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Eastern Europe

Obama Unveils $1 Billion Security Plan For Eastern Europe

Warsaw (AFP) – President Barack Obama on Tuesday unveiled a $1 billion U.S. security plan for eastern Europe aimed at allaying fears over a resurgent Kremlin and the escalating pro-Russian uprising in ex-Soviet Ukraine. Obama launched a major tour of Europe in Warsaw where he will attend celebrations of the 25th anniversary of Poland’s first […]

June 3, 2014

Pro-Russia Rebels Shoot Down Ukrainian Helicopter, Killing 12

By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times KIEV, Ukraine — Rebels in the embattled eastern Ukrainian town of Slovyansk shot down a military helicopter on Thursday, killing at least a dozen Ukrainian soldiers, as heavy fighting continued in the area that has been the epicenter of the pro-Russia insurgency for more than two months. The […]

May 29, 2014

As Separatists Press Attacks, Putin Vows To Respect Ukraine Vote

By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times KIEV, Ukraine — Russian President Vladimir Putin asserted Friday that he is ready to deal with whoever wins Ukraine’s presidential election. But his latest vow to facilitate a return of elected leadership in Kiev coincided with new attacks and incursions by pro-Russia gunmen, Ukraine’s Security Service chief reported. Putin, […]

May 23, 2014

Ukraine Separatists Hold Buildings And Hostages

By Sergei L. Loiko, Los Angeles Times MOSCOW — Heavily armed separatists held Ukrainian government buildings and hostages Tuesday as tensions increased sharply and threatened to push a dispute over treatment of the country’s ethnic Russians into bloodshed. Ukrainian government officials said pro-Russia separatists had rigged explosives in a building in Luhansk and were holding hostages […]

April 9, 2014