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  • Is Ukraine worth fighting World War III over?

    Before we get too excited about a "new purpose" for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, let's not forget that any direct American military engagement with Russia could very easily escalate into nuclear war. ("Ukraine crisis may solve NATO's...
  • Ukraine president, separatists predict cease-fire but with big 'ifs'

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and leaders of the pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine on Thursday professed readiness for a cease-fire on condition that the other side effectively surrender what it has been fighting for at the cost of...
  • Russian troops attacking Mariupol, Ukrainian militia leader says

    Russian troops attacking Mariupol, Ukrainian militia leader says
    Hope for a rumored truce was shattered Thursday in this strategic eastern port as Russian troops attacked Ukrainian positions near the city with heavy artillery and missile fire, a Ukrainian militia leader said. “It is a totally new game,”...
  • Heavy clashes between Ukraine forces, rebels before expected ceasefire

    Fighting raged between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian rebels just east of the strategic port of Mariupol on Friday, shortly before envoys from Ukraine and Russia were expected to announce a ceasefire as the starting point for a wider peace plan....
  • Obama offers cautious optimism on announced cease-fire in Ukraine

    Obama offers cautious optimism on announced cease-fire in Ukraine
    President Obama offered cautious optimism Friday about a newly announced cease-fire between Ukraine and Russia and suggested that European leaders should proceed with plans to impose new sanctions against Russia until they've tested that the agreement...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Outside Ukrainian city, fighting continues ahead of truce's start

    Outside Ukrainian city, fighting continues ahead of truce's start
    The Ukrainian captain sat on a fallen tree amid drifting smoke, clutching his bare head, as the wreckage of an artillery convoy destroyed by enemy fire smoldered nearby. "Don't go out there, don't look at the shame of Ukraine's army," he said with a...
  • Obama spouts lame refrain as Putin bullies Ukraine

    Obama spouts lame refrain as Putin bullies Ukraine
    At his first press briefing after the beheading of American James Foley, President Barack 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 egregious, or...
  • 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...
  • Putin demands Kiev open 'statehood' talks with eastern Ukraine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin demanded Sunday that the Ukrainian government cease battling separatists in the country’s east and immediately begin negotiations on the breakaway region’s “statehood,” according to Russian news...