Russia strikes Kyiv as troops consolidate gains in the east

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia attacked the Ukrainian capital in the early hours of Sunday morning, striking at least two residential buildings, Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said, as elsewhere Russian...

Ukraine suffers major setback after fall of Sievierodonetsk

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Ukraine suffers major setback after fall of Sievierodonetsk

By Tom Balmforth and Marko Djurica KYIV/POKROVSK - Ukraine special forces remained in Sievierodonetsk directing artillery fire against Russian-backed troops, said an adviser to Ukraine's...

Ukraine's EU candidacy will strengthen Europe as Russia threatens freedom

By Pavel Polityuk and Vitalii Hnidyi KYIV - President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said Ukraine's formal candidature to join the European Union was a big step towards strengthening Europe at a time when...

Russians focus firepower to seize 2 villages in east Ukraine

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The Russian military expanded its grab of territory in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, capturing two villages and vying for control of a key highway in an offensive that could...

Fight for 2 key Donbas cities reaching "fearsome climax," Ukraine warns

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in a video post Thursday that Russian forces "want to destroy the whole Donbas step by step" as officials reported airstrikes raining down on the twin...

Ukraine and Russia forces entrenched, Putin to mark WWII anniversary

- Ukrainian and Russian forces remained entrenched in eastern Ukrainian battlegrounds going into Wednesday, a day of commemoration in both countries to mark the anniversary of Hitler's invasion of...

Russia Pushes to Seize Chemical Plant in Severodonetsk as Ukraine Detains Suspected Spies

Russia intensified its offensive to take a chemical plant that serves as the last bastion for Ukrainian forces, as Ukraine pledged to continue its defense of the strategic eastern city and said it...

Everything is on fire': Ukraine region weathers bombardment

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian attacks laid down a curtain of fire Tuesday across areas of eastern Ukraine where pockets of resistance are denying Moscow full military control of the region, almost...

Russia Pushes to Seize Chemical Plant in Severodonetsk

Russia intensified its major offensive to take a chemical plant that serves as the last bastion for Ukrainian forces, as Ukraine vowed to continue its defense of the strategic eastern city and...

Zelenskiy defiant as Russia intensifies attacks in east, seizes territory

By Natalia Zinets and Oleksandr Kozhukhar KYIV -Ukraine acknowledged difficulties in fighting in its east as Russian forces captured territory and intensified pressure on two cities ahead of an...

It's just hell there': Russia still pounds eastern Ukraine

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia’s military machine persevered in its ferocious effort to grind down Ukraine’s defenses Monday, as the war’s consequences for food and fuel supplies increasingly weighed...

Ukraine Intensifies Strikes Against Russian-Controlled Areas

Part of the Azot chemical plant in Severodonetsk, eastern Ukraine, was on fire Saturday after a strike on the compound. The plant is one of the largest in the world, making up about a third of the...

Russia's war in Ukraine: Live updates

The Ukrainian military's defense in the eastern region is growing more difficult as Russia continues to target the Azot chemical plant in Severodonetsk, where 500 civilians are said to be...

Mariupol Deja Vu: Ukraine Fighters & Civilians Trapped In Besieged Severodonetsk Chemical Plant

Mariupol Deja Vu: Ukraine Fighters & Civilians Trapped In Besieged Severodonetsk Chemical Plant In an echo of the prior fall of Mariupol, Ukraine rejected a Wednesday Kremlin...

Ukraine pleads for more weapons as European leaders expected in Kyiv

By Natalia Zinets KYIV - Ukraine said it urgently needed more weapons to fend off Russian advances in the south and the east, an appeal aimed at the West as the leaders of Germany, France and...

Russia-Ukraine war: what we know on day 113 of the invasion

Ukraine defies Russian ultimatum to surrender Sievierodonetsk as hundreds remain trapped in bunkers beneath chemical plant

Russia targets ammunitions depot in western Ukraine

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The Russian military said Wednesday that it used long-range missiles to destroy a depot in the western Lviv region of Ukraine where ammunition for NATO-supplied weapons was...

Marchant wins Republican primary for Nevada's top elections post

WASHINGTON - Jim Marchant, who falsely claims the 2020 election was stolen from former President Donald Trump, won the Republican primary election for Nevada secretary of state, Edison Research...

Abortions in U.S. rise, reversing a 30-year trend, new data show

By Sharon Bernstein - Abortions performed in the United States increased by 8% during the three years ending in 2020, reversing a 30-year trend of declining numbers, according to data released on...

Russia tells Ukraine to lay down arms in Sievierodonetsk battle

Russia told Ukrainian forces holed up in a chemical plant in the embattled city of Sievierodonetsk to lay down their arms by early Wednesday, pressing its advantage in the battle for control of...

Ukraine's need for more weapons major focus as defense ministers meet

By Idrees Ali, Robin Emmott and Mike Stone BRUSSELS/WASHINGTON - Dozens of defense ministers from NATO and other parts of the world are expected to discuss weapon deliveries to Ukraine on...

Russia tells Ukraine to lay down arms in Sievierodonetsk battle

By Natalia Zinets KYIV - Russia told Ukrainian forces holed up in a chemical plant in embattled Sievierodonetsk to lay down their arms by early Wednesday as it fights to maintain momentum in its...

Ukraine and Russia: What you need to know right now

- Ukraine said its forces were holding out inside Sievierodonetsk and trying to evacuate civilians, after Russia destroyed the last bridge to the devastated eastern city in a potential turning...

Russian Forces Destroy Last Bridge to Key Eastern Ukrainian City

Severodonetsk has been a recent focus of fighting between Ukrainian and Russian forces. Severodonetsk is located in the eastern part of the Donetsk region of Ukraine. The area has been the focus...

Russians control 80% of contested city in eastern Ukraine

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — Sievierodonetsk, the main focus of the fighting in eastern Ukraine in recent weeks, isn't yet blocked off by Russian troops even though they control about 80% of the city and...

Russia destroys the last bridge to Sievierdonetsk, cutting off Ukrainian defenders and Russian advance

Russian forces and artillery have pushed Ukrainian defenders out of the center of Sievierodonetsk, one of Ukraine's last strongholds in eastern Luhansk province, and damaged the third and final...

Evacuations "impossible" after all 3 bridges to key Ukrainian city Severodonetsk destroyed

All three bridges to Severodonetsk have been destroyed following days of Russian shelling in the last remaining major city in the Luhansk region of the Donbas still under Ukrainian control, the...

Russian Forces Expand Control of Strategic City Severodonetsk

In a scenario similar to the battle for Mariupol, a large number of Ukrainian troops in Severodonetsk are holding out near the city’s Azot chemical plant, but reinforcements have been effectively...

Russia Seizes Severodonetsk Center as Ukraine War Turns in Putin's Favor

Hundreds of civilians, including 40 children, are sheltering in the city's Azot chemical plant, according to the Luhansk governor.

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