Ukraine Crisis

  • Landmark deal brings Ukraine closer to EU

    EU flags, European Union flags

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    Ukraine and the European Union ratified a political and economic agreement Tuesday in a step leaders hailed as a "historic moment."

    The EU Association Agreement includes free-trade provisions, although they will not come into force until January 1, 20...

    By Laura Smith-Spark and Andrew Carey CNN
  • Russia blasts sanctions as 'confrontational'

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    Russia lashed out Friday against the latest round of sanctions over its involvement in Ukraine, accusing the United States of once again escalating the crisis -- undermining the chances for peace there as well as the greater quest for "global stabili...

  • NATO: Russia has 1,000 troops in Ukraine

    Russian soldier in Ukraine

    Vasily Fedosenko/Reuters

    Russia still has about 1,000 troops inside eastern Ukraine, a NATO military officer said Thursday, a week after Ukraine's government and pro-Russian rebels agreed to a ceasefire aimed at ending months of conflict.

    NATO also sees 20,000 more Russian tr...

  • Report: Most Russian troops have left Ukraine

    Russian troops, Ukrainian solider looks on

    Reuters/David Mdzinarishvili

    Some 70% of the Russian troops believed to have been in Ukraine have withdrawn back across the border, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said, according to the national news agency Ukrinform.

    "This is another hope that peaceful initiatives have a g...

  • Flight 17 downed by 'high-energy objects,' report says

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    REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev

    Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 broke apart in the air after it was hit by a burst of "high-energy objects" from outside, a preliminary report by Dutch aviation investigators said Tuesday. Take a look at images from the tragedy.

  • Shelling near two cities rocks Ukraine truce

    Ukraine ruins

    REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

    Shelling hit areas near two key cities in eastern Ukraine on Sunday, intensifying fears that a ceasefire that took effect less than two days ago may be falling apart.

    The fledgling truce between the Ukrainian government and pro-Russian rebels began Fr...

  • Does ceasefire in Ukraine have any chance?

    Pro-Russian separatist in Ukraine

    Maxim Shemetov/Reuters

    Shelling hit areas near two key cities in eastern Ukraine on Sunday morning, intensifying fears that a ceasefire that took effect less than two days ago may be falling apart.

  • Fragile ceasefire takes hold in Ukraine

    Ukraine ceasefire holds for now


    Ukraine is mostly quiet after a fragile ceasefire agreement. Many residents are hopeful the peace will last but doubtful that it will.

  • Artillery fired in Ukraine despite ceasefire

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    Smoke rises near Mariupol, Ukraine on Friday ahead of a cease fire agreement.

    Sporadic heavy artillery barrages and machine gun fire could be heard early Sunday on the outskirts of the southeastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol, raising questions about the viability of a ceasefire between the Ukrainian government and pro-Russian ...

  • Ukraine, rebels sign ceasefire deal

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    REUTERS/Baz Ratner

    Ukraine's government and separatist leaders signed a ceasefire deal Friday after talks in Belarus, raising hopes of an end to the nearly five-month conflict that has wracked eastern Ukraine.

    The ceasefire went into effect at 6 p.m. local time (11 a.m....