iOS app Android app

Ukraine News

Ukraine Is Attempting to Wipe Away Its Past

Georgy Bovt | Posted 04.15.2015 | World
Georgy Bovt

MOSCOW -- If leaders had "de-Sovietized" the country in the 1990s, it would be clear to what Russia could now return -- namely, to its age-old traditions that predated the Soviet era. But as for Ukraine, a country that first achieved statehood only in the 20th century, what can it return to now?

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 ...

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...

Ukraine, Rebels Claim Heavy Weapons Pullback Complete

AP | Posted 03.07.2015 | World

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's military says it is completing its pullback of heavy weapons under the terms of a peace agreement aimed at ending ...

Ukraine, Rebels Withdraw Heavy Weapons As Troops Killed

AP | VADIM GHIRDA and PETER LEONARD | Posted 04.29.2015 | World

NOVOAMVROSIIVSKE, Ukraine (AP) — The piecemeal pullback of heavy weapons Friday from the line separating government and rebel forces in Ukraine has ...

How the Post-Cold War Order Broke Down

Fyodor Lukyanov | Posted 04.25.2015 | World
 Fyodor Lukyanov

MOSCOW -- In general, a medieval spirit reigns, with its internecine wars and in which the only great strategy, if one exists at all, is to indulge the passion for blood. This desire to repay the enemy a hundredfold -- even if he is yesterday's neighbor or friend -- is often mixed with religious fanaticism or blind nationalism.

Ukraine, Rebels Exchange Prisoners

AP | By VADIM GHIRDA | Posted 04.23.2015 | World

ZHOLOBOK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian military and separatist representatives exchanged dozens of prisoners under cover of darkness at a remote frontli...

Ukraine's Cease-Fire In Doubt As Kiev Accuses Russia Of Sending More Tanks

AP | PETER LEONARD | Posted 04.22.2015 | World

DEBALTSEVE, Ukraine (AP) — Almost every building was gravely damaged, nearly every window smashed in this Ukrainian town left unrecognizable by mont...

Europe Tries To Salvage Ukraine Ceasefire As Fighting Rages

AP | PETER LEONARD and DALTON BENNETT | Posted 04.21.2015 | World

DEBALTSEVE, Ukraine (AP) — For the rebel fighters who seized control of this strategic town, Thursday was a day of jubilation and bragging of victor...

Why Peace in Ukraine Depends on America

Georgy Bovt | Posted 04.20.2015 | World
Georgy Bovt

MOSCOW -- The less the United States is constructively involved and committed to the process of reaching a settlement, the less likely it is that a lasting peace will emerge, that the points of the Minsk agreement will get implemented and that Kiev will fulfill its obligations.

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...

Fighting Rages In Ukraine As Cease-Fire Deadline Approaches

AP | By PETER LEONARD and BALINT SZLANKO | Posted 04.15.2015 | World

LUHANSKE, Ukraine (AP) — A cease-fire that went into effect Sunday in eastern Ukraine appeared largely to be holding, although continued fighting ov...

Does Putin Want War or Negotiations?

Nina L. Khrushcheva | Posted 04.11.2015 | World
Nina L. Khrushcheva

Does Putin want Europe and the United States to feel threatened by a possibility of a larger war with Russia -- in order to push them into continuing talks with him? If the talks fail, Putin might want the West to believe Russia will have no choice but to expand militarily. Or does Putin really care about the negotiations, not the war? By pushing the rebels to take more territory in eastern Ukraine, the Kremlin is trying to create new facts on the ground that Putin can use as leverage in the impending talks.

Far From Waning, America Has Become a True World Empire

Artyom Lukin | Posted 04.11.2015 | World
Artyom Lukin

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia -- Under the American global system, the principal actors are "monitors" -- various civil society groups and organizations, whose mission is to hold governments accountable. These watchdogs can even initiate the overthrow of democratically elected leaders deemed to have abused their power. They are often supported -- financially and politically -- by the U.S. and allied governments. This is also the case with global "democratic" movements, most of which are actually "pro-systemic" in the sense that their activities are fully compatible with the interests of American world empire. Truly anti-systemic voices, such as ecofeminism, Zapatismo, pan-Islamism and Marxism, "have been marginalized, contained, or worse."

Ukraine, Rebels Agree To Evacuate Civilians Trapped By Fighting

AP | PETER LEONARD | Posted 04.08.2015 | World

DEBALTSEVE, Ukraine (AP) — In the freezing, muddy winter that plagues eastern Ukraine, dozens of buses rolled down a highway Friday, bringing a glim...

European Leaders Push New Peace Plan For Ukraine

AP | MATTHEW LEE and SYLVIE CORBET | Posted 04.07.2015 | World

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Carrying a peace plan that reportedly incorporates proposals from Russia, the leaders of Germany and France met Thursday with U...

Heavy Shelling Hits Hospital In Rebel-Held Ukrainian City

AP | BALINT SZLANKO and YURAS KARMANAU | Posted 04.06.2015 | World

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Rocket salvoes hit a previously safe section of Ukraine's rebel stronghold of Donetsk on Wednesday, killing at least five pe...

Death Toll In Ukraine Rises To 5,358

AP | PETER LEONARD | Posted 04.05.2015 | World

ARTEMIVSK, Ukraine (AP) — The United Nations on Tuesday sharply criticized both the Ukrainian government and the pro-Russian rebels for turning bus ...

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...

How Does Russia See the World?

Sergey Lavrov | Posted 03.29.2015 | World
Sergey Lavrov

MOSCOW -- It should be understood that attempts to put pressure on Russia through unilateral sanctions -- which are illegitimate and have been condemned by the U.N. General Assembly -- will not make us forego what we think is right and just.

Has Russia's War Against Ukraine Reached a Point of No Return?

Alexander Motyl | Posted 03.28.2015 | World
Alexander Motyl

Western hopes of a negotiated settlement of the conflict in Ukraine are effectively dead. It is high time for the West to realize that Putin and his proxies have no interest in peace.

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...