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Ukraine defense chief says his nation will find a way no matter who wins US election

Jul. 17, 2024 22:37 PM EDT

ASPEN, Colorado (AP) — Ukraine will find a way to deal with whatever comes if former President Donald Trump wins a second term, throwing into doubt vital U.S. support for its defense against Russia's invading forces, Ukraine’s defense minister said Wednesday. In carefully framed...

Russia and Ukraine swap 95 prisoners of war each in their latest exchange

Jul. 17, 2024 08:53 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine and Russia exchanged 95 prisoners of war each, officials in both countries said Wednesday, three weeks after their last swap and as part of what have been occasional agreements to send captured troops home. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and...

Ukraine faces twin challenges of fighting Russia and shifting political sands in the US

Jul. 17, 2024 01:04 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — After almost 30 months of war with Russia, Ukraine’s difficulties on the battlefield are mounting even as its vital support from the United States is increasingly at the mercy of changing political winds. A six-month delay in military assistance from the...

Biden and Trump offer worlds-apart contrasts on issues in 2024's rare contest between two presidents

Jul. 16, 2024 20:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden and Donald Trump are two presidents with unfinished business and an itch to get it done. Their track records and plans on abortion, immigration, taxes, wars abroad — you name it — leave no doubt that the man voters choose in November will seek to...

JD Vance charted a Trump-centric, populist path in Senate as he fought GOP establishment

Jul. 16, 2024 17:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Ohio Sen. JD Vance traveled to the Munich Security Conference earlier this year, he wasn’t there to reassure Europe and other global allies that America would aid Ukraine in its war against Russia, as all of the other senators were. Instead, Vance was...

Russia holds a UN meeting about global cooperation. US calls it 'hypocrisy' after Ukraine invasion

Jul. 16, 2024 17:03 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia’s foreign minister accused the United States on Tuesday of holding the entire West “at gunpoint” and impeding international cooperation, a claim the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations denounced as “hypocrisy” by a country that invaded neighboring Ukraine....

From basement to battlefield: Ukrainian startups create low-cost robots to fight Russia

Jul. 15, 2024 21:58 PM EDT

NORTHERN UKRAINE (AP) — Struggling with manpower shortages, overwhelming odds and uneven international assistance, Ukraine hopes to find a strategic edge against Russia in an abandoned warehouse or a factory basement. An ecosystem of laboratories in hundreds of secret workshops is...

Ukraine needs 25 Patriot air defense systems and more F-16 warplanes, President Zelenskyy says

Jul. 15, 2024 09:29 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine needs 25 Patriot air defense systems to fully defend its airspace and protect the entire country from Russian missile attacks, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Monday, adding that he also wants Western partners to send more F-16 warplanes than those already pledged....

China, Russia start joint naval drills, days after NATO allies called Beijing a Ukraine war enabler

Jul. 15, 2024 02:56 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China and Russia's naval forces on Sunday kicked off a joint exercise at a military port in southern China on Sunday, official news agency Xinhua reported, days after NATO allies called Beijing a “decisive enabler” of the war in Ukraine. The Chinese defense...

Scientists, a journalist and even a bakery worker are among those convicted of treason in Russia

Jul. 14, 2024 16:31 PM EDT

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Over the past decade, Russia has seen a sharp increase in treason and espionage cases. Lawyers and experts say prosecutions for these high crimes started to grow after 2014 — the year that Russia illegally annexed the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine....