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Will Putin Exchange Donbass for Syria?

Georgy Bovt | Posted 09.17.2016 | World
Georgy Bovt

MOSCOW -- Will Syria become a second Afghanistan for Russia? Is it wise for Russia to intervene in that conflict? Rumors are circulating that Moscow is planning a face-saving maneuver whereby it gradually "hands over" the Donbass in fulfillment of the Minsk agreement while aiding the U.S.-led anti-Islamic State coalition in Syria to get back on good terms with the West. The plan sounds good in theory, but it looks unfeasible in practice.

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...

Ukrainian Forces Retreat From Donetsk Airport

Reuters | Posted 03.24.2015 | World

By Natalia Zinets and Alessandra Prentice KIEV, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Thursday his troops were holding th...

Ukraine Steps Up Mobilization, Warns Of Renewed Russian 'Aggression'

Reuters | Posted 03.17.2015 | World

KIEV, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Ukraine's parliament voted on Thursday to refresh its front-line forces and resume partial conscription after a top securit...

Ukraine Army, Rebels Observe 'Day of Silence'

Reuters | Posted 02.08.2015 | World

By Richard Balmforth and Pavel Polityuk KIEV, Dec 9 (Reuters) - Ukraine's military accused separatists of violating an agreed "Day of ...

Death Toll Rises In East Ukraine Despite Ceasefire

Reuters | Posted 02.04.2015 | World

By Maria Tsvetkova DONETSK, Ukraine, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Shells struck a district of separatist-controlled Donetsk in eastern Ukraine on...

Ukraine's Military Claims A Large Convoy Has Entered From Russia

Reuters | Posted 01.30.2015 | World

KIEV, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Ukraine said on Sunday that a convoy of 106 vehicles had entered its eastern territory from Russia without Kiev's permissio...

NATO Warns Of 'Serious Military Buildup' In Ukraine

Reuters | Posted 01.18.2015 | World

BRUSSELS, Nov 18 (Reuters) - NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg denounced on Tuesday what he called a serious Russian military buildup both ins...

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...

Putin Blames Ukraine For Obstructing Flight MH17 Inquiry

Reuters | Posted 01.10.2015 | World

BEIJING, Nov 10 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday accused Ukraine's government of interfering with the investigation into the d...

Ukraine-Russia Conflict Heats Up Again

Reuters | Posted 01.07.2015 | World

By Natalia Zinets and Vladimir Soldatkin KIEV/MOSCOW, Nov 7 (Reuters) - Ukraine's military accused Russia on Friday of sending a colum...

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 Still Has Troops In Ukraine

Reuters | Posted 12.24.2014 | World

* Russia retains very capable force on border-NATO commander * Kremlin said Putin ordered troops to withdraw to bases * ...

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 To Screen One Million Civil Servants For Loyalty

Reuters | Posted 11.17.2014 | World

KIEV, Sept 17 (Reuters) - Ukraine's prime minister said on Wednesday that one million civil servants, including from government ranks, will be scree...

Russian Forces Moving Out Of Eastern Ukraine

Reuters | Posted 11.09.2014 | World

KIEV, Sept 10 (Reuters) - Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko said on Wednesday Russia had moved the bulk of its forces he said had been in eastern ...

Ukraine Ceasefire Remains Shaky, But Still Holding

Reuters | Posted 11.07.2014 | World

VIENNA, Sept 8 (Reuters) - The ceasefire in Ukraine has largely held but remains shaky, a senior official of European security watchdog the OSCE sai...

Putin Says Moscow Could Take Kiev In 2 Weeks

Associated Press (JIM HEINTZ)/HuffPost | By PETER LEONARD | Posted 11.02.2014 | World

As Russian forces become a more common sight in Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin has reportedly said that his forces could take Kiev "in two ...

Rebels Backed By Russian Soldiers Enter Ukrainian Town

Reuters | Posted 10.27.2014 | World

KIEV, Aug 28 (Reuters) - Separatists backed by Russian soldiers have entered the town of Novoazovsk in southeastern Ukraine, a pro-government militi...

Ukraine Says Fighting Halts Recovery Of Bodies From Refugee Convoy Attack

Reuters | Posted 10.19.2014 | World

By Natalia Zinets and Richard Balmforth KIEV, Aug 19 (Reuters) - Fifteen bodies have been recovered from the site of an artillery stri...

Top Ukraine Rebel Leader Says Troops Training In Russia

Reuters | Posted 08.16.2014 | World

By Thomas Grove DONETSK, Ukraine, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Ukrainian rebels are receiving new armored vehicles and fighters trained in Russi...

Ukraine Says Forces Clashed With Russian Troops

Reuters | Posted 08.15.2014 | World

By Natalia Zinets and Richard Balmforth KIEV, Aug 15 (Reuters) - Ukraine said its artillery destroyed part of a Russian armored column...

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, th...

Ukraine: Russian Humanitarian Convoy Will Not Be Allowed Across Border

Reuters | Posted 10.12.2014 | World

By Dmitry Zhdannikov and Pavel Polityuk MOSCOW/KIEV, Aug 12 (Reuters) - A Russian convoy carrying food, water and other aid set off on...

5 Shocking Figures That Show The Devastating Impact Of East Ukraine's War

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.06.2014 | World

Four months of fighting between the Ukrainian military and pro-Russian separatist rebels has exacted a heavy toll on residents of the country's war-to...