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      Ukraine’s prime minister submits resignation, lawmakers say
      Mar03

      Ukraine’s prime minister submits resignation, lawmakers say

      KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Lawmakers in Ukraine said Tuesday the parliament is gearing up for a vote to accept the resignation of the nation’s prime minister. Members of President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s Servant of the People party that dominates the parliament said Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk has submitted his letter of resignation....

      Putin boasts about new Russian weapons, calls them defensive
      Mar02

      Putin boasts about new Russian weapons, calls them defensive

      MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin says that Russia has developed unique offense weapons without the intention of starting a war with anyone but to maintain “strategic balance” and “strategic stability” in the world. “We are not going to fight against anyone. We are going to create conditions so that nobody wants to fight against us,” Putin...

      Ex-Kremlin aide says Ukraine will never reclaim rebel east
      Feb26

      Ex-Kremlin aide says Ukraine will never reclaim rebel east

      A former senior aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that Ukraine will never be able to regain control over the separatist-controlled east. Vladislav Surkov, who lost his job as Putin’s adviser on Ukraine earlier this month, said in remarks published Wednesday that he stepped down because of a shift in the Kremlin course on...

      More Russian weapons for Serbia despite US sanction threats
      Feb23

      More Russian weapons for Serbia despite US sanction threats

      BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia has received a sophisticated anti-aircraft system from Russia, despite possible U.S. sanctions against the Balkan state, which is formally seeking European Union membership. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic told the pro-government TV Prva on Sunday that the Pantsir S1 air-defense system was purchased after...

      Ukraine happy impeachment is over, wants to advance US ties
      Feb20

      Ukraine happy impeachment is over, wants to advance US ties

      UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Ukraine is happy that impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, which the country got dragged into, are over and it now wants to “advance” relations with the United States, Ukraine’s foreign minister said Thursday. Vadym Prystaiko told reporters he will be pursuing this when he goes to Washington on...

      Putin hails US for helping prevent terror attack in Russia
      Feb20

      Putin hails US for helping prevent terror attack in Russia

      Russia’s President Vladimir Putin on Thursday hailed the FBI for sharing information that helped thwart a terror attack by adherents of the Islamic State group in St. Petersburg during the New Year holidays. Speaking at a meeting with senior officials of the Federal Security Service (FSB), the top KGB successor agency, Putin said that “we...

      Ending Putin’s support of Venezuela no easy feat for US
      Feb19

      Ending Putin’s support of Venezuela no easy feat for US

      MOSCOW (AP) — In October 2016, the head of Russia’s largest oil company traveled to the birthplace of Hugo Chávez, in the empty, sweltering plains of Venezuela, to unveil a giant bronze statueof the late socialist leader that he and his longtime friend, Russian President Vladimir Putin, commissioned from a prominent Russian artist. It was a...

      Canada, others nations push Iran on downed airliner probe
      Feb15

      Canada, others nations push Iran on downed airliner probe

      MUNICH (AP) — Diplomats from nations that lost citizens when Iran shot down a Ukrainian airliner pushed Iran’s foreign minister Saturday for more cooperation from Tehran on the investigation and other issues. Amid heightened tensions with the United States, Iran said it accidentally shot the aircraft down Jan. 8 after mistaking it for an...

      Ukraine’s president vows to end war, invites Trump to Kyiv
      Feb15

      Ukraine’s president vows to end war, invites Trump to Kyiv

      MUNICH (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy vowed Saturday to end the separatist conflict in the east of his country, where fighting between Russia-backed rebels and Ukrainian troops has killed more than 14,000 people since 2014. Speaking at the Munich Security Conference, Zelenskiy said he hopes to end the conflict by the end of his...

      France’s Macron urges better long-term relations with Russia
      Feb15

      France’s Macron urges better long-term relations with Russia

      MUNICH (AP) — Europe needs to strive for better relations with Russia in the long term, French President Emmanuel Macron said Saturday, adding that while he isn’t proposing lifting sanctions they have changed nothing about Russia’s behavoir. Macron told the Munich Security Conference that a “credible” approach to dealing with Russia...