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German Foreign Minister Baerbock begins Baltic tour with promise of stronger support

Germany's Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock pledged greater support for the three Baltic states — Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia — at the start of her three-day trip on Wednesday. &qu...

Ukraine says it damaged Russian flagship, crew evacuates

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine said its forces struck and seriously damaged the flagship of Russia's Black Sea fleet, dealing a potentially major setback to Moscow's troops as they try to regroup for a ...

Presidents from countries on Russia's doorstep visit Ukraine

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The presidents of four countries on Russia’s doorstep visited Ukraine on Wednesday and underscored their support for the embattled country, where they saw heavily dama...

Polish, Baltic presidents head to Ukraine in show of support

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The presidents of four countries on Russia's doorstep headed to Kyiv on Wednesday in a show of support for Ukraine, after Russian President Vladimir Putin vowed to continue his bl...

Lithuania cuts off Russian gas imports, urges EU to do same

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Lithuania says it has cut itself off entirely of gas imports from Russia, apparently becoming the first of the European Union's 27 nations using Russian gas to break its ener...

Live updates: Russian military says it has hit shopping mall

MOSCOW — The Russian military says it has hit a shopping mall on the outskirts of the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv because it has been used to store rockets. Russian Defense Ministry sp...

US assures nervous Baltics of NATO protection against Russia

RIGA, Latvia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday assured Lithuania and Latvia of NATO protection and American support as he made quick visits to two of the three Baltic states that...

Live updates: UN concerned about reports of cluster bombs

The latest developments on the Russia-Ukraine war: GENEVA — The U.N. human rights chief says military operations in Ukraine are “escalating further as we speak” and warned of “concer...

EU leaders announce further sanctions against Russia

European Union leaders have agreed to a sweeping second set of sanctions against Russia at an emergency meeting of the bloc in Brussels Thursday evening. "These sanctions cover the financial se...

NATO vows to defend its entire territory after Russia attack

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg warned Thursday that the military alliance would defend every inch of its territory should Russia attack a member country, as he slammed Moscow ...

Harris acknowledges 'real possibility of war' in Europe

MUNICH (AP) — Acknowledging “the real possibility of war,” Vice President Kamala Harris wrapped up a weekend of outreach to European allies with a push to bolster the West’s resolve in confronting Mos...

US defense chief: Russia 'uncoiling and poised to strike'

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin assured the three Baltic nations Saturday that they would not be on their own if faced with security threats from Russia, but he stoppe...

VP Harris heralds NATO unity as Ukraine crisis grows

MUNICH (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris on Friday heralded NATO unity during the escalating Ukraine crisis and warned Russia that the U.S. and Western allies stood ready to respond with tough sanct...

Russian military in Belarus threatens Baltics and Poland, says Lithuanian president

VILNIUS, Feb 17 (Reuters) - Russia has amassed 45,000 soldiers in Belarus and their presence is threatening to Baltic states and Poland, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda said on Thursday. The j...

Lithuania seeks permanent U.S. troop deployment in face of Russian build-up

RUKLA, Lithuania (Reuters) - Lithuania will ask the United States to permanently station troops in the country to help boost security, the Baltic nation's president said on Wednesday. Gitanas N...