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  • Ukraine's Poroshenko says a plan for ceasefire to be prepared

    KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Wednesday a "roadmap" would be prepared to agree to a ceasefire as soon as possible in east Ukraine, following a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Belarussian capital. "A...
  • Ukraine president dissolves parliament, sets Oct. 26 election

    Ukraine's newly inaugurated president dissolved the contentious parliament  Monday and set early elections for Oct. 26 in a move that will probably put further pressure on the country's east-west divide. President Petro Poroshenko had promised during...
  • Putin, Poroshenko start bilateral meeting in Minsk

    MINSK (Reuters) - A face-to-face meeting between Russia's Vladimir Putin and Ukraine's Petro Poroshenko, at loggerheads over the crisis in Ukraine, has started in Minsk, the Ukrainian presidential administration said on Tuesday in a Twitter post. A...
  • 'Men in green' raise suspicions of east Ukrainian villagers

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Unidentified, heavily-armed strangers with Russian accents have appeared in an eastern Ukrainian village, arousing residents' suspicions despite Moscow's denials that its troops have deliberately infiltrated the frontier. Two witnesses...
  • Russia's Putin says military escalation won't solve Ukraine crisis

    MINSK (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday the crisis in Ukraine could not be solved by a further military escalation or without dialogue with representatives of the country's Russian-speaking eastern regions. "We are convinced...
  • We need Russia as a partner, not as a punching bag [Letter]

    We need Russia as a partner, not as a punching bag [Letter]
    I enjoyed reading and agree with Jerome Israel's commentary "The U.S. needs Russia" (Aug. 23) At a time when the entire Middle East is in chaos and aflame, it seems strange that U.S. leaders would pick a fight with Russia over Ukraine that could lead to...
  • Kiev says captured Russian soldiers were in Ukraine 'on special mission'

    KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine said on Tuesday a group of Russian servicemen had crossed into Ukrainian territory on a "special mission," contradicting Russian media which cited a defense ministry source in Moscow as saying they got there by accident. "This...
  • Putin, Poroshenko shake hands at Minsk talks

    MINSK (Reuters) - Russia's Vladimir Putin and Ukraine's Petro Poroshenko greeted each other with a handshake at the start of talks in Belarus on Tuesday on the Ukraine crisis, the first time the two presidents have met since June. Tensions between the...
  • Exclusive: In Ukraine, an armored column appears out of nowhere

    MOSCOW/ NOVOAZOVSK Ukraine (Reuters) - On Monday, a resident of Novoazovsk in south-eastern Ukraine said she saw a column of armored vehicles approach the town and start shooting. "It all started at 8:00 this morning, tanks appeared, no fewer than...
  • A Russian matchmaker finds pain and love in America

    A Russian matchmaker finds pain and love in America
    As soon as Yana Donetskaya landed in America in 2003, she did what she knew how to do best: find a husband. "I am a 26-year-old woman from Yekaterinburg in the heart of Russia, which makes me a perfect mix of Western culture and Eastern wisdom," she...
  • Russia announces second aid convoy for eastern Ukraine

    Moscow (dpa) Russia is planning to send a second aid convoy to areas in eastern Ukraine held by pro-Russian separatist rebels, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday. Despite widespread international criticism of the first convoy, a second...