EXPLAINER: Can Ukraine pay for war without wrecking the economy?

EXPLAINER: Can Ukraine pay for war without wrecking the economy?

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) – Even as Ukraine celebrates recent battlefield victoriesits government faces a looming challenge on the financial front: how to pay the enormous cost of the war effort without triggering out-of-control price spikes for ordinary people or piling up debt that could hamper postwar reconstruction. The struggle is finding loans or donations to … Read more

Russia rejects $60-a-barrel cap on its oil, warns of cutoffs

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian authorities rejected a price cap on the country’s oil set by Ukraine’s Western supporters and threatened Saturday to stop supplying the nations that endorsed it. Australia, Britain, Canada, Japan, the United States and the 27-nation European Union agreed Friday to cap what they would pay for Russian oil at $60-per-barrel. … Read more

G-7 joins EU on $60-per-barrel price cap on Russian oil

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Group of Seven nations and Australia joined the European Union on Friday in adopting a $60-per-barrel price cap on Russian oil, a key step as Western sanctions aim to reorder the global oil market. to prevent price spikes and starve President Vladimir Putin of funding for his war in Ukraine. Europe … Read more

Russia rejects pullout from Ukraine as a condition for talks

KYIV, Ukraine — Russia said Friday that Western demands it should pull out completely from Ukraine as part of any future talks to end the war effectively rule out any such negotiations, as Russian strikes continued and a Ukrainian official set his country’s battle losses at up to 13,000 troops. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov reiterated … Read more

‘Do something:’ Ukraine works to heal soldiers’ mental scars

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) – Sleep plunges the soldier back into the horrors of Ukraine’s battlefields. He can hear bombs falling again and picture explosions. He imagines himself running frantically, trying to save himself and others. The nightmares are so vivid and frightening that he pleads with his doctor for help. “It will blow my mind,” … Read more

Ukrainians show their mettle amid blackouts, snow and attacks Russia-Ukraine war News

The Ukrainian people have suffered some of the worst power and water outages yet during the 40th week of Russia’s war, as Kyiv’s troops held back raging daily offensives in the east of the country. On November 23, air defenses shot down 51 of 70 Russian cruise missiles targeting energy infrastructure, but the ones that … Read more

Torture allegations mount in the aftermath of Kherson occupation

KHERSON, Ukraine (AP) – When a dozen Russian soldiers stormed into Dmytro Bilyi’s home in August, the 24-year-old police officer said they gave him a chilling choice: Hand in his pistol or his mother and brother would disappear. Bilyi turned his gun over to the soldiers, who carried machine guns and had their faces concealed. … Read more

NATO says Russia using winter as a weapon in Ukraine war Russia-Ukraine war News

Ukraine has prepared for more Russian attacks against energy and other critical infrastructure on Monday in what appears to be a weekly pattern, and warned of possible evacuations from the capital. Estonia’s foreign minister joined counterparts from six Baltic and Nordic nations — in the largest delegation to visit Ukraine since Russia launched its full-scale … Read more

Lull in Russian attacks against Ukraine energy, aid pledged

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia held back Monday from launching a new round of strikes that had been expected against power stations and other key infrastructure in Ukraine, as officials warned a lingering energy and water crisis from earlier attacks could prompt more evacuations from the capital. Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba, hosting the largest … Read more

Surgeons work by flashlight as Ukraine’s power grid is battered

Dr. Oleh Duda was in the middle of a particularly complicated surgery at a hospital in Lviv, Ukraine, when he heard explosions nearby. Moments later, the lights went out. Duda had no choice but to keep working with only a headlamp for light. The lights came back when a generator kicked in three minutes later, … Read more