World Feb 16, 2016

Ukrainian military reports highest daily death toll since November

Three Ukrainian servicemen have been killed and seven wounded in fighting with pro-Russian separatists in the past 24 hours, the Ukrainian military said Tuesday, reporting the highest daily casualty toll since mid-November. A year-old cease-fire deal has failed to stop violence in Ukraine's separatist eastern ...

Abe seeks diplomatic solution to Ukraine crisis

National / Politics Sep 29, 2015

Abe seeks diplomatic solution to Ukraine crisis

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed resolve Monday to seek a diplomatic solution to the Ukraine crisis as next year's rotating president of the Group of Seven major industrialized nations. In a meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in New York, Abe said that with Ukraine ...

Ukraine's parliament backs draft law giving east special status

World Aug 31, 2015

Ukraine's parliament backs draft law giving east special status

Ukraine's parliament on Monday voted for constitutional changes to give its eastern regions a special status that it hopes will blunt their separatist drive, but divisions among pro-Western lawmakers suggested the road to making them law will be rough. At a rowdy session, 265 deputies ...

History becomes a weapon in Russia-West rift over Ukraine

World / Politics Jun 9, 2015

History becomes a weapon in Russia-West rift over Ukraine

History has become a weapon in Russia's battle with the West over Ukraine as President Vladimir Putin looks increasingly to the past to whip up patriotism and rally support. Last month's lavish commemorations of the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II, several declarations ...