KIEV, Ukraine - Amnesty International says it has evidence that Russian-backed separatists in east Ukraine executed several captured government soldiers in gross violation of international humanitarian law.
KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine's prime minister has told The Associated Press that Russia plans to eliminate his country as an independent state and could spark a new offensive in the east to achieve that aim.
KIEV, Ukraine - The United States has delivered 10 armored vehicles to Ukraine as part of a military support program intended to assist the fight against Russian-backed separatist forces in the country's east.
KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine says it has placed a formal request with the United Nations for a peacekeeping mission to be deployed in its eastern regions, where a cease-fire between government and Russian-backed separatist forces is in place.
KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine's finance minister says the country is expecting to receive $5 billion in credit from the International Monetary Fund in the coming days- the first in a sought-for series of bailout loans the government hopes will keep Ukraine from an economic meltdown.
KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine's president says government and Russian-backed separatist forces have pulled back the bulk of their artillery and rocket launchers from the front line in the east, in compliance with a cease-fire deal.
KIEV, Ukraine - Ukrainian military officials say government forces are withdrawing heavy rocket launchers from the front line with Russian-backed separatists in accordance with last month's cease-fire accord.