Stories tagged: Ukraine
THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017, 6:14 P.M.
Putin critic gunned down in Ukraine had feared for his life
A former Russian member of parliament who defected to Ukraine and began sharply criticizing Russian President Vladimir Putin was gunned down Thursday in downtown Kiev in an apparent contract killing.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017, 11:47 A.M.
Lawmakers want details on Flynn’s foreign contacts, payments
Republicans joined Democrats on Wednesday in pressuring the Trump administration to surrender records of former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s payments and contacts with foreign officials during the past three …
UPDATED: TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017, 3:11 P.M.
Ukraine lawmaker: Manafort tried to hide $750,000 payment
A Ukrainian lawmaker on Tuesday released a document that he said links Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort to attempts to hide a $750,000 payment from a pro-Russia political …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 2017, 10:26 A.M.
Ukraine announces economic blockade of rebel-held territory
Ukraine on Wednesday announced a transport blockade of rebel-held areas that is likely to cause serious economic disruption and could threaten a precarious cease-fire in the east of the country.
TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2017, 11:11 A.M.
Russia chose a wheelchair-confined singer for Eurovision. Ukraine might arrest her.
Russia’s choice to represent them in the international Eurovision Song Contest might be banned by Ukraine, the contest’s host country, over allegations she illegally toured Crimea after Russia annexed the …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2017, 12:01 P.M.
Russia-backed rebels take over factories, mines in Ukraine
Russian-backed rebels are taking over scores of factories and mines in eastern Ukraine, many of them belonging to a tycoon whose foundation has been the largest provider of humanitarian aid …
SUNDAY, FEB. 19, 2017, 10:52 P.M.
Amid Russia scrutiny, Trump associates received informal Ukraine policy proposal
President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer and a former business associate met privately in New York City last month with a member of the Ukrainian parliament to discuss a peace plan …
UPDATED: SATURDAY, FEB. 4, 2017, 4:31 P.M.
Rebels in Ukraine say commander is killed in a car bombing
A top rebel commander in eastern Ukraine was killed when his automobile exploded, along with another person, rebels said Saturday, blaming Ukraine’s special services for the blast.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1, 2017, 4:46 P.M.
Group calls for cease-fire amid upsurge in Ukraine fighting
Freezing residents of an eastern Ukraine town battered by an upsurge in fighting between government troops and Russia-backed rebels flocked to a humanitarian aid center Wednesday to receive food and …
TUESDAY, JAN. 31, 2017, 11:06 P.M.
New outburst of violence in Ukraine worst in months
Heavy artillery and rockets hit residential areas in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday amid a new outburst of fighting between government troops and Russia-backed separatist rebels, killing at least eight people …
UPDATED: FRIDAY, JAN. 27, 2017, 9:44 P.M.
GOP warns Trump about lifting sanctions on Russia
A day ahead of President Donald Trump’s weekend call with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the fight within the Republican Party over the direction of U.S. policy toward Moscow intensified.
THURSDAY, JAN. 26, 2017
Trump is a master of diversion
Trump and his team know how emotional many Americans are about him. He can choose what he wants to be hated for – preferably for something silly and unrelated to …
THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 2017, 12:21 P.M.
Russia invites Trump to its top investment forum
A top Russian official says President-elect Donald Trump can only succeed if he cooperates with Russia – and invited Trump to the country’s flagship investment forum to boost economic ties.
MONDAY, JAN. 16, 2017, 11:12 A.M.
Biden: Trump should retain sanctions on Russia
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, on a last foreign trip before leaving office, has met with Ukraine’s president and called on the impending Donald Trump administration to retain Ukraine-related sanctions …
MONDAY, DEC. 26, 2016, 10:41 A.M.
Ukraine summons Israeli ambassador after U.N. controversy
Israel says its ambassador to Ukraine has been summoned by the foreign ministry in Kiev following Israel’s decision to cancel a planned visit by the Ukrainian prime minister.
TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2016, 8:23 A.M.
Germany, France back extending sanctions against Russia
The leaders of Germany and France say European Union sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine will need to be extended.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30, 2016
Trudy Rubin: On edge about foreign policy
As several senators made clear, Trump would face bipartisan opposition within the Senate if he recognized Russia’s annexation of Crimea and its invasion of eastern Ukraine.
TUESDAY, NOV. 29, 2016, 2 P.M.
Massive Chernobyl shelter safely put over exploded reactor
Workers completed a massive shelter over the Chernobyl nuclear plant’s exploded reactor on Tuesday, one of the most ambitious engineering projects in the world that one expert said had closed …
TUESDAY, NOV. 29, 2016, 10:20 A.M.
Russia deploys 2 new military divisions near Ukraine, Belarus
The Russian military says it has completed the deployment of two newly formed motorized infantry divisions at the nation’s Western borders.
FRIDAY, NOV. 18, 2016, 9:15 A.M.
Obama urges allies to keep an open mind about Trump
President Barack Obama left Europe on Friday urging U.S. allies to keep their relationships strong – and to keep an open mind about President-elect Donald Trump.
FRIDAY, OCT. 28, 2016, 11:14 A.M.
Ukrainian man renames himself iPhone 7 to win the phone
A Ukrainian man has officially changed his name to iPhone 7 after an electronics store offered the latest Apple product to the first five people who do that.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 28, 2016, 8:34 A.M.
Probe: Malaysian jet downed by missile launcher from Russia
NIEUWEGEIN, Netherlands – Dutch-led criminal investigators said Wednesday they have solid evidence that a Malaysian jet was shot down in 2014 by a Buk missile that was moved into eastern …
TUESDAY, AUG. 23, 2016, 2:46 P.M.
Trump aides covertly fought freeing of Ukraine prisoner
For more than three years, lobbyist Jim Slattery worked in Washington to secure the release in Ukraine of the imprisoned political rival of the country’s then-president. He said the work …
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 17, 2016, 8:08 A.M.
AP sources: Manafort tied to undisclosed foreign lobbying
WASHINGTON – Donald Trump’s campaign chairman helped a pro-Russian governing party in Ukraine secretly route at least $2.2 million in payments to two prominent Washington lobbying firms in 2012, and …
THURSDAY, AUG. 11, 2016, 10:36 A.M.
Tough talk between Russia, Ukraine heats up Crimea stalemate
Ukraine put its troops on combat alert Thursday along the country’s de-facto borders with Crimea and separatist rebels in the east amid an escalating war of words with Russia over …
FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2016, 5:48 A.M.
Ukraine conflict death toll at 9,333, U.N. says
The U.N. says nearly 10,000 people have been killed and more than 20,000 injured since the Ukraine conflict begin in April 2014.
SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 2016, 11:39 A.M.
Heavy winds as FlyDubai plane crashes in Russia, killing 62
MOSCOW – Winds were gusting before dawn Saturday over the airport in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don when a plane carrying 62 people from a favorite Russian holiday destination …
FRIDAY, FEB. 26, 2016, 4:29 P.M.
Sophisticated attackers hacked Ukrainian electric grid, U.S. says
A U.S. investigation found that a December hack on the Ukrainian power grid was coordinated and highly sophisticated.
THURSDAY, FEB. 25, 2016, 7:18 A.M.
Cops: Pennsylvania honors student was 23-year-old Ukrainian
Police say a central Pennsylvania high school honors student was actually a 23-year-old Ukrainian national using a false identity after his visa expired.
TUESDAY, FEB. 16, 2016, 12:44 P.M.
Ukraine’s government survives no-confidence vote
The government of Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk survived a no-confidence vote on Tuesday though a majority of lawmakers harshly criticized its work.