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Russia rejects pullout from Ukraine as condition for talks

Dec. 02, 2022 10:39 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia said Friday that Western demands it should pull out completely from Ukraine as part of any future talks to end the war effectively rule out any such negotiations, as Russian strikes continued and a Ukrainian official set his country's battle losses at up to 13,000...

Where's Putin? Leader leaves bad news on Ukraine to others

Nov. 18, 2022 02:15 AM EST

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — When Russia's top military brass announced in a televised appearance that they were pulling troops out of the key city of Kherson in southern Ukraine, one man missing from the room was President Vladimir Putin. As Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and Gen....

Ivory Coast to withdraw peacekeepers from Mali after arrests

Nov. 15, 2022 10:48 AM EST

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Ivory Coast will be gradually withdrawing its military contingent from the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Mali after failing to secure the release of 46 Ivorian soldiers who have been accused of being mercenaries. The announcement was made in a letter,...

UK withdrawing troops from Mali peacekeeping mission

Nov. 14, 2022 11:26 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain announced Monday it is withdrawing its peacekeepers from Mali, saying the West African country’s growing reliance on Russian mercenaries is undermining stability. Armed Forces Minister James Heappey said the 300-strong British force that has been stationed...

Ukrainian police, TV broadcasts return to long-occupied city

Nov. 12, 2022 13:54 PM EST

MYKOLAIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian police officers returned Saturday, along with TV and radio services, to the southern city of Kherson following the withdrawal of Russian troops, part of fast but cautious efforts to make the only regional capital captured by Russia livable after months of...

Zelenskyy says Ukrainian special military units in Kherson

Nov. 11, 2022 16:22 PM EST

MYKOLAIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s president said Friday that special military units have entered Kherson, a major regional capital that Russian forces had captured early in the war. Residents took to the streets to celebrate Russia's withdrawal, the latest pullback by Moscow as it faces...

Russia's military says withdrawal of troops from west bank of river that divides Ukraine's Kherson region completed

Nov. 11, 2022 05:16 AM EST
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia's military says withdrawal of troops from west bank of river that divides Ukraine's Kherson region completed.

Russia withdrawing, Ukrainian official fears 'city of death'

Nov. 10, 2022 17:18 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia said it began withdrawing troops from a strategic Ukrainian city Thursday, creating a potential turning point in the grinding war, while a Ukrainian official warned that Russian land mines could render Kherson a “city of death.” Ukrainian officials...

Russia claims pullout from occupied city; Ukraine skeptical

Nov. 09, 2022 19:42 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia's military said Wednesday it will withdraw from the only Ukrainian regional capital it captured, but Kyiv was skeptical and an analyst warned this could be a ruse to lure the country's forces into a deadly trap. A forced pullout from the city of Kherson would mark one...

In another major retreat, Russian military announces withdrawal from western bank of Dnieper River in Kherson region

Nov. 09, 2022 10:30 AM EST
MOSCOW (AP) — In another major retreat, Russian military announces withdrawal from western bank of Dnieper River in Kherson region.