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Ukraine Leader Sees End To War, Eyes EU Membership By 2020

Ukrainian President is hopeful to end war and join EU, but new deadly clashes may put that on hold.

September 26, 2014
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Kremlin Says Putin Conquest Vow On Ukraine ‘Taken Out Of Context’

By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times Ukrainian security officials accused Russia of sending more troops and equipment into eastern Ukraine as controversy ensued Tuesday over Russian President Vladimir Putin’s reported boast that he could conquer Kiev in two weeks if he wanted. A Kremlin spokesman lashed out at European Commission President Jose Manuel Borroso, […]

September 2, 2014

Obama Accuses Russia, Says No U.S. Military Action In Ukraine

Washington (AFP) — U.S. President Barack Obama said it was “plain for the world to see” that Russian forces were fighting in Ukraine, but ruled out any U.S. military action to resolve the escalating conflict. Obama, who is due in Wales next week for a NATO summit, made clear that ex-Soviet states now in the […]

August 29, 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
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Presidents Of Russia, Ukraine To Meet In Belarus As Fighting Rages

By Isabel Gorst and Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times MOSCOW — The presidents of Russia and Ukraine will meet next week in Minsk, the capital of neighboring Belarus, to discuss the combat consuming eastern Ukraine and Kiev’s diplomatic turn toward the European Union that sparked the conflict. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s office announced the […]

August 19, 2014

Separatist Rocket Attacks, Bus Ambush Kill 30 In Eastern Ukraine

By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times Separatist rebels attacked a Ukrainian military base with Russian-made Grad rockets, killing 19 troops and boosting the overnight death toll to about 30 in the latest flare-up of fighting in eastern Ukraine, Russian media and Ukrainian officials said Friday. It was the deadliest day for the Kiev government […]

July 11, 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

Pro-Russia Rebels Evacuating Donetsk Amid Broad Attack, Kiev Says

By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times Ukrainian government troops have launched a broad offensive against pro-Russia separatists, attacking more than 100 rebel positions, sweeping the gunmen from three villages and spurring an evacuation of the militants’ stronghold in Donetsk, officials in Kiev said Wednesday. Four soldiers died in the fighting that has flared since […]

July 2, 2014

Heavy Fighting Erupts In Eastern Ukraine After Poroshenko Ends Cease-Fire

By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times Ukrainian government forces targeted pro-Russia militants with artillery and airstrikes Tuesday after President Petro Poroshenko said he wouldn’t renew a cease-fire that was repeatedly violated during its 10 days in force. “Termination of the cease-fire is our response to terrorists, militants and marauders, all those who torment civilians, […]

July 1, 2014

Exodus From Eastern Ukraine As Cease-Fire Nears End

By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times With a repeatedly violated weeklong cease-fire nearly over, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Thursday called on Russia to make genuine efforts to stop the fighting between separatists and Ukrainian government troops. “Support the peace plan with deeds, not words,” Poroshenko urged Russia in a speech at the Council […]

June 26, 2014