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Ukraine Violence

Highest Death Toll In Eastern Ukraine Since February

AP | INNA VARENYTSIA | Posted 04.14.2015 | World

SHYROKYNE, Ukraine (AP) — Fighting raged overnight and in the early hours on Tuesday on the outskirts of the rebel stronghold of Donetsk in eastern ...

Fighting Picks Up In War-Torn Eastern Ukraine

AP | INNA VARENYTSIA | Posted 06.13.2015 | World

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Fighting has picked up in eastern Ukraine after more than a month of relative calm, as diplomats gathered in Berlin on Monda...

Ukraine Rebels Killed Captive Soldiers, Claims Amnesty International

AP | PETER LEONARD | Posted 04.09.2015 | World

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Amnesty International said Thursday that it has evidence that Russian-backed separatists in east Ukraine have killed several ca...

Both Sides Claim Violations After Ukraine Cease-Fire Starts

AP | Posted 02.17.2015 | World

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A cease-fire was declared in east Ukraine at a minute after midnight Sunday, kindling slender hopes of a reprieve from a confli...

Ukraine Rebels Step Up Fight Ahead Of Cease-Fire Deadline

AP | By BALINT SZLANKO and PETER LEONARD | Posted 04.14.2015 | World

ARTEMIVSK, Ukraine (AP) — Russian-backed separatists mounted a vicious assault Friday in eastern Ukraine ahead of a weekend cease-fire deadline, pum...

Ukraine Troops Fight To Avoid Being Surrounded By Rebels

AP | PETER LEONARD | Posted 02.02.2015 | World

DEBALTSEVE, Ukraine (AP) — As Ukrainian troops fought Monday to defend a strategic railway hub, Russian-backed separatists pledged to boost the size...

Ukrainians Flee Eastern Town As Fighting Intensifies

AP | By PETER LEONARD | Posted 04.02.2015 | World

DEBALTSEVE, Ukraine (AP) — Outgoing heavy-caliber fire boomed incessantly, shaking the ground and rattling windows around the besieged town. Residen...

Death Toll Rises As Battles Rage For East Ukraine Town

AP | BALINT SZLANKO and PETER LEONARD | Posted 04.01.2015 | World

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Artillery fire killed at least 12 civilians in the main rebel stronghold of Donetsk on Friday amid fierce fighting between p...

Fierce Fighting Rocks Eastern Ukraine

Reuters | Posted 03.28.2015 | World

By Natalia Zinets and Denis Dyomkin KIEV/ST PETERSBURG, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Russian-backed rebels pushed forward on Monday with a new o...

Ukraine Rebels Reject Peace Talks As Conflict Escalates

AP | MSTYSLAV CHERNOV | Posted 03.25.2015 | World

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine rejected a previously signed peace deal Friday and launched a new multipronged offensi...

Ukrainian Forces Retreat From Donetsk Airport

Reuters | Posted 03.24.2015 | World

By Natalia Zinets and Alessandra Prentice KIEV, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Thursday his troops were holding th...

Ukraine Peace Talks Fall Apart Amid New Fighting

AP | Posted 01.16.2015 | World

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine peace talks failed Friday as hostilities intensified between government forces and Russian-backed separatists in the ea...

Ukraine Steps Up Mobilization, Warns Of Renewed Russian 'Aggression'

Reuters | Posted 03.17.2015 | World

KIEV, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Ukraine's parliament voted on Thursday to refresh its front-line forces and resume partial conscription after a top securit...

Prominent Rebel Commander Of The 'Batman' Battalion Killed In Ukraine

AP | Posted 01.04.2015 | World

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A Ukrainian security official says a prominent rebel commander in the separatist eastern region of Luhansk has been killed. A ...

UN: Death Toll In Eastern Ukraine Up To 4,707

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 12.15.2014 | World

GENEVA (AP) — Fighting in eastern Ukraine has killed at least at least 4,707 people since the conflict began in mid-April and more than a quarter of...

Ukraine Army, Rebels Observe 'Day of Silence'

Reuters | Posted 02.08.2015 | World

By Richard Balmforth and Pavel Polityuk KIEV, Dec 9 (Reuters) - Ukraine's military accused separatists of violating an agreed "Day ...

Death Toll Rises In East Ukraine Despite Ceasefire

Reuters | Posted 02.04.2015 | World

By Maria Tsvetkova DONETSK, Ukraine, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Shells struck a district of separatist-controlled Donetsk in eastern Ukraine ...

Ukraine's Military Claims A Large Convoy Has Entered From Russia

Reuters | Posted 01.30.2015 | World

KIEV, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Ukraine said on Sunday that a convoy of 106 vehicles had entered its eastern territory from Russia without Kiev's permissio...

UN: Killings, Displacement Increase In Ukraine

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 01.20.2015 | World

GENEVA (AP) — The fighting in eastern Ukraine has killed nearly 300 people in the past month despite a cease-fire and has violated people's rights s...

NATO Warns Of 'Serious Military Buildup' In Ukraine

Reuters | Posted 01.18.2015 | World

BRUSSELS, Nov 18 (Reuters) - NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg denounced on Tuesday what he called a serious Russian military buildup both ins...

Putin Says Sides Not Abiding Peace Deal In Ukraine

AP | LAURA MILLS | Posted 01.17.2015 | World

MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow will not allow the defeat of pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin warned, arguing that both ...

Ukraine's Army Prepares For Possible Rebel Offensive

Reuters | Posted 01.12.2015 | World

By Pavel Polityuk and Anton Zverev KIEV/DONETSK, Ukraine, Nov 12 (Reuters) - Ukraine said on Wednesday it was redeploying troops in the east becaus...

Putin Blames Ukraine For Obstructing Flight MH17 Inquiry

Reuters | Posted 01.10.2015 | World

BEIJING, Nov 10 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday accused Ukraine's government of interfering with the investigation into the d...

Ukraine Rebels Seen Moving Large Military Convoys

AP | NATALIYA VASILYEVA | Posted 11.08.2014 | World

SNIZHNE, Ukraine (AP) — Associated Press reporters saw more than 80 unmarked military vehicles on the move Saturday in rebel-controlled areas of eas...

Ukraine-Russia Conflict Heats Up Again

Reuters | Posted 01.07.2015 | World

By Natalia Zinets and Vladimir Soldatkin KIEV/MOSCOW, Nov 7 (Reuters) - Ukraine's military accused Russia on Friday of sending a colum...