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  • Eastern Ukraine holds separatist referendum

    Eastern Ukraine holds separatist referendum
    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...
  • 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-...
  • Is Russia ready to back off in Ukraine?

     Is Russia ready to back off in Ukraine?
    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...
  • Ukrainian forces retake control in city held by rebels, official says

    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...
  • Ukraine leader calls for 'resolute response' after plane shot down

    Ukraine leader calls for 'resolute response' after plane shot down
    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...
  • Michael McFaul — an eye on Russia

     Michael McFaul — an eye on Russia
    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...
  • Russian aggression driving Ukrainians toward EU, NATO, poll finds

    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....
  • Blast hits Russia-Europe gas pipeline in central Ukraine

    Blast hits Russia-Europe gas pipeline in central Ukraine
    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-...
  • Ukrainian peace plan: President offers rebels a unilateral cease-fire

    Ukrainian peace plan: President offers rebels a unilateral cease-fire
    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...
  • Russia moving troops to Ukraine border, pressuring Kiev on EU pact

    Russia moving troops to Ukraine border, pressuring Kiev on EU pact
    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...
  • Ukraine oligarchs intervene to avert 'catastrophe' of separatism

    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...