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Parliament Revokes Russia's Right to Military Intervention in Ukraine

By Reuters The Russian parliament's upper chamber voted on Wednesday to revoke the right it had granted President Vladimir Putin in March to order a military intervention in Ukraine, where Kiev is struggling to quell a rebellion by Russian speakers in the east. ...read more

Source: The Moscow Times

    

Russian President Putin asks parliament to revoke power to invade Ukraine

By Michael Birnbaum KIEV, Ukraine — In a step aimed at further reducing tensions in violence-stricken Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday asked for the revocation of a parliamentary authorization that gave him the power to invade Russia's neighbor, the Kremlin said. Read full article >> ...read more

Source: The Washington Post

    

Ukraine claims full control of its border with Russia

By Carol Morello DNIPROPETROVSK, Ukraine — Ukraine announced Friday that it has regained full control of its border with Russia, which the government has set as an important precondition for a unilateral ceasefire in its conflict with pro-Russian separatists in the east. Read full article >> ...read more

Source: The Washington Post

    

Biden Threatens Russia With Further Sanctions Over Ukraine

By Reuters U.S. Vice President Joe Biden told Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Wednesday the U.S. would work with its allies to "impose further costs on Russia" if Moscow failed to use its influence to stop separatist violence in eastern Ukraine. ...read more

Source: The Moscow Times

    

Russian Investigators Target Ukraine Minister in "Organized Murder" Probe

By By Allison Quinn Russian investigators have launched a criminal case against Ukraine's Interior Minister and the Dnepropetrovsk region's governor on suspicion of the "organized murder" of civilians in eastern Ukraine, the Investigative Committee said in a statement Wednesday. ...read more

Source: The Moscow Times

    

Russia cuts gas supply to Ukraine as tensions grow

Russia on Monday cut gas supplies to Ukraine as a payment deadline passed and negotiators failed to reach a deal on gas prices and unpaid bills amid continued fighting in eastern Ukraine.

A woman walks past the headquarters of Russia's state-run natural gas giant Gazprom in Moscow, Russia, Monday, June 16, ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Russia’s Gazprom to cut gas to Ukraine in a new phase of their conflict

By Michael Birnbaum MOSCOW – Russia said it would cut off gas supplies to Ukraine on Monday, setting the stage for a new phase of the months-long conflict between the two nations. The move came after the two sides failed to agree on a price for natural gas, a vital ingredient in Ukraine's ...read more

Source: The Washington Post

    

Ukrainian diplomat uses swearword for Putin

By Carol Morello, Michael Birnbaum KIEV, Ukraine — Ukrainians have called Vladimir Putin a lot of bad names, among them a Nazi, a dictator and just plain evil. But nothing has caused a firestorm quite like a Ukrainian diplomat's use of a schoolyard epithet to describe the Russian president during an unscripted moment Saturday night. ...read more

Source: The Washington Post

    

Many Casualties as Ukraine Conflict Escalates

By Combined Reports Amid accusations of Moscow's support for the rebels in eastern Ukraine and the targeting by protestors of Russia's embassy in Kiev, the Ukraine crisis escalated over the weekend as pro-Russian rebels downed an airplane transporting Ukrainian forces after losing control of the port city of Mariupol. ...read more

Source: The Moscow Times

    

Ukraine vows to punish rebels who downed plane

Ukraine's new president declared Sunday a day of mourning and vowed to punish those responsible after pro-Russia separatists shot down a Ukrainian military transport plane, killing all 49 crew and troops aboard.

A pro-Russian fighter guards the site of remnants of a downed Ukrainian army aircraft Il-76 at the airport near ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Ukraine leader calls for 'resolute response' after plane shot down

By Victoria Butenko and Sergei L. Loiko One week into office and facing the largest loss of life among Ukraine's forces in a single attack by separatists, the country's new president met Saturday with his security chiefs and called on them "to regain Ukrainian control over the state border and give a resolute response to terrorists."One week ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Pro-Russian rebels shoot down large Ukrainian transport plane, killing dozens

By Carol Morello KIEV, Ukraine — In the biggest single loss of life since Ukraine started battling pro-Russian separatists, rebels shot down a military transport plane early Saturday morning as it was landing in Luhansk, killing all 49 people aboard. Read full article >> ...read more

Source: The Washington Post

    

49 die as pro-Russia rebels down Ukraine army plane

By Victoria Butenko and Sergei L. Loiko A Ukraine military transport plane was shot down by pro-Russia rebels near the industrial city of Luhansk late Friday, killing 49 servicemen in the most tragic incident yet in over two months of fighting in southeastern Ukraine, officials said. ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Ukraine prosecutor: 49 dead as rebels down plane

The Ukrainian prosecutor general's office says 49 people died Saturday when pro-Russian separatists shot down a military transport.

Local citizens gather around a burning military vehicle at a site of a battle between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian fighters in Mariupol, eastern Ukraine, Friday, June 13, 2014. Ukraine's interior minister says that ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Putin and Poroshenko Square Up

By By Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber President Vladimir Putin has not shied away from expressing his preferences about the future of Ukraine, suggesting the country should refrain from joining Western political and military alliances federalization and in order to give more power to the Russian-speaking regions of eastern Ukraine in order to normalize relations with Russia. ...read more

Source: The Moscow Times

    

Ukraine's new president vows to pursue peace

By Victoria Butenko and Sergei L. Loiko As fighting continued in eastern Ukraine, billionaire-turned-politician Petro Poroshenko, who was sworn in Saturday as the fifth president of post-Soviet Ukraine, offered a peace plan to resolve the bloody conflict in the industrial Donbass region. ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Isolation deepens in breakaway Ukrainian region as separatists dream of New Russia

By Griff Witte DONETSK, Ukraine — When separatists here staged a referendum to break away from Ukraine last month, the vote was mocked in Western capitals as a Soviet-style farce. But in recent days, the split between southeastern Ukraine and the rest of the country has become all too real. Read full article ...read more

Source: The Washington Post

    

South Stream Pipeline at Risk in Russia-Ukraine Gas Price Battle

By By Alexander Panin Just as it seemed that a solution to the gas dispute between Ukraine and Russia was near, Ukraine has returned to its old price demands and the European Union has set to sabotaging Russia's South Stream pipeline to Europe, darkening the prospects of a deal with only days to go ...read more

Source: The Moscow Times

    

UN Council Discusses Russian Proposal on Ukraine

By Reuters Russia has circulated a draft UN Security Council resolution on eastern Ukraine but said Western council members raised so many questions about the text that Moscow would now contemplate what its next move. ...read more

Source: The Moscow Times

    

Russia threatens already embattled Ukraine with cutoff of natural gas over unpaid bills

By Michael Birnbaum KIEV, Ukraine — A new front is swiftly opening in the war over embattled Ukraine's future: energy, with Russia threatening to cut off natural gas to the country as early as Tuesday. Russian leaders are prepared to stop crucial gas flows and squeeze their struggling neighbor economically even as Russian ...read more

Source: The Washington Post

    

Russia withdraws thousands of troops from Ukraine border, US officials say

By foxnewsonline@foxnews.com US DEFENSE OFFICIALS say that Russia has pulled a large number of forces away from the Ukraine border, a withdrawal that the US has been demanding for weeks and a move that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, calls 'promising.'15 dead after Ukraine military helicopter shot downChechen fighters among ranks of ...read more

Source: Fox News

    

Separatist leader says his rebel fighters are holding OSCE monitors in Ukraine

By Michael Birnbaum, Abigail Hauslohner, Daneila Deane KIEV, Ukraine — A pro-Russian separatist leader said Thursday his fighters are holding four election monitors from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe who disappeared three days ago, the day after the Ukrainian election. Read full article >> ...read more

Source: The Washington Post

    

Chechens in Ukraine Capture Public Interest

By By Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber Amid deadly clashes between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian security forces in eastern Ukraine, reports that militants from the Russian republic of Chechnya have joined the insurgents have been buzzing on Russian social media for weeks. ...read more

Source: The Moscow Times

    

Battle for Donetsk rages, Kiev vows fight until 'militants are annihilated'

By foxnewsonline@foxnews.com PRO-RUSSIAN INSURGENTS, above, in Ukraine claim that at least 30 of their colleagues have died in fighting in the city of Donetsk while a minister in Ukraine's interim government vowed that army operations would continue 'until all the militants are annihilated.' VIDEO: Ukraine launches air strikes to reclaim Donetsk ...read more

Source: Fox News

    

Lavrov Says Russia Wants Dialogue With Ukraine's Next President Poroshenko

By Reuters Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday that Russia was ready for dialogue with Petro Poroshenko, Ukraine's next president, but warned the Kiev authorities not to step up armed operations against separatists in the east. ...read more

Source: The Moscow Times

    

Early returns show Poroshenko winning Ukraine vote

Exit polls and early returns Monday suggested candy tycoon Petro Poroshenko was elected president of Ukraine in the first round of balloting. In taking on the leadership of the bitterly divided country, he vowed to "put an end to war, chaos, crime, and bring peace to the Ukrainian land."

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Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Ukrainians head to the polls to elect a new president, except in the restive east

By Fredrick Kunkle, Michael Birnbaum, Daniela Deane DONETSK, Ukraine — Polls opened Sunday in critical presidential elections that could determine Ukraine's future as a sovereign nation as many in the country's violence-wracked east looked unlikely to vote. Read full article >> ...read more

Source: The Washington Post

    

Election under threat in eastern Ukraine

By foxnewsonline@foxnews.com PRO-RUSSIAN INSURGENTS are threatening to derail Sunday's presidential election in eastern Ukraine, as officials report at least half of the districts are unable to prepare for the vote after armed men seize city offices and block access to main roads, left. Vote offers Ukraine a step out of crisisPutin says ...read more

Source: Fox News

    

Separatists attack Ukrainian checkpoint; 11 reported killed

By Michael Birnbaum, Fredrick Kunkle, Abigail Hauslohner KIEV, Ukraine — Renewed clashes between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian security forces Thursday left several soldiers dead as violence escalated across beleaguered eastern Ukraine three days before crucial elections. Read full article >> ...read more

Source: The Washington Post

    

White House accuses Russia of anti-U.S. propaganda war in Ukraine

By Paul Richter The Obama administration's dispute with the Kremlin over the unrest in Ukraine has turned to a new controversy: whether heavily armed men in a grainy image are trigger-happy American mercenaries in Ukraine or a police SWAT team in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Russia has warned for... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Kiselyov Defends TV Network After Violent Caucasus Footage Labeled as Ukraine

By By Anna Dolgov The deputy chief of a pro-Kremlin television holding has dismissed as an "accidental error" his network's use of footage from a gunfight in the North Caucasus to illustrate supposed recent anti-Russian violence in eastern Ukraine, a news report said. ...read more

Source: The Moscow Times

    

Putin's Promise to Withdraw Troops From Ukraine Border Leaves Observers Cautiously Optimistic

By By Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber Vladimir Putin ordered the Defense Ministry to withdraw troops from Russia's border with Ukraine on Monday in what analysts said was a sign of the Kremlin's willingness to deescalate tensions with Kiev and the West. ...read more

Source: The Moscow Times

    

Putin says Russian troops on Ukrainian border are coming home

By Abigail Hauslohner, Anthony Faiola, Fredrick Kunkle KIEV, Ukraine — Ukraine began a tense countdown Monday to weekend elections as Russian President Vladimir Putin said troops deployed near the border with restive eastern Ukraine have been ordered home. Read full article >> ...read more

Source: The Washington Post

    

2 Ukraine oligarchs speak up for unity, against pro-Russia faction

By Carol J. Williams You don't amass a billion-dollar fortune in a country infamous for corruption and inefficient industries by ignoring the political winds. No one has more to lose from the campaign by Ukraine's pro-Russia separatists than a handful of men who have grown rich off the mines and factories in... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Canada Oil Province Boycotts Moscow Conference Over Ukraine

By Reuters Alberta, the Canadian province whose oil sands hold the world's third-largest crude reserve, said it will not participate in a global oil conference in Moscow next month as a protest against Russia's actions in Ukraine. ...read more

Source: The Moscow Times

    

In Ukraine talks, finger-pointing and little sign of progress

By Anthony Faiola, Fredrick Kunkle KIEV, Ukraine — The first round of talks on Ukrainian national unity descended into grandstanding and accusations Wednesday, offering no sign of a diplomatic breakthrough in the region's tensest standoff since the Cold War. Read full article >> ...read more

Source: The Washington Post

    

Germany Renews Diplomatic Effort to Ease Ukraine Crisis

By By ALISON SMALE The German foreign minister arrived in Kiev to promote dialogue as battle lines hardened between the government and separatists in the east of the country. ...read more

Source: The New York Times

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Asia sidesteps Ukraine woes, vote hopes spur Indian stocks

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares and the dollar rose on Tuesday as tensions in Ukraine were eclipsed by a strong night on Wall Street, with Indian equities rallying hard on hopes an election victory for the business-friendly opposition party would spur a revival in the region's third-biggest economy.

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Source: Reuters

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Insurgents in Eastern Ukraine Declare Independence

By The Associated Press Pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine declared independence Monday for the Donetsk and Luhansk regions and those in Donetsk even asked to join Russia - a day after holding a hastily arranged vote that Ukraine's government and its western allies said violated international law. ...read more

Source: The Moscow Times

    

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Nearly 90% of voters in the Donetsk region voted in favor of independence from Ukraine and 10% voted against it, an election official claimed Monday.

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Ukraine separatists declare referendum victory as Kiev condemns 'farce'

By foxnewsonline@foxnews.com PRO-RUSSIAN REBELS have claimed that an overwhelming majority of residents of two Ukraine regions have called for greater sovereignty, even as the country's government claims that the vote is illegitimate and the European Union prepares new sanctions.VIDEO: Violence erupts at Ukraine polling place VIDEO: Has Russia already won with ...read more

Source: Fox News

    

Ukraine Authorities Dismiss Referendums as ‘Farce’

By By ALAN COWELL The interim president, Oleksandr V. Turchynov, condemned the votes on self-rule, while European foreign ministers prepared a modest tightening of sanctions on Russia. ...read more

Source: The New York Times

Category: Referendums, Ukraine, Donetsk (Ukraine), Turchynov, Oleksandr V, Luhansk (Ukraine)

    

Insurgents say Ukraine region opts for sovereignty

About 90 percent of voters in Ukraine's sprawling industrial heartland backed their regions' sovereignty in controversial referendums, which the Ukrainian government and the West have rejected as illegal, organizers said Monday.

Members of election committee count ballots after voting closed at a polling station in Donetsk, Ukraine, Sunday, May 11, 2014. ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

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Eastern Ukraine holds separatist referendum

By Carol J. Williams A separatist in Donetsk, Ukraine, says 90% of early ballots favor independence. But not everyone is sure what a 'yes' vote means.A separatist in Donetsk, Ukraine, says 90% of early ballots favor independence. But not everyone is sure what a 'yes' vote means. ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

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Ukraine separatists claim 'colossal' turnout in 'self-rule' referendums

By foxnewsonline@foxnews.com VOTING HAS BEGUN in so-called 'self-rule' elections in two restive regions of eastern Ukraine despite calls from Russian President Vladimir Putin to postpone the vote and warnings from Western leaders that its results would not be recognized. VIDEO: Ukraine braces for more violence ahead of vote Ukraine president warns of ...read more

Source: Fox News

    

Steady Turnout of Early Voters in Eastern Ukraine

By By ANDREW E. KRAMER Separatists in the provincial capital of Donetsk cast early ballots in support of local autonomy, but the U.S. and Europe condemned the vote and said they would not recognize the results. ...read more

Source: The New York Times

Category: Referendums, Russia, Ukraine, Donetsk (Ukraine)

    

Ukraine’s rebels say they are seeking a mandate, not independence, in referendum

By Simon Denyer, Fredrick Kunkle MARIUPOL, Ukraine — Voting began early Sunday on a referendum hastily organized by eastern Ukrainian rebels seeking to harness anger at the government and legitimize their uprising, even if it falls short of giving them a legal mandate to declare an independent state. Read full article >> ...read more

Source: The Washington Post

    

Ukraine Fast Facts

Here's some background information about Ukraine, the second-largest European country in area after Russia. It borders Moldova, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, Poland, Belarus, Russia and the Black Sea in Eastern Europe.

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Separatists urge supporters in east Ukraine to vote on autonomy

By Carol J. Williams As violent clashes flared anew in eastern Ukraine, pro-Russia separatists summoned their supporters to vote Sunday on whether to seek autonomy from the government in Kiev despite widespread condemnation of the rogue referendum and retracted support from the Kremlin. Ukraine's interim... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

Category: After the Manuscript, Viewpoints, Mari Selby

    

Ukraine’s rebels say they are seeking a mandate, not independence, in referendum

By Simon Denyer, Fredrick Kunkle DONETSK, Ukraine — Rebels in eastern Ukraine are seeking to harness anger against the government with a hastily organized and vaguely worded referendum on Sunday that they hope will legitimize their uprising, even if it falls far short of giving them a legal mandate to declare an independent state. Read ...read more

Source: The Washington Post

    

Tensions roil on eve of secession referendum in eastern Ukraine

By Fredrick Kunkle, Simon Denyer MARIUPOL, Ukraine — The city council here called Saturday a day of mourning after Friday's heavy fighting between pro-Russia militants and Ukrainian security forces left at least seven people dead, as eastern Ukraine continued to seethe with separatist passions on the eve of a referendum to secede. Read full article ...read more

Source: The Washington Post

    

Ukraine Security Service Blames Russia For Fire at Broadcaster

By Reuters <moscowtimes@themoscowtimes.com> Ukraine's security service said foreign "saboteurs" had knocked out state television transmissions for several hours, suggesting Moscow had backed the action as part of a campaign fomenting rebellion in the east. ...read more

Source: The Moscow Times

    

Russian Stocks Rise After Putin Cools Ukraine Fears

By Reuters <moscowtimes@themoscowtimes.com> Russian stock indexes made further gains on Thursday, as investors remained hopeful that tensions in Ukraine will ease after President Vladimir Putin's call on pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine to delay a planned referendum. ...read more

Source: The Moscow Times

    

Ukraine Candidate Poroshenko Backs Putin's Call to Delay Referendum

By The Moscow Times <moscowtimes@themoscowtimes.com> Ukraine's presidential front-runner Petro Poroshenko said he supported President Vladimir Putin's call to postpone a referendum in eastern Ukraine as pro-Moscow separatists in the region reported a ceasefire on Wednesday. ...read more

Source: The Moscow Times

    

White House threatens more sanctions if Ukraine referendum goes forward

By foxnewsonline@foxnews.com THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION is warning that it will levy new sanctions against Russia if pro-Moscow separatists in eastern Ukraine go ahead with a planned referendum on regional autonomy this weekend. Putin claims Russia troops have pulled back from Ukraine borderVIDEO: Putin claims that troops have moved back OPINION: The ...read more

Source: Fox News

    

Ukraine launches push on coastal city as diplomats seek way out of chaos

By Michael Birnbaum, Fredrick Kunkle, Simon Denyer MOSCOW — Ukrainian forces on Wednesday pushed into the separatist-controlled city of Mariupol, authorities said, as diplomats visited Kiev and Moscow in a last-ditch attempt to pull Ukraine out of spiraling chaos. Read full article >> ...read more

Source: The Washington Post

    

Will Ukraine elect a new president on May 25?

Flash Points: CBS News State Department Correspondent Margaret Brennan and CBS News Senior National Security Analyst Juan Zarate discuss the chances Ukraine will be able to hold its presidential election May 25 despite insistence from Russia that the government in Kiev must first stabilize the country. ...read more

Source: CBS News

    

Ukrainians call for volunteers to help quell separatist uprising

By Fredrick Kunkle, Simon Denyer, Michael Birnbaum KIEV, Ukraine — Ukrainian political and military leaders called for volunteers Tuesday to help restore order ahead of elections that are increasingly threatened by a pro-Russian separatist uprising in the eastern part of the country. Read full article >> ...read more

Source: The Washington Post

    

Heavyweight boxer Wladimir Klitschko and Hayden Panettiere delay wedding plans because of Ukraine conflict

By Marissa Payne Heavyweight boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko and his famous fiancee Hayden Panettiere decided to postpone their wedding because of the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, Us Magazine reports. Klitschko, who now resides in Germany, still has very close ties to his native country, Ukraine, including some heavy-duty political ties. Klitschko's brother Vitali ...read more

Source: The Washington Post

    

Ukraine sends police unit to Odessa to restore order after separatists raid police station

By Simon Denyer, Anna Nemtsova DONETSK, Ukraine — Ukraine's acting government has dispatched a special police unit to Odessa to help restore order there after pro-Russian militants attacked a police station and freed 67 of their allies who had been detained during violent clashes that claimed 46 lives, its top security official said Monday. Read ...read more

Source: The Washington Post

    

Ukraine Situation 'Worse and Worse,' Peskov Says

By By Ivan Nechepurenko <moscowtimes@themoscowtimes.com> Amid calls to send Russian troops to quell violence in Ukraine's east, President Vladimir Putin is monitoring the situation closely and holding meetings and calls with relevant officials day and night, his spokesman said Sunday. ...read more

Source: The Moscow Times