Oct 17, 2014

NATO sees no sign of major Russian pullback from Ukraine border

NATO said Thursday it saw no sign of any significant Russian pullback from Ukraine’s border, despite President Vladimir Putin ordering thousands of troops to withdraw ahead of truce talks. “We would welcome the withdrawal of Russian troops on the border with Ukraine, as this ...

Ukrainian president fires third defense minister this year

Oct 13, 2014

Ukrainian president fires third defense minister this year

President Petro Poroshenko on Sunday dismissed Ukraine’s third defense minister since the March seizure by Russia of Crimea and the subsequent uprising by pro-Kremlin insurgents in the separatist east. The Western-backed leader’s official website said he would nominate a new defense chief on Monday ...

Ukraine, Russia chiefs to meet in bid to save truce

Oct 12, 2014

Ukraine, Russia chiefs to meet in bid to save truce

Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko on Saturday said he will meet with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin this week as Kiev reported rebel attacks have subsided, signaling the possibility of rescuing a truce in the six-month conflict. Pro-Russian rebels and the Ukrainian military in the eastern ...

Ukraine lobbies NATO, IMF as deaths mount, truce teeters

Oct 9, 2014

Ukraine lobbies NATO, IMF as deaths mount, truce teeters

Ukraine dispatched top envoys to Washington and Brussels on Wednesday to secure help in the face of a surge in clashes with pro-Russian insurgents that killed eight more civilians and troops. A one-month truce in Ukraine is teetering on the verge of collapse just ...

Oct 5, 2014

Ukraine truce strained amid airport battle

Despite a cease-fire declared a month ago between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian rebels, the biggest city in eastern Ukraine remains embroiled in fighting that includes daily artillery and rocket barrage hitting residential areas. The fighting focusing on the airport of the rebel-held city of ...

Ukraine troop withdrawal in doubt after 12 people are killed

Sep 29, 2014

Ukraine troop withdrawal in doubt after 12 people are killed

The shaky truce between pro-Russian rebels and the Ukrainian military was challenged Monday when 12 soldiers and civilians were reported killed in a surge of fighting across the separatist east. A week after talks in Minsk yielded an agreement for a cease-fire and the ...