Intense Russian bombardment in the east; Ukraine strikes a key bridge

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The Russian military pounded residential areas across Ukraine overnight, claiming gains, as Ukrainian forces launched a counteroffensive in an attempt to retake an occupied southern region, striking the last working bridge over a river in the Russian-occupied region of Kherson, Ukrainian authorities announced on Saturday. A Russian rocket attack on the … Read more

The Red Cross struggles to see the prison where Ukrainian prisoners of war died

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian and Russian officials blamed each other on Saturday for the deaths of dozens of Ukrainian prisoners of war in an attack on a prison in an area controlled by separatists. The International Red Cross has asked to visit the prison to ensure that the dozens of wounded POWs receive proper … Read more

Russia and Ukraine swap responsibility for deadly attack on POW prison

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia and Ukraine accused each other on Friday of bombing a prison in a breakaway region of eastern Ukraine, an attack that reportedly killed dozens of Ukrainian prisoners of war captured after the fall of Mariupolthe city where troops withstood a months-long Russian siege. Both sides said the attack was premeditated … Read more

US envoy: Russia intends to dissolve Ukraine from world map

UNITED NATIONS (AP) – The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said on Friday there should be no doubt that Russia intends to dismantle Ukraine “and dissolve it entirely from the map of the world”. Linda Thomas-Greenfield told the UN Security Council that the United States saw growing signs that Russia was preparing the ground … Read more