NEWS / WORLD / UKRAINE

Ukraine (Live coverage): Tense truce in Kiev as protests spread to Lviv, Rivne

euronews: Protesters and police agreed on a limited truce until 20h00 local time in Kiev. In the meantime the protests seem to spread t o other ukrainian cities. Opposition leaders and president Yanukovich started a new meeting at 17h30 in Kiev to try to end two ...
Ukraine Military Clashes With Pro-Russia Militants in East

- 2 days ago @ nytimes.com: SLOVYANSK, Ukraine — The Ukrainian military stormed an airport 25 miles north of this city on Tuesday, beginning what the president called a military operation to confront pro-Russian militants in the eastern part of the country. A column of armored ...

Powerless to halt seizures by pro-Russian mobs Ukraine urges UN to send in

- 1 day ago @ nationalpost.com: HORLIVKA — Ukraine's acting president urged the United Nations on Monday to send peacekeeping troops to eastern Ukraine, where pro-Russian gunmen kept up their rampage of storming and occupying local government offices, police stations and a ...

Russia's PM slams Ukraine's interim leaders, says nation at brink of civil war

- 1 day ago @ washingtonpost.com: KIEV — The Ukrainian government in Kiev on Tuesday announced the start of a staged counter offensive to reclaim control of the country's east as Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev warned that Ukraine was descending into civil war. Facing mounting ...

Ukraine troops, tanks head to troubled east

- 1 day ago @ yahoo.com: IZYUM, Ukraine (AP) — Busloads of Ukrainian troops and a handful of tanks set up Tuesday outside an eastern city controlled by armed pro-Russian militiamen as the country's acting president announced an "anti-terrorist operation" to root out the separatists.

Nato
Terrorism

LATEST HEADLINES

Base attack, referendum talk overshadow Russia, Ukraine talks

CNN: (CNN) -- Ukrainian, Russian and Western diplomats held emergency talks in Switzerland on Thursday, in the hope of resolving a a deepening crisis that has seen armed pro-Russian protesters seize swathes of Ukraine. The unrest in the restive east, which ...

Ukraine, US to alternately cajole, threaten Russia

GENEVA (AP) — Ukraine is hoping to placate Russia and calm hostilities with its neighbor even as the U.S. prepares a new round of sanctions to punish Moscow for what it regards as fomenting unrest.

Ukraine: 3 killed after Black Sea base attack

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Three pro-Russian militants died and 13 were wounded when Ukrainian troops repelled an attack on a National Guard base in the Black Sea port of Mariupol, Ukraine's interior ministry said Thursday.

Armored Vehicles Flying Russian Flags Appear in Eastern Ukraine

TIME: Russian paratroopers have been spotted in eastern Ukraine while elements of the Ukrainian army have defected and are now flying Russian flags. Meanwhile, the verbal tensions between Kiev and Moscow continued to ramp up. Military vehicles flying ...

Germany outlook sours on Ukraine concerns

CNNMoney: This is the second consecutive month the survey has mentioned Ukraine as a key risk factor for Germany -- though the report also showed experts were the most optimistic they've been about the current economic situation since July 2011. The high level ...

Ukraine military push appears to lose momentum in the east

CNN: "What I've said consistently is that each time Russia takes these kinds of steps that are designed to destabilize Ukraine and violate their sovereignty, that there are going to be consequences and what you've already seen is the Russian economy weaker, ...

NATO's Back in Business, Thanks to Russia's Threat to Ukraine

TIME: UKRAINE-RUSSIA-CRISIS-POLITICS-SLAVYANSK Armed militants outside the regional state building seized by pro-Russian separatists in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk on Wednesday. Genya Savilov / AFP / Getty Images ...

Ukraine Push Against Rebels Grinds to Halt

New York Times: SLOVYANSK, Ukraine — A military operation that the Ukrainian government said would confront pro-Russian militants in the east of the country unraveled in disarray on Wednesday with the entire contingent of 21 armored vehicles that had separated into ...

WORLD NEWS

UKRAINE CRISIS..

Pro-Russia separatists take armor, humiliating Ukraine forces

Yahoo News: GENEVA/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Foreign ministers from East and West will try to defuse the Ukraine crisis on Thursday in Geneva, once frequently the scene of Cold War negotiations, but will risk being upstaged by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Putin risks upstaging talks on defusing Ukraine crisis

Reuters: GENEVA/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Foreign ministers from East and West will try to defuse the Ukraine crisis on Thursday in Geneva, once frequently the scene of Cold War negotiations, but will risk being upstaged by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Why Ukraine crisis has China in a bind

CNN (blog): At Sunday night's emergency U.N. Security Council meeting, Western countries denounced Russian efforts to destabilize eastern Ukraine. Depending on your reading of its statement, China either refused to do the same, or refused to back Russia. Either ...

Ukraine upends Poland's EU election campaign

The Ukraine crisis has shifted Poland's campaign for next month's European elections, boosting the governing centre-right party's chances as its prime minister reassures voters nervous about Russia's next move. "Issues relating to Ukraine and Poland's security have become essential in this EU election campaign, pushing matters of domestic politics into the background," political marketing ...

Russia to meet EU and US for talks over Ukraine crisis - The

Top-level talks scheduled for next week as tense standoff with pro-Russia separatists continues in eastern Ukraine .

RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN..

Is Ukraine about to go nuclear again?

CNN: (CNN) -- As tensions escalate on the eastern border of Ukraine, President Barack Obama has called on Russian President Vladimir Putin and his government "to cease all efforts to undermine and destabilize" the sovereign nation after the movement of ...

Russian Economy Hit by Ukraine Turmoil

ABC News: Russia's economy slowed sharply at the start of the year as the crisis in Ukraine spooked investors into pulling money out of the country. But with Russian President Vladimir Putin still enjoying high popularity ratings, the economic damage is not yet ...

Russia condemns Ukrainian troops' move to oust armed separatists

Los Angeles Times: MOSCOW -- Ukraine's interim government on Tuesday made good on threats to move against pro-Russia separatists occupying eastern cities, prompting Russian President Vladimir Putin to demand U.N. condemnation of the use of force in the neighboring ...

RUSSIAN SPECIAL FORCES..

Ukraine Moves Against Separatists as Medvedev Evokes Specter of Civil War

Bloomberg: Ukraine unleashed an offensive to dislodge militants from cities in the eastern Donetsk region as authorities in the capital Kiev said Russian special forces were identified among the anti-government groups. From four to 11 militants were killed and ...

Ukraine Says Russian Forces Among Separatists as Battles Ensue

Ukraine began an offensive against separatists in its eastern regions, recapturing an airport amid claims Russian special forces were supporting the anti-government groups. Units from Ukraine's Interior Ministry yesterday ousted pro-Russian activists who'd seized the airfield in Kramatorsk, though there were conflicting accounts on casualties. U.S. Representative Mike Rogers, chairman of the ...

UKRAINE MILITARY..

Ukraine Military Clashes With Pro-Russia Militants in East

New York Times: SLOVYANSK, Ukraine — The Ukrainian military stormed an airport 25 miles north of this city on Tuesday, beginning what the president called a military operation to confront pro-Russian militants in the eastern part of the country. A column of armored ...

Ukraine military column 'disarmed'

Ukraine's defence ministry says six of its armoured vehicles have been seized by pro-Russian militants, amid mounting tension in eastern Ukraine.

IN EASTERN UKRAINE..

Ukraine crisis: Military column'seized' in Kramatorsk

BBC News: Pro-Russian militants in eastern Ukraine have seized six Ukrainian armoured vehicles, the defence ministry in Kiev says. Reports say the occupants were disarmed after the vehicles were blockaded by locals in the city of Kramatorsk. The incident comes a ...

Separatists step up takeovers in eastern Ukraine; NATO to bolster its presence

Washington Post: DONETSK, Ukraine — Tensions escalated in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday, with pro-Russian gunmen storming City Hall in the sprawling city of Donetsk and commandeering half a dozen Ukrainian armored vehicles and their crews outside Slovyansk.

Ukraine's Offensive Falters as Elite Units Defect to Pro-Russia Side

ABC News (blog): SLOVIANSK, Ukraine – Ukraine's “anti-terrorist operation” to take back areas in eastern Ukraine seized by pro-Russian forces faltered as units of Ukraine's elite forces in tanks and armored personnel carriers defected to the pro-Russian side. In at ...

U.S. military on high alert as Ukraine troops trade gunfire with pro-Russian

Washington Times: U.S. military assets in the Black Sea are on high alert amid reports Ukraine troops traded gunfire Tuesday with pro-Russian militants. A journalist with Associated Press reported intense gunfire at an airport in eastern Ukraine after the government ...

Military Action Breaks Out In Eastern Ukraine | FDL News Desk

The situation in Ukraine has deteriorated further as the interim president in Kiev, Oleksandr Turchynov, has ordered an “anti-terrorist” operation against political opponents in Eastern Ukraine . The terrorism charge is targeted ...

Kiev launches military operation in eastern Ukraine — RT News

Ukraine's coup-appointed acting President Aleksandr Turchinov has announced a crackdown on anti-government protesters in the north of the Donetsk Region, eastern Ukraine .

Armed pro-Russian protesters seize city in eastern Ukraine | World

Armed separatists took control of a city in eastern Ukraine on Saturday and Kiev prepared troops to tackle what it called an "act of aggression by Russia", pushing the conflict between the neighbours into a dangerous new ...

PRO RUSSIAN MILITANTS..

Ukrainian troops secure airfield as operations against pro-Russian militants begin

Washington Post: DONETSK, Ukraine — The Ukrainian military on Tuesday secured an airfield threatened by Russian sympathizers, signaling the start of a campaign to counter militants who have stormed official buildings in at least 10 eastern cities. After days of a ...

TRENDING NOW