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  • Biden offers condolences over Ukraine deaths

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden has offered condolences to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko over killings in eastern Ukraine. At last four people were killed by artillery fire in an overnight attack Saturday in Maryinka, a suburb of Donetsk where pro-Russia insurgents are holed...

  • 4 civilians killed in artillery fire in Ukraine

    MARYINKA, Ukraine (AP) — Artillery fire killed at least four people in an overnight attack on a residential area in eastern Ukraine, spurring more people to flee the besieged city of Donetsk and its suburbs on Saturday to take their chances elsewhere. Pro-Russian insurgents last week...

  • Eastern Ukrainians flee as army suffers losses

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president vowed vengeance in blood after 19 troops were killed in an insurgent rocket attack Friday, and residents of the rebel-held city of Donetsk began fleeing in large numbers for fear of a government siege. The barrage of rocket fire just before sunrise...

  • Rifts appear among Ukraine's pro-Russian rebels

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Deep strains emerged Thursday in the ranks of Ukraine's pro-Moscow insurgents as dozens turned in their weapons in disgust at Russian inaction and bickering broke out between rebel factions. In the past two weeks, Ukrainian government troops have halved the amount of...

  • Rebel governor losing hope of Russia intervention

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — A top figure in Ukraine's separatist insurgency said Wednesday he is losing hope for action by Russian forces and blamed Russian tycoons for dissuading Moscow from military intervention. Pavel Gubarev, the self-proclaimed governor of the rebel Donetsk People's...

  • Ukrainian charged with Russian journalists' deaths

    MOSCOW (AP) — A Ukrainian air force pilot who was captured by separatist rebels last month has been arrested in Russia and charged with abetting the killing of two Russian journalists, Russian officials said on Wednesday. Ukraine has been rocked by fighting between pro-Russia rebels and...

  • Senators press for more sanctions on Russia

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic and Republican senators exasperated with the Obama administration's response to Russia's aggression in Ukraine threatened on Wednesday that Congress will act unilaterally on new sanctions. "What are we waiting for?" Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., chairman of the...

  • Slovyansk struggles back after rebels are routed

    SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) — For the first time in three months, Alla Grebenkova says she can go out on the streets of this city in eastern Ukraine without fear of being recognized as Ukrainian. "I lived in hell. It was complete chaos and lawlessness," the 68-year-old teacher said of life in...

  • Ukraine takes aggressive stance toward separatists

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's government took an increasingly aggressive stance Tuesday toward the pro-Russia separatists, vowing to expunge them from their reduced area of control and imposing new conditions before peace talks can restart. But as the military moves to encircle the...

  • EU's united front on Russia falling amid gas needs

    VIENNA (AP) — A clutch of countries is breaking ranks with the EU's efforts to put economic and diplomatic pressure on Russia over Ukraine and building a pipeline meant to carry huge amounts of Russian gas to their doorstep. Their defiance of a European Union stop work order is more...

  • 3 bridges blown up in Ukraine near rebel-held city

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — After Ukrainian forces' seizure of a key rebel stronghold in the east, the major cities of Donetsk and Luhansk could be the next focus of major fighting. Three bridges on roads leading to Donetsk were blown up Monday — possibly to hinder military movements, though the...

  • Pro-Russia separatists vow to keep up the fight

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Discouraged but defiant, pro-Russia separatists vowed to keep fighting the government in Kiev from the largest city in eastern Ukraine, where they regrouped Sunday after being driven out of a key stronghold. At a rally in a central Donetsk square, the rebels were...

  • Ukraine claims victory in rebel stronghold

    SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian troops forced pro-Russian insurgents out of a key stronghold in the country's embattled east on Saturday, a significant success that suggested the government may finally be making gains in a months-long battle against a spreading separatist insurgency. As...

  • Ukraine claims winning ground in rebellious east

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Fighting in eastern Ukraine left at least nine Ukrainian soldiers dead Friday, as government troops pressed their offensive against pro-Russian insurgents using heavy artillery and combat jets and prospects of a truce appeared dim. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko...

  • Ukraine's president shakes up military leadership

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko shook up his faltering military Thursday, appointing a new defense minister and top general while speaking angrily about the years of decay and corruption that left the forces unable to deal effectively with the well-armed eastern...



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