Ukraine

  • August 14, 2016  

    Russia said Friday that the country would break diplomatic ties with Ukraine over what it says were recent attempts to sabotage infrastructure in Crimea, a Ukrainian peninsula annexed by Russia two year ago. Last week, Ukraine put its army on combat alert after Russian troops reportedly amassed in Crimea. Washington Post reporter Andrew Roth joins William Brangham from Moscow. Continue reading

  • August 3, 2016  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.) lost the GOP primary on Tuesday. During his three terms, he repeatedly conflicted with party leaders, a pattern that cost him his seat on the House Agricultural Committee. Also, President Obama commuted 214 prison sentences, mostly for nonviolent drug offenders. In total, he’s pardoned more prisoners than the last nine presidents combined. Continue reading

  • August 2, 2016  

    In our new series, we go beyond the headlines to take a closer look at the presidential candidates. On Sunday’s “This Week,” Donald Trump asserted that Russian President Vladimir Putin would not go into Ukraine — but Russia is already there. Lisa Desjardins reviews the recent history of Russia’s relationship with Ukraine and analyzes Trump’s previous statements on the subject. Continue reading

  • August 1, 2016  

    How will Donald Trump’s recent criticism of Khizr and Ghazala Khan’s speech and his comments on Russia and Ukraine affect his campaign? And as both candidates go after Rust Belt voters, whose strategy will prevail? Gwen Ifill talks with Tamara Keith of NPR and Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report. Continue reading

  • July 11, 2016  

    Russia’s game-changing moves in the Ukraine and new aggressive posture against NATO were the focus of a NewsHour series last week looking at the fault lines between Moscow and the West. Over the weekend, President Barack Obama and other leaders of the alliance met in Poland. John Yang learns more from former State Department official Esther Brimmer.
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  • July 7, 2016  

    Estonia is one of the smallest countries in NATO, and one of its most committed members. And it needs that alliance now more than ever. After 25 years of independence, Estonians have watched in horror as Russian soldiers helped destabilize Eastern Ukraine, fearing their country will be next. Special correspondent Nick Schifrin reports in partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. Continue reading

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    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday pledged sustained American support to Ukraine and offered assurances that the United States stands by the former Soviet republic in its territorial disputes with Russia. Continue reading

  • July 6, 2016  

    Ukraine is waging two wars: one against Russian-backed separatists in the East and one against its own internal corruption. Special correspondent Nick Schifrin, in partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, begins his report in Odessa, where there have been efforts to clean up a police force with ties to the mafia. Continue reading

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    TBILISI, Georgia — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is visiting Georgia and Ukraine to reassure the former Soviet republics of America’s commitment to their security amid unease over Russia’s intentions. Continue reading

  • July 5, 2016  

    In Eastern Ukraine, there’s supposed to be a cease-fire, but the fighting starts again every night. For two years, soldiers for the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic — with the backing of Russia — have fought the Ukrainian government to gain autonomy. Special correspondent Nick Schifrin reports from the front lines, in partnership with the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting. Continue reading