Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said new sanctions against Russia were needed to stabilize the crisis in Ukraine during a Tuesday speech, shortly ahead of the announcement of new sanctions by President Barack Obama.
DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) – On the last day of May, a surface-to-air rocket was signed out of a military base near Moscow where it had been stored for more than 20 years.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States said on Thursday that Russia was firing artillery across the border into Ukraine to target Ukrainian military positions in the conflict against pro-Russian separatists.
KIEV (Reuters) – Pro-Russian rebels shot down two Ukrainian fighter jets on Wednesday, not far from where a Malaysian airliner was brought down last week in eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 passengers on board.
My must read of the day is “Obama Needs Larger Goal Than Securing Ukraine Crash Site,” in the Wall Street Journal.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – One American was among the 298 people killed when a Malaysian Airlines flight was brought down over eastern Ukraine, President Barack Obama said on Friday.