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  • Ukraine declares heavy weapons pullback from front line

    Ukrainian military officials say government forces are withdrawing heavy rocket launchers from the front line with Russian-backed separatists in accordance with last month's cease-fire accord. Military spokesman Col. Andriy Lysenko said the Uragan...
  • Witness in Russian politician's slaying gets death threats

    Authorities in Ukraine say the sole witness in the killing in Moscow of prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov has received death threats since returning to her family home in Ukraine. The General Prosecutor's office in Kiev said in a...
  • UN says it has not received any Ukraine peacekeeping request

    The U.N. political chief says Ukraine still hasn't submitted a formal request for a U.N. peacekeeping force to be stationed in eastern regions where government forces are battling Russian-backed separatists. Jeffrey Feltman briefed the U.N. Security...
  • Imprisoned Ukrainian ready to end hunger strike, lawyers say

    Lawyers for a Ukrainian military officer imprisoned in Russia say she's ready to end her nearly three-month hunger strike if she's offered a balanced diet. Nadezhda Savchenko has been in Russian custody since June on charges that she aided a mortar...
  • Boehner, bipartisan group pressure Obama on Ukraine

    House Speaker John Boehner and a group of top Democrats and Republicans stepped up the pressure on President Barack Obama to provide lethal, defensive weapons to Ukraine in its fight against Russian-backed separatists. In a letter to the president on...
  • Ukraine blockade of rebel territory fosters resentment

    Tears welled up in Vera Pavliy's eyes as she stood outside the bank, looking as if she had just gotten lost. The 76-year-old was stuck behind the battle lines in the east Ukraine town of Kurakhove with no money and no way to get home. The war that...
  • Russia denounces arrival of U.S. military trainers in Ukraine

    Russia denounces arrival of U.S. military trainers in Ukraine
    Russia's Foreign Ministry on Thursday called the arrival of U.S. military trainers in western Ukraine a “provocation” and warned Ukrainians that they should rethink the consequences of hosting Western forces. “U.S.-Ukrainian military...
  • Russia launches military drills in the southwest

    Russia's military on Thursday launched maneuvers of air defense forces in the southwest of the country, the latest in a series of frequent drills amid tensions with the West. The Southern Military District, where the exercises will take place, includes...
  • Poland: Stronger Ukraine army can decrease conflict

    Strengthening Ukraine's army and supplying it with weapons could prevent an escalation of the conflict and would serve Europe's interests, a top Polish security official said Thursday. Stanislaw Koziej, the head of Poland's National Security Office,...
  • A year after Russia took Crimea, stronger Ukraine military braces for long fight

    KIEV, Ukraine The irony of a year of war with Russia is that Ukraine today is far better prepared to defend itself than it was last March, after Russian troops invaded the Crimean peninsula. It's been a year of hard lessons and costs that few thought...
  • Girlfriend of slain Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov is in hiding

     Girlfriend of slain Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov is in hiding
    Anna Duritskaya apparently was so afraid that she skipped the Moscow funeral of her slain lover to flee under diplomatic escort to her native Ukraine. The mystery that lingers: Who might do her harm? The 23-year-old girlfriend and sole known witness...