Biden, Western allies gather at tense moment in Ukraine war

BRUSSELS (AP) — As the war in Ukraine grinds into a second month, US President Joe Biden and Western allies are gathering to chart a path to ramp up pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin while tending to the economic and security fallout that’s spreading across Europe and the world. Over the course of Thursday, … Read more

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

Zelenskyy says siege of Mariupol involved war crimes

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said early Sunday the siege of the port city of Mariupol would go down in history for what he said were war crimes committed by Russian troops. “To do this to a peaceful city, what the occupiers did, is a terror that will be remembered for centuries … Read more

In video call, Biden presses China’s Xi on Russia support

WASHINGTON (AP) — Face to face by video, President Joe Biden laid out to Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday the consequences the Chinese would face from the US if they provide military or economic assistance for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. There was no indication he got any assurance in return. China’s Foreign Ministry, in … 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

Live updates: Poland ready to supply MiG jets to Ukraine

The latest developments on the Russia-Ukraine war: WARSAW, Poland — Poland is ready to make its Russian-made fighter jest available to Ukraine, via NATO, Poland’s prime minister said Wednesday. But he added that it’s a “very serious decision” that should be taken by all NATO alliance members because it affects wider security. Premier Mateusz Morawiecki … Read more

US strikes harder at Putin, banning all Russian oil imports

WASHINGTON (AP) — Striking harder at Russia’s economy, President Joe Biden on Tuesday ordered a ban on Russian oil imports in retaliation for Vladimir Putin’s onslaught in Ukraine. The major trade action, responding to the pleas of Ukraine’s embattled leader, thrust the US out front as Western nations seek to halt Putin’s invasion. Americans will … Read more

Live updates: Ukraine says Russian general killed

The latest developments on the Russia-Ukraine war: LVIV, Russia — A Russian general was killed in the fighting around Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city, which Russian forces have been trying to seize since the invasion began, the Ukrainian military intelligence agency said. It identified him as Maj. Gen. Vitaly Gerasimov, 45, and said he had fought … 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