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Ukraine’s Fight With Russia Is ‘America’s War, Too,’ Poroshenko Says

Poroshenko asked the United States for help dealing with Russia.

September 18, 2014

MH17 Pierced By ‘High-Energy Objects,’ Investigators Into Crash Find

By Dpa Correspondents, dpa AMSTERDAM — Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 broke up in the air probably after being hit “by a large number of high-energy objects,” a preliminary Dutch report on the crash showed on Tuesday. Images of the MH17 wreckage show that it was pierced in numerous places from the outside, causing the Boeing […]

September 9, 2014

Russian Forces Near Ukraine ‘More Lethal’ Than Ever: United States

Washington (AFP) — Russian forces deployed near Ukraine’s eastern border are “more lethal” than before and heavily armed with artillery and air defense weaponry, the Pentagon said Thursday. “The force that we see arrayed on the border is exceptionally capable, probably more capable, more lethal than anything that we’ve seen up until now,” spokesman Colonel […]

September 4, 2014

Russian Aid Convoy Stops Before Border With Ukraine

By Nikolaus Von Twickel, dpa MOSCOW — A massive Russian aid convoy bound for civilians in eastern Ukraine stopped just short of the border on Thursday, while Kiev accused Moscow of acting unilaterally and sent its own aid convoy to the embattled region. The almost 280 trucks carrying 2,000 tons of food and medicine were […]

August 14, 2014

Russian Aid Convoy Rolling Toward Ukraine Without Red Cross Escort

By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times Russia’s emergency services ministry dispatched a 280-truck convoy said to be carrying humanitarian aid to eastern Ukraine on Tuesday while officials in Kiev warned that Russian military vehicles and personnel won’t be allowed through the border. The International Committee of the Red Cross also warned Moscow that it […]

August 12, 2014

Russian Convoy To Bring Aid To Eastern Ukraine, Putin Says

By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times Russian President Vladimir Putin announced Monday that he was sending an aid convoy to eastern Ukraine on a humanitarian mission in which the International Committee of the Red Cross and Western governments were cooperating. Putin made the announcement after a conversation with European Commission President Jose Manuel Borroso, […]

August 11, 2014

U.S. Stocks Rise Amid Signs Of Easing Ukraine Tensions

New York (AFP) — U.S. stocks Monday followed European and Asian equity markets higher amid perceptions of easing geopolitical tensions in Ukraine. Five minutes into trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 35.16 points (0.21 percent) to 16,589.09. The broad-based S&P 500 advanced 6.45 (0.33 percent) to 1,938.04, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index added […]

August 11, 2014

Ukraine Troops Nearing MH-17 Crash Site; U.N. Opens War-Crime Probe

By Steven Zeitchik and Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times KIEV, Ukraine — Ukrainian government forces recaptured three towns from pro-Russia separatists and were pressing toward the Malaysia Airlines crash site in eastern Ukraine where the separatists accused of downing the plane have obstructed international disaster investigators, officials said Monday. The United Nations high commissioner […]

July 28, 2014

Russia Hopes For ‘Impartial’ Malaysia Jet Crash Investigation

By Steven Zeitchik and Isabel Gorst, Los Angeles Times KIEV, Ukraine — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Monday dug his heels in on the war in Ukraine and Russia’s alleged involvement in the conflict, saying that Kiev had overstepped its bounds in fighting the insurgency. “The Ukrainian authorities think they can use any means […]

July 28, 2014

U.S. Investigators Head To Ukraine To Study Malaysia Airlines Crash

By Brian Bennett, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The FBI and the National Transportation Safety Board are sending a team of investigators to Ukraine to help investigate the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, officials said Friday. The plane is believed to have been shot down by a surface-to-air missile launched by pro-Russia forces, according […]

July 18, 2014