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Ukraine president dissolves parliament and announces early elections in October

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine president dissolves parliament and announces early elections in October.


August 25, 2014 - 19:21 GMT

Ukraine plans $3 billion boost to defense spending

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine's president has vowed to boost military spending by 40 billion hryvnia $3 billion in the next three years as government forces seek to overpower pro-Russian separatists in the east.


August 24, 2014 - 09:01 GMT
5 Ukrainian troops killed; fierce battles reported

5 Ukrainian troops killed; fierce battles reported

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Five troops were killed and two civilians died in the past 24 hours in rebel-held areas of eastern Ukraine as government troops pressed to recapture more territory from pro-Russian separatists.


August 21, 2014 - 11:49 GMT
Fighting outside key Ukrainian city kills 9 troops

Fighting outside key Ukrainian city kills 9 troops

 

KIEV, Ukraine - A Ukrainian official says nine troops were killed in overnight fighting in the streets of the town of Ilovaysk, which lies just east of the rebel stronghold Donetsk.


August 20, 2014 - 09:34 GMT

Ukraine's security council: 'Dozens' of civilians killed in a rebel attack on refugee convoy

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine's security council: 'Dozens' of civilians killed in a rebel attack on refugee convoy.


August 18, 2014 - 14:59 GMT
Ukraine blames rebels for shelling civilians

Ukraine blames rebels for shelling civilians

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine claimed Monday that pro-Russia rebels fired rockets and mortars on a convoy of civilians who were trying to flee from the intense fighting in eastern Ukraine.


August 18, 2014 - 14:24 GMT

Ukraine says rebels shoot down fighter jet over Luhansk region

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine says rebels shoot down fighter jet over Luhansk region.


August 17, 2014 - 08:36 GMT

Ukraine says rebels shoot down fighter jet

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Separatist rebels in the east have shot down a Ukrainian fighter plane, a Ukrainian military spokesman said Sunday.


August 17, 2014 - 08:36 GMT
Ordinary Ukrainians become unlikely warriors

Ordinary Ukrainians become unlikely warriors

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Denis Lavrienko is a 36-year-old TV director who devotes his free time to his wife and young daughter.


August 13, 2014 - 13:00 GMT
Ukraine agrees to Red Cross-led aid mission

Ukraine agrees to Red Cross-led aid mission

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine says it has agreed on a Red Cross-led humanitarian aid operation with Russia, the European Union and other international partners to alleviate suffering in the separatist-held city of Luhansk.


August 11, 2014 - 16:43 GMT
Barricades come down in Kiev

Barricades come down in Kiev

 

KIEV, Ukraine - City workers and volunteers have removed the last of the barricades that had blocked the main street of Ukraine's capital since protests that forced a change of government arose late last year.


August 09, 2014 - 09:25 GMT
NATO pledges support to conflict-wracked Ukraine

NATO pledges support to conflict-wracked Ukraine

 

KIEV, Ukraine - NATO's chief defied mounting Russian belligerence Thursday with a pledge to provide assistance to Ukraine, which is battling to quash an insurgency being waged by pro-Russia rebels in the country's east.


August 07, 2014 - 18:23 GMT

Ukrainian troops suffer heavy loss in ambush

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Ukrainian authorities say at least 10 government troops have been killed in an ambush by pro-Russian separatist rebels in an area near the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.


August 01, 2014 - 07:52 GMT
Investigators say they reach Ukraine crash site

Investigators say they reach Ukraine crash site

 

KIEV, Ukraine - An international team of investigators in eastern Ukraine has for the first time reached the crash site of the Malaysia Airline Flight 17.


July 31, 2014 - 11:23 GMT
Ukrainian parliament votes to keep PM Yatsenyuk

Ukrainian parliament votes to keep PM Yatsenyuk

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine's parliament has voted not to accept the resignation of Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk.


July 31, 2014 - 10:22 GMT
Russian investigator hopes to visit jet crash site

Russian investigator hopes to visit jet crash site

 

KIEV, Ukraine - A delegation from Russia's state aviation body hopes to visit the site where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashed in east Ukraine two weeks ago, an agency spokesman said Thursday.


July 31, 2014 - 10:13 GMT

Ukraine parliament to vote on PM

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine's parliament is meeting in special session to decide whether to accept Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk's decision to resign.


July 31, 2014 - 08:07 GMT
Officials: 19 dead in E. Ukraine region

Officials: 19 dead in E. Ukraine region

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Officials in the Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine say 19 people have died in fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists.


July 30, 2014 - 08:30 GMT

22 civilians reported killed in east Ukraine

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Local authorities in eastern Ukraine say at least 22 civilians have been killed in one day by shelling.


July 29, 2014 - 10:22 GMT
Spokesman: Plane punctured by shrapnel

Spokesman: Plane punctured by shrapnel

 

KIEV, Ukraine - A Ukrainian security spokesman says data from the recovered flight data recorders shows Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashed due to a massive, explosive loss of pressure after being punctured multiple times by shrapnel.


July 28, 2014 - 10:13 GMT
Death toll mounts as clashes intensify in Ukraine

Death toll mounts as clashes intensify in Ukraine

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Officials in rebellion-wracked eastern Ukraine say at least eight civilians have been killed by fighting and shelling in two cities held by separatist militants.


July 28, 2014 - 07:47 GMT
Ukraine launches offensive to retake Donetsk

Ukraine launches offensive to retake Donetsk

 

KIEV, Ukraine - A Ukrainian security spokesman says government forces advanced to the outskirts of a key town in an effort to go after pro-Russian separatists in one of their main strongholds.


July 26, 2014 - 14:19 GMT
US: Russia is firing across border into Ukraine

US: Russia is firing across border into Ukraine

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Russia is launching artillery attacks from its soil on Ukrainian troops and preparing to move heavier weaponry across the border, the U.S and Ukraine charged Friday in what appeared to be an ominous escalation of the crisis.


July 25, 2014 - 20:19 GMT

Ukrainian prime minister announces resignation

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced his resignation Thursday following turmoil in government.


July 24, 2014 - 16:04 GMT
Ukrainian government moves to ban Communist Party

Ukrainian government moves to ban Communist Party

 

KIEV, Ukraine - A court in Kiev is holding a hearing on the government's request to ban the Communist Party of Ukraine.


July 24, 2014 - 10:40 GMT

2 Ukrainian military fighter jets shot down

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Two Ukrainian military fighter jets have been shot down in the east, according to the country's Defense Ministry.


July 23, 2014 - 11:59 GMT
298 Crew And Passengers Perish On Flight MH17 After Suspected Missile Attack In Ukraine

298 Crew And Passengers Perish On Flight MH17 After Suspected Missile Attack In Ukraine

 

KIEV, UKRAINE - JULY 19: Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs Frans Timmermans 3L leaves the Netherlands Embassy on July 19, 2014 in Kiev, Ukraine.


July 19, 2014 - 13:08 GMT
Ukraine says Russia helping destroy crash evidence

Ukraine says Russia helping destroy crash evidence

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine is accusing Russia of assisting separatist rebels in destroying evidence at the crash site of a Malaysia Airlines plane shot down with 298 people onboard.


July 19, 2014 - 09:44 GMT

Top Asian News at 11:30 a.m. GMT

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Emergency workers, police officers and even off-duty coal miners - dressed in overalls and covered in soot - spread out Friday across the sunflower fields and villages of eastern Ukraine, searching the wreckage of the Malaysian plane shot down as it flew miles above the country's battlefield.


July 18, 2014 - 11:50 GMT
Confusion over whether Malaysia black boxes found

Confusion over whether Malaysia black boxes found

 

KIEV, Ukraine - A pro-Russia rebel leader says no black boxes have been found in the scattered wreckage of the Malaysia Airlines plane that was shot down over eastern Ukraine, conflicting with a statement made by an aide to a rebel military leader.


July 18, 2014 - 11:50 GMT

Top Asian News at 11:00 a.m. GMT

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Emergency workers, police officers and even off-duty coal miners - dressed in overalls and covered in soot - spread out across sunflower fields and tiny Ukrainian villages Friday, searching through the wreckage of the Malaysian plane shot down as it flew miles above the country's battlefield.


July 18, 2014 - 11:24 GMT
Official: 181 bodies found at Malaysian plane site

Official: 181 bodies found at Malaysian plane site

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Emergency workers, police officers and even off-duty coal miners - dressed in overalls and covered in soot - spread out across sunflower fields and tiny Ukrainian villages Friday, searching through the wreckage of the Malaysian plane shot down as it flew miles above the country's battlefield.


July 18, 2014 - 10:38 GMT
Ukraine rebels say they have most plane recorders

Ukraine rebels say they have most plane recorders

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Emergency workers, police officers and even off-duty coal miners - dressed in overalls and covered in soot - searched Friday through wreckage and bodies scattered over a vast stretch of Ukrainian farmland after a Malaysian jetliner flying high above Ukraine's battlefield was shot from the sky, killing 298 people.


July 18, 2014 - 08:37 GMT
Both sides in Ukraine deny shooting down plane

Both sides in Ukraine deny shooting down plane

 

KIEV, Ukraine - A Ukrainian official said a passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down Thursday as it flew over the country and plumes of black smoke rose up near a rebel-held village in eastern Ukraine.


July 17, 2014 - 17:21 GMT
Ukraine rebels: We did not shoot down plane

Ukraine rebels: We did not shoot down plane

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Separatist rebels in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk have denied that they are responsible for shooting down a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane.


July 17, 2014 - 17:12 GMT

Official: Malaysian plane shot down over Ukraine

 

KIEV, Ukraine - A Ukrainian official said a passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down Thursday over a town in the east of the country, and Malaysian Airlines tweeted that it lost contact with one of its flights over Ukrainian airspace.


July 17, 2014 - 16:08 GMT
Ukraine: Air Force jet downed by Russian missile

Ukraine: Air Force jet downed by Russian missile

 

KIEV, Ukraine - An Air Force fighter jet has been shot down by an air-to-air missile fired from a Russian plane, a spokesman for Ukraine's Security Council said Thursday.


July 17, 2014 - 11:23 GMT
Urban warfare feared in Ukraine fighting

Urban warfare feared in Ukraine fighting

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Insurgents bade tearful farewells Wednesday as they loaded their families onto Russia-bound buses and began hunkering down for what could be the next phase in Ukraine's conflict: bloody urban warfare.


July 16, 2014 - 19:15 GMT
Ukraine: Military plane shot down by rocket

Ukraine: Military plane shot down by rocket

 

KIEV, Ukraine - A Ukrainian military transport plane was shot down Monday along the country's eastern border with Russia, the defense minister said.


July 14, 2014 - 14:26 GMT
Ukraine says plane shot down by rocket from Russia

Ukraine says plane shot down by rocket from Russia

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine's Defense Minister says a military plane has been shot down along the country's eastern border with Russia.


July 14, 2014 - 14:18 GMT
Fierce fighting near rebel-held city in Ukraine

Fierce fighting near rebel-held city in Ukraine

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Fighting has intensified around the eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk as government forces step up efforts to disrupt rebel lines and claim more territory from the faltering insurgency.


July 14, 2014 - 10:13 GMT
Ukraine govt denies president will be at Cup final

Ukraine govt denies president will be at Cup final

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko won't be attending the World Cup final in Brazil on Sunday, a government statement said, denying assertions by Brazilian officials that he would be there.


July 13, 2014 - 08:27 GMT
Ukraine death toll climbs, but information scant

Ukraine death toll climbs, but information scant

 

KIEV, Ukraine - The only thing clear about the death toll in eastern Ukraine, where government troops are battling separatist rebels, is that it's mounting.


July 11, 2014 - 19:28 GMT
19 Ukraine servicemen killed in rocket attack

19 Ukraine servicemen killed in rocket attack

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Pro-Russia rebels fired missiles Friday at government troops near the Russian border, killing at least 19 servicemen, Ukraine's Defense Ministry said, adding that four other troops died elsewhere in eastern Ukraine.


July 11, 2014 - 13:51 GMT
Report: At least 30 Ukraine troops dead in attack

Report: At least 30 Ukraine troops dead in attack

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Interfax-Ukraina news agency is citing a Ukrainian Interior Ministry official as saying at least 30 servicemen were killed after pro-Russian rebels fired missiles at them early Friday.


July 11, 2014 - 11:56 GMT

Ukraine says rebels must disarm before talks

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine's defense minister says the government will only restart cease-fire negotiations with pro-Russian insurgents in the country's east once the rebels lay down their weapons.


July 08, 2014 - 09:25 GMT

Head of Ukraine's Orthodox Church dies at 78

 

KIEV, Ukraine - The head of Ukraine's Orthodox Church has died at 78 after leading it for more than two decades.


July 05, 2014 - 10:38 GMT
Ukraine claims winning ground in rebellious east

Ukraine claims winning ground in rebellious east

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Fighting in eastern Ukraine left at least nine Ukrainian soldiers dead Friday, as government troops pressed their offensive against pro-Russian insurgents using heavy artillery and combat jets and prospects of a truce appeared dim.


July 04, 2014 - 18:41 GMT
Ukraine: Russia lets rebels attack from its side

Ukraine: Russia lets rebels attack from its side

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Russia is letting separatist rebels use its territory to attack Ukrainian border posts, a top security official charged Friday as clashes in southeastern Ukraine killed nine more government troops.


July 04, 2014 - 16:24 GMT
Ukraine: Rebels attack from both sides of border

Ukraine: Rebels attack from both sides of border

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Ukrainian troops have cleared more than a dozen towns of pro-Russia separatists but Russia is still moving forces close to Ukraine and rebels have attacked border posts from both sides of the border, a top security official said Friday.


July 04, 2014 - 12:14 GMT
Ukraine: Forces control most of 2 separatist areas

Ukraine: Forces control most of 2 separatist areas

 

KIEV, Ukraine - A top Ukrainian security official says government troops have cleared more than a dozen towns of armed pro-Russia separatists and now control two-thirds of the eastern regions at the center of the insurgency.


July 04, 2014 - 11:42 GMT
Ukraine's president shakes up military leadership

Ukraine's president shakes up military leadership

 

KIEV, Ukraine - KIEV, Ukraine - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko shook up his faltering military Wednesday, appointing a new defense minister and top general while speaking angrily about the years of decay and corruption that left the forces unable to deal effectively with the well-armed eastern insurgency.


July 03, 2014 - 19:07 GMT

Ukraine president appoints new defense officials

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine's president has appointed new officials to top defense posts as he pledged to stamp out the corruption that has left the country's armed forces faltering before a pro-Russian insurgency.


July 03, 2014 - 08:14 GMT
Ukraine: 4 troops die as attacks on rebels rise

Ukraine: 4 troops die as attacks on rebels rise

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Four Ukrainian troops were killed as forces carried out over 100 attacks on rebel positions and cleared separatists from three villages in the last day, a military official said Wednesday.


July 02, 2014 - 11:26 GMT
Cease-fire over, Ukraine renews attacks on rebels

Cease-fire over, Ukraine renews attacks on rebels

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine renewed its attacks against armed pro-Russia separatists Tuesday after the president called off a unilateral cease-fire, carrying out air and artillery strikes against rebel positions in eastern Ukraine.


July 01, 2014 - 12:52 GMT
Ukrainian president ends unilateral ceasefire

Ukrainian president ends unilateral ceasefire

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says he is halting a unilateral cease-fire in the conflict with pro-Russian separatists and says Ukrainian forces will go on the offensive against the rebels.


June 30, 2014 - 22:34 GMT

Ukrainian president ends unilateral ceasefire, says, 'We will attack, we will free our land'

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Ukrainian president ends unilateral ceasefire, says, 'We will attack, we will free our land'


June 30, 2014 - 22:19 GMT
Ukrainian cease-fire expires, no extension yet

Ukrainian cease-fire expires, no extension yet

 

KIEV, Ukraine - A cease-fire declared by the Ukrainian president as part of his plan to end a pro-Russia insurgency in the east has expired without any immediate word on his extending it.


June 30, 2014 - 19:19 GMT
Ukraine's leader talks with Putin, Merkel on peace

Ukraine's leader talks with Putin, Merkel on peace

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine's president has spoken with his counterparts from Russia, Germany and France to see how best to resolve the deadly conflict with pro-Russian separatists in the east.


June 30, 2014 - 16:16 GMT
Ukraine's president faces decision on cease-fire

Ukraine's president faces decision on cease-fire

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will decide Monday whether to extend his forces' unilateral cease-fire in the conflict with pro-Russian rebels in the country's east.


June 30, 2014 - 11:56 GMT
Ukraine president talks to Putin, Merkel, Hollande

Ukraine president talks to Putin, Merkel, Hollande

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has tried to keep his peace plan to settle the conflict with pro-Russian separatists on track in a four-way phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin and the leaders of France and Germany.


June 29, 2014 - 16:21 GMT
Ukrainian soldiers call for lifting of ceasefire

Ukrainian soldiers call for lifting of ceasefire

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Several hundred Ukrainian soldiers and activists have gathered outside the presidential administration in Kiev to call for an end to the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine.


June 29, 2014 - 14:16 GMT

Ukrainian president extends cease-fire in the nation's east for 3 days

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Ukrainian president extends cease-fire in the nation's east for 3 days.


June 27, 2014 - 22:14 GMT
EU deals could stoke growth, reform

EU deals could stoke growth, reform

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Leaders from the 28-country European Union on Friday signed broad trade and economic deals with non-member countries Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia.


June 27, 2014 - 09:21 GMT

Ukraine to sign EU deal that sparked revolution

 

KIEV, Ukraine - On Friday, Ukraine will sign a sweeping economic and trade agreement with the European Union, a 1,200-page telephone book of a document crammed with rules on everything from turkeys to tulips, cheese to machinery.


June 25, 2014 - 07:14 GMT
Ukraine's president warns he could end cease-fire

Ukraine's president warns he could end cease-fire

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine's president says he may terminate a weeklong cease-fire ahead of time because of continuing rebel attacks.


June 24, 2014 - 19:19 GMT
Putin backs Ukraine cease-fire, warns talks needed

Putin backs Ukraine cease-fire, warns talks needed

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed support Saturday for Ukraine's unilateral cease-fire in its battle against pro-Russian separatists and appealed to both sides to halt all military operations.


June 21, 2014 - 19:17 GMT
Putin backs Ukraine cease-fire plan

Putin backs Ukraine cease-fire plan

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Russian President Vladimir Putin backed Ukraine's cease-fire plans Saturday and appealed to both sides to halt all military operations.


June 21, 2014 - 17:51 GMT

Separatists dismiss Ukraine ceasefire

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine's embattled east have dismissed a cease-fire ordered by President Petro Poroshenko as fake, while nine Ukrainian service members were wounded in clashes in the cease-fire's first few hours.


June 21, 2014 - 11:25 GMT
Ukraine orders 1-week government cease-fire

Ukraine orders 1-week government cease-fire

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine's president ordered his forces to cease fire Friday and halt military operations for a week against pro-Russian separatists in the country's east - the first step in a peace plan he hopes will end the fighting that has killed hundreds.


June 20, 2014 - 21:18 GMT
Ukraine's leader orders 1-week govt cease-fire

Ukraine's leader orders 1-week govt cease-fire

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko ordered his forces to cease fire Friday and halt military operations for a week against pro-Russia separatists in the country's east - the first step in a peace plan he hopes will end the conflict that has cost more than 350 lives.


June 20, 2014 - 18:21 GMT
Ukraine: 1-week cease-fire to start by end of day

Ukraine: 1-week cease-fire to start by end of day

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Ukrainian troops will start a unilateral, seven-day cease-fire later Friday as a first step in efforts to de-escalate the conflict with pro-Russia separatists in the country's east, the president said.


June 20, 2014 - 17:04 GMT
Ukraine open to Western involvement in pipeline

Ukraine open to Western involvement in pipeline

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine on Thursday suggested bringing in European and U.S companies to help operate the pipeline that carries Russian natural gas across the country to Europe.


June 19, 2014 - 13:52 GMT
Ukraine open to EU, US firms co-managing pipeline

Ukraine open to EU, US firms co-managing pipeline

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine's leader suggests bringing in European and U.S companies to help operate the pipeline that crosses the country, carrying Russian natural gas to Europe.


June 19, 2014 - 12:56 GMT
Ukraine's president offers cease-fire in east

Ukraine's president offers cease-fire in east

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine's new president on Wednesday promised a unilateral cease-fire as a start toward ending the fighting that has wracked the country's east, a potential major development in efforts to bring peace to the deeply polarized nation.


June 18, 2014 - 16:22 GMT

Ukraine president offers cease-fire

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine's president said Wednesday that government forces will unilaterally cease fire to allow pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country a chance to lay down weapons or leave the country, a potential major development to bring peace to the country.


June 18, 2014 - 11:31 GMT

Report: Ukraine president offers cease-fire

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Russian news agencies say Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has proposed a unilateral cease-fire by his troops to allow pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country a chance to lay down weapons or leave the country.


June 18, 2014 - 08:58 GMT

Report: Ukraine president proposes a unilateral cease-fire by his troops

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Report: Ukraine president proposes a unilateral cease-fire by his troops.


June 18, 2014 - 08:51 GMT

Blast hits Ukraine pipeline, terrorism suspected

 

KIEV, Ukraine - An explosion hit a pipeline carrying Russian natural gas across Ukraine to Europe on Tuesday, and the government said it suspected it may have been a terrorist act.


June 17, 2014 - 17:07 GMT

Reports: Ukraine president proposing cease-fire

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Monday he will this week propose a detailed peace plan, including a cease-fire with separatist rebels in the country's east.


June 16, 2014 - 14:39 GMT

Report: Ukraine president proposing cease-fire

 

KIEV, Ukraine - The Interfax news agency is reporting that Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says he will this week propose a detailed peace plan, including a cease-fire with separatist rebels in the country's east.


June 16, 2014 - 14:11 GMT

Russia rejects Ukraine gas deal, deadline passes

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine faced a possible cutoff of gas supplies from Russia as a payment deadline passed and negotiators failed to reach a deal with Russia on gas prices and unpaid bills.


June 16, 2014 - 07:06 GMT

Ukraine, Russia hold new talks in gas dispute

 

KIEV, UKRAINE - Officials from the Russian and Ukrainian state gas companies were meeting in Kiev to try to resolve a knotty dispute over how much Ukraine owes Russia for past natural gas deliveries and what price Ukraine should pay for future supplies.


June 14, 2014 - 20:16 GMT
Ukraine prosecutor: 49 dead as rebels down plane

Ukraine prosecutor: 49 dead as rebels down plane

 

KIEV, Ukraine - The Ukrainian prosecutor general's office says 49 people died Saturday when pro-Russian separatists shot down a military transport.


June 14, 2014 - 08:26 GMT

Ukraine prosecutor's office: 9 crew, 40 troops aboard plane shot down by rebels; all dead.

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine prosecutor's office: 9 crew, 40 troops aboard plane shot down by rebels; all dead. .


June 14, 2014 - 08:11 GMT

Ukraine ministry: Rebels down military aircraft

 

KIEV, Ukraine - The Ukrainian Defense Ministry says that pro-Russian separatists have shot down a large military transport plane in the country's unsettled east and that service personnel aboard were killed.


June 14, 2014 - 05:02 GMT
Ukrainian minister: troops hit separatists in port

Ukrainian minister: troops hit separatists in port

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine's interior minister says that government troops have attacked pro-Russian separatists in the southern port of Mariupol.


June 13, 2014 - 11:01 GMT
Militant bravado wins support for Ukraine radical

Militant bravado wins support for Ukraine radical

 

KIEV, Ukraine - In late May, Oleh Lyashko posted a picture on Facebook of himself standing over a suspected separatist who had been stripped, bound, and loaded into the trunk of a car: Today was a good day - we detained four terrorists.


June 13, 2014 - 08:39 GMT
Ukraine says 3 tanks cross from Russia

Ukraine says 3 tanks cross from Russia

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine's president rallied support Thursday for his plan to end fighting in the country's east in phone calls with U.S, Russian and German leaders, even as he condemned what Ukrainian officials called an incursion of armored vehicles from Russia.


June 12, 2014 - 19:01 GMT
Ukrainian minister: 3 tanks cross from Russia

Ukrainian minister: 3 tanks cross from Russia

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine's interior minister says that three tanks have crossed into Ukrainian territory from Russia and were attacked by his country's forces.


June 12, 2014 - 16:32 GMT
Ukraine president orders civilian corridor in east

Ukraine president orders civilian corridor in east

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine's new president on Tuesday ordered security officials to create a corridor for safe passage for civilians in eastern regions rocked by a pro-Russian insurgency, as he began to form his government team by tapping a media mogul as chief of staff.


June 10, 2014 - 12:53 GMT
IMPACT: Tax cheats took billions from Ukraine

IMPACT: Tax cheats took billions from Ukraine

 

KIEV, Ukraine - On paper, the Ukrainian trading firm known as Mistral dealt in management consulting and research, doing millions of dollars' worth of deals before going bust after Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych was chased out of office earlier this year.


June 10, 2014 - 01:33 GMT
US offers new aid to ex-Soviet European nations

US offers new aid to ex-Soviet European nations

 

KIEV, Ukraine - The United States is offering new financial assistance to Moldova mawl-DOH'-vah and Georgia, two former Soviet nations the West seeks to lure toward Europe.


June 07, 2014 - 15:44 GMT
Petro Poroshenko Inaugurated As President Of Ukraine

Petro Poroshenko Inaugurated As President Of Ukraine

 

KIEV, UKRAINE - JUNE 7: Ukraine's new president, Petro Poroshenko, waves during inaugural festivities on June 7, 2014 in Kiev, Ukraine.


June 07, 2014 - 10:05 GMT
Q&A: Who is Ukraine's new president?

Q&A: Who is Ukraine's new president?

 

KIEV, Ukraine - More than three months after Ukraine's president fled to Russia in the wake of months of street protests, Petro Poroshenko was sworn in Saturday as the troubled country's new president.


June 07, 2014 - 08:34 GMT

Petro Poroshenko takes the oath of office as Ukraine's president

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Petro Poroshenko takes the oath of office as Ukraine's president.


June 07, 2014 - 07:57 GMT
Poroshenko sworn in as Ukraine's president

Poroshenko sworn in as Ukraine's president

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Petro Poroshenko took the oath of office as Ukraine's president, assuming leadership of a country mired in a violent uprising and economic troubles.


June 07, 2014 - 07:57 GMT
Q&A: Who is Ukraine's next president?

Q&A: Who is Ukraine's next president?

 

KIEV, Ukraine - More than three months after Ukraine's president fled to Russia in the wake of months of street protests, Petro Poroshenko is to be inaugurated Saturday as the troubled country's new leader.


June 06, 2014 - 11:10 GMT
Ukraine says 15 rebels killed in border clashes

Ukraine says 15 rebels killed in border clashes

 

KIEV, Ukraine - An aide to the Ukrainian interior minister says 15 pro-Russian rebels were killed in clashes with government troops at a border crossing with Russia.


June 06, 2014 - 06:46 GMT
Ukraine president faces tough realities at home

Ukraine president faces tough realities at home

 

KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine's president-elect will likely have little trouble wooing Western leaders, including President Barack Obama, when he travels to Poland and France this week - many have already hailed the rise of the pragmatic, Western-leaning leader.


June 03, 2014 - 20:54 GMT
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