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US and EU imposed new economic sanctions on Russia

Struggling to defuse the persistent crisis in Ukraine, both the U.S. and European Union imposed new economic sanctions on Russia Wednesday, with President Barack Obama declaring that Russian leaders must see that their actions supporting rebels “have consequences.” Though the … read more

Russian TV sparks outrage with Ukraine child ‘crucifixion’ claim

Russian state television has provoked a storm of criticism after it aired an uncorroborated report claiming that the Ukrainian army publicly nailed a three-year-old boy to a board in a former rebel stronghold. Ukraine accused Russia of ratcheting up its … read more

Ukraine forces had ended a rebel blockade of a strategic airport

Ukraine said on Monday its forces had ended a rebel blockade of a strategic airport in the east as it traded charges and threats with Russia over violations of their joint border during a weekend of fierce military combat. Ukraine’s … read more

Ukraine troops have taken a rebel stronghold

Government troops have taken a rebel stronghold in east Ukraine, the country’s president and a spokesman for the rebels said Saturday. President Petro Poroshenko said in a statement that government troops took Slovyansk, a city of about 100,000 that has … read more

Putin compares Ukraine to Iraq, Syria and Libya

Putin vows to defend Russian interests as Ukraine violence again escalates MOSCOW — Russia is involved in a historic effort to defend its civilization, President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday, vowing to protect the interests of the Russian community abroad as … read more

Ukraine renewed its attacks against armed pro-Russia separatists

Ukraine renewed its attacks against armed pro-Russia separatists Tuesday after the president called off a unilateral cease-fire, carrying out air and artillery strikes against rebel positions in eastern Ukraine. Defense Ministry spokesman Oleksiy Dmytrashkovsky said forces “opened artillery fire, carried … read more

Russia accuses US of fueling Ukrainian crisis

MOSCOW (AP) — 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 … read more

New round of Ukraine peace talks open in DONETSK

(Reuters) – Pro-Russian separatist leaders and mediators for the Kiev government met in the city of Donetsk on Friday in new consultations on ending the fighting in Ukraine’s Russian-speaking east, a spokeswoman for the rebels said. Interfax news agency said … read more