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Stories with person: Viktor Yanukovych
  • Ukraine moves against insurgents in the east 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 7:32 pm
  • SLOVYANSK, Ukraine - Russia announced new military exercises Thursday involving ground and air forces near its border with Ukraine, swiftly responding to a Ukrainian operation to drive pro-Russia insurgents out of occupied buildings in the country's tumultuous east.

  • EU, post-Soviet republics meet on partnership plan 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 10:13 am
  • PRAGUE - Amid Ukraine's deepening crisis, the presidents of post-Soviet republics and EU member states gathered Thursday in Prague to save a project to boost their ties.

  • Biden in Ukraine to show support as tensions rise 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 3:17 pm
  • KIEV, Ukraine - Vice President Joe Biden on Monday launched a high-profile visit to demonstrate the U.S. commitment to Ukraine and push for urgent implementation of an international agreement aimed at de-escalating tensions even as violence continues. The United States will decide within "days, not weeks" whether Russia is abiding by the accord, a U.S. diplomat said.

  • Ukraine 2022 Olympic bid on hold but still alive 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 6:58 am
  • LONDON - With the crisis in Ukraine escalating by the day, the prospect of the Winter Olympics going to the former Soviet republic seems hard to imagine. Yet, the western Ukrainian city of Lviv hasn't given up on its bid for the 2022 Games.

  • West slams Russia 'fantasy narrative' on Ukraine 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 8:15 pm
  • UNITED NATIONS - Western countries on the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday slammed what they called Russia's "fantasy narrative" on the crisis in Ukraine after a new report on the human rights situation there.

  • Russian FM: Russia still to meet with Ukraine 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 3:13 am
  • HANOI, Vietnam - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says Russia is still planning to meet with Ukrainian officials at an international conference in Geneva on Thursday.

  • Little sign of progress as Obama, Putin speak 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 11:37 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Speaking for the first time in more than two weeks, President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin showed little sign of agreement on Monday, with the U.S. leader urging pro-Russian forces to de-escalate the situation in eastern Ukraine and Putin denying that Moscow was interfering in the region.

  • Donetsk Republic: Ukraine's one-building autonomy 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 1:32 pm
  • DONETSK, Ukraine - To reach the People's Republic of Donetsk, you need to pass a few club-wielding young men in masks, wind through a narrow corridor of sand-filled sacks and enter a gray office tower standing in the heart of this eastern Ukrainian city.

  • AP Interview: Yanukovych admits mistakes on Crimea 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 4:36 pm
  • ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia - Defensive and at times tearful, Ukraine's ousted president conceded Wednesday that he made a mistake when he invited Russian troops into Crimea and vowed to try to negotiate with Vladimir Putin to get the coveted Black Sea peninsula back.

  • Congress sends Obama bill to aid Ukraine 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 7:35 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Congress sent President Barack Obama a bill on Tuesday to provide $1 billion in loan guarantees to cash-poor Ukraine and punish Russia for its bold annexation of part of the former Soviet republic.

  • Outgunned Ukraine strives for military overhaul 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 2:40 pm
  • KIEV, Ukraine - Tanks headed north into Ukraine this week from Russian-controlled Crimea. Not at the head of an invading army, but on a trainload of military equipment in such poor shape that Moscow had no use for it.

  • House to vote next week on aid to Ukraine 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 11:52 am
  • WASHINGTON - Aid to cash-strapped Ukraine and sanctions on Russia remain on track in Congress, but it will take a few days longer before the legislation gets to President Barack Obama.

  • Ukraine's Tymoshenko to run for president 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 11:13 am
  • KIEV, Ukraine - Yulia Tymoshenko, one of Ukraine's most polarizing political figures, announced Thursday that she will run in the country's May 25 presidential election.

  • Platini 'fed up' with calls to boycott 2018 WCup 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 9:26 am
  • ASTANA, Kazakhstan - UEFA President Michel Platini is fed up with politicians calling for a boycott of the 2018 World Cup in Russia over Moscow's actions toward Ukraine.

  • Crimea besieged by Ukraine control of power, water 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 12:35 pm
  • SIMFEROPOL, Crimea - Within days of Crimea being swallowed up by Russia, the lights began flickering out.