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Fall of Mariupol appears at hand; fighters leave steel plant

May. 17, 2022 14:34 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Mariupol appeared on the verge of falling to the Russians on Tuesday as Ukraine moved to abandon the steel plant where hundreds of its fighters had held out for months under relentless bombardment in the last bastion of resistance in the devastated city. The...

Live updates | US: Efforts to deny Russia tech succeeding

May. 17, 2022 13:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON — U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo says concerted efforts by the European Union and the U.S. to cut off Russia’s access to technology over its war on Ukraine have greatly succeeded. She spoke Tuesday after returning from a meeting near Paris of the EU-U.S. Trade...

War Crimes Watch: Targeting schools, Russia bombs the future

May. 17, 2022 10:35 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — As she lay buried under the rubble, her legs broken and eyes blinded by blood and thick clouds of dust, all Inna Levchenko could hear was screams. It was 12:15 p.m. on March 3, and moments earlier a blast had pulverized the school where she’d taught for 30 years. ...

Vatican minister visits Ukraine as pope toes delicate line

May. 17, 2022 06:56 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican’s foreign minister, Archbishop Paul Gallagher, is heading to Kyiv this week as the Holy See seeks to balance its concern for Ukrainians amid Russia's war with its efforts to keep open a channel of dialogue with Moscow. Gallagher is due to arrive...

Ukraine says mission at Mariupol steel mill is complete

May. 16, 2022 23:24 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The regiment that doggedly defended a steel mill as Ukraine's last stronghold in the port city of Mariupol completed its mission Monday after more than 260 fighters, including some badly wounded, were evacuated and taken to areas under Russia’s control, Ukrainian officials...

Live updates | Russia-Ukraine War

May. 16, 2022 22:49 PM EDT

LVIV, Ukraine — The western Ukrainian city of Lviv has been rocked by number of very loud explosions. An Associated Press team in the city witnessed the glare of bright explosions which lit up the night sky to the west of the city shortly after midnight local time. Witnesses...

Small wins buoy Ukraine; West says Russians losing momentum

May. 15, 2022 22:20 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Almost three months after Russia shocked the world by invading Ukraine, its military faces a bogged-down war, the prospect of a bigger NATO, and an opponent buoyed Sunday by wins on and off the battlefield. Top diplomats from NATO met in Berlin with the...

Ukraine: Russians withdraw from around Kharkiv, batter east

May. 14, 2022 22:38 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian troops were withdrawing from around Ukraine’s second-largest city after bombarding it for weeks, the Ukrainian military said Saturday, as Kyiv and Moscow's forces engaged in a grinding battle for the country’s eastern industrial heartland. ...

McConnell, GOP senators meet Zelenskyy in surprise Kyiv stop

May. 14, 2022 20:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell and a delegation of GOP senators met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv during an unannounced visit Saturday, delivering the latest show of American solidarity with the country at war with Russia. “Our...

A US Senate delegation led by Republican leader Mitch McConnell met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv

May. 14, 2022 09:41 AM EDT
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A US Senate delegation led by Republican leader Mitch McConnell met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv.