Fighting rages near Donetsk airport despite Ukraine cease-fire

World Mar 17, 2015

Fighting rages near Donetsk airport despite Ukraine cease-fire

Heavy machine gun and light artillery fire pounded a district of Donetsk, the biggest city of eastern Ukraine, on Monday and pro-Russian rebels said there had been no lull in the fighting since a February cease-fire. The Spartak district, adjacent to the city's now-flattened airport, ...

Fighting rages in east Ukraine despite bid to revive stillborn truce

World Feb 20, 2015

Fighting rages in east Ukraine despite bid to revive stillborn truce

Fighting raged in eastern Ukraine on Thursday despite European efforts to resurrect a stillborn cease-fire, a day after pro-Russian separatists spurned the truce by forcing thousands of government troops out of a strategic town. Western nations are refusing to give up on a peace deal ...

Ukraine says detained Russian soldiers were on 'special mission'

World Aug 26, 2014

Ukraine says detained Russian soldiers were on 'special mission'

Ukraine said on Tuesday its forces had captured a group of Russian paratroopers who had crossed into Ukrainian territory on a "special mission" — but Moscow said they had ended up there by mistake. The Ukrainian military meanwhile reported pro-Russian separatist forces were shelling the ...

World 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 people ...