Jul 24, 2017

Russia to blame for 'hot war' in Ukraine, special U.S. envoy says

The new U.S. special envoy on Ukraine said Sunday that Russia is responsible for the "hot war" in the country's east, after fresh clashes between government forces and Russian-backed rebels. Kurt Volker, who was appointed this month as the State Department's special representative for negotiations ...

Pledging reforms by 2020, Ukraine seeks road map to NATO membership

Jul 10, 2017

Pledging reforms by 2020, Ukraine seeks road map to NATO membership

Kiev and NATO will begin discussions on a road map to get Ukraine into the grouping, with Kiev pledging the necessary reforms by 2020, President Petro Poroshenko said Monday. Speaking alongside Poroshenko on a visit to the Ukrainian capital, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said NATO has ...

Hackers strike across Europe, sparking widespread disruption

Jun 27, 2017

Hackers strike across Europe, sparking widespread disruption

Hackers have caused widespread disruption across Europe, hitting Ukraine especially hard. Company and government officials reported major disruption to the Ukrainian power grid, banks and government offices. Russia's Rosneft energy company also reported falling victim to hacking, as did shipping company A.P. Moller-Maersk, which said every ...

EU keeps sanctions on Russia due to its failure on Ukraine cease-fire

Jun 23, 2017

EU keeps sanctions on Russia due to its failure on Ukraine cease-fire

EU leaders agreed Thursday to roll over damaging economic sanctions against Russia for another six months because Moscow has failed to meet its Ukraine cease-fire commitments, EU President Donald Tusk said. "Agreed. EU will extend economic sanctions against Russia for their lack of implementing the ...