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19,300 Russian troops killed in war, says Ukraine

ANKARA At least 19,300 Russian soldiers have so far been killed in Ukraine, the Ukrainian military said on Sunday. Ukrainian forces have destroyed 152 Russian aircraft, 137 helicopters, 112 unmanned aerial...

Russia says peace talks with Ukraine continue every day

MOSCOW  Russia and Ukraine hold peace talks every day via videoconference, the head of the Russian delegation said Monday. The videoconferencing format is both time and cost efficient, Vladimir Medinsky wrote...

Russian forces heading towards Kyiv center: Ukrainian Defense Ministry

KYIV, Ukraine Russian soldiers have seized several Ukrainian army vehicles and are heading towards the center of the capital Kyiv, a top Ukrainian defense official said on Friday. On social...

EU announces ‘massive and targeted sanctions’ on Russia amid military intervention

ISTANBUL The European Union imposed a “package of massive and targeted sanctions” on Russia early Friday amid Moscow’s military intervention in Ukraine. Sanctions were slapped on Russia’s financial, energy and...

Several explosions heard in Ukraine’s capital

KYIV, Ukraine Ukraine’s capital Kyiv was rocked by several explosions early Friday on the second day of Russia’s military intervention in the country. The series of blasts were heard at 4.20...

Fresh explosions heard in Ukraine's capital Kyiv

ANKARA Fresh explosions were heard in Ukraine's capital Kyiv on Thursday after Russia launched a military intervention earlier in the day. The explosions started after 4.50 a.m. local time (0250GMT) in...

Russia says 'only Ukraine's military infrastructure' being targeted

MOSCOW Russia claimed on Thursday that it is targeting only military infrastructure of Ukraine with high-precision weapons. The Defense Ministry said in a statement that nothing threatens Ukrainian cities or...

Ukraine says Russia started launching attacks from Belarus, Crimea

ANKARA Ukraine said Thursday that Russia had begun launching attacks into its territory from neighboring Belarus and the occupied peninsula of Crimea. The “Russian aggression” started today around 5 a.m. (0300GMT)...

Russia officially recognizes independence from Ukraine of eastern breakaway regions

MOSCOW  In a move sure to further fuel tensions with the West, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday officially recognized Ukraine's breakaway Donetsk and Luhansk regions as independent states and...

Russia holds military drill involving strategic forces

MOSCOW  Russia on Saturday held a wide-ranging exercise involving strategic forces amid growing tensions in eastern Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin gave the instruction to start the drill and personally oversaw...

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Turkish president, UN chief discuss ways to end crisis caused by Russia-Ukraine war

ANKARA The Turkish president and UN secretary-general on Monday spoke over phone and discussed initiatives aimed at resolving the ongoing crisis caused by the Russia-Ukraine...

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Russia becomes China’s largest oil supplier

ANKARA Russia has surpassed Saudi Arabia to become China's largest oil supplier, as refiners bought up Russian crude oil offered at a huge discount...

EU, Egypt agree on partnership priorities until 2027

BRUSSELS The EU and Egypt have agreed on the partnership priorities guiding their relationship until 2027. The Association Council of the European Union and Egypt...

Syria's Tal Rifat surrounded with tunnels by YPG/PKK terrorists

TAL RIFAT, Syria / ANKARA The YPG/PKK terror group is using a sophisticated network of tunnels in the Tal Rifat district in northern Syria to...