Ukraine pressures retreating Russian troops

KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian troops have pressured retreating Russian forces Tuesday, pressing a counteroffensive that produced major gains and a blow to Moscow’s military prestige. As the advance continued, Ukraine’s border guard service said the army had taken control of Vovchansk – a town just 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Russia seized on the … Read more

Ukraine recovers territory; nuclear power plant in peril

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian forces on Friday claimed yet another success in their counteroffensive against Russian forces in the east of the country, taking control of a major village and moving toward a major transportation hub. The US diplomat and NATO chief noted the progress but warned the war could drag on for months. … Read more

IAEA team heads to Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant

Join now for FREE unlimited access to Register KYIV, Aug 31 (Reuters) – A team from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) left the Ukrainian capital on Wednesday for the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant to inspect the damage after nearby shelling raised fears of a radioactive disaster. Russian forces captured the factory shortly after … Read more

EU divided over visa bans for Russian tourists

PRAGUE, Aug 30 (Reuters) – Germany and France have issued a joint warning against banning tourist visas for Russians, saying such a move, advocated by other European Union member states, will would be counterproductive. The split over tourist visas will be the focus of a meeting of the bloc’s foreign ministers in Prague on Tuesday … Read more

US to send $3 billion in aid to Ukraine as war drags on for 6 months

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Russia’s war on Ukraine drags on, U.S. security assistance turns into a longer-term campaign that will likely keep more U.S. military troops in Europe in the future. , including imminent plans to announce approximately $3 billion in additional aid. training and equipping Ukrainian forces to fight for years, US officials said. … Read more

Finland asks the question: can a prime minister party like a rock star?

HELSINKI (AP) — In a leaked video, Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin is seen dancing and singing with friends at a private party. The 36-year-old leader poses for the camera. She is sitting on her knees, her hands behind her head. She is entangled in a group hug. She is having a good time. Countless … Read more

Ukrainian Zelenskyy talks with UN chief and Turkish leader

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — As a potential power broker, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will use his first visit to Ukraine since the war began nearly six months ago to seek ways to expand exports grain from Europe’s breadbasket to the world’s needy. UN Secretary-General António Guterres will use his visit to focus on tackling … Read more

On Navy Day, Putin Says US Is Russia’s Main Threat

SAINT-PETERSBURG, Russia, July 31 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin on Sunday signed a new naval doctrine that makes the United States Russia’s main rival and defines Russia’s global maritime ambitions in crucial areas such as the Arctic and the Black Sea. Speaking at Russian Navy Day in the former imperial capital of Saint Petersburg founded … Read more