US: Report on MH17 a milestone in accountability

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The White House says a Dutch Safety Board report on the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 is "an important milestone" in efforts to hold accountable those responsible.

Inquiry finds MH17 plane shot down by Russian-made BUK missile – report

2015-10-13 09:51

International investigators have concluded that doomed Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was shot down by a Russian-made BUK missile fired from rebel-led eastern Ukraine, a report says.

MH17 report to answer some but not all questions

2015-10-12 15:30

Dutch safety team's final report into the downed Malaysian airliner will not place blame for the attack that killed 298.

Poroshenko says 'real truce' has begun in Ukraine

2015-10-07 15:21

President Petro Poroshenko says a 'real truce' has begun in Ukraine but that a long-lasting peace with pro-Russian insurgents would still take some time.

Ukraine army, rebels begin weapon pullout

2015-10-03 16:16

Ukrainian army and pro-Russian rebels have begun pulling back weapons from a buffer zone in eastern Ukraine following a fresh agreement in Paris.

Ukrainian pilot says she was smuggled into Russia

2015-09-29 18:59

Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko, on trial for the murder of two Russian journalists, says she was captured by pro-Kremlin separatists and then smuggled into Russia.

Ukraine, Nato strengthen collaboration

2015-09-22 21:19

Ukraine and the Western military alliance Nato have signed a series of documents to strengthen their collaboration as their leaders meet in Kiev.

Ukraine rebels target global health relief groups

2015-09-16 21:06

Ukraine's pro-Russian rebels have accused Doctors Without Borders and the Red Cross of "illegally" storing powerful drugs, which could complicate the humanitarian groups' efforts to help victims of the 17-month separatist war.

Ukrainian kids go to military camp

2015-08-31 20:37

More than 100 Ukrainian schoolchildren will have unusual tales to tell their mates when classes resume, after spending part of their summer vacations undergoing training by the National Guard.

Ukraine granted debt relief

2015-08-27 16:10

Ukraine has secured an agreement with Western creditors to restructure around $18bn of bonds, the Finance Ministry says.


Russian missile-maker contradicts Dutch MH17 crash report

2015-10-13 12:42

A Russian state-controlled missile-maker says its own investigation of last year's crash of the MH17 airliner over rebel eastern Ukraine contradicts conclusions from a Dutch probe.

MH17 inquiry to unveil final report into doomed flight

2015-10-13 09:38

Dutch-led air crash investigators are set to release their final report into the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over the war-torn Ukraine, in a move likely to worsen already-strained ties between Russia and the West.

Ukraine's Naftogaz sends prepayment to Russia

2015-10-11 16:36

Ukrainian state-run energy firm Naftogaz has transferred a prepayment to Russia for gas supplies and plans to buy 2 billion cubic metres in October.

Animals abound at Chernobyl 30 years after nuclear disaster

2015-10-07 10:29

Nearly 30 years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in Ukraine, elk, deer, boar and wolves abound in the exclusion zone deserted by humans, researchers say in an international study.

Ukraine, rebels agree to tank withdrawal

2015-09-30 07:27

Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists have agreed to extend a pull-back of weapons in east Ukraine to include tanks and smaller weapons systems.

UN: Russia-backed rebels in Ukraine expel aid agencies

2015-09-25 17:46

The UN refugee agency has criticised Russia-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine for shutting the door on international aid, while the rebels themselves said the ban was instituted to restore order.

I feel like Osama bin Laden, says SA-based Russian journalist

2015-09-17 17:00

A Russian journalist based in South Africa, who has been banned from entering the Ukraine, says he now feels like Osama bin Laden.

Warning for instigators of deadly Kiev clashes

2015-08-31 22:36

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said those behind deadly Kiev clashes that erupted after a vote on autonomy for separatist eastern regions, deserved severe punishment, calling the violence a "stab in the back".

8 killed in fresh Ukraine clashes

2015-08-27 19:31

Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels have reported the death of eight people in fresh clashes that erupted despite ongoing talks on a new truce agreement for the separatist east.

Ukraine's Poroshenko vows to increase troops to fend off rebel attacks

2015-08-24 21:52

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko has vowed to increase troop numbers to fend off attacks by Russia-backed separatist rebels, and warned his countrymen that there is still the threat of a "large-scale invasion".

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