Five more soldiers have died in Ukraine as another round of peace talks were delayed, Reuters reports.
A top U.S. diplomat on Wednesday warned Russia against deploying nuclear weapons in Crimea and said the United States and its allies would respond if the Kremlin opts to do so.
An average of 13 people are dying each day in the Ukraine conflict despite the existence of a peace agreement, according to the United Nations.
The United States ambassador to Ukraine acknowledged on Monday that some sanctions on Russia could be lifted even if it does not relinquish control of Crimea, a peninsula on Ukrainian territory that international observers say was illegally annexed by the Kremlin in March.
Human rights attorneys who represented the Russian rock band Pussy Riot last May arrive in Washington this week to plead with the United States to aid another female detained by Vladimir Putin’s Russian Federation.
AMARI Estonia/LONDON (Reuters) – NATO warplanes have had to scramble 400 times this year in response to an increase in Russian air activity around Europe not seen since the Cold War, the alliance’s chief said on Thursday.
MOSCOW/KIEV (Reuters) – Moscow and Kiev traded accusations on Thursday of failing to observe a ceasefire agreement and Russia warned a resumption of hostilities against pro-Russian separatists in the east would be catastrophic for Ukraine.
KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian government forces are redeploying in preparation for a possible new offensive by pro-Russian separatists in eastern regions, Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak said on Wednesday.
DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) – Heavy shelling resumed around the pro-Russian separatist stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday, a Reuters witness said.
DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) – East Ukraine’s rebel stronghold Donetsk was pummeled on Sunday by the heaviest shelling in a month, and the OSCE said it spotted an armored column of troops without insignia in rebel territory that Kiev said proved Moscow had sent reinforcements.