Latest Ukraine government News

Ukraine's military chief warns of 'significantly' worsening battlefield situation in the east

Apr. 13, 2024 13:06 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's military chief on Saturday warned that the battlefield situation in the industrial east has “significantly worsened in recent days,” as warming weather allowed Russian forces to launch a fresh push along several stretches of the more 1,000 km-long (620-mile)...

Kremlin says 2022 draft document could serve as starting point for future Ukraine peace talks

Apr. 12, 2024 09:56 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A draft peace agreement that Russia and Ukraine negotiated in the early days of the conflict could serve as a starting point for talks to end the fighting, the Kremlin said Friday, reviving a proposal that Ukraine had rejected. Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said...

Massive attack destroys one of Ukraine's largest power plants

Apr. 12, 2024 03:51 AM EDT

A massive missile and drone attack destroyed one of Ukraine's largest power plants and damaged others, officials said Thursday, part of a renewed Russian campaign targeting energy infrastructure. The Trypilska plant, which was the biggest energy supplier for the Kyiv, Cherkasy and...

Putin mocks planned Ukraine conference and says Russia won't accept any enforced peace plans

Apr. 11, 2024 19:40 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's President Vladimir Putin on Thursday mocked a scheduled round of Ukraine peace talks in Switzerland, warning that Moscow will not accept any enforced plans that ignore its interests. Switzerland’s government said Wednesday it will host a high-level...

Ukraine's parliament passes a controversial law to boost much-needed conscripts as war drags on

Apr. 11, 2024 16:15 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s parliament on Thursday passed a controversial law on how the country will call up new soldiers at a time when it needs to replenish depleted forces that are increasingly struggling to fend off Russia's advance. The law was passed against a backdrop...

Hungary will impose new restrictions on agricultural imports from Ukraine

Apr. 11, 2024 07:33 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's government will place new restrictions on the import of Ukrainian agricultural products, the country's agricultural minister said Thursday, a move designed to protect Hungarian farmers from market fluctuations caused by cheaper Ukrainian imports. ...

A Russian attack on a Ukrainian village kills a 14-year-old girl and two others, officials say

Apr. 10, 2024 17:09 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A Russian attack struck a grocery store and a pharmacy in a Ukrainian village close to the border with Russia on Wednesday, killing three people including a 14-year-old girl, authorities said, as the Kremlin’s forces kept up a relentless bombardment. The...

Ukraine will be outgunned by Russia 10 to 1 in weeks without US help, top Europe general says

Apr. 10, 2024 17:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top general for U.S. forces in Europe told Congress Wednesday that Ukraine will be outgunned 10 to one by Russia within a matter of weeks if Congress does not find a way to approve sending more ammunition and weapons to Kyiv soon. The testimony from Army Gen....

Switzerland will host a Ukraine peace conference in June and hopes Russia can join one day

Apr. 10, 2024 12:24 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland's government said Wednesday it will host a high-level international conference in June to help chart a path toward peace in Ukraine after more than two years of war, and expressed hope that Russia might join in the peace process someday. The lakeside...

China's Xi meets with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov in show of support against Western democracies

Apr. 09, 2024 22:20 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese leader Xi Jinping met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov Tuesday in a sign of mutual support and shared opposition to Western democracies amid Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine. “We would like to express our highest appreciation and admiration for...