Tag Archives: Ukraine

Russia has fired rockets into Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States released satellite images Sunday that it says back up its claims that rockets have been fired from Russia into eastern Ukraine and heavy artillery for separatists has also crossed the border. A four-page document … read more

Ukraine launches offensive to retake Donetsk

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian officials said their forces advanced to the outskirts of a key town north of Donetsk on Saturday as they try to retake the stronghold held for months by pro-Russia rebels. The move comes as Ukrainian … read more

Two Ukrainian fighter jets shot down near MH17 crash site

Pro-Russian rebels shot down two Ukrainian fighter jets on Wednesday, not far from where a Malaysian airliner was brought down last week in eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 passengers on board. A spokesman for Ukraine’s military operations said the planes … read more

Ukraine prepared a departure ceremony for the MH17 bodies of passengers

 Ukraine prepared a departure ceremony for the bodies of Malaysia Airlines passengers and crew who became victims of fighting raging far below them on the plains of eastern Ukraine. The first plane carrying bodies from downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 … read more

Ukraine crisis shows divisions in old Soviet bloc

By VANESSA GERA  Poland’s foreign minister had sharp words on the downing of the Malaysia Airlines jumbo jet in Ukraine — blaming the crash on Russia-backed “bandits.” But throughout most of central and eastern Europe, leaders withheld judgment, expressing shock … read more

Pro-Russia rebel commander gives bizarre account of plane crash

A top pro-Russia rebel commander in eastern Ukraine has given a bizarre version of events surrounding the Malaysian jetliner crash — suggesting many of the victims may have died days before the plane took off. The pro-rebel website Russkaya Vesna … read more

Surface-to-air missile took down a passenger jet in Ukraine

American intelligence authorities believe a surface-to-air missile took down a passenger jet in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, a U.S. official said, but the Obama administration was still scrambling to confirm who launched the strike and whether there were American citizens … read more

Malaysia Airlines Plane shot down near Ukraine-Russia border

Obama calls crash ‘terrible tragedy,’ says White House working to determine whether Americans were on board  An armed pro-Russian separatist stands at a site of a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 plane A Malaysia Airlines passenger plane carrying 295 people was … read more

Ukrainian jet was shot down by missile from a Russian plane

A Ukrainian fighter jet was shot down by an air-to-air missile from a Russian plane and Ukrainian troops were fired upon by missiles from a village inside Russia, a spokesman for Ukraine’s Security Council said Thursday. The alleged episodes mark … read more

US sanctions hurt bilateral ties, US firms : Putin

President Vladimir Putin on Thursday lamented the latest round of U.S. sanctions against Russia, saying they will stalemate bilateral relations and hurt not only Russian but also American businesses. Russia’s benchmark MICEX was down 2.6 percent in early afternoon trading … read more