Live updates: Russia-Ukraine war | AP News

Live updates: Russia-Ukraine war | AP News

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s national police says the death toll from a Russian missile strike on a convoy of cars on the outskirts of Zaporizhzha has risen to 30 people, including children. Police said 88 people were wounded in Friday’s S-300 missile attack on a column of vehicles that Ukrainian officials said were to … Read more

Russia vetoes UN resolution on Ukraine annexation, China abstains | Russia-Ukraine war News

Russia vetoes UN resolution on Ukraine annexation, China abstains | Russia-Ukraine war News

Russia has used its veto at the United Nations Security Council to scuttle a draft resolution that sought to condemn its annexations of Ukrainian territory. But even Moscow’s close friends China and India chose to abstain rather than vote against the resolution that condemned the Kremlin’s latest actions in Ukraine. United States ambassador to the UN … Read more

Putin signs treaties annexing Ukrainian regions

Putin signs treaties annexing Ukrainian regions

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin signed treaties Friday to annex occupied areas of Ukraine and said he would use “all available means” to protect the territory that Ukrainian and Western officials said Russia was claiming illegitimately and in violation of international law. In a speech preceding the treaty-signing ceremony, Putin urged Ukraine … Read more

CIA director: Manpower just one of Putin military’s problems

CIA director: Manpower just one of Putin military’s problems

CIA Director William Burns told CBS News on Tuesday that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to call up 300,000 reservists will not solve all of his problems in Ukraine, pointing to issues with training and logistical support. “His military has a lot of other problems, manpower is only one of them,” Burns told CBS’s Norah … Read more

Russia poised to annex occupied Ukraine after sham vote

Russia poised to annex occupied Ukraine after sham vote

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia was poised Wednesday to formally annex parts of Ukraine where occupied areas held a Kremlin-orchestrated “referendum” — denounced by Kyiv and the West as illegal and rigged — on living under Moscow’s rule. Armed troops had gone door-to-door with election officials to collect ballots in five days of voting. The … Read more

Russia prepares to annex occupied Ukraine despite outcry

Russia poised to annex occupied Ukraine after sham vote

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia stood poised Wednesday to formally annex parts of Ukraine after claiming that voters in areas where it has military control had overwhelmingly endorsed living under Moscow’s rule. Armed troops went door-to-door to collect ballots during five days of voting in Kremlin-organized referendums that asked if the occupied areas should become … Read more

Ukraine’s president: No talks with Putin if its land annexed

Ukraine’s president: No talks with Putin if its land annexed

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Ukraine’s president warned Tuesday that Russia’s just concluded “sham referendums” and attempts to annex Ukrainian territory rule out any talks with Moscow as long as Vladimir Putin remains president, and called for Russia’s “complete isolation” and tough new global sanctions. Speaking to the U.N. Security Council by video link over Russian … Read more

US officials speak with Danish counterparts about ‘apparent sabotage’ of Nord Stream pipelines

US officials speak with Danish counterparts about ‘apparent sabotage’ of Nord Stream pipelines

Top officials in the Biden administration on Tuesday evening spoke with their counterparts in Denmark to discuss what they called the “apparent sabotage” of two natural gas pipelines that run from Russia to Germany. White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan and Secretary of State Antony Blinken both said they spoke with their Danish counterparts … Read more

Zelensky calls to remove Russia from UN Security Council

Zelensky calls to remove Russia from UN Security Council

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky implored the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday to completely isolate Russia from the global peacekeeping body, as the majority of council members condemned Moscow for land-grabs of Ukrainian territory.  Zelensky addressed the council as Russia carries out referendums in occupied Ukrainian territory, which the U.S. and U.K. have warned are … Read more

Over 194,000 Russians flee call-up to neighboring countries

Over 194,000 Russians flee call-up to neighboring countries

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — It took Vsevolod four days to drive from Moscow to Russia’s southern border with Georgia. He had to abandon his car at one point and continue on foot. On Tuesday, he finally finished his 1,800-kilometer (1,100-mile) journey and crossed the frontier to escape being called up to fight in Russia’s war … Read more