Ukraine

Friends and relatives say goodbye to volunteers before they were sent to the eastern part of Ukraine to join the ranks of special battalion "Azov" fighting against pro-Russian separatists, in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014.   (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

Ukraine says troops entered rebel-held city

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Army troops have penetrated deep inside a rebel-controlled city in eastern Ukraine in what could prove a breakthrough development in the four-month-long conflict, the Ukrainian government said Sunday. However, the military […]

08/17/2014

A convoy of white trucks with humanitarian aid leaves Alabino, outside Moscow Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014.  (AP Photo/ RTR via Associated Press Television)

Ukraine: Russian aid can enter with Red Cross

MOSCOW (AP) — With a theatrical flourish, Russia on Tuesday dispatched hundreds of trucks covered in white tarps and sprinkled with holy water on a mission to deliver aid to a desperate rebel-held zone in […]

08/12/2014

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Ukraine OKs Red Cross-led aid mission to east

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — The Red Cross will lead an international humanitarian aid operation into Ukraine’s conflict-stricken province of Luhansk with assistance from Russia, the European Union and the United States,Ukraine said Monday. The Kremlin earlier […]

08/11/2014

Australian, Malaysian and Dutch investigators examine the area of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, near the village of Rossipne, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. The West has accused Russia of most likely providing the insurgents with surface-to-air missiles that may have been used to shoot down the Malaysia Airlines passenger jet over rebel-held territory on July 17, killing all 298 people on board. (AP Photo)

Dutch premier halts search for Ukraine victims

  AMSTERDAM (AP) — The Netherlands’ prime minister has halted the search for remains of victims of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster in Ukraine, saying it is too dangerous to continue. At a news […]

08/06/2014

Australian and Dutch investigators examine pieces of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 plane crash in the village of Hrabove, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. The investigators from the Netherlands and Australia plus officials with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe traveled from the rebel-held city of Donetsk in 15 cars and a bus to the crash site outside the village of Hrabove. Then they started setting up a base to work from at a chicken farm. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

More human remains recovered at Ukraine site

  AMSTERDAM (AP) — Investigators using sniffer dogs recovered more human remains and personal belongings at the Malaysia Airlines wreckage site in eastern Ukraine on Saturday, the head of an international recovery mission said. Speaking from […]

08/02/2014

President Barack Obama speaks about the economy, Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at the Uptown Theater in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Obama, Putin discuss Ukraine, missile treaty

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama told Russian President Vladimir Putin Friday that the United States remains deeply concerned that Russia is ramping up support for pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine. He later conceded that pressure […]

08/01/2014

New prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, speaks to lawmakers during a session at the Ukrainian parliament in Kiev, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov)

Ukrainian prime minister announces resignation

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced his resignation Thursday, opening the way for new elections that would reflect the country’s starkly changed political scene after the ouster of pro-Russian President Viktor […]

07/24/2014

A Malaysian air crash investigator takes pictures of wreckage at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 near the village of Hrabove, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. A team of Malaysian investigators visited the site along with members of the OSCE mission in Ukraine for the first time since the air crash last week. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

US: No link to Russian gov’t in plane downing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday that Russia was responsible for “creating the conditions” that led to the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but they offered no evidence of direct […]

07/22/2014

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Russia says it will facilitate plane investigation

President Vladimir Putin says Russia will do “everything in its power” to facilitate an investigation into the Malaysia Airlines passenger jet crash, but accused Kiev and the West of escalating the conflict in the region. […]

07/22/2014

Ukrainian Emergency workers carry a victim's body in a bag at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 near the village of Hrabove, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, Monday, July 21, 2014. Another 21 bodies have been found in the sprawling fields of east Ukraine where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was downed last week, killing all 298 people aboard. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

Ukraine workers find more bodies at crash site

HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) — Rescuers retrieved more bodies Monday in the sprawling fields of east Ukraine where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was downed, killing all 298 people aboard. The chaotic rescue effort, which was marred […]

07/22/2014

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