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  • Captive Russian paratroopers say they didn't realize they were in Ukraine

    KIEV (Reuters) - A group of Russian paratroopers captured by Ukrainian forces said on Wednesday they had embarked on what they believed was a routine training patrol and had not realized they were on Ukrainian territory until their detention. Kiev has...
  • Russia denies it has plans to block gas transit to Europe

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak dismissed Ukraine's claims that Moscow plans to block gas transit to Europe, saying on Wednesday that the assertions are groundless. His comments were published after Ukrainian Prime Minister...
  • Probably no breakthrough in Putin-Poroshenko talks, Steinmeier says

    PRAGUE (Reuters) - German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Wednesday there was probably no breakthrough in Tuesday's talks in Minsk between Russia President Vladimir Putin and Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko. But he told a news...
  • Artillery attack challenges ceasefire in east Ukraine

    Artillery attack challenges ceasefire in east Ukraine
    Ukrainian government forces came under artillery fire late on Saturday near the strategic port of Mariupol in eastern Ukraine, in the first serious violation of a ceasefire declared only about 30 hours earlier. The presidents of Russia and Ukraine had...
  • Obama's shocking strategy for Ukraine: Write it off

    WASHINGTON — At his first press briefing after the beheading of American James Foley, President Obama stunned the assembled when he admitted that he had no strategy in Syria for confronting the Islamic State. Yet it was not nearly the most...
  • Artillery fire heard, blaze seen near port in east Ukraine: Reuters witness

    MARIUPOL Ukraine (Reuters) - Prolonged artillery fire was heard late on Saturday to the east of the port of Mariupol in eastern Ukraine, a Reuters reporter said, in what may be the first significant violation of a ceasefire declared little more than 24...
  • Putin is under Satan's influence: leader of Kiev Orthodox Church

    KIEV (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin has fallen under the spell of Satan and faces eternal damnation unless he repents, a top Ukrainian clergyman said on Saturday in an unusually blunt statement that squarely blamed the Russian leader for the war...
  • Putin, Ukraine's Poroshenko agree ceasefire holding, more work needed

    KIEV (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko agreed on Saturday in a telephone call that a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine was generally holding but said further steps were needed to make it more durable. The...
  • Cease-fire takes effect in eastern Ukraine amid discord and skepticism

    Cease-fire takes effect in eastern Ukraine amid discord and skepticism
    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced a cease-fire Friday in the 5-month-old conflict against pro-Russia separatists, halting gunfire and artillery exchanges in his nation’s embattled east amid deep skepticism that the truce will hold....
  • NATO backs spearhead force to boost eastern defenses

    NEWPORT Wales (Reuters) - NATO approved wide-ranging plans on Friday to boost its defenses in eastern Europe, aiming to reassure allies nervous about Russia's intervention in Ukraine that the U.S.-led alliance will shield them from any attack. The plan,...
  • Ukraine, pro-Russian rebels reach ceasefire deal; Obama remains skeptical

    Ukraine, pro-Russian rebels reach ceasefire deal; Obama remains skeptical
    Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels reached a ceasefire agreement on Friday, the first step toward ending fighting in eastern Ukraine that has caused the worst standoff between Moscow and the West since the Cold War ended. The ceasefire deal was struck in the...