Ukraine crisis deepens as Russia scrambles jets

World / Politics Feb 28, 2014

Ukraine crisis deepens as Russia scrambles jets

Russia scrambled fighter jets to patrol its border and reportedly gave shelter to Ukraine's fugitive president as gunmen stormed government buildings in the strategic Crimea region and raised a Russian flag over the regional parliament Thursday, deepening the crisis for the new Ukrainian government ...

Pro-Russia gunmen seize Ukraine offices in Crimea

World Feb 27, 2014

Pro-Russia gunmen seize Ukraine offices in Crimea

Russia granted protection to the fugitive Ukrainian president, Russian media reported Thursday, as dozens of heavily armed gunmen seized control of government buildings in Ukraine's Crimea region and raised the Russian flag. The moves pose an immediate challenge to Ukraine's new authorities as they seek ...

Ukraine's shift westward would be 'momentous' for EU

World / Politics | ANALYSIS Feb 26, 2014

Ukraine's shift westward would be 'momentous' for EU

A firm course change in Ukraine — westward and away from Moscow — would have momentous consequences for the balance of power in Europe. The move would propel the continent's second-largest country into the orbit of the 28-nation European Union, rather than President Vladimir Putin's ...

'Hero of the Maidan' prompted leader's exit

World / Politics Feb 26, 2014

'Hero of the Maidan' prompted leader's exit

When the history of the bloody turbulence in Ukraine is written, a 26-year-old who learned combat skills in the army cadets may be recorded as the man who made up President Viktor Yanukovych's mind to cut and run. Cars toot a welcome and passers-by press ...

Ukraine ex-aide shot as parliament struggles to secure unity

World / Politics Feb 26, 2014

Ukraine ex-aide shot as parliament struggles to secure unity

Ukraine's new authorities navigated tricky political waters Tuesday, launching a new presidential campaign, working on a new government and seeking to secure urgently needed financial help from the West. Yet protests in the country's pro-Russian region of Crimea, and the shooting of a top aide ...

Gorbachev: Ukrainian unrest stems from stunted democracy

World / Politics Feb 25, 2014

Gorbachev: Ukrainian unrest stems from stunted democracy

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev said Sunday that the political crisis in Ukraine, which has seen its president driven from the capital after months of protests, stems from its government's failure to act democratically. He spoke a day after demonstrators took over Kiev and seized ...

Yanukovych 'planned to use troops to crush protesters'

World / Politics Feb 25, 2014

Yanukovych 'planned to use troops to crush protesters'

Before he was ousted as Ukraine president, Viktor Yanukovych drew up plans to use thousands of troops to crush the protests that eventually toppled him, according to a leaked document published online. Ukrainian journalists are going through thousands of papers they say were found near ...