eastern Ukraine

  • Betsy DeVos testifies before the Senate Health, Education and Labor Committee confirmation hearing to be next Secretary of Education on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 17, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas - RTSVZGP
    February 4, 2017  

    Entering President Donald Trump’s third week, only five members of his cabinet have been sworn in, including the secretaries of State, Defense, Homeland Security, and Transportation. The heads of 15 other departments are awaiting Senate confirmation. In addition, hundreds of staff positions remain vacant. Roll Call Reporter Niels Lesniewski joins Alison Stewart from Washington to discuss. Continue reading

  • Ukrainian servicemen are seen at their position on the front line near the government-held industrial town of Avdiyivka, Ukraine February 4, 2017. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich - RTX2ZM3B
    February 4, 2017  

    On President Donald Trump’s call list Saturday was Ukraine President Poroshenko. The conversation comes after a week of some of the worst fighting in the last two year between Ukrainian and pro-Russia separatist fighters killed 30 people. Alison Stewart is joined by Professor Timothy Frye, chair of the political science department at Columbia University, to talk about international relations. Continue reading

  • Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence from forces loyal to the Islamic State in Sinjar town, walk towards the Syrian border on the outskirts of Sinjar mountain near the Syrian border town of Elierbeh of Al-Hasakah Governorate in this August 11, 2014 file photo. The Islamic State, which had declared a caliphate in parts of Iraq and Syria, prompted tens of thousands of Yazidis and Christians to flee for their lives during their push to within a 30-minute drive of the Kurdish regional capital Arbil. Photo by Rodi Said/Reuters
    December 22, 2015  

    2015 was not immune from conflict or bloodshed; there was the Syrian war, the fight against the Islamic State, terrorism on the African continent, the attack on Paris, combat in Eastern Ukraine. But there were major diplomatic agreements reached as well. Judy Woodruff looks back. Continue reading

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    October 13, 2015  

    Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, which crashed last July in Eastern Ukraine, was likely blown apart by a Russian-built missile, according to Dutch investigators. The safety board also concluded that the missile was shot from an area controlled by Russian-backed separatists. But the Russian state arms producer that makes Buk missiles disputed the findings. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading

  • A military policeman stands guard in the cockpit of the MH17 airplane after the presentation of the final report into the crash of July 2014 of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine in Gilze Rijen, the Netherlands, October 13, 2015. The Dutch Safety Board, issuing long-awaited findings on Tuesday of its investigation into the crash of a Malaysian passenger plane over eastern Ukraine, is expected to say it was downed by a Russian-made Buk missile but not say who was responsible for firing it. Buk manufacturer Almaz-Antey scheduled a separate press conference on Tuesday at which it may attempt to discredit the Safety Board findings. REUTERS/Michael Kooren      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTS48XM
    October 13, 2015  

    Dutch investigators say evidence from the blast that brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 points to a Russian-built missile. Judy Woodruff discusses the findings with Peter Goelz, former managing director of the NTSB. Continue reading

  • File photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin by Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images
    September 23, 2015  

    In “Imperial Gamble,” journalist Marvin Kalb argues that Russian President Vladimir Putin has won in Ukraine. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner sits down with Kalb to discuss Putin’s world view and game plan. Continue reading

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    September 2, 2015  

    In Eastern Ukraine, the return to school provided an occasion for a cease-fire that started Tuesday. But a day later the temporary peace was violated, when a Ukrainian army vehicle was ambushed near Luhansk. Now in the second year of conflict, trench warfare rages on between government troops and Russian-backed separatists. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports. Continue reading

  • KIEV, UKRAINE - AUGUST 31: Protestors clash with National Guards troops nearby Verkhovna Rada building on August 31, 2015 in Kiev, Ukraine. 120 were wounded and 1 is dead in clashes after lawmakers gave initial approval to changes of Constitution of Ukraine granting more autonomy to pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine Attackers threw a hand grenade at National Guard troops guarding the building of Rada. (Photo by Ivan Kovalenko/Kommersant Photo via Getty Images)
    September 2, 2015  

    As another Eastern Ukraine cease-fire is tested and protests test the government in Kiev, chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner joins Judy Woodruff for an update on the diplomacy behind the scenes, the possibility of a negotiated settlement and how the Ukrainian people are responding. Continue reading

  • A firefighter works to extinguish a fire at a local market, which was recently damaged by shelling, in Donetsk, Ukraine, June 3, 2015. Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists on Wednesday fought their first serious battles in months and Ukraine's defense minister said an attempt by rebels to take the eastern town of Maryinka had been thwarted. Ukraine's military said the Russian-backed rebels had tried to advance using tanks and up to 1,000 fighters west of the main rebel stronghold of Donetsk, in the most significant escalation of the conflict in around three months and in defiance of a ceasefire deal. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko - RTR4YOCJ
    June 4, 2015  

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko told his military to prepare for a possible “full scale” invasion from Russia. That warning came a day after fighting resumed in Eastern Ukraine, with casualties of 25 dead and dozens more injured. Gwen Ifill talks to David Herszenhorn of The New York Times about the ongoing tensions and failing cease-fire. Continue reading

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    February 18, 2015  

    The cease-fire between Ukraine and Russia seemed in danger of unraveling after Russian-backed separatists forced thousands of Ukrainian troops to withdraw from the strategic town of Debaltseve. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko appealed to international community to respond. Alex Thomson of Independent Television News reports from Ukraine. Continue reading

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