Interfax reports 400 Ukraine soldiers desert in Russia

Aug 4, 2014

Interfax reports 400 Ukraine soldiers desert in Russia

More than 400 Ukrainian soldiers have crossed the border into Russia and deserted the Kiev government, news agency Interfax quoted a border security official as saying Monday. Ukraine confirmed the crossing but said the soldiers were forced into Russian territory by rebel fire. Vasily ...

Aug 4, 2014

Ukrainian army steps up attacks on rebel-held Donetsk

Pro-Russian separatists battled Sunday to keep advancing Ukrainian government forces at bay in heavy fighting on the outskirts of Donetsk, the rebels’ main stronghold in eastern Ukraine. Shelling by Ukrainian troops, some of them in sunflower fields outside the large industrial city, killed six ...

Putin left with few palatable options to resolve Ukraine crisis

Aug 3, 2014

Putin left with few palatable options to resolve Ukraine crisis

Punitive sanctions and the calling into question of a key arms control treaty with Washington have ratcheted up pressure on Russia, leaving President Vladimir Putin few palatable options to resolve the crisis in Ukraine, analysts say. Putin might have thought he could get away ...

More human remains recovered at Ukraine crash site

Aug 3, 2014

More human remains recovered at Ukraine crash site

Investigators using sniffer dogs recovered more human remains and personal belongings at the Malaysia Airlines wreckage site in eastern Ukraine on Saturday, the head of an international recovery mission said. Speaking from the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, Pieter-Jaap Aalbersberg said 70 Dutch and Australian investigators ...