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 ...

Ukrainian leader's wealth grows despite war, economic woes

Oct 31, 2015

Ukrainian leader's wealth grows despite war, economic woes

The value of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s assets soared despite economic crisis and conflict while those of other tycoons shrank in an annual wealth list published Friday. The 50-year-old Western-backed president’s business empire ranges from chocolates to media holdings still under his control. Friday’s ...

Ukraine's Donetsk rebels ban Doctors Without Borders, U.N. agencies

Oct 24, 2015

Ukraine's Donetsk rebels ban Doctors Without Borders, U.N. agencies

Pro-Russian insurgents in Ukraine’s eastern separatist Donetsk region said Friday they had banned Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and U.N. agencies, a move the medical charity described as worrying. MSF provides crucial medical care for patients in the area, especially those suffering from diabetes and ...