Ukraine Crisis

  • Is 2014 the deadliest year for flights?

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    REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev

    Some may wonder if, statistically, the skies are getting more dangerous. They may ask themselves whether 2014 is trending toward one of the deadliest years in aviation history. Experts say don't be nervous.

    By Casey Tolan, Thom Patterson and Alicia Johnson CNN
  • Ukraine claims rebels planted mines near MH17

    Donetsk, Ukraine damage

    Raja Razek/CNN

    The road isn't easy -- past shelling and eerie separatist checkpoints. But where it leads is harder still.

    Twelve days after MH17 was blown out of the sky, pieces of the plane remain here, but for days investigators haven't been able to reach the site...

  • Will latest sanctions on Russia work?

    Vladimir Putin Russia President

    RIA Novosti / Reuters

    More Russian aggression in Ukraine. More U.S. and European sanctions imposed on Moscow. What seems like diplomatic tail-chasing so many months into the Ukraine conflict invites questions about how Western powers can defuse the worsening conflict in Eastern Europe.

  • What will MH17 investigators find at site?

    MH17 crash3

    REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev

    Nearly two weeks after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was blown out of the sky by a suspected surface-to-air missile, the Dutch investigators in charge of finding out what happened have yet to lay eyes on the wreckage or the human remains believed to be still left in the enormous debris field.

  • Fighting near MH17 crash site escalates

    Donetsk, Ukraine damage

    Raja Razek/CNN

    Escalated fighting between Ukraine troops and rebel forces is keeping MH17 investigators from the crash site.

  • US, EU hit Russia with more sanctions

    Obama statement on Ukraine


    Russia became more isolated Tuesday than it has been at any time since the end of the Cold War after new, hard-hitting sanctions were announced by the European Union and the United States, U.S. officials said.

  • MH17 team tired of delays, official says

    MH17 crash site

    It is, in the words of one frustrated official, "one of the biggest open crime scenes in the world."

    And yet, 11 days after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was blown out of the sky by a suspected surface-to-air missile, the Dutch investigators in charge o...

  • 2 children among 13 dead in Ukraine fighting

    Ukraine Malaysia plane down separatist

    REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev

    More death and violence were reported in eastern Ukraine on Sunday, as some investigators stood ready but were unable to go to the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, downed more than a week ago.

    At least 13 people, including two children, wer...

  • US: Russian forces firing on Ukraine

    Russian attacks on Ukraine

    The State Department is accusing Russia of directly firing at Ukrainian forces across the border.

  • Donetsk residents flee Ukraine fighting

    Pro-Russian separatists, Donetsk, Ukraine

    Konstantin Chernichkin/Reuters

    Long lines of cars jammed the roads leading south out of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine Saturday, as residents attempted to flee the city center after a night of heavy shelling on the city's northern outskirts.

    Hundreds of vehicles were caught in heavy tr...