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Russia says it shot down 60 Ukrainian drones

MOSCOW —  Russian officials said on Sunday that Ukraine fired nine U.S. ATACMS at Crimea and attacked Russian regions with at least 60 drones in a major attack which forced one oil refinery in southern Russia to halt operations. Russian…

Ukraine, Russia trade blame for targeting civilians in residential areas

Ukraine accused Russia of potential war crimes Saturday, saying their shelling targeted civilians in residential areas of two cities in northeastern Ukraine. In the first case, a Russian airstrike wounded six people, including two teens and a child in the…

Zelenskyy warns Russia could step up offensive: AFP interview

Kyiv, Ukraine —  Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in an interview with AFP on Friday warned Russia could intensify its offensive and said Kyiv would only accept a “fair peace” despite the West’s calls for a quick solution. Zelenskyy also repeated…

Moscow blames West for Ukraine’s long-range weapon strikes inside Russia

Russia’s Foreign Ministry accused Western nations Friday of “playing with fire” by allowing Ukraine to use the long-range rockets and weapons they had supplied to strike targets inside Russia. “Once again, we should like to unequivocally warn Washington, London, Brussels…

Family of captured Mariupol defender long for his return

For two years, the fiancee and family of a Mariupol defender have been waiting for him to return home. They haven’t heard from him since May 2022. His comrades say he’s alive and being held in Russian territory. From Khmelnytskyi,…

Ukraine hits Russia in overnight drone wave; 2 dead

MOSCOW —  Ukraine launched a wave of drones at Russia and the annexed Crimea peninsula overnight, killing two people, including a child, and setting an oil refinery ablaze, officials said Friday. The attack was Ukraine’s largest aerial offensive in weeks…

Russia sees ‘window of opportunity’ as Ukrainian forces await US weapons

LONDON —  Russian forces are expanding their attacks on Ukrainian border settlements close to the northeastern city of Kharkiv, opening up a new front in the war, as Kyiv struggles to hold off a renewed Russian offensive. Speaking Thursday on…

Russia sees ‘window of opportunity’ as Ukrainian forces await US weapons

Russian forces are expanding their attacks on Ukrainian border settlements close to the northeastern city of Kharkiv, opening up a new front in the war. With U.S. and European weapons finally due to arrive on the front lines in the…

Zelenskyy visits Kharkiv amid Russian offensive

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said he traveled Thursday to the northeastern city of Kharkiv to meet with military officials amid a Russian offensive in the region. Zelenskyy said on Telegram that the situation in Kharkiv is extremely difficult, but generally…

Xi hosts Putin for Beijing talks

Chinese President Xi Jinping hosted Russian President Vladimir Putin for talks Thursday in Beijing, the start of a two-day visit by the Russian leader. Ahead of the trip, the Kremlin said Xi and Putin would “have a detailed discussion on…