West raises warnings over Ukraine truce as new flashpoint ignites

Feb 23, 2015

West raises warnings over Ukraine truce as new flashpoint ignites

The West sounded more forceful warnings over Ukraine’s battered truce Sunday as fighting raged around the port city of Mariupol and the warring sides wrangled over withdrawing heavy weapons. The volatility was underlined by a bomb blast in the eastern Ukraine city of Kharkiv ...

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 ...

Defeat narrows options for Ukraine's Poroshenko

Feb 22, 2015

Defeat narrows options for Ukraine's Poroshenko

by Richard Balmforth

The loss of the key town of Debaltseve to Russian-backed separatists, the latest in a string of big battlefield defeats for Ukraine, narrows the options for President Petro Poroshenko in his dealings both with Moscow and with the West. No sooner did the strategic ...

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 ...

Feb 20, 2015

Russia called threat to Baltic states

Senior Western officials on Thursday accused Russia of redrawing the map of Europe by force and posing a threat to the Baltic states. Russian President Vladimir Putin is a “real and present danger” to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania and NATO is getting ready to ...

Fighting rages in east Ukraine despite bid to revive stillborn truce

Feb 20, 2015

Fighting rages in east Ukraine despite bid to revive stillborn truce

Fighting raged in eastern Ukraine on Thursday despite European efforts to resurrect a stillborn cease-fire, a day after pro-Russian separatists spurned the truce by forcing thousands of government troops out of a strategic town. Western nations are refusing to give up on a peace ...

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 ...