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Russia deceives foreigners to work, fight on Ukraine front lines, analysts say

In Telangana state, India, a man is desperately trying to get his brother back from the front lines in Ukraine after he was duped into working for Russia during its invasion of the country. Experts explain why Russia is using…

Japanese PM to US lawmakers: US does not have to confront global challenges alone

Washington —  Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida told U.S. lawmakers Thursday the United States does not have to confront serious global challenges alone, saying Tokyo is upgrading its military capabilities to support its ally. In a joint meeting of the…

Kyiv asks allies for help against alleged Russian abuse of Ukrainian POWs

Washington —  While the debates around the U.S. aid to Ukraine focus on military assistance, Kyiv is asking Washington for support in another crucial area — locating POWs and civilian hostages held in Russia and their rehabilitation after they return…

‘Grandfather’ and ‘Mix’: Two Ukrainian mortarmen share their stories

A volunteer fighter from western Ukraine who goes by call sign Grandfather, and his commander from Crimea, known as Mix, are fighting shoulder to shoulder in Donbas. Anna Kosstutschenko met with the two men on the front lines of the…

Ukraine’s parliament passes controversial law to boost conscripts, fill army ranks

KYIV, Ukraine —  Ukraine’s parliament passed a law on Thursday that will govern how the country recruits new conscripts, following months of delay and after thousands of amendments were submitted to water down the initial draft. Lawmakers dragged their feet…

Zelenskyy calls for action, not ‘lengthy discussions’ on Ukraine military aid after widespread Russian attack

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called Thursday for action in providing his country with military aid, especially air defense systems, after a night of Russian aerial attacks that the Ukrainian military said included 42 missiles and 40 drones. “If Russian missiles…

Top US general warns Ukraine on brink of being overrun by Russia

WASHINGTON —  The tenacity of Ukrainian troops will soon be no match for Russia’s manpower and missiles should U.S. lawmakers fail to approve additional security assistance for Ukraine, the top American general in Europe told lawmakers, part of a stark…

US restricts trade with companies tied to drones used by Russia, Houthis

WASHINGTON —  The United States restricted trade with five companies on Wednesday that it said help produce and procure drones for use by Russia in Ukraine and by Iran-backed Houthis in Red Sea shipping attacks. The companies from Russia and…

Ukrainian civilians help build up their country’s drone fleet

Inexpensive first-person view – or radio controlled – drones have become a powerful weapon in Ukraine’s war against Russian invaders. As the country presses the West for more military aid, many Ukrainian civilians are stepping in to help by making…

Ukraine says Russian drone attacks targeted energy infrastructure

Ukrainian officials said Wednesday that Russia targeted the country with 17 aerial drones, two cruise missiles and a ballistic missile. Ukraine’s air force said it shot down 14 of the drones, with the intercepts taking place over the Mykolaiv and…