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 … Read more

Still Doing Business in Russia? Good Luck Renewing Your Insurance

The Port of Vladivostok, Russia, March 5. Photo: Yuri Smityuk / TASS / Zuma Press More than 750 Western companies have left Russia since it invaded Ukraine. Some had no choice because their sectors fall under Western sanctions. Others have left voluntarily and have been hailed for standing for democracy. Their departure may have another, … Read more

Ukrainians plead for Mariupol rescue; Russian advance crawls

KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) – Ukrainian forces fought Saturday to hold off a Russian advance aimed at capturing an eastern industrial region along with Ukraine’s last holdout in the southern city of Mairupol, where fighters and civilians hiding under a heavily damaged steel mill endure agonizing conditions. The United Nations continued trying to broker an evacuation … Read more

Chechen Soldiers in Bucha Civilian Massacre Accused of Killing Russian Comrades

BUCHA, Ukraine — Ihor Yuschenko, 61, a former colonel in the Ukrainian Armed Forces who once served as the deputy chief of staff of ground forces in the Donbas in eastern Ukraine, watched in horror as a war crime took place right outside his window in broad daylight. According to Yuschenko, a column of Russian … Read more

Explosions rock Kyiv again as Russians rain fire on Ukraine

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) – Russia pounded targets from practically one end of Ukraine to the other Thursday, including Kyiv, bombing the city while the head of the United Nations was visiting in the boldest attack on the capital since Moscow’s forces retreated weeks ago. Several people were wounded in the attack on Kyiv, including one … Read more

Russia releases US Marine vet as part of prisoner exchange

WASHINGTON (AP) – Russia and the United States have carried out an unexpected prisoner exchange in a time of high tensions, trading a Marine veteran jailed by Moscow for a convicted Russian drug trafficker serving a long prison sentence in America. The deal announced by both countries involving Trevor Reed, an American imprisoned for nearly … Read more

Ukraine war far from over as Russia renews strikes in Kyiv

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) – Russian forces resumed scattered attacks on Kyiv, western Ukraine and beyond Saturday in an explosive reminder to Ukrainians and their Western supporters that the whole country remains under threat despite Russia’s pivot toward mounting a new offensive in the east. Stung by the loss of its Black Sea flagship and indignant … Read more

Russia loses warship, says attacks on Kyiv will increase

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) – A day after Moscow suffered a stinging symbolic defeat with the loss of the flagship of its Black Sea fleet, Russia’s Defense Ministry promised Friday to ramp up missile attacks on Ukrainian capital in response to Ukraine’s alleged military “diversions on Russian territory.” The threat of intensified attacks on Kyiv came … Read more

Ukrainian defenders dig in as Russia lines up more firepower

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) – Ukrainian forces dug in while Russia lined up more firepower Sunday and tapped a decorated general to take centralized control of the war ahead of a potentially decisive showdown in eastern Ukraine that could start within days. Experts said the next phase of the battle may begin with a full-scale offensive. … Read more

Russian media campaign falsely claims Bucha deaths are fakes

WASHINGTON (AP) – As gruesome videos and photos of bodies emerge from the Kyiv suburb of Bucha, Kremlin-backed media are denouncing them as an elaborate hoax – a narrative that journalists in Ukraine have shown to be false. Denouncing news as fake or spreading false reports to sow confusion and undermine its adversaries are tactics … Read more