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A pro-Kyiv Donbass Battalion fighter holds an alleged separatist man in Ilovaisk near Donetsk in eastern Ukraine on August 25.

Ukraine Alleges New Russian Troop Movements Following Minsk Crisis Talks

​Ukraine has leveled new allegations about Russian troop movements in its restive east, one day after President Petro Poroshenko promised to draft a new cease-fire plan following talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin. More

WATCH: Poroshenko, Putin Discuss Peace Proposals For Ukraine

Video Poroshenko, Putin Shake Hands In Minsk

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says he will work on an urgent cease-fire plan aimed at defusing the separatist conflict in the country's east following talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin. More

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (file photo)

Poroshenko, Putin May Meet In Minsk

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is expected to take part in talks with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, at a summit in Belarus’s capital, Minsk, on August 26. More

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrovsaid he "didn't see anything close to what could be considered humiliating" in publicly parading Ukrainian prisoners of wars through the streets of Donetsk over the weekend.

Kyiv Confronts 'Russian' Armor As Moscow Announces New Aid Convoy

Ukraine says border guards have attacked a column of armored vehicles it says entered its territory from Russia, as Moscow announced its intention to send a second aid convoy into the country. More

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Video Ukrainian English-Language TV Launched

A new 24-hour English-language television channel called “Ukraine Today” began satellite and internet broadcasting from Kyiv on August 24 with news stories about developments in Ukraine. More

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On Independence Day, Ukrainian Flag Flies In Unexpected Places

From Sevastopol to the Kremlin, the Ukrainian flag was flying in some unexpected places this Ukrainian Independence Day weekend. More

'Mustang Wanted' Claims He Raised Ukrainian Flag Over Moscow

Ukrainian daredevil "Mustang Wanted" has claimed responsibility for painting the "seven sisters" spire and raising the Ukrainian flag over Moscow, calling it a "fit of sincere patriotic sentiment" and suggested he would hand himself in in exchange for Russia's release of Ukrainian army pilot Nadya Savchenko. More
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Video Russian Soldiers Are In Ukraine

It's a claim authorities in Kyiv have made for months, but in recent days the evidence has become undeniable. Russian soldiers are now being captured -- and perhaps dying -- in Ukraine.

Donetsk POW March: When Is A Parade A War Crime?

The parading of Ukrainian prisoners of war through the streets by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine disgusted many. But does it constitute a violation of international law?

Moscow Skyscraper Stunt Sparks Memes, Suspicion, And Confusion

Ever since a prankster adorned a skyscraper in downtown Moscow in Ukraine's national colors, blue and yellow have been popping up all over the Russian Internet -- raised suspicions over all things yellow and blue in the capital.

Interview: Economist Says Food Ban 'Certainly Against Russian Economic Interests'

Sergei Guriyev, former dean of the prestigious New Economics School in Moscow who left Russia in 2013 amid a crackdown on critics of the Kremlin, discusses Russia's ban on Western food imports and the dangers protectionist policies pose for the country's economic growth.

Five Reasons Why This Weekend Might Be The Start Of The Endgame In Ukraine

Germany's Angela Merkel heads to Kyiv on August 23. And even while doubts remain about the Kremlin's willingness to make a deal, there's reason to hope a resolution to the Ukraine conflict may finally be at hand.

Explainer: Moscow's Food War With West Could Hurt Russia Most

Moscow's ban on food imports isn't just punishing the West for sanctions, it is also punishing Russian consumers with higher prices. We look at how the bans hurt Russians most.

Video U.S. Army Vet Killed Fighting Pro-Russian Separatists In Ukraine

Mark Paslawsky, a U.S. citizen from New Jersey, has been killed while fighting alongside Ukrainian forces battling pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine.

Video Chaos In Kerch: Russia Struggles To Ferry Tourists To Crimea

Moscow says it is eager to get Russian holidaymakers to the recently annexed Crimean peninsula. But the flood of tourists has proven too much for the Kerch ferry crossing, the only link between Crimea and Russia.

Video Russian Rocker Called A 'Traitor' For Performing For IDPs In Ukraine

Russian rock musician Andrei Makarevich performed a concert for displaced children in eastern Ukraine last week. Now Russian lawmakers want to punish him for "treachery."

From The Fringes Toward Mainstream: Russian Nationalist Broadsheet Basks In Ukraine Conflict

The ultra-nationalist newspaper "Zavtra" has been on the margins of Russian political life for decades. But with the Ukraine conflict, it has come out of the shadows and into the spotlight.
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