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The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17

A Malaysia Airlines jet carrying 298 people was shot out of the sky over eastern Ukraine on Thursday.

  • Ukraine says Russia shot down military plane; Moscow attacks sanctions

    Ukraine says Russia shot down military plane; Moscow attacks sanctions

    A Ukrainian official on Thursday accused Russian forces of shooting down one of his nation’s warplanes the day before near their shared border, raising tensions between the two nations as Ukrainian troops continued their campaign against pro-Russia insurgents. The accusation came amid strong criticism...

  • Ukraine says downed plane probably hit by missile fired from Russia

    Ukraine says downed plane probably hit by missile fired from Russia

    Ukraine's defense minister confirmed Monday that an AN-26 transport plane had been downed near the separatist stronghold of Luhansk on the Russian border and said the missile that hit it must have been fired from Russian territory. "Defense Minister Valeriy Heletei reported to Ukrainian President...

  • From foes to brothers in arms: Ukraine police and protesters unite

    From foes to brothers in arms: Ukraine police and protesters unite

    "Run for cover, everybody; get the hell out of here, on the double!" the leader of the commando unit shouted over his shoulder to the men behind him, his voice echoing eerily in the pitch-black basement. "It is a booby-trap. Watch your step for more wires as you go!" Panting, swearing, stumbling,...

  • In eastern Ukraine, separatist rocket attacks, bus ambush kill 30

    In eastern Ukraine, separatist rocket attacks, bus ambush kill 30

    Separatist gunmen attacked a Ukrainian military base with Russian-made Grad rockets, killing 19 troops and boosting the overnight death toll to about 30 in the latest flare-up of fighting in eastern Ukraine, Russian media and Ukrainian officials said Friday. It was the deadliest day for the Kiev...

  • Ukrainian troops repel militant attack on Donetsk airport, reports say

    Ukrainian troops repel militant attack on Donetsk airport, reports say

    Fighting broke out again late Thursday between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russia rebels around the international airport in Donetsk, Russian and Ukrainian media reported. Since losing several strongholds to resurgent government forces last week, separatist rebels have renewed their attacks on Ukraine's...

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