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Russia denies looking for pretext to invade Ukraine

Jan. 17, 2022 12:19 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's top diplomat angrily rejected U.S. allegations that Moscow was preparing a pretext to invade Ukraine, as Russian troops that are amassed near the Ukraine border launched more drills Monday. The White House said Friday that U.S. intelligence officials had...

Ex-leader Poroshenko returns to Ukraine to appear in court

Jan. 17, 2022 04:27 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Monday returned to Ukraine to face court on treason charges he believes are politically motivated. At the Kyiv airport, where he arrived on a flight from Warsaw on Monday morning, Poroshenko was greeted by several...

Ex-leader Poroshenko to go to Ukraine to face charges

Jan. 16, 2022 13:36 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says he is returning to Ukraine to fight treason charges — even though he views them as politically motivated — because he believes that fighting them is part of his defense of national unity. Poroshenko spoke...

Ukraine says Russia behind cyberattack in 'hybrid war' move

Jan. 16, 2022 13:34 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine said Sunday that Russia was behind a cyberattack that defaced its government websites and alleged that Russia is engaged in an increasing “hybrid war” against its neighbor. The statement from the Ministry of Digital Development came a day after...

Microsoft discloses malware attack on Ukraine govt networks

Jan. 16, 2022 00:38 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Microsoft said late Saturday that dozens of computer systems at an unspecified number of Ukrainian government agencies have been infected with destructive malware disguised as ransomware, a disclosure suggesting an attention-grabbing defacement attack on official websites was a...

Russia, US take tough stands ahead of more talks on Ukraine

Jan. 11, 2022 15:04 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow and Washington both took uncompromising stands Tuesday ahead of more talks amid a Russian troop buildup near Ukraine, with the U.S. rebuffing a demand to halt NATO expansion and the Kremlin saying it will quickly see if it's worthwhile to even keep negotiating. ...

Ukrainian court freezes property of ex-president Poroshenko

Jan. 07, 2022 05:27 AM EST

KYIV, UKRAINE (AP) — A court in Ukraine has frozen the assets of former President Petro Poroshenko as part of an official investigation into alleged high treason by the former head of state, the Prosecutor General’s Office said. Prosecutors suspect Poroshenko of involvement in...

EU wants place at table to discuss Ukraine, Russia crisis

Jan. 05, 2022 13:37 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's foreign policy chief insisted on Wednesday that the 27-nation bloc must have a bigger role to play alongside Washington and Moscow to defuse the West's standoff with Russia over Ukraine. In the diplomatic flurry surrounding the Russian military...

Ukraine nationalists march to honor wartime partisan leader

Jan. 01, 2022 13:52 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Hundreds of Ukrainian nationalists held a torchlight march in the capital of Kyiv to mark the birthday of Stepan Bandera, the leader of a rebel militia that fought alongside Nazi soldiers in World War II. The Sunday march came amid persistently high concerns...

Ukraine leader discusses Russia tensions with US lawmakers

Dec. 25, 2021 07:48 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The president of Ukraine held a video call with 20 U.S. senators and members of Congress on Friday amid tensions with Russia, which recently stoked fears of a possible invasion by massing troops near Ukraine's border. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy...