- Russia reinforces military presence in Crimea Updated: Mar-08-14 3:53 pm
- Ailing Tymoshenko may get back operation in Berlin Updated: Mar-08-14 2:58 pm
- Russia, Ukraine feud over sniper carnage Updated: Mar-08-14 2:55 am
- Obama's warnings brushed aside by Russia's Putin Updated: Mar-07-14 9:04 am
- Ukraine oligarchs get key posts in bid for unity Updated: Mar-07-14 8:55 am
- In Crimea, old fears combine with new propaganda Updated: Mar-06-14 3:35 pm
- Interpol: Ukraine wants Yanukovych's arrest Updated: Mar-06-14 2:31 pm
- Obama says Crimea separation vote would break law Updated: Mar-06-14 1:45 pm
- EU sanctions target Yanukovych, closest aides Updated: Mar-05-14 11:19 pm
- EU ready to provide Ukraine aid worth $15 billion Updated: Mar-05-14 5:54 pm
- Tymoshenko says West must stop Russian aggression Updated: Mar-05-14 4:34 pm
- Analysts: Russia unlikely to pull back in Crimea Updated: Mar-05-14 11:52 am
- In Kiev, Kerry visits protest sites, promises aid Updated: Mar-04-14 8:02 pm
- Defiant Putin drops cool demeanor in Ukraine talk Updated: Mar-04-14 5:17 pm
- Economic battle over Ukraine heats up Updated: Mar-04-14 1:34 pm
- Correction: Ukraine-Protests-Timeline story Updated: Mar-04-14 5:16 am
- US, Europeans try to rally Western front vs Russia Updated: Mar-03-14 11:16 pm
- Russia says Yanukovych requested troops in Crimea Updated: Mar-03-14 10:01 pm
- Invasion of Ukraine isn't Putin's only option Updated: Mar-03-14 5:23 pm
- A look at Russian, Ukrainian militaries Updated: Mar-03-14 4:05 pm
- Thousands march in pro-invasion rally in Moscow Updated: Mar-02-14 3:32 pm
- AP PHOTOS: Days of turmoil in Ukraine Updated: Mar-01-14 11:37 pm
- Canada pulls ambassador from Moscow over Ukraine Updated: Mar-01-14 10:17 pm
- Analysis: Limited US, European options in Ukraine Updated: Mar-01-14 5:44 pm
- How Crimea differs from the rest of Ukraine Updated: Mar-01-14 11:28 am
SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine - Dozens of military trucks transporting heavily armed soldiers rumbled over Crimea's rutted roads Saturday as Russia reinforced its armed presence on the disputed peninsula in the Black Sea. Moscow's foreign minister ruled out any dialogue with Ukraine's new authorities, whom he dismissed as the puppets of extremists.
BERLIN - Yulia Tymoshenko, Ukraine's former prime minister, has begun medical treatment at Berlin's Charite hospital, but the doctors caring for her said Saturday it's too soon to say how long the treatment will take and what lasting damage the 53-year-old might have from three slipped discs she suffered while in prison.
KIEV, Ukraine - One of the biggest mysteries hanging over the protest mayhem that drove Ukraine's president from power: Who was behind the snipers who sowed death and terror in Kiev?
WASHINGTON - One by one, President Barack Obama's warnings to Russia are being brushed aside by President Vladimir Putin, who appears to only be speeding up efforts to formally stake his claim to Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula.
KIEV, Ukraine - In a surprising move after Russia flexed its military might in the Crimean Peninsula, Ukraine's new leadership has reached out to oligarchs for help - appointing them as governors in eastern regions where loyalties to Moscow are strong.
SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine - Sometimes, the old actor remembers the war far too clearly. Though he was only a small child, he can tell you about the explosions, and the Nazi soldiers patrolling the streets. He can list the friends and relatives who didn't survive. He punctuates his stories with angry imitations of machine-gun fire: "TAT-TAT-TAT-TAT-TAT." The last thing he wants is for war to return to Crimea.
PARIS - Interpol is studying a request by Ukrainian authorities to issue an alert for the arrest of President Viktor Yanukovych for abuse of power and murder, the international police organization said Thursday.
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama declared on Thursday that a referendum in 10 days on the future of a Ukraine's Crimea peninsula would violate international law. The United States also moved to impose visa restrictions and financial sanctions on Russians and Ukrainians for the moves Moscow already has made into Crimea.
BRUSSELS - The European Union says the asset freezes it has imposed against 18 people held responsible for embezzling state funds in Ukraine include the country's ousted President Viktor Yanukovych.
BRUSSELS - The European Union is ready to give Ukraine 11 billion euros ($15 billion) in loans and grants over the coming years to help stabilize its economy, the head of the bloc's executive arm said Wednesday.
KIEV, Ukraine - Yulia Tymoshenko, Ukraine's former prime minister, urged the West on Wednesday to ramp up pressure on Russia to force it to withdraw troops from Crimea.
WASHINGTON - Russia is unlikely to pull back its military forces in Ukraine's Crimean peninsula, analysts and former Obama administration officials say, forcing the United States and Europe into a more limited strategy of trying to prevent President Vladimir Putin from making advances elsewhere in the former Soviet republic.
KIEV, Ukraine - In a somber show of U.S. support for Ukraine's new leadership, Secretary of State John Kerry walked the streets Tuesday where more than 80 anti-government protesters were killed last month, and promised beseeching crowds that American aid is on the way.
MOSCOW - In some ways, the venue Vladimir Putin chose and the emotional lecture he gave the world about Russia's actions in Ukraine said it all.
KIEV, Ukraine - The battle over Ukraine's future is also economic: on Tuesday, Russia cranked up the pressure by saying it would end discounts on its natural gas supplies, while the U.S. and European Union offered quick-fix aid to the beleaguered government.
In a story Feb. 28 giving a timeline of events in Ukraine, The Associated Press reported erroneously that scores of people were killed on Feb. 18. The figure should have been at least 26.
WASHINGTON - The U.S and major allies strained on Monday to rally a strong Western front to persuade Russia to step back from a military takeover of Ukraine's strategic Crimea region. But several acknowledged there are few options beyond already-threatened economic and diplomatic penalties, and critics said administration efforts were too little, too late after years of pressing for friendlier relations with Moscow.
UNITED NATIONS - Ukraine's fugitive president requested Russian soldiers in the strategic Crimea region "to establish legitimacy, peace, law and order," Russia's U.N. ambassador said Monday, contradicting the president's own comments last week, while Ukraine's ambassador said 16,000 troops are now deployed there.
MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin knows there is little the West can do to get him to reverse his mobilization in Crimea, or to stop him from sending additional troops into other parts of Ukraine. But trade sanctions against Russia could be painful, and there are ways for him to get what he wants - keeping Ukraine from slipping out of his grasp - without ratcheting up the military pressure.
MOSCOW - Russia has effectively seized control of Ukraine's strategic Crimean peninsula without firing a shot, but many in Ukraine and elsewhere fear the Kremlin might follow up by sending troops into Russian-speaking regions of eastern Ukraine. Such a move could trigger open hostilities between the Russian and Ukrainian militaries. Here's a look at the two forces:
MOSCOW - Thousands marched freely through Moscow on Sunday in support of Russia using military force in neighboring Ukraine, while at an anti-invasion protest nearby dozens were detained.
Ignoring President Barack Obama's warning that "there will be costs" if Moscow intervenes militarily in Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin has sharply raised the stakes in the conflict over Ukraine's future, evoking memories of Cold War brinkmanship. The latest moves follow months of pro-democracy protests against the now-fugitive president, Viktor Yanukovych, and his decision to turn Ukraine toward Russia, its longtime patron, instead of the European Union.
OTTAWA - Canada says it is pulling its ambassador from Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine.
WASHINGTON - Despite blunt warnings about costs and consequences, President Barack Obama and European leaders have limited options for retaliating against Russia's military intervention in Ukraine, the former Soviet republic now at the center of an emerging conflict between East and West.
The Crimean peninsula, the main flashpoint in Ukraine's crisis, is a pro-Russia part of Ukraine separated from the rest of the country geographically, historically and politically. It also hosts Russia's Black Sea Fleet. Ukraine has accused Russia of invading it. Here's some key information about the region: