Russia-Ukraine war

Donors fall well short of UN target for Syria aid

Donors fall well short of UN target for Syria aid

BRUSSELS (AP) — International donors on Tuesday pledged $6.7 billion to help Syrians and neighboring countries hosting refugees but fell well short of a UN target for assistance to millions of people from conflict-torn Syria who rely on aid to survive. European Union Neighborhood Commissioner Oliver Varhelyi acknowledged that the war in Ukraine and the …

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Russian envoy to Poland hit with red paint at war cemetery

Russian envoy to Poland hit with red paint at war cemetery

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Russia’s ambassador to Poland was splattered with red paint thrown at him by protesters opposed to the war in Ukrainepreventing him from paying respects on Monday at a Warsaw cemetery to Red Army soldiers who died during World War II. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova denounced the attack, saying that …

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Russia-Ukraine war: Azovstal troops say 'surrender not an option' |  Russia-Ukraine war News

Russia-Ukraine war: Azovstal troops say ‘surrender not an option’ | Russia-Ukraine war News

The pledge comes as the most senior Russian government official yet to set foot in Mariupol welcomes the ‘restoration of peace’ in ‘liberated’ cities. Ukrainian fighters holed up in underground bunkers in a vast steel mill in the southeastern city of Mariupol have pledged to continue to fight until the end as Russian forces kept …

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Dozens more civilians rescued from Ukrainian steel plant

Dozens more civilians rescued from Ukrainian steel plant

ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine (AP) — Dozens more civilians were rescued Friday from the tunnels under the besieged steel mill where Ukrainian fighters in Mariupol have been making their last stand to prevent Moscow’s complete takeover of the strategically important port city. Russian and Ukrainian officials said 50 people were evacuated from the Azovstal plant and handed …

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Jill Biden brings thanks, ketchup to US troops in Romania

Jill Biden brings thanks, ketchup to US troops in Romania

MIHAIL KOGALNICEANU AIR BASE, Romania (AP) — Delivering good cheer — and gallons of ketchup — Jill Biden on Friday thanked US troops deployed to Romania for serving as a check against Russian aggression as she opened a two-country European trip to learn about the refugee crisis caused by Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine. The US …

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Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko admits Russia's war 'drags on'

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko admits Russia’s war ‘drags on’

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Belarus’ authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko defended Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in an interview Thursday with The Associated Press, but he said he didn’t expect the 10-week-old conflict to “drag on this way.” He also spoke out against the use of nuclear weapons in Ukraine but wouldn’t say if Russian President Vladimir …

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Russia-Ukraine war: Civilians evacuate Mariupol's Azovstal plant |  Russia-Ukraine war News

Russia-Ukraine war: Civilians evacuate Mariupol’s Azovstal plant | Russia-Ukraine war News

Dozens of people, including women and children, have been evacuated from a steel plant in the pulverized city of Mariupol. Two groups of civilians left the residential area around the Azovstal steelworks – the last Ukrainian stronghold in the bombed-out ruins of the southern Ukrainian city – on Saturday, Russian news agencies reported citing the …

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Russia-Ukraine war: Civilians evacuate Mariupol's Azovstal plant |  Russia-Ukraine war News

Russia-Ukraine war: Civilians evacuate Mariupol’s Azovstal plant | Russia-Ukraine war News

Dozens of people have been evacuated from a steel plant in the pulverized city of Mariupol, including women and children. Two groups of civilians left the residential area around the Azovstal steelworks – the last Ukrainian stronghold in the bombed-out ruins of the southern Ukrainian city – on Saturday, Russian news agencies cited the defense …

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'A huge demand': Ukrainian women train to clear landmines

‘A huge demand’: Ukrainian women train to clear landmines

PEJA, Kosovo (AP) — Learning to identify and defuse explosives is something Anastasiia Minchukova never thought she would have to do as an English teacher in Ukraine. Yet there she was wearing a face shield, armed with a landmine detector and venturing into a field dotted with danger warnings. Russia’s war in Ukraine took Minchukova, …

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