| Oct 19, 2014
Ukrainian soccer: In the Oct. 12 Sports section, an article about the conflict in Ukraine and its impact on soccer incorrectly stated that businessman Rinat Akhmetov has been "linked to organized crime." Akhmetov has never been charged with any crime, and...
| Oct 11, 2014
| 6:42 PM
The casualties of war are many.
Lives lost or destroyed. Cities leveled. Societies ripped apart.
The disruption of a soccer league is a minor inconvenience by comparison. But it is also a reminder how important the rituals, rhythms and distractions...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 8:25 PM
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.
| May 26, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Ukraine’s presumed president-elect, Petro Poroshenko, vowed Monday to bring an end to the armed confrontation with pro-Russia separatists in the east and Russia’s top diplomat responded with assurances that the Kremlin is “ready for...
| May 30, 2014
| 4:00 AM
The prospect is alluring: long-term influence over a Russian-speaking corridor linking eastern Ukraine and Crimea, ensuring supplies of electricity, food, jet engines and other military hardware as well as unfettered access to offshore oil and gas fields....
| May 16, 2014
| 6:00 PM
You don't amass a billion-dollar fortune in a country infamous for corruption and inefficient industries by ignoring the political winds.
No one has more to lose from the campaign by Ukraine's pro-Russia separatists than a handful of men who have...
| May 21, 2014
| 9:15 AM
A steel and mining magnate who employs 300,000 workers in eastern Ukraine claimed Wednesday to have mobilized a million-strong protest against pro-Russia separatists as Kremlin support for the agitators appeared to weaken.
Just four days before...
| May 23, 2014
| 10:10 AM
On Sunday, Ukrainians will go to the polls to choose a new president to replace Viktor Yanukovych, the head of government who was deposed by a popular uprising in February. Barring the possibility of a last-ditch effort to disrupt the polling by armed...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 1:07 PM
Six players with reigning Ukrainian Premier League champion Shakhtar Donetsk have refused to return to Donetsk because of the fighting surrounding the city, club management confirmed.
The six -- five Brazilians and an Argentine -- were with the team...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 12:19 PM
Pro-Russia rebels chased from eastern Ukraine strongholds blew up three bridges leading to the regional capital of Donetsk on Monday in an apparent effort to thwart the further advance of a reinvigorated Ukrainian army.
Government troops took four key...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 2:44 PM
Separatist gunmen 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...