Feb 16, 2017

Ukrainian warring sides agree to a pullback of heavy arms

An international mediator on Wednesday said Ukraine’s warring sides had agreed to withdraw heavy weapons from the volatile front line by Monday in line with a tattered peace plan. Martin Sajdik, the lead negotiator from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) ...

Ukraine appeals for help against Russia as fighting flares

Feb 3, 2017

Ukraine appeals for help against Russia as fighting flares

Ukraine’s president appealed for more global pressure against Russia on Thursday as Moscow-backed rebels and government forces clashed around a front-line town in an upsurge of fighting that has claimed a reported 25 lives. The sworn foes have been exchanging mortar and rocket fire ...

/ 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 ...

Trump vows better ties with Russia, seeks to reassure NATO allies

/ Jan 29, 2017

Trump vows better ties with Russia, seeks to reassure NATO allies

President Donald Trump vowed Saturday to improve floundering ties with Russia while also reassuring close U.S. allies he supports NATO. Amid growing international alarm over Trump’s halt to refugees and travelers from Muslim countries, French President Francois Hollande warned of the “economic and political ...

Jan 14, 2017

Chinese, Germans seek to turn Chernobyl wasteland into solar park

Chinese and Germans are among dozens of investors taking Ukraine up on its offer to turn the grounds of one of the world’s worst nuclear disasters into a massive solar park. Thirteen international investors are among the 39 groups seeking Ukrainian permission to install ...