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Russia Waging Massive War Games As Ukraine Recovers More Territory

By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times Russia launched massive air force exercises in territory along its border with Ukraine on Monday that will include air-to-ground firing practices and missile tests, the Defense Ministry announced in Moscow. The war games, coinciding with another buildup of Russian troops on the border with eastern Ukraine regions seized […]

August 4, 2014

Indiana University Student Among Those In Malaysia Airlines Crash

By Christine Mai-Duc, Los Angeles Times An Indiana University student was among those killed in the Malaysia Airlines jet crash Thursday, university officials announced. Karlijn Keijzer, 25, was a doctoral student in chemistry at the university and an avid rower who once competed on the women’s varsity rowing team there, the school said. She had […]

July 18, 2014

Malaysia Defends Flight Path Of Downed Jet

By Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times KIEV, Ukraine — A day after a Malaysia Airlines plane traveling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed near the Russian border in eastern Ukraine, the Malaysian transportation minister said he believed the crew bore no responsibility for the deadly flight plan. “The flight path taken by MH17 was approved […]

July 18, 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