Former Georgian leader Saakashvili's train halted near Ukraine border

World / Politics Sep 10, 2017

Former Georgian leader Saakashvili's train halted near Ukraine border

A train carrying former Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili and his supporters was prevented from leaving a railway station in Poland for Ukraine on Sunday, deepening a standoff between Saakashvili and Ukrainian authorities. Saakashvili intended to return to Ukraine despite being stripped of Ukrainian citizenship by ...

World May 20, 2015

Moscow demands access to two Russian 'citizen' prisoners in Ukraine

Russia's foreign ministry on Tuesday demanded the right to visit two citizens detained last week in eastern Ukraine who Kiev says are Russian soldiers guilty of carrying out "terrorist acts" on its territory. Kiev said on Monday the two men had killed Ukrainian troops and ...

World May 18, 2015

Russian officers captured near rebel area in east Ukraine, Kiev says

The Ukrainian government on Sunday claimed to have captured two Russian officers who were operating in the rebel-controlled area. Ukrainian military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said on Sunday the two Russian officers have been taken prisoner by the volunteer Aidar battalion in the town of Shchastia, ...

Blast during march marking Yanukovych's ouster in Ukraine kills two

World Feb 22, 2015

Blast during march marking Yanukovych's ouster in Ukraine kills two

Two people were killed and about eight others injured in a bomb explosion at a march Sunday in Ukraine's second-largest city that was commemorating the first anniversary of the ouster of president Viktor Yanukovych, the country's Interior ministry said. The Interior Ministry said the blast ...

Russia starts gas supplies to rebel-held east Ukraine

World Feb 20, 2015

Russia starts gas supplies to rebel-held east Ukraine

Russia started supplying gas to rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Thursday after Kiev had temporarily suspended deliveries because of damage to the networks from heavy fighting, which is continuing despite a cease-fire. The spat over Russian gas supplies and pricing for Ukraine had been at the ...

Poroshenko plans $3 billion boost for Ukraine's defense spending by 2017

World Aug 24, 2014

Poroshenko plans $3 billion boost for Ukraine's defense spending by 2017

President Petro Poroshenko announced plans Sunday to boost his country's defense spending by an estimated 50 percent as government forces seek to overpower pro-Russian separatists in the east. During a speech marking Ukraine's independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, Poroshenko made his pledge to ...