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      World › Russia says new sanctions over Ukraine unacceptable; threatens retaliation
      Jul17

      World › Russia says new sanctions over Ukraine unacceptable; threatens retaliation

      Russia on Thursday called new U.S. sanctions outrageous and unacceptable, and threatened retaliation after Washington and the European Union ramped up punitive measures against Moscow over the Ukraine crisis. “The U.S. administration’s new decision to enforce sanctions against a number of Russian legal entities and individuals under a...

      World › Ukraine says military plane ‘likely’ shot down from Russia
      Jul15

      World › Ukraine says military plane ‘likely’ shot down from Russia

      Ukrainian forces hunted for the crew of a downed military plane Monday after Kiev said the aircraft was “likely” shot down from Russia, ratcheting up tensions along their volatile border. “Crew members from an AN-26 plane… that was shot down have established contact with the general staff,” said a statement…...

      World › Ukraine readies plan against rebels; Germany, France press Putin
      Jul11

      World › Ukraine readies plan against rebels; Germany, France press Putin

      Ukrainian forces regained more ground but sustained further casualties on Thursday in clashes with separatists, while two Western allies urged Russia’s Vladimir Putin to exert more pressure on the rebels to find a negotiated end to the conflict. Government forces have recently gained the upper hand in the three-month conflict…...

      World › Ukraine rejects truce talks until rebels disarm
      Jul09

      World › Ukraine rejects truce talks until rebels disarm

      Ukraine on Tuesday brushed off strong European pressure and rejected talks with pro-Russian rebels on a truce to halt a bloody insurgency convulsing the ex-Soviet nation until they lay down their arms. The unconditional stance reflected a new confidence in Kiev that it was on the verge of quashing an… …read more Source: Japan...

      World › Pro-Russia separatists vow to keep up fight in Ukraine
      Jul07

      World › Pro-Russia separatists vow to keep up fight in Ukraine

      Discouraged but defiant, pro-Russia separatists vowed to keep fighting the government in Kiev from the largest city in eastern Ukraine, where they regrouped Sunday after being driven out of a key stronghold. At a rally in a central Donetsk square, the rebels were cheered on by thousands of supporters waving… …read more Source: Japan...

      World › Pro-Russian rebels capture police HQ in Ukraine city
      Jul02

      World › Pro-Russian rebels capture police HQ in Ukraine city

      The Interior Ministry headquarters in eastern Ukraine’s largest city fell to pro-Russia separatists Tuesday after a five-hour gunbattle that erupted hours after the Ukrainian president ended a ceasefire. The shaky ceasefire had given European leaders 10 days to search for a peaceful settlement, and its end raised the prospect that…...

      World › Russia accuses U.S. of fueling Ukrainian crisis
      Jun29

      World › Russia accuses U.S. of fueling Ukrainian crisis

      Russia’s foreign minister on Saturday accused the United States of encouraging Ukraine to challenge Moscow and heavily weighing in on the European Union. Speaking in televised remarks Saturday, Sergey Lavrov said that “our American colleagues still prefer to push the Ukrainian leadership toward a confrontational path.” He added...

      World › Ukraine signs historic EU pact, snubbing Russia
      Jun28

      World › Ukraine signs historic EU pact, snubbing Russia

      Over Russia’s objections, Ukraine’s new president on Friday signed a free-trade deal binding his country more closely to Western Europe, sealing the very agreement that triggered the bloodshed and political convulsions of the past seven months. Russia, meanwhile, fended off for the time being a new, more crippling round of…...

      World › West to Putin: Prove commitment to Ukraine peace
      Jun26

      World › West to Putin: Prove commitment to Ukraine peace

      The Kremlin on Wednesday renounced the right to send troops into Ukraine and voiced support for a peace plan, but the West said Russia must do much more to stop the fighting in eastern Ukraine if it wants to avoid a new, more crippling round of sanctions. A cease-fire, already… …read more Source: Japan...

      World › Putin calls for compromise in Ukraine
      Jun23

      World › Putin calls for compromise in Ukraine

      Russian President Vladimir Putin publicly expressed support Sunday for Ukraine’s declaration of a cease-fire in its battle against pro-Russian separatists and called on both sides to negotiate a compromise. Putin said such a compromise must guarantee the rights of the Russian-speaking residents of eastern Ukraine, who must feel like...