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Two Alabama volunteers missing in Ukraine

By WVUA 23 News Reporter Markell Tucker Two Alabama veterans, one of them from Tuscaloosa, who volunteered to help the people of Ukraine in their ongoing war with Russia were…

Live updates | Putin says sanctions triggering global crisis

By The Associated Press MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin says Western sanctions against Russia are provoking a global economic crisis. Speaking during a Thursday meeting on economic issues, Putin said Western nations were “driven by oversized political ambitions and…

Officials: Toll rises amid Russian offensive

By The Associated Press KYIV, Ukraine - Ukrainian officials were reporting more civilian deaths in various parts of eastern Ukraine as Russian forces stepped up attacks on Tuesday. Luhansk governor Serhiy Haidai said three people died after Russian shells hit…

Britain: 15,000 Russian troops killed so far

By The Associated Press LONDON - The British government says it believes 15,000 Russian troops have been killed in Ukraine since Moscow launched its invasion two months ago. Defense Secretary Ben Wallace said 25% of the Russian combat units sent…

Live Updates | US Official: Warship hit by Ukrainian missile

By The Associated Press A senior U.S. defense official says the U.S. believes the Russian guided-missile cruiser that sank Thursday in the northern Black Sea had been struck by at least one Ukrainian anti-ship missile, as claimed by the Kyiv…

Live Updates | Thousands evacuated from Ukraine combat areas

By The Associated Press KYIV, Ukraine - Ukrainian authorities say nearly 5,000 people were evacuated from combat areas Wednesday. Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk said 1,171 people were evacuated from the besieged Sea of Azov port of Mariupol, and 2,515…

Live updates: Biden to announce new sanctions against Russia

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden plans to announce new sanctions against Russia on Thursday while in Brussels for meetings with NATO and European allies, according to a top national security aide. Biden, who will take part…

The Latest: EU official accuses Russia of war crimes

By The Associated Press BRUSSELS - EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell is accusing Russia of committing war crimes in Ukraine, most notably in the besieged port city of Mariupol where hundreds of civilians have been killed. Borrell says that…

G-7 decries Russia's 'indiscriminate attacks'

BERLIN (AP) - Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven leading economies are calling on Russia to comply with the International Court of Justice's order to stop its attack on Ukraine and withdraw its military forces. In a joint statement,…

The Latest: US urges Ukraine war crimes investigation

By The Associated Press The latest developments on the Russia-Ukraine war: WARSAW - U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris has embraced calls for an international war crimes investigation of Russia over its invasion of Ukraine and the bombing of civilians, including…

Local church has ties to Ukraine

  A local congregation has special ties to Ukraine through a church partnership program. Circlewood Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa has been partnered with Yunzy Bethel Baptist Church in Odessa, Ukraine,…

UN: 474 civilian deaths in Ukraine; 861 hurt

By The Associated Press The latest developments on the Russia-Ukraine war: GENEVA -- The U.N. human rights office says it has confirmed 474 civilian deaths in Ukraine since the Russian invasion began on Feb. 24. The office said Tuesday that…

The Latest: Ukrainians in US given temporary legal status

By The Associated Press The latest developments on the Russia-Ukraine war: WASHINGTON - The Department of Homeland Security will grant temporary legal status to Ukrainians living in the U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said Thursday that Temporary Protected Status…

Live updates: Russia trying to prevent foreign divestment

By The Associated Press The latest developments on the Russia-Ukraine war: MOSCOW - Russia's Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said Tuesday the government has readied measures to temporarily restrict foreign investors from divesting Russian assets, saying the step would help them…