Ukraine

  • newswrap
    June 2, 2014  

    In our news wrap Monday, Russia convened an emergency session of the UN Security Council to press for an immediate ceasefire in Ukraine. Hundreds of pro-Russian rebels attacked a border guard camp in Eastern Ukraine. Also, at least 20 people were killed in Libya in the latest fighting against Islamist militants. Libyan army helicopters attacked militia camps and strongholds in Benghazi. Continue reading

  • UKRAINE-UNREST-RUSSIA-CRISIS-POLITICS-SLAVYANSK-REBELS
    May 31, 2014  

    Since the election last weekend, the Ukraine story seems to have slid off many of the front pages here in the U.S. At the border on the eastern part of the country, however, there have been continued clashes throughout the week between rebels and the Ukrainian government. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Sabrina Tavernise, a journalist with the New York Times, about the situation on the ground. Continue reading

  • U.S. defense officials said Thursday that Russia has pulled most of its forces away from the Ukraine border, a withdrawal that the U.S. has been demanding for weeks. They said about seven battalions remained, amounting to a couple of thousand troops. U.S. officials had estimated as many as 40,000 Russian forces had been aligned along the border with a restive eastern Ukraine that has been wracked with violence between government security forces and pro-Russian separatists. Continue reading

  • kerry2
    May 29, 2014  

    Secretary of State John Kerry weighs in on the U.S. response to the crisis in Ukraine, a terror resurgence in North Africa, the long, bloody war in Syria and a Mideast peace process that ground to a halt just a few weeks ago. He joins Gwen Ifill for an extended interview on current foreign policy challenges and why he thinks President Obama doesn’t get sufficient credit for successes. Continue reading

  • newswrwap
    May 29, 2014  

    In our news wrap Thursday, a Ukrainian military helicopter was shot down near Slovyansk. Twelve people, including a general, were killed by a rebel anti-aircraft rocket. Also, the search team for the Malaysian airliner that vanished on March 8 admitted they may have been looking in the wrong spot. They have finished scouring 330 square miles of the Indian Ocean seabed with no sign of the wreckage. Continue reading

  • Watch the full John Kerry interview with Gwen Ifill on Thursday's PBS NewsHour. Photo by NewsHour
    May 29, 2014   BY Gwen Ifill 

    When you have an interview with the Secretary of State, there is almost too much to get to — Syria, Iran, Russia, Ukraine, Nigeria, Sudan, Israel and the Palestinian territories, Edward Snowden. But what John Kerry wanted to talk about when he sat down with Gwen Ifill was Barack Obama -– specifically about why the president is getting a bum rap on foreign policy. Continue reading

  • obama_westpoint3
    May 28, 2014  

    President Obama addressed West Point graduates with a commencement speech that doubled as a defense of his foreign policy and a statement on his view of America’s role abroad. Judy Woodruff examines the president’s remarks with former State Department official Thomas Pickering, former National Security Council staff member Elliott Abrams and Stephen Walt of Harvard University. Continue reading

  • ukraineviolence
    May 27, 2014  

    Deadly fighting in Ukraine’s east escalated as battles between government forces and pro-Russia militants stretched into a second day. Government forces were back in control of the airport in Donetsk after calling in airstrikes and paratroopers and Dozens of bodies piled up at local morgues from region-wide fighting. Chief foreign correspondent Margaret Warner reports from Ukraine. Continue reading

  • ukrainevote2
    May 26, 2014  

    Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner joins Judy Woodruff from Kiev for an update on the latest fighting and chaos in Eastern Ukraine. Warner also discusses the challenges facing the likely future president, Petro Poroshenko, as he lays out plans to both unite the country and strengthen ties with Europe and Russia. Continue reading

  • ukrainevote1b
    May 26, 2014  

    Petro Poroshenko, Ukraine’s presumptive president-elect and billionaire businessman, is not in charge yet, but he has pledged to go after armed separatist fighters and to reunite the badly fractured country. Meanwhile in Donetsk, heavily-armed Pro-Russian militia seized an airport. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports from Kiev on the challenges ahead. Continue reading