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With Ukraine losing ground, allies debate how to squeeze cash for Kyiv out of frozen Russian assets

May. 23, 2024 13:01 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Ukraine's allies are wrestling with how to squeeze money out of frozen Russian assets to support Kyiv's war effort, a debate getting more urgent as Russia gains territory on the battlefield and as the outlook for Ukraine’s state finances looks shakier. ...

Putin signs decree allowing seizure of Americans' assets if US confiscates Russian holdings

May. 23, 2024 10:23 AM EDT

President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree allowing Russia to confiscate assets of U.S. companies and individuals to compensate for any Russian assets confiscated in the United States. The decree was published on the Russian government's legal portal on Thursday as top finance...

US is set to announce an additional $275 million in military aid for Ukraine in its war against Russia, officials say

May. 23, 2024 09:41 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — US is set to announce an additional $275 million in military aid for Ukraine in its war against Russia, officials say.

Deputy Russian military chief of staff jailed for bribery in latest arrest of high defense official

May. 23, 2024 08:12 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A deputy chief of the Russian military general staff has been arrested on charges of large-scale bribery, Russian news reports said Thursday, the latest in a series of bribery arrests of high-ranking military officials. The arrest of Lt. Gen. Vadim Shamarin followed...

Norway further tightens its restrictions on the entry of Russians

May. 23, 2024 05:25 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway on Thursday said it will further tighten its restrictions on the entry of people from Russia, saying those with tourist visas issued by Norway before regulations were tightened in 2022 or issued by another European country will be barred from entering the...

Baltic Sea nations react warily to a reported Russian proposal to revise its maritime border

May. 22, 2024 12:36 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Leaders around the Baltic Sea reacted warily Wednesday to reports that Russia could revise the borders of its territorial waters in the region, with Lithuania's foreign minister calling it an "obvious escalation” that must be met with an "appropriately firm...

Russia begins nuclear drills in an apparent warning to West over Ukraine

May. 22, 2024 09:57 AM EDT

Russia’s military has begun drills involving tactical nuclear weapons that were announced by Russian authorities earlier this month in an apparent warning to senior Western officials who had spoken about the possibility of deeper involvement in the war in Ukraine. It was the first...

Russia is waging a shadow war on the West that needs a collective response, Estonian leader says

May. 22, 2024 08:15 AM EDT

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Perched on the open ramp at the rear of a British Chinook helicopter, Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas flew home from the annual Spring Storm military exercises, pleased to see NATO allies cooperating. But she later said that other types of warfare were on her mind. ...

Russian general who criticized equipment shortages in Ukraine is arrested on bribery charges

May. 21, 2024 11:03 AM EDT

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — A Russian general who was relieved of duty last year after complaining about problems faced by his troops in Ukraine has been arrested on charges of widescale bribery, Russian news reports said Tuesday. The arrest of Maj. Gen. Ivan Popov, who had commanded...

UN Security Council rejects Russia-backed resolution on banning weapons in space

May. 21, 2024 01:06 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States said Monday that Russia last week launched a satellite that could be part of weaponizing space, a possible future global trend that members of the United Nations Security Council condemned even as they failed to pass a measure against it. The...