Governor: Missiles in the western Ukrainian city kill 6

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) – Russian missile strikes on the western Ukrainian city of Lviv have killed six people and wounded another eight, the regional governor said. Maksym Kozytsky said there were four attacks, three of which hit military infrastructure facilities and one hit a tire repair shop. He said emergency teams were putting out fires … Read more

Russia strikes Mariupol, hitting other cities in Ukraine

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) – Russian forces hit a huge steel plant holding the last pocket of resistance Sunday in Mariupol, a city in southern Ukraine that has been under siege for six weeks and whose capture would help Moscow plan a full-scale offensive in the east of the country. When the last Ukrainian fighters in … Read more

Russia attacks Ukraine’s big cities, strikes down Mariupol

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) – Russian forces renewed missile attacks on Kiev and intensified shelling of Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second largest city, in an apparent strategy to hamper Ukraine’s defense in preparation for what is expected to be a full-scale Russian attack in the east. These attacks and others scattered across the country were an explosive reminder … Read more

Live updates | Russians attacked 8 Ukrainian cities, hit depot

KYIV, Ukraine – Russian forces shelled an oil refinery in the Ukrainian city of Lysychansk on Saturday and a large fire broke out, a regional governor reported. Luhansk regional governor Serhiy Haidai said this was not the first time the refinery had been targeted, and accused the Russians of trying to “exhaust” local emergency services. … Read more

The Ukraine war is far from over as Russia renews its attacks in Kiev

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) – Russian forces resumed widespread attacks on Kiev, western Ukraine and beyond on Saturday in an explosive reminder to Ukrainians and their Western supporters that the entire country remains threatened despite Russia’s focus on launching a new offensive in the east. Worn by the loss of its flagship in the Black Sea … Read more

Over 900 civilians died around Kiev, Russia promises new attacks

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) – Indignant at what it called Ukrainian attack on Russian territory and after the astonishing loss of its flagship in the Black Sea, Moscow threatened renewed missile attacks on Kiev, where authorities said the bodies of more than 900 civilians were found outside capital. Most had been shot and killed, police said, … Read more

Ukraine war weighs on Pope’s Good Friday Colosseum ritual

ROME (AP) – The war in Ukraine erupted over the traditional Good Friday Colosseum procession in Rome, after the Vatican’s choice of a Russian woman to share the cross with a Ukrainian woman had angered Ukrainians. In an apparent attempt to quell the objections, when the time came for the two women working together at … Read more

Police: More than 900 civilian bodies found in Kyiv region

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) – More than 900 civilian bodies have been discovered in the region around the Ukrainian capital after the withdrawal of Russian forces – most of them fatally shot, police said Friday, indicating that many people “were simply executed.” The shocking figures emerged shortly after Russia’s Defense Ministry promised to escalate missile attacks … Read more

The port of Ukraine Mariupol withstands all odds

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) – During the relentless bombardment and a Russian blockade, the main port of Mariupol endures, but weapons and supplies are lacking could weaken the resistance that has thwarted the Kremlin’s plans for invasion. More than six weeks after the Russian siege began, Ukrainian troops continue to fight the far superior Russian forces … Read more

Live updates | Officials: 2 dead after rocket fire down

KYIV, Ukraine – Two civilians died of shrapnel wounds after a rocket was fired near the southern Ukrainian city of Kakhovka, according to a Facebook post published by Kakhovka’s municipal authorities the same day. “It was not a peaceful morning in Kakhovka. Five civilian residents with injuries were admitted to Kakhovka Municipal Hospital. Two killed, … Read more