Feb 2, 2017

Ukraine reportedly plans referendum on NATO membership

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko plans a referendum on whether Ukraine should join the NATO alliance, with polls showing 54 percent of Ukrainians now favor such a move, Germany’s Funke Mediengruppe newspaper chain reported Thursday. Ukraine and NATO accuse Russia of providing troops and weapons ...

Jan 30, 2017

Five troops reported killed in eastern Ukraine fighting

At least five Ukrainian troops have been killed in an apparent uptick in fighting in eastern Ukraine, government officials said on Monday. An armed conflict between government troops and separatist rebels has killed more than 9,600 since it began in 2014, according to the ...

Back in the USSR? Ukraine rebels aim to 'bring up patriots'

Jun 23, 2016

Back in the USSR? Ukraine rebels aim to 'bring up patriots'

In camouflage uniforms and red caps, a group of young people gather in the Ukrainian rebels’ de facto capital of Donetsk to sing patriotic songs and discuss the conflict. They are members of Patriot, a youth club set up by separatist authorities in the ...

Feb 16, 2016

Ukrainian military reports highest daily death toll since November

Three Ukrainian servicemen have been killed and seven wounded in fighting with pro-Russian separatists in the past 24 hours, the Ukrainian military said Tuesday, reporting the highest daily casualty toll since mid-November. A year-old cease-fire deal has failed to stop violence in Ukraine’s separatist ...

Poroshenko says Russia still sending troops, arms to east Ukraine

Feb 2, 2016

Poroshenko says Russia still sending troops, arms to east Ukraine

Ukraine’s president Monday accused Russia of sending troops and weapons into the ex-Soviet state’s conflict-torn east, and warned that a fragile peace deal was not being fully implemented. “It’s terrible that after the Minsk agreement … we still face serious security problems in the ...