• Russia-Ukraine War September 23, 2022 1:23 pm

    Russian Men Join Exodus, Fearing Call-Up to Fight in Ukraine

    Military-aged men have joined an exodus from Russia on the second full day of a partial military mobilization.

  • Russia-Ukraine War September 22, 2022 6:30 pm

    Tears and Hugs for Russians Called Up to Fight in Ukraine

    Russia escalated its military and political campaign Thursday to capture Ukrainian territory, rounding up Russian army reservists to fight, preparing votes on annexing occupied areas and launching new deadly attacks. A day after President Vladimir Putin ordered a partial mobilization to bolster his troops in Ukraine, dramatic scenes of tearful families bidding farewell to men departing from military mobilization centers…

  • Russia-Ukraine War September 22, 2022 2:59 pm

    One Day After Zelenskyy Speech, US, Russia Square Off at UN

    The United States has made its case at the U.N. Security Council for why Russia should face further censure and isolation over the Ukraine invasion. It comes the day after Ukraine’s president laid out a forceful case against Russia’s invasion at the United Nations. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke to Security Council members, detailing allegations of war crimes...

  • Russia-Ukraine War September 21, 2022 8:17 pm

    Zelenskyy Vows Ukraine Will Win as Russia Redoubles Effort

    Ukraine’s president has implored the world to punish Russia for its invasion. He vowed his forces would win back every inch of territory despite Moscow’s decision to redouble its war effort. In a much-anticipated video address to the U.N. General Assembly hours after Russia announced it would mobilize some reservists, Volodymyr Zelenskyy portrayed the declaration as evidence the Kremlin wasn’t...

  • Russia-Ukraine War September 21, 2022 3:13 pm

    Russians Rush for Flights Out Amid Partial Reservist Call-Up

    Large numbers of Russians have rushed to book one-way tickets out of the country after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a partial mobilization of military reservists for the war in Ukraine. Flights filled up quickly and the prices of airline tickets skyrocketed on Wednesday, apparently driven by fears that Russia’s borders could soon close. Tickets for the Moscow-Belgrade flights operated...

  • Russia-Ukraine War September 20, 2022 5:10 pm

    4 Ukrainian Regions Schedule Votes This Week to Join Russia

    The separatist leaders of four Russian-controlled areas of Ukraine say they are planning to hold referendums this week for the territories to become part of Russia as Moscow loses ground in the war it launched. The votes will be held in the Luhansk, Kherson and partly Russian-controlled Zaporizhzhia and Donetsk regions. The announcement of the balloting starting Friday came after...

  • Russia-Ukraine War September 19, 2022 7:51 pm

    Ukraine Warns of ‘Nuclear Terrorism' After Strike Near Plant

    A Russian missile has blasted a crater close to a nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine, damaging nearby industrial equipment but not hitting its three reactors. Ukrainian authorities denounced Monday’s attack as an act of “nuclear terrorism.” Ukraine’s nuclear operator said the missile struck within 300 meters (328 yards) of reactors at South Ukraine Nuclear Power Plant. The strike followed...

  • Russia-Ukraine War September 16, 2022 5:38 pm

    Ukrainian President: Burial Site Contains Torture Victims

    Investigators searching through a mass burial site in Ukraine have found evidence that some of the dead were tortured, including bodies with broken limbs and ropes around their necks. That’s according to Ukrainian President Volodymr Zelenskyy, who spoke Friday. The site near Izium was recently recaptured from Russian forces. It appears to be one of the largest of its kind...

  • Russia-Ukraine War September 16, 2022 1:20 am

    Ukrainian President: Mass Grave Found Near Recaptured City

    Ukrainian authorities have found a mass burial site near a recaptured northeastern city previously occupied by Russian forces. President Volodymyr Zelenskyy announced the discovery late Thursday in his nightly address to the nation. The grave was found close to Izium in the Kharkiv region. Associated Press journalists saw the site in a forest. Amid the trees were hundreds of graves...

  • Russia-Ukraine War September 13, 2022 6:08 pm

    Ukrainian Troops Keep Up Pressure on Fleeing Russian Forces

    Ukrainian troops are piling pressure on retreating Russian forces, pressing deeper into occupied territory and sending more Kremlin troops fleeing ahead of their counteroffensive. The advance has inflicted a stunning blow on Moscow’s military prestige. As the push continued Tuesday, Ukraine’s border guard services said the army took control of Vovchansk — a town just 3 kilometers (2 miles) from...

  • Russia-Ukraine War September 11, 2022 4:57 pm

    Russia Hits Power Stations After Ukraine Counteroffensive

    Russia attacked power stations and other infrastructure, causing widespread outages across Ukraine as Kyiv’s forces pressed a swift counteroffensive that has driven Moscow’s troops out of swaths of territory it had occupied in the northeast. The bombardment ignited a massive fire at a power station on Kharkiv’s western outskirts and killed at least one person, and President Volodymyr Zelenskyy denounced...

  • Russia-Ukraine War September 10, 2022 4:27 pm

    Russia Announces Troop Pullback From Ukraine's Kharkiv Area

    Russia’s Defense Ministry says it’s pulling back forces from two areas in Ukraine’s Kharkiv region where a Ukrainian counteroffensive has made significant advances in the past week. A Defense Ministry spokesman says the troops will be regrouped from Balakliya and Izyum to the eastern Donetsk region. Izyum was a major base for Russian forces in the northeastern Kharkiv region. Ukrainian...

  • Russia-Ukraine War September 9, 2022 3:52 pm

    Ukraine Claws Back Some Territory; Nuclear Plant in Peril

    Ukrainian forces on Friday claimed new success in their counteroffensive against Russian forces in the country’s east, taking control of a sizeable village and pushing toward an important transport junction. The United States’ top diplomat and the head of NATO noted the advances, but cautioned that the war is likely to drag on for months. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy...

  • Russia-Ukraine War August 25, 2022 8:09 pm

    Putin Orders Major Buildup of Russia's Military Following Heavy Losses in Ukraine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin appears to be moving to replenish the depleted ranks of the Russian military by ordering a 13% increase in the country’s troop strength by Jan. 1. Russian forces have suffered heavy losses in six months of bloody warfare in Ukraine and may be preparing for a long, grinding fight.

  • Russia-Ukraine War August 19, 2022 6:13 pm

    US Announces New Military Aid, Drones for Ukraine

    The U.S. says it will give Ukraine 15 Scan Eagle surveillance drones, 40 mine-resistant vehicles, 2,000 anti-armor rounds and howitzer weapons to help Ukrainian forces regain territory and mount a counter-offensive against Russian invaders. A senior defense official says the new $775 million aid package will help Ukraine troops move forward in the south and east, where Russian forces have...

  • Russia-Ukraine War August 2, 2022 5:08 pm

    Putin's Rumored Girlfriend Hit With Latest U.S. Sanctions

    A new round of U.S. sanctions targeting Russian elites includes a woman named in news reports as Vladimir Putin’s longtime romantic partner.

  • Vladimir Putin July 28, 2022 8:13 pm

    US Offers $10M Reward for Russian Election Interference Information

    The State Department has offered a $10 million reward for information about Russian interference in American elections, including a close associate of Russian President Vladimir Putin and a troll farm that officials say fueled a divisive social media campaign in 2016.

  • Russia-Ukraine War July 3, 2022 7:17 pm

    Russia Claims Control of Pivotal Eastern Ukrainian City

    Russia has claimed control over the last Ukrainian stronghold in an eastern province that is key to achieving a major goal of its invasion. But Ukraine’s president said the fight for the city of Lysychansk was ongoing.

  • Russia-Ukraine War June 30, 2022 2:14 pm

    Treasury Blocks $1 Billion Trust Owned by Russian Oligarch

    The Treasury Department said Thursday it has blocked a $1 billion Delaware-based trust connected to sanctioned Russian oligarch Suleiman Abusaidovich Kerimov. The move comes after the U.S. seized a $325 million superyacht — the 348-foot-long Amadea — tied to Kerimov earlier this month. The size of the trust and the complexity of the investigation made this a unique case, according…

  • Russia-Ukraine War June 17, 2022 7:44 pm

    Russian Superyacht Amadea Arrives in Honolulu From Fiji

    A Russian-owned superyacht seized by the United States arrived in Honolulu Harbor on Thursday flying an American flag. The U.S. last week won a legal battle in Fiji to take the $325 million vessel and immediately sailed it to Hawaii. The FBI has linked the Amadea to the Russian oligarch Suleiman Kerimov. The U.S. said Kerimov secretly bought the...

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