Ukrainians leave, citing rebel area mismanagement

Mar 16, 2015

Ukrainians leave, citing rebel area mismanagement

Looking out over the several hundred cars lined up to cross into Russia from rebel-held eastern Ukraine, Vladimir curses the separatist authorities who he says are forcing people to venture out of the rebel stronghold in search of basic needs. In contrast to the highly ...

Mar 12, 2015

U.S. to send Ukraine drones, more aid, but no lethal weapons

The United States announced Wednesday that it is sending small unarmed drones, armored Humvees and other assistance to Ukraine in its fight against Russian-backed separatists. Lethal weapons were not included, to the dismay of some U.S. lawmakers. The White House said President Barack Obama is ...

In movie trailer, Putin details secret meeting to take Crimea

Mar 10, 2015

In movie trailer, Putin details secret meeting to take Crimea

Russian President Vladimir Putin has described a secret meeting with officials last year when Russia decided it would take the Crimean Peninsula, the Black Sea region that Moscow annexed from Ukraine last March. In a trailer for an upcoming documentary, shown on state-owned television late ...

Feb 25, 2015

Both sides in Ukraine conflict have used cluster bombs: report

Illegal weapons such as cluster bombs have been used in the Ukraine conflict, Amnesty International said while also criticizing both sides in the fighting for the high number of civilian deaths. "Taking into account everything we understand for now, we think that they (cluster bombs) ...

Kiev says it can't withdraw heavy weapons as attacks persist

Feb 23, 2015

Kiev says it can't withdraw heavy weapons as attacks persist

Ukraine's military said Monday it could not start withdrawing heavy weapons from the front line in the east as required under a tenuous cease-fire because pro-Russian separatists who advanced last week were still attacking its positions. A truce to end fighting that has killed more ...

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

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 ...

Ukraine, rebels exchange prisoners amid fragile cease-fire

/ Feb 22, 2015

Ukraine, rebels exchange prisoners amid fragile cease-fire

Ukrainian military and separatist representatives exchanged dozens of prisoners under cover of darkness at a remote front-line location Saturday evening, kicking off a process intended to usher in peace to the conflict-ridden east. One hundred and thirty nine Ukrainian troops and 52 rebels were exchanged, ...

Kiev marks year since war started

/ Feb 21, 2015

Kiev marks year since war started

One year ago, Ihor Zastavnyi was shot three times and lost a leg while taking part in demonstrations that he hoped would lead to a better Ukraine. Today he faces a country racked by war, struggling with corruption and pleading to the world for financial ...

Kiev accuses Russia of sending more tanks to eastern Ukraine

Feb 21, 2015

Kiev accuses Russia of sending more tanks to eastern Ukraine

Kiev accused Russia on Friday of sending more tanks and troops into eastern Ukraine and said they were heading toward the rebel-held town of Novoazovsk on the southern coast, expanding their presence on what it fears could be the next battlefront. Russia did not immediately ...

Ukraine rebels say cease-fire doesn't apply to encircled town

Feb 16, 2015

Ukraine rebels say cease-fire doesn't apply to encircled town

Ukraine's rebels disavowed a new truce on Sunday hours after it took effect, saying it did not apply to the town where most fighting has taken place in recent weeks. Guns fell abruptly silent at midnight across much of eastern Ukraine in line with the ...