Steven Seagal visits Donbas, pushes Kremlin propaganda

Hollywood star Steven Seagal pushed Kremlin propaganda on a trip this week to the Donbas region in eastern Ukraine, claiming that US-supplied HIMARS rockets caused the blast last month that killed more than 50 Ukrainian prisoners of war. The “Under Siege” star, who was granted Russian citizenship in 2016 and supported Vladimir Putin’s annexation of … Read more

Russian forces begin assault on two eastern Ukraine cities

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces began an assault Saturday on two key cities in the eastern Donetsk region and kept up rocket and shelling attacks on other Ukrainian cities, including one close to Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, Ukraine’s military and local officials said . Both cities of Bakhmut and Avdiivka have been considered … Read more

US says Russia aims to fabricate evidence in prison deaths

WASHINGTON (AP) — US officials believe Russia is working to fabricate evidence concerning last week’s deadly strike on prison housing prisoners of war in a separatist region of eastern Ukraine. US intelligence officials have determined that Russia is looking to plant false evidence to make it appear that Ukrainian forces were responsible for the July … Read more

Red Cross requests access to Ukraine prison after POWS die

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia launched nighttime attacks on several cities, Ukrainian officials said Saturday as they and Moscow blamed each other for the deaths of dozens of Ukrainian prisoners of war in a separatist-controlled area of ​​the country’s east. The International Red Cross asked to visit the prison to make sure the wounded had … Read more

US envoy: Russia intends to dissolve Ukraine from world map

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The US ambassador to the United Nations said Friday there should no longer be any doubt that Russia intends to dismantle Ukraine “and dissolves it from the world map entirely.” Linda Thomas-Greenfield told the UN Security Council that the United States is seeing growing signs that Russia is laying the groundwork … Read more

Russia, Ukraine trade blame for shelling of POW prison

KYIV, captured on Ukraine FridayAP accused each other of shelling in a separatist eastern region that reportedly killed dozens of Ukrainian prisoners of war who were after the fall of Mariupol in May. Russia said that Ukraine used US-supplied HIMARS multiple rocket launchers in the attack on the prison in Olenivka, in the Russian-controlled Donetsk … Read more

Medic in heels commands respect on Ukraine’s front lines

DONETSK REGION (AP) — All over the Donetsk region, close to the front lines of Russia’s war in Ukraine, Nataliia Voronkova turns up at Ukrainian field positions and hospitals wearing high heels. A colleague bought her running shoes from her, but Voronkova gave them away. A helmet and a protective vest aren’t part of her … Read more

Reports identify two American volunteer soldiers killed in Ukraine

The two Americans killed by Russian fire in Ukraine a week ago were identified in reports over the weekend as Luke “Skywalker” Lucyszyn and Bryan Young. The volunteer soldiers were killed in the Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine on July 18, reportedly ambushed by Russian tanks, their commander Ruslan Miroshnichenko confirmed to Politico Sunday. Lucyszyn … Read more

‘The money is gone’: Evacuated Ukrainians forced to return

By CARA ANNA July 25, 2022 GMT https://apnews.com/article/russia-ukraine-donetsk-0b2664bd6f2658c70b63eebe26f7b9a1 POKROVSK, Ukraine (AP) — The missile’s impact flung the young woman against the fence so hard it splintered. Her mother dela found her dying on the bench beneath the pear tree where she’d enjoyed the afternoon. By the time her father arrived, she was gone. Anna Protsenko … Read more

Ukrainian forces strike key bridge in Russian-occupied south

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian forces struck and seriously damaged a bridge Wednesday that is key for supplying Russian troops in southern Ukraine, a regional official said, as Russian shelling killed civilians including a 13-year-old boy waiting at a bus stop in the battled country’s northeast. Moscow, meanwhile, made it clear that it wants to … Read more