Ukraine warns Russia to mass 500,000 troops on border for offensive

Ukraine warns Russia to mass 500,000 troops on border for offensive

Ukraine is warning that Moscow is gathering hundreds of thousands of troops on the border for a massive new offensive, just weeks before the first anniversary of the Russian invasion. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky sent a clear message to the West on Thursday when he predicted that the Kremlin would build up its forces for … Read more

Russia hits civilian targets again, EU officials visit Kyiv

Russia hits civilian targets again, EU officials visit Kyiv

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian missiles struck residential areas in an eastern Ukrainian city on Thursday for the second time in 24 hours, while senior European Union officials held talks with the government in Kyiv as the war with Russia approaching its one-year milestone. The latest strikes in Kramatorsk came as rescue teams searched for … Read more

NATO chief wants more ‘friends’ as Russia and China grow closer

NATO chief wants more ‘friends’ as Russia and China grow closer

TOKYO (AP) — China’s growing assertiveness and collaboration with Russia poses a challenge not only to Asia but also to Europe, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday, as he sought stronger cooperation and more “friends” for NATO in the Indo-Pacific region. Stoltenberg said China is increasingly investing in nuclear weapons and long-range missiles without … Read more

The longest battle of the war costs the “heart of Ukraine” dearly

The longest battle of the war costs the “heart of Ukraine” dearly

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Previously, visitors roamed Bakhmut’s late 19th-century buildings, strolled its rose-lined lakeside park and savored sparkling wines produced in historic underground caves. It was back when this city in eastern Ukraine was a popular tourist destination. No more. The longest battle of the Russian war turned this town of salt and gypsum … Read more

After tank promises, Ukraine seeks Western fighter jets

After tank promises, Ukraine seeks Western fighter jets

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine is pushing its Western allies to supply it with fighter jets, a week after winning pledges of sophisticated modern tanks to help him repel the invading Russian force after almost a year of fighting. Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov was expected in Paris on Tuesday where talks about the possible … Read more