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Ukraine first lady attends London meeting on sexual violence

Nov. 28, 2022 13:04 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Russian soldiers must be held accountable for raping Ukrainian women and committing other acts of sexual violence during Russia's war in Ukraine, the country's first lady, Olensa Zelenska, told an international conference on preventing sexual violence in conflicts Monday. ...

Ukraine on edge for more attacks, humanitarian aid pledged

Nov. 28, 2022 11:50 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine prepared for more Russian strikes against energy and other key infrastructure Monday in what appears to be a weekly pattern, and warned of possible evacuations from the capital. Estonia's foreign minister joined counterparts from six Baltic and Nordic...

14 years later, NATO is set to renew its vow to Ukraine

Nov. 28, 2022 11:28 AM EST

BUCHAREST (AP) — NATO returns on Tuesday to the scene of one of its most controversial decisions, intent on repeating its vow that Ukraine — now suffering through the 10th month of a war against Russia — will join the world’s biggest military alliance one day. NATO foreign...

Kazakh leader meets Putin in first post-election trip abroad

Nov. 28, 2022 07:22 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Kazakhstan's leader met with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday, a week after winning a new seven-year term by a landslide in a snap election. Kazakhstan is a significant Russian ally, sharing a 7,600-kilometer (4,750-mile) border. But President Kassym-Jomart...

Belarus' top diplomat, ally to president, dies at 64

Nov. 26, 2022 17:13 PM EST

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei, a longtime associate of authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko, has died at age 64. Belarusian authorities didn't name the cause of death. Makei wasn't known to suffer from any chronic illness. ...

Civilians escape Kherson after Russian strikes on freed city

Nov. 26, 2022 17:12 PM EST

KHERSON, Ukraine (AP) — Fleeing shelling, civilians on Saturday streamed out of the southern Ukrainian city whose recapture they had celebrated just weeks earlier. The exodus from Kherson came as Ukraine solemnly remembered a Stalin-era famine and sought to ensure that Russia's...

Noted Russian nationalist says army has too few doctors

Nov. 26, 2022 12:14 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — One of Russia's most prominent nationalist politicians said the Russian military does not have an adequate number of doctors among other problems, a message he delivered in a meeting Saturday with the mothers of soldiers mobilized for the fight in Ukraine. The...

Trial begins for 2 Swedes charged with spying for Russia

Nov. 25, 2022 11:09 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Two Iranian-born Swedish brothers were on trial in Sweden Friday, charged with spying for Russia and its military intelligence service GRU for a decade. Peyman Kia, 42, and Payam Kia, 35, appeared before the Stockholm District Court to face charges of having worked...

Putin decries media 'lies' at meeting with soldiers' mothers

Nov. 25, 2022 10:52 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday hit out at what he said were skewed media portrayals of Moscow’s military campaign in Ukraine as he met with mothers of Russian soldiers fighting there. "Life is more difficult and diverse that what is shown on TV screens...

Europe scrambles to help Ukraine keep the heat and lights on

Nov. 25, 2022 10:35 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — European officials are scrambling to help Ukraine stay warm and keep functioning through the bitter winter months, pledging Friday to send more support that will mitigate the Russian military’s efforts to turn off the heat and lights. Nine months after Russia...