KIEV, Ukraine - Russian-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine say they have begun a large-scale pullback of heavy weapons in line with an international peace plan that aims to form a wide buffer zone between separatists' and Ukrainian forces' artillery.
KIEV, Ukraine - Ukrainian officials say Russia-backed separatists violated a troubled cease-fire a dozen times during the night with artillery and rocket attacks and an attempt to storm a Ukrainian encampment.
KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine's finance minister rejects the notion that the country's Western bailout lenders might waver in their support in coming years as the bill for rescuing states in the region - including Greece - creeps higher.
KIEV, Ukraine - A Ukrainian military spokesman says more than 90 percent of its forces have been withdrawn from the fiercely contested town of Debaltseve and its surroundings, but left unclear when the retreat might be completed.
KIEV, Ukraine - A State Department officials says that Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif in Munich, Germany on Saturday to discuss the ongoing nuclear negotiations.