Russia-Ukraine war

Latvia, Estonia leave China-backed East Europe forum

Latvia, Estonia leave China-backed East Europe forum

BEIJING (AP) — Latvia and Estonia say they have left a Chinese-backed forum aimed at boosting relations with Eastern European countries, in what appears to be a new setback for China’s increasingly assertive diplomacy. The move follows China’s boosting of its relations with Russia, whose invasion of Ukraine is seen as a possible first step …

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What happens if Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant explodes? | Russia-Ukraine war News

EXPLAIN While an explosion is not impossible, experts say the greatest concern is in the leak of radiation that could come as a result of the Russia-Ukraine war. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has raised alarms about the shelling that is taking place at the Russian-controlled Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine, saying the …

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Ukraine says 9 Russian warplanes destroyed in Crimea blasts

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s air force said Wednesday that nine Russian warplanes were destroyed in a deadly string of explosions at an air base in Crimea, amid speculation the blasts were the result of a Ukrainian attack that would represent a significant escalation in the war. Russia denied any aircraft were damaged in Tuesday’s …

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Shrouded in secrecy for years, Russia’s Wagner Group opens up | Russia-Ukraine war News

On paper, the Wagner Group, a Russian network providing fighters for hire, does not exist. It does not file tax returns, its alleged backers deny any connection to it and officially, private military companies (PMCs) are illegal in Russia. “Mercenaries have no official status, so they don’t have the same rights or guarantees as an …

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Large rock explosions Russian military air base in Crimea

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

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US pledges $1 billion more rockets, other arms for Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration said Monday it was shipping its biggest yet direct delivery of weapons to Ukraine as that country prepares for a potentially decisive counteroffensive in the south against Russia, sending $1 billion in rockets, ammunition and other material to Ukraine from Defense Department stockpiles. The new US arms shipment would …

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In the face of Russian attacks, what motivates Ukrainian troops? | Russia-Ukraine war News

Kyiv, Ukraine – Irina Muzychiuk may not always agree with the decisions her commanding officers make on the battlefield. But the former literature teacher, who volunteered to fight pro-Moscow separatists in 2014 and now serves in the sun-parched steppes of southern Ukraine, remains focused on the main goal – Russia’s defeat. “I consider self-sacrifice and …

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Ukrainian resistance grows in Russian-occupied areas

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — In a growing challenge to Russia’s grip on occupied areas of southeastern Ukraine, guerrilla forces loyal to Kyiv are killing pro-Moscow officials, blowing up bridges and trains, and helping the Ukrainian military by identifying key targets. The spreading resistance has eroded Kremlin control of those areas and threatened its plans to …

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Russian disinformation spreading in new ways despite bans

WASHINGTON (AP) — After Russia invaded Ukraine last February, the European Union moved to block RT and Sputnik, two of the Kremlin’s top channels for spreading propaganda and misinformation about the war. Nearly six months later, the number of sites pushing that same content has exploded as Russia found ways to evade the ban. They’ve …

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