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Rinat Akhmetov

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  • For the record

    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...
  • Ongoing conflict in Ukraine wreaks havoc on country's Premier League

    Ongoing conflict in Ukraine wreaks havoc on country's Premier League
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Ukraine separatists hold buildings and hostages

    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. Ukrainian government...
  • The next, key step on Ukraine

    Vladimir Putin knows that this crisis is about the whole of Ukraine. Ukrainians know it too. And the West must not forget it. There is nothing to be done to restore Ukrainian control over Crimea. The crucial struggle now is for eastern Ukraine. If...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Putin's Ukraine ambitions hinge on allies he can't rely on

    Putin's Ukraine ambitions hinge on allies he can't rely on
    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....