Stories tagged: Ukraine
Wed., May 30, 2018, 7:37 p.m.
‘Slain’ Russian journalist turns up alive at news conference
To the gasps, whoops and applause of stunned colleagues, Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko walked into a news conference Wednesday, less than a day after police in the Ukrainian capital said …
Fri., May 25, 2018, 8:12 a.m.
Netherlands, Australia hold Russia liable for downing MH17
A day after international prosecutors said they had unequivocal evidence of Russian involvement in the downing of a Malaysian passenger jet over Ukraine nearly four years ago, the Netherlands and …
Thu., March 1, 2018, 6:38 p.m.
U.S. steps up lethal aide to Ukraine: 210 anti-tank missiles
The Trump administration told Congress on Thursday that it plans to sell Ukraine 210 anti-tank missiles to help it defend its territory from Russia, in a major escalation of U.S. …
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 24, 2018, 1:07 p.m.
Manafort indictment sparks hunt for Europeans paid to lobby
A new indictment against former Donald Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort focused a spotlight Saturday on uncovering the former European leaders who prosecutors contend were secretly paid by Manafort to …
Mon., Feb. 12, 2018, 10:34 a.m.
Ukraine deports opposition leader Saakashvili to Poland
Opposition leader Mikheil Saakashvili was deported from Ukraine to Poland on Monday after being detained by armed, masked men at a restaurant in Kiev and rushed to the airport, Ukrainian …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 27, 2017, 4:33 p.m.
Ukrainian authorities and separatist rebels swap prisoners
Ukrainian authorities and Russian-backed separatist rebels conducted a massive prisoner exchange Wednesday, the largest such trade of captives since the start of the conflict and a sign of visible progress …
Sat., Dec. 23, 2017, 12:51 p.m.
U.S. agrees to send lethal weapons to Ukraine, angering Russia
The Trump administration has approved a plan to provide lethal weapons to Ukraine, a long-awaited move that deepens America’s involvement in the military conflict and may further strain relations with …
Sat., Dec. 23, 2017, 8:32 a.m.
Russia: U.S. weapons will only fuel fighting in Ukraine
Russian diplomats and lawmakers warned the U.S. on Saturday that its decision to provide Ukraine with lethal weapons will only fuel hostilities and raise casualties from the conflict in the …
Sat., Dec. 23, 2017
Officials: U.S. agrees to provide lethal weapons to Ukraine
WASHINGTON – The Trump administration has approved a plan to provide lethal weapons to Ukraine, U.S. officials said Friday, aiming to fortify the former Soviet republic’s military as it fights …
Fri., Dec. 22, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
Officials: US agrees to provide lethal weapons to Ukraine
The Trump administration has approved a plan to provide lethal weapons to Ukraine, including Javelin anti-tank missiles.
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 10, 2017, 9:54 p.m.
Saakashvili supporters demand Ukraine’s leader be impeached
Several thousand supporters of opposition leader Mikheil Saakashvili rallied in the Ukrainian capital Sunday, demanding his release from jail and calling for the country’s president to be impeached.
Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 10:48 a.m.
Tillerson says Ukraine key sticking point in US-Russia ties
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Thursday that Ukraine was the sole sticking point keeping the United States and Russia from forging a closer relationship, suggesting that all other …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 1:49 p.m.
Trump, Putin discuss Syria, North Korea, more in hour-plus call
President Donald Trump and Russia’s Vladimir Putin discussed efforts to bring peace to war-torn Syria during an hour-plus phone call on Tuesday. Iran, North Korea and Ukraine also were on …
Wed., Nov. 1, 2017
Trudy Rubin: Can’t separate indictment Trump
When White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says such stunning events have “nothing to do with the president or his campaign’s activities,” the facts already contradict her. Big time.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 9:18 p.m.
Belatedly, Trump admin finishes list of off-limits Russians
The Trump administration gave Congress on Thursday a list of Russian officials who may soon become off-limits to anyone who wants to avoid U.S. sanctions, as criticism mounted over the …
Sat., Oct. 7, 2017, 4:08 p.m.
Russia ambassador says Ukraine key to improved relations
The new U.S. ambassador to Russia said Saturday that restoring Ukrainian sovereignty and bringing North Korea to the negotiating table will be central issues as he works to improve relations …
Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 8:19 a.m.
European Union extends sanctions against Russia over Ukraine
The European Union has extended sanctions by a further six months against dozens of Russian citizens and companies deemed to have a role in threatening the stability and independence of …
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 10, 2017, 12:03 p.m.
Stateless Mikheil Saakashvili breaks through into Ukraine
Mikheil Saakashvili’s strategy for returning to Ukraine despite the revocation of his citizenship changed Sunday when the stateless ex-officeholder boarded a train that runs from Poland straight into the Ukrainian …
Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 12:09 p.m.
U.S. cautiously welcomes Russia’s call for U.N. force in Ukraine
The United States is tentatively welcoming a Russian proposal to send U.N. peacekeepers into eastern Ukraine.
Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 9:41 a.m.
Merkel, Macron urge Russia and Ukraine to support cease-fire
The leaders of Germany and France say despite renewed efforts to bring about a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine, the situation “has not significantly improved.”
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 13, 2017, 9:52 p.m.
U.S. debate on arming Ukraine puts pressure on Russia, Trump
Seeking leverage with Russia, the Trump administration has reopened consideration of long-rejected plans to give Ukraine lethal weapons, even if that would plunge the United States deeper into the former …
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 6, 2017, 10:17 p.m.
U.S. to respond by Sept. 1 to Russia’s expulsion of diplomats
Russia’s top diplomat said Sunday his country was ready for more engagement with the United States on North Korea, Syria, Ukraine and other pressing matters, even as Moscow braced for …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 10:15 p.m.
U.S. reportedly mulls sending antitank missiles to Ukraine
The U.S. government has reportedly sought to send Javelin antitank missiles to Ukraine. But it’s an idea two years too late for today’s battlefield, an expert on the conflict said.
Mon., July 24, 2017, 11:16 a.m.
Germany, France, Russia, Ukraine vow to implement peace plan
The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine have vowed to go ahead with a peace plan for eastern Ukraine.
Fri., July 21, 2017, 2:15 p.m.
Former Trump adviser Flynn consulting again, says brother
Embattled former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has opened a new consulting firm called Resilient Patriot, LLC that is advising private equity firms, according to one of his brothers, who …
Tue., July 18, 2017, 7:18 a.m.
Separatists proclaim a new state to replace all of Ukraine
Separatists in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday proclaimed a new state that aspires to include not only the areas they control but also the rest of the country. But Russia, their …
Mon., July 10, 2017, 7:09 a.m.
NATO: We’re supplying new cybersecurity equipment to Ukraine
NATO’s secretary-general says the 29-member alliance is supplying hardware to the Ukrainian government to help protect its government networks from cyberattacks.
UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017, 12:02 a.m.
Tillerson talks tough on Russia, vows U.S. support for Ukraine
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told Russia on Sunday that it must take the first steps to reduce tensions in eastern Ukraine and that American and European sanctions would …
Sat., July 8, 2017, 1:39 p.m.
Tillerson slowly embraces traditional diplomacy amid crises
Six months into a job he didn’t seek or particularly want, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson appears to be slowly embracing a more traditional approach to American diplomacy after …
Mon., July 3, 2017, 11:37 a.m.
Official: Firm at center of cyberattack knew of problems
The small Ukrainian tax software company that is accused of being the patient zero of a damaging global cyberepidemic is under investigation and will face charges, the head of Ukraine’s …