Ukraine increases pressure on retreating Russian troops

KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian troops have increased pressure on retreating russian forces on Tuesday, launching a counteroffensive that has produced major gains and a stunning blow to Moscow’s military prestige. As the advance continued, Ukraine’s border guard services said the army took control of Vovchansk, a city just 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Russia … Read more

Russian forces withdraw amid Ukrainian counteroffensive

Kyiv, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian troops successfully pushed their swift counteroffensive in the northeastern part of the country on Sunday, even as a nuclear power plant in the Russian-occupied south shut down completely in an attempt to avert a radiation disaster. while the fighting was going on. near. Kyiv’s move to recapture Russian-occupied areas in … Read more

Russia announces troop withdrawal from Ukraine’s Kharkiv area

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The Russian Defense Ministry announced Saturday that it was withdrawing troops from two areas in Ukraine’s eastern Kharkiv region, where a Ukrainian counteroffensive made significant gains last week. The news came after days of apparent Ukrainian advances south of Kharkiv, the country’s second-largest city, in what could become the biggest battlefield … Read more

Ukraine recovers some territory; nuclear plant in danger

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian forces scored another success Friday in their counteroffensive against Russian forces in the country’s east, seizing control of a sizeable village and moving toward a major transportation junction. The top US diplomat and NATO chief noted progress but warned the war is likely to drag on for months. Ukrainian President … Read more

Blinken in Kyiv reveals $2 billion in US military aid to Europe

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken paid an unannounced visit to Kyiv Thursday as the Biden administration announced major new military aid worth more than $2.8 billion to Ukraine. and other European countries. countries threatened by Russia. In meetings with senior Ukrainian officials, including President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Blinken said the Biden … Read more

UN agency calls for security zone around Ukraine nuclear plant

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The U.N. atomic watchdog agency on Tuesday urged Russia and Ukraine to establish a “nuclear security and protection zone” around the Zaporizhzhia power plant amid growing fears that the fighting could trigger a catastrophe in a country still marked by the Chernobyl Disaster. “We are playing with fire and something very, … Read more

UN inspectors target Ukraine nuclear plant in war zone

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A team of UN inspectors headed toward Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine Wednesday on a dangerous and long-sought mission to safeguard the site and prevent catastrophe from the fighting raging around them. Underscoring the danger, Kyiv and Moscow again accused each other of shelling the area around the compound overnight. … Read more

22 killed in Ukraine Independence Day attack

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces launched a rocket attack on a Ukrainian train station Wednesday on the beleaguered country’s Independence Day, killing 22 people, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said after warning for days that Moscow could try “something particularly cruel” this week. The deadly attack took place in Chaplyne, a town of about 3,500 people … Read more

Ukraine fears intensifying attacks around national holiday

Kyiv, Ukraine (AP) — The sense of fear deepened in Ukraine on Tuesday amid warnings that Russia could try to mar the country’s Independence Day holiday and mark the six-year anniversary of the war with intensified attacks. the The United States reinforced the concern with a security alert citing “reports that Russia is intensifying its … Read more

Ukraine: Kyiv displays captured tanks on Independence Day as Ukrainians eye Russia warily

Kyiv, Ukraine CNN — Ukraine’s Independence Day, which on Wednesday marks 31 years since the country broke with the Soviet Unionit will be a grim affair as officials warn that Russia may carry out missile attacks on Ukrainian cities. While previous years have been marked by celebrations and parades, Wednesday’s commemoration comes exactly six months … Read more