Ukraine Crisis

  • NATO to create 'high-readiness force'

    Pro-Russian separatists Ukraine

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    NATO members meeting this week in Wales are expected to create "a very high-readiness force" to deal with Russian aggression in Ukraine and other international conflicts, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Monday.

    In a speech on the NAT...

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  • Ukraine warns of return to 'full-scale war'

    Petro Poroshenko

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    A U.S. lawmaker is calling for the arming of Ukrainian forces engaged in fighting Russian troops along the nation's eastern border with Russia.

    Sen. Robert Menendez, D-New Jersey, is in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, on a fact-finding mission into the ...

  • Rebels on offensive in eastern Ukraine

    Pro-Russian separatist in Ukraine

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    A few miles south of the town of Starobeshevo in eastern Ukraine, a group of men in uniform is slumped under a tree.

  • EU leader: New sanctions to be proposed

    Ukraine army serviceman

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    A top European Union official said Saturday that new sanctions will be proposed within a week against Russia over its actions in Ukraine, but Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko sounded like he can't wait that long.

    "I think we are very close to the ...

  • Putin: Don't mess with a nuclear-armed Russia

    Burned out bus car in eastern Ukraine

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    Don't mess with Russia. That was President Vladimir Putin's message on Friday, the same day a British government source claimed that Russian troops had significantly ratcheted up their military incursion into Ukraine.

  • 6 questions about the crisis in Ukraine

    Ukraine tanks

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    It's been building for months. And now, according to some, Russia has launched a "full-scale invasion" of Ukraine.

  • Official says Russian forces invading Ukraine

    Russian combat troops inside Ukraine

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    A top Ukrainian army officer said a "full-scale invasion" of his country was under way Thursday, as a U.S. official said up to 1,000 Russian troops had crossed Ukraine's southern border to fight alongside pro-Russian rebels.

    U.S. officials said Russia...

  • Ukrainian President: 'Our main goal is peace'

    Petro Poroshenko

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    Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko made a call for peace following one-on-one talks with Russia's President Vladimir Putin over the conflict wracking eastern Ukraine.

    "Our main goal is peace. We demand resolute actions that will bring peace to the U...

  • Russian soldiers detained in Ukraine

    Ukraine

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    Ten Russian soldiers were detained in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine, that country's Security Service said Tuesday, as tensions simmered over the conflict between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian rebels.

    The Russian soldiers were captured with ...

  • Ukrainian President dissolves parliament

    Ukraine Parliament

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    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced Monday on Twitter that he has dissolved the nation's parliament.

    Elections are scheduled for October 26, the President wrote.

    "Dear compatriots, Today I have taken a decision to early dissolve the Parliam...