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US orders 8,500 troops on heightened alert amid Russia worry

Jan. 25, 2022 00:05 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon ordered 8,500 troops on higher alert to potentially deploy to Europe as part of a NATO “response force” amid growing concern that Russia could soon make a military move on Ukraine. President Joe Biden consulted with key European leaders, underscoring U.S....

US orders 8,500 troops on heightened alert amid Russia worry

Jan. 24, 2022 22:39 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon ordered 8,500 troops on higher alert Monday to potentially deploy to Europe as part of a NATO “response force” amid growing concern that Russia could soon make a military move on Ukraine. President Joe Biden consulted with key European leaders, underscoring U.S....

Pentagon putting 8,500 troops on heightened alert for possible deployment to bolster NATO forces amid Ukraine tensions

Jan. 24, 2022 14:51 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pentagon putting 8,500 troops on heightened alert for possible deployment to bolster NATO forces amid Ukraine tensions.

Analysis: Crisis in Ukraine a showdown of two world views

Jan. 24, 2022 10:29 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The crisis in Ukraine is hardly going away — a showdown of two world views that could upend Europe. It carries echoes of the Cold War and resurrects an idea left over from the 1945 Yalta Conference: that the West should respect a Russian sphere of influence in Central and...

NATO says it’s sending additional ships and fighter jets to eastern Europe amid Russia troop build-up near Ukraine

Jan. 24, 2022 05:01 AM EST
BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO says it’s sending additional ships and fighter jets to eastern Europe amid Russia troop build-up near Ukraine.

Russia rejects UK claim of trying to replace Ukraine leader

Jan. 23, 2022 18:20 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s Foreign Ministry on Sunday rejected a British claim that the Kremlin is seeking to replace Ukraine’s government with a pro-Moscow administration, and that former Ukrainian lawmaker Yevheniy Murayev is a potential candidate. Britain’s Foreign Office on...

Britain says Russia seeking to replace Ukraine government

Jan. 22, 2022 20:28 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The British government on Saturday accused Russia of seeking to replace Ukraine’s government with a pro-Moscow administration, and said former Ukrainian lawmaker Yevheniy Murayev is being considered as a potential candidate. Murayev is head of the small pro-Russian...

German navy chief resigns following Ukraine comments

Jan. 22, 2022 19:17 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The head of the German navy resigned late Saturday after coming under fire at home and abroad for comments he made on Ukraine and Russia. Speaking at an event in India on Friday, vice admiral Kay-Achim Schoenbach had said Ukraine would not regain the Crimean...

Where Ukraine's sunflowers once sprouted, fears now grow

Jan. 22, 2022 17:11 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — On a warm spring day in Ukraine 26 years ago, three men smiled for cameras as they planted symbolic sunflower seedlings in freshly tilled earth where Soviet nuclear missiles had once stood ready. That placid scene was, briefly, a launchpad for hope that the demise...

Russia toughens its posture amid Ukraine tensions

Jan. 22, 2022 04:56 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — With tens of thousands of Russian troops positioned near Ukraine, the Kremlin has kept the U.S. and its allies guessing about its next moves in the worst security crisis to emerge between Moscow and the West since the Cold War. Amid fears of an imminent attack on...