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Russia brands Ukrainian steel plant defenders terrorists

Aug. 02, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia’s Supreme Court declared Ukraine’s Azov Regiment a terrorist organization Tuesday, a move that could lead to terror charges against some of the captured fighters who made their last stand inside Mariupol's shattered steel plant. Russia and its...

'A beacon of hope': Ukraine, Russia sign grain export deal

Jul. 22, 2022 19:29 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Russia and Ukraine signed separate agreements Friday with Turkey and the United Nations clearing the way for the export of millions of tons of desperately needed Ukrainian grain — as well as some Russian grain and fertilizer — across the Black Sea. The long-sought deal ends a...

Amid Russia shelling, Ukraine aims to strengthen government

Jul. 18, 2022 22:50 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — As Russia kept up its relentless shelling across the country, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy expanded the shakeup of his security services on Monday by suspending 28 more officials, a day after he dismissed two senior officials over allegations that their agencies...

Ukraine's Zelenskyy fires top security chief and prosecutor

Jul. 17, 2022 18:51 PM EDT

VINNYTSIA, Ukraine (AP) — As Russian troops pressed their offensive in Ukraine's east, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy fired his state security chief and prosecutor general on Sunday, citing hundreds of criminal proceedings into treason and collaboration by people within their departments...

Russia steps up attacks across Ukraine's north, east, south

Jul. 16, 2022 15:19 PM EDT

KRAMATORSK, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces fired missiles and shells at cities and towns across Ukraine on Saturday after Russia's military announced it was stepping up its onslaught against its neighbor. Ukraine reported at least 17 more civilians killed. Russian Defense Minister...

Ukrainian governor urges evacuation of 350,000 residents

Jul. 05, 2022 16:17 PM EDT

KRAMATORSK, Ukraine (AP) — The governor of the last remaining eastern province partly under Ukraine's control urged his more than 350,000 residents to flee as Russia escalated its offensive and air alerts were issued across nearly the entire country. Gov. Pavlo Kyrylenko said that...

Putin declares victory in eastern Ukraine region of Luhansk

Jul. 04, 2022 16:14 PM EDT

POKROVSK, Ukraine (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday declared victory in the eastern Ukrainian region of Luhansk, one day after Ukrainian forces withdrew from their last remaining bulwark of resistance in the province. Russia’s Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu...

Russia claims control of pivotal eastern Ukrainian province

Jul. 03, 2022 16:28 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia claimed control Sunday over the last Ukrainian stronghold in an eastern province that is key to achieving a major goal of Moscow's grinding war. The General Staff of Ukraine's military reported that its forces had withdrawn from Lysychansk in Luhansk...

Syria to recognize Ukraine’s Luhansk and Donetsk regions

Jun. 29, 2022 12:47 PM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria said Wednesday it will recognize the “independence and sovereignty” of Ukraine’s eastern Luhansk and Donetsk regions and contacts will be established to set up diplomatic relations. The Syrian Foreign Ministry announcement came days after...

Russia claims advances in Ukraine amid fierce fighting

Jun. 07, 2022 22:24 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia on Tuesday claimed to have taken control of 97% of one of the two provinces that make up Ukraine's Donbas, bringing the Kremlin closer to its goal of fully capturing the eastern industrial heartland of coal mines and factories. Russian Defense Minister...