U.N. says torture, disappearances rife in Ukraine insurgency

Jun 19, 2014

U.N. says torture, disappearances rife in Ukraine insurgency

A steady rise in killings, torture and abductions by pro-Russia armed groups in eastern Ukraine has claimed hundreds of lives since last month, U.N. monitors in the region said Wednesday. “A climate of lawlessness prevails in the east with an increase in criminality, killings, ...

Tokyo hosts OSCE summit

Jun 16, 2014

Tokyo hosts OSCE summit

The world needs to take a harder line on Russia after its annexation of Crimea, a Ukrainian minister said Monday at an international conference in Tokyo. The two-day meeting involving Asian countries and members of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe comes ...

Jun 16, 2014

Top Ukraine official hit over Putin slur

Russia accused Ukraine’s acting foreign minister on Sunday of “going beyond the limits of decency” by calling President Vladimir Putin a “dickhead” during a violent protest outside its embassy in Kiev. A senior member of the Russian parliament called for Foreign Minister Andriy Deshchytsia ...

Ukraine marks day of mourning for 49 killed in plane attack

Jun 15, 2014

Ukraine marks day of mourning for 49 killed in plane attack

Ukraine marked a national day of mourning Sunday, vowing to retaliate after pro-Kremlin rebels downed a military plane, killing 49 personnel in their deadliest single attack against government forces in the east of the country. Moscow and Kieve also were to meet for key ...

Ukrainian forces reclaim port city from rebels

Jun 13, 2014

Ukrainian forces reclaim port city from rebels

Ukrainian government forces reclaimed the port city of Mariupol from pro-Russian separatists in heavy fighting on Friday and said they had regained control of a long stretch of the border with Russia. The advances are significant victories for the pro-European leadership in a military ...