Kiev Protests

In this Saturday, Feb, 22, 2014 file photo a large statue of a horse stands in the grounds of the then Ukrainian President Yanukovych's countryside residence in Mezhyhirya, which is about 20 kms (12.5 miles) north of the capital Kiev. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky, File)

Yanukovych admits mistakes on Crimea

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (AP) — Defensive and at times tearful, Ukraine’s ousted president conceded Wednesday that he made a mistake when he invited Russian troops into Crimea and vowed to try to negotiate with Vladimir Putin […]

04/02/2014

An elderly woman holds a calendar depicting Soviet leader Josef Stalin while watching a broadcast of Russian President Vladimir Putin's speech on Crimea in Sevastopol, Crimea, Tuesday, March 18, 2014, (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

Ukraine grapples with despair in Crimea takeover

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s leadership simmered with a mix of hopelessness and anger at losing Crimea, tempering an influx of eager young men signing up as reservists with the growing certainty that no savior […]

03/18/2014

Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov meet at the Russian Ambassador's Residence in Paris, Wednesday, March 5, 2014.  (AP Photo/Kevin Lamarque, Pool)

Pledged, planned and recalled aid for Ukraine

BRUSSELS (AP) — The United States and the European Union have offered financial aid to Ukraine and Russia has halted its rescue program for the country. The moves are part of the international tussle over […]

03/05/2014

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Diplomatic exit for Ukraine?

Top diplomats from the West and Russia are trying to find an end to the crisis in Ukraine. Envoys from the Russia, Ukraine, the U.S., Britain and France are meeting in Paris today, and there […]

03/05/2014

Secretary of State John Kerry visits the Shrine of the Fallen in Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday, March 4, 2014. The Shrine of the Fallen, located on Institutska Street, honors the fallen Heroes of the "Heavenly Sotnya" (Hundred). Over the course of the EuroMaidan protests, almost 100 protesters were killed by police. AP Photo/Kevin Lamarque, Pool)

In Kiev, Kerry visits protest sites, promises aid

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — In a somber show of U.S. support for Ukraine’s new leadership, Secretary of State John Kerry walked the streets Tuesday where more than 80 anti-government protesters were killed last month, and […]

03/04/2014

Secretary of State John Kerry visits the Shrine of the Fallen in Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday, March 4, 2014. The Shrine of the Fallen, located on Institutska Street, honors the fallen Heroes of the "Heavenly Sotnya" (Hundred). Over the course of the EuroMaidan protests, almost 100 protesters were killed by police. AP Photo/Kevin Lamarque, Pool)

US prepares $1B aid package for troubled Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — In a somber show of U.S. support for Ukraine’s new leadership, Secretary of State John Kerry walked the streets Tuesday where nearly 100 anti-government protesters were gunned down by police last […]

03/04/2014

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov delivers his speech during the opening of a high-level segment of the 25th session of the Human Rights Council, at the European headquarters of the United Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, March 3, 2014. Lavrov said Russian troops that have streamed into Ukraine are protecting his country's citizens living there. He said that it's necessary to use Russian troops in Ukraine "until the normalization of the political situation." (AP Photo/Keystone, Salvatore Di Nolfi)

Moscow says troops in Ukraine are defending Russians

GENEVA (AP) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Monday sought to justify the use of Russian troops streaming into neighboring Ukraine’s Crimea region as a necessary protection for his country’s citizens living there. He […]

03/03/2014

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Tension rises between Russia and Ukraine

Russia is making some new demands in Ukraine. According to Ukrainian officials, Russian forces who are controlling the strategic region of Crimea are demanding that the crew of two Ukrainian warships surrender. Ukraine’s Defense Ministry […]

03/03/2014

Demonstrators against Russian military actions in Ukraine rally in Times Square, Sunday, March 2, 2014, in New York.  (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

A Cold War reprise as US seeks Moscow’s isolation

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a sudden reprise of Cold War sensibilities, the U.S. and its allies are weighing sanctions on Moscow and whether to bolster defenses in Europe in response to Russia’s military advances on […]

03/03/2014

A demonstrator holds a poster  reading 'Putin, Hands off Ukraine' during a demonstration in front of the Russian embassy in Berlin, Germany Sunday March 2, 2014. More than 200 people gathered for the protest against a possible military intervention of Russia in Ukraine. (AP Photo/dpa,Britta Pedersen)

World scrambles as Russia tightens grip on Crimea

PEREVALNE, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces surrounded a Ukrainian army base Sunday just as the country began mobilizing in response to the surprise Russian takeover of Crimea. Outrage over Russia’s tactics mounted in world capitals, […]

03/02/2014

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