Ukraine: 13 troops killed in fight with Russia-backed rebels

Feb 2, 2015

Ukraine: 13 troops killed in fight with Russia-backed rebels

Russian-backed separatists kept up their assault Sunday on a railway hub in eastern Ukraine, the fiercest battle in fighting that the government said has killed 13 of its troops and wounded 20 others over the last day. The separatists attacked several villages around the ...

Kiev and separatists trade blame as Ukraine peace talks collapse

Feb 1, 2015

Kiev and separatists trade blame as Ukraine peace talks collapse

Peace talks on Ukraine collapsed Saturday after just over four hours with no tangible progress toward a new cease-fire but with Ukraine’s representative and separatist envoys angrily accusing each other of sabotaging the meeting. Ukraine’s representative, former President Leonid Kuchma, left the talks in ...

Russian mother of seven accused of treason over Ukraine

Jan 30, 2015

Russian mother of seven accused of treason over Ukraine

A mother of seven has been accused of treason for calling the Ukrainian Embassy about Russian troop movements in the latest sign of Moscow attempting to cover up its intervention in its neighboring state. Svetlana Davydova, 36, was arrested last week by a group ...

Jan 30, 2015

UNICEF seeks $3.1 billion aid for 'new generation' of crises

The U.N. children’s agency launched a record $3.1 billion aid appeal on Thursday to help 62 million children at risk from a “new generation” of humanitarian crises. The threats ranged from the brutal war in Syria that shows no sign of ending after nearly ...

Jan 30, 2015

Rights abuses fueled rise of Islamic militants: Human Rights Watch

Governments increasingly view human rights as “a luxury” they can ill afford, Human Rights Watch said Thursday, warning that abuses fuel crises in world trouble spots like Syria and Ukraine. Western powers, including the United States, are far from blameless and in some cases ...

More than 1,000 children living rough in Donetsk

Jan 28, 2015

More than 1,000 children living rough in Donetsk

About 1,100 children are living rough in underground shelters in Ukraine’s rebel-held eastern city of Donetsk, the U.N. children’s agency said Tuesday. “We were able to assess 12 bomb shelters where there are adults and parents with the children,” UNICEF’s representative in Ukraine Giovanna ...

Rocket attack in Ukraine 'targeted civilians': U.N.

Jan 27, 2015

Rocket attack in Ukraine 'targeted civilians': U.N.

The U.N. said Monday that a rocket attack that killed 30 people in a city in eastern Ukraine deliberately targeted civilians, as Russian President Vladimir Putin spurned Western calls to rein in a pro-Moscow insurgency. A senior U.N. official told an emergency Security Council ...