Ukraine


Isolated skirmishes hamper Ukraine truce

2015-03-01 07:16

Ukraine has announced the completion of an initial phase of military pullback in east Ukraine as isolated clashes rattled a shaky truce with pro-Russian rebels.

Ukraine starts pulling back heavy weapons

2015-02-26 17:06

Ukraine says it will begin pulling back its heavy weapons in the east in line with the cease-fire.

Kerry: Russia lied about activities in Ukraine

2015-02-24 22:20

Secretary of State John Kerry says Russia has lied "to my face and the face of others on many different occasions" about its activities in Ukraine.

Russia threatens to cut off gas to Ukraine, Europe

2015-02-24 18:28

Russia's state-owned gas giant Gazprom warns it could cut off gas deliveries to Ukraine, upping the stakes in the crisis there and threatening supplies to the rest of Europe.

No weapon exit till Russian rebels stand down

2015-02-23 20:33

Ukraine won't withdraw heavy weapons along the front line in the country's east as long as the Russia-backed separatists there continue hostilities.

Ukraine: Rebel attacks preventing weapons pullback

2015-02-23 13:30

A Ukrainian military spokesperson says continuing attacks from rebels are delaying Ukrainian forces' pullback of heavy weapons from the front line in the country's east.

Biden: Russia can't claim separatists alone behind attacks

2015-02-21 14:05

Vice President Joe Biden says Russia can't keep hiding behind the "false claim" that separatists are solely responsible for recent military operations in eastern Ukraine.

Kremlin aide directed Kiev snipers - Poroshenko

2015-02-20 18:11

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says police evidence showed that a top Russian presidential aide, Vladislav Surkov, has directed "foreign sniper groups" who shot and killed protesters in Kiev.

Putin 'real, present danger' to Baltics - British minister

2015-02-19 18:21

Russian President Vladimir Putin poses a "real and present danger" to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania and Nato is getting ready to repel any possible aggression, British defence secretary says.

Ukraine: withdrawal from besieged town 90% complete

2015-02-19 14:38

Ukraine says Debaltseve withdrawal 90% done, rebels shell village near key port city

 

More soldiers die in Ukraine truce

2015-02-27 21:12

Ukraine says three soldiers have been killed in fighting against Soviet forces in the first fatalities in several days in the war-torn east.

US accuses Russia of land grabs

2015-02-26 11:15

A UN-backed ceasefire shows signs of finally taking hold in Ukraine, even as the United States accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of destabilising the country through land grabs.

Russia, Ukraine renew ceasefire calls

2015-02-24 21:27

The foreign ministers of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany have renewed calls for an oft-breached ceasefire agreement to be respected.

Russia: US caused chaos

2015-02-23 21:14

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has accused the United States of plunging the Middle East into chaos and fuelling the rise of extremists.

Russia offers Iran new missiles despite sanctions

2015-02-23 16:46

Russia has offered Iran advanced surface-to-air missiles after scrapping a similar deal in 2010 because of the UN sanctions over Tehran's nuclear programme, the state defence company says.

Ukraine, rebels say ceasefire violations persist

2015-02-21 18:13

Ukraine's military and Russia-backed separatist rebels are accusing each other of continuing to mount attacks a week after a ceasefire was called.

EU, UK 'sleepwalked' into Ukraine crisis - lawmakers

2015-02-20 22:16

The EU and UK "sleepwalked" into the Ukraine crisis, failing to grasp its exceptional nature and lacking the ability to read political shifts in Russia, British lawmakers say.

Leaders renew backing of tattered Ukraine ceasefire

2015-02-20 10:35

The leaders of Ukraine, Germany, France and Russia have renewed support for a tattered ceasefire in eastern Ukraine despite violations - including the storming of a key town by pro-Russian rebels.

Poroshenko: Seizure of Debaltseve contrary to Minsk deal

2015-02-19 16:18

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, speaking with Russia's Vladimir Putin and the leaders of Germany and France, says the rebel seizure of the town of Debaltseve had been contrary to the ceasefire agreement.

Some Ukrainian forces start to quit besieged town

2015-02-18 21:02

Some Ukrainian forces have begun to pull out of a town under siege by Russian-backed separatists as renewed fighting threatens to wreck an international deal aimed at ending the conflict.

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