• News Wrap: Ukraine closes border to Russian men

    News Wrap: Ukraine closes border to Russian men

    Nov 30, 2018 06:45 PM EST

    Friday in our news wrap, Ukraine escalated its standoff with Russia. President Petro Poroshenko closed the border to all Russian men ages 16 to 60, saying he wants to prevent fighters from joining rebels in the eastern part of Ukraine. Also, in Brussels, hundreds of people rallied to protest rising fuel prices and high taxes....

  • Ukraine blocks entry of most Russian men as tension mounts between nations

    Ukraine blocks entry of most Russian men as tension mounts between nations

    Nov 30, 2018 10:00 AM EST

    ... the spiritual center of Ukraine, is under the jurisdiction of the Russian Orthodox Church.Ukrainian authorities have sought to portray the Russian Orthodox clerics in Ukraine as supporting Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine. Ukraine's president announced Thursday night that the Constantinople patriarchy has approved a decree granting the ...

  • Ukraine urges NATO to deploy ships amid standoff with Russia

    Ukraine urges NATO to deploy ships amid standoff with Russia

    Nov 29, 2018 09:50 AM EST

    Ukraine and Russia have been in a tug-of-war since Moscow's annexation of the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine in 2014. Russia has also supported separatists in Ukraine's east with clandestine dispatches of troops and weapons. The fighting there has killed at least 10,000 people since 2014 ...

  • Trump says Putin meeting may be called off over 'aggression' against Ukraine

    Trump says Putin meeting may be called off over 'aggression' against Ukraine

    Nov 27, 2018 06:34 PM EST

    ... I don't want that aggression at all." The comments were Trump's strongest to date in condemnation of Russia's recent actions in Eastern Ukraine, where tensions are flaring. On Monday, Trump did not explicitly criticize Russia's behavior, leaving it to U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley to speak ...

  • Kremlin warns of possible conflict flare-up in eastern Ukraine after seizing ships

    Kremlin warns of possible conflict flare-up in eastern Ukraine after seizing ships

    Nov 27, 2018 12:21 PM EST

    ... concern" about what the martial law in Ukraine might entail. Meanwhile, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said Tuesday that Berlin has "called on Russia and Ukraine to show the greatest possible restraint" and suggested that Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine could work together to resolve the tensions.Russian Foreign Minister ...

  • Ukraine demands Russia release vessels as tensions build

    Ukraine demands Russia release vessels as tensions build

    Nov 26, 2018 11:31 AM EST

    ... benefits from the situation, expecting the U.S. and Europe to blindly take the provocateurs' side." He urged the West to "calm down those in Ukraine who are trying to unleash a military hysteria to get political gains in connection with the planned elections" — a reference to Ukraine's presidential ...

  • News Wrap: Russian-backed separatist leader killed in Eastern Ukraine explosion

    News Wrap: Russian-backed separatist leader killed in Eastern Ukraine explosion

    Aug 31, 2018 06:40 PM EST

    In our news wrap Friday, Russia accused Ukraine of assassinating Alexander Zakharchenko to destabilize the region. Kiev denied the charge. Also, there's word that Russian intelligence bragged in 2016 that it had then-candidate Donald Trump "over a barrel." The Associated Press reports Justice Department official Bruce Ohr related that to Congress this week.

  • Ukraine: Reporter's fake murder involved pig's blood, morgue

    Ukraine: Reporter's fake murder involved pig's blood, morgue

    May 31, 2018 12:20 PM EST

    KIEV, Ukraine — The Russian journalist who worked with Ukrainian authorities to fake his own death said Thursday that the elaborately staged murder including getting smeared in pig's blood and taken to the morgue. Arkady Babchenko detailed the deception to fellow reporters for the first time since Ukrainian authorities revealed ...

  • In the crossfire of Ukraine-Russia conflict, an industrial plant fights to survive

    In the crossfire of Ukraine-Russia conflict, an industrial plant fights to survive

    Apr 01, 2018 04:21 PM EST

    A conflict between Ukraine and Russia since 2014 has killed more than 10,000 people, displaced 2 million and put businesses on the border, like the Metinvest plant in Eastern Ukraine, in the crossfire. Metinvest is the largest plant in Europe turning coal into a fuel to produce steel and ...

  • School children are targets in the war in Eastern Ukraine

    School children are targets in the war in Eastern Ukraine

    Feb 27, 2018 06:15 PM EST

    ... Judy Woodruff: The war between Ukraine and Russian-backed separatists is entering its fifth year. Since it began, more than 3,000 civilians have been killed, and 1.7 million have been displaced. To see how the conflict affects children living along the front line, special correspondent and videographer ...

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