| May 19, 2014
| 4:21 PM
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday ordered his troops to pull back from the border with Ukraine after weeks of military exercises, another signal that the Kremlin is trying to avoid overtly undermining its neighbor's Sunday presidential election...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 4:00 AM
SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine — There are no words in the lexicon of the Abdulkerimov family more terrible than "occupation" or "deportation," two foreign terms with no precise translation in the Crimean Tatar language.
For Tatars, an ethnic group with deep...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 5:07 PM
HORLIVKA, Ukraine — Yelena Rybak sat quietly next to her husband for an hour under their carport, alone and for the last time. She touched his battered face and stroked his cold hands, as if the warmth of her fingers might still wake him.
| Apr 8, 2014
| 8:25 PM
MOSCOW — Heavily armed separatists held Ukrainian government buildings and hostages Tuesday as tensions increased sharply and threatened to push a dispute over treatment of the country's ethnic Russians into bloodshed.
| Apr 12, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Russian President Vladimir Putin has massed tens of thousands of troops along Ukraine's eastern border, a reminder of his vow to protect ethnic Russians in the neighboring country. Using his army, however, is probably Plan B.
Rather than repeating the...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 5:55 PM
KIEV, Ukraine — Rebellious ethnic Russians in Ukraine's Crimea region raised the stakes Thursday in the so-far bloodless battle for control of the strategic peninsula when regional lawmakers voted unanimously in favor of secession and moved to put...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 9:00 AM
MADRID — Reminders of her son hang close to Pilar Manjon's heart.
There's the necklace she wears with his name, Daniel, and the golden pendant bearing his first initial. A locket holds a tiny snapshot of his handsome face, smiling with the promise...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 10:22 PM
SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine — The Kremlin power play in Ukraine's strategic Crimea region escalated Sunday with Russian-backed authorities ordering Ukrainian army and navy units to surrender their weapons as an outraged international community warned...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 7:16 PM
WASHINGTON — Russia's military action in Crimea has strengthened support for economic aid to beleaguered Ukraine, yet the multibillion-dollar package under discussion in world capitals still must navigate a treacherous course.
| Mar 11, 2014
| 9:23 PM
MOSCOW — Ukraine's Crimea region would become an independent country if voters approve secession in a hastily organized referendum Sunday, the Russian-controlled regional parliament declared Tuesday in a shift away from plans for immediate...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 6:18 PM
KIEV, Ukraine — For all its moral outrage and vows never to be partitioned, this country has become almost a bystander to the struggle over its future.
With Russian forces looming over a disputed vote on secession in Crimea, it's increasingly...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 6:00 AM
BERLIN — The last time she checked, Katya Tasheva had the normal number of limbs and eyes. So she feels a nasty shock of non-recognition, she says, when German news reports warn of a coming invasion of people like her — Bulgarians — as...