Russia struggles to replenish its troops in Ukraine

The prisoners of the St. Petersburg penal colony expected a visit from officials, thinking that it would be some kind of inspection. Instead, men in uniform arrived and offered them amnesty – if they agreed to fight alongside the Russian army in Ukraine. Over the next few days, around 10 left the prison, according to … Read more

Ukraine says 9 Russian fighter jets were destroyed in explosions in Crimea

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine said Wednesday that nine Russian warplanes were destroyed in a series of deadly explosions at an air base in Crimea that appeared to be the result of a Ukrainian attack, which would represent a important escalation of war. Russia has denied that any plane was damaged in Tuesday’s explosions – … Read more

Ukraine says 9 Russian fighter jets were destroyed in explosions in Crimea

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The Ukrainian Air Force said Wednesday that nine Russian warplanes were destroyed in a series of deadly explosions at an air base in Crimea, amid speculation that the blasts were the result of a Ukrainian attack which would represent a significant escalation of war. Russia has denied that a plane was … Read more

Large explosions rock a Russian military air base in Crimea

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Powerful explosions rocked a Russian air base in Crimea and sent towering clouds of smoke across the landscape on Tuesday in what could mark an escalation in the war in Ukraine. At least one person was killed and several others were injured, authorities said. The Russian Defense Ministry denied that the … Read more

Russia and Ukraine accuse each other of attacks on nuclear power plants

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia and Ukraine on Monday traded accusations that each side is bombing Europe’s largest nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine. Russia claimed Ukrainian shelling caused a power surge and fire and forced personnel to reduce power at two reactors, while Ukraine blamed Russian troops for stockpiling weapons there. Nuclear experts have … Read more

War front shifts as grain leaves Ukraine; plant shot

Kyiv, Ukraine (AP) — Four other vessels carrying agricultural products cargo blocked by war in Ukraine received permission to leave the country’s Black Sea coast on Sunday as analysts warned that Russia was moving troops and equipment towards southern port cities to avoid a Ukrainian counteroffensive. Ukraine and Russia have also accused each other of … Read more

Russian forces launch assault on two towns in eastern Ukraine

Kyiv, Ukraine — Russian forces launched an assault on two key towns in the eastern region of Donetsk on Saturday and continued rocket fire and shelling of other Ukrainian towns, including one near Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, it said. Ukrainian military and local officials. The two towns of Bakhmut and Avdiivka have been seen … Read more

3 more grain ships leave Ukrainian ports under UN deal

ISTANBUL (AP) — Three more ships carrying thousands of tons of corn left Ukrainian ports on Friday and traveled through mined waters to inspect their delayed cargo, a sign that an international grain export deal has since been suspended. Russia invaded Ukraine progressed slowly. But major obstacles lie ahead getting food to the countries that … Read more

Blinken: Chinese military exercises are a “significant escalation”

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Friday that Chinese military exercises targeting Taiwan, including missiles fired into Japan’s exclusive economic zone, represent a “significant escalation” and that it urged Beijing to back down. China has launched the exercises following a visit by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan … Read more

Senate backs Finland and Sweden for NATO 95-1, chides Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. senators on Wednesday gave overwhelming bipartisan endorsement of Finland and Sweden joining NATO, calling the expansion of the Western defensive bloc a “slam dunk” for U.S. national security and a day of judgment for Russian President Vladimir Putin over his invasion of Ukraine. Wednesday’s 95-1 vote – for the candidacy of … Read more