| May 11, 2014
| 7:23 PM
Some residents of this eastern Ukrainian city voted for independence Sunday in expectation of soon having their region annexed by Russia.
Others cast "yes" votes as what they considered a first step toward demanding more regional autonomy while...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 8:19 PM
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...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 4:49 PM
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-...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 6:51 PM
It's too early to declare an end to the crisis in Ukraine, where pro-Russia separatists continue, sometimes violently, to resist the authority of the central government. But in recent days there have been encouraging signs that Russia is willing to...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 2:35 PM
Ukrainian security forces on Friday retook control of an industrial city in the country's east that had been held by separatists, a top official in the government said.
Troops swept into Mariupol in the restive Donetsk region about 4:50 a.m. and battled...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 5:06 PM
One week into office and facing the largest loss of life among Ukraine's forces in a single attack by separatists, the country's new president met Saturday with his security chiefs and called on them "to regain Ukrainian control over the state border...
| Mar 26, 2014
Michael McFaul was a scholar from Montana when he made his first trip to the West's Cold War enemy, the Soviet Union. Thirty years later, he was President Obama's chief Russia expert, then the United States ambassador in Moscow. He left the ambassadorship...
| May 14, 2014
| 8:11 AM
Russia’s annexation of the Crimean peninsula and alleged support of pro-Russia separatists elsewhere in Ukraine are driving more and more Ukrainians to seek alliance with the European Union and NATO, a Kiev social researcher reported Wednesday....
| Jun 17, 2014
| 11:31 AM
An explosion ripped through a natural gas pipeline in central Ukraine on Tuesday in what the country's interior minister said might have been an act of sabotage.
Officials at Russian energy giant Gazprom said the blast along the Urengoy-Pomary-...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 8:23 AM
Ukraine's president said Wednesday that he has a peace plan that would provide for a unilateral cease-fire on the part of government forces, giving pro-Russia separatists a chance to lay down their arms and end a weeks-long confrontation that has left...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 12:19 PM
Russia has sent thousands of additional troops to its border with Ukraine following the Kiev leadership's announcement that it will sign an economic association pact with the European Union next week.
The NATO chief reporting the renewed Kremlin troop...
| May 16, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Ukraine’s wealthiest industrialists appear to have entered the fight against separatists endangering their export-dependent businesses, chasing militants out of the steel-producing port of Mariupol and challenging the gunmen occupying other...