buildup near the Ukrainian border might indicate plans...

Beyond Ukraine, plenty of issues for Biden-Putin talks

Dec. 07, 2021 00:21 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia’s military buildup on the border with Ukraine will be the top focus of talks between President Joe Biden and Russia’s Vladimir Putin on Tuesday, but there are plenty of other thorny issues on the table as well, including cyberattacks, human rights, and US-Russian...

Biden-Putin talks on Ukraine crisis rooted in older dispute

Dec. 06, 2021 19:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Cold War ended 30 years ago this month, but one unresolved issue — how closely Ukraine, a former Soviet republic, can ally with the West — is now creating some of the deepest U.S.-Russian tensions in years. The dispute over Ukraine’s status and its...

Beyond Ukraine, plenty of issues for Biden-Putin talks

Dec. 06, 2021 17:22 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia’s military buildup on the border with Ukraine will be the top focus of talks between President Joe Biden and Russia’s Vladimir Putin on Tuesday, but there are plenty of other thorny issues on the table as well, including cyberattacks, human rights, and US-Russian...

Ukraine president hails military as Russia tensions soar

Dec. 06, 2021 11:31 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president on Monday hailed the country's military, saying its forces are capable of fending off a potential attack by Moscow as tensions soar over a Russian troop buildup near the Ukrainian border. Ukrainian and Western officials are worried that the...

Japan's military, among world's strongest, looks to build

Dec. 06, 2021 05:17 AM EST

ENIWA, Japan (AP) — Dozens of tanks and soldiers fired explosives and machine guns in drills Monday on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido, a main stronghold for a nation that is perhaps the world's least-known military powerhouse. Just across the sea from rival...

Biden, Putin set video call Tuesday as Ukraine tensions grow

Dec. 04, 2021 20:41 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin will speak in a video call Tuesday, the White House and Kremlin said, as tensions between the United States and Russia escalate over a Russian troop buildup on the Ukrainian border that's seen as a sign of a potential invasion. ...

US intelligence finds Russia planning Ukraine offensive

Dec. 04, 2021 00:26 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has pledged to make it “very, very difficult” for Russia’s Vladimir Putin to take military action in Ukraine as U.S. intelligence officials determined that Russian planning is underway for a possible military offensive that could begin as soon as...