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Ukraine's President Says Russian Forces Have Been 'Brought Into Ukraine'

Reuters | Pavel Polityuk and Alessandra Prentice | Posted 08.28.2014 | World

KIEV, Aug 28 (Reuters) - Ukraine's president said on Thursday that Russian troops had entered his country in support of pro-Moscow rebels who captured...

Ukraine: Russian Aid Convoy Is 'Direct Invasion'

AP | MSTYSLAV CHERNOV and PETER LEONARD | Posted 08.23.2014 | World

LUHANSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Declaring it had lost patience with Ukraine's stalling tactics, Russia sent at least 130 aid trucks rolling into rebel-held e...

Ukraine-Bound Convoy Sets Up Showdown With Russia

AP | SERGEI GRITS and ALEXANDER ROSLYAKOV | Posted 08.13.2014 | World

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — A rebel-held city in eastern Ukraine came under intensified shelling Wednesday as the U.N. revealed that the death toll from...

With the Ukrainian President

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 08.12.2014 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

Petro Poroshenko deserves the West's support. We should follow him on the course he has chosen, which is to resist the imperialism blowing in from the east.

Obama To Poroshenko: Russian Intervention 'Unacceptable'

Reuters | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Aug 11 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama told Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko that any Russian intervention in Ukraine withou...

Interview: What Can Be Expected From Ukrainian Right in the Midst of Political and Military Crisis?

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 08.01.2014 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

In addition to the military crisis in Eastern Ukraine and the rise of pro-Russian separatist rebels, Kiev now confronts a growing political crisis as the country gears up for new elections. What can we expect from the Ukrainian right, and how will nationalist forces seek to profit from escalating tensions with Russia?

Top 10 Reasons to Travel the Ex-USSR

Miles Atkinson | Posted 07.25.2014 | Travel
Miles Atkinson

This is the land of communal bathrooms, sweaty trains, body odor and too much mayonnaise. But, if you can set aside a few creature comforts, then the former Soviet Union is the most exciting travel destination there is.

MH17: An Unintended Consequence

Michael Kay | Posted 07.23.2014 | World
Michael Kay

The proliferation of Man-Portable Air Defense Systems (MANPADS) amongst rebels and militia has exponentially increased the threat to aircraft and helicopters that operate above lands where governance is scarce and tensions are rife.

2 Ukrainian Military Jets Shot Down

Reuters/The Huffington Post | Posted 07.23.2014 | World

KIEV, July 23 (Reuters) - Kiev said two of its fighter jets were shot down over the rebel-held territory in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday, and the miss...

Interview: What Will It Take to Rein in Rightwing Nationalism in Ukraine?

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 07.21.2014 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Recently, I caught up with Marko Bojcun, a Ukraine expert and political scientist at London Metropolitan University. Bojcun has worked in Ukraine on and off for 20 years, and was recently shouted down by rightists in a Kiev bookstore when he attempted to engage in a discussion about the historic role of Leon Trotsky.

Ukraine Accuses Russia Of Destroying Evidence At Crash Site

Reuters | Posted 07.19.2014 | World

By Anton Zverev and Peter Graff HRABOVE/DONETSK, Ukraine, July 19 (Reuters) - Ukraine accused Russia and pro-Moscow rebels on Saturda...

Ukraine's President: Russian Officers Fight Alongside Rebels

Reuters | Posted 07.14.2014 | World

KIEV, July 14 (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko accused Russian military staff officers on Monday of fighting alongside separatists ...

Violence Erupts After Ukraine Ceasefire Ends

Reuters | Posted 07.01.2014 | World

By Richard Balmforth and Natalia Zinets KIEV, July 1 (Reuters) - Ukrainian forces struck at pro-Russian separatist bases in eastern re...

Ukraine, EU Sign Historic Trade Pact

AP | By JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 08.26.2014 | World

BRUSSELS (AP) — Over Russia's objections, Ukraine's new president on Friday signed a free-trade deal binding his country more closely to Western Eur...

Russian Lawmakers Cancel Resolution For Using Troops In Ukraine

AP | By LYNN BERRY | Posted 08.24.2014 | World

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin on Wednesday renounced the right to send troops into Ukraine and voiced support for a peace plan, but the West said Russia...

Ukrainian President Declares Unilateral Ceasefire

AP | By DAVID McHUGH | Posted 08.17.2014 | World

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The new president of Ukraine promised on Wednesday that government troops would soon stop firing on pro-Russian armed separatis...

Russia Cuts Gas Supply To Ukraine

AP | NATALIYA VASILYEVA and DAVID McHUGH | Posted 08.16.2014 | World

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia halted natural gas deliveries to Ukraine on Monday, spurning Ukraine's offer to pay some of its multibillion-dollar gas debt an...

Ukraine and Europe: A Historical Perspective

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 08.09.2014 | World
Ian Reifowitz

The key question is why Ukrainians want to move toward Europe and away from Russia.What exactly does newly elected President Petro Poroshenko mean when he says that Ukraine needs to "bring in European values"?

What Really Motivated Russia's Foray Into Ukraine

Ryan Rappa | Posted 08.09.2014 | World
Ryan Rappa

Like most news coverage in general, most coverage of the Ukraine situation so far has been convoluted, disjointed, and missing the big picture. As a result, fears about Russia's propensity to invade other countries have been overblown.

Ukraine's New President Sworn In

AP | LAURA MILLS | Posted 08.07.2014 | World

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's new president on Saturday called for dialogue with the country's east, gripped by a violent separatist insurgency, an...

Putin Chats With Ukraine's President-Elect At D-Day Summit

AP | LORI HINNANT and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 08.06.2014 | World

OUISTREHAM, France (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke face-to-face with Ukraine's incoming president about ending the violence in the for...

LGBT Activist Refused Membership of New Ukrainian Party

Brian Dooley | Posted 08.05.2014 | World
Brian Dooley

While in Ukraine, Vice President Biden should make clear that the United States has no wiggle room when it comes to this sort of bigotry and that such discrimination undermines democracy and progress.

Potential Rendezvous Between Putin And Ukrainian Leader

Reuters | Posted 08.04.2014 | World

WARSAW, June 4 (Reuters) - Ukrainian President-elect Petro Poroshenko said on Wednesday it was possible he would meet Russian leader Vladimir Putin ...

Obama Meets With Ukraine's Future Leader

AP | By JULIE PACE | Posted 08.03.2014 | World

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A quarter century after Poland embraced democracy, President Barack Obama held up this nation Wednesday as a guidepost for nei...

Obama Seeks $1 Billion To Boost U.S. Military Presence In Europe

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 08.03.2014 | Politics

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — President Barack Obama pledged Tuesday to boost U.S. military deployments and exercises throughout Europe, an effort costing a...