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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...

Acknowledging the Downsides of Arming Ukraine

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

These are just four reasons why a large cross-section of Americans, Europeans, Ukrainians, and Russians label a further militarization of the Ukrainian conflict as a bad idea.

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...

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 ...

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...

Ukrainian Election Exit Polls Predict Wins For Pro-Western Parties

AP | PETER LEONARD and YURAS KARMANAU | Posted 12.26.2014 | World

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainians overwhelmingly backed several pro-Western parties in a landmark parliamentary election Sunday, another nudge in the ...

Putin Orders Troops Away From Ukraine Border

AP | LAURA MILLS | Posted 10.12.2014 | World

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered thousands of Russian troops near the Ukrainian border to return to their usual bases, acc...

Ukraine's Military Says Separatists Violate Month-Old Ceasefire

Reuters | Posted 12.05.2014 | World

By Gabriela Baczynska DONETSK, Ukraine, Oct 5 (Reuters) - Ukraine's military accused Russian-backed separatists of fresh violations of...

Ukraine Sees The Worst Fighting Since Ceasefire Began

AP | LAURA MILLS | Posted 11.15.2014 | World

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Shelling killed six people and wounded 15 others in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, the city council said Monday — the worst...

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...

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 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...

Report: Separatists In East Ukraine Shoot Down Another Military Plane

Posted 08.26.2014 | World

A Ukrainian military spokesman said on Tuesday that separatists in eastern Ukraine have shot down a government fighter plane, Reuters reports. -- ...

Ukraine Says Government Forces Have Entered Rebel-Held City

AP | PETER LEONARD | Posted 10.17.2014 | World

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Army troops have penetrated deep inside a rebel-controlled city in eastern Ukraine in what could prove a breakthrough developme...

Ukraine Says Rebels Shoot Down Fighter Jet

AP | Posted 10.17.2014 | World

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine says rebels shoot down fighter jet over Luhansk region....

UN: Ukraine Crisis Death Toll Has Doubled In The Past Two Weeks

Reuters | Posted 10.13.2014 | World

GENEVA, Aug 13 (Reuters) - The estimated death toll in the Ukraine conflict nearly doubled to at least 2,086 as of Aug. 10 from 1,129 on July 26, t...

Why Russia Could Invade Ukraine

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

The crisis in Ukraine continues to get worse against a backdrop of conflicting signals. Pro-Russian separatists have called for a ceasefire but Ukrainian forces continue to pound them in Donetsk.

Ukraine Demands That Rebels Surrender

AP | YURAS KARMANAU | Posted 08.10.2014 | World

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Fighting raged in the city of Donetsk on Sunday, as government forces continued to close in on the rebel stronghold and pro-...

Ukraine: Rebels Have Shot Down A Ukrainian Military Plane

Reuters | Posted 08.07.2014 | World

By Richard Balmforth and Pavel Polityuk KIEV, Aug 7 (Reuters) - The head of NATO called on Russia to "step back from the brink" of war by pulling i...

A Field Guide To The Bizarre And Terrifying Pro-Russian Rebels In Ukraine

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 07.31.2014 | World

Weeks after Flight MH17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine, fighting still rages as the government battles with the obstinate, heavily armed separatis...

Ukraine Official: Rebels Lay Mines Near Crash Site

AP | DMITRY LOVETSKY | Posted 09.29.2014 | World

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Almost two weeks after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was blown out of the sky, the remains of some passengers are feared rotti...

Civilian Death Toll In Eastern Ukraine Rises As Several Cities Are Shelled

AP | MSTYSLAV CHERNOV and PETER LEONARD | Posted 09.28.2014 | World

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Shells smashed into a residential neighborhood of Donetsk on Tuesday as Ukrainian forces intensified their campaign to encir...

Heavy Fighting Turns Back International Police From MH17 Crash Site

AP | MSTYSLAV CHERNOV and PETER LEONARD | Posted 09.27.2014 | World

SHAKHTARSK, Ukraine (AP) — Panicky residents in an eastern Ukrainian town fled their homes Monday carrying a few possessions in plastic bags and sma...

UN Rights Chief: The Downing Of Flight MH17 Is A Possible War Crime

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 09.27.2014 | World

GENEVA (AP) — The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 may be a war crime, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Monday. Pilla...