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

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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



    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...