eastern Ukraine

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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