Ukraine Crisis

  • US, EU hit Russia with more sanctions

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    Phil Black/CNN

    United States and European Union officials agreed Tuesday to ratchet up economic pressure on Russia as fighting escalated in Ukraine.

    By Laura Smith-Spark and Nick Paton Walsh CNN
  • 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...

  • Malaysian PM urges full access to crash site

    Ukraine Malaysia plane down separatist

    REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev

    More than a week after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 went down in eastern Ukraine, Malaysian investigators have not yet been able to access the entire crash site, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said Saturday.

    He urged both the pro-Russia rebels an...

  • Detained journalist freed in Ukraine

    Anton Skiba

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    A Ukrainian journalist detained Tuesday by pro-Russian rebels while working as a freelance producer for CNN has been freed.

    Anton Skiba called CNN on Saturday to confirm his release. CNN also received visual confirmation that Skiba is free from sourc...

  • Clinton blames Putin in MH17 shootdown

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    Michael Gross/State Department

    Russian President Vladimir Putin bears at least some responsibility for the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Friday.

  • Pentagon: Russia readying weapons for Ukraine

    Russia Ukraine guard

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    Russia is preparing the transfer of more powerful weaponry into Ukraine, and it could happen at any time, a Pentagon spokesman said Friday, citing the latest U.S. intelligence.

    The transfer could be "imminent," the spokesman, Col. Steve Warren, told r...

  • Rebels hinder effort to recover bodies

    Pro Russian separatists at MH17 site

    REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev

    The transfer from Ukraine to the Netherlands of remains of victims of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 shootdown is expected to be completed by Saturday, the Dutch prime minister said Thursday.

    Two military cargo planes landed in the Netherlands with d...