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  • Families of Russian troops in Ukraine want answers

    MOSCOW (AP) — The last time Valeria Sokolova saw her husband, the 25-year-old paratrooper told her that he and his fellow soldiers were heading for military exercises in southern Russia, near the Ukrainian border. "He was vague in a way that was very unusual, and it was hard for all of them to...

  • EU ministers call for new sanctions against Russia

    MILAN (AP) — Several European Union foreign ministers on Friday accused Russia of invading eastern Ukraine and said Moscow should be punished with additional economic sanctions. The meeting of the 28-nation bloc's top diplomats in Milan came one day after NATO said Moscow slipped at least 1,000...

  • Ukraine accuses Russia of sending in tanks, armor

    NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine accused Russia on Thursday of entering its territory with tanks, artillery and troops, and Western powers said Moscow had "outright lied" about its role and dangerously escalated the conflict. Russia dismissed the allegations, describing the fighters there as...

  • UN Security Council members lament Ukraine crisis

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations on Thursday accused Moscow of having "outright lied" about its role in Ukraine, as alarmed members of the Security Council demanded that Russia remove its fighters from a new front in the unfolding crisis and threatened sanctions....

  • Obama slams Putin for invasion of Ukraine

    When asked about the prospect of additional sanctions against Russia, the president replied, "I think there are ways for us to deepen or expand the scope of some of that work."

  • Obama rules out US military action in Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is ruling out the possibility that the U.S. will take military action to address growing violence in Ukraine. Obama says the U.S. will stand firm with its allies to address the conflict in Ukraine, where the U.S. says Russia is backing pro-Russian...

  • Pew: Obama not 'tough enough'

    A majority of Americans don't believe that President Obama is tough enough with foreign foes, feeding their concerns that the world has become a far more dangerous place, according to the Pew.

  • Samantha Power: 'Russia is not listening'

    United States Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power told the U.N. on Thursday that Western nations would need to “ratchet up the consequences on Russiaâ€ï¿½ in the wake of Russian forces invading Ukraine.

  • Ukraine fears weigh on stocks in morning trading

    The escalating conflict in Ukraine weighed on U.S. Thursday, helping push the major stock indexes lower in morning trading. An encouraging report on U.S. economic growth and the job market weren't enough to stop the selling. KEEPING SCORE: The S&P 500 fell four points, or 0.2 percent, to 1,995...

  • Ukraine's president accuses Russia of invading

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Thursday accused Russia of invading his country and called for an emergency U.N. Security Council meeting to discuss the situation.

  • Battle for Ukraine's southeast coast heats up

    NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pushing west in a new offensive along Ukraine's strategic coastline, heavily armed Russian-backed separatist forces captured new territory Wednesday far from their previous battles with government troops. The bold offensive along a new southeastern front raised the...

  • US: Russia directing new offensive in Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration accused Russia on Wednesday of orchestrating a new military campaign in Ukraine that is helping rebel forces expand their fight in the country's east and sending tanks, rocket launchers and armored vehicles toward communities elsewhere. "These...

  • Vladimir Putin imposes his own reset on Obama

    Russian President Vladimir Putin apparently is a very patient man. Having taken over the Crimean Peninsula, his gradual conquest of Ukraine is proceeding, albeit at an uncertain pace.

  • No sign of quick end to Ukraine conflict

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Ukraine's president said Wednesday that Vladimir Putin accepts the principles of a peace plan for Ukraine but the Russian leader insisted that only Kiev can reach a cease-fire deal with the pro-Moscow separatists. Following meetings between Putin and Ukrainian President...

  • Ukrainian president dissolves parliament

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president on Monday dissolved parliament and called for early elections in October as his country continues to battle a pro-Russian insurgency in its eastern regions. In a statement on his website, President Petro Poroshenko said snap elections would be held Oct....



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