Ukraine parliament ratifies EU pact

Sep 16, 2014

Ukraine parliament ratifies EU pact

Ukraine’s parliament on Tuesday ratified an agreement to deepen economic and political ties with the European Union, and passed legislation to grant autonomy to the rebellious east as part of a peace deal. The ratification vote draws a line under the issue that last ...

U.S., EU hit Russia with fresh round of sanctions

Sep 13, 2014

U.S., EU hit Russia with fresh round of sanctions

The United States and the European Union hit Russia with tough new sanctions Friday in a coordinated riposte to Moscow’s “unacceptable behavior” in Ukraine despite a fragile truce. Moscow responded by accusing its foes of seeking to derail the peace push aimed at halting ...

Ukraine, pro-Russian rebels reach cease-fire deal

Sep 6, 2014

Ukraine, pro-Russian rebels reach cease-fire deal

Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels reached a cease-fire agreement on Friday, the first step toward ending fighting in eastern Ukraine that has caused the worst standoff between Moscow and the West since the Cold War ended. The cease-fire deal was struck in the Belarusian capital, ...

Ukraine agrees to 'permanent cease-fire' with Russia

Sep 3, 2014

Ukraine agrees to 'permanent cease-fire' with Russia

Ukraine’s beleaguered President Petro Poroshenko announced on Wednesday that he and Russia’s Vladimir Putin had agreed to a “permanent cease-fire” in the east of the former Soviet country. Poroshenko’s office said the agreement was reached in a telephone exchange that was preceded only a ...

NATO: the Russian bear's bugbear

| Sep 3, 2014

NATO: the Russian bear's bugbear

NATO has been a bugbear for the Kremlin, a monstrous threat used to keep Russians in line, but Moscow’s nightmare is now coming true as a new Cold War hangs over Europe, analysts say. At a summit in Wales on Thursday and Friday NATO ...

Russia takes page from Soviet era in missing troop saga

Aug 31, 2014

Russia takes page from Soviet era in missing troop saga

The last time Valeria Sokolova saw her husband, the 25-year-old paratrooper told her that he and his fellow soldiers were heading for military exercises in southern Russia, near the Ukrainian border. “He was vague in a way that was very unusual, and it was ...

Moscow categorizes soldiers' mothers group as a 'foreign agent'

Aug 30, 2014

Moscow categorizes soldiers' mothers group as a 'foreign agent'

Russia on Friday officially labeled a regional rights group that monitors abuses in the armed forces a “foreign agent” as Kiev and the West claimed Russian troops are involved in fighting in Ukraine. The Russian Justice Ministry added a group called Soldiers’ Mothers of ...