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  • 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...
  • Separatists urge supporters in east Ukraine to vote on autonomy

    Separatists urge supporters in east Ukraine to vote on autonomy
    As violent clashes flared anew in eastern Ukraine, pro-Russia separatists summoned their supporters to vote Sunday on whether to seek autonomy from the government in Kiev despite widespread condemnation of the rogue referendum and retracted support from...
  • Ukraine's separatist referendum draws 'yes' votes from many sides

    Ukraine's separatist referendum draws 'yes' votes from many sides
    Galvanized by fear and propaganda, residents of eastern Ukraine voted Sunday in a widely condemned and unmonitored referendum on independence that is expected to be declared an overwhelming victory by its separatist organizers. Ukraine’s central...
  • 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 threat from within

    Ukraine's threat from within
    It's become popular to dismiss Russian President Vladimir Putin as paranoid and out of touch with reality. But his denunciation of "neofascist extremists" within the movement that toppled the old Ukrainian government, and in the ranks of the new one, is...
  • Russia's advantage

    Russia's advantage
    The European Union and the United States recognize that there are ways they could play constructive roles in resolving the Ukraine crisis. But some of the suggestions revolving around natural gas and oil being floated suggest a profound misunderstanding...
  • A bailout for Ukrainians, by Ukrainians?

     A bailout for Ukrainians, by Ukrainians?
    Like the reigns of many corrupt leaders, that of Viktor Yanukovich ended in farce. But there's nothing farcical about Ukraine's situation. Russian troops have taken over its Crimean region, and President Vladimir Putin this week said that Russia...
  • Anarchy spreads in eastern Ukraine, team of European analysts detained

    Separatist gunmen occupying the volatile eastern Ukrainian city of Slovyansk detained a 13-member team of military analysts from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Friday in defiance of international agreements signed by Russia and...
  • Ukraine-Slovakia gas deal is first step out of dependence on Russia

    Ukraine-Slovakia gas deal is first step out of dependence on Russia
    Ukraine and Slovakia signed a natural-gas transport deal Monday in what European officials hailed as the first step toward reducing Ukraine's heavy dependence on Russian supplies that are now more costly and at risk of being cut off as hostilities...
  • European official decries separatist violence in eastern Ukraine

    European official decries separatist violence in eastern Ukraine
    As pro-Russia separatists clubbed their way into another regional government headquarters in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday, a top official of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe appealed for restoration of the "rule of law" and the...
  • Militants take another Ukraine city; EU adds to Russia blacklist

    Militants take another Ukraine city; EU adds to Russia blacklist
    The European Union added 15 names to its list of those sanctioned in response to worsening violence in Ukraine, where separatists clubbed their way into control of another regional government headquarters Tuesday. The EU blacklist, enacted more than a...
  • Ukraine leader concedes loss of control in occupied eastern regions

    Acting Ukrainian President Oleksandr Turchynov conceded Wednesday that police have lost control of the eastern towns and cities occupied by pro-Russia gunmen and ordered a full military alert to prevent the separatist disruptions from spreading. At a...