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Dutch TV: Analysis Of MH17 Fragment Supports Missile Theory:

Reuters | Posted 03.19.2015 | World

AMSTERDAM, March 19 (Reuters) - A metal fragment from the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 matches a surface-to-air BUK rocket, a Dutch b...

Ukraine Approves Controversial 'Special Status' Law For Rebel-Held East

Reuters | Posted 03.17.2015 | World

By Natalia Zinets and Richard Balmforth KIEV, March 17 (Reuters) - Ukraine's parliament voted on Tuesday to offer limited se...

Why Peace In Ukraine Must Be Seen To Be Believed

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 02.27.2015 | World

Every week, we bring you one overlooked aspect of the stories that made news in recent days. You noticed the media forgot all about another story's ba...

Europe And U.S. Clash Over How To Confront Putin On Ukraine

Reuters | Stephen Brown and Noah Barkin | Posted 02.07.2015 | World

MUNICH, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Germany's Angela Merkel said on Saturday that sending arms to help Ukraine fight pro-Russian separatists would not solve ...

Arming Ukraine Will Exploit Putin's Greatest Weakness

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics
Andrea Chalupa

Escalating the war will only serve as a powder keg inside Russia; deepening social-service cuts brought on by a collapsed economy will fuel unrest. If Putin wants an empire, he will get the last days of Rome. That is if the White House finally decides to give Ukraine more than just blankets.

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...

Ukraine's Donbass and Jim Crow -- A Poor Analogy

Lev Golinkin | Posted 03.15.2015 | World
Lev Golinkin

The overwhelming majority of eastern Ukrainians currently trapped in brutal winter conditions between separatist thugs and the Ukrainian army aren't Ku Klux Klan members, or fat cat bigots who delight in oppressing their ethnic Ukrainian neighbors. They are coal miners and steelworkers and children and pensioners. They are people who've watched their lives be shelled into oblivion by both Kiev's army and paramilitary brigades and Putin's warlords, and who are now isolated in what Amnesty and the UN describe as an unfolding humanitarian crisis. Painting them as a bunch of backward anti-Western hicks is neither progressive, nor tolerant, nor liberal, nor accurate.

One Year Later, Where Does Ukraine's Revolution Stand?

AP | By DMYTRO VLASOV and PETER LEONARD | Posted 01.21.2015 | World

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's revolution began with a status update on Facebook. Angered by another high-handed move by an increasin...

Ukraine Suspends State Services In Rebel-Held East

AP | Posted 11.15.2014 | World

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president has approved measures to suspend the provision of government services to eastern territories controlled by ...

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...

Heaviest Shelling In A Month Hits Eastern Ukraine

Reuters | Posted 01.09.2015 | World

DONETSK, Ukraine, Nov 9 (Reuters) - East Ukraine's rebel stronghold Donetsk was pummel on Sunday by the heaviest shelling in a month, and the OSCE s...

Ukraine To Freeze Funds To Rebel-Held East

Reuters | By PETER LEONARD | Posted 01.05.2015 | World

By Richard Balmforth and Thomas Grove KIEV/DONETSK, Ukraine, Nov 5 (Reuters) - Kiev said on Wednesday it would halt payment of state funds in areas...

NATO: Russia Moves Troops Closer To Ukraine Border

Reuters | Posted 11.04.2014 | World

By Adrian Croft BRUSSELS, Nov 4 (Reuters) - Russia has moved troops closer to the border with Ukraine and continues to support rebels in the countr...

Brutal Winter Set To Hit War-Torn East Ukraine

AP | NATALIYA VASILYEVA | Posted 10.30.2014 | World

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Dark tunnels in the basement of a bombed-out hospital in the eastern city of Donetsk lead to a makeshift shelter. Opening th...

'No Putin -- No Russia'

Georgy Bovt | Posted 12.29.2014 | World
Georgy Bovt

Russia's ruling class, taking its cue from the president, has completely shifted into a world of its own, replete with a separate set of ideas, values and principles. And the problem is not whether the Russian or Western world is more "correct," but that the two sides have conclusively formed separate camps, unable to understand and unwilling to even listen to each other.

Report: Ukraine Used Cluster Munition In Volatile East

Reuters | Posted 12.20.2014 | World

KIEV, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Evidence collected by New York-based Human Rights Watch suggests government forces have used cluster munitions in eastern U...

Ukraine's President Pledges To Give The Country's East More Autonomy

AP | LAURA MILLS | Posted 11.10.2014 | World

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president promised Wednesday to introduce a bill as early as next week that would offer greater autonomy to the pro-R...

East Ukraine City Hit By Shells During Ceasefire

AP | PETER LEONARD and MIKE CORDER | Posted 11.09.2014 | World

HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) — A child's jump rope, its yellow handles blistered and charred. A burned book in Tagalog. Chunks of twisted fuselage. More th...

Brzezinski: NATO Should Stop Putin From Restoring Czarist Empire

The WorldPost | Nathan Gardels | Posted 09.03.2014 | World

Zbigniew Brzezinski, who served as national security adviser to President Jimmy Carter, remains one of America’s top strategic thinkers going back t...

Top Russian General Lays Bare Putin's Plan for Ukraine

Robert Coalson | Posted 11.02.2014 | World
Robert Coalson

General Valery Gerasimov writes about how "a perfectly thriving state can, in a matter of months and even days, be transformed into an arena of fierce armed conflict, become a victim of foreign intervention, and sink into a web of chaos, humanitarian catastrophe, and civil war." This is achieved, Gerasimov writes, by "the broad use of political, economic, informational, humanitarian, and other non-military measures applied in coordination with the protest potential of the population." The goal is "to create a permanently operating front through the entire territory of the enemy state."

Vladimir Putin Isn't Going To Stop | Posted 08.31.2014 | World

Wreaking havoc in Ukraine is just the beginning. ...

Battle For Key Southeast Coast Heats Up In Ukraine

AP | PETER LEONARD | Posted 10.27.2014 | World

NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pushing west in a new offensive along Ukraine's strategic coastline, heavily armed Russian-backed separatist forces captu...

Ukraine's Military Claims More Russian Soldiers Have Crossed The Border

Reuters | Posted 10.27.2014 | World

KIEV, Aug 27 (Reuters) - The Ukrainian military said on Wednesday that more Russian soldiers had crossed the border into eastern Ukraine, entering t...

Heavily Armed 'Men In Green' Enter East Ukrainian Villages

Reuters | Posted 10.26.2014 | World

By Maria Tsvetkova MOSCOW, Aug 26 (Reuters) - Unidentified, heavily-armed strangers with Russian accents have appeared in an eastern ...

Ukraine Says Russian Troops Crossed Border

Reuters | Posted 10.25.2014 | World

By Richard Balmforth KIEV, Aug 25 (Reuters) - Ukraine accused Russia on Monday of sending soldiers across the border to...