U.S. to Send More Non-Lethal Aid to Ukraine

Pro-Russian rebels observe the area at a front line outside the village of Molochnoye, north-east from Donetsk

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is preparing to send additional non-lethal aid to Ukraine, including unarmed drones and Humvee vehicles, a U.S. defense official said on Wednesday.

U.S. Slaps Sanctions on Ukrainian Rebels, Russian Bank

Pro-Russian rebels talk on their position on a front line outside the village of Molochnoye, north-east from Donetsk, March 8

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Tuesday placed sanctions on eight Ukrainian separatists and a Russian bank, warning that recent attacks by rebels armed by Russia violated a European-brokered ceasefire in the war-torn country.

Russia Says Has Right to Deploy Nuclear Weapons in Crimea

Russian army's armoured vehicles are seen on a road in Kamensk-Shakhtinsky, Rostov region, near the border with Ukraine, August 23, 2014

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia has the right to deploy nuclear arms in the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea, which Moscow annexed from Ukraine last year, a Foreign Ministry official said on Wednesday, adding he knew of no plans to do so.

More Russian Tanks, Equipment Cross Ukraine Border

A truck passes by a pro-Russian rebel's tank with a gas mask placed on it's barrel in the village of Molochnoye, north-east from Donetsk

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Russian tanks and heavy military equipment have crossed the Ukrainian border in the last few days in breach of a European-brokered ceasefire agreed on Feb. 12, a senior U.S. State Department official said on Tuesday.