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Ukraine Rebels

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...

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...

Pope Francis Calls For Peace In Ukraine

The Associated Press | Posted 02.20.2015 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has called for Ukraine's cease-fire to be respected amid fresh reports by the Ukrainian military that separatist re...

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...

Ukraine, Rebels Accuse Each Other Of Violating Cease-Fire

AP | PETR JOSEK | Posted 04.17.2015 | World

LUHANSKE, Ukraine (AP) — Intense artillery exchanges between Ukrainian government forces and Russian-backed separatists persisted Monday around a st...

Ukraine Rebels Disavow Ceasefire At Encircled Town

Reuters | Posted 04.17.2015 | World

By Anton Zverev and Gleb Garanich DONETSK/ARTEMIVSK, Ukraine, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Ukraine's rebels disavowed a new truce on Sunday hour...

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...

Ukraine Pleads For Weapons As Battles With Rebels Flare

Reuters | Posted 04.06.2015 | World

BERLIN, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called on NATO states to send weapons to his country, saying in a newspaper interview...

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...

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...

Dozens Of Ukraine Rebels Killed In Rocket Attack

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...

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 ...

Ukraine Government, Rebels Agree To New Cease-Fire

AP | PETER LEONARD | Posted 02.01.2015 | World

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's parliament approved the formation of a new government Tuesday, bringing an end to weeks of behind-the-scenes politica...

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...

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...

Separatists Hold Elections In War-Torn East Ukraine

Reuters | Posted 01.01.2015 | World

By Thomas Grove DONETSK, Ukraine, Nov 2 (Reuters) - Pro-Russian rebels voted in an election to set up a separatist lea...

Powerful Explosion Rocks Rebel-Held Ukrainian City Of Donetsk

AP | Posted 10.20.2014 | World

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — A powerful explosion has shaken the largest rebel-controlled city in eastern Ukraine as daily battles continue in the region...

Ceasefire? Ukraine Rebels Near Big Victory

AP | DARKO VOJINOVIC | Posted 12.01.2014 | World

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine advanced Wednesday on the government-held airport in Donetsk, pressing to seize the ke...

Shelling Hits School Playground In Eastern Ukraine

Reuters | Posted 10.01.2014 | World

(Reuters) - At least 10 people were killed on Wednesday when shells hit a school playground and a mini-van in a nearby street in Donetsk in eastern Uk...

Ukraine, Rebels Exchange 67 Prisoners In Peace Deal

AP | LAURA MILLS and PETER LEONARD | Posted 11.12.2014 | World

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — European leaders said Friday that they would allow Ukraine to delay putting a landmark trade deal into effect, a major concessi...

Russia Covers Up Soldiers' Deaths From War They Supposedly Aren't In

Reuters | Posted 11.11.2014 | World

By Thomas Grove and Maria Tsvetkova MOSCOW, Sept 12, 2014 (Reuters) - Late last month Yelena Tumanova was handed the body of her son i...

Ukraine Ceasefire Holds Despite Mistrust Between Rebels, Kiev

Reuters | Posted 11.06.2014 | World

By Gabriela Baczynska and Aleksandar Vasovic DONESTSK/MARIUPOL, Ukraine, Sept 6 (Reuters) - An uneasy calm prevailed in eas...

Putin Calls On Ukraine Rebels To Stop Advance

AP | JIM HEINTZ and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 11.03.2014 | World

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia and Ukraine said Wednesday they are working on a deal to halt months of fighting in eastern Ukraine, but Western leaders...