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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....

Belarus hacktivists target railway in anti-Russia effort

Jan. 24, 2022 17:53 PM EST

A Belarusian hacktivist group says it has launched a limited cyberattack on the national railway company, aimed at impeding the movement of Russian troops and freight inside the Moscow-allied country. It said it encrypted some servers, databases and workstations. The group,...

US draws down Ukraine embassy presence as war fears mount

Jan. 23, 2022 19:42 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department on Sunday ordered the families of all American personnel at the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine to leave the country amid heightened fears of a Russian invasion. The department told the dependents of staffers at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv that they must...

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...

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...

US, Russia to try more diplomacy amid tensions over Ukraine

Jan. 21, 2022 22:08 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Top U.S. and Russian diplomats agreed Friday to keep talking in the standoff over Ukraine, even though their meeting produced no movement in the crisis that has seen Moscow mass tens of thousands of troops at the border and the West ramp up supplies of weapons to Kyiv. ...

'Minor incursion' by Russia could complicate West's response

Jan. 21, 2022 06:49 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Short of an all-out invasion, Russian President Vladimir Putin could take less dramatic action in Ukraine that would vastly complicate a U.S. and allied response. He might carry out what President Joe Biden called a “minor incursion” — perhaps a cyberattack — leaving the...

Biden issues new warning to Russia over invading Ukraine

Jan. 20, 2022 21:15 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden said Thursday that any Russian troop movements across Ukraine’s border would constitute an invasion and that Moscow would “pay a heavy price” for such an action. It was the latest White House effort to clear up comments Biden made a day...

Maduro, Putin talk after diplomat hints at military activity

Jan. 20, 2022 15:28 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro on Thursday said he spoke by phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin about cooperation between the two countries. The call came a week after Russia’s chief negotiator in talks with the U.S. on tensions over...

Russia announces sweeping naval drills amid Ukraine tensions

Jan. 20, 2022 10:33 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Thursday announced sweeping naval drills in several parts of the world this month, and claimed the West is plotting “provocations” in neighboring Ukraine where the Kremlin has been accused of planning aggressive military action. Amid a buildup of an...