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  • In Ukraine's east, Soviet-style economy withers under onslaught

    DONETSK/KIEV (Reuters) - After pro-Russian rebels took 720 kg of explosives, 360 detonators and almost 1 km of wiring, the Skochinskiy coal mine, an ageing stalwart of the economy in Ukraine's Donbass region, was put out of action. Fierce fighting and...
  • Citing battle danger, six players to go AWOL from Ukraine soccer team

    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...
  • In eastern Ukraine, separatist rocket attacks, bus ambush kill 30

    In eastern Ukraine, separatist rocket attacks, bus ambush kill 30
    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...
  • Pro-Russia rebels bomb bridges to slow advance of Ukrainian troops

    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...
  • Leonid Bershidsky: Putin ready to go to stealth mode in Ukraine

    Leonid Bershidsky: Putin ready to go to stealth mode in Ukraine
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has officially agreed to leave Ukraine alone. That doesn't mean, though, that he will leave it alone unofficially. Putin Tuesday asked the Russian parliament to cancel his mandate to send troops into Ukraine, which he...
  • 2 Ukraine oligarchs speak up for unity, against pro-Russia faction

    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...
  • Eastern Ukrainians reject pro-Russia separatists, magnate claims

    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...
  • Ukrainians go to the polls [Editorial]

    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...
  • Pro-Russia gunmen are blocking polls for 10% of Ukrainian voters

    Ukraine’s election authorities said Saturday that they are unable to operate polling places for Sunday’s presidential election in areas representing about 10% of the population and that separatist threats against anyone trying to cast...
  • Ukrainian air force strikes pro-Russia rebels at Donetsk airport

    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...
  • Pro-Russia gunmen blocking polls for 10% of Ukrainian voters

    Pro-Russia gunmen blocking polls for 10% of Ukrainian voters
    Ukraine’s election authorities said Saturday that they are unable to operate polling places for Sunday’s presidential election in areas representing about 10% of the population and that separatist threats against anyone trying to cast...