May 20, 2015

Moscow demands access to two Russian 'citizen' prisoners in Ukraine

Russia’s foreign ministry on Tuesday demanded the right to visit two citizens detained last week in eastern Ukraine who Kiev says are Russian soldiers guilty of carrying out “terrorist acts” on its territory. Kiev said on Monday the two men had killed Ukrainian troops ...

May 18, 2015

Russian officers captured near rebel area in east Ukraine, Kiev says

The Ukrainian government on Sunday claimed to have captured two Russian officers who were operating in the rebel-controlled area. Ukrainian military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said on Sunday the two Russian officers have been taken prisoner by the volunteer Aidar battalion in the town of ...

Blast during march marking Yanukovych's ouster in Ukraine kills two

Feb 22, 2015

Blast during march marking Yanukovych's ouster in Ukraine kills two

Two people were killed and about eight others injured in a bomb explosion at a march Sunday in Ukraine’s second-largest city that was commemorating the first anniversary of the ouster of president Viktor Yanukovych, the country’s Interior ministry said. The Interior Ministry said the ...

Russia starts gas supplies to rebel-held east Ukraine

Feb 20, 2015

Russia starts gas supplies to rebel-held east Ukraine

Russia started supplying gas to rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Thursday after Kiev had temporarily suspended deliveries because of damage to the networks from heavy fighting, which is continuing despite a cease-fire. The spat over Russian gas supplies and pricing for Ukraine had been at ...

Jan 23, 2015

Ukraine cedes Donetsk airport on one of bloodiest days of war

Ukrainian forces on Thursday ceded a long-disputed airport to Russian-backed rebels as an upsurge in clashes killed nearly 50 people and punctured Europe’s latest push for peace in the nine-month war. The deadliest day of fighting since the signing of an increasingly irrelevant September ...

Thousands of Ukraine nationalists march in Kiev

Jan 2, 2015

Thousands of Ukraine nationalists march in Kiev

Thousands of Ukrainian nationalists held a torchlight procession across Kiev on Thursday in honor of a World War II anti-Soviet insurgent dismissed by Moscow as a Nazi collaborator. The march on what would have been Stepan Bandera’s 106th birthday moved along the same streets ...

Europe warns Russia over Ukraine rebel poll; truce's collapse feared

Nov 4, 2014

Europe warns Russia over Ukraine rebel poll; truce's collapse feared

Europe on Monday warned Russia to respect Ukraine’s sovereignty as Moscow turned the screws on Kiev by recognizing controversial rebel polls and fighting flared in the separatist east. Elections in the pro-Russian separatist area deepened international tensions over Ukraine, raising fears that a shaky ...

Oct 27, 2014

Ukraine separatists turn backs on parliament election

Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine spurned a parliamentary election being held Sunday, saying they already knew the results: more war. “There is nothing good to expect from these elections in Ukraine. War, bombardments, all this horror will continue,” said Natalia, 42, a resident of ...

Poroshenko plans $3 billion boost for Ukraine's defense spending by 2017

Aug 24, 2014

Poroshenko plans $3 billion boost for Ukraine's defense spending by 2017

President Petro Poroshenko announced plans Sunday to boost his country’s defense spending by an estimated 50 percent as government forces seek to overpower pro-Russian separatists in the east. During a speech marking Ukraine’s independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, Poroshenko made his pledge ...