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  • Ceasefire in east Ukraine frays, woman killed by shelling

    September 7, 2014 | 10:52 am

    A woman died and at least four people were wounded when fighting flared again in eastern Ukraine overnight into Sunday, jeopardizing a cease-fire struck less than two days earlier between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists.

    The accord, brokered by envoys...

  • Ukraine threatens rebels with ‘nasty surprise’ in new push

    July 8, 2014 | 10:54 am

    Ukraine's government kept up military pressure against pro-Russian rebels on Tuesday, threatening them with an "nasty surprise," while the militants said they were preparing to fight back after losing their main stronghold.

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, drawing confidence...

  • Ukraine forces attack rebel positions, Putin growls

    July 1, 2014 | 10:32 am

    Ukrainian forces struck at pro-Russian separatist bases in eastern regions with air and artillery strikes on Tuesday after President Petro Poroshenko announced he would not renew a ceasefire but go on the offensive to rid Ukraine of "parasites".

    His decision quickly drew fire...

  • Ukraine’s Poroshenko ends ceasefire, renews operations against rebels

    June 30, 2014 | 3:16 pm

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said he would renew operations against pro-Russian rebels on Tuesday, a statement on his website said, hours after a ceasefire to make way for peace talks with the rebels had expired.

    "We will attack and free our lands. The decision not to...

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  • Ukraine leaders meet security chiefs as ceasefire end nears

    June 30, 2014 | 11:54 am

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called a meeting of his security chiefs on Monday to decide whether to extend a shaky ceasefire in the war against separatists that was due to lapse at 10 p.m. (1500 ET).

    Poroshenko consulted the national security and defense council after...

  • Ukraine sees ‘understanding’ with Russia on peace moves

    June 9, 2014 | 12:00 pm

    Ukraine said on Monday it had reached a "mutual understanding" with Moscow on parts of a plan proposed by President Petro Poroshenko for ending violence in the east of the country.

    It gave no other details after a second day of talks on Poroshenko's proposals for ending conflict...

  • Rebels down Ukraine army plane on eve of Poroshenko’s swearing-in

    June 6, 2014 | 10:55 am

    Pro-Russian separatists shot down a Ukrainian army plane as fighting raged in the eastern town of Slaviansk on Friday, a day before the inauguration of pro-European billionaire businessman Petro Poroshenko as Ukraine's president.

    Slaviansk has been at the heart of a two-month...

  • For Ukrainian Jews, far-right’s electoral defeat is proof that Putin lied

    June 3, 2014 | 9:24 am

    To many of his voters, President-elect Petro Poroshenko represented hope for fixing Ukraine’s ailing economy because of the billionaire candy company founder’s success in business.

    Others believed that Poroshenko, who won 54 percent of the vote in last week’s presidential race,...

  • The reality of Ukraine’s conflict in a Donetsk morgue

    May 27, 2014 | 12:31 pm

    At the Kalinin morgue in Donetsk, where fighting has raged for two days between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists, the bodies were piled so high it was difficult to tell their number.

    The separatists say these were wounded men being transported back to the city in a...

  • Israel respects Ukrainians’ election choice

    May 27, 2014 | 10:20 am

    Israel’s Foreign Ministry said it welcomes the election process that voted in billionaire Petro Poroshenko as Ukraine president.

    Poroshenko, a chocolate mogul, was elected with a clear majority Sunday and will replace the interim government that has ruled the country since its...

  • ‘Chocolate King’ Poroshenko declares victory in Ukraine presidential election

    May 25, 2014 | 11:53 am

    Billionaire Petro Poroshenko claimed Ukraine's presidency on Sunday after exit polls gave him an absolute majority in a first round of voting and, vowing to end a conflict with pro-Russian rebels, he pledged to align his country with Europe.

    Exit polls gave Poroshenko, a...

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