Kiev marks year since war started

Feb 21, 2015

Kiev marks year since war started

One year ago, Ihor Zastavnyi was shot three times and lost a leg while taking part in demonstrations that he hoped would lead to a better Ukraine. Today he faces a country racked by war, struggling with corruption and pleading to the world for ...

Kiev accuses Russia of sending more tanks to eastern Ukraine

Feb 21, 2015

Kiev accuses Russia of sending more tanks to eastern Ukraine

Kiev accused Russia on Friday of sending more tanks and troops into eastern Ukraine and said they were heading toward the rebel-held town of Novoazovsk on the southern coast, expanding their presence on what it fears could be the next battlefront. Russia did not ...

Rebels claim to capture key Ukraine rail hub of Debaltseve

Feb 17, 2015

Rebels claim to capture key Ukraine rail hub of Debaltseve

Russia-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine claimed Tuesday to have taken the key transportation hub of Debaltseve as both parties faced a deadline to start pulling back heavy weapons from the front line. Fierce fighting Tuesday appeared to be focused on Debaltseve, a government-held town ...

EU hangs tough, waiting for Greece to bend as euro wilts

Feb 17, 2015

EU hangs tough, waiting for Greece to bend as euro wilts

European Union finance ministers piled pressure on Greece on Tuesday to remain in an international financial rescue program as the euro weakened on fears of disruption when Athens’ credit lines expire in 10 days. But as he returned to meetings on other, routine, matters ...

Ukraine army, rebels miss deadline to start weapons pullback

Feb 17, 2015

Ukraine army, rebels miss deadline to start weapons pullback

Ukrainian government troops and Russia-backed rebels failed Tuesday to start pulling back heavy weaponry from the front line in eastern Ukraine as a deadline passed to do so. Under a cease-fire agreement negotiated by the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France last week, ...

Putin's European fifth column

Feb 17, 2015

Putin's European fifth column

by Yuriy Gorodnichenko and Gérard Roland

A battle of values is looming in Europe. In one corner is the EU, standing for democracy, freedom, the rule of law and institutionalized international cooperation; in the other stands Putin, representing authoritarianism, intolerance, and the use of force and intimidation as instruments of ...

Ukraine rebels bury fighters who died hours ahead of cease-fire

Feb 17, 2015

Ukraine rebels bury fighters who died hours ahead of cease-fire

After the coffins of four pro-Russian fighters killed hours before the Ukrainian cease-fire were lowered into the ground on Monday in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, their comrades fired Kalashnikov rifles into the icy air in a final salute. The field was already studded ...

Ukraine rebels say cease-fire doesn't apply to encircled town

Feb 16, 2015

Ukraine rebels say cease-fire doesn't apply to encircled town

Ukraine’s rebels disavowed a new truce on Sunday hours after it took effect, saying it did not apply to the town where most fighting has taken place in recent weeks. Guns fell abruptly silent at midnight across much of eastern Ukraine in line with ...