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Ukraine’s Europe-Leaning Leaders Prepare To Form Coalition After Vote

Ukrainians have voted for political parties to immediately begin the process of reform. The reform hopes to help steer Ukraine “into the West’s democratic fold”.

October 28, 2014

Ukraine President: Russian Forces Have Invaded

By Isabel Gorst, Los Angeles Times Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called a snap meeting of his security council on Thursday, declaring that Russian forces had invaded Ukraine. Poroshenko summoned the council as pro-Russian separatist rebels tightened their grip on the town of Novoazovsk in southern Ukraine, opening a new front in the months long battle […]

August 28, 2014

Fears Over Russian Troop Increase At Ukraine Border

Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Fears that Russia was massing troops on Ukraine’s border grew on Wednesday ahead of a visit by NATO’s secretary general, as an air strike hit the main eastern city where Kiev troops are besieging rebels. NATO and Poland both warned that Russia may be gearing up to invade its former Soviet […]

August 6, 2014

Ukrainian Troops, Pro-Russia Rebels Regroup For Fight Over Donetsk

By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times Ukraine’s new defense minister said Tuesday that peace talks will occur only after the pro-Russia rebels holed up in the eastern cities of Donetsk and Luhansk completely disarm. “There will be no more unilateral cease-fire,” Defense Minister Valery Heletey said in a statement posted on the ministry website, […]

July 8, 2014

Dozens Dead As Ukraine Claims Control Of Donetsk Airport

Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Ukraine said Tuesday it had regained control of the airport in the eastern city of Donetsk after a day of punishing air strikes and fierce fighting with pro-Moscow separatist gunmen left dozens of people dead. Russian President Vladimir Putin immediately called on Ukraine to end its “punitive” operation in the rebel-held […]

May 27, 2014

Ukraine Troops Ambushed By Pro-Russia Gunmen In Eastern Town; 14 Die

By Sergei L. Loiko, Los Angeles Times SLOVYANSK, Ukraine — At least 14 people were killed and scores were wounded as government forces seeking to win back this eastern Ukrainian city from pro-Russia separatists ran into an ambush Monday set up by the rebel gunmen. Operations by the Interior Ministry, army and national guard troops for […]

May 6, 2014

Ukraine Separatists Take Over Prosecutor’s Office In Donetsk

By Sergei L. Loiko, Los Angeles Times DONETSK, Ukraine — A crowd of more than 2,000 pro-Russia separatists on Sunday night seized one of the last key official sites in the eastern Ukraine city of Donetsk still in the hands of the country’s interim government. The demonstrators, some armed with sticks and shields and at least […]

May 5, 2014

Pro-Russian Mob Attacks Building In Ukraine’s Donetsk

Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – A crowd of some 300 pro-Russian militants attacked the prosecutor’s office in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on Thursday, AFP reporters on the scene said. The mob hurled rocks at around 100 riot police defending the building, who responded with stun grenades and tear gas, in the latest unrest to […]

May 1, 2014

Ukraine’s Pro-Russian Militants Hold Firm Despite Accord

Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Pro-Russian rebels stubbornly refused to cede control of a string of towns in eastern Ukraine on Friday, jeopardizing a deal backed by the West and Russia meant to ease tensions and rejecting promises of concessions from Kiev. The refusal to budge came despite an unexpected diplomatic breakthrough Thursday worked out between […]

April 18, 2014

Pro-Russia Demonstrators Declare Independent Republic In Eastern Ukraine

By Sergei L. Loiko, Los Angeles Times MOSCOW — Pro-Russia demonstrators who seized the regional administrative building in the Ukrainian city of Donetsk announced Monday that they were declaring an independent republic and would hold a referendum about joining the region with Moscow. The country’s acting president, Olexandr Turchinov, blamed Russia for the unrest and […]

April 7, 2014