Captive medic’s bodycam shows firsthand horror of Mariupol

By VASILISA STEPANENKO and LORI HINNANT May 19, 2022 GMT https://apnews.com/article/mariupol-medic-body-camera-036cf9f28180e9525760d68bddbe4ee4 KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — A celebrated Ukrainian medic recorded her time in Mariupol on a data card no bigger than a thumbnail, smuggled out to the world in a tampon. Now she is in Russian hands, at a time when Mariupol itself is on … Read more

AP PHOTOS: 10 weeks in Ukraine, making images hard to forget

May 15, 2022 GMT https://apnews.com/article/russia-ukraine-kharkiv-9303c5f705cc5775fb902ed835a49dbb KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — The bodies of Russian soldiers, some horribly disfigured. Relatives weeping over the dead, some killed because they were in the wrong place at the wrong time. And always, the thousands of Ukrainians fleeing horrific destruction as their cities and villages came under bombardment. These are the … Read more

Ukraine: Russians withdraw from around Kharkiv, batter east

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian troops are withdrawing from around Ukraine’s second-largest city after bombarding it for weeks, the Ukrainian military said Saturday, as Kyiv and Moscow’s forces engaged in a grinding battle for the country’s eastern industrial heartland. Ukraine’s general staff said the Russians were pulling back from the northeastern city of Kharkiv and … Read more

Ukrainian Troops Appear To Have Fought All The Way To The Russian Border

Ex-Russian T-80 tanks now belonging to the Ukrainian army’s 93rd Mechanized Brigade. Ukrainian defense ministry photo Ukrainian forces around Kharkiv, in northeastern Ukraine, appear to have pushed Russian troops east past Ternova, a settlement on the Russian border. If confirmed, the Ukrainians’ liberation of Ternova could mark an inflection point in Russia’s 10-week-old wider war … Read more

Ukraine braces for attacks, evacuates more from steel mill

ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces fired cruise missiles at the southern Ukrainian city of Odesa on Saturday and bombarded a steel mill in Mariupol housing Ukrainian civilians and fighters, hoping to complete their conquest of the port city in time for Victory Day celebrations. Ukraine announced that all women, children and elderly had been … Read more

Ukraine fights to hold off Russian advances in south, east

KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian forces fought to hold off Russian attempts to advance in the south and east, where the Kremlin is seeking to capture the country’s industrial Donbas region, and a senior US defense official said Moscow’s offensive is going much slower than planned. While artillery fire, sirens and explosions were heard Friday … Read more

Russia strikes Ukraine’s big cities, bears down on Mariupol

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

“My golden sunshine”: Teen killed by shelling deeply mourned

KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — The mother and grandmother of a 15-year-old Ukrainian boy could not hold back their tears. Their anguish filled the cramped hallway as they knelt over the teen’s body. Artem Shevchenko was killed by shelling in Kharkiv, a partially blockaded northeastern city where Russian shelling has increased in recent days. Ukraine’s second-largest … Read more

Live Updates | US Army trainers use lessons from Russian war

FORT IRWIN, Calif. __ US Army trainers are using lessons learned from the Russian war against Ukraine as they prepare soldiers for future fights against a major adversary. The role-players in this month’s exercise at a training center in California’s Mojave Desert speak Russian and the enemy force is using a steady stream of social … Read more