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  • Diplomacy doesn't move insurgents in Ukraine 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 3:20 pm
  • DONETSK, Ukraine - Pro-Russian insurgents defiantly refused Friday to surrender their weapons or give up government buildings in eastern Ukraine, despite a diplomatic accord reached in Geneva and overtures from the government in Kiev.

  • 57-nation OSCE plays key Ukraine monitoring role 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 2:41 pm
  • VIENNA - A 57-nation organization with a history of mediation but no enforcing powers has been tasked with helping to translate diplomatic progress on easing Ukrainian tensions into reality on the ground.

  • Ukraine OKs intl court, may probe Kiev deaths 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 6:02 pm
  • THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Ukraine has accepted the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court, opening the way for a possible investigation of the violent crackdown by former President Viktor Yanukovych's government on demonstrators, the court announced Thursday.

  • Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions - for now 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:29 pm
  • GENEVA - In a surprise accord, Ukraine and Russia agreed Thursday on tentative steps to halt violence and calm tensions along their shared border after more than a month of Cold War-style military posturing triggered by Moscow's annexation of Crimea.

  • Putin's choice of words shed light on Ukraine 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 2:13 pm
  • MOSCOW - To understand Russian President Vladimir Putin's intentions in Ukraine, it helps to pay close attention to his choice of words and his reading of history. Here is what Putin had to say Thursday in a nationally televised call-in program:

  • Blokhin resigns as Dynamo Kiev coach 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:08 am
  • KIEV, Ukraine - Former Ukraine coach Oleg Blokhin has resigned from his job in charge of Dynamo Kiev following a 2-0 loss to bitter rival Shakhtar Donetsk in the domestic league.

  • US: Russia facing diplomacy or new sanctions 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 4:36 pm
  • GENEVA - A senior U.S. official says high-stakes diplomatic meetings in Geneva on Thursday to try to ease burgeoning violence in eastern Ukraine will mark Kiev's final attempt to engage with Russia before the West hits Moscow with additional economic sanctions.

  • 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.

  • Biden to travel to Ukraine later this month 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 7:16 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Vice President Joe Biden will visit Ukraine later this month to meet with government and citizen leaders.

  • 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.

  • A look at Ukraine's fast-growing Russian gas bill 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 1:08 pm
  • MOSCOW - The amount Russia says it is owed by Ukraine's cash-strapped government for natural gas has ballooned as if by magic - from $1.7 billion at the beginning of April to a staggering $35.4 billion, according to a letter sent by President Vladimir Putin this week to 18 European leaders.

  • Ukraine feels nervous as big powers debate fate 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 5:23 am
  • KIEV, Ukraine - As top diplomats from Russia and the United States have met in Europe's capitals to decide Ukraine's fate in recent weeks, there's been a conspicuous absence: a representative from Ukraine.

  • Russian, Ukrainian clubs cancel football friendly 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 9:08 am
  • MOSCOW - A football friendly between Spartak Moscow and Dynamo Kiev has been called off because of the political tensions between Russia and Ukraine.

  • Ukrainian students in Wyoming watch Crimean crisis 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 4:33 pm
  • POWELL, Wyoming - Events at home occupy the thoughts of three Northwest College students more than usual these days.

  • 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.

  • US, Russia offer differing solutions on Ukraine 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 3:20 am
  • PARIS - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov are advancing far different proposals on how to calm tensions and de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine as Russia continues to mass troops along its border with the former Soviet republic.

  • Conflict with Russia galvanizes Ukraine's identity 
    Updated: Mar-30-14 7:26 am
  • KIEV, Ukraine - He's one of Russia's favorite doctors, the author of books read by parents from Moscow to Siberia. And he lives in eastern Ukraine where the Russian language is dominant and ties to Russia strong.

  • Ukraine finds new hero in besieged base commander 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 4:10 pm
  • KIEV, Ukraine - After Crimeans voted to leave Ukraine and join Russia, a man in a black raincoat turned up at the gate of the Belbek Air Base to demand that Ukrainian forces holed up inside surrender to Russia.

  • Fear grips village divided between Russia, Ukraine 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 2:07 pm
  • VYSELKI, Ukraine - The prospect of Russian troops marching into eastern Ukraine is accomplishing what a national border could not: dividing the villagers of Vyselki.

  • 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.

  • Ukraine to face its 'graft culture' under aid plan 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 1:24 pm
  • KIEV, Ukraine - A hairstyling business closes four salons rather than deal with crooked officials. An independent salesman hustling paint from the trunk of his car faces a $5 million tax penalty. A humble crafts stall gives up after taxes increase ten-fold overnight.

  • Ukraine nationalist antics seen as gift to Russia 
    Updated: Mar-21-14 10:49 am
  • KIEV, Ukraine - When state-owned Ukrainian TV broadcast celebrations of Russia's annexation of Crimea on Moscow's Red Square, a group of nationalist politicians cried betrayal. They burst into the office of the channel's executive, accused him of being a Russian stooge, punched him and forced him to sign a resignation letter.