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  • Putin's Ukraine ambitions hinge on allies he can't rely on

    Putin's Ukraine ambitions hinge on allies he can't rely on
    The prospect is alluring: long-term influence over a Russian-speaking corridor linking eastern Ukraine and Crimea, ensuring supplies of electricity, food, jet engines and other military hardware as well as unfettered access to offshore oil and gas fields....
  • Russian troops pulling back from Ukrainian border, U.S. officials say

    Russian troops pulling back from Ukrainian border, U.S. officials say
    Russia has begun pulling most of its roughly 40,000 troops away from its border with Ukraine, a move that U.S. and NATO officials called encouraging. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the movement of soldiers and equipment was promising but added...
  • Russian rebel attack on Ukraine border guard base kills 5

    At least five pro-Russia separatists were killed Monday in a failed attack on a Ukrainian border guards base, the second large-scale operation in a week by insurgents apparently bent on taking key government facilities ahead of Ukraine's presidential...
  • Ukraine fighting kills 12 pro-Russia separatists

    Ukraine fighting kills 12 pro-Russia separatists
    At least 12 pro-Russia separatists died Monday in clashes at a Ukrainian border guards base and at the militant-occupied Luhansk regional government headquarters in another surge in fighting before Saturday's presidential inauguration. Five militants...
  • Putin's actions in Ukraine sow fear across former Soviet empire

    President Obama’s pledge to defend allies in the former communist states of Eastern Europe and to seek $1 billion from Congress to bolster regional defenses might be Russian President Vladimir Putin’s nightmare come to life. Or, it might...
  • Kiev calls for martial law in east Ukraine as fighting intensifies

    Pro-Russia gunmen overran three eastern Ukrainian military bases on Wednesday, making off with weapons and armored vehicles after ill-equipped government forces ran out of ammunition and fled, Kiev officials and media reported. The setbacks in the...
  • Petro Poroshenko taking the reins of a deeply divided Ukraine

    "Welcome to hell." That was acting Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk's greeting to fellow citizens when he was named in late February to hold the besieged and indebted country together until a new president could be elected. But even with...
  • Ukraine: Capture of rebel stronghold Slaviansk a turning point in war

    Ukraine: Capture of rebel stronghold Slaviansk a turning point in war
    Ukrainian security officials said Sunday they were in full control of the former rebel stronghold of Slaviansk after re-taking it in a victory which President Petro Poroshenko said could mark a turning point in the fight against the separatists....
  • Ukraine's president vows to seal borders, seek cease-fire this week

    Ukraine's president vows to seal borders, seek cease-fire this week
    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko vowed Monday to recover control over his country's eastern borders by the end of this week and propose a cease-fire with pro-Russia separatists whose nearly three-month battle with government troops has taken 300...
  • Two Russian journalists killed in Ukrainian attack on separatists

    Two Russian journalists killed in Ukrainian attack on separatists
    Two Russian television journalists were killed Tuesday in a Ukrainian military attack on a militant roadblock near the eastern city of Luhansk, stirring accusations by the Russian government and media that Kiev's troops are targeting civilians. Reporter...
  • Ukraine's new president vows to pursue peace

    Ukraine's new president vows to pursue peace
    As skirmishing with pro-Russia separatists continued in eastern Ukraine, billionaire Petro Poroshenko was sworn into office Saturday as the fifth president of post-Soviet Ukraine. The 48-year-old chocolate magnate offered a peace plan to resolve the...
  • Progress reported in Ukraine-Russia talks but fighting continues

    Ukraine's Foreign Ministry reported progress Monday after a second day of talks with a Moscow envoy aimed at ending the fighting between government forces and pro-Russia separatists in the east. Violence continued, however, in the besieged, militant-...