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

  • Ukraine accuses Russia of abducting female military pilot

    Ukraine accuses Russia of abducting female military pilot

    Russian authorities on Wednesday charged a captured Ukrainian military pilot with complicity in the deaths last month of two Russian journalists, spurring accusations in Kiev that the female officer was abducted by pro-Russia militants and illegally transferred to Russian custody. A statement from...

  • Ukrainian troops, pro-Russia rebels regroup for fight over Donetsk

    Ukrainian troops, pro-Russia rebels regroup for fight over Donetsk

    Ukraine's new defense minister said Tuesday that peace talks will occur only after the pro-Russia rebels holed up in the eastern cities of Donetsk and Luhansk completely disarm. "There will be no more unilateral cease-fire," Defense Minister Valery Heletey said in a statement posted on the ministry...

  • Ukraine, pro-Russia separatists agree to new peace talks

    Ukraine, pro-Russia separatists agree to new peace talks

    The foreign ministers of Ukraine and Russia backed a new cease-fire plan Wednesday as a Kiev government assault intensified and apparently drove pro-Russia separatists into retreat from their stronghold in the city of Donetsk. The agreement to restart peace talks by Saturday was brokered by the...

  • Ukraine cease-fire ends with little headway in effort to broker peace

    Ukraine cease-fire ends with little headway in effort to broker peace

    A 10-day cease-fire expired late Monday in Ukraine's embattled eastern regions despite last-ditch efforts by the leaders of France and Germany to broker an end to the fighting that has taken more than 400 lives. A statement from Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko posted on his website about two...

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