Apr 24, 2017

Russia vows to get Ukrainian separatists to comply with deal

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has vowed to use Moscow’s influence to get Ukraine’s separatist rebels to comply with a cease-fire deal. Lavrov made the promise at a news conference Monday with EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini after talks in Moscow. An American ...

Mine kills American OSCE monitor in Ukraine

Apr 24, 2017

Mine kills American OSCE monitor in Ukraine

An American member of the OSCE’s monitoring mission in eastern Ukraine died Sunday and two others were wounded when their vehicle was blown up by a mine in the separatist Luhansk region. The mission’s deputy head, Alexander Hug, said the member killed was from ...

/ Apr 13, 2017

Lobbyists tied to ex-Trump aides register as foreign agents

A Washington lobbying firm that worked on a covert influence campaign in the U.S. under the direction of two former top campaign advisers to President Donald Trump has registered after the fact with the Justice Department as a foreign agent. It acknowledged its work ...

Mar 5, 2017

Ukraine reaches preliminary agreement with IMF on fresh aid

The International Monetary Fund said Saturday it had reached a preliminary agreement with Ukraine that could see the war-scarred and cashed-starved nation receive fresh aid in the first half of the year. The news was particularly good for the ex-Soviet republic because the IMF ...

Stress from war brings baby boom in Ukraine

/ Mar 3, 2017

Stress from war brings baby boom in Ukraine

Olena Gorbatova gave birth to her third child in war-torn eastern Ukraine to the sounds of gunfire and exploding shells in the Kiev-held flash-point town of Avdiivka. The 40-year-old calmed herself by thinking the attacks were just a celebration of the baby girl, whom ...

Feb 16, 2017

Ukraine charges Russia with new cyberattacks on infrastructure

Ukraine on Wednesday accused Russian hackers of targeting its power grid, financial system and other infrastructure with a new type of virus that attacks industrial processes, the latest in a series of cyberoffensives against the country. Oleksandr Tkachuk, Ukraine’s security service chief of staff, ...

Feb 16, 2017

Ukraine declares state of emergency over energy

Ukraine on Wednesday announced a state of emergency for its energy sector that could result in rolling blackouts as officials try to sharply curtail electricity use by consumers. The decision was made at a Cabinet meeting to work out a response to a two-week ...