Ukraine peace talks negotiators agree to establish buffer zone

Sep 20, 2014

Ukraine peace talks negotiators agree to establish buffer zone

Negotiators in Ukrainian peace talks agreed early Saturday to create a buffer zone to separate government troops and pro-Russian militants and withdraw heavy weapons and foreign fighters in order to ensure a stable truce in eastern Ukraine. The deal reached by representatives of Ukraine, ...

Sep 19, 2014

Ukraine's pleas for lethal aid from US go unmet

President Barack Obama welcomed the new leader of embattled Ukraine to the White House on Thursday, but stopped short of fulfilling his visitor’s urgent request for lethal aid to fight Russian-backed separatists. Earlier, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko renewed his call for American weaponry during ...

Ukraine's pleas for lethal aid from U.S. go unmet

Sep 19, 2014

Ukraine's pleas for lethal aid from U.S. go unmet

President Barack Obama welcomed the new leader of embattled Ukraine to the White House Thursday, but he stopped short of fulfilling his visitor’s urgent request for lethal aid to fight Russian-backed separatists. Earlier, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko renewed his call for American weaponry during ...

Ukraine's president addresses Canadian Parliament

Sep 18, 2014

Ukraine's president addresses Canadian Parliament

Ukraine’s president says his country has “crossed the Rubicon” to a new Westward-looking future that leaves behind the darkness of its Russian past. President Petro Poroshenko made the remarks during an address to the Canadian Parliament on Wednesday. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper welcomed ...

Ukraine parliament ratifies EU pact

Sep 16, 2014

Ukraine parliament ratifies EU pact

Ukraine’s parliament on Tuesday ratified an agreement to deepen economic and political ties with the European Union, and passed legislation to grant autonomy to the rebellious east as part of a peace deal. The ratification vote draws a line under the issue that last ...

Ukraine offers rebel east three years of limited self-rule

Sep 16, 2014

Ukraine offers rebel east three years of limited self-rule

Ukraine’s president on Monday offered parts of the ex-Soviet country’s separatist east limited self-rule for three years under the terms of a peace plan reached with Russia. Petro Poroshenko’s official website said the pro-Western leader told top lawmakers the proposal would be part of ...

Sep 15, 2014

Main pro-Russia party to boycott Ukraine vote

The pro-Russian party that ruled Ukraine under ousted president Viktor Yanukovych said Sunday it would boycott next month’s parliamentary polls and form an “opposition government” to fight for regional powers and against Kiev’s Westward course. The decision by the once-dominant Regions Party came as ...

Ukraine truce under threat as heavy fighting erupts

Sep 15, 2014

Ukraine truce under threat as heavy fighting erupts

Heavy fighting erupted around the rebel stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine on Sunday, piling further pressure on a precarious nine-day-old truce between the government and separatist fighters. Large clouds of thick black smoke billowed over the industrial city as the boom of sustained ...

U.S., EU hit Russia with fresh round of sanctions

Sep 13, 2014

U.S., EU hit Russia with fresh round of sanctions

The United States and the European Union hit Russia with tough new sanctions Friday in a coordinated riposte to Moscow’s “unacceptable behavior” in Ukraine despite a fragile truce. Moscow responded by accusing its foes of seeking to derail the peace push aimed at halting ...

Ukraine says Russia is withdrawing; EU delays sanctions

Sep 11, 2014

Ukraine says Russia is withdrawing; EU delays sanctions

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Wednesday that Russia had withdrawn the bulk of its forces from his country and he pledged greater automony for the separatist east in moves that could help sustain a fragile truce. The pro-Western leader’s comments were soon followed by ...