NATO: 7,000 to 15,000 Russian troops dead in Ukraine

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — NATO estimated on Wednesday that 7,000 to 15,000 Russian soldiers have been killed in four weeks of war in Ukraine, where fierce resistance from the country’s defenders has denied Moscow the lightning victory it sought. By way of comparison, Russia lost about 15,000 troops over 10 years in Afghanistan. A senior … Read more

Russia-Ukraine war: Key things to know about the conflict

The battle for Ukraine’s cities thundered across its suburbs Tuesday, with the Ukrainian military saying it forced Russian troops out of a strategically important Kyiv suburb, while Russian forces took partial control of three northwest areas where there’s been fighting for weeks. A senior US defense official said Tuesday that Russian ground forces were still … Read more

Russia pushes war in Ukraine close to U.S. NATO allies’ border with airstrikes near Poland as talks continue

Kyiv — A Russian airstrike on a residential building in Ukraine‘s capital city killed at least one person and wounded several others on Monday. Russia insists it doesn’t target civilians, but its forces have intensified their attacks on urban areas since Vladimir Putin ordered the invasion of Ukraine on February 24. Another round of direct … Read more

Russia strikes near Ukraine’s capital; mosque reported hit

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces pounding the port city of Mariupol shelled a mosque sheltering more than 80 people, including children, the Ukrainian government said Saturday as fighting also rage on the outskirts of the capital, Kyiv. There was no immediate word of casualties from the shelling of the mosque. Mariupol has seen some … Read more

Limited Russian cease-fire revived in Ukraine; talks planned

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces will observe a temporary cease-fire Sunday in two Ukrainian citiesan official in one of the country’s pro-Russia separatist regions said after an agreement to allow civilians to evacuate collapsed a day earlier amid continued shelling and the flight of refugees to neighboring nations. Eduard Basurin, the head of the … Read more

Putin puts nuclear forces on high alert, escalating tensions

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — President Vladimir Putin dramatically escalated East-West tensions by ordering Russian nuclear forces put on high alert Sunday, while Ukraine’s embattled leader agreed to talks with Moscow as Putin’s troops and tanks drove deeper into the country. Citing “aggressive statements” by NATO, Putin issued a directive to increase the readiness of Russia’s … Read more